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Wednesday, 22nd November @ 10:40

It is possible, maybe even probable,that the Seattle Seahawks'famed Legion of Boom secondary has played its final defensive snap together.When viewers tune in to see the Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football,they will see only free safety Earl Thomas remaining from the secondary that has driven much of Seattle's historic success on defense during the Pete Carroll era.

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Left cornerback Richard Sherman is beginning an arduous rehab from a torn Achilles tendon and will be 30 years old heading into the final year of his contract.Strong safety Kam Chancellor, who will turn 30 four days after Sherman does, has missed 11 of the Seahawks'past 50 http://www.officialjaguarsnflproshop.com/YOUTH+PATRICK+OMAMEH+JERSEY games and could miss the final seven this season if his neck injury is as ominous as reports suggest.

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Chancellor was so unusually large for a safety that some thought he Jonas Siegenthaler Jersey was a man without a position in a traditional defense. He was the same height and weight as Aaron Rouse,a safety Green Bay had selected in 2007,when Schneider was with the Packers.
There was discussion in the Womens Tyler Thornburg Jersey Seahawks'draft room over whether Chancellor would struggle in space the way Rouse and other longer-levered safeties had struggled,even though Chancellor had shown enough body control to ultimately Jalen Richard Womens Jersey temper those concerns.
"I thought Kam was going to be a linebacker," said former Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan, who was a Seahawks Jaylen Brown Jersey personnel evaluator from 2000 to 2004 and 2010 to 2013. "He was that big, but Johnny [Schneider] and Pete saw it. The thing that is cool about it is, it's not just the player part, but the person you are getting. Kam didn't test off the charts, he wasn't a pretty guy, wasn't the most athletic, but just a football player through and through, which ended up being the case with all three of them."
Sherman was a former receiver under Jim Harbaugh at Stanford who became one of the great http://www.authenticramsofficialshop.com/Nike-Josh-Reynolds-Jersey.html draft steals in the http://www.officialarizonacoyotes.com/Adidas-Oliver-Ekman-Larsson-Jersey fifth round a year after Thomas and Chancellor came to Seattle. Carroll, familiar with Sherman from their shared time in the old Pac-10 Conference, called Sherman "unique and special" on draft day. He reiterated the team's commitment to selecting players with unusual traits, especially length.
Sherman, taller than most cornerbacks at 6-foot-2, was the 24th of 37 corners drafted in 2011. This was before there were Carroll disciples such as Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn, Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator http://www.redskinsofficialonlineshop.com/Sua_Cravens_Jersey_Cheap Gus Bradley, Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh targeting similar corners for other teams.That is why Seattle wasn't especially worried about another team scooping up Sherman earlier.
It seems improbable now, but I remember the Seahawks being at least as excited about Appalachian State safety Mark LeGree, whom they selected two spots after taking Sherman and who never played in an NFL game. That's how unpredictable these decisions can be on draft day.
It's easy to forget the Mark LeGrees of past drafts. It's also easy to forget that another corner Seattle selected that year, sixth-rounder Byron Maxwell, was ahead of Sherman on the depth chart in camp and might have gotten a shot at starting ahead of Sherman had he avoided injuries at the time. There was no holding back Sherman ultimately, but he plausibly could have landed on another team, in a different scheme, and never found the same opportunities.

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