Who was the Seattle Seahawks MVP?

Published on January 21, 2011 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

Obviously, the Hawks were the only team to make it to the playoffs’ second week without having a player voted as a Pro Bowl representative. They won their division, but were also the only team in the division without getting someone voted in. Hard to debate the issue, too.

It made me start wondering who on this team had the best season, and how many really had what could be considered career years. Who, in fact, would be the team’s MVP? Interested in your take on the matter.

Skilled guys are generally the ones who get such honors. Who on this team? Hasselbeck had his lowest passer rating since his first year here. Marshawn Lynch came late and finished with modest stats. Receiver Mike Williams had 65 catches, but 32 came in three games. Linemen? Nope. Leon Washington contributed three huge kickoff return touchdowns, but two were in one game, and his numbers declined as teams focused on him more.

On defense? Chris Clemons had 11 regular-season sacks, started all 16 games. That was a consistently strong effort. The sacks ranked him 10th in the NFL. Rookie Earl Thomas had five interceptions, but four were in the first six games. I would have said in the first half of the season that defensive end Red Bryant was the MVP, and his value was emphasized by how the run-stop ratings plummeted when he was lost with his knee injury.

Linebacker David Hawthorne led the team in tackles for the second consecutive year, played all 16 games, and was versatile enough to move over to the middle and run the defense if Lofa went out. He seemed to be a very important stabilizing force on the defense.

In my mind, I’m tempted to say Hawthorne by a (broken) nose over Clemons. I could be swayed if you nominate the real-estate agent who handled the paperwork of all those who moved in and out during the season, or the clerical assistant who kept track of the 284 player transactions.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

140506udfa600

The Seahawks have been very good to rookie free agents

Despite having one of the best and deepest rosters in the NFL, the Seahawks have become a good ...
140505donald600

Where does Aaron Donald fit in first round of NFL Draft?

Aaron Donald did all the right things at the University of Pittsburgh, but the undersized defensive tackle needs ...
Untitled

Golden Tate Cheating With Russell Wilson’s Wife?

Some of you will read this post and say no way, but yes it's true and i have ...
140501clowney600

Mike Mayock can see Seahawks trading down in first round of NFL Draft

The Seahawks hold the last pick in the first round of next week’s NFL Draft, and analyst Mike ...
140502suafilo600

Do Seahawks have designs on building blocks in NFL Draft?

The Seahawks could go in just about any direction with the 32nd pick in the first round of ...
kveTl.AuSt.5

Family tragedies fuel Seahawks running back Robert Turbin

Sitting alone with both elbows on the table and hands folded, Robert Turbin waited. The Seattle Seahawks’ backup running ...
140430schneider600

This NFL draft is very different, but John Schneider’s approach isn’t

John Schneider has been involved in the NFL Draft for two decades and admits that he even dreamed ...
1c4jGw.AuSt.5

Earl Thomas reaches long-term extension with Seahawks

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first reported Thomas’ extension. The extension will make Thomas the highest-paid safety in ...

Shop for Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champs Merchandise at NFLShop.com

Shop for Conference Champs and Super Bowl XLVIII Match Up Merchandise at NFLShop.com

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz