Seahawks History: Krieg Lucky to be a Top-3 Much Less in the Ring of Honor

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Let me start by apologizing for my time between posts, but outside the renaming of the renamed stadium nothing has really been happening. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the 3 greatest wide receivers in Seahawks history. I would like to continue along that same train of thought but with quarterbacks this time. I will divide this up into 3 posts as it may end up being a little long if I run the whole thing at once. So here goes starting with number 3.

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  • JimKelly

    I have to disagree with you on Dave Krieg. He is Ring of Honor worthy because of the good he did for the Seahawks.

    The big knock against Kreig were his turnovers, and that’s a huge knock.

    Drew Bledsoe and Krieg were similar, statistically speaking. Kreig did play for four more years, but he was a back up/fill-in starter for seven years. Whereas Bledsoe only had one year as a back up. Bledsoe also attempted over 1400 more passes then Krieg. Even with fewer pass attempts, Krieg had more touchdown passes, fewer interceptions, and a higher yards per attempt (7.2 to 6.6) than Bledsoe.

    Even though Kreig and Bledsoe are similar in many ways statistically , both played in different “eras.” Krieg was a transition qb from the dead ball era to today’s qb. Bledsoe was a qb of today in every sense of the definition. In the late 80′s Krieg had a qb rating of 86, and it was the FOURTH best of all-time. That has changed with the ways that teams pass now. Where that rating is now low, it was high until the early 90′s.

    I think that Sammy compared those qbs to Krieg because Pro Football Reference compared them (http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/K/KrieDa00.htm).

    I might disagree with your opinion, but I’m glad that you stated it.

  • JimKelly

    I have to disagree with you on Dave Krieg. He is Ring of Honor worthy because of the good he did for the Seahawks.

    The big knock against Kreig were his turnovers, and that’s a huge knock.

    Drew Bledsoe and Krieg were similar, statistically speaking. Kreig did play for four more years, but he was a back up/fill-in starter for seven years. Whereas Bledsoe only had one year as a back up. Bledsoe also attempted over 1400 more passes then Krieg. Even with fewer pass attempts, Krieg had more touchdown passes, fewer interceptions, and a higher yards per attempt (7.2 to 6.6) than Bledsoe.

    Even though Kreig and Bledsoe are similar in many ways statistically , both played in different “eras.” Krieg was a transition qb from the dead ball era to today’s qb. Bledsoe was a qb of today in every sense of the definition. In the late 80′s Krieg had a qb rating of 86, and it was the FOURTH best of all-time. That has changed with the ways that teams pass now. Where that rating is now low, it was high until the early 90′s.

    I think that Sammy compared those qbs to Krieg because Pro Football Reference compared them (http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/K/KrieDa00.htm).

    I might disagree with your opinion, but I’m glad that you stated it.

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