This part of the offseason is incredibly long. To help us get through it, a few of us from 12thMR decided to have a little contest.
4 of us are taking turns on twitter drafting the greatest Seahawks of all time. The goal is for each of us to try and create the best team possible. Here’s the basic rules:
- Serpentine draft order (order reverses after every round)
- We’re only picking starters, so no stashing players on the bench to keep them from another team.
- We’re drafting players during their “Seahawks years.” So that means that for players like Jerry Rice, John Randle or Warren Moon, we’re talking about the “old” version of them, not the “in their prime” version.
- For players who were with the Seahawks for most or all of their careers, we’re selecting them for their best years in a Seattle uniform. So we’re talking about the 2004-2005 Shaun Alexander, not the later version who could be tackled by a slight breeze.
We’re only through 5 rounds so far, but the results have been very interesting.
My team is shaping up to be mostly players from the 80′s so far: Steve Largent, Jacob Greene, Joe Nash, John L. Williams, etc. That hasn’t been intentional, but that’s what’s been happening.
Hanley, on the other hand, appears to be rebuilding the Super Bowl team from 2005. He already has 3 members of that offensive line to go with Shaun Alexander running the ball. I wonder if he’s going to try and take the rest of the that team as well, even Jeremy Stevens.
I’m also picking a team of the anti-greatest ever players: Dan McGwire, Aaron Curry, Brian Bozworth, etc. So far this has been harder than I expected. So many bad players to choose from; it tough to make sure I’m getting the worst of them.
If you want to follow along on twitter, we’re using the #GSoAT hashtag. (That’s Greatest Seahawks of All Time, in case you didn’t figure that out on your own.) Also, be sure to follow @hbonynge @Asthmagirl @BigHeadDave12 and @12thManMyers, which you should be doing anyways!
For those of you who aren’t on twitter (you really should be!), you can follow along using the widget below. You wont be able to give us crap for our picks, but at least you can see how things are unfolding.