Seahawks Legion of Boom Garners Decent Grade for Added Depth This Offseason
By Josh Davis
Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerbackWalter Thurmond
before Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 43-8. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
- CB Brandon Browner – Signed with New England Patriots
Browner was an important part of the old Legion, but he was suspended early in the 2o13 season and it didn’t seem to slow the Hawks down at all. His specialty was physical play, but Pete Carroll and the Hawks had planned too far ahead for his sudden loss to affect the defense. Byron Maxwell makes this loss almost completely insignificant, except to open up an extra spot in the two-deeps of the secondary.
Loss Importance Grade: F
- CB Walter Thurmond – Signed with New York Giants
Thurmond’s impact was finally beginning to live up to his potential as a healthy nickel corner in the Northwest, but just about that time his contract expired and the Hawks had no money to try and retain him. His loss is fairly significant as a slot-cover corner but far from irreplaceable.
Loss Importance Grade: B-