3 Seahawks in top 31 safeties ever and other Wednesday notes
By Lee Vowell
Gil Brandt of NFL.com made a new list. This is the time of year for lists, right? And three Seahawks made his top 31 safeties ever.
There are simply no shortage of lists this time of year for NFL followers. The Seahawks usually have players involved in these things. In Gil Brandt’s latest listing, he named three Seahawks to his best 31 safeties of all-time. Number seven is Kenny Easley, recently inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. At number 19 is Earl Thomas, followed by Kam Chancellor at number 23. This means, of course, that the current Seahawks start two of the top 23 safeties ever. At least, according to Brandt.
Other current players on the list are Eric Berry (number nine) and Eric Weddle (number 29). Steven Terrell did not make the list, not surprisingly.
All this said, writers are trying to find any avenue for readers to read their stuff this time of year. Lists are a great way to do this. In fact, you can read my list of 31 greatest cheeses at a site near you somewhere soon (this is a lie). Gruyere is amazing (this is true)!
Kenny Easley still rocks!
Speaking of Easley, he will be presented by his high school coach, Tommy Rhodes, at the NFL induction ceremonies August 5th in Canton, Ohio. This was actually announced back in February. But it is July, and it is a slow NFL news month until training camp starts. I am acting like this is breaking news because I have to fill a page with words.
Finally some links!
Our pals at Field Gulls (and writer Kenneth Arthur) have a cool article on Michael Bennett thinking a certain San Francisco 49er could be a Defensive Player of the Year.
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Michael-Shawn Dugar of Seattle PI writes that the Seahawks have a lot of Pro Bowl talent. He wonders who in the new draft classes will join them. (Dugar will actually be a guest on our podcast next week. He’s worth listening to.)
Also, and no link here, just 67 days until the Seahawks’ season starts! Go Hawks!