You gotta love these Seahawks
Whilst the kickers and the kick returners do receive some recognition for their work, the other special teamers receive little recognition for putting their bodies on the line and making life easier for the star players.
Just watch a game on TV and you will see a punt made a short return due to a great tackle being made, only for the camera to immediately switch to Russell Wilson jogging on the field and no attention given to the unsung hero that just made that vital tackle.
Let me try and give these guys some love and look at who might warrant further appreciation in the 2021 season. To do so I will look at them in order of how many snaps they played on special teams in 2020.
Cody Barton led the Seahawks special teamer in snaps played with 321. Barton was in the top ten tacklers in the Pac-12 in each of his four years at Utah and has continued to be a ferocious tackler on special teams for the Seahawks making him an integral part of the special teams unit.
Nick Bellore is going to get paid $4.5 million by the Seahawks over the next two seasons, but his name barely gets a mention throughout the season.
He made the Pro Bowl last season as purely a special teams player, which shows you how good he was. He played 293 snaps on special teams in 2020 and was the undoubted special teams leader for the Seahawks.