5 biggest trash talkers in Seattle Seahawks history
By Lee Vowell
Number 4: Short-time Seahawks DT John Randle
OK, I am stealing Randle a bit. He will be remembered by most NFL fans as a Minnesota Viking. Still, Randle played for two teams in his NFL career: The Vikings and the Seahawks. In fact, Randle played 43 games for Seattle and had 23.5 sacks and made a Pro Bowl. Due to that, I feel OK claiming him as a Seahawk a bit.
But Randle is one of the all-time masters of trash talk. I am sure he could hold seminars on how to do it. He certainly has been interviewed enough on what he said, how he said it, when he said it and so on. And Randle’s style of play didn’t stop once he got to Seattle.
For Randle, however, trash-talking wasn’t about disrespect for the person in the uniform, just an attempt to upset the player himself and to disrupt an opposing player’s focus on the game. Once the game ended, so did the trash talk for Randle. He was never an issue off the field and wasn’t dirty on the field. Randle just liked to try to get inside the opponent’s head by talking smack to him.
Randle was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. He finished his career with 137.5 sacks and was a six-time All-Pro as voted by the Associated Press.