Seahawks 1995 group - Joey Galloway and Brian Blades
My personal favorites. Speedy Joey Galloway and consistent Brian Blades are the only other pair of receivers in Seahawks history to record 1,000 receiving yards each in the same season. The pair accomplished this feat in 1995. Galloway turned in 67 catches, 1039 receiving yards, and 7 touchdowns. Blades had 77 catches, 1001 receiving yards, and 4 touchdowns.
Their numbers were even more impressive considering Rick Mirer was their quarterback. No slam on Mirer (like most Seahawks' fans I wanted him to be great), but he is considered by many to be an NFL bust. To put their receiving numbers into perspective, Rick Mirer threw for 2,564 yards, and 13 touchdowns. Pretty much all of his passes and passing yards went to these two.
The 1995 Seahawks finished the season 8-8 and missed the playoffs. Despite having two 1,000 yard receivers, one of running back Chris Warren's finest rushing seasons (1,346 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, 35 receptions, 247 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown), and the greatest defensive lineman to ever play in Seattle (Cortez Kennedy), they still were only a .500 team. Imagine what this team could have done with competent play at quarterback. The next time you see a fan rocking their number 3 Mirer jersey at a game, be sure to remind them of what I just shared with you.
These guys were not only my favorite players to watch as a kid, they were also my favorite video game players. I grew up beating my buddies with these units on Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Edition. If you remember Galloway's name was not featured, he was WR 84 SEAHAWKS. Super fun game to play, in spite of having Rick Mirer as quarterback.