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The Legion of Boom had become synonymous with the

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Post Date: 07/08/19 @ 2:27AM Topic: The Legion of Boom had become synonymous with the

Seattle Seahawks [url=]Quinton Jefferson Color Rush Jersey[/url] , and the names of the members of the LoB were known by fans across the country. From the group’s formation in the early years of..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteField Gullsa Seattle Seahawks communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsSeahawksOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections VideosCoffee and CigarettesGame AnalysisThe Numbers GameCigar ThoughtsFiled under:The Offseason2019 NFL DraftThe complete overhaul of the Seahawks defensive backfieldNew,50commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareThe complete overhaul of the Seahawks defensive backfieldRaj Mehta-USA TODAY SportsThe Legion of Boom had become synonymous with the Seattle Seahawks, and the names of the members of the LoB were known by fans across the country. From the group’s formation in the early years of the Pete Carroll era in Seattle, through Super Bowl XLVIII and the team’s first Lombardi trophy and up until 2017 the unit was a force to be reckoned with. Everything has changed in the past couple of seasons, however. And by everything, I really mean everyone. When the 2013 version of the team took the field for Super Bowl XLVIII, the defensive backs for the team were: Cornerback Richard ShermanCornerback Byron MaxwellCornerback Jeremy LaneCornerback Walter ThurmondFree safety Earl ThomasFree safety Chris MaragosStrong safety Kam ChancellorStrong safety DeShawn SheadAnd of course cornerback Brandon Browner, who had been suspended by the league for failing a drug test. Thus, the release of Chancellor brings to completion the complete and total overhaul of the Seattle defensive backfield, and leaves the team with the following defensive backs on the roster.Cornerback Davante DavisCornerback Tre FlowersCornerback Shaquill GriffinCornerback Akeem KingCornerback Kalan ReedCornerback Jamar TaylorCornerback Derrek ThomasCornerback Simeon ThomasCornerback Neiko ThorpeFree safety Ugo AmadiFree safety Bradley McDougaldFree safety Tedric ThompsonStrong safety Marquise BlairStrong safety Delano HillStrong safety Marwin EvansStrong safety Jalen HarveyStrong safety Shalom LuaniThere is not a single player in that group that played in Super Bowl XLVIII, or Super Bowl XLIX for that matter. Further, not a single member of that group was on the roster in 2015 for the Hawks victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the freezer game won for the Seahawks by a combination of a Chancellor strip of Adrian Peterson and a Blair Walsh missed field goal. In fact, only a single member of that group was even on the roster in 2016 when the Seahawks defeated the Detroit Lions 26-6 in the most recent playoff victory in franchise history. That lone member didn’t even set foot on the field for the defense that day, as Neiko Thorpe played sixteen special teams snaps, but was not otherwise on the field. In short [url=]Tom Johnson Color Rush Jersey[/url] , Thursday I noted how young the Seahawks defense had become over the past two seasons, and the defensive backfield takes this to the extreme. Thorpe is the longest tenured Seahawk of the group, and he’s only been with the team since 2016. In addition, he’s the oldest of the bunch and he’s been playing professionally longer than any of the others, having entered the NFL in 2012. To summarize, the jobs that are up for grabs and the competitions for those jobs that will take place are exemplified by the defensive backfield, where it might be harder to project the starters than at any other position on the team. When second-year Seattle Seahawks WR David Moore essentially replaced Brandon Marshall in the depth chart, he made an instant impact on the passing offense.From Week 4 to Week 8, he caught 11 passes on 13 targets for 221 yards and four touchdowns, exceeding expectations despite a very impressive training camp and preseason. He came back down to earth a bit over his next three games, with just 7 receptions on 18 targets for 89 yards, and an (admittedly unlucky) drop on a potential game-tying touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers, but a drop nevertheless.Moore bounced back with a terrific performance against the Carolina Panthers, with 4 catches for a career-high 103 yards and a critical game-tying touchdown on a 4th down long ball from Russell Wilson. Since then, though? It’s been a really quiet spell. Over his last four games he’s only had 12 targets [url=]Rasheem Green Color Rush Jersey[/url] , two catches and 16 yards. If there’s any silver lining, both of his receptions were third-down conversions, including that big one against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, he did have a couple of potential touchdown opportunities against the Vikings and Chiefs and failed to keep himself in-bounds on either play. While the one against the Chiefs might have just been a great play by the defender, he absolutely could’ve gotten both feet down against Minnesota.He’s certainly been struggling to generate separation, and without being too harsh, he probably could’ve made better efforts to go after both of these balls against the San Francisco 49ers.Moore’s slump has led to Wilson having a sub-50% completion percentage (23/49) when throwing his way. The only other receiver on the team with a sub-50% catch rate is... Brandon Marshall, who caught just 11 of 23 targets before he was released midseason.But this isn’t a “bash David Moore” post. I think his regression was inevitable. That he’s contributed this much in his first real season of live game action is commendable, and you’d hope he continues to improve down the line. He’s still tied for second among all Seahawks receivers in touchdowns, and if he can find his October-November form again in the playoffs, then opposing defenses will have to contend with him, Tyler Lockett, and Doug Baldwin.
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