About Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks was founded in 1974 and started playing in the league in 1976 season. It’s the only NFL team based in the Pacific Northwest region of the States and attracts a large following from a wide geographical area. The team had some success in the eighties, having struggled in the nineties it came back to being one of major forces in the league claiming three trips to Super Bowl; all in last 10 years. The franchise came out victorious out of one Super Bowl in 2014. The team is the only one to have played in both the AFC and NFC championships games.
They have been members of NFC West division since 2002 re alignment. The team’s colours are College Navy, Action Green and Wolf Gray and the team’s official mascot is Blitz, a large blue bird who was joined by Boom in 2014 as his side kick.
Pete Carroll is the head coach, who is one of only three football coaches to have won both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship. He’s first head coaching job was with the Jets in 1994.
The franchise’s face is Russell Wilson, a dual threat quarterback who led the team to its lone Super Bowl victory. Wilson won more games than any other quarterback in his first three seasons and tied record for passing touchdowns by a rookie. He was awarded Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year among many other achievements. He is also well known for being an efficient runner and very often relying on his ability to escape the pressure from opponent’s defence.
He can rely on Marshawn Lynch aggressive running style. Lynch is known for being very hard to tackle, an ability that allowed him to lead the NFL in rushing touchdown two consecutive years as well as being the NFL post season leading rusher two years straight too.
Defence is also a major contributor to the team’s recent success with the secondary players being known as the “Legion of Boom” that in 2013 had a stellar season leading league in numerous defensive statistics while their cornerback, Richard Sherman led the league with 8 interceptions. It was the year when the Hawks won their Super Bowl.
Besides Sherman, there’s also a pair of safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor that make opposing quarterback’s life a misery.
Sherman is considered as one of the best cornerbacks in the league and despite being only 27 years old he us currently third amongst active players in amount of interceptions.
Thomas has been voted to Top 100 NFL Players of a Year in last four seasons for his big playmaking skills and ability to create turnovers.
Chancellor also made the same list as his team mate Thomas but in last two years. His great defensive skills earned him also three trips to a Pro Bowl.
Secondary is not the only stand out unit of the team’s defence and with well operating offense the Hawks having made trip to Super Bowl in last two years are always one of the teams tipped to go there again.