Opponent Scouting Report: Seahawks Defensive Backs

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 16: Cornerback Richard Sherman
SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 16: Cornerback Richard Sherman /

The Seahawks’ secondary is so dominant that they’ve earned the nickname “The Legion of Boom”. They continue to live up to that reputation year in and year out.

Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor have made up the NFL’s best secondary for the past seven years. They’ve formed the nucleus of a team that has made the playoffs in five straight seasons including one Super Bowl win, and were one play away from winning a second Lombardi Trophy.

Richard Sherman has cemented himself as an elite cornerback ever since he made his first All-Pro team in 2012, his second year in the league.

He’s extremely physical and uses his 6′ 3″ frame to make it nearly impossible for wide receivers to get off the line of scrimmage.

Earl Thomas is the heart of this Seattle defense, and that was proven when their performance dipped dramatically after he was injured last season.

His incredible range allows the players in front of him to be extra aggressive knowing that he’s capable of cleaning up any trouble they might get into.

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Kam Chancellor is the enforcer. The 6′ 3″ 232-pound strong safety is one of the NFL’s most feared defenders, and causes opposing offenses to steer clear of the middle of the field.

The second starting cornerback spot has been a bit of a revolving door during the Legion of Boom’s tenure. Seattle hopes they’ve found a fixture at that spot in rookie cornerback Shaquill Griffin, and he has shown some promise already in his young NFL career.