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Red Bryant takes home special teams player of the week

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There were no shortage of stars for the Seahawks in last Sunday’s 42-13 victory over the 49ers, but only one of them has been named a conference player of the week.

Defensive end Red Bryant has been named the NFC special teams player of the week for his efforts in the third straight blowout win by the Seahawks. Bryant blocked a David Akers field goal try that cornerback Richard Sherman recovered and returned for a touchdown during the rout.

Bryant’s kick blocking skills have been well established. He blocked four kicks last season for the Seahawks, adding even more value to what he brings to the team as a defensive lineman. His full complement of skills led the Seahawks to sign him to a five-year, $35 million deal this offseason, a contract that’s looking like a smart bit of business at the end of its first year.

 

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5 Responses to “Red Bryant takes home special teams player of the week”
  1. pencilmonkeymagic says: Dec 27, 2012 11:51 AM

    Red’s having maybe a slightly quieter year this year than last, but he’s still a monster – and worth every penny of that contract.

  2. trollhammer20 says: Dec 27, 2012 12:01 PM

    Plays like that will break a team’s back. The Niners were in position to stop Seattle’s early momentum. Then Kam Chancellor delivered a punishing blow to Vernon Davis to deny a touchdown. Four plays later, Bryant makes the block, Sherman gets the return, and it’s a 14 point turnaround.

    That was also the first time a kicker had missed a FG attempt against Seattle this year.

  3. seacab1972 says: Dec 27, 2012 1:02 PM

    Red deserves the honor. Great humble man. Glad we have a great GM and coach who locked him up for years to come. Go Hawks.

  4. socalseahawker says: Dec 27, 2012 1:07 PM

    I guess Pete the Cheat found a loop hole in the 9ers line which caused this?

  5. seahawks4alltime says: Dec 27, 2012 1:26 PM

    Big Red Bryant is a major factor every time he is on the field. He is an excellent football player and I am very glad he is on the Seahawks team. Go Hawks!

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