Accepting nominees for the Seahawks’ Mt. Rushmore

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The Mt. Rushmore tour continues through the NFC West.  Next up, we’re accepting nominees that ultimately will be whittled to the four greatest Seahawks in the franchise’s 37-year history.

While the very best could indeed by yet to come (and soon), the best of the franchise’s past includes plenty of guys who don’t currently play for the team, like Jim Zorn and Steve Largent and Cortez Kennedy and Matthew Hasselbeck.

For now, nominate your finalists, and we’ll eventually cut it down to four.

218 responses to “Accepting nominees for the Seahawks’ Mt. Rushmore

  1. Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Walter Jones
    Shaun Alexander (Had 100 rushing TDs, including a record setting 27 the year they went to the Superbowl)

  2. Steve Largent is a lock. Just etch his face there permanently.

    Cortez Kennedy, Curt Warner, Kenny Easley, Shaun Alexander, Dave Kreig, Matt Hasselbeck, Jim Zorn (in no particular order).

    Also going to nominate Mack Strong and Steve Hutchinson. They still rock as hometown Seahawks analysts/announcers.

    Of course, we can’t forget Brian Bosworth…ok, I kid, of course we can.

  3. Steve Largent and Kenny Easley are the first two names that come to mind when I think of the great Seahawks of yesterday, but I will always remember Dave Krieg handing the ball off to John L Williams and him pounding through the line or seeing him lead block for Warner. I don’t really know where he rates among the fans, while I do know that Walter Jones and Cortez Kennedy were two of the best at their position so will put them on my list. Shout-out to the original Curt Warner (with a C) – I don’t recall him having a long career but when he was healthy he was a joy to watch.

    Steve Largent
    Kenny Easley
    Walter Jones
    Cortez Kennedy

    HM:
    Shaun Alexander
    Curt Warner
    Matt Hasselbeck
    Eugene Robinson
    John L. Williams – loved watching this guy lead block and/or carry the ball. Bruising FB.

  4. 1. The replacement ref who called it a touchdown.
    2. Pete Carroll’s reputation.
    3. The 12th man.
    4. “One Manning down, one to go” fan poster.

  5. Pretty simple

    Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Walter Jones
    and your choice of Matthew Hasselbeck or Mike Holmgren.

    Shaun Alexander was great because Jones and Hutch made him great.

  6. Kennedy
    Largent
    Walter Jones
    Shaun Alexander
    Curt Warner
    Matt Hasselback
    Jim Zorn

    Potential future guys could include: Sherman, Thomas, Lynch, R. Wilson–again, could…only time will tell.

  7. Off the top of my head: Cortez Kennedy, Steve Largent, Kenny Easley, Walter Jones

  8. Steve Largent
    Walter Jones
    Cortez Kennedy
    Kenny Easley

    Tough leaving Shaun Alexander and Jim Zorn off of the list – but all those 4 listed are ‘in the conversation’ for ‘best of all time’ at their positions.

    Kennedy and Easley are vastly under-rated.

    For a season or 2, Walter Jones was the BEST football player at ANY position. Jones, also, is unbelievably under-appreciated – such is the life of the best LT of his generation and it isn’t even close if you watch the tape. Jones would’ve been the best LT ever if it weren’t for injuries – the guy was beast whilst 100% – Munoz/Ogden beast (for modern players).

  9. The absolute 3 “musts” for the Seahawks would be…

    1. Steve Largent
    2. Cortez Kennedy
    3. Walter Jones

    Those three are all Hall of Famers. The 4th spot could be debated between Zorn, Hasselbeck, Curt Warner and maybe even Kenny Easley. Tough call.

  10. Ground Chuck, Largent, Big Show… Then a pick ’em between Big Tez and Walter Jones. Really can’t decide.

    Honorable mention Kenny Easley and Matthew Hasselbeck.

  11. S Largent
    K Easley
    C Kennedy
    W Jones

    none of those dirty cheap drug and skittles chugging Pete Carrol- coached bastards. Leroy Hill- watch your ACL and PCL when you play the niners. You know what I’m talking bout!

  12. Kennedy, Jones, Largent, Hasselbeck, Lynch. Marshawn makes it despite a short tenure because of the Beastquake being the single best play in franchise history.

  13. Steve Largent /Cortez Kennedy/Walter Jones /Mack Strong

    Honorable Mention: Hasselbeck

  14. Walter Jones was arguably the best player at any position during his tenure at left tackle, so I think he deserves to be front and center. Kennedy, Largent, and Hasselbeck should round it out.

    Maybe Warren Moon?

    Or how about Jerry Rice?

  15. You have a couple of the top three…
    Steve Largent, Walter Jones and Cortez Kennedy are the players… the forth…

    I nominate our owner, Paul Allen, because without him, the team would be in L.A. — (Ken Behring should go do something to himself)

    js

  16. My top four are
    1) Walter Jones not even debatable
    2) Cortez Kennedy
    3) Steve Largent
    4) Shaun Alexander
    (5) The Twelth Man!

  17. Largent, Kennedy, Hasselbeck, and holmgren or Knox (tough choice). Of course the monument would be created by russell wilson and bozworth bubbleheads would be sold in the gift shop.

  18. Sorry bozworth bobble heads, and forgot to mention paul Allen would pay for the whole monument.

  19. I got stumped after Steve Largent and Walter Jones. I guess Kennedy is in the Hall of Fame, right? And then maybe Hasselbeck? Russell Wilson will be there in a few years.

  20. Largent, Easley, Jones and Hasselbeck.

    Honorable to Warner. Ask me again in three years

  21. Walter Jones . Steve Largent . Paul Allen ( he saved the franchise from that imbecile Behring ) . Shaun Alexander ( League MVP , ’nuff said ) .

  22. As a Hawks fan, it depresses me to say this one was pretty easy….

    Steve Largent. He held many NFL receiving records till some guy named Rice came around.

    Curt Warner. The face of the franchise during our first serious period of contention.

    Walter Jones. One of, if not the best LT of his generation and the man that protected Hasselbecks back side for the Super Bowl run. Sure HOFer.

    Cortez Kennedy. Big Tez played in the dark era of Seahawks football, with one of the worst owners, Behring, and questionable coaches, Flores, yet the man brought it each and every down.

    Honorable mention to Hasselbeck, Holmgren, Alexander, Robinson, John L Williams, and Dave fumble fingers Krieg.

  23. Matt Hasselbeck, Jim Zorn definitely… Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, Cortez Kennedy or even Shaun Alexander for the final two spots.

  24. Hahaha….. Admire ur history Seattle before you talk trash to niner fans. Outside of largent these ppl are average players that are being consider as your franchises best of all time. I had a tuff debate with the niners and even my honorable mentions are better then yours.

  25. I guess I will be the first to make a mt rushmore seahawks nomitation.

    Unanimous Selections: WR Steve Largent and DT Cortez Kennedy

    runner ups: OT Walter Jones and FB Mack Strong

    just on the outside: DT Jacob Green, WR Brian Blades, DB Kenny Easley, QB Jim Zorn, RB Shawn Alexander, CB Marcus Trufant

  26. Wow, 37 years of what? Fans with paper bags over their heads, threats to move the franchise due to a lack of fan support, bandwagon fans who enjoyed many seasons with several local market blackouts of home games. Seattle’s NFL Mt. Rushmore should be an image of a bandwagon with maybe Steve Largent and the other two spots would simple question marks “?”.

    Seattle Seahawks in the Hall of Fame: (profootballhof.com)
    Cortez Kenedy and Steve Largent. Really! What a joke!

    Your dreams of success are far more vivid than your last 37 years of mediocrity.

  27. Those are good nominees, Matthew being my personal favorite. You can’t forget to include Walter Jones though, quite possibly the best LT to play the game. I would also like to see Marcus Trufant nominated too, when he was on top if his game he was a shut down corner and never got the recognition he deserved. Go Hawks!!

  28. Curt Warner, Steve Largent, Walter Jones and Kenny Easley.

    Chuck Knox just misses the cut.

  29. The Seahawks are a tough one. Many good players, but very few truly great players in history.

    Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Jim Zorn

    Though to pick between Hasselbeck, Curt Warner, Kenny Easley, or anyone else as a fourth all things considered. Guess Hasselbeck gets the nod for getting them to their only SuperBowl appearance.

  30. Shawn Alexander
    Steve Largent
    Russell Wilson
    Mike Holmgren

    No offense to Cortez Kennedy if it went up today it be him over Wilson I just believe RW will be a Hall of Famer first ballot one day and Holmgren built that Superbowl team giving respectability back to that team after 15 plus years of trash.

  31. This one is easy. Two HOF’ers: Steve Largent and Cortez Kennedy. Followed by soon-to-be HOF’er Walter Jones. Only real debate is between Shawn Alexander and Kenny Easley. My vote goes to the guy whom Ronnie Lott calls the best safety to ever play the game, and who would be in the HOF had a health issue not shortened his career.

  32. Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Walter Jones
    Jim Zorn

    HM:
    Matt Hasselbeck
    Shawn Alexander

  33. There is only one other person I my opinion that should be on here and it is Mack Strong. Played 12 seasons all with the Seahawks and was the lead blocker all those years. They kept drafting fullbacks and none of them could dethrow him. Would have been in more Pro Bowls if it wasn’t for a fullback in Tampa that got all the media attention. Mack Strong should be on this list.

  34. Two current and one future HoFer.

    Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Walter Jones

    The other is a tossup but I would say Shaun Alexander because of the MVP award in a Super Bowl season.

    Honorable mention to Kenny Easley who could have had a HoF career if not for injuries.

  35. Cortez Kennedy, Steve Largent, Walter Jones, and the last spot would be either Kenny Easley or Shaun Alexander. Easley would be my last one to make it.

  36. Largent, Kennedy, Jones, and Paul Allen.

    Would say Matt Hasselbeck, but, without Paul Allen, there is no Seattle NFL team today. Ken Behring would have moved them to LA in the late 90s. Allen bought the team, led efforts to build a new stadium, hired a winning coach (Holmgren), then made another great move in dumping Ruskell/Mora for Schneider/Carroll.

    Trolls will say Bosworth, McGwire, Mirer, and Curry.

    The “hardcore fan Mt. Rushmore” could well be Efren Herrera, Dan Doornink, Rufus Porter, and Fredd Young.

  37. Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Walter Jones
    Kenny Easley
    Shaun Alexander
    Jacob Green
    Joe Nash

    I’d say the 4 has to come from that list.

    Steve Hutchinson would be a consideration if it weren’t for how he left town.

    If we’re including coaches, Knox and Holmgren are the obvious choices.

  38. Tough when so many of the best and Iconic were on sub-par teams, but:

    Zorn,
    Largent,
    Kennedy,

    Hasselbeck (gets the edge on face recognition)

    HM:
    Walter Jones
    Ken Easley
    Knox
    Holmgren
    Curt Warner
    Alexander (Surprising so many including him here, it seemed like the fans practically ran him out of town, when he was done)
    12th man

  39. The first three are locks. The fourth is close between Holmgren and Hasselbeck IMO. I’m taking the QB.

    Walter J0nes
    Cortez Kennedy
    Steve Largent
    Matt Hasselbeck

    Honorable mention:
    Holmgren
    Kenny Easley
    Jacob Green
    Shaun Alexander (hated his “softness” but he did produce)
    Brian Blades
    Dave Brown

  40. OMG I forgot Paul Allen. Without him the kingdoms sits empty and our team is in LA wearing pink skirts. And he leaves the GM and coaches to do their jobs.

    Paul Allen

  41. You’d think this would be easier for a franchise with only one SB appearance in 30+ years, but it’s not.

    Gotta start with the two HOFers, and then it gets really hard.

    Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Walter Jones
    Mike Holmgren

    Hate to leave off guys like Kenny Easley, Shaun Alexander, Matt Hasselbeck, Curt Warner, Jack Patera, etc. but you can only select four.

  42. Such an insignificant franchise… Its sad when you have to try and pick mount rushmore players for a team with 0 championships… Its like asking, “who sucked the least throughout our sad existance” lmao!

  43. If I read this correctly, we’re nominating finalists and cutting it down to four later. With that in mind:

    Shaun Alexander
    Kenny Easley
    Jacob Green
    Matt Hasselbeck
    Mike Holmgren
    Walter Jones
    Cortez Kennedy
    Dave Krieg
    Steve Largent
    Mack Strong
    Curt Warner
    Jim Zorn

    Still, I think Tez, Largent and Walt are in and everybody else is playing for fourth.

  44. Largent, Kennedy, Jones, and leave the 4th blank, because it is still in the making. Lynch, Wilson, Chancellor, Thomas, or Sherman could end up there.

    I would temporarily put either John L Williams or Mack Strong there for now so the most under appreciated position can get some love. Williams could do it all and how can you go wrong with a fullback named Mack Strong……

  45. Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Walter Jones
    Kenny Easley

    Honorable Mention to Curt Warner, Matt Hasselbeck, Jim Zorn, Shaun Alexander, Dave Krieg, Jacob Green, Steve Hutchinson, and Mack Strong

  46. 3 are absolute no-brainers:

    Largent
    Kennedy
    Jones

    The 4th one has lots of choices but I’m going with Curt Warner.

    Honourable mentions: Hasslebeck, Alexander, Easley, Zorn, Krieg, John L. Williams, Strong.

  47. Largent
    Kennedy
    Walt Jones
    Kenny Easley

    HM:
    Strong
    Hasselbeck
    Holmgren
    Joe Nash
    Zorn
    The Curt Warner
    Tatupu
    Trufant

    Not HM:
    Shaun Alexander – the guy ran like a girl and went down on his own WAY too often.

  48. Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Walter Jones
    Jim Zorn

    Honorable Mentions:

    Chuck Knox
    Kenny Easley
    Shaun Alexander
    Dave Krieg

  49. As a lifelong Seahawk fan, I like:
    1. ‘Tez Kennedy
    2. Steve Largent
    3. Walter Jones
    4. Ken Easley or Matt Hasselbeck
    However, for discussion, I think our owner Paul Allen deserves some consideration. Without him we wouldn’t even have a team after the Ken Behring fiasco!

  50. 1. Jones
    2. Largent
    3. Kennedy
    4. Easley

    I’ll give honorable mention to Lofa Tatupu. His career was not long, but that guy was a monster. The best defensive player for the only Super Bowl team in franchise history.

    Another honorable mention to Robbie Tobeck, the wily old veteran Center.

  51. Walter Jones
    Cortez Kennedy
    Steve Largent
    Kenny Easley

    The top three stand out way above the rest, but Easley is a clear choice over the rest as well.

    Just outside the top four: Jacob Green, Mack Strong, Matthew Hasselbeck, Dave Krieg, Mike Holmgren, Chuck Knox and Paul Allen. Hutchinson and Galloway could have been in the conversation had they stayed in Seattle.

  52. 1. Steve Largent
    2. Cortez Kennedy
    3. Walter Jones
    4. Kenny Easley
    ————————–
    5. Paul Allen
    6. Matt Hasselbeck
    7. Shaun Alexander
    8. Curt Warner
    9. Russell Wilson
    9. The 12th Man

  53. Steve Largent
    Walter Jones
    Cortez Kennedy
    Kenny Easley

    Honorable mention:

    Matt Hasselbeck
    Mike Holmgren

    Future additions:

    Russell Wilson
    Marshawn Lynch
    Earl Thomas
    Richard Sherman
    Percy Harvin
    Pete Carroll
    John Schneider
    Paul Allen

  54. It’s nice to see John L. Williams get some love on here. Growing up, playing backyard tackle football,
    me and the neighborhood kids used to argue about who got to “be” John L. (the loser would get to be Bo Jackson or Eric Dickerson).

    And LOL at whoever said Brian Blades. His one good year (the ‘Hawks, in those days, only sent rookies to the Pro Bowl) was a function of other teams employing the “kill the Largent and the body will die” defense, and he was merely average in the ensuing decade. No way does he ever crack the CLink “ring of honor”, and I’m pretty sure rings of honor aren’t artificially capped at 4 names. Remember what a breath of fresh air Joey Galloway was? That’s the legacy of Brian Blades.

  55. @sfniners4life…

    No knock on the the niners franchise or their great players, but check it out, sweetheart…

    Walter jones is not out of the conversation for best LT ever. Shawn Alexander broke the rushing td title. Cortez kennedy was a STUD. So we have some very accomplished players.

    Your comment makes you look like you have a turd personality. Dont you have a march to go to?

  56. Any of these lists that don’t include Water Jones have no credibility – he was the best player in the NFL (regardless of position) for many years, and by FAR the best player the Seahawks ever suited up.

    Walter Jones
    Cortez Kennedy
    Steve Largent
    Paul Allen

    I include Paul Allen for one simple reason: If Paul Allen hadn’t purchased the team, there would be no Seahawks in Seattle today. Can’t make a better argument than that.

  57. Steve Largent
    Mack Strong
    Dave Krieg
    Matt Hasselbeck
    Walter Jones
    Curt Warner
    Cortez Kennedy
    Mike Holmgren
    Kenny Easley

    Pick 4

  58. Niners trolls seem real interested in our threads. I guess the Whiners are getting a little nervous. Can’t blame you guys. You’ve had two years to bring home the trophy and flopped like the Mary’s you are.

    Now move aside and watch the real kings of the West bring home the Lombardi.

  59. Mt. Rushmore for the Seahawks?

    Weird, I got the following message from Google…..

    “Your search — Seahawks Super Bowl Wins — did not match any documents”.

  60. Big Tez
    Largent
    Walt
    Big Show

    Hasslebeck and Easley belong, as does Ground Chuck, but Holmgren was too instrumental to the Hawks only Super Bowl run to be denied.

    If not for Bill Leavy, Seattle would have a Title.

  61. Hasselbeck
    Largent
    Big Walt
    Holmgren

    It’s terrible to leave Tez off, but he was in a meaningless era and the franchis was on a U-Haul to LA at one point. Holmgren, in terms of football history in SEA, means more. The other 3 are locks, IMO.

  62. Largent, Tez, Walter Jones should be unquestioned

    #4..Easley, Dave Brown, Curt Warner, Jim Zorn, Hass, Mack Strong, Hutch, Jacob Green or Robbie Tobeck(his retirement hurt the O-line more than Hutch leaving, IMO)

  63. Walter Jones
    Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy.

    After these guys its tough to pick anyone. Gotta go with Shaun Alexander

  64. STEVE LARGENT
    CHUCK KNOX
    WALTER JONES
    MIKE HOLMGREN

    1a… TEZ
    1b… MATHEW HASSELBECK
    1c… KENNY EASLEY
    2a… SHAUN ALEXZANDER
    2b… CURT WARNER

    SOON TO BE ON THIS LIST
    PETE CARROLL
    JON SCHNEIDER
    RUSSEL WILSON
    MARSHAWN LYNCH
    EARL THOMAS
    RICHARD SHERMAN
    RUSSEL OKUNG
    MAX UNGER

  65. Anyone who doesn’t have Walter Jones on their list is crazy. 9 holding calls in 180 games. Truly dominant, lock HOFer.

    Walter Jones
    Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Kenny Easley

  66. Walter Jones/Steve Hutchinson–Best T/G combo of all time–SB era belonged to them. Rep Steve Largent, R-Ok. Mt Rushmore? Well that’s politicians. Dr. Dan Doornik, M.D. A personal favorite with apology’s to Mack Strong. #4—pick-um from defense, Jacob Green, Cortez Kennedy, Kenny Easley, or Jeez—-Richard Sherman if he plays more than he talks.

  67. As a Skins fan, I hate the Seahawks. But I remember just about all of their history, so here it goes…

    Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Walter Jones
    Curt Warner

    HM: Shaun Alexander, Chuck Knox

  68. Steve Largent
    Cortez Kennedy
    Matt Hasselbeck
    (open)

    I’d reserve a spot for Russell Wilson in a couple years.

  69. Largent – Left the game with all WR records (HoF)
    Kennedy-HoF One the best DTs Ever – DPoY 93
    Jones – Will be 1st ballot HoF
    Easley -DPoY 84 -Should be in the HoF

    A Quote on Kenny Easley
    “He’d be a Hall of Fame player (had he played longer). Maybe he still is. He was that good.”
    Bill Walsh

    HM: Krieg, Hasselbeck, Nash, J Green

  70. All I know is, if Walter Jones isn’t on this list, might as well throw it out.

  71. To the moron dissing Brian Blades, he IS the 2nd leading receiver in team history who had more than just “one good year”. He doesn’t belong in the ring of honor or Mt Rushmore, but an honorable mention isn’t ridiculous.

  72. Largent, Alexander, Adderall, The Engineer who designed the stadium that creates a false impression that Seattle fans are any louder than other fans.

    Honorable mention to Kurt Cobain and Frasier Crane.

  73. 1. Walter Jones
    2. Cortez Kennedy
    3. Steve Largent
    4. Kenny Easley

    In that order, and Largent ahead of Easley only cuz he’s in the HOF, and Easley would be if not for Kidney issue.

  74. Ain’t going to Lie Tez, Largent, and Big Walt are givens- the 2 already inducted and the soon to be 3rd member of the Seahawks in the HoF have to be there. The reality is any ballot that does not include these 3 is really out of touch with Seahawk Football

    Alexander can make a case holding a NFL record (for a year)
    Hasselback because he is awesome, funny, and the most accomplished QB in franchise history.
    Easley was amazing in his prime, but his prime was just too short

  75. Hey Guys they will be starting out with 12, so it would be GREAT to give PFT a larger list to start with. . . don’t restrict the list to player either. I’ll be back with my Long List

  76. Steve Largent
    Kenny Easley
    Walter Jones
    Cortez Kennedy
    The 12th MAN
    Jim Zorn
    Curt Warner
    Chuck Knox > Coached Seahawks to first playoffs
    Efferen Herrara Kicker that made a ‘difference’ on Monday Night Football back in the day
    Shaun Alexander
    Matthew Hasselbeck
    Paul Allen
    Mack Strong
    Warren Moon
    Steve Raible served well opposite of Largent and is a premier play by play announcer
    Russell Wilson
    Richard Sherman
    Mike Holmgren
    Please excuse typos & spelling errors

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