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Pete Carroll: Not thinking about life after Legion of Boom

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No part of the Seahawks roster is as synonymous with their success as their secondary.

And even though they drafted an entirely new one, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said they weren’t trying to move past the Legion of Boom era.

The Seahawks drafted four defensive backs, headlined by cornerback Shaquill Griffin and safety Delano Hill in the third round.

Coupled with the fact they listened to trade offers for cornerback Richard Sherman this offseason and have safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor coming off surgeries, it makes it natural to wonder about the future. But during an interview with 710 ESPN, Carroll said they simply wanted to delve into a deep secondary class in this year’s draft.

“This was a very strong draft in the defensive back section so it just kind of happened that we had opportunities to get guys,’’ Carroll said. “We may put together one of the great backup groups you’ve ever seen and that may be what this is for the future. That would be a great thing that happens. We love the guys that we play with. But meanwhile we are going to allow these guys to compete to start and that pushes Earl and pushes Kam and pushes Sherman and that’s how it goes.

“They know that this whole program is built on competition.’’

They also know the clock is ticking.

Thomas turns 28 this weekend and Sherman and Chancellor are 29, putting them closer to the end than the beginning. Thomas is recovering from a broken leg and Chancellor had surgery on both ankles. And considering the open discussion of trading Sherman, it would be irresponsible of them to not have a backup plan in place for all three.

For the moment, that appears to be just what they have, and the competition this year will likely dictate how long Seattle’s headline group stays together.

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25 Responses to “Pete Carroll: Not thinking about life after Legion of Boom”
  1. niners816 says: May 5, 2017 8:28 AM

    Legion Of Bums*

  2. seabrawk12 says: May 5, 2017 8:55 AM

    Pete the cheat, one year dynasty, Seahags, little “12s”, window is closed . . . . Does that about cover it trolls?

    You can’t bring us little “12s” down and you know it.

    Go HAWKS

  3. niners816 says: May 5, 2017 9:16 AM

    seabrawk12 says:
    May 5, 2017 8:55 AM
    Pete the cheat, one year dynasty, Seahags, little “12s”, window is closed . . . . Does that about cover it trolls?

    You can’t bring us little “12s” down and you know it.

    Go HAWKS
    ———–
    Haha, man, it’s pretty bad that you let “trolls” get the best of you. Poor guy.

  4. topcide says: May 5, 2017 9:17 AM

    Pete is a DB, but the team is being smart- find player replacements when they still have a couple years left in them. that way you can have someone groomed for a few years and ready to step in and not have to overpay to keep an aging vet.

    Let sherman, thomas, and chancellor walk and get fat overpaid deals from other teams to wind down their careers.

  5. aj66shanghai says: May 5, 2017 9:18 AM

    Nobody in Seattle wants to think about life after the LOB. Now, we can rest a little easier about the prospect.

    I’d like to see them get a bunch of fast guys to be in the backfield in the next generation, could call it Legion of Vroom

  6. seabrawk12 says: May 5, 2017 9:22 AM

    Haha, man, it’s pretty bad that you let “trolls” get the best of you. Poor guy

    _________________________________

    Wouldn’t want you thinking you didn’t have a purpose in life.

  7. rhamrhoddy says: May 5, 2017 9:23 AM

    seabrawk12 says:
    May 5, 2017 8:55 AM

    Pete the cheat, one year dynasty, Seahags, little “12s”, window is closed . . . . Does that about cover it?
    _________

    you forgot 2012’s 🕺🏻

  8. jag1959 says: May 5, 2017 9:37 AM

    seabrawk12 says:
    May 5, 2017 8:55 AM
    Pete the cheat, one year dynasty, Seahags, little “12s”, window is closed . . . . Does that about cover it trolls?

    You can’t bring us little “12s” down and you know it.
    =====================

    Just a thought but maybe if more of you little 12’s tried commenting elsewhere like adults you wouldn’t be viewed as little 12’s. The few adults in your fan base would probably appreciate it as well.

  9. sb44champs says: May 5, 2017 9:42 AM

    I guess Sherman can teach the newbies how to PI and get away with it… They can’t call it on every play right Sherm? LOL

  10. niners816 says: May 5, 2017 9:45 AM

    seabrawk12 says:
    May 5, 2017 9:22 AM
    Haha, man, it’s pretty bad that you let “trolls” get the best of you. Poor guy

    _________________________________

    Wouldn’t want you thinking you didn’t have a purpose in life.
    ———
    Digging that hole deeper, man. I’m going to pray for you.

  11. lightninhopkins says: May 5, 2017 9:46 AM

    Of course they are thinking about it. They are running a football team.

  12. bobseahawk says: May 5, 2017 9:54 AM

    GO HAWKS!

  13. GenXJ says: May 5, 2017 10:07 AM

    That bubble gum just doesn’t have the same POP anymore.

  14. chawk12thman says: May 5, 2017 10:13 AM

    The deep Def Draft this year dictated the direction taken. I wish it had also been the same for the Offensive line area. It wasn’t , so a weak area for the Hawks wasn’t really helped much by this draft.

    Not sure any rookie, no matter who they are, worries Sherman, Thomas or Chancellor. The draft made sense. Depth is good and necessary.

  15. RegisHawk says: May 5, 2017 10:23 AM

    Sounds like the Claranette can’t get over his obsession.

  16. straighcashhomey says: May 5, 2017 10:58 AM

    patriots killed this franchise.

  17. niners816 says: May 5, 2017 11:03 AM

    straighcashhomey says:
    May 5, 2017 10:58 AM
    patriots killed this franchise.
    —————-
    And it was beautiful. That look on Sherman’s face was classic. Their “fans” will go back into comatose again, or go back to rooting for Dallas..whichever.

  18. niners816 says: May 5, 2017 11:03 AM

    RegisHawk says:
    May 5, 2017 10:23 AM
    Sounds like the Claranette can’t get over his obsession.
    ————–
    You try way too hard to be funny, bruh. Way too hard.

  19. niners816 says: May 5, 2017 11:05 AM

    RegisHawk says:
    May 5, 2017 10:23 AM
    Sounds like the Claranette can’t get over his obsession.
    ————-
    You remind me of those people who think they post something clever, and like your own status. 2012’s, man.

  20. whenwilliteverend says: May 5, 2017 11:30 AM

    Legion of Adderall

  21. bobthebillsfan says: May 5, 2017 2:19 PM

    I’ve always enjoyed seeing the excitement and passion Pete shows during games. He shows a lot of emotion. Contrast that with Bill Belichick, who appears emotionless is often seen standing by himself with a pad of paper and a pencil. I’m not saying Bill’s style is bad – his results speak for themselves – I’m just saying I get a kick out watching Pete’s energy when on the sideline.

  22. omeimontis says: May 5, 2017 7:43 PM

    The Legion of Boom ended when the NFL told officials to start enforcing defensive holding again, after the Seahawks were allowed to grab and hold receivers for an entire season, including the SB. It deteriorated further into the Legion of Bust when Byron Maxwell let as a free agent, and they had to replace him with DeShawn Shed.

  23. bpurd says: May 5, 2017 10:25 PM

    Yea the year Maxwell left they were the number q defense in the league. The number 1 defense 4 years in a row. Never been done before. The LOB has left their mark as one of the greatest defenses ever. No one year wonder like the Broncos.

  24. omeimontis says: May 6, 2017 7:37 AM

    Wonder how many howler monkey 12s will switch their TV channels to watch Raider games and the Beast Mold instead of the Sea Cucumbers and their awful O line. When Justin Britt is your best O lineman, you know you are in trouble.

  25. RegisHawk says: May 8, 2017 5:48 AM

    Yep…definitely obsessed. Must be thinking of jumping bandwagons.

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