Shaquill Griffin: Legion of Boom is never going to end, but we want originals back

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Seattle’s Legion of Boom could have a new look next season.

Safety Kam Chancellor‘s future remains in doubt as he still is undergoing tests on a neck injury. Safety Earl Thomas has threatened a holdout if the Seahawks don’t give him a contract extension this offseason, and the team could shop him. Cornerback Richard Sherman is rehabbing from an Achilles injury, and entering the final year of his contract with a cap charge of $13.2 million, he could become a salary-cap casualty.

Shaquill Griffin, the newest member of the Legion of Boom as a third-round pick in 2017, right now is the only guaranteed starter to return to the Seahawks’ secondary in 2018.

“Right now [the Legion of Boom’s future] is kind of in the air, but trust me, the Legion of Boom will never go away,” Griffin said. “The thing is these are the guys who created the Legion of Boom. We all know that. But just because they might not be here or they’re not coming back, the Legion of Boom is not over. This is a legacy that they created for young guys to come and take over. Trust me, we’ve got some great younger guys that are ready to compete and are ready to play ball. The Legion of Boom is never going to be over, but of course we want those guys back, because those are the originals.”

A report earlier this week said Chancellor intends to continue his career, but with the caveat that doctors clear the 29-year-old to return. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after the season ended that both Chancellor and defensive end Cliff Avril would have a “hard time” returning from their neck injuries.

Griffin is hopeful Chancellor returns.

“Right now I feel like he’s going to come back,” Griffin said. “I know he loves the game, and I know it’s going to be hard for him to go without it. It’s something for us to look forward to, because I feel like Kam is definitely going to come back. At the end of the day, though, it’s his decision. We’re going to see how that goes. When it comes that time for him to make that decision, I feel like he’ll do that.”

54 responses to “Shaquill Griffin: Legion of Boom is never going to end, but we want originals back

  1. Quite possibly the best 1 year dynasty ever seen in the history of american sports, if you don’t think so, just ask them, they’ll tell you.

  2. This is sickening.

    Who do they think they are? The Four Horsemen? “The originals?”

    OK, you can have “the originals” back, and watch when everybody rips them for 300 yards passing a game.

    Seattle, listen to me: You won one Super Bowl. GET OVER YOURSELVES. The entire league and everyone else’s fan bases aren’t sitting around waiting to see what you say and do any longer. You didn’t have a ‘dynasty.’ Alabama is a dynasty. The Patriots are a dynasty. The Steelers were a dynasty. The 49ers of the 80s and early 90s were a dynasty. The 1990s Cowboys were a dynasty.

    You’re just a one-time pretty good Super Bowl winner. You lost on your return trip.

    Build around Russell Wilson and look to the future. The “Legion of Boom” is done. Period. The sooner you and the franchise realizes that, the better off you’ll be.

  3. How quickly things fell apart in Seattle. The worst part is that they don’t have any money. They’ll still manage to win some games though b/c Russell Wilson is a very good QB.

  4. Ever since the Monsters of the Midway everyone has to have a nickname. Most teams stop using it once the original members leave or the term is no longer pertinent i.e. Fearsome Foursome. You don’t hear anyone talking about NE’s “Homeland Defense” anymore because it would be silly. Of course you don’t have to play good defense to get the boom label. Just make a few highlight hits now and then.

  5. She now we’re supposed to care what this guy thinks because of his inspirational one-handed brother with the fake national title? Ok, got it.

  6. As per usual, fans of 31 other teams in a Seattle thread talking about dynasties, but not one Seattle fan talking about it. Haters create their own stories. In all honesty though, last year took a lot out of me. Not expecting a lot from this group next year. I’ll always hope, but if I’m being honest, it’s gonna be a couple years before Seattle is competing again.

  7. natureboy123 says:
    February 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm
    This is sickening.

    Who do they think they are? The Four Horsemen? “The originals?”

    OK, you can have “the originals” back, and watch when everybody rips them for 300 yards passing a game.

    Seattle, listen to me: You won one Super Bowl. GET OVER YOURSELVES. The entire league and everyone else’s fan bases aren’t sitting around waiting to see what you say and do any longer. You didn’t have a ‘dynasty.’ Alabama is a dynasty. The Patriots are a dynasty. The Steelers were a dynasty. The 49ers of the 80s and early 90s were a dynasty. The 1990s Cowboys were a dynasty.

    You’re just a one-time pretty good Super Bowl winner. You lost on your return trip.

    Build around Russell Wilson and look to the future. The “Legion of Boom” is done. Period. The sooner you and the franchise realizes that, the better off you’ll be.

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    The Legion of Boom didn’t lose that Super Bowl. Pete Carroll’s robbed them of a second SB title.

  8. jackedupboonie says:
    February 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm
    Griffin was an absolute draft steal. When in doubt….dump any player up for a 3rd contract. Money, marriage, and children change a guy’s desires.
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    ?????? He had 59 tackles, 1 int, 1 sack and a PFF rating of 77 in 14 games. For a third-round pick, he was okay but I would hardly call him an absolute steal. Many DB’s in later rounds performed better than him. The Niners got Adrian Colbert in the 7th round and he was a higher rated rookie DB.

  9. PrincePaul says:
    How quickly things fell apart in Seattle. The worst part is that they don’t have any money. They’ll still manage to win some games though b/c Russell Wilson is a very good QB.
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    Yeah they’re out of money. $43 million this year and $81 million next year is really “out of money.”

    If they had a league average kicker that could make a 48-yard field goal they’d have been 12-4 with a 1st round bye. That’s exactly how far they are from returning to the Super Bowl.

    I know that scares the rest of you. Deal with it.

  10. Ok, so I get it we are in a transition, it is what it is. What I don’t understand is people keep blabbing that they are sick of hearing about Pete Carroll, the LOB and the SB48 waxing of Denver and yet they keep reading articles about Seattle and posting the same old worn out comments.

  11. @seahawkbudmike, go to overthecap dot com. Seattle has 11 million dollars effective cap space for 2018.

  12. Legion of boom???

    Weren’t they totally dismantled by Tom Brady in the Super Bowl 3 years ago?

    THAT legion of boom???

  13. seahawkboymike says:
    February 16, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    If they had a league average kicker that could make a 48-yard field goal they’d have been 12-4 with a 1st round bye

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    Poetic justice, Seattle fan laughed at Blair Walsh missing a chip shop, then you sign him

  14. Wow. The hatred in here runs pretty thick. I’m a Seattle fan, but a realistic one that doesn’t wear lime-green lenses. The Seahawks of the past few years were fun, but it’s time to shed salaries of a few guys on that defense that are mentioned here (Sherman, Chancellor and maybe even Thomas since he really wants to play in Dallas) and rebuild it. Schneider and Carroll have already proven that they can build a team. Dumping a chunk of that veteran cash will give them cap space to do it again.

  15. Sherman having 1 good arm, Chancellor a torn MCL, Thomas a dislocated shoulder and Lane & Avril out of the game with injuries made them a shell of themselves.

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    lemmetalkwouldya says:
    February 16, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    Legion of boom???

    Weren’t they totally dismantled by Tom Brady in the Super Bowl 3 years ago?

    THAT legion of boom???

  16. Lol you trolls are so laughable. Clearly still intimidated or you wouldn’t feel the need to whine ‘one year dynasty’ on literally every article. I still have yet to meet even one Seahawks fan who ever made that claim.

  17. seahawkboymike says:
    If they had a league average kicker that could make a 48-yard field goal they’d have been 12-4 with a 1st round bye.
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    And if the queen had balls, she’d be king!!

  18. Lets bring them all back

    The Fun Bunch
    SWAT team
    The Aints
    New York Stock Exchange
    The Triplets
    The Killer Bs
    Orange Crush
    Doomsday Defense
    Monsters of the Midway
    Million Dollar Backfield
    No Name Defense
    Air Coryell
    Over the Hill Gang
    Greatest Show on Turf
    The Hogs
    Steel Curtain
    The Fearsome Foursome
    And the number one The People Purple eaters.

  19. Sounds like that guy Flowers in NE who has 0 rings, but spouting off about how much fun it is to win 5.

  20. Vikings greatest win in the last 40 years…….happened a month ago, in their first rd playoff game. No wonder Packer fans treat you like the ugly step child!

  21. purpleguy says:
    February 16, 2018 at 3:54 pm
    The Hawks D will continue to be good, but I’m afraid the Legion has already boomed.
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    SEA’s defense will very likely be the worst in the NFC-W next year or possibly only ahead of the 49ers & very likely they will have a bottom 10 defense with all the talent they are set to lose. Avril wont be back, At 33 and injury prone n declining Michael Bennett is going to be cut, SEA cant afford to keep DT Sheldon Richardson & he has said he is going to hit free agency and take the biggest deal, their pass rush is going to be horrible and in the secondary Chancellor wont play at all & Sherman is likely to be gone. SEA doesnt have a 2nd or a 3rd round pick either and they have extremely limited cap space, that defense isnt going to be that good at all next year.

  22. PrincePaul says:
    @seahawkbudmike, go to overthecap dot com. Seattle has 11 million dollars effective cap space for 2018.
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    Cut Jeremy Lane, cut Cliff Avril, cut the punter, restructure Wagner and Wilson, extend Earl. $43.85 million without much effort. That doesn’t even include picking up Britt’s option bonus or extending Duane Brown, which they will almost certainly do. $43.85 million in 2018 and $79.8 million in 2019. Try using the “calculator” on OTC.

  23. hawkkiller says:
    SEA’s defense will very likely be the worst in the NFC-W next year or possibly only ahead of the 49ers & very likely they will have a bottom 10 defense with all the talent they are set to lose. Avril wont be back, At 33 and injury prone n declining Michael Bennett is going to be cut, SEA cant afford to keep DT Sheldon Richardson & he has said he is going to hit free agency and take the biggest deal, their pass rush is going to be horrible and in the secondary Chancellor wont play at all & Sherman is likely to be gone. SEA doesnt have a 2nd or a 3rd round pick either and they have extremely limited cap space, that defense isnt going to be that good at all next year.
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    Avril’s replacement is Frank Clark, who’s had 20 sacks in his last 2 years. Bennett will probably be back, Sherman certainly will be 100% by opening day. He’s ahead of schedule in his rehab. Dion Jordan had 5 sacks in 4 games, and is now healthy. Kam has stated he intends to play.

    So they need to find a backup safety in case Kam isn’t cleared. And somebody to play SAM.

    As to their “extremely limited cap space,” they can easily clear $43 million in 2018 while retaining $79.8 million in 2019. BTW, that’s more than enough space to re-sign Richardson or even franchise him if they want to.

    Their starters on defense opening day will most likely be Bennett, Richardson, Jarran Reed, Frank Clark, Bobby Wagner, KJ Wright, SAM to be named later, Shaq Griffin, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, and SS to be named later. Even with needing to fill two starting slots, that’s a defense with six pro-bowlers (and a couple more to come), or a top five NFL defense, and easily the best in the NFCW.

    Also, don’t be surprised if they trade for Bruce Irvin and plug him back in the SAM slot, and pick up somebody like Eric Reed for the SS slot with the $43 million in cap space they have.

    Other than that, I think you’re dead on.

  24. The Patriots have been dominant like no other team in history – for a generation. Maybe part of that long term success is because they don’t spend time focusing on what silly nickname they come up with for themselves or being loud and brash in any way.

    That Pete Carroll really has control of the culture over there.

  25. “The Legion of Boom didn’t lose that Super Bowl. Pete Carroll’s robbed them of a second SB title.”

    They actually did. TB12 shredded them in the 4th – if that doesn’t happen, then the game isn’t decided on a single bad call by the coach.

  26. “im a big ole whodat and even i have no shame in admitting the LOB was as real as it gets. i pray it never comes back cuz those boys were serious”

    Exactly. Glad there’s at least one person in here who can appreciate football.

  27. Seattle is about to have a couple .500 seasons and all their bandwagon fans will jump ship.
    Anyone remember the 13th man talk before they were good? Of course not, because it’s mostly front-runner fandom out there.

  28. Attention, seahawkboymike:
    You are delusional. And you always have to have the last word. If you will re-read my post, I said Seattle’s path back begins with admitting it’s time to shelve the Legion of Boom, rebuild on defense, and do what your offense will allow you to do this year. When I said it was over, I was talking specifically about the LOB.

    Your posts read like someone who spends all his time in the basement looking at cap numbers and taping up posters of Sherman and Pete Carroll. Stop, and look at reality: THE CURRENT WINDOW HAS CLOSED. The Rams (and soon the Niners) are passing you by.

    Pitiful and pathetic if you can’t see that’s true.

  29. The Seahawks need to hire seahawksboymike as the cap and contract guy. He will sign every top offensive and defensive free agent and still have 4 billion dollars in cap space. He told me that a couple years ago.

  30. Legion of overrated. They underachieved for all the talent they had in their prime.

    The LOB peak years were 2012-2014. In 2012, they blew a late lead to Matt Ryan, who had zero playoff wins and several bad playoff losses at the time. In 2014, they set a super bowl record by blowing a double digit lead in the 4th quarter.

  31. All those “BOOMS” take their toll, and one of the biggest factors in any coverage is leaving no holes. So when a DB or linebacker is out, the backup has to mesh with the remaining coverage seamlessly, or great QB’s like Matt Ryan or Tom Brady will pick them apart. Goes with the territory on any smash mouth defense.

  32. Listen to all the children. Better a 1 year dynasty than never at all. Seattle is grateful for the Seahawks having won a SB. Seattle regrets that Seattle coaches gave away the 2nd SB win. But that’s football. Life goes on. Time to rebuild. Let Earl Thomas walk. He was never that great to begin with. Remember him being torched twice in SB48 on deep routes by Denver’s best receiver? Well, you if Peyton Manning threw the ball on target. Still, not every NFL team can say they annihilated the best offense the NFL has ever seen in Denver’s high flying record setting offense. Certainly not your team!

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