It feels like the sword of Damocles is hanging over our collective heads as the official retirement of Walter Jones is imminent. Many of us will feel a certain elation, many of us will feel some frustration at the way he leaves and particularly his final game, all of us will feel at least a little sadness at the retirement of this great player.
Many a writer is already getting a headstart saying their adieus to this great player:
Doug Farrar, Abyssinia, Walter.
Dave Boling, Now put Walter under the microscope.
Mike Sando, An appreciation for the great Walter Jones.
Gregg Rosenthal (player/coach quotes), Walter Jones gets his due.
While we're waiting for the string to break and the sword to come tumbling down, let's share and reshare our greatest Walter Jones memories, and speak our thanks to the greatest Seahawk of all time.
Addendum: pending a new frontpage post, let me edit in that Walter Jones has officially retired. The Seahawks will be retiring #71, and this day is officially Walter Jones day. But, in typical Walter Jones fashion, there will be no farewell press conference.
Per Adam Schefter: On 5,703 pass attempts over 13 seasons, according to coaches stats, Walter Jones was called for holding 9 times and surrendered 23 sacks.