I was watching the ESPN Documentary the Brady 6 and it was about the 6 QBs picked before Brady. Which got me thinking about this years Seahawks and how the team identity has come along when Pete was brought on. I started watching the Hawks back in 2003 and I think this is by far my favorite team.
I loved watching the '05 run but the team was very methodical, which was cool. But this '12 team has so much personality and I think they represent Seattle well. It seems that Pete loves to bring in players who have something to prove, a chip on their shoulder. Such as Richard Sherman who felt disrespected by being drafted so late. Like Doug Baldwin who hated the fact that he went undrafted. Like Russell Wilson in which everybody said he was too short.
This team is composed of players that were consistently told that they weren't good enough. Brandon Browner wasn't wanted in the NFL. Kam Chancellor was supposedly too big to play the safety position and should have been moved to linebacker. Just a quick look around people were saying Bruce Irvin was a 2nd/3rd round pick and maybe not even ready for the NFL. Marshawn Lynch was basically given up by Buffalo, they went and drafted CJ Spiller then gave him away for a 4th and a 5th round pick. Everywhere you look on our roster it’s filled with guys who were told that they weren't good enough for the league, that they would never be a star. All of these guys are playing to prove all of their critics wrong.
That is why I love this team so much, as a long time Seattleite isn't that the feeling that we always have. That our sports teams never get respect, that our city is always considered 2nd tier. The Hawks perfectly represent us in that way right now. Regardless of what happens the rest of the year, I love the team that Pete Carroll and John Schneider has put together and I hope that this keeps going for years.