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The All-Time Seahawk 53, Day 3

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On to some of the most contested votes: those in wide receiver land

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AGENDA

JUNE 23, 2017

1. Vote on specialists

2. Vote on returners

3. Vote on wide receivers

4. Defuse or inflame controversies

4b. Don’t promote Chris Gray automatically

Kicker (1)

Comparing kickers across eras can be misleading if you’re not careful. Even if you’re careful. Most of you know that Norm Johnson is the franchise’s leading scorer (810 points), but recent kickers are far more accurate.

Poll

Which kicker should be named to the Seahawks all-time 53-man?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Josh Brown (80.0 percentage, 13/22 from 50+, 58 long)
    (78 votes)
  • 82%
    Steve Hauschka (88.8, 15/22, 58)
    (1198 votes)
  • 2%
    Efren Herrera (69.6, 2/9, 52)
    (32 votes)
  • 6%
    Norm Johnson (69.7, 10/26, 54)
    (97 votes)
  • 2%
    John Kasay (78.1, 6/10, 55)
    (39 votes)
  • 0%
    Todd Peterson (81.8, 7/16, 54)
    (9 votes)
1453 votes total Vote Now

Punter (1)

Fun fact: Rick Tuten is the only punter in Seattle Seahawks history to earn an invite to the Pro Bowl.

Poll

Which punter should be named to the Seahawks all-time 53-man?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Jeff Feagles (5 yrs, 42.1 avg)
    (16 votes)
  • 84%
    Jon Ryan (9, 44.7)
    (1218 votes)
  • 14%
    Rick Tuten (7, 43.8)
    (209 votes)
1443 votes total Vote Now

Long Snapper (hopefully only 1)

Poll

Which long snapper should be named to the Seahawks all-time 53-man?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Blair Bush (1983-1988)
    (300 votes)
  • 14%
    Jean-Philippe Darche (2000-2006)
    (200 votes)
  • 53%
    Clint Gresham (2010-2015)
    (725 votes)
  • 8%
    Trey Junkin (1990-1995)
    (112 votes)
  • 0%
    Jeff Robinson (2007-2009)
    (11 votes)
1348 votes total Vote Now

Kick Returner (1)

So here’s where the 53-man limit comes into play. If there is a runaway choice here, he’ll definitely make the team even he isn’t an all-time talent at another spot. If no such guy exists, then we’ll instead award kickoff return and punt return duties to guys who made the roster on other merits. In other words: for someone like Leon Washington or Bobby oe Edmonds to make the final 53, they’ll need to clean up in this poll.

Now if two runaway choices emerge and one of them makes the team elsewhere, then we’ll take both. Say Joey Galloway is a receiver who wins his spot via the regular poll below. We’ll stick him on punts and take the top kickoff returner from this contest. Voila: kicks are covered.

If a versatile player, a KR/PR like Leon Washington or Nate Burleson runs away with the vote — if he takes it to the house! — then that simplifies things.

If there’s a weapon you feel you HAVE to have from the list below, then take him like you’re John Schneider on draft day. Which is not necessarily a Tyler Lockett reference.

Poll

Which kick returner should be named to the Seahawks all-time 53-man?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Nate Burleson (22.9 KR, 10.3 PR, 3 TD)
    (46 votes)
  • 0%
    Kenny Easley (N/A, 11.6, 0 TD)
    (9 votes)
  • 5%
    Bobby Joe Edmonds (22.1, 11.4, 1)
    (78 votes)
  • 6%
    Joey Galloway (N/A, 10.4, 4)
    (95 votes)
  • 0%
    Paul Johns (N/A, 11.4, 2)
    (2 votes)
  • 16%
    Tyler Lockett (26.0, 9.0, 2)
    (233 votes)
  • 1%
    Charlie Rodgers (24.0, 12.7, 2)
    (27 votes)
  • 2%
    Golden Tate (N/A, 11.6, 0)
    (32 votes)
  • 0%
    Chris Warren (20.9, 8.7, 1)
    (5 votes)
  • 63%
    Leon Washington (26.2, 10.3, 4)
    (902 votes)
  • 0%
    Josh Wilson (25.0, N/A, 1)
    (0 votes)
1429 votes total Vote Now

Receivers (6)

Steve Largent. Duh. After that? I took the liberty of adding one additional automatic that should surprise nobody: Doug Baldwin.

Why? Like Largent, he would have both finished in the top six anyway. But they also are from different eras. Which allows me to bring you a better voting experience. I agonized for a while about how to present this. By outside vs. inside receivers? That got messy. All at once? Likely to cause consternation as people have to weigh three or four great receivers against one another.

So I settled on two separate polls — one for players from the last century, one for players from this one. Thus you’ll get two WR votes to supplement the two automatic entrants. The top four vote-getters will advance. Doesn’t necessarily have to be two receivers from each era, by the way.

Qualifying for the poll is any receiver who played multiple seasons with the team and accumulated at least 40 receptions, 1,200 yards, and 5 TD. If you didn’t meet all three of those qualifications why would you ever pretend to make the all-time list? (I realize this leaves out one-season wonders like Joe Jurevicius.)

Poll

Besides Steve Largent, which early-era wide receiver should be added to the Seahawks all-time 53-man?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Brian Blades (2nd in rec, 6th in TD)
    (812 votes)
  • 39%
    Joey Galloway (6th, 3rd)
    (561 votes)
  • 0%
    Tommy Kane (15th, 21st)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Kelvin Martin (18th, 31st)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Sam McCullum (8th, 7th)
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Pritchard (11th, 24th)
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Paul Skansi (13th, 18th)
    (24 votes)
  • 1%
    Daryl Turner (20th, 5th)
    (26 votes)
1430 votes total Vote Now

Moving from 1900s to 2000s:

Poll

Besides Doug Baldwin, which late-era wide receiver should be added to the Seahawks all-time 53-man?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Deion Branch (10th in receptions, 9th in TD)
    (18 votes)
  • 1%
    Nate Burleson (16th, 15th)
    (16 votes)
  • 29%
    Bobby Engram (4th, 8th)
    (431 votes)
  • 48%
    Darrell Jackson (3rd, 2nd)
    (702 votes)
  • 1%
    Jermaine Kearse (14th, 16th)
    (15 votes)
  • 3%
    Tyler Lockett (22nd, 25th)
    (50 votes)
  • 1%
    Sidney Rice (21st, 15th)
    (22 votes)
  • 0%
    Koren Robinson (7th, 12th)
    (6 votes)
  • 13%
    Golden Tate (12th, 10th)
    (194 votes)
1454 votes total Vote Now

Remaining position groups, for tomorrow, are:

  • Linebacker
  • Cornerback
  • Safety

No big names there or anything.