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The All-Time Seahawk 53, Day 4

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Wrapping this unique project up with some of the franchise’s biggest stars

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QB’s? Check.

Ball carriers and ball catchers? Check.

Specialists? Check.

Both lines? Check.

Must be time to finish assembling the all-time 53-man roster, with some of the biggest and dearest names in franchise history. Here comes the Legion, here come the fearsome ‘backers.

Linebackers (5)

The linebackers will be selected in much the same way as other, with one automatic qualifier, plus the top four vote-getters from the poll below.

It looked initially like four Seattle Seahawks deserved instant induction at first — the four who’ve actually been named to the All-Pro first team. Bobby Wagner (twice), Lofa Tatupu, Chad Brown and Fredd Young. But then what are you even voting for anymore? One final entrant? At that point I’m making the selections for you. Besides, isn’t Rufus Porter or Julian Peterson or even K.J. Wright just as deserving of a free pass? Maybe? Or someone else entirely?

And if we divide into two eras again, Chad Brown (peak years 1997-2000) doesn’t fit in either poll. Unless he goes with the newer crowd, and then the choices are again practically made for you: probably Tatupu and Brown from recently; probably Porter and Young from the earlier times.

It’s too much manipulation that way. Instead, you gotta let the wisdom of crowds decide. Only Bobby gets free admission to the all-time 53. The poll’s top four all advance. Good luck making up your mind.

Poll

Which linebacker should be added to the Seahawks all-time 53-man?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Chad Brown
    (185 votes)
  • 1%
    Keith Butler
    (24 votes)
  • 0%
    LeRoy Hill
    (13 votes)
  • 1%
    Michael Jackson
    (16 votes)
  • 5%
    Julian Peterson
    (71 votes)
  • 7%
    Rufus Porter
    (105 votes)
  • 0%
    Bruce Scholtz
    (2 votes)
  • 35%
    Lofa Tatupu
    (489 votes)
  • 0%
    Terry Wooden
    (10 votes)
  • 8%
    Fredd Young
    (122 votes)
  • 25%
    K.J. Wright
    (354 votes)
1391 votes total Vote Now

Cornerbacks (5)

Two shoo-ins at corner. One is in the Ring of Honor, and the other will enter the Hall of Fame someday. Dave Brown and Richard Sherman. We need three more. Produce, please.

Poll

Besides Dave Brown and Richard Sherman, which cornerback should be added to the Seahawks all-time 53-man?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Robert Blackmon (7 yrs, 15 picks)
    (3 votes)
  • 4%
    Brandon Browner (3 yrs, 10 picks)
    (57 votes)
  • 0%
    Patrick Hunter (8 yrs, 12 picks)
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Ken Lucas (4 yrs, 12 picks)
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Byron Maxwell (4 yrs, 6 picks)
    (13 votes)
  • 1%
    Keith Simpson (8 yrs, 19 picks)
    (18 votes)
  • 30%
    Shawn Springs (7 yrs, 20 picks)
    (438 votes)
  • 0%
    Terry Taylor (5 yrs, 16 picks)
    (6 votes)
  • 61%
    Marcus Trufant (10 yrs, 21 picks)
    (871 votes)
  • 0%
    Willie Williams (7 yrs, 17 picks)
    (2 votes)
1416 votes total Vote Now

Safeties (4)

Two shoo-ins at safety. One is in the Ring of Honor, and the other will enter the Hall of Fame someday. Kenny Easley and Earl Thomas. We need two more. Produce, please.

Poll

Besides Kenny Easley and Earl Thomas, which safety should be added to the Seahawks all-time 53-man?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Jordan Babineaux
    (46 votes)
  • 0%
    Michael Boulware
    (2 votes)
  • 73%
    Kam Chancellor
    (1038 votes)
  • 1%
    Ken Hamlin
    (28 votes)
  • 0%
    Paul Moyer
    (12 votes)
  • 18%
    Eugene Robinson
    (256 votes)
  • 0%
    Reggie Tongue
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Daryl Williams
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    John Harris
    (22 votes)
1410 votes total Vote Now

Results will be announced next week, after the final round of tie-breaking or roster-tweaking polls to determine the 52nd and 53rd players. If you haven’t voted in one of the existing posts yet, the links are below.

Vote for QB/RB/FB on Day 1

Vote for OL/DL/TE on Day 2

Vote for specialists and WR on Day 3

You’re in Day 4 already. Do your job.

(Ed. note: K.J. Wright and John Harris were both added to the polls in the morning after a dumb oversight left them off. They could still be included in the final 53 via the tie-breaker round on Monday, so give them some strategic voting love. Sorry.)