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Shameful Seahawks: Who would you never rep?

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The Dirty Dozen, if you will

seems like a handsome fellow

Picture your closet. Add twelve old Seattle Seahawks jerseys.

No. You’ve not just won the state lottery’s third prize or inherited your deceased great-uncle’s collection. These are all jerseys you bought... of players that didn’t work out exactly as planned.

Your row of college navy and action green threads may look great from the front but the name on the back, let’s say, can pose a bit of a problem in public. Rick Mirer. Kelly Jennings. Brian Bosworth.

For sure, that is some fly vintage gear. If only it happened to carry another number or reveal another set of letters.

Which one, of the dirty dozen listed below, stays in that closet forever, never to be worn, not even ironically? Field Gullers are always taking and giving advice on which jersey to buy. Take this poll as free opposite suggestions.

The list isn’t exhaustive. In part because intentionally left off are a few players with a public history of DV or other criminal behavior. No Jerramy Stevens, Perrish Cox, or even Warren Moon options today. Hoping the discussion sticks to football reasons without going into the unsavory personal histories we wouldn’t even know about if the man in question were a retail salesperson or a college professor.

Featured instead are busted draft picks, bad free-agent decisions, and men who had the simple misfortune of never living up to the hype bestowed upon them. Over 40 years, the Seahawks found plenty of guys like that to employ. There is not a shortage of them.

You’ll see a lot of names from the last 25 years but if you have a great example from before 1992 please provide it! I am only one man with Lofa and Walter jerseys in my own closet — only one man who possesses an incomplete history of this excellent franchise.

(Parenthetical 1, for outside-the-box thinkers: No you can’t have a Ken Behring jersey. Think of how quickly the poll would be rendered useless!)

(Parenthetical 2, for context: Brian Russell’s name might look out of place to some of you. Click here to be transported back eight years in time to when John Morgan wrote all 46 words on Russell’s departure and got 413 comments for his troubles.)

Poll

Whose Seahawks jersey would you never, ever wear?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Brian Bosworth
    (270 votes)
  • 3%
    Deion Branch
    (97 votes)
  • 19%
    Aaron Curry
    (618 votes)
  • 1%
    Stan Gelbaugh
    (45 votes)
  • 31%
    Percy Harvin
    (987 votes)
  • 7%
    T.J. Houshmanzadeh
    (223 votes)
  • 1%
    Kelly Jennings
    (62 votes)
  • 6%
    Dan McGwire
    (213 votes)
  • 6%
    Rick Mirer
    (216 votes)
  • 0%
    Brian Russell
    (31 votes)
  • 0%
    Marcus Tubbs
    (9 votes)
  • 7%
    Cary Williams
    (246 votes)
  • 3%
    Someone I clearly overlooked (Shaun Alexander, Matt Flynn, John Friesz, Lawrence Jackson, Julius Jones, Chris McIntosh, Grant Wistrom, other)
    (117 votes)
3134 votes total Vote Now

For round two, flip the question on its head. Which jersey do you definitely wear, with pride or some other emotion distant from shame?

Poll

Which jersey would you definitely wear, unironically?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Brian Bosworth
    (1131 votes)
  • 10%
    Deion Branch
    (226 votes)
  • 1%
    Aaron Curry
    (37 votes)
  • 2%
    Stan Gelbaugh
    (57 votes)
  • 8%
    Percy Harvin
    (197 votes)
  • 7%
    T.J. Houshmanzadeh
    (169 votes)
  • 1%
    Kelly Jennings
    (24 votes)
  • 2%
    Dan McGwire
    (50 votes)
  • 7%
    Rick Mirer
    (161 votes)
  • 0%
    Brian Russell
    (13 votes)
  • 6%
    Marcus Tubbs
    (155 votes)
  • 0%
    Cary Williams
    (19 votes)
2239 votes total Vote Now