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Which defensive group is the best?

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The LOB gets all the press. The flashy name, the biggest headlines, the public adulation, the big contracts here and sometimes elsewhere.

But are they really the Seattle Seahawks’ best position group? On the defensive side, we mean.

The LOB is three superstars strong. There’s Hall of Fame level talent there (source: Captain Obvious); however, how deep is it? Maybe very deep. Maybe not. Maybe it doesn’t matter with Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor on the back end, plus whatshisname at left cornerback.

The linebackers are a bit of an unknown after the All-Pro/Pro Bowl duo that terrorizes opposing skill players. What a duo, though. If the Seahawks ever landed a third linebacker with skills approaching Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright...

The defensive line’s immense talent may well begin with ABC-123 (Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Frank Clark) but by no means does it end there. Ahtyba Rubin continues to be underrated, maybe Jarran Reed turns into a stud, and the Malik McDowell story is unwritten, despite the events of this summer. Other diamonds might well exist in the rough we call “the rotational guys.”

Which group is superior to the other two?


Which Seahawks defensive position group is the best, overall?

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  • 41%
    The Legion of Boom
    (647 votes)
  • 25%
    The Linebackers of Boom
    (395 votes)
  • 33%
    The Linemen of Boom
    (526 votes)
1568 votes total Vote Now