In honor of the 2014 Super Bowl champs, we have created a list of the very best Seattle Seahawks of the 90s. How many do you remember?
10) Jacob Green DE (1980 – 1991) – Even though Jacob Green did most of his damage for Seattle in the 1980’s, he checks in at number 10 on our list. In 1990, he racked up 12.5 sacks.
9) Ricky Watters RB (1998 – 2001) – Watters may not have been the best running back Seattle has ever had, but he helped turn around a floundering organization in the late 90’s. In 1998 and 1999 he had back to back 1,200 yard seasons and a combined 3,209 all purpose yards.
8) Chad Brown OLB (1997 – 2004) – Chad Brown became a Seattle standout after his departure from the Pittsburgh Steelers. He became a two time Pro Bowler and an All Pro in 1998. He had 19.5 sacks during his 3 years in the 90’s. Pretty good for a OLB in a 4-3 scheme.
7) Eugene Robinson S (1985 – 1995) – Robinson was an undrafted free agent out of Colgate. He was a dominate player, making two Pro Bowl appearances in 1992 and 1993 for the Hawks. His best game came on November 14th, 1993 when he had 11 tackles, two picks, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
6) Brian Blades WR (1988 – 1998) – Brian had three 1,000 yard seasons with the Seahawks in the 1990’s. He hit his stride in 1993 – 1995 averaging 79.3 catches during that span.
5) Sam Adams DT (1994 – 1999) – The 8th overall pick by Seattle in 1994, Sam Adams was an enormous human being. He was 6’3″ 350 and one of the best run stuffing tackles in the 90’s.
4) Joey Galloway WR (1995 – 1999) – Seattle used the 8th pick of the 1995 draft to select Galloway out of Ohio State. He was the original Percy Harvin for the Hawks. He returned kicks and punts and was a stellar wide receiver. In 1995, 1997, and 1998 he went over a 1,000 receiving with 29 total touchdowns. He was later traded to Dallas for two first round picks and after the first game, tore his ACL.
3) Michael Sinclair DE (1991 -2001) – Michael Sinclair was a steal in the 1991 draft. A 6th round pick from Eastern New Mexico, he went on to have a great career with Seattle. He went to 3 Pro Bowls and led the league in sacks in 1998. Number 70 totaled 73.5 sacks during his 9 years with the Hawks.
2) Walter Jones T (1997 – 2009) – Most people think of Walter as being one for the 2000’s, much like Green was for the 1980’s, but Walter was dominate for three years in the 1990’s as well. A first team All Rookie in 1997 and a Pro Bowl in 1999 were part of his many accolades. He was the also may be the greatest combine freak ever, running an amazing 4.61 40-time.
1) Cortez Kennedy DT (1990 – 2000) – Cortez Kennedy was the Seahawks in the 1990’s. He dominated games by himself and terrorized quarterbacks. He made 8 Pro Bowls, 5 All Pro teams and was the Defensive player of the year in 1992 (14 sacks and 92 tackles). “Tez” is part of the 1990 All-Decade team and is in the Hall of Fame.
Pete Kendall G
Shawn Springs CB
Joe Nash DT
Mack Strong FB