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Monday Round-Up: Four Seahawks Make Pro Football Focus' Top 101 Players List
Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" today — Monday, February 12 — about your Seattle Seahawks: Read
PFF's Top 101 Players
Pro Football Focus released their annual list of the 101 best single-season performances regardless of position from the 2017 NFL season.
The list uses a criteria that is based solely on 2017 play, creates a level playing field for all positions in evaluation and also factors in postseason play.
Four Seahawks players made the 2017 list: linebacker Bobby Wagner, safety Earl Thomas, wide receiver Doug Baldwin and quarterback Russell Wilson. Wagner was the highest-ranked player on the list, finishing among the top-5 players in the league.
Here's what Pro Football Focus had to say about each players spot on the list: Read
4. Bobby Wagner
Bobby Wagner was one of the few players whose play jumps off the screen when you watch tape for most of the season for the Seahawks. With injuries ravaging that defense, Wagner was the one player bringing it all together in the middle and keeping them playing well despite everything. He didn’t miss a tackle until the final three weeks of the season, when he played through injury and then missed three in three games to end the year, but his dominance when healthy was unrivaled. Wagner was in real contention to top this list until he picked up that late injury that depressed his play over those final three games, but over the season overall, he was the game’s best linebacker and one of the best players to see the field. Read
66. Earl Thomas
There are few players that impact a scheme as much as Earl Thomas does in Seattle, as his range and acceleration allows the Seahawks to deploy players in unusual ways but still be covered on the back end. The Seahawks lost playing time from multiple players in the secondary, with Thomas himself missing some time, but when he was on the field he was once again excellent, despite seeing less help around him from teammates.
80. Doug Baldwin
The player usually on the end of the miracle Russell Wilson plays this season was inevitably Doug Baldwin, who remains one of the league’s most underrated players. Baldwin may have the best release off the line of any receiver in football, and though he didn’t top 1,000 receiving yards, he did score eight times and catch 67.0 percent of the passes thrown his way over the year for the Seattle Seahawks. Read
93. Russell Wilson
As much as 2017 was a disappointing season for the Seattle Seahawks, and even for Russell Wilson at times, he was still excellent overall. Wilson ended the year tied for sixth in PFF’s grades with a mark of 87.2. Read
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from The Sea Gals, who joined Q13 FOX last Friday to talk about their upcoming trip to Hong Kong:
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