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Friday Round-Up: NFL Films Revisits the "First Legion of Boom"

A daily link round-up of what’s “out there” about your Seattle Seahawks.


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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today – Friday, March 11 – about your Seattle Seahawks

NFL Films Look Back at the "First Legion of Boom"

Players like Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor have made the current Seahawks secondary into one of the most feared in the NFL, but as good as Seattle's recent defenses, and defensive backfields in particular, have been in recent years, a ball-hawking, physical secondary is nothing new for the Seahawks.

Back in 1984, Seattle led the NFL with 38 interceptions, a franchise record that still stands, and 63 takeaways, the second most in league history. NFL Films recently released a video feature about one game in particular that was memorable for that secondary, Seattle's Week 10 win over Kansas City that saw the Seahawks set an NFL record with four interceptions returned for touchdowns in one game.

"We were just going for everything," Keith Simpson told NFL Films.

In a game that started off uneventfully—Seattle led 3-0 after one quarter—Dave Brown got the party started in the second quarter with a 90-yard pick six. Simpson followed that with a 76 yard return for a touchdown, and by halftime Seattle led 31-0. In the third quarter, Brown added a second touchdown, scoring on a 56-yard return, then Kenny Easley gave the Seahawks the record with a 58-yard return in the fourth quarter to cap a 45-0 victory.

Tweet of the Day

Today's Tweet of the day comes from defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, who says goodbye to the Seahawks and the 12s after signing with the San Diego Chargers.

More From Around the Web

The Seahawks were awarded three compensatory picks in next month’s draft, bringing their total up to nine picks.

Also at, stories on Seattle agreeing to a new deal with Jermaine Kearse Thursday, and on the departures of J.R. Sweezy to Tampa Bay and Bruce Irvin to Oakland.

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times looks at what Kearse re-signing means for Russell Wilson and Seattle’s receivers.

ESPN's Sheil Kapadia also writes about what Kearse’s signing means for Seattle.

On a related note, as I mentioned in a Tweet Thursday night, the Seahawks acquired 10 players who have made significant contributions to NFL teams, nine of them in Seattle, over a three-day span in April of 2012: Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner, Russell Wilson, Jaye Howard, Robert Turbin, Jeremy Lane, J.R. Sweezy, Jermaine Kearse and DeShawn Shead, the last two being signed as undrafted free agents after the conclusion of the seventh round.

From the News Tribune's Gregg Bell, a story on Kearse, Lakewood, Washington native, staying home. recaps an interview with Trent Dilfer on 710 ESPN Seattle, which includes a touching story of how Matt Hasselbeck helped Dilfer overcome his son’s death when they were teammates.

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