The Seattle Seahawks are just starting on their -- what they hope -- decade of dominance but that doesn't mean they can't take home some accolades for their first four or five years of work.
Two Seahawks players did just that, when Pro Football Focus named it's All-Decade team for 2006-2015. Cornerback Richard Sherman and running back Marshawn Lynch made the cut, as first team selections.
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Lynch, of course, ended his career in 2016 whereas Sherman remains in his prime entering his sixth season of action.
Here's what PFF said about the now-retired running back, who edged out Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the honor.
"Conventional wisdom would have Adrian Peterson here instead of Marshawn Lynch, but maybe that’s more a function of the media’s dislike of Lynch than anything tangible. Whichever way you cut it (except with base numbers that derive as much from the quality of the blocking as they do from the actual RB), Lynch edges Peterson out in every category. Consider this: Peterson, the bell-cow power-back, broke 423 tackles as a runner on 2,496 attempts, while fumbling 34 times. On 2,337 attempts Lynch broke over 100 more (530) tackles and fumbled only 20 times. Additionally—although neither has done much as a receiver, admittedly—Lynch has been a superior pass blocker throughout the last 10 years."
They went into less specific detail on Sherman's selection, outside of commenting he's the only one who comes close to stacking up against New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. According to them, he actually has a lower passing rating against than Revis.
Both have well-deserved spots on this list. And, as the decade continues, the Seahawks could see more names line these types of lists in the future.
Derek Lewis | 247sports.com | August 20, 2016