Legion of Boom
Seattle safety Earl Thomas (separated left shoulder) and cornerback Richard Sherman (left elbow) are damaged goods, suffering injuries in the NFC championship overtime victory against Green Bay. On Sunday, they showed little to no concern about how they will feel — and perform — against the New England Patriots.
The Seattle Seahawks have already trademarked the phrase “The Legion of Boom”
Cornerback Jeremy Lane, the Seahawks’ nickel back who plays against slot receivers, was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury Monday with the designation to return. He will miss at least the next eight weeks before he can rejoin the active roster.
He may be known for his trash-talking, but that doesn’t mean Sherman isn’t one of the most talented cornerbacks currently in the NFL. As this year’s cover athlete for Madden 15, he’s out to prove there no such thing as the “Madden Curse”.
After Sherman was announced the winner, he was quick to make one request: That the other members of Seattle’s ‘Legion of Boom’ be allowed to join him on the cover.
Kevin Major of Rant Sports lists “secondary help” as one of the biggest 2014 NFL Draft needs for Seattle, noting that two power players in Seattle’s secondary — Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas — are going to be free agents after next season.
The Seattle Seahawks have signed free agent cornerback Phillip Adams adding depth to a secondary that has lost three players off last season’s Super Bowl championship team.
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham says part of the reason for the “Legion of Boom’s” greatness is because the players are taught to ignore the passing interference rule.
Led by All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary and the nastiest defense in the NFL proved the strength of the Seahawks was greater than the record-setting arm of Peyton Manning in their stunning 43-8 rout on Sunday night.