Here's the first installment of my "Ranking the Squads" series.. Now we continue by looking at the four teams in Seahawks history to finish 6-10.
Offensive Rank: 19th out of 31 teams
Defensive Rank: 25th out of 31
Takeaway/Giveaway Rank: 23rd out of 31
Team MVP: Ricky Watters
High Point: Seahawks 27, Raiders 24
Low Point: Dolphins 23, Seahawks 0
2000 was a massive let-down after the 1999 playoff run, but frankly it was probably predictable after the collapse down the stretch in '99. In fact, over 15 games spanning mid-99 to early-00, the Hawks were a pathetic 3-12. The most notable thing about 2000? Kitna's craptacular performance convinced Holmgren to go out and trade for Matt Hasselbeck after the season.
Offensive Rank: 20th out of 28 teams
Defensive Rank: 16th out of 28
Takeaway/Giveaway Rank: 11th out of 28
Team MVP: Chris Warren
High Point: Seahawks 30, Steelers 13
Low Point: Browns 35, Seahawks 9
In '94, we sported a QB who was just AFC Offensive Rookie of the Year (Rick Mirer), and September was a wonderland of glorious possibilities... Seattle opened with two road wins, and after pounding on the playoff-bound Steelers in the Dome, the Hawks were 3-1 and lookin' strong. Then the offense disappeared during a 6-game skid, when Mirer and his minions broke the 20-point barrier only once. The end of 1994 was also the merciful termination of Coach Tom Flores' tenure in Seattle.
Offensive Rank: 19th out of 28 teams
Defensive Rank: 18th out of 28
Takeaway/Giveaway Rank: 8th out of 28
Team MVP: Eugene Robinson
High Point: Seahawks 10, Patriots 9
Low Point: Cardinals 30, Seahawks 27
There's not much memorable about 1993 besides Rick Mirer teasing us into believing he was worth the #2 overall pick, but here's one vivid memory I had of the 1993 campaign...
Offensive Rank: 15th out of 28 teams
Defensive Rank: 25th out of 28
Takeaway/Giveaway Rank: 6th out of 28
Team MVP: Steve Largent
High Point: Seahawks 27, Jets 23
Low Point: Giants 32, Seahawks 0
From October 26, 1980 to October 18, 1981, our Hawks went 1-15! Thank god I was six years old at that point and still had no idea what was going on... The '81s recovered from a 1-6 start to go 5-4 down the stretch, including that highly memorable MNF win over the mighty Chargers...
Coming up.. We start to wade through a sea of 7-9 almost respectable-ness... Bring your hip-waders.