Five Impressive Seahawks Players from 2011: A Fan’s Opinion

Though it has been a pretty bad season for the Seattle Seahawks this year, a few players have really stepped up to have good seasons. At the halfway point it is frustrating that the Seahawks are just 2-6, but there are definitely some key players that don't deserve any of the blame.

Below is a list of five players that have stood out from the rest of the team this year.

Doug Baldwin(notes)

Baldwin has 28 catches for 434 yards and 2 touchdowns so far for the Seahawks . He has stepped up amid a number of injuries to other Seahawks receivers, and he is just one yard short from leading the entire roster in receiving yards. It has been a rough year on offense for the Seahawks , but Baldwin has been one of the players stepping up to the task.

Kam Chancellor(notes)

Chancellor has been a very valuable member of the secondary for the Seahawks , and has 50 tackles already this season. He also has a sack, 2 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and three interceptions to his credit. Chancellor also leads the team in pass deflections with 7, and is one of the reasons that the Seahawks haven't been torched this year.

Chris Clemons

Through the first eight games of the year, Clemons has 21 total tackles and 4 tackles for a loss. His most important contribution has been the 5 sacks that he has, easily leading the team in that category . He also has 2 pass deflections and a forced fumble so far. Clemons has been a force on the line, contributing to just about every category that is measured.

Red Bryant(notes)

Bryant's intangibles are hard to measure on paper, and that penalty he had in the game against the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 1 was pretty frustrating. Still, he has 17 total tackles from the line, has half a sack, and has blocked 2 important kicks. His contributions to the defensive line have made him one of the most valuable players on the team this year.

Richard Sherman(notes)

Sherman has taken over as one of the starting cornerbacks due to injuries and he has stepped up in the last two games. He has 20 total tackles in that limited action, 4 pass deflections, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble. He is quickly becoming one of the forces on this team, and the young cornerback could get even better as the season goes on.

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*Ryan Christopher DeVault is a lifelong fan of the Seattle Seahawks that continues to hold out hope that the team is heading in the right direction with a new coach, a weak NFC West, and some great young players on defense.

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Updated Saturday, Nov 12, 2011