BY SPNW Staff 05:20AM 01/24/2012

Seahawks Send Three More To Pro Bowl Game

Three more Seahawks, RB Marshawn Lynch, CB Brandon Browner and safety Kam Chancellor, have been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. All three replace injured or ill members of the San Francisco 49ers. Lynch replaces Frank Gore (ill), Browner replaces Carlos Rogers (injured) and Chancellor replaces Dashon Goldson (injured).

Lynch established career highs in rushing yards (1,204), carries (285) and rushing touchdowns (12) in 2011. He set a club record with at least one touchdown in 11 consecutive games, breaking Shaun Alexander’s 2005 record of nine. Lynch became Seattle’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Alexander set a club record in 2005.

Browner started all 16 games, recording a team-high six interceptions and added 54 tackles (51 solo). He set the club single-season record for interception return yards in a season with 220 (Dave Brown, 179 in 1984).

He became the first Seattle player since Josh Wilson in 2009 to return two interceptions for a touchdown in one season. Browner also tied a club record with interceptions in four consecutive games.

In his second season, first as a starter, Chancellor started and played in 15 games, finishing second on the club with 94 tackles (73 solo) and tied for second with four interceptions. He helped improve a defense that ranked 27th versus the pass in 2010 to rank 11th in 2011.

The Pro Bowl will be played Jan. 29 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Lynch, Browner and Chancellor the third and fourth and fifth Seahawks named to play in the game. Previously named were FB Michael Robinson, also an injury replacement, and safety Earl Thomas, voted a starter on the NFC squad.

Seattle’s five Pro Bowl representatives are the most since the team sent seven to the game following the 2005 season.


YourThoughts

  • S45d14

    Ohhhhh, how depressingly pathetic the Chuck and Howie show has been, and how it let things get to this: a laughingstock club with  Cy Young pitcher and fences so far away Lewis and Clark would have trouble getting out there. Lou was right. Lou was right. Lou knew the score when the HC show played button-down baseball and refused the left handed bat he needed, called him “insubordinate” (just like in the military, an obvious management style to work with an ferocious icon like Lou…), drove him back to Florida –  and they never learn. They, (read CA) even somehow thought the loved but ancient Griff could be benefit to the club as a retread DH. WHAT are these guys thinking? WHY do we let them tread on our taxfunded stadium and treat it like it’s just for family-fun Dollywood stuff, unaccountable for the team they put on the field? May they choke on their idiocy, incompetence and arrogance; come back  reincarnated as Astroturf in the Kingdome.

  • S45d14

    Ohhhhh, how depressingly pathetic the Chuck and Howie show has been, and how it let things get to this: a laughingstock club with  Cy Young pitcher and fences so far away Lewis and Clark would have trouble getting out there. Lou was right. Lou was right. Lou knew the score when the HC show played button-down baseball and refused the left handed bat he needed, called him “insubordinate” (just like in the military, an obvious management style to work with an ferocious icon like Lou…), drove him back to Florida –  and they never learn. They, (read CA) even somehow thought the loved but ancient Griff could be benefit to the club as a retread DH. WHAT are these guys thinking? WHY do we let them tread on our taxfunded stadium and treat it like it’s just for family-fun Dollywood stuff, unaccountable for the team they put on the field? May they choke on their idiocy, incompetence and arrogance; come back  reincarnated as Astroturf in the Kingdome.

  • Cruddly

    I have always wondered why a player like Pujols would suddenly chase money and leave a good situation like he had with the Cardinals.  He was going to make at least 120 million if he had stayed there, and that is not counting all the endorsement money he receives.  Plus, he was in a city where he is loved — and not just any city, but a real baseball town.  He had just helped them win the World Series, and he might have taken part in another, ultimately establishing a dynasty of sorts there.  But no.  Money calls — more money than he could ever spend.  Enough money to make him leave his comfort zone, his team mates, his friends and whatever else he had going on back in St Louis.  It make you ask,”How much money does one guy need?”  
    But it wasn’t like Pujols demanded this money from the Angels.  Their owner simply made an offer that he could not refuse.  Now the bar has been raised for all future signings, and teams like the Mariners are screwed.  I hope Pujols turns out to be a young looking 38 year old.

  • Cruddly

    I have always wondered why a player like Pujols would suddenly chase money and leave a good situation like he had with the Cardinals.  He was going to make at least 120 million if he had stayed there, and that is not counting all the endorsement money he receives.  Plus, he was in a city where he is loved — and not just any city, but a real baseball town.  He had just helped them win the World Series, and he might have taken part in another, ultimately establishing a dynasty of sorts there.  But no.  Money calls — more money than he could ever spend.  Enough money to make him leave his comfort zone, his team mates, his friends and whatever else he had going on back in St Louis.  It make you ask,”How much money does one guy need?”  
    But it wasn’t like Pujols demanded this money from the Angels.  Their owner simply made an offer that he could not refuse.  Now the bar has been raised for all future signings, and teams like the Mariners are screwed.  I hope Pujols turns out to be a young looking 38 year old.

  • SeattleNative57

    Great post, Art. You are truly one of our finest sports columnists. You always “tell it like it is”, as the saying goes. And because of that, and the fact I’tv suffered Seattle sports my entire life, I pray you are wrong that Figgins is our only accomplishment come ST.

  • SeattleNative57

    Great post, Art. You are truly one of our finest sports columnists. You always “tell it like it is”, as the saying goes. And because of that, and the fact I’tv suffered Seattle sports my entire life, I pray you are wrong that Figgins is our only accomplishment come ST.

  • JoeFan

    I’m been saying it for years, but the M’s need to move on from Chuck and Howie, and that probably also means a new and vibrant ownership.

  • JoeFan

    I’m been saying it for years, but the M’s need to move on from Chuck and Howie, and that probably also means a new and vibrant ownership.

  • http://twitter.com/SwishasNKush Ken Spliffey Jr.

    If they miss out on Fielder, it’s the nail in the coffin for me. I will be permanently abandoning this sorry joke they call a “franchise.” It also means they might as well just trade off Felix because all they’re doing is wasting his time. So sick of these soccer mom owners.

  • http://twitter.com/SwishasNKush Ken Spliffey Jr.

    If they miss out on Fielder, it’s the nail in the coffin for me. I will be permanently abandoning this sorry joke they call a “franchise.” It also means they might as well just trade off Felix because all they’re doing is wasting his time. So sick of these soccer mom owners.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AMDXZRNR7BHO7GJCIOCGINOV6I Louis

    I will always be a baseball fan. I will always be a Mariners fan. But I can’t say the same for Major League Baseball. As much as I love sports, I just don’t think players should be making this kind of money anymore. Pujol’s signing just seems out of whack with what’s going on in the world today. Yeah, I know. It’s not my money and Moreno can do what he wants just like Hicks did when he signed Pay-Rod to that ridiculous contract.  The gap between the have teams and have not teams is widening in MLB. and as long as it’s all about the bottom line, so it will continue. This league needs a cap. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AMDXZRNR7BHO7GJCIOCGINOV6I Louis

    I will always be a baseball fan. I will always be a Mariners fan. But I can’t say the same for Major League Baseball. As much as I love sports, I just don’t think players should be making this kind of money anymore. Pujol’s signing just seems out of whack with what’s going on in the world today. Yeah, I know. It’s not my money and Moreno can do what he wants just like Hicks did when he signed Pay-Rod to that ridiculous contract.  The gap between the have teams and have not teams is widening in MLB. and as long as it’s all about the bottom line, so it will continue. This league needs a cap. 

  • Jim

    Ichiro Suzuki – 5 years, $90 million extention
    Felix Hernandez – 5 years, $78 million extention
    Franklin Gutierrez – 4 years, $20 million extention
    Chone Figgins – 4 years, $36 million free agent contract
    Dustin Ackley – 5 years, $7.5 million + $6 million bonus
    Danny Hultzen – 5 years, $8.5 million + $6.35 million bonus

    This team doesn’t spend enough money.  They must give Jack the financial resources to make big moves.

    Sorry, but my first trip to this establishment will be my last.

  • Jim

    Ichiro Suzuki – 5 years, $90 million extention
    Felix Hernandez – 5 years, $78 million extention
    Franklin Gutierrez – 4 years, $20 million extention
    Chone Figgins – 4 years, $36 million free agent contract
    Dustin Ackley – 5 years, $7.5 million + $6 million bonus
    Danny Hultzen – 5 years, $8.5 million + $6.35 million bonus

    This team doesn’t spend enough money.  They must give Jack the financial resources to make big moves.

    Sorry, but my first trip to this establishment will be my last.