On this date: Chad Brown signs with Seahawks, and then delivers

Chad Brown

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Feb. 14:

1997: On Valentine’s Day, Chad Brown signs a sweetheart of a free-agent contract with the Seahawks. The former Pro Bowl linebacker from the Steelers would be voted to two more Pro Bowls and lead the Seahawks in tackles for three consecutive seasons during his eight-season stint with the Seahawks. When he left after the 2004 season, Brown ranked fourth in franchise history in tackles (744) and fifth in sacks (48), as well as third in fumble recoveries (13) and first in fumble-return yards (96) and fumble returns for touchdowns (3).

1999: Sean Dawkins is signed in free agency. He would share the team lead in receptions in 2000 with Ricky Watters.


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On this date: Robinson comes up huge

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 14:

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

1976: Jim Zorn passes for two touchdowns and runs for a third, but it isn’t enough as Fran Tarkenton throws a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to rally the Vikings to a 27-21 victory over the Seahawks in Minneapolis.

1982: The Seahawks’ game at St. Louis is cancelled, the last before the players’ strike ends.

1993: Eugene Robinson has 11 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in a 22-5 victory over the Browns at the Kingdome. The defense forces seven turnovers as Robert Blackmon scores on a 5-yard fumble return and Antonio Edwards registers a safety.

1999: Jon Kitna throws a 20-yard touchdown pass to Sean Dawkins midway through the fourth quarter as the Seahawks pull out a 20-17 victory over the Broncos at the Kingdome to run their record to 7-2.

2010: Olindo Mare kicks five field goals to tie the club record, Matt Hasselbeck passes for 333 yards – the 18th of his club-record 19 300-yard performances – and Mike Williams catches 11 passes for a career-high 145 yards in a 36-18 victory over the Cardinals in Arizona.


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On this date: Galloway goes for 89 yards

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 5:

Joey Galloway

Joey Galloway

1995: Joey Galloway returns a punt a club-record 89 yards for a touchdown to spark a 30-28 victory over the New York Giants at the Kingdome. Brian Blades also catches two first-quarter TD passes from Rick Mirer, as the Seahawks snapped a four-game losing streak – and began a stretch where they win six times in seven games.

2000: Rian Lindell kicks a 48-yard field goal as time expires to give the Seahawks a 17-15 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Husky Stadium. The Seahawks generate just 128 yards of total offense, but Jon Kitna throws TD passes Sean Dawkins and Christian Fauria.


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On this date: ‘Sweetheart’ deal for Brown

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Feb. 14:

1997: On Valentine’s Day, Chad Brown receives a sweetheart of a free-agent deal from the Seahawks. The former Pro Bowl linebacker from the Steelers would be voted to two more Pro Bowls and lead the Seahawks in tackles for three consecutive seasons during his eight-season stint with the Seahawks.

1999: Sean Dawkins is signed in free agency. He would catch 58 passes in ’99 to finish second on the team and then grab 63 in 2000 to share the team lead with Ricky Watters.


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On this date

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 14:

1976: Jim Zorn passes for two touchdowns and runs for a third, but it isn’t enough as Fran Tarkenton throws a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to rally the Vikings to a 27-21 victory over the Seahawks in Minneapolis.

1982: The Seahawks’ game at St. Louis is cancelled, the last before the players’ strike ends.

1993: Eugene Robinson has 11 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in a 22-5 victory over the Browns at the Kingdome. The defense forces seven turnovers as Robert Blackmon scores on a 5-yard fumble return and Antonio Edwards registers a safety.

1999: Jon Kitna throws a 20-yard touchdown pass to Sean Dawkins midway through the fourth quarter as the Seahawks pull out a 20-17 victory over the Broncos at the Kingdome to run their record to 7-2.

2010: Olindo Mare kicks five field goals to tie the club record, Matt Hasselbeck passes for 333 yards – the 18th of his club-record 19 300-yard performances – and Mike Williams catches 11 passes for a career-high 145 yards in a 36-18 victory over the Cardinals in Arizona.


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On this date

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 5:

1995: Joey Galloway returns a punt a club-record 89 yards for a touchdown to spark a 30-28 victory over the New York Giants at the Kingdome. Brian Blades also catches two first-quarter TD passes, as the Seahawks snap a four-game losing streak – and begin a stretch where they win six times in seven games.

2000: Rian Lindell kicks a 48-yard field goal as time expires to give the Seahawks a 17-15 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Husky Stadium. The Seahawks have just 128 yards of total offense, but Jon Kitna throws TD passes to Sean Dawkins and Christian Fauria.


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A show of hands

Steve Largent is the Seahawks’ all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches. Brian Blades caught 80 and 81 passes in back-to-back seasons. Bobby Engram set the franchise record with 94 receptions in 2007.

All three have been voted to the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team. But who turned in the best single-season performance by a receiver in franchise history?

Here’s a look at some of the best:

Steve Largent in 1984 – He caught 74 passes for 1,164 yards and 12 touchdowns – and was voted All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl. The Hall of Famer had seasons with more receptions (79 in 1985 and 75 in 1981). He also had seasons with more yards (1,168 in 1978; 1,237 in 1979; 1,224 in 1981; and a club-record 1,287 in 1985).  But the 12 TD catches in ’84 were a career-high, and the 74-1,164-12 totals came during the team’s 12-4 season.

Daryl Tuner in 1985 – He caught only 34 passes, but he also averaged 19.7 yards and had 13 TD catches. The TD total is the club single-season record. The per-catch average would be the record, if he had caught enough passes (50) to qualify.

Brian Blades in 1994 – His 81 receptions set the single-season record; which Darrell Jackson and Engram later broke. He also had 1,086 yards for a 13.4-yard average and caught four TD passes. He had more TDs (eight) and a higher average (17.1) in 1988, but Blades caught only 40 passes that season.

Joey Galloway in 1997 – He caught 72 passes for 1,049 yards (14.6-yard average) and a conference-leading 12 TDs. All were the best marks of the three seasons he led the team in receiving.

Sean Dawkins in 1999 – He didn’t even lead the team in receptions; Derrick Mayes did. But Dawkins averaged 17.1 yards on his 58 catches and had seven TDs (compared to 62, 13.4 and 10 for Mayes). But the over-the-top-stat was that 51 of Dawkins’ catches produced first downs.

Koren Robinson in 2002 – He caught 78 passes for 1,240 yards and five touchdowns. It was the one season in his five with the Seahawks that the first-round pick from 2001 put up numbers to match his draft status.

Darrell Jackson in 2003 – The more obvious choice for Jackson appears to be 2004, when he set the club record with 87 receptions, had 1,199 yards and seven TDs. But in ’03, he had a better per-catch average (16.7 yards, compared to 13.8 in ’04) and more TDs (nine).

Bobby Engram in 2007 – He not only set the club record with 94 receptions, Engram posted a career-best with 1,147 yards and tied his career-high with six TD catches. And he did it at the age of 34.

Performances you definitely can wrap your hands around. But which one was the best? You make the call …


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