Hawkstorian wrote:Boulware is a good choice -- but I always felt he was foolsgold anyway. Lots of raging board debates about him back then. He did have the ability to make opposing QBs throw the ball right at him. Uncanny.
Come on, you of all people being the historian here -- how can anyone honestly argue with Bosworth being the biggest flash in the pan Seahawk of them all? Seriously, if you consider the incredible hype surrounding this guy and just how much of a star he was in college. He is only 1 of 9 linebackers to have made Sports Illustrated's NCAA All Century Team. It's incredible to think that the Boz is the only linebacker in NCAA History to have won the Butkus Award twice. That's the backdrop ... and when you couple that with:
1) His 10 Year/$11 Million Contract (which again was the Richest Contract ever handed out to a rookie up until that time). Remember how much that contract ended up crippling the Hawks.
2) His incredibly flamboyant "Flashy" Personality. He LOVED to stir up controversy -- he thrived on it. He makes Richard Sherman look like Richie Cunningham.
3) The fact that he put himself out there as being one of the best defensive players in the NFL ... and that his career flamed out so darn quickly. A grand total of just 24 NFL Games played and a mere 4 Sacks (albeit he did have one of the best hits on John Elway ever).
To give those who aren't acquainted with this guy just what kind of player we're talking about here ... and just what he was all about, here is a short Brian Bosworth "Highlights" film on him featuring Steve Raible, Claire Farnsworth, John Clayton, and others. This is a must watch for those who never got to experience the mystique that was the Boz ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0YOoRXcrlQ
The Boz by anyone's standards is in the Top 10 biggest busts in NFL History. When you stop to consider just WHO this guy was in college ... what he basically promised to do in the NFL ... and just how fast his star burned out, there's no question in my mind just who the biggest Flash in the Pan Seahawk is of all time. Heck, the Boz is one of the greatest Flash in the Pan players in NFL History. They don't get much flashier than this guy.