With only one loss through 11 games this season, the Seattle Seahawks are clearly on the verge of doing something special. Obviously, a lot of that will have to do with how well the offensive line protects quarterback Russell Wilson, and if the team can overcome the suspension of two cornerbacks.
One player in particular that is not happy with cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond is Golden Tate. The wide receiver certainly has every reason to be made as Browner and Thurmond messed up big time in the middle of a critical season.
“Everyone should realize where this team is,” Tate said Tuesday on 710 ESPN radio Seattle, according to ESPN. “You are affecting way more than yourself. I feel like that was kind of a selfish move on both those guys part. But it is what it is. The show must go on and that’s what we’re gonna do.”
It certainly could have been worse, but there is no denying that the suspensions are significant. It has been reported that Browner will not be eligible to be reinstated for one year after he violated the league’s substance-abuse policy. Meanwhile, Thurmond cannot return to the field until Week 17 after he tested positive for marijuana.
Browner has recorded just 19 total tackles this season. However, he leads the team with 10 passes defended and has tallied one interception. Thurmond has been a little bit more productive as he has 31 total tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one defensive touchdown and six passes defended.
The good news is the Seahawks have more than enough talent on the roster to overcome the loss of two defensive backs. With that being said, it will take a complete team effort to defeat the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.