Nobody said that. Nobody. Their pitching was atrocious for a decade.
They were predicted for at least 2 years prior to 2010 in the NLC. I remember it because I agreed at the time. They just sucked so bad that that is who they are now. An overrated team that got hot after the all-star break beating up on the Astros, Cubs, and Pirates.
During that span the Seahawks had the BEST left side in the game. That left side was downright nasty and I bet you they ran to that side 75% of the time. The other portion of their line was pretty sick.
AP has been blessed with a damn good running line as well.Snoogins whole point was that lines should be disregarded
i.e. that Smith's 5 year run had numbers so far and away better than everybody else that even if it was somewhat inflated by the great line, he's still the best ever
Alexander did have a super line, but no better than what Emmitt had in his prime, probably a drop off. And with all due respect to the 2 of them, Hassellbeck to Darrell Jackson ain't exactly Aikman to Irvin
If we want to take into account extenuating circumstances beyond a RB's control? Then I would say that AP's last 5 years are more impressive
No player in football is as much a focal point of opposing defenses as much as AP is to any defense taking the field against the Vikings.... maybe in history. Right now, the only other player in football who even remotely touches "I don't even care who else is on the field, just try to stop him" territory is Megatron.