Saturday, February 4, 2012
Seahawks Cortez Kennedy elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame!
The year of the 12th man in 2012 has started off with a big bang as former Seattle Seahawks standout Cortez Kennedy has finally been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For Kennedy the former defensive tackle he'll become only the second Seahawk elected into the hall of fame(the Seahawks have had guys who played for them elected) joining legendary wide receiver Steve Largent. He had been passed over in the past but will finally be shrined in Canton, Ohio. Kennedy spent his entire career with the Seahawks from 1990-2000 where he was an eight-time pro bowler, three-time first team all-pro and won the defensive MVP in 1992 on a 2-14 team. Kennedy was the reason why Seahawks fans still cared about the franchise in the 90's.
This day has been long overdue for most Seahawks fans and Kennedy. As you saw with Tim Brown, Andre Reed and Chris Carter though better late than never as those greats are still being snubbed. Kennedy was a star on a crappy team but he still played hard. To win defensive MVP as a defensive tackle is impressive as is. To do it on a 2-14 team when nobody is watching your games or caring about your team makes it even more special. Kennedy is the first player I remember growing up watching in this city who is in the Hall of Fame so this is pretty special to me. Kennedy was the reason fans cared about this franchise. Kennedy was the face of this franchise for a decade as they went through their worst stretch. Now Kennedy is finally being rewarded by going to the hall of fame. 2012 is supposedly the year of the 12th man well this year has began quite nicely for the Seahawks. Congrats Cortez Kennedy you deserve this honor!