DC.com has an article on Ken Hamlin. I’m actually pretty excited about Hamlin, because the guy was playing very well before the head injury, and he wasn’t awful last year.
Hamlin, a second-round pick in 2004, quickly made an impact for the Seahawks, starting 14 games at free safety as a rookie. He recorded 96 tackles and was a unanimous selection for every All-Rookie team. Hamlin started all 16 games in 2004, along with picking off four passes and looked every bit the part of being one of the NFL's top young safeties.
But six games into the 2005 season Hamlin and his girlfriend were involved in a altercation outside a Seattle nightclub. Police reports stated a shoving match between Hamlin and two men escalated into a fight that ended with Hamlin being struck in the back of a head with a street sign. Hamlin sustained serious head injuries, landing in intensive care, and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve.
He returned to the Seattle lineup last season, starting all 16 games and led the team with three interceptions. He finished second with 96 tackles and had 11 pass deflections.
I would’ve taken one pass deflection from our safeties last year! A year removed from the injury and a fresh start could lead to a pleasant surprise for the Cowboys. Here’s hoping Ham and Biscuit make for a lethal safety duo.
The SI.com blog ranks all 32 projected starters at QB. Our man Romo comes in at #11. The criteria for the rankings: how will they perform in 2007, factoring intangibles such as winning and leadership along with statistics.
- Peyton Manning
- Tom Brady
- Carson Palmer
- Drew Brees
- Philip Rivers
- Donovan McNabb
- Ben Roethlisberger
- Marc Bulger
- Matt Hasselbeck
- Michael Vick
- Tony Romo