Friday, January 30, 2015

Kam Chancellor — All-Beast Pro

Kam Chancellor | #32 | 6'3" 232 lbs | SS | Seattle Seahawks

Kam Chancellor — All-Beast Pro

His name is Kameron "Kam" Chancellor; an "All-Beast" strong safety for the 2014 NFL Champions — Seattle Seahawks. Chancellor is a prime example of a player who plays w/ a "chip" on his shoulder — perhaps it's due to the fact Kam was drafted by the Seahawks in the 5th-round, 133rd overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft or it's because he is one of the hardest hitting safety the NFL has ever seen since Ronnie Lott.

“To me, that hit solidified the game for us. They didn’t run routes
the same,” said DE Chris Clemons

The Legion Of Boom's captain — Kam Chancellor anchors football's No. 1 ranked defense and garnered national attention for his monstrous hit on Demayrius Thomas in Super Bowl XLVIII; a hit in which many regard as the turning-point in the championship game.

The Denver Broncos offense was never the same after that hit — en route to an embarrassing 43 – 8 annihilation and complete shutdown of their league-leading offensive machine.

Ironically, it was the first time the winning team scored over 40-points while holding their opponent to under 10-points — it was also first Super Bowl victory for the Seahawks and the fifth Super Bowl loss for the Broncos (the most of any team).

Demaryius Thomas was sent flying 7-yards back after being crushed by Kam Chancellor's
shoulder tackle after a 2-yard catch

Chancellor is indeed the tipping-point — the centerpiece that rounds L.O.B. into a total super-package/super total-package. Defensive coordinators know that a great cover corner can be beaten; a great corner and safety can only blanket so much of the field — but add a "freak-of-nature" corner/linebacker/safety (revolutionary hybrid) into the mix, the results is football's best defense. 

In case you missed it, here is NFL Turning Point's film study with Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor

"Formidable & monstrous" describes his physique while "vicious & monstrous" describes his "gut-wrenching & jaw-dropping" hits — videos of his "pain-inducing & pain-inflicting" hits would go viral only if NFL Films didn't remove them for violating licensing rights. 

Unfortunately, it is the recipients of Bam Bam's on-field hits who've been violated — ask Demayrius Thomas, Eric Winsto, Phillip Tanner, Todd Heap, Vernon Davis and yes, Vernon Davis — again (twice).

“He just brings that menacing force...we’re a bunch of wild dogs, and a pack of wild dogs is pretty dangerous. But a lion running with a pack of wild dogs…that’s something.” — Richard Sherman | Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is voted the 65th-best player in the NFL by
his peers on "Top 100 Players of 2014.

During the week before Super Bowl XLIX, Chancellor was quoted,

"This game is physical. You can get hit at any moment from any angle. I’m just going to play my game. I’m not going searching for it. I’m just going to play my game. We go into every game thinking we are going to dominate on defense and limit you on everything. That’s what No. 1 defenses do. That’s our mentality. That’s how we approach every single game.”

Although oft-overshadowed by his other loud-mouth (Richard Sherman) and quiet-mouth (Marshawn Lynch) counterparts, his defensive talents will be on full-display
come Sunday, February 1st, 2015 in Arizona. — Kong | theKONGBLOG™

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