Seahawks OT Walter Jones Retires

Discussion in 'Seattle Seahawks' started by BigBlueBruiser, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Longtime Seattle Seahawks LT Walter Jones announced his retirement on Thursday. The nine-time Pro Bowler hasn't played since 2008 as he dealt with knee ailments in recent years and the Seahawks announced they will retire his No. 71 jersey in conjunction with his retirement. Jones was called for holding just nine times in 13 seasons and surrendered just 23 sacks during that time, according to the Seahawks' internal statistics.

    Source: USA Today
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  2. One of the greatest offensive tackles in the modern era and in NFL history. He's a first ballot Hall of Famer in my book. Allowing just 23 sacks in 13 seasons is remarkable. Enjoy your retirement Walter. You've earned it. :icon_cool:
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  3. MediaGuy

    MediaGuy Ball So Hard University

    Congratulations on a great career Walter. See you at the Hall in a couple years after Jonathan Ogden.
  4. Mike

    Mike Want some Cheetos?

    Enjoy retirement, please dont Bret Farve us
  5. Another note, the Seahawks used the Bears' first round draft choice they acquired in the Rick Mirer trade to move up to the No. 6 overall spot in the 1997 NFL Draft to take Jones. One of the biggest trades in NFL history imo.
  6. K Train

    K Train Do You Honeycutt?

    wow jason peters gave up 11 in 3/4 a season 2 years ago
  7. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

    dude was a grown man
  8. SeanTaylor21

    SeanTaylor21 TheKingofKind

    Because he's nowhere near as good as Walter Jones haha.
  9. Saintsfan1972

    Saintsfan1972 BREESUS SAVES

  10. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

    Enjoy your retirement Walter.
  11. SoDev

    SoDev Don't tase me, bro!

    AND only 9 holding penalties.... amazing.
  12. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

    That is amazing...damn...
  13. So in essence, Rick Mirer = Walter Jones, Warrick Dunn and Ronde Barber.

    Go Bears!

    Adam Schefter:
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  14. Truly amazing.

    Allowing just 23 sacks in thirteen seasons, less than two sacks a season? Phenomenal.
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  15. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    It sucks that injuries mad his last few years really bad. When I say bad I mean him being hurt. Enjoy the rest of your life Mr. Jones.
  16. Lord_Joe

    Lord_Joe Smiley Bugger

    Enjoy your retirement Walter! You earned it!