Steve Largent is considered by many to be the greatest player in Seattle Seahawks history. He joined Chad and Travis on Rip City Drive to discuss his career and time in Seattle.
Largent has a lot of admiration for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.
“I think Pete Carroll has done a really terrific job of building the right kind of atmosphere in the locker room, on the practice field and in the game situations. He works these guys hard. I would say they’re one of the hardest working teams on the practice field that I’ve ever seen.”
Largent also talked about the way he joined the Seahawks back in 1976.
“Bum Phillips called me into his office and said we’re not going to keep you this year. We want to let you go now, two weeks before the season starts to get a chance with another team. So they kind of waived me as trade bait out on the waiver wire. There were a couple of teams that bid and the Seahawks offered them an eighth round draft choice, which they subsequently used for a receiver out of the University of Georgia.”
He also talked about the famous hit he put on Denver Broncos safety Mike Harden.
“In my mind, it’s a complete story now. If it had just been Mike Harden knocking me out in the game we had played against Denver, in Denver, then it wouldn’t have been as memorable for me or as historic. I tell people all the time that the hit I had on him, we settled all score on that one hit.”
Take a listen to the great interview below.