Well, it was fun while it lasted Carolina. 15-1 is nothing to shake a stick at. There's not too many teams in history that have pulled that off, but it appears that your run has come to an end. Maybe not this week, maybe not next week, but this is not the moniker of a Super Bowl winning secondary. I was never really a fan of giving yourself a nickname, especially when your the position group of a football team. However, the 'Legion Of Boom' changed all that. When I first heard of 'LOB' I was taken aback. It sounded aggressive, and their play on the field matched it to a T. Richard Sherman boisterously locking down one side of the field. Brandon Browner sexually assaulting receivers on the other side. Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor making each and every person that had the gall to venture across the middle of the field pay by taking a shot across the bow. That name inspired fear. It was intimidating. It seemed to spark the entire Seahawks championship run.
Theive Ave., on the other hand? Just not doing it for me. The only thing that is scary about that branding is it's lack of literacy. That denomination is only worrisome in the sense that the players were too unsure of themselves to announce it on anything other than a recyclable piece of trash. Jesus guys, what did a homeless man lend you excess cardboard? I won't even get into the fact that Roman Harper is literally incapable of catching so the idea of him hijacking footballs from offensive players is delusional at best. Again, I have kind of come around on positional groups creating their own rallying cry, but it still needs to be executed correctly. If this level of execution translates to the football field then Josh Norman and Co. better get used to Doug Baldwin and Co. running freely behind them, because I've seen escorts whose advertisements make them look less inviting to penetration.