2001 Seattle Seahawks season

The 2001 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 26th season in the National Football League, The second of two seasons the Seahawks played at Husky Stadium while Qwest Field was being built and the third under head coach Mike Holmgren. They improved on their 6-10 record from 2000 and finished the season at 9–7. The Seahawks were in the playoff hunt until the very last game of the season; Baltimore's win over Minnesota on the last Monday Night game of the year ended Seattle's post-season bid. The 2001 season was the final season for the Seahawks in the American Football Conference and the second and final season they played at Husky Stadium while Qwest Field was being built.

Before the season, the Seahawks signed free agent quarterbacks Trent Dilfer and Matt Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck eventually won the starting position over Dilfer. The Seahawks also signed future Hall of Fame defensive tackle John Randle, who spent the last 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and would make the Pro Bowl in his first season with the Seahawks.

The season saw the emergence of the second year running back Shaun Alexander after Ricky Watters was injured for most of the season. Watters retired after the season ended.

It was also the final season the Seahawks wore their traditional blue and green uniforms.

2001 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachMike Holmgren
OwnerPaul Allen
Home fieldHusky Stadium
Results
Record9–7
Division place2nd AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersOT Walter Jones
DT John Randle
AP All-ProsOT Walter Jones (1st team)
Qwest Field (Seahawks Stadium) under construction - 2001
Seahawks Stadium under construction, 2001

Offseason

NFL draft

2001 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 9 Koren Robinson *  Wide Receiver North Carolina State
1 17 Steve Hutchinson *  Offensive Guard Michigan
2 40 Ken Lucas  Cornerback Mississippi
3 82 Heath Evans  Fullback Auburn
4 104 Orlando Huff  Linebacker Fresno State
4 127 Curtis Fuller  Defensive back TCU
4 128 Floyd Womack  Offensive Guard Marshall
5 140 Alex Bannister *  Wide Receiver Eastern Kentucky
6 172 Josh Booty  Quarterback LSU
7 210 Harold Blackmon  Defensive Back Northwestern
7 222 Dennis Norman  Offensive Tackle Princeton
7 237 Kris Kocurek  Defensive Tackle Texas Tech
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff

2001 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Pete Rodriguez
  • Assistant Special Teams – Mark Michaels

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Kent Johnston
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Rod Springer

[1]

Final roster

2001 Seattle Seahawks final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
53 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[2]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2002 Pro Bowl.

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 11 5:00pm PDT at Indianapolis Colts L 21–28 0–1 RCA Dome 45,089 --- Recap
2 August 18 6:30pm PDT Arizona Cardinals L 13–16 (OT) 0–2 Husky Stadium 47,553 --- Recap
3 August 25 6:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers W 28–18 1–2 3Com Park 63,887 --- Recap
4 September 1 1:00pm PDT New Orleans Saints W 28–14 2–2 Husky Stadium 68,665 --- Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [3][4]

Regular season

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC East.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 9 10:00am PDT at Cleveland Browns W 9–6 1–0 Cleveland Browns Stadium 72,318 CBS Recap
-- September 16 1:15pm PDT Kansas City Chiefs Postponed to January 6 due to September 11 attacks
2 September 23 1:15pm PDT Philadelphia Eagles L 3–27 1–1 Husky Stadium 62,826 FOX Recap
3 September 30 1:15pm PDT at Oakland Raiders L 14–38 1–2 Network Associates Coliseum 54,629 CBS Recap
4 October 7 1:05pm PDT Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–15 2–2 Husky Stadium 54,524 CBS Recap
5 October 14 1:15pm PDT Denver Broncos W 34–21 3–2 Husky Stadium 61,837 CBS Recap
6 Bye
7 October 28 1:15pm PST Miami Dolphins L 20–24 3–3 Husky Stadium 59,108 CBS Recap
8 November 4 1:15pm PST at Washington Redskins L 14–27 3–4 FedExField 82,352 CBS Recap
9 November 11 5:30pm PST Oakland Raiders W 34–27 4–4 Husky Stadium 67,231 ESPN Recap
10 November 18 10:00am PST at Buffalo Bills W 23–20 5–4 Ralph Wilson Stadium 60,836 CBS Recap
11 November 25 10:00am PST at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–19 5–5 Arrowhead Stadium 77,357 CBS Recap
12 December 2 1:00pm PST San Diego Chargers W 13–10 (OT) 6–5 Husky Stadium 55,466 CBS Recap
13 December 9 5:30pm PST at Denver Broncos L 7–20 6–6 Invesco Field at Mile High 74,524 ESPN Recap
14 December 16 1:15pm PST Dallas Cowboys W 29–3 7–6 Husky Stadium 63,366 FOX Recap
15 December 23 10:00am PST at New York Giants L 24–27 7–7 Giants Stadium 78,119 CBS Recap
16 December 30 1:15pm PST at San Diego Chargers W 25–22 8–7 Qualcomm Stadium 51,412 CBS Recap
17 January 6 1:15pm PST Kansas City Chiefs W 21–18 9–7 Husky Stadium 58,460 CBS Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 2001 NFL season results [5]

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Oakland Raiders 10 6 0 .625 399 327 L3
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 301 324 W2
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 340 339 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 0 .375 320 344 L1
San Diego Chargers 5 11 0 .313 332 321 L9

Game Summaries

Preseason

Week P4: vs. New Orleans Saints

Regular season

Week 17: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

References

  1. ^ 2009 Seattle Seahawks Media Guide. pp. 236–238. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  3. ^ 2001 Seahawks Media Guide Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 2002 Seahawks Media Guide Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ 2001 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External links

Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Game information
Franchise
Stadiums
Culture
Lore
Rivals
Division championships (10)
Conference championships (3)
League championships (1)
Retired numbers
Current league affiliations
Seasons (43)

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.