Montario Hardesty: Can Lightning Strike Twice for a Mike Holmgren Pick?

July 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ten years ago, Mike Holmgren changed the face of the Seattle Seahawks when he selected Shaun Alexander out of Alabama in the first round of the 2000 NFL draft.

Did he do it again in 2010, with the second-round selection of Montario Hardesty?

Plenty of Cleveland fans think so, or at least hope so, as the Browns prepare for a training camp that has tongues a-wagging and hopes a-running rampant.

The Seahawks had been a .500 team for most of the decade before Alexander’s arrival in 2000, and would remain a middle-of-the-pack franchise for three more years before blossoming into a 13-win team that made it to the Super Bowl in 2005.

Alexander came to Seattle following a solid, albeit not spectacular, career with the Crimson Tide. He backed up Ricky Watters during his rookie year with the Seahawks, then burst onto the scene with the first of what would be five consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, culminating in a spectacular 1,880-yard, MVP performance in ...

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