Wide receivers aren’t supposed to hit like this.
On Friday night the Seattle Seahawks hosted the Chicago Bears at CenturyLink Field and put a whooping on their visitors. Russell Wilson led several touchdown drives to open the game and by the time it was half over the outcome had already been decided.
I was just getting ready to flip the TV off in the fourth quarter, when this happened:
— Hima Sayed (@ibrahim_sayed1) August 24, 2014
That was Seahawks gunner Ricardo Lockette laying some serious wood on Bears punt returner C.J. Wilson, who miraculously survived.
Trivia question: which Seahawk has the fastest 40 yard dash on the roster? Your mind might jump to Percy Harvin, or Paul Richardson, or maybe even Brandon Mebane, but the answer is Mr. Lockette, who has been clocked as low as 4.20.
Unlike your typical NFL speedster, Lockette also has a lot of muscle to throw behind that velocity: he’s 6’2″ and 211 pounds. That combination of speed and power makes him quite possibly the most dangerus gunner in the NFL. Mr. Wilson was not the first victim to fall to Lockette’s violence. Here’s LaMichael James getting decapitated in the NFC Championship:
And here’s Justin Veltung getting knocked back into the womb:
Ricardo Lockette lays out Rams punt returner Justin Veltung https://t.co/tjcibCgbfw
— terren who? (@TerrenBTB) August 16, 2014
Whatever else he does on the field, I think that Lockette has earned his place on the Seahawks roster as a special teamer, and a bad, bad, bad man.