Pete Carroll went on and said how encouraged he was by how Lockett played through it. This wouldn’t be the first time he has shown adversity in his football career.
Lockett was one of only three rookies to be selected to the Pro Bowl, along with Rams running back Todd Gurley and Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters.
“The work ethic in this locker room is second to none,” Baldwin said, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano. “You have guys like Tyler Lockett, playing with a PCL tear. Jimmy Graham shouldn’t be playing right now. Christine Michael, guys like that, playing through the stuff they’re playing through. It’s inspiring to be a part of it.”
In the final week of the season on January 3 against the Arizona Cardinals, Lockett set up several scores by the Seahawks with long punt returns and receptions. His 139 punt return yards on 4 punt returns set a Seahawks single-game punt return yardage record and earned Lockett NFC special teams player of the week recognition for week 17.
After the pass interference call, Sherman and Marshall lined up in the same spot.
“At the line of scrimmage, I saw his release and saw the action,” Sherman said.
Heading into Week 17 of the 2012 season, Sherman posted 61 tackles, seven interceptions and three forced fumbles. Due to his play and the fact that he was not selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl, Sherman was considered of one of the biggest 2012 Pro Bowl snubs. Sherman told Associated Press that “It don’t mean nothing,” prior to the announcement of the Pro Bowl rosters.
In what has become something of a ritual for any new player or young defensive back in whom Sherman sees something that can be corrected, Sherman pulled Thorpe off to the side after practice and worked with the former Oakland Raider on his technique.
This caused some controversy. He was subsequently named Associated Press NFL All-Pro First Team, a more selective award.
Sherman downplays the work he does with teammates after practice, joking, “I’m just cursing them out about all the mistakes they made throughout the day.” But it’s evident both in watching those interactions and in talking to his teammates that Sherman plays a big role in helping Seattle’s secondary in more ways than what is on display on Sundays.
The Seahawks’ 12th Man has twice set the Guinness World Record loudest crowd noise at a sporting event, first on September 15, 2013, registering 136.6 dB during a game against the San Francisco 49ers  and again on December 2, 2013, during a Monday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints, with a roar of 137.6 dB.