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From: Coleman, Matthew
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 7:37 PM

Hey Dave,
I have been a fan of the Seahaws since the team was formed when I was 5. I was 13 the first time I saw you play. I was always a big fan of you. Just wanted to tell you thanks for all the memories. One of my favorites was on Monday Night Football when you played against the Rams. Nearing the end of the 3rd quarter, the ball was snapped & you fumbled it. There was a big scramble for the ball. You picked the ball back up & threw it for a touchdown. I was jumping all over the house screaming & yelling. Even now I still get excited when I think about that. Again thank you for all the memories.

Matthew Coleman

From: Chuck Shute
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 1:45 AM

Krieg to Largent, TOUCHDOWN! How many times did we hear that? Thanks for the memories Dave. Many good times for sure. Go Seahawks!

Chuck Shute
Phoenix, AZ

From: T J
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 12:49 AM

As a young lad growing up in the Seattle area I reached an age where football became my sport of choice but of course I had to look beyond my hometown to find my heros......then along came the Seahawks, we got an expansion team. Gone in my mind were the Dolphins, and the Steelers...I had my own team to root for now. I wanted us to win but I was happy we were here and I got to spend my Sunday's rooting for my home team. I'm 44 now and not much has changed...through the ups and the downs I am still loyal and I still block hours out of my life during the season to cheer and support the Hawks. I wanted to thank you for your part in the adventure we call Seahawks football...I was with you in spirit on the field every time you guys played and I enjoyed every second....and you sir hold a special place in my mind for your performance in 1990 against KC....It was/is my favorite game of all time....after 7 sacks from Thomas, you hung in there and hit Skansi in the back of the endzone with like 4 seconds on the clock to win the game. I sir, have never jumped and yelled so much in my life...I couldn't believe we came back and won that game. I was in awe! Thanks for your dedication to Seattle and for the memories Dave....none of it went unappreciate.

T. Steven Jaussaud
Loyal Fan
Yakima, WA

From: Steve Garcia
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 10:07 AM

I moved to Washington State in 1976 from southern California. I became an instant Seahawk fan because they trained in Cheney near where I lived in Spokane. I had been a Ram fan growing up but really became a football fan and a lifelong Seahawk fan in 1976. As a young teenager at the time I followed the Seahawks through their first seasons and loved the exciting style of play that they had then. In 1983, when Chuck Knox arrived I was excited because I remembered him from the Rams days and I thought “here is a winner” that can take the Seahawks to the playoffs.

It was so exciting to see the team gel under Knox and to see the team make the playoffs for the first time. I really enjoyed those years because they were in the formative part of my life. Those memories of you and the team are engrained in me and it’s because of those years that I am still a Seahawk fan today.

I just listed to your interview from the radio station in KC and it was great to hear some of the stories, especially the one about the last second game winning throw to Skansi for the win in 1990. I was watching that game on TV that day and I recently saw it on the NFL network as well.

Thanks for being the person that you are and thanks for your great years with the Seahawks.

Steve Garcia
Medina OH 44256

From: John Eastwood
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 8:59 AM

I was looking around the internet for a quarterback like you to save this 2009 season, and hey there you are!

I have many great memories of you playing with guts and determination for the Hawks. Even when sacked you would still pop up and go for it anyway. I think the 80’s would have been lost if not for your great talent and awesome gamesmanship.

I was sorry when they let you go free agent...to Kansas City. But I heard Joe Montana on the radio the other day talking about how it was great that you two played together and how you cracked him up. Joe respects you as do I. Thanks Dave.

John Eastwood

From: Hal Ramsey
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 1:06 PM

Hi Dave,
Huge fan. Brian Blades, Steve Largent. Good stuff. You are one of my top 5 Seahawks.

H.C. Ramsey
Oly, WA

From: Tom W
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:45 PM

Hi Dave,
I watched you growing up and also cheered for you during your time as a Chicago Bear. When I read that you grew up in Iola I was like "no way!" I used to always go fishing up there with my dad and brother. We fished on that Waupaca Chain O' Lakes a few times and we even fished that lake right in Iola.
I went to college in Beloit and knew a lot of people from Milton. That's just awesome that you were able to play professionally after playing at such a small college. Thanks for playing hard and being a consistent performer.

Chicago, IL

From: DJ Johnson
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 12:52 AM

Hello, Dave. I just found your site during a Google search after having a hall-of-fame debate with a buddy of mine. He was a little kid when you played here in Seattle, so his understanding of that period comes mostly from NFL Films. After half an hour of looking at stats and my own personal highlight reel from that period, there are now at least TWO of us here wondering just what they require for entrance into the hall. A lot of QBs already in the hall had long careers, too, but nobody suggests that is the reason for their numbers. But we've decided it doesn't matter. Anyone who witnessed your clutch performances and your career-long refusal to accept the oddsmakers' opinions will always keep the argument alive, and they're the ones who truly honor you. Thanks for giving us such a fantastic role model for our children. Your name and your story have come up in many conversations I've had with my kids. You left us a heck of a lesson plan.

DJ Johnson
Seattle, WA

From: C.S.
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 12:12 PM

Just wanted to say that I met you in November of 2007 at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, Oregon and I was excited like a school kid, even though I was 34 at the time. You, Steve Largent, and Curt Warner were all my heroes growing up, and our high school quarterback wore number 17 because of you. When my daughter saw how excited I was that you were coming here, she went out and used her allowance to buy a football and had you sign it for me. I never thought growing up, I would have that opportunity.

You were genuinely gracious and appreciative when I met you, and getting a photo with you was a high point in my life. Thanks again.

Ever consider going into coaching? Considering how far Jim Zorn has come along, I would think you would be a cinch for a quarterback coaching job. And please, when it is time for you to go into the Hall of Fame, go in as a Seahawk... you will always be a Seattle icon.

God bless

From: Toronto Bill
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 3:39 PM

Dear Dave,
Thank You. In grade 12 (1982) with a heavy math load at school was when I became a die-hard Seahawks fan. Fairly unusual, considering my name is Bill and I live in Toronto. Buffalo would have been so easy, but then I never take the easy path.

Watching you lead Curt Warner and Steve Largent and your teammates downfield was inspiring and immensely entertaining. #17 was always my first pick for a jersey when playing. Thank You for making the NFL so exciting.

Bill MacBrien

From: David Ford
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 11:22 AM

Mr. Krieg,
I was a huge fan of yours when you were playing here in KC, I would have much rather had you here than Joe Montana - I REALLY MEAN THAT. Anyway I have always admired what a tough individual you are both mentally and physically and wanted you to know that you had a larger fan base here in KC than you might have imagined. I have wondered over the years what you were doing and how you were doing, and just recently thought to look for you on the internet, and here you are. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you thanks for giving us some exciting football.

Dave Ford

From: Peter Kovacs
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2009 9:55 AM

I am (sadly) a Detroit Lions fan since moving to Michigan some 20 years ago. I do remember however, the inspired, great leadership you brought here, rallying the team to the playoffs. I think you had a nice career, and certainly rank among the best the game has seen. I found your website by accident, and just wanted to say, Thank you for some great memories.

Peter Kovacs

From: Shayne Bono, Tri-Cities, WA
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 10:20 AM

Hey Dave!
I just wanted to write and let you know what an impact you’ve made in our family over the years... My husband and I got married at age 18, and had to move to Florida because of the Navy. We had very little money, no family close by, and (worst of all) we couldn’t watch you and our beloved Seahawks every weekend like we always did. We lived for the occasional aired game, and always searched the radio for the opportunity to at least listen.

Football has never been the same since you left the team. Sundays used to always [be] so awesome, because whether we won or lost – you guys always fought hard and never gave up. We always knew that if you were behind, there was always a chance for you to come back and win with one of your awesome plays or by scoring and expediting an onside kick...

Our daughters played sports, and they always wore #17 in honor of you. And if we were to ever buy a team jersey – nothing but your number would suffice.

So THANK YOU, Dave. Thanks for making me fall in love with football, for all those exciting finishes, and most of all – thanks for the memories! You are the greatest quarterback (hell-the greatest football player) to have ever graced an NFL field, and I live for the day that you finally get the recognition that you deserve by being inducted into the HALL OF FAME.

With Much Gratitude,
Shayne Bono

From: PaulHamaker
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 9:55 PM

Dear Mr. Krieg,
You were the greatest Seahawk of all time. Thanks for so many great memories.

From: Marty Sanders
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 3:24 PM

Hi Dave. I grew up in Kosciusko, Mississippi. I was a teenager in the 1980s when you played so great for the Seahawks. I was a big fan of you and Steve Largent. I always was so excited when your games were telecast in my area. I loved watching you and Largent. I remember I always badly wanted you to beat the Broncos.

You did some amazing things in your career and I will always remember growing up being a Seahawks fan. Congratulations on your amazing career. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Marty Sanders
Brandon, Mississippi

From: Deb Wagner
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 2:28 AM

Dave -

Happy birthday! I just wanted to write and tell you that I was and am a solid Dave Krieg fan. I'm female, 54 years of age, and have forgotten more about pro football than most guys will ever remember.

I want to thank you for all the great Sunday afternoons and Monday nights that your play provided. When you left Seattle for Kansas City, I made sure that I got tickets for the next season Seahawk/Chiefs game and showed up in Kansas City colors that day at the Kingdome (may it rest in peace). I hope you were able to realize how many of us were there that day because we wanted to support you!! I also wish to this day that the you had received more credit for your outstanding job at quarterback - yes, there were those fumbles, but another NFL quarterback nowadays has HIS share of them and I don't see people getting their panties in a twist over Tony Romo! And with your offensive line seemingly sometimes almost pointing out where you were and then stepping back out of the way, I'm surprised there weren't more fumbles. I hope you are having a great time in 'retirement'. Loved being able to see you for a brief cameo in Kenny Mayne's wacky pre-Super Bowl mini-movie!

All the best!
Deb Wagner

From: Christopher Ford
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 10:54 AM

Mudbone, I grew up watching you from Snohomish, WA during an impressionable time in my life. Now that I'm 40, as I look back I can see that you are one of the guys that helped to inspire me to have a strong work-ethic (along with guys like Steve Largent, Paul Skansi, Dave Brown, Jim Zorn).

The last little bit of your NFL career, when you weren't getting much play-time; I saw you as sort of a coach-in-shoulder-pads. You were like having another coach there. I remember when Dan Dierdorf called you "The Venerable One" on National TV. I guess I always figured you would go into coaching like Zorn has done. You would be an excellent coach, not only in the football aspect but in the molding of the young guys into authentic manhood.

I'll never forget that Thanksgiving game you did when you were with the Lions. What a performance!! What a game! That TD fade to the back corner of the end zone, just barely within reach where a spectacular dive could catch it but no DB could get to it was one of the best passes I've ever seen thrown. You put it exactly in the only place where it could be caught. Moon/Elway/Young/Marino couldn't have done it any better!

I have a picture of you on my screen saver. I smile when it pops up.

God Bless,
Chris, Gresham, Oregon

From: Matt Cunningham
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 2:27 PM

I grew up in Washington watching you play when I was little. I thought you were the man. I still think that looks like you do a lot for charities which is nice.

Matt Cunningham

From: Scott Wining
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 2:05 AM

Just had to say thanks for my favorite Seahawk years! I enjoyed the games most when you where starting QB!

Scott Wining, Seattle Wa

From: Kenneth Wood
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 9:27 PM

At the end of Dave's rookie season he came to visit his cousins' elementary school in Biron, near Wisconsin Rapids. I was their 5th grade teacher at that time. Dave presented what was probably one of his first motivational speeches to all the school children. Just thinking about you Dave as another NFL season begins.

Ken Wood

From: Larry Whitmer
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 8:57 PM

Hi Dave,

I just wanted to say thanks from a fellow Wisconsinite for all you did for the Seahawks. You always made the game exciting. You always gave 110% and never quit. I am truly proud to have been around for those games and the great players of the 80's and 90's. I am not a "rabid" football fan, but a true admirer of the game and the people who play it. I don't know if you follow the present-day Seahawks but Hasselbeck is certainly bringing back some of the "Krieg excitement" from years past. Maybe another SB appearance?!?!?

I wish you all the best and the greatest success at whatever you do. You are a true hero to Seattle fans and a real inspiration to those "unknown quantities" from little places like Iola.

Larry Whitmer
Seattle, WA

From: Brian
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 12:58 AM

"In the long run I gave them everything I had and I hoped they remembered. I think they did by the way they responded. That was very, very touching."

The 12th Man never forgot about you Dave . Your very much loved. I just handed down my # 17 to my son and said wear it with pride. This is a guy who gave his all win or lose. I will never forget 1990 @ KC or the 88 game against Denver in the

Thanks Dave for everything you did.

Las Vegas Nv.

From: Keith Monaco
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 8:06 PM

Hi Dave,
I just wanted to thank you for all the good memories you gave us. You brought excitement to the game. You always gave it your all and I teach my kids the same way. My kids asked me a while back who is Dave Krieg? Well I have lots of VHS tapes to show them. They enjoyed watching you too. Thanks for all you have done for the sport.
Keith Monaco

From: Jamie Edwards
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2008 9:35 PM

Dave. Hi.
I remember listening to the Hawks play in the Kingdome back from 1985 onwards via the American Forces Radio Network radio service, broadcast out of Germany. I'd set my alarm clock for 2am Tues mornings and wake up to listen to a crackling radio broadcast! We used to get some Sunday night games too, but it is the Monday night games I remember so vividly.

I'm still a huge hawks fan and will never forget growing up loving the Hawks listening to you connecting for touchdowns with my other fav Hawk steve Largent!

Good luck in all you do Dave. You gave me many happy memories as a kid. Cheers.
Jamie Edwards
New York City

From: Anthony K Huntley
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 9:56 AM

Hi Dave,
I am a Dolphin fan and remember the game where you beat my team in the Orange Bowl and I was so disappointed. Yet you and Marino played well. All the best from a former US army soldier.
Anthony K Huntley

From: Gabe
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 3:08 PM

I was still young, maybe 10, watching you play...wishing one day I would be catching a pass from Dave Krieg. You did a lot for a little boy and you'll always be my hero!
Pe Ell, WA

From: Alex
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 2:17 AM

I moved to Washington in 1983 and instantly became a Seahawk fan. There are several games that I have never forgotten but one game in particular is my favorite of all time. It was a road game against Kansas City and Derrick Thomas had sacked you 6 or 7 times. I remember that last play as though it had happened yesterday. Thanks for all the memories you've given Seahawk fans.

From: Phil Hickman
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 6:53 PM

HI Dave!
I started watching you when you took over from Jim Zorn. I am a big fan! And still a Seahawk fan but it just isn't the same since you left! Man, what a team that was with Steve Largent, Curt Warner and Kenny Easley! You sure gave this old country boy some exciting moments! Thank you so much and I am wishing the very best for you and your family! I can't wait for you to be inducted into the Hall of Fame! It will happen!
Your admirer and Fan
Phil Hickman
Fairmont, WV

From: steve c
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 7:58 PM

I have been a huge fan of yours for years. Still today when people ask me why I'm such a diehard hawk fan I tell them about how you inspired me and I can't give up on them, just as you never did. I hope all is well.

God bless.
Steve Caldon
Idaho (formerly wa)

From: F4Lmans@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 4:35 AM

Hey Dave! Chiefs seem to be in a quandry on qbs...interested...?

Thanks for the memories....I appreciated what you did for us!....we were so close!

Forever a chief's fan....

Thanks for the memories....even though you still beat us with seven sacks against Derrick Thomas! Seriously.. thanks for what you did!


From: Fries, Howard (SNC Lavalin - PTI)
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 9:37 PM

What I don’t understand is why you aren’t in the Hall of Fame. With your record, you deserve to be and one day, I hope that they will realize the fact that you just don’t rank where you do in the all-time lists without deserving the recognition. Seattle had good receivers, but you had to get the ball to them. In my view, (I grew up watching Johnny Unitas, Bart Star, Earl Morrow, Frank Ryan – for example), you deserve the respect that the Hall of Fame provides. Good luck.

Howard F. Fries
(On Assignment in) Sorowako, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

From: Damon B
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 8:39 AM

Hi Dave,
What an honor. I'm Damon from Pascagoula Mississippi. I've been a diehard 'Hawks fan. I was living in Utah in the 80's, and had a subscription to the Seatle Times sent to my house so I could watch watch what my guys were doing. Never forget the photo of You, big smile on Your face, patting Elway on the shoulder, he did not look so happy after You guys whipped 'em up in Denver. My favorite game of all time. I'm a small statured guy who never was supposed to amount to anything. You, and Steve, and John Stockton, are my heroes for guys who weren't supposed to make it. You made a very outstanding statement to the world. Thanks for many joyous moments. God Bless You and Yours. Damon

Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 1:22 PM

Hi Dave!!
When you took over for Jim Zorn and then became the starter under Chuck Knox, I have been a huge fan ever since. In '83 you boys shocked the world of football when you beat the Dolphins in the Orange bowl while not one football expert gave you a chance and remember losing my voice yelling. When you shook out of a potential sack to hit Paul Skansi in the end zone for a game winning touchdown to beat Kansas City, what a game!

Thank You Dave for all the great games and memories you have given me and all the faithful Seahawk fans out there. You truly are the Best!

Your friend and Fan...Chuck Gordon

From: R. Clifton Monteith
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 11:45 PM

Hi Dave, been a huge fan since ’84 and have followed your trek from your now cult-like status in Seattle to the high powered offense of Detroit to the, bless their hearts, Cardinals. I will, of course, always remember you and Largent as the greatest Seahawks to don the green and blue. At thirty five, I don’t have idols or role models anymore. But ones that you develop as a child, well, they are grandfathered into our adult lives, I suppose. So growing up it would be safe to say you were my biggest hero.

I admired the entire underdog mystique of you playing for now defunct Milton, yes, who didn’t? Your story is truly the underdog story to rival all underdog stories and transcends sports. Undrafted, undersized you competed with and won the starting position from Zorn (the third greatest Seahawk of all time); they constantly tried to replace you with big names like Stouffer and McGuire while you quietly broke record after record. It was if they, the front office, were constantly scrambling for someone to be ready to fill your shoes when you finally lived up to your non-drafted, Milton potential. But they never did, did they? A game here. A game there. But in the end, they couldn’t deny Krieg was better (even though he shouldn’t have been).

And tucked in the northwest, who else is going to know that during your tenure at Seattle your passer rating was almost identical with the media darling Joe Montana? I never got to watch you play much while you were at Seattle being that I lived in Brevard, NC when the Skins were our local team (pre-Panthers). Everybody in the mountains in NC thought I was crazy but I loved my Hawks! Largent, Young, Green, Bush, Easley, Warner, Tice, Blades and the second most under appreciated player in NFL history—John L. Williams. But your play most of all stood out. I had never seen someone care so much about winning. And, conversely, so hard on themselves when they lost. You exuded integrity. From the passion that got you running onto the field after a bad call in New Orleans, to the ability to keep scraping yourself off the ground (what was it five times?) each time Thomas sacked you only to score the clutch game winner. Heart like that is almost dead in the high dollar free agent environment that rules the game today.

Dave, you have been described as streaky. I don’t know if that is true, but I do know that you have played some near perfect games (happily, many against Oakland). And one of my favorites while with Detroit when you came in to replace the injured Scott Mitchell against Green Bay and lit up the skies with a Krieg-style comeback! You see, Mitchell looked like a quarterback—but you, brother, you were a quarterback!

My only regret was that you didn’t often have the supporting cast of a Montana, Boomer, Elway, Simms, Marino. With Sanders behind you and H. Moore flanked to your side you could have really lit it up there.

I was so glad to see you get inducted into the Ring of Honor. I can only hope that the world’s greatest underdog can get into the Hall of Fame one day. Dave thanks for all the amazing years! You will be remembered.

Clif Monteith
Brevard, NC

From: toni
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 9:32 AM

Do you ever make it back to Kansas City for any of the games? With our QB situation you could probably suit up! There are fans who would love to see you around town.

I was glad to see you got the proper recognition in Seattle. I hope life is treating you well after football. You are truly one of the good guys.

Toni Dispensa Mitrovic
Kansas City

From: robertliberoyoung
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 12:21 AM
Aloha Dave,
i have always borrowed from your "lunch bucket" (what i call it) approach to what i feel you did during your football carerer. I highly admire your intensity and genuine personality. i often "use" you as a model for expectations from my staff. i lived in the Seattlle area during your spectacular career and wish the coaching would have recognized your full potential. you did what you could with what you had where you were...that is all we can do. i admire you as a true, fair and eager competitor and gentleman.

Mahalo nui loa,
Robert Libero-Young

From: Michael Higgins
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 11:34 AM
Dear Dave:
How fortunate you are to have me as your friend and insurance agent, you are truly blessed.

I had no idea you played football. I thought you were a golfer. Football would make more sense, as I've seen you on the golf course.

Michael Higgins

From: Vic Xipfos
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 2:30 PM
Happy to have found Dave "The Cobra" Krieg on this website as opposed to what was previously here.

From: Mike Malaier
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 12:05 PM
I am a 27 year old, life-long fan of the Seattle Seahawks, and have many, many great memories of watching them play with my family. My father always told us that you were the best QB around, and was careful to point out how deftly you picked apart coverages. My personal favorite was in Kansas City, with no time left on the clock when you hit Paul Skansi with an absolute DART in the back of the endzone. I swear that all of Arrowhead GROANED as Paul's feet touched down! Thanks so much for all the great times.

Your Fan,
Mike Malaier
Tacoma, Washington

From: David Lewis
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 11:16 AM

Hey Dave, like the others here, I wanted to "Thank You" so much for the great memories I have watching you play for the Seahawks. I remember watching in amazement as you would thread a pass through defenders to a streaking Largent. I'm still a big Seahawks fan and love the current team. But in my mind, when I think of the Seahawks I think of Dave Krieg in the #17 jersey.

Dave, you are truly one of the best to ever play the game and I wish you much luck in the future, you deserve it!

Thanks again,
David Lewis
Clearwater, FL

From: Josh Taylor
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 4:15 PM

Dave, I would like to say I was a huge fan of you in your football playing days...and thank you for the memories.

From: jbwilm@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 10:16 AM

As a long time fan of the Seahawks I just wanted to thank you for all of the great memories you have provided. Growing up a Seahawks fan in NC got me a lot of weird looks and questions as to why I would like Seattle but no matter-I was and still am a big fan and have been since 1980. Even with the Panthers here I am still a Seahawks loyalist. Anyway-thank you and hope you're doing well.

Wilmington, NC

From: John Peel
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 12:21 AM

Dear Dave,
I just stumbled upon your site, and I wanted to belatedly congratulate you on your induction into the Seahawks Ring of Honor. It was an honor that was long overdue for you. I started rooting for the Seahawks at the age of 8 back in 1983, and the stirring near-comeback against Pittsburgh which won you the starting QB job also made you my co-favorite player along with Steve Largent. So many of the great moments you authored were also among the happiest moments of my childhood. Leading us to victory at Miami in the 1983 playoffs (and recovering nicely after throwing that late INT), throwing 32 touchdown passes in 1984 (and carrying us to the playoffs after the loss of Curt Warner), your amazing 5-game run at the end of the ’86 season, the drive to tie up the ’87 wild card game at Houston and your spectacular play late in ’88 (and your gutsy comeback attempt in Cincinnati) were just some of the highlights that brought excitement being a Seahawks fan in the “ground chuck” era.

Of course, your greatest (and defining) moment was at KC in 1990, when you were sacked NINE times (seven by the great Derrick Thomas) but slipped away on the final play to throw the perfect winning strike to Paul Skansi. I leapt in joy so enthusiastically that I smacked my head on the basement TV room’s ceiling. I was devastated when our idiotic management pushed you out of town (a move our franchise paid dearly for), and though I still was devoted to the ‘Hawks I also took great joy in seeing you lead Detroit to the playoffs with another Dave Krieg hot streak. I truly believe that if you had played your prime years in a larger media market, you’d probably be in the Canton by now.

I’m still a Seahawks season ticket holder after 7 years living in Ohio, and I was lucky enough to be able to fly out to Seattle for the NFC title game last January. It was a special treat to see you out on the field for the coin toss. Symbolically it was the merging of my great childhood memories with the greatest day in Seahawks history. In any case, I really enjoyed your site and I wish you well in everything you do.

Johnny Peel
Columbus, Ohio (originally Richland, WA)

From: Patrick Hirang
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:23 AM

I have been a Seahawk fan in all it's history and it's great to visit your website! I had alot of great memories of you when you first started like Jets game in the Kingdome in 1981 when you landed flat on your head, lost the ball, and then Dan Doornink recovered it; then in 1983 when you replaced Jim Zorn in the second half of the Pittsburgh game when we almost pulled it off, and you overcoming trouble in that playoff game against Miami; and last of all I could never forget that comeback game against Kansas City when the late Derrick Thomas was having a field day sackwise and then threw the game winning TD in the last second to Paul Skansi! Great times with this team!

I'm just so happy to see the Seahawks finally made it to the Superbowl last year and hopefully they will make it this upcoming season! I now have season tickets and love sitting at the south endzone at Qwest Field!

Hope you can visit us fans at the Qwest Event Center for alumni signings! I always go there before the games!

Good luck Dave!
Patrick Hirang
Seattle (Kent), WA

From: Jeff Pickering
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 8:16 PM

Dave, you have given me some of the most memorable moments I have ever experienced as a Seahawks fan . I have been a Hawks fan since Mr. Nordstrom held up that jersey in 1976. I am a life long Washingtonian, 50 years old and I live in Moses Lake, Washington and I believe we briefly met during a Seahawks bass tournament in Moses Lake in the late 70's early 80's. I made every game the year of the playoff run and like I said before those were some of the greatest games I have ever seen. I am still a huge Seahawk fan but when I see myself watching a Seahawks game I see Krieg to Largent or Skansi or Big Mike Tice, with Dan Doornink throwing a crucial sack-saving block.

From: Keith Cerniglia
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 2:02 AM

Dave, you were my boyhood hero and always a great inspiration to me. Lots of luck to you and thanks for the memories.

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