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Brock had a career season in 2010.
Brock was released by Indianapolis prior to the 2010 season, then signed and released by Tennessee and quickly picked up by Seattle.
The one-time Super Bowl winner and longtime stalwart on the Colts defensive line registered a career-high nine sacks in 2010.
He began the season relegated to a limited role as a late preseason addition, but after the injuries to Red Bryant and others along the line, Brock's role grew. This piece highlights Brock's experience and attitude, how his contribution as a hard working presence is a plus for the Seattle locker room.
Unfortunately, a midseason legal incident off the field was coupled with a lull in production after his positive influence early in the season.
However, Brock registered six of his nine sacks in the final five games, with two sacks and two forced fumbles in the playoffs.
Brock was quoted after harassing Drew Brees in the playoffs, "I want to hit the quarterback." His toughness helped a defense that was riddled with injuries in 2010, as he was one of the most consistent contributors for the final eight games of the season.
The downside to his 2010 success is he becomes a candidate to disappoint in 2011. Brock will be entering his 10th season in the NFL, and his age is now a legitimate factor.
Brock earned himself a raise and should have a spot on the 2011 roster, but the Seahawks must be careful not to lock themselves into too many years and guaranteed dollars.
A team option and/or incentives towards the end of the deal would be a wise move for Seattle; Brock is a veteran presence I think Seattle can not afford to lose, the type of leadership and winning experience Seattle needs to help usher in the next era of Seahawks defensive lineman.