We asked players from both squads this week and got some surprising answers.
Demaryius Thomas, wide receiver: "I would have to go with Jacob Tamme. He sets a great example. Jacob comes from starting last year, to now he is doing special teams and playing on the offense. He's on time for everything. He makes sure that everybody from offense to defense is all right. He speaks when he is spoken to. If he has something to say, everyone listens and he gives great advice."
Virgil Green, tight end: "Jacob Tamme is a great leader. He's done a lot in this league. He's somebody who's been through a lot leads on special teams and offense. He takes a more serious approach to special teams, understanding that it often times wins and loses games. Having a guy that has been in the league for awhile and understands that his role is important no matter where it's at is great for a young player like me."
Brandon Marshall, linebacker: "I would say Terrance Knighton. He's not all that vocal, but he's a lead-by-example type of guy. He plays well. When he needs to rally the troops, he will. Just like after the (Week 15) Charger game. We were in the locker room, and he rallied us. He had a talk with us and everything, so I would say that he is one of the leaders. Definitely."
Webster isn't much of a talker, but linebacker Shaun Phillips elaborated on Knighton's role in that meeting:
"He was basically telling guys to stop bickering, learn to communicate, trust each other, and if you don't then you don't need to be in this meeting. I think that is what opened a lot of people's eyes and got us settled in to the stage. It opened up our lines of communication and got us to communicate that much more."
"He wants everybody on the same page, to do it right and to go out and play. I always thought he was yelling just to be yelling. As I got into the defense and got to know him, I (now) understand him."
Multiple players including Shead named Robinson: "He's a special-teams leader, all-around mature guy. He just leads with his play and every once in a while when he does speak, everyone listens. That's a guy that, just from eight years in the league, is a leader," Shead said.
Bryant kept coming up over and over again. Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn mentioned Bryant, too.