Before I get off on the wrong foot in Seahawks fans’ minds, let me just say this. I love the Seahawks. Russell Wilson is a dynamic young quarterback, Pete Carroll’s energy is amazing, and the team’s young roster should be a force to reckon with over the next several years. Still, they’re not the best in the league.
As the start of the season gets closer, speculation will run rampant, especially when talking about the NFC West, probably the most intriguing division in football. The Rams are on the rise, the Cardinals should be way better with a real quarterback, and the 49ers and Seahawks should be duking it out for the top spot in the division.
In the grand scheme of things, the Seahawks will likely emerge as one of the few teams that can hang with the 49ers and Broncos. Some have already predicted a Seahawks, Broncos Super Bowl. I won’t go that far, but seriously, these are good teams.
The problem for the Seahawks is simple. They were electric a year ago, and probably overachieved down the stretch. Even if they achieve at their level of success, they probably won’t make a run as successful as last year.
A season ago, the Seahawks had a defense that flew around the field making plays left and right. This year, the Seahawks will be starting familiar faces, but the man behind the unit, Gus Bradley, left for a head coaching job in Jacksonville.
Last year, quarterbacks such as Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick took the league by storm, and surprise. That won’t happen again. We all know what Russell Wilson can do with the football in his hands, and trust me, teams will be far more prepared this time around than last year.
You see, the Seahawks are a great team, but some of their success came from their surprising rise to the top of the league. No one expected the Seahawks to be ready to compete with the best the league had to offer a season ago, but now we know where they stand, at least we think we do. The Seahawks are still a great football team, but they won’t be sneaking up on anyone this year, and that may translate into a few losses they would have otherwise won, especially in a tough division.
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Just Don't Talk, or write what you think.
Such a revealing commentary, the same can and should be said about every top team in the NFL. The Broncos were supposed to go all the way last year and ops they got beat in the play offs. The falcons were supposed to win it all, they got beat in the play offs. The 49ers were good but Kapernick was just a new deal, they made it to the super bowl, and all of you sports writers proclaimed the Ravens as lame ducks with no chance of getting to the play offs. As for Settle our quarterback is too small, our defensive end is too big our receivers are too slow, and our teams too young, but they made it through the first round of the playoffs. If the stupid ass of an owner of the redskins brought his teams field up to standard Clemens wouldn't have gotten injured and the Falcons game would have turned out differently. RGIII is going to have to learn to throw from the pocket or his career will be short due to injuries. Kapernick has the same issue, Wilson isn't a running quarterback never was he scrambles and runs as a last resort, big difference. So your analysis is worth about nothing, let the games begin and we will see which two teams are on top at the end of the year. This is football, errors in judgment can change the outcome of a game or a season and coaches make most of the game judgment calls good or bad.
Are you serious? Just like the rest of you so called journalists, you spout some ridiculous rhetoric that means absolutely nothing. Scrambling QBs are not new to this league. RW and the Seahawks didn't sneak up on anyone. Although the defense was very good last year, the Seahawks were near the bottom of the league in 2-min defense. They added players to improve the defense. Unlike Cam Newton, Kaepernick, RG3 and Vick, RW is a Passer first and while scrambling keeps his eyes downfield for receivers. Just like any team, the Seahawks could fall short of expectations. After all, you only have a 1 in 32 chance of winning the SB.