Why the Seattle Seahawks Will Not Make the Playoffs in 2013

By Evan Winter
March 27, 2013 9:31 am
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Wilson Before I begin this article, let me make a few points clear:

1) I am a huge fan of Russell Wilson. What he did in the regular season AND the postseason are feats that can not be ignored.  

He is a rare talent and I believe he will have long-term success in the NFL.

2) I love the environment that CenturyLink Field brings to the NFL. It is a stadium you must visit if you are a die-hard NFL fan.  

The crowd is deafening and the atmosphere is electric. Playing in a stadium like that will guarantee you six to seven wins a year. 

3) I believe that the Seahawks do indeed have a great, young roster and that they will be competitive for the next six to seven years.

That being said, these are the reasons why I believe that the Seattle Seahawks will not make the playoffs next season.

Russell Wilson

It all starts with the quarterback. Don't get me wrong, what Russell Wilson did in his rookie year was nothing short of amazing.  

The third round pick from Wisconsin ranked fourth overall in passer rating - he was better than Matt Ryan, Drew Brees AND Tom Brady. He also threw for 26 touchdowns, leading all rookies. Add almost 500 yards rushing with four touchdowns and you have the complete package.

He has a cannon for an arm and has tremendous vision for being a shorter quarterback at 5'10". His decision-making is very good and he has one of the better deep balls in the game. He is going to be a very good quarterback over the next few years.

However, despite all of the statistics and accomplishments I believe Wilson will struggle in his sophomore year.

The evidence is there if you just look closely. Out of all second-year quarterbacks since 2002, only a handful of quarterbacks have made it to the playoffs in their second season and only one has won a playoff game - Ben Roethlisberger when he won the Super Bowl in 2005. And I believe that the Steelers actually won that game despite him.

It's tough for quarterbacks of Russell's style to excel after their first year in the league. Teams now have tape - they can learn his tendencies and use those against them. The fact that defenses now know what is coming will force him to make adjustments and alter his game in order to be successful.

It doesn't even have to be quarterbacks of Wilson's style. Every quarterback goes through growing pains in the NFL. There all kinds of recent examples of one-year wonders at the position recently - Ryan Fitzpatrick, Michael Vick, Matt Cassel - just to name a few.

It also doesn't help that he will have to play against three of the league's best defense six times a year either. The NFC West can now be considered one of the tougher divisions in the league after being a bottom-feeder for so long. I don't know if many people realize that the Hawks lost to both the Rams and the Cardinals last year.

Look for Wilson to have an up and down season but it won't be a Mark Sanchez style regression. I like Wilson too much to turn him into a butt fumbler.

Percy Harvin

Wilson excelled last season by running the read option very efficiently and relying on heavy doses of Marshawn Lynch and with the trade for Percy Harvin this offseason, the Seahawks' offense seems as potent as ever.  

However, don't be so sold on the Harvin trade just yet. Harvin brings a lot of talent and play-making to the receiver position, but he has played only one complete season and has never hit 1,000 yards receiving in his career.

He also brings some character concerns and his issues with migraines have always been bothersome. He's known to throw fits and let his anger get the best of him. That could be a dangerous mix with teammate Marshawn Lynch, who has been known to be a little excessive sometimes as well. 

Future Hall-of-Famer Cris Carter himself was quoted saying that Vikings were better off without Harvin. The price that the Seahawks had to pay was too high. A first-rounder and two other selections are too much for a team that has drafted four Pro Bowlers over the last three years. Add that to the humongous contract they gave him (six-year, $67 million with $25.5 guaranteed) and that is a very lofty price for a player of his caliber.

Although Harvin is dynamic and will receive most of the balls from Wilson, the Seahawks will still need major production from opposite receiver Sidney Rice.  

Both players played under offensive coordinator Darrel Bevel when he held the same position in Minnesota from 2006-2010, so there should be a lot of familiarity.

In the end, I don't think Harvin will be worth the arm and leg that the Hawks paid up.

 

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You sure seem pretty confident they won;t make the play off. The Seahawks are a good football team. I'll bet they make it in the play-offs further than they did last season.
12 months ago

I just don't see Wilson being as successful in 2013, and just because they signed Bennett and Avril doesn't mean their pass rush is improved. They could not get any pressure when Clemons went down before the ATL playoff game and he's coming off an ACL tear. I love what they're doing, I just don't think they'll be as good next year. Sometimes you have to take a step back to take a step forward. But thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed!
12 months ago

Lol.... dumbest article I've read all off season. Seattle will be just fine. They should win the division. Wilson is way different than newton. Go watch your 49er videos and enjoy the Cinderella run they have had. The rams and seahswks have passed them up. Here is one reason you shouldn't be writing articles. Your an idiot and have no knowledge of spiri
12 months ago

Thanks for reading the article man, I'm glad it resonated enough with you to leave a comment. First off, I never made any comparison to Cam Newton, so your point on that is irrelevant. I said the Rams would give the Hawks a better run, if you actually retained what I wrote. So we'll just see where the season ends up, but thanks for reading buddy! Next time, try to finish your thought so you can leave a whole comment
12 months ago
The stats from past QB's don't relate to this kid! The amount of prep time Wilson spends for each and every game will certainly make him just as big a threat this coming season as last. The NFC West will be tougher in 2013, but remember, the training wheels were still on early in the season when the Hawks played Arizona and St. Louis, and when they came off...they went off! Gus Bradley will be missed for sure, but the core of the defense is still intact and with another year under those young players, they are only going to get better. Bringing in some depth for pass rush, and the two biggest DE free agents as well is huge. Those two will be an immediate impact, especially with a secondary that can hold the opponents receivers at bay until they can get to the QB. Going to be an exciting season for sure. Bold prediction: undefeated at home with 4-5 wins on the road.
12 months ago

I'm sure every one said the same thing about their QB in the second year. Prep time is key, but defenses actually have tape on him now. St. Louis was pretty consistent all year, in case you don't remember they tied AND beat the 49ers. Quinn is already trying to change the defense and the particular style they run is very confusing and it is not a simple defense. Bennett did absolutely nothing until last year, he had 7 total career sacks. Avril may make an impact his first year, but I doubt it. Don't forget Clemons tore his ACL last year during the playoffs, and he was their best pass rusher. Matt Moore was the best free agent QB available, but does that mean he'll make an immediate impact with any other team if he didn't resign with the Dolphins? I like your prediction buddy, we'll see how the season ends up! Thanks for reading!
5 months ago

Let's see where you went wrong.
1. I said it and it was true, RW is like no other QB.
2. Defenses may have had tape, but it didn't matter. 105 QB rating.
3. Rams are OK but are not there yet.
4. Quinn and the defense are doing great. Top 3 defense in the league.
5. Bennett and Avril have been playing great in rotation, exactly what the Hawks needed them to do and are having impacts.
6. Clemons came back and is playing well.
7. Matt who?
8. My prediction was off as I should have picked them to win more road games. They will end up at least 13-3 if not 14-2 or 15-1.
9. It's great to be right (me)
10. Sucks to be wrong (you)
LOL
3 months ago

Lol. I appreciate you coming back man, sorry for the delayed reply. What they did this year with all the injuries was nothing short amazing. 2-2 isn't bad on predictions, I just hope they can get Harvin going, I'd love to see what he could do in the offense.
12 months ago
wow this article is a perfect example of grasping at straws
12 months ago

thanks for reading man! We'll see next year! Too bad we have to wait so long haha
12 months ago
I have to strongly dissagree. First most teams had tape on RW, I mean if they can get sattelite immages during the game of formations than I'm sure they had tape of his games. His decision making abilities were on point and although he is an excellent rusher its not what he immediatly went for like young qb's often due when they are hurried. He had countless times where he would get free and find an open receiver so I feel as though that sets him apart from others. Now I believe it will come down strongly for Pete to come up with routes that give him options so he can continue to use what he does best. Adding Percey will give another receiver who can break a route and become open. This is unstoppable because no matter how much you plan; a receiver running his own route, and a qb who can scramble long enough to get it to him when hes open is
dangerous. Now Defence They speak for themselves lol. Adding two DE's who can increase the speed of getting to qb only makes that defence more dangerous. Less time to think the more mistakes made. Only time will tell but I hope if they make it we get to see a new article from you.
12 months ago

I agree with a lot of your points, I just don't think they'll be able to put it all together in 2013. I love what they're doing, I just think they'll take a step back next year. If they do make it, you definitely will see another article from me. I gladly admit when I'm wrong. Thanks for the comment man, I hope you enjoyed my article.
12 months ago
I think you stole my idea lol, don't worry, since its a good idea, its OK. I think with SEA going 8-0 at home last year its hard not seeing them get to at least 6-2 at home and 3-5 on the road is 9-7 minimum, probably 10-6. The only way they would not go 9-7 would be if Russell Wilson got injured which of course is more what I wrote about as I think that could definitely happen, but I think it might be more of just a game here or there, not a full season. But finally, people always forget that 50% of teams that make the playoffs one year miss the playoffs the next year so who are those teams ? Its hard to say oh yea this team or that team is going to miss because they looked so good the year before...it seems like they will all be in...but not all of them will be...50% wont. I wouldn't say its likely the Seahawks miss the playoffs, fair chance they make it, but there is definitely a chance. Mainly I see Russell Wilson just doing OK and the team winning just due to their run game and defense, which is why I think Russell Wilson is massively over-rated right now. But they can still make the playoffs despite that.
12 months ago

Ha, yea it's funny because I wrote this last night and turned it in around 6:30 PM so they didn't get to publish it til this morning. As soon as they did I saw it and was like wow, what a coincidence. And my point is the fact that if he does take a step back then it will be enough for them to miss the post season. I don't think the defense will be as successful and they are playing in a harder division. You could say the Saints, Bears or even Giants or Cowboys have a good shot at replacing them.
12 months ago

lol, don't deny that you saw my comments on that other article that was published three days ago and is the "most commented" article. I basically said over and over on there that the Seahawks and Russel Wilson are over-rated right now. I would not however say that the Seahawks definitely WONT make the playoffs, but I definitely think they are being over-rated right now and are just a questionable playoff team, not some powerhouse #1 that is automatic to get in.
12 months ago

And don't worry, my work goes uncredited a lot because I am too lazy and just write stuff in comment sections without actually writing an article lol
12 months ago

Dude I really hope you're not being serious all the lols make me want to think you're joking, but the fact you keep pressing it makes me think otherwise. I didn't see that article I don't know what you're talking about. This is something I've been discussing with friends since the Harvin trade went down
12 months ago

lol, don't worry about it.
12 months ago

He's not joking....get to the know the guy.
12 months ago

lol...wrong again Lucas. I give you some credit though for over-rating Russell Wilson in that comment which spawned my counter argument and now multiple articles lol
12 months ago
Please explain your comment about the sophomore qb ? You stated big Ben was only one to win since 2005, what about Flacco and Sanchez ?
12 months ago

This sucks to explain but here you go:
I fact checked that stat just to double check and I found that of course both Flacco and Sanchez won in their second year.So I went and deleted it, but before I originally copied and pasted that paragraph to switch its order because I thought it was out of place, and I forgot that I had that stat still in there. So after editing I just missed it, stupid mistake on my part.
12 months ago

So three second year QBs since 2005... That's really impressive and makes it seem likely RW will lead the Hawks to the playoffs. There are those dang facts getting in the way again.
12 months ago
And as far as Gus Bradley, you do know he was running Pete's defense, it's not what Gus ran when he was with Mora.
12 months ago

Yes he was. He only coached with Mora one year and in 2009 the defense was pretty bad. Quinn was brought in during the 2009 preseason and helped Pete establish the defense he ran with Niners back in the mid-90s. Quinn and Carroll set up the defense they ran from 2010 til now.
12 months ago

I forgot to thank you for reading my article, I hope you enjoyed it!
12 months ago

Your welcome, as a fan of the Seahawks since 1986 season your not gonna persuade me to think Russell can't achieve what Mark Sanchez did his 2nd season with a strong run game and strong defense. But I respect your opinion.
12 months ago

Haha, I understand and I really don't wanna compare him to Sanchez AT ALL. In the last sentence of the article I actually mentioned that. I agree with your point.I love what they're doing up there. And I was pulling for them all year last year. I just think they'll take a step back. Just because they don't make the playoffs doesn't mean they can't finish 9-7.
12 months ago
*win a playoff game their soph season...sorry
12 months ago
DUDE- You don't have a clue WTF you are talking about. Forget that it is your opinion to start with BUT, how about getting some of the facts correct. Harvin hasn't had a migraine in two years and other than last year with the ankle( probably didn't come back to play because of the ongoing issues he had with the front office) has missed TWO games via injury in four years! The new D coordinator was here before as the Dline coach! - working along side of Gus B & BESIDES this is Pete Carrol's DEFENSE- AND they didn't go hog wild in FA they signed TWO guys to date, to fix there one weakness!!!!! The only thing that I can't lay facts on is about RW-- But I would bet you $500.00 that he has a very good sophomore season. He has been in the film room during the offseason more then anyone and is already putting together player only practice sessions before Mini Camps and OTA's- You need to go back to the serving and quit the thinking. It is dangerous for you!
12 months ago

First off, I said he hasn't started but one full season, which is ABSOLUTELY TRUE no matter if he missed one game every year, so you need to make sure you pick your argument better. There was only one season where he appeared in all 16 games, much less STARTED all 16. Second off, I mentioned that Quinn was there before he went to Florida. And Quinn and Carroll both got the same principles of the defense they run from coaching with Bill McPherson for the 49ers in different tenures. So therefore, they are both familiar with the defense and Quinn was with Carroll in 2010. Hmm, looks like YOU need to actually sit down and digest what is written instead of just skimming and making irrational claims.
12 months ago

Below!
12 months ago
I have to disagree completely with this article. First Russell Wilson is one of the hardest working qbs in the league, if they figure out the read he will figure out another way to beat them. Secondly the hawks did not overpay for harvin, if hawks drafted a wr at 25 it would not be near as dynamic (the salary is the only questionable thing about that deal). Thirdly the hawks have had so many pro bowlers drafted because of the playing time rookies have received the past few years, these rookies will not start except maybe weak LB or DT, although you can never have too much depth i dont see the plethora of picks we had the previous years being as needed now that we have the core players in place. And the biggest thing you skipped over is how great the defense will be. Gus bradley is great but the reason the defense has thrived has more to do with the players, you stated how good its been over the past 2 years. Look at the roster 3 years ago and you will see why it sucked. I understand you put a lot of effort into this and you deserve your opinion, but it seems to me that you glossed over the things that didnt prove your points and stretched for some things that helped, (opinion writing 101) yes, but anyone who knows football can poke holes throughout your article. I see that you responded to others on here. Please tell me how you see this team not making the playoffs but rams or niners do, even though they are very comparable (esp. niners) with a sophmore qb in kaepernick.(one year on the bench doesnt count)
12 months ago

Thanks for reading my article, and I appreciate your opinion! I am well aware of Wilson's work ethic, but that doesn't guarantee success. There are dozens of quarterbacks that work hard in the NFL but don't have success so that's a pretty opinionated point on your part as well. I don't like the Harvin deal because this team has an elite secondary and all four starters will become free agents in 2014 and 2015. Browner and Chancellor next year, then Thomas and Sherman the next. Your "core players" (not underestimating the statement, just quoting you) will all be gone and their best pass rusher is coming off a torn ACL. I believe they should have signed them instead of giving Harvin that much cash and the fact that they gave up a 1st, 3rd and 7th rounder as well as the deal just isn't worth it. Harvin is a great playmaker and had success with Bevell in Minny, but it may take a year for him to gel. I skipped over the defense being great because I don't think it will be great, just good. It's a confusing system and Mike Bennett is still very unproven, but Avril may make an impact - I just don't see it. And like I said, Clemons is coming off of a torn ACL. The Hawks don't play well on the road, St Louis actually had a better road record than the Seahawks did last year - which will be a big determining factor. The Rams almost swept them last year and will be tough again next year. With the addition of Jared Cook, Bradford now has a big target to pair with his vertical WRs. With the Niners, I believe they have more talent on defense and a better coach. If Harbaugh can make Alex Smith a hot item, then he can work with any other QB. I am concerned about Kaep, but I believe he is on a team that is still better than Seattle if he were to have a down year, too. I like Pete Carroll, but he is no where near the coach John Harbaugh is. I'm not saying the Seahawks are doomed, just that they will take a step back and miss the playoffs next year.
12 months ago

Ok, first by me saying that russell wilson works hard and studys film, including every day at 6 am (which NO other qb is doing this early on the regular like wilson has)is not an opinion. It is a fact that the more prepared a qb is the more sucessful especialy because you are making the statement that he will be figured out and if a qb is prepared his chances of rebounding if figured out are much better. Dozens of qbs may prepare but i dont know of many who have switched 3 different systems in three years and have thrived in all of them I know that he ran pro style offense in college but you get the point. If i were to come out and say he wont be worse because he is better than another qb it would be an opinion like you saying harbaugh is better than carroll even though he was handed a team that was stacked and carroll/schnieder have built this team. I think carroll is better but just like you its just my opinion. The contracts of the secondary are not going to be forfeit just because of harvins contract, if you notice both of the def ends contracts end congruent with the paydays of those players. Also the "core players" im talking about are not just the secondary. We will have wiggle room, of course we wont be able to keep everyone but we couldnt do that before harvin, actually if we cut rice we are only about 3 mil in the whole, if you loose flynn then we still have money to spend. My point being it doesnt kill our chances at bringing guys we really want to keep back. I also think you are making too big of a deal about loosing bradley, carroll is a defensive coach who specialized in secondary, kind of weird how as soon as he came to town we have the best secondary hawks have had in my lifetime, sounds like a pretty good coach to me. And the whole playing on the road thing is old news, if you look at it hawks really gelled at the end of the season and went 3 and 1 on the road the last 4 games including playoffs. They didnt lose any game more than 7 which tells you they were in every game. And the rams won 3 away games, hawks won 3 away games, ties dont count. If you count playoffs hawks are a better away team percentage wise. And its funny how you say that they almost swept hawks last year but you can also say hawks almost swept the rams, in fact if the hawks receivers in that game could catch a ball in the endzone they would have swept the rams. Most people would say that hawks have a better offense than niners. I think we saw who was the better team the last time hawks wupped the niners 42 13. It was the changing of the guard and if not for 25 seconds and hawks d being really bad at 3 and long last year hawks would have been in the sb, that is my opinion but everything else i wrote i can back up with fact. You sound like the same people who gave hawks an F in last years draft. By saying they wont make the playoffs you are saying they will be worse than they were last year even thought they have an easier schedule, a more experienced qb and a better d line and a better rec core, and yes their d line is better than it was last year. The only thing they lost was gus, if you do the math i dont think there are too many people who would agree with you that by adding depth and dynamic players make you worse? Obviously no matter what facts i bring to the table it wont change your mind. I would just like to say that you should find better things to make your point, saying rams have a better away record or that they almost swept the hawks isnt a good way to prove your point when they won the same number of away games and either team almost swept the other. You are better than that i assume if you are writing columns, if you would have brought stronger facts to your opinion you might have swayed me or atleast have to say that you might be right but i wasnt.
12 months ago

Your opinion is that because he studies film that he will succeed. There is no guarantee in that he will succeed, therefore that is not a fact. Of course all the contracts will not be forfeited, but I'd rather have all four of those players instead of Harvin and that is why I stated that the Harvin deal was a bad move, there are some things you leave out in articles because you don't want to over write and that was a detail I could afford to leave out, but once again my decision that the Harvin deal was bad was based off of fact, not opinion. I knew that Carroll specialized in the secondary, I found that out when I researched him coaching in San Fran, where he was d-coordinator, but once again you can't include everything. I believe in what they're doing, I just think they're going to step back a season. You act like I'm saying they'll be bottom feeders. You can miss the playoffs and have a 9-7 record bud, chill out. Wins are wins, the Rams beat them and then the Seahawks won on a TD run in the final two minutes. Just because you add dynamic players and depth doesn't make you good - Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins - I have just as many facts as you do buddy. Time will only tel
12 months ago

LOL are you kidding me, Fist with russell wilson, what i said was that the fact that he studys film and teams (like every other qb) but does it much more and has shown to be able to adjust to what defenses have tried much better than most qbs in the nfl. That is a fact, go back and watch games in the early part of the year, all you had to do was blitz. I dont want to keep typing so i feel like im wasting my breath, i say to bring better facts and you say "chill out wins are wins the rams beat them and the hawks won by td in the final two min" that is what im talking about, hawks barely beat the rams, but totally gloss over the fact that if it wasnt for a fake feild goal the rams wouldnt have beat the hawks to begin with. I am sure that you cant say everything in your article but maybe you should rethink what you keep in and leave out. If i leave things out and say things a certain way i can make a case that tom brady is the worst qb ever, which would be a flat out lie. Its kinda funny how you think a player that was considered by a lot of people to be in the mvp talk before he got hurt not to be worth a mid 1st rounder, i say mid because the seventh and 3rd wouldnt move the pick any further up than maybe 15 if they are lucky. I think most people would take their chances on a player with that much upside, that is only 24 over rolling the dice on a mid to late first rounder. Also i see in your article that you mention that harvin might be a prob especially with marshawn being there. Marshawn has been on his best behavior just like everyone carroll has coached. Except leroy hill who is just an idiot and his probs are outside football. If any coach can coach harvin it would be carroll.
12 months ago

all I'm doing is repeating my entire article all over again. All youre doing is telling me things i already know, we just disagree on the bottom line. When they miss out on the playoffs then we can go over why not and if they do then we can do the same my friend. Thanks again!
12 months ago
Pete Carroll has gotten parts of his scheme from many people , THEN as he has written redefined what he liked from multiple people to make it his own. Take a read ! So if Harvin has issues with the FO then he is more of a trouble then any other Guy out there - RIGHT! Everyone that has played with him has said exactly the opposite including coaches that aren't there ( Minnesota)anymore, except the ex Head guy.
If you want to right an opinion based piece that is purely supposition that is fine - But don't expect everyone to agree with your whacked opinions !Cause there is no facts used - it reminds of a Fox news piece that just uses sound bites to try and prove their point. Which 95% of the time is wrong!!!!!
12 months ago

Its nice to see theres other people thinking what i was
12 months ago
Seahawks have the NFL’s strongest roster, says NFL.com- Take a read
12 months ago

Before I begin this article, let me make a few points clear:

3) I believe that the Seahawks do indeed have a great, young roster and that they will be competitive for the next six to seven years.

once again, please read my article before you decide to comment on it
12 months ago

you're a hack!
12 months ago
Rams 2010 7-9 Rams 2011 7-9, and I'll guess they'll be division winners in 2012. Come on readers, if this isn't enough to make you stop reading or understanding the author is a comedian, then I am not sure what to say. Further proof, The Seahawks 2012 11-5 (1-1 in playoffs) will not make the playoffs. Did I mention Seattle has a top 3 offense and even a better defense? It's difficult to understand how one doesn't think a team, The Rams, need a chance to 'rebuild and gel' after a 7-9 season to win the division. However, a team that finishes 11-5 WITH a playoff victory and MANY positive off season moves will not make the playoffs the following season. Harbarf a better coach than Carroll? Not hardly...Smith would have won the SB, and though I really like CK, it is my opinion he'll have more of a sophomore slow than Wilson, in terms of games played so far in career. Let's let Winter have his off base opinion (serious nonsense with NOTHING to back it up) and our Hawks can keep cruising...Peace out!
12 months ago

Evereyone is entitled to their own opinions. I agree with that. But the waiter boy Evan has put it out there like it is fact and gets offended when readers take issue with is abhorrent lack of details to back his conclusions!
I believe it will be another race for the NFC west crown as it was last year , and I TRULY believe the Hawks would win and might win - except one thing in their way - A tougher road schedule then the whiners ! GO HAWKS !
12 months ago

Thanks for reading buddy! It will be fun to see how everything develops! Check out some more of my stuff and let me know what you think!
12 months ago
This was perhaps the laziest least insightful article I have ever read. Let me debunk.
1st, comparing Russell Wilson's position as a second year quarterback to all other starting QBs since 2002 but not naming one other than Ben, who actually runs contrary to your opinion is ridiculous. Perhaps those second year QBs were not run first team. Perhaps they weren't returning 10 of 11 starters. Perhaps they didn't have a defense that allowed the fewest points in the NFL the previous year.
2nd, you actually stated Percy Harvin as a negative? Why? Are you a better personnel person than PC and JS?
3rd, you mentioned that the Bradley run defense of 2009 struggled. It wasn't until PC completely overhauled the defense that they began to have success. This however may be your only arguable point.
4th, and perhaps the worst piece of journalism I have ever read, you wrote, "The influx of free agents, many teams have tried to overhaul their teams via free agency..." The Seahawks have added ONE offensive starter(before possible draft upgrades on the O-line) and depending on Chris Clemons health and the re-signing of Alan Branch 1 or 2 defensive starters, zero is still a possibility. The Seahawks are returning at least 18 of 22 starters.
5th, and if your last debunked statement wasn't the worst this one surely is. You claim that this complicated defense is hard to learn in the first year despite no factual evidence. You do however ignore last year sack leading rookie Bruce Irvin, defensive rookie of the year candidate bobby Wagner. You ignore the fact that late round pick Richard Sherman didn't start his rookie year until mid way thru
12 months ago
the year and flourished, or that Brandon browner started and made the pro bowl his first year, or that Chris Clemons was cast off from Philly and has average double digit sacks starting in year one, or that Raheem Broch notched 9 sacks his first year. You also ignore KJ Wright and Malcom Smith plating well in the first go rounds, Kam chancellor and earl Thomas too.

Your article was so bad it took two posts to respond and while it did incite enough emotion for me to sign up and post, eventually I will just stop reading you altogether alla Chris chase. Your better than this you are not serving the world by being small. Please excuse the typos I'm on an iPad
12 months ago

Thanks for reading buddy! It will be fun to see how everything develops! Check out some more of my stuff and let me know what you think!
12 months ago
What the hell ever nay sayer! Keep writing this garbage, it's exactly what fuels the fire. Wilson is no ordinary rookie, and this team, man, there is something so special going on up in the great NW. So whatever Mr. BS, i guess I should've expected someone to write something so stupid like y'all always do, but I guess I was starting to have a little faith in people that you guys could actually see with your eyes and hear with your ears. Instead, well, I don't know what the hell your excuse is, but this is one hell of a team and you sir, well you work for fox, that says just about enough. F'n republican
12 months ago

Thanks for reading buddy! It will be fun to see how everything develops! Check out some more of my stuff and let me know what you think!
12 months ago
I have to say I have been a Seahawks fan since 1980 and I was so impressed with the team last year. I was so bummed when they lost to ATL in that playoff game so much I knew as they were leaving the field that next year will be just as good or even better. 2 months later I can see your perspective since Gus Bradley is gone and we just traded a great back up QB to the Raiders who we will be sorry next season we did that. I also have to say Harvin is not that thrilling to me either if he finishes the season with no injuries or drama I will be impressed. Not so sure about the playoffs I hate to say this no good insurance at a QB in hie sophomore year lost best DEF cord in the league and now we are going to expect Bevell to be the instant genius like in Minn? Don't count out the 12th man in Seattle but the road MMMMM we will see I can't wait..
12 months ago

Thanks for reading buddy! It will be fun to see how everything develops! Check out some more of my stuff and let me know what you think!
12 months ago
I am going to have to agree with you buddy.I don't see them doing well but I do see that you have struck a nerve with the whole Seahawks nation. Lol. But that only means that they were thinking this "no playoffs" was actually a real possibility. Good article man! Keep it up. Oh and down with the Seahawks!
12 months ago
great!!!
12 months ago
Seahawks blow. Totally over-rated.

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