[2017 NFL Preview] Seattle Seahawks

OK 12’s, you’ve been waiting for this day since we got this thing started and now it’s officially time.

WE ARE PREVIEWING THE 2017 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS TODAY!

It’s been three years since Seattle has appeared in a Super Bowl. Isn’t it about time the Seahawks reached the big game once again?

Are they even good enough to reach the Super Bowl this year though?

Only one way get that answer folks………….

LETTTTTTTTTTT’SSSSS GETTTTTTTTTTTT READDDYYYYYYYYYYYY TOOOOOOOOOOOO FUMMMMMMBLLLEEEEEE!!!!!

 

 

 

 

2017 NFL Preview

 

 

 

 

Record Last Five Seasons: 11-5 (2012), 13-3 (2013), 12-4 (2014), 10-6 (2015), 10-5-1 (2016)

Last Playoff Win: 2016 Wild Card vs. Detroit

Last Playoff Appearance: 2016 Divisional vs. Atlanta

Super Bowl Wins: Super Bowl XLVIII

Last Super Bowl Appearance: Super Bowl XLVIII vs. Denver

 

The Head Coach:

Pete Carroll

Coaching Record: 103-72-1

Playoff Record: 10-7

Grade: A-

 

2016-17 Team Leaders:

Passing Yards/Touchdowns: Russell Wilson (4,219), Russell Wilson (21)

Rushing Yards/Touchdowns: Christine Michael (469), Christine Michael (6)

Receiving Yards/Touchdowns: Doug Baldwin (1,1128), Doug Baldwin (7)

Tackles: Bobby Wagner (167)

Interceptions: Richard Sherman (4)

 

2017 Projected Starters:

Grade Key:

  • ELITE
  • GREAT
  • GOOD
  • NOT GOOD
  • ROOKIE
  • HORRIBLE

Offense:

QB: Russell Wilson

RB: Thomas Rawls

FB: Marcel Reece

WR: Doug Baldwin

WR: Paul Richardson

TE: Jimmy Graham

LT: Rees Odhiambo

RT: Germain Ifedi

RG: Mark Glowinski

LG: Luke Joeckel

OC: Justin Britt

Defense:

DE: Michael Bennett

DE: Cliff Avril

DT: Ahtyba Rubin

DT: Jarran Reed

LB: Bobby Wagner

LB: K.J. Wright

LB: Michael Morgan

CB: Richard Sherman

CB: Jeremy Lane

FS: Earl Thomas

SS: Kam Chancellor

 

The Schedule:

vs. @ Green Bay Packers (September 10)

vs. San Francisco 49ers (September 17)

vs. @ Tennessee Titans (September 24)

vs. Indianapolis Colts (October 1)

vs. @ Los Angeles Rams (October 8)

BYE WEEK

vs. @ New York Giants (October 22)

vs. Houston Texans (October 29)

vs. Washington Redskins (November 5)

vs. @ Arizona Cardinals (November 9)

vs. Atlanta Falcons (November 20)

vs. @ San Francisco 49ers (November 26)

vs. Philadelphia Eagles (December 3)

vs. @ Jacksonville Jaguars (December 10)

vs. Los Angeles Rams (December 17)

vs. @ Dallas Cowboys (December 24)

vs. Arizona Cardinals (December 31)

 

Three Things I Like About The Seahawks This Season:

-Russell Wilson: If you have a great QB in the NFL, you will be a great NFL team blah blah blah. You all know that story, right? Since arriving in Seattle, Russell Wilson has led the Seahawks to a playoff appearance every year and has blossomed into one of the NFL’s best QB’s. That alone is a great recipe for success in the NFL. Some people don’t like to give Wilson the credit he deserves and I don’t know why exactly. The guy is a baller and he will have another great year for the Seahawks this season. Yes, he’s an odd duck and some of the stuff he does in his personal life will leave you scratching your head, but the guy is a top 5 NFL QB. That makes the Seahawks Super Bowl contenders in my eyes.

-Defense: The Seahawks won the Super Bowl a few years back because their defense was arguably the best in the NFL and it wasn’t even close. While the Seahawks may not field that exact defense this year, it’s still going to be a very good unit. Seattle has three elite players on that side of the ball as well as four other guys that I would consider to be “great-to-elite”. That means over half of Seattle’s starting defensive personnel consists of guys that are the best at their positions. I fully expect the Seahawks to once again field one of the NFL’s best defenses. Can these guys get another Super Bowl ring though? That seems to be the main question surrounding them at the moment.

-NFC West: Whenever you get a chance to play the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers twice a year each, you have to take it. That’s four easy wins right there for the Seahawks. Yes, the Arizona Cardinals should be an improved team this season, but the NFC West is easily Seattle’s division to lose this year. If they don’t come away with another division crown this season, they should be highly disappointed in themselves.

 

Three Things I Hate About The Seahawks This Season:

-Offensive Line: If Seattle fails to make any kind of noise this year, we will all know who to blame. The Seahawks have had one of the worst offensive line units over the last few seasons and things don’t look to be any better this year. I count ONE good offensive lineman on Seattle’s entire offensive line. That’s just not going to cut the mustard folks. If the Seahawks end up disappointing everyone this season, I’m pretty sure we are going to know exactly who to blame for their setbacks. The offensive line is pure and utter garbage on paper.

-Super Bowl Window Closing?: When Seattle won the Super Bowl four years ago, their fans were giddy with anticipation that a “dynasty” was about to hit the NFL. Seahawks fans have found out first hand just how hard it is to not only reach, but win the Super Bowl year-in and year-out no matter how good your team is though. With Earl Thomas flirting with retirement this past off-season. Richard Sherman supposedly on the trade block. Kam Chancellor reaching the age of 30. And Pete Carroll getting up there in the age department as well, Seattle has to start winning some more rings before that Super Bowl window does officially close.

-The Running Game: The leading rusher last year for the Seahawks was Christine Michael with 469 yards. You don’t have to be an NFL expert to know that’s not going to get the job done in the NFL if you have Super Bowl hopes and aspirations. The thing is, I don’t know if the running game is going to be any better this year for the Seahawks. Michael is gone now and the Seahawks fans won’t miss him. In his place though is Thomas Rawls (a guy who has failed to impress so far), Eddie Lacy (a guy who has weight issues and isn’t the long-term answer), and C.J. Prosise (NOPE). This is going to be a looooooooooooooong year for Seattle when it comes to running the ball effectively.

 

The Prediction:

13-3

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