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NFL Season Preview: #18 Seattle Seahawks

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Overview: The Seahawks leading rusher last season had only 698 yards. Seattle’s leading receiver had only 627 yards. Starting QB Matt Hasselbeck was injured and missed 9 games. The defense was inconsistent, and also rattled by injuries. All of this led to a dismal 4-12 record in former coach Mike Holmgren’s last season.

Offseason Moves: First of all, the Seahawks named Jim Mora successor to Mike Holmgren. This led to a busy off season, which started off with Seattle drafting Wake Forest LB Aaron Curry with the fourth overall pick. The Seahawks then swooped into free agency and signed Pro Bowl wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Also being added to the offense were FB Justin Griffth, G Grey Ruegamer, and backup QB Jeff Rowe. On the defensive side of the ball, the Seahawks brought in DTs Colin Cole and Cory Redding and CB Ken Lucas. Seattle lost WR Bobby Engram to free agency, while they traded away LB Julian Peterson.

Upcoming Season: If Matt Hasselbeck and WR Deion Branch are healthy, the Seahawkscould have one of the best passing attacks in football. With a formidable pair of WRs in Houshmandzadeh and Branch, and up comer TE John Carlson, Seattle could be looking at a solid passing game. If RB Julius Jones can find some consistency, the offense would be complete. On defense, the Seahawks look rejuvenated, with a strong secondary and linebacking core. Seattle could use a little more depth on the defensive line, but it is a solid group.

Deion BranchPlayer to watch: A lot depends on the health of QB Matt Hasselbeck, but if he wants to have more than one target, WR Deion Branch needs to be healthy and productive. Slowed by injuries the past three seasons, Branch was limited to only 30 catches for 412 yards. If Branch can return to the form he was in during his last season in New England, look for the ball to be aired out all over the field this season.

Prediction: 8-8, 2nd in NFC West

The Seahawks are a better team this year, but are still missing some pieces to the puzzle that would make them a championship contender. Although, look for the Hawks to be in playoff contention in January.

Favre: I called this back in my first post ever in this blog. One of my many predictions that have been and will be proven right in the future. Look for the upcoming season preview of the Vikings, in which I will elaborate on how great this move will be for Minnesota.

Strasburg: Wrote about him in my second entry, all the way back in June. Congratulations to both Strasburg and the Nationals, and let us hope that they can turn it around. If only they could find some hitters now.