Originally posted by PRIMETIME21:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
What a buncha bulls**t,the shehawks are as bad as than they were last year,we have improved(fired Nolan and Martz the moron).
we did nothin really to improve this offseason,and a martz system is better for crabtree because he ran the spread offense with the red raiders so our run first offense won't really benefit our first round pick. marvel smith for jonas jennings is about gettin the same player really. brandon jones ? give me a break. seahawks had both starting WRs out last year and Hasslebeck and still kicked our ass on our home turf. they gettin TJ housh, Deon branch , Hasslebeck and now Curry , they would have easily won the NFC west last year if they stayed healthy and i dont see us having a better record than zona. im not being a downer i really hope we win the superbowl every year but being realistic here. i see it ending like this
1. Seahawks 10-6
2. Arizona 9-7
3. 49ers 8-8
4. Rams 4-12
I don't think they would have easily won the west last year. Better give some credit to Zona don't you think?
Now, last year the Seachickens got whacked with injuries. But non the less, they still had questions irrespective of injuries. I think they will win more than 4 this year, how much I don't know.
Looking at them, the addition of Housh is not a major upgrade, it is a lateral move because they lost Engram this year who is every bit as good as Housh if not better. Branch, has yet to produce squat for them, not sure that will change, he can't seem to stay healthy.
The addition of Curry is another lateral move...they are essential trying to replace JP. And it is also very likely that Curry does not perform as well as JP would have this year...he's a rook replacing a very good savvy veteran. Chances are, the LB unit drops off a bit this year.
They lost Bernard on the d-line, and replaced him with Cole. This is generally perceived to be a downgrade. Cole is about suck ass at interior run defense, can't take a double team, and is blown off the ball frequently in the single block. I am looking forward to running against this team now, right down their throat...Mebane and Bernard were a good tandem, Mebane and Cole is likely to benefit us. Don't expect Kerney to return to anything like two years ago, if he even returns for any period of time.
There are question marks all over the team with regards to injuries. Hass? Big Walt? Branch? Kerney? All of them were old when they were injured, are a year older now, all of them coming off injuries, missing any of one them puts A BIG DENT in the team. They are key player's, each one makes their respective unit respectable and the drop off in the unit is big when one of them is out. At least one of those players will not make it through more than a couple of games next year, IMHO. More than one will likely not make it through the entire season...they are all big question marks right now, and old.
The biggest factor, is Holmgren leaving. You can figure Holmgren got more mileage out of that team than Mora ever will. Bank on it. I don't think Seattle would have gotten 4 wins last year with Mora running the show instead of Holmgren. There is going to be some drop off from Holmgren not being the coach, how much is the only question.
The Seachickens not a lock, far from it.
[ Edited by Blitz on May 20, 2009 at 8:23 PM ]