2015 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview
The Seattle Seahawks saw their season turn from story book ending to crushing defeat in a single play. While the memory of that improbable ending is still fresh on the Seahawks mind, the team comes into 2015, in a great position to advance to a third straight Super Bowl. Russell Wilson has cemented himself as an elite quarterback in the NFL. The pickup of Jimmy Graham in free agency gives Wilson the most talented target he has had in his NFL career. Seattle also drafted highly touted wide out Tyler Lockett out of Kansas State, who should see playing time early in his rookie year. But the key to the Seahawks success will once again be their defense. Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman return in what is still the best secondary in the NFL. In front of the Legion of Boom will be rookie defensive end Frank Clark, along with Cliff Avril, and Michael Bennett. The 2015 Seattle Seahawks defense will be tested early and often, with road games against the Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens. The NFC West is clearly the preeminent division in the conference, and the Seattle Seahawks will once again be the division’s premier team in 2015.
2014 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview
Seattle collected some hardware last season, demolishing the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl to win the franchise’s first NFL championship. The Seahawks went 13-3 in the regular season before beating the Saints in the divisional round of the playoffs to reach the NFC Championship. Richard Sherman’s INT to win the game against the 49ers was the talk of the sport until the Seahawks beat Denver 43-8 in the Super Bowl. Not a lot of changed in the offseason for Seattle, with Kevin Williams being added to the defensive line. Golden Tate was lost, but the Seahawks picked up Paul Richardson to replace his production. Of course, it’s the Seahawks defense that carried the team to a Super Bowl title, and NFC offenses will likely continue to struggle against the Legion of Boom. The Seahawks will begin the season at CenturyLink Field against the Packers, a rematch of the Fail Mary game. Other key home games will be against the Broncos in Week 3, the Cowboys in Week 6, and the 49ers in Week 15. The Seahawks were the best home team in 2013, but did see some issues on the road. This year they’ll see big road games against the Panthers, Chiefs, 49ers and Eagles.
2011 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview
The Seattle Seahawks made history last season by becoming the first team to finish with a losing record and still make the playoffs, even beating the New Orleans Saints in the first round. Though billed as a success, the Seahawks will have to improve if they want a repeat performance, but they certainly have the tools to do so. The offense will be undergoing some changes, as longtime quarterback Matt Hasslebeck left to join the Tennessee Titans. Leading the way this season will be former Vikings quarterback Tavaris Jackson, who will have fellow ex-Viking Sidney Rice to throw to. Marshawn Lynch emerged late last year to carry the running duties, with Leon Washington spelling him often. The defense is a big question mark for the Seahawks as well as they are one of the youngest squads in the league. With a glut of rookies, Seattle will rely heavily on veteran leadership, most specifically from cornerback Marcus Trufant and defensive end Chris Clemons. Linebacker Leroy Hill will be leading the linebacking corps, which includes star-in-the-making Aaron Curry.
2010 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview
The Seattle offense had difficulty running the ball last season, and averaged only 97.9 yards a game on the ground. Running backs Julius Jones and Justin Forsett are battling for the starting job but neither has yet made a strong statement in the preseason, and former Jet Leon Washington may be Carroll's preferred choice. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has been having trouble staying healthy as of late, so it would not be surprising to see Charlie Whitehurst get much of the playing time this year. Rookie receiver Golden Tate is expected to contribute immediately and provide the quarterback with a reliable target alongside T.J. Houshmandzadeh. The defense needs work as well, but is returning a squad that ranked 30th in passing defense. It may be hard for Seattle to get increased production on this side of the ball, and they will rely heavily on the performance of middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu. The defensive line may be a question mark as well, with a lot of inexperience and lack of depth.
2009 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview
The 2009 season of the Seattle Seahawks may well be defined by one man, new Head Coach Jim Mora. This is the first year since 1998 that Mike Holmgren will not be patrolling the sidelines as the Hawks coach. But Mora has been with the Seahawks and was groomed to take over the club, so he'll be ready to go in 2009. Matt Hasselbeck is back to lead the offense. Hasselbeck was injured for much of 2008, but with him healthy Seattle should be ready to start spreading the ball around the field again. The Seahawks have a big new weapon at wide receiver, TJ Houshmandzadeh, to pair with Deion Branch and Nate Burleson. On defense the Seahawks are led by Cory Redding, Patrick Kerney, Lofa Tatupu and Marcus Trufant. There is talent all over the Seattle lineup, so watch out for the Seahawks in 2009 as they will be one of the teams to beat in the NFC.
2008 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview
The Seattle Seahawks are one of the top teams to watch in the NFC this season. The team was picked by many to reach the Super Bowl this year and has proven itself to be a perennial playoff contender, playing in the postseason every year since 2003. Led by quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and running back Shaun Alexander, the Seattle Seahawks will provide a tough challenge for the Giants, Cowboys or Packers if they want to make it all the way this year. A game at Qwest Field this year will be one of the loudest games you've ever seen as Seattle Seahawks fans cheer their team on to another division title and a playoff run.