Seahawks flying into radar
Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
September 16, 2013
Is this the year for the Seattle Seahawks?
On paper, it seems like Seattle’s chances of returning to the Super Bowl are not too shabby.
It’s way too early in the season to tell which teams are contenders and pretenders but based on last season’s success and what the Seahawks displayed in the first two weeks this season, especially last night against San Francisco, Seattle could make a deep postseason run.
Just like any other National Football League (NFL) team, everything starts with the quarterback.
Russell Wilson surpassed everyone’s expectations last season.
I always like a quarterback who can run and throw extremely well, which sounds a little obvious. However, it seems sometimes people overlook quarterbacks who are duel threats and prefer pocket passers who have limited scrambling abilities.
Wilson can take off and run whenever he feels the pocket is collapsing around him and gain decent yardage.
Who isn’t excited about the future of the Seahawks with Wilson leading the offense?
The Seahawks can also hand the ball off to Marshawn Lynch, who seems to gain a few extra yards after contact just about every time he carries the ball.
Lynch can turn offensive line miscues into first downs because he refuses to go down and wears defenses down because of his strength and determination to stay upright.
If Lynch pushes the Beast Mode button before every game, the Seahawks will be tough to handle.
Perhaps what the Seahawks were most known for last season was their defense.
If Seattle can put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with their four defensive linemen, the secondary can take care of the rest. The young secondary can stack up against any other in the league with tall, physical cornerbacks in Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman and versatile safeties in Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor.
So, will the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl this season?
If they don’t reach their goal this season, Seattle is primed to make a run for the years to come with a young, promising quarterback and a top-notch defense.
The Seahawks look good on paper. Now they have to look good on the gridiron.