Seattle Seahawks: Mid season Review (spoiler warning: disappointment)

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  1. integra14

    integra14 Walk On

    Aug 7, 2014
    The defending Seattle Seahawks came into the season with high hopes, but the firing of Pete Carrol may have been the worst decision ever made. First year coach integra14 can't seem to find ways to win and is sitting at a 3-5 record.

    The main issue is the offense and turnovers. The O-Line seems to struggle to find consistency in both run blocking and pass blocking. Although the unit as a whole has shown improvement throughout the season, expect Seattle to draft early and often for the O-Line. The other main issue on offense is turnovers. Some questionable declensions by Wilson is compounded by the porous o-line and sub-par receiving core. No body but Percy Harvin appears to get open consistently. Due to the poor pass blocking of the o-line, Seattle has forced to use almost exclusively short pass and trick plays. The result of this, Wilson has a completion rating of 57.8%, 1,871 yards, 6.4 Avg yards per throw, and 7 TDs. The most telling stat, Wilson currently has the 2nd most INTs in the league with 20!!!!

    The running back core is operating on the opposite side of the spectrum. Despite at times poor blocking, both Marshawn Lynch and heir apparent Christine Michael have been good seasons. Lynch has the 8th most rushing yards in the league with 758 yrds on 155 carries for a 4.9 ypc, despite the fact Seattle usually is playing from behind. The most frustrating thing is, despite the offensive struggles, the offense has improved throughout the season. Seattle is 5th in the league for yards per game with 379, 12th in the league in passing with 239 per game and 6th in the league 139.9 rushing yards per game. The most telling stat, despite the OK offensive stats above, Seattle is 26th in the league in PPG with 18 with many of their turnovers being in the red zone.

    The highly touted Legion of Boom has been playing up to expectations, but usually give up a ton of yards in the 4th quarter. This is mainly due to the fact the defense is on the field more than the offense and by the 4th the opposing teams are running the clock down.

    Earlier in the season Seattle resigned RE Cliff Avril to a 7 year $33.17 million deal and is currently negotiating with CB Byron Maxwell and ROLB Malcolm Smith. The have not opened discussions with MLB Malcolm Smith and speculation is that the team plans on letting him test FA. Next year Seattle will have many big contracts up, including QB Wilson, RB Lynch, MLB Wagner, RG Sweezy, DT Mebane, LT Okung and ROLB Irvin.

    Look for Seattle to traget o-line, WR and LB depth in the draft as well as a man-to-man CB3.
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  2. Mozaaik

    Mozaaik Walk On

    Aug 5, 2014
    If you can find a gem receiver to take some of the load off Harvin, I think you'll have a beast offense.

    Not to mention adding to defense.

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