The king of backyard football. Consistency to be able to create something out of nothing. A real magician. Will have to carry the team on his back and still that might not be enough.
Have a few guys with some speed but no one consistent back that you can count on to get you a couple yards at any given moment.
Protection & Blocking
Russell Wilson will continue to scramble for his life like he has his whole career. The pocket is constantly collapsing leaving Wilson vulnerable for big hits. They have trouble against just about everyone.
Excellent feel for the game when Wilson is in scramble mode. Baldwin is a smooth route runner with great hands. Brandon Marshall has an opportunity to show he still has some left in the tank as the big body, jump ball guy. A formidable group.
Skills Analysis Notes
Wilson is a magician. He's got so many tricks and just makes things happen without explanation. Ability to make several big plays a game. Outside of the QB, the offense as a whole is does not have much talent or dynamic ability. Production is all on his shoulders.
They lost a lot of successful, high motor pass rushers which will be extremely difficult to replace. Seahawks are good with player development so they are counting on a few new faces to step up.
The core of this unit is still in tact. This is a group that plays aggressive and fast. Exceptional against both the ground and pass game. Bobby Wagner is one of the best in the league. Needs to step into a huge leadership role and show all the young guys how it is suppose to be done.
LOB is officially over. A completely brand new unit. Many unproven guys that will highly unlikely emulate the likes of Sherman and Chancellor. Will face some struggles and guys will get exposed.
Controlling Field Position
Skills Analysis Notes
This defense lost so much talent. Many guys will be inserted with little to no experience. They're going to face many struggles this season. More of a tryout season to identify which guys can be around long term and who they can move on from.
Special Teams and Coaching
Overall Unit Analysis
Special teams will play a crucial part in their season if they want to stay in striking distance in games.
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
Solid coaching staff will have a lot to prove given the lack of talent they are working with. Don't expect them to overcome that issue.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Slightly Under-performed Expectations
Will be more of an evaluation year with many unproven guys on defense. Russell Wilson will be the only reason for them to even have a chance to stay a float. This team is depleted of talent and needs to hit the reset button. They need to retool as quick as possible while Wilson is still in his prime. They have been accustomed to winning games on defense and will now have to fully win games on offense.