It is rapidly approaching the time of year for conjecture, hope, and day dreams of glory. As we have anxiously scrubbed every report out of OTA’s and mini camp, our minds have already boarded the Seattle time machine. Our trip forward in time takes us to the NFC Championship game (which of course we have won) and then on to the Super Bowl – a hard-fought but ultimately predictable Seahawk victory. In our minds, we have already overcome the seriously disappointing PED conspiracy, a few major and minor injuries, and Richard Sherman’s ever running media magnet. But sadly, it is June 26, 2013, months before the start of training camp and pre-season and to our chagrin there is waiting left to do. To fuel the conversation and keep you sharp and eager, I present my visions for the upcoming season.
1. Seattle finishes with a 13 win regular season, losing only to a spattering of teams while they rest Big Russ, to ensure he doesn’t hurt himself before the playoffs.
2. NFC West title, NFC Championship, Superbowl Victories….Duh!
3. ”Revis” Island, much like the Louisiana Territory, is purchased for a four year $2,222,424 contract and is renamed Sherman’s Peak.
4. Luke Wilson emerges as the steal of the draft, finishes third on the team in receptions (64) and is in consideration for offensive rookie of the year.
5. Skittles, Turbo, and CM are the most productive running back trio in the history of the NFL, each putting points on the board in the Super Bowl.
6. Earl Thomas solidifies his position as the most feared ball Hawk in all of the land, leading the NFL in interceptions and pick-sixes.
7. Kam “Bam-Bam” Chancellor owns three of the top five “hits” of the year, and six of the top ten.
8. Russ sets the single season team record in passing yardage, quaterback rushing yardage, and passing touchdowns by the end of week 14.
9. Some dude named Michael White became a fan favorite for his dry humor and witty banter while providing mostly stat free predictions, entirely opinionated match-up ratings, and gregarious analysis for readers of the 12th Man Rising worldwide.
10. The world realized that Percy Harvin has been under performing in Viking land, and that his true potential has only now been tapped, thanks to a talented and motivated offense.
11. Seattle has two receivers reach 1,000 yards total offense, a 1,000 yard rusher, and our first 100 reception receiver in what seems like an eternity.
12. Lastly, we shall bask in the glory of all that is winning. We shall be the envy of all bandwagon fans, and I will witness the Houston Texans’ fans crying aloud on September 29… in Houston. Oh, what wonders await.
GO HAWKS! 12th Man Now, 12th Man Forever.