As the 12th man knows, our team, the Seattle Seahawks, had a terrific season in 2013. We ended our season with a 13-3 record, scored 417 points (top-10 in the league), and the Legion of Boom allowed only 231 points which was first in the NFL.
Not to mention, we won the ultimate championship game in football: the Super Bowl.
However, with all of that crossed off the to do list, linebacker Bobby Wagner is convinced that the team has gotten even better this season. Wagner had 72 solo tackles and had five sacks last season.
“I think we got way better this year, because we’re all so young, so we’re still growing,” the Utah state alumnus stated on ESPN’s First Take Tuesday morning, per SeattlePI.com. “Even Russell Wilson — Russell’s still young, he’s still young in the game. We’re all still growing.”
If he’s right, then this year’s team is going to epic.
Last season alone, the defense only allowed 4.4 yards per play, which was the fewest in the NFL. They also forced a league high 39 turnovers.
On the other side of the ball, they ranked in the top-10 in yards gained per play, and had the 5th best percentage of drives ending in a score.
So if the team is as good as Bobby Wagner says they are, its going to be a long season for the 31 other teams.
The core of Seattle’s secondary — Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor — are under contract through 2017. Drafting Paul Richardson and a full season of Percy Harvin should also improve the offense significantly.
We’ve got less than a two months before kickoff and we’re already ready for another ring.