5 Positions The Seahawks Don’t Need To Upgrade


Continuing my weekend of lists, I thought I’d point out 5 positions that the Seahawks don’t need an upgrade. This was really tough to find 5.

1) Safety – The Seahawks have probably the best duo of safeties in the league with Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Throw in excellent depth behind them and you have a position group that is a major strength of this team. While Atari Bigby must either be re-signed or replaced before training camp, a true upgrade isn’t needed.

2) Fullback – Michael Robinson’s transition to FB hasn’t happened overnight, but it has finally happened. Robinson really came on strong this year and showed remarkable improvement. His trip to the pro-bowl was no mistake, he really is one of the best lead blockers in the the NFL right now. The Seahawks must get him re-signed.

3) Right Corner Back – Richard Sherman shocked everyone when he stepped in as an injury replacement and proved to be one of the league’s top corners. Behind him is Walter Thurmond, who has had injury problems, but has also been very good when he’s been on the field.

4) Strong Side Linebacker – The linebacker play for the Seahawks was pretty poor in 2011, but not from Rookie KJ Wright. Wright was very pleasant surprise and one of the strengths of this defense. Behind him are David Voroba and Matt McCoy. While both ended the season on injured reserve, both also played well enough to start eating into the playing time of Leroy Hill on the other side before their injuries.

5) Center – I’m not sure why there’s occasionally a random bit of Max Unger hate around the blogosphere. He’s established himself as one of the top 10 centers in the game, both in terms of pass blocking and run blocking. Unger is definitely a strength for this team, and not someone where finding an upgrade might be even possible. Behind him is Lemuel JeanPierre, who filled in admirably at RG after John Moffitt’s injury. JeanPierre is good enough to start on a few teams in this league, and the Seahawks are lucky to have him as a backup on their line.