Have Seahawks Expectations Fallen Off As Injuries Pile Up Early In Training Camp?


Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; The new against the Seattle Seahawks helmet during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Tennessee 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks…

Seattle Seahawks…



I’m sure it’s like a bad recurring dream to hear those words at this point in most NFL fans’ households (especially those of the San Francisco persuasion). People are sick of the Seahawks. SICK!

Now those same fans are chuckling to themselves when they hear about the premier (and pretty long term relative to the season) injuries piling up on the team that everybody knows everything about. Accompanying the chuckles are already  comments about “told you so” and “the Hawks are screwed now”, among others. Safe to say these other fans have already forgotten about Seattle with the news of this injury to Percy Harvin and with the news that Sydney Rice isn’t 100 percent, along with the preexisting injury of Chris Clemons and some more D-line issues, but is it warranted?

I doubt Pete Carroll is finding anything but positives in “opportunity” to motivate his players out of these presumed tragedies of the preseason, but again should WE be worried?

Like Nick Ashbourne said yesterday, “relax, it’s training camp”! No it’s not anything to be worried about at this point in time. We know Harvin and Clem are down for a while, but Rice will be back tomorrow and the rest of the injured squad will be back pretty quickly. In the meantime, some draft picks and a lot of young cats get their chance to shine and impress for contention to make the roster.

With the competition rising as players learn the playbook and get ready for preseason games to try and claim what would be a privileged spot on this potential Super Bowl challenger, look for the entire team to get better and stay hungry. Quite often this happens to the team that was hyped all offseason, it’s all about how the team responds to the adversity. After all, it won’t be the biggest adversary the Hawks will face this season.

While fans and publications have been going crazy about this Harvin injury and the rest, we haven’t really heard much from the team. That’s a good thing and probably the number one indication that they aren’t that worried about it. I’d say we can stay steady in our expectations for this team (at this point) as well.

Go Hawks!