Can you believe it, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will kickoff the 2014 preseason tonight at Mile High in Denver!
Football season is here again!
Ok, ok, so excitement and dreams of a second consecutive championship aside, could you have asked for a better season primer than what the Hawks are about to embark upon? Three of the four teams on the preseason schedule are on the Seattle regular season schedule.
It all starts with the Denver Broncos. This same matchup happened last season and as it turns out the Hawks blasted Denver on their way to one of the most dominant Super Bowls in NFL history. We were all witness to the end result, but few remembered the preseason beating that was handed down by the Seattle backups last season.
Both teams seem to be even better this season and primed for a run at a repeat matchup next February, but that’s a long ways off.
Let’s take a look at three things I’m looking for in tonight’s game. (hint: it’s not how hard Denver will play to make a point about how much better they are, this game means nothing from a perspective of how much they’ve closed the gap).
First I want to see just how fast Paul Richardson is on an NFL field, against other NFL corners. He should get a good run with the second unit tonight and I don’t care if he makes catches or not, just want to see separation.
The second thing I want to see is how far Terrelle Pryor has come in the past couple months. The Seahawks may keep three quarterbacks if they feel that Pryor can develop as a future backup in the system. Or the other option… T.P. sticks and Tarvaris Jackson gets cut?
The third thing I wanna see is all these rookies ball-out. Maybe it’s the fact that we finally have that championship ring so I’m not apprehensive about the decisions of Pete Carroll and John Schneider, but I cannot remember being this excited about a rookie class for my Seahawks, maybe ever? No, I don’t think it’s the “best” rookie class in the past three seasons, that will be difficult to attain. But I don’t know, I’m just ready to watch these guys add something special this season.
Let’s do this 12s! Are you ready!? Go Hawks!