Seahawks ready for big season

Jun 15, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) participates in a warmup drill during minicamp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) participates in a warmup drill during minicamp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

The Seattle Seahawks are preparing for another spectacular season and the expectations by the fans are extremely high.  It’s Super Bowl or bust for this talented roster.

Training camp is underway and fans are starting to sense the excitement that football season brings.  We have all made it through yet another long offseason, but this offseason seemed different than years past.  The distractions were held to a minimum, there were no holdouts going into training camp, and no Super Bowl hangover from the previous season.  This season looks to be a fresh start for the Seattle Seahawks.

The Seahawks have their eyes on receiving another Super Bowl ring and with the talent they have across the board, the only thing that can stop them this season is themselves.  That shouldn’t be the case, as this team is as strong and as unified as it gets in the NFL.  They truly play for each other and have one another’s backs.  It’s a brotherhood for the Seattle Seahawks.

Pete Carroll and John Schneider have built a team that is filled with players who poses traits such as grit, perseverance, toughness and passion for the game.  These kinds of players aren’t always easy to find in the NFL, but this is one of the best front offices in the league and they have built a consistent championship caliber team.

The offense is ready to soar to new heights after finishing exceptionally strong last year.  Russell Wilson is coming back from his best season yet and all of his weapons are back with him.  Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, Jermaine Kearse, and Jimmy Graham are just a few of the big time playmakers on offense.

The offense also has a flurry of talented running backs including Thomas Rawls, Christine Michael, CJ Prosise, and Alex Collins.  Being able to replace Beast Mode is an impossible task, but these running backs will fill in just fine.  As long as Rawls comes back healthy, the running game shouldn’t miss a beat.

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With the progression of Russell Wilson, the offense should be even better than last year.  The hope is that the offensive line will do their job and give Wilson enough time to throw the ball to his desired targets.  Last year’s offensive line was terrible for the first half of the season, but this year’s line should start the year off with more consistent play.

The Seahawks’ defense is still the best in the league, and it’s almost gotten to the point where it’s boring to talk about them, because they are so dependable.  I’m not complaining, though, as this talented defense is any NFL fan’s dream and it is sure fun to watch.

The players headlining the defense are Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Michael Bennett and Bobby Wagner.  These are All-Pro players who make life difficult for any offense and they are all in the prime of their careers.

Joining Bennett on the line are Cliff Avril, Frank Clark, and Ahtyba Rubin.  Avril, Clark, and Rubin all have their own special skill set and play an important role on the defense.

KJ Wright is going to have a big season playing alongside Wagner, and hopefully will finally be recognized for his spectacular play with a Pro Bowl spot.

The other corner spot will be played by either Jeremy Lane, DeShawn Shead, or Tharold Simon, or maybe all three will rotate.  These corners are all talented, and, regardless of who starts, the corner position opposite Sherman will be in good hands.

This team is filled with gifted and gritty players across the board and they all know what it takes to get back to the Super Bowl.  The Seahawks are a hungry squad in the prime of many of their careers and are looking for some redemption after a frustrating 2015 season.

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There is less than 6 days until the first preseason game and 5 weeks until the Seahawks face the Dolphins in week 1.  It’s time for the madness of Seahawks football to begin again, and September 11, 2016 can’t come soon enough.