Three questions Seahawks must answer in 2019

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The Seahawks should be expected to make the playoffs again in 2019. But how deep they go in the postseason may be determined by how well they answer three questions.

The Seahawks have done a very good job of rebuilding their team quickly enough to still make the playoffs despite losing a bunch of key players. Seattle may not be considered the Super Bowl favorite. Heck, they aren’t even considered the favorite in their own division. But Seattle is still a dangerous team.

Any team with a quarterback like Russell Wilson is able to win any game on their schedule. The problem with part of 2018, especially the playoff game against the Cowboys, was that offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer didn’t seem to use Wilson enough. One of the biggest questions about Seattle this coming season is if Schottenheimer finds a way to use Wilson more effectively.

Seattle did attempt to address some questions about the team in the draft, of course. One of the larger issues Seattle had last season was the porous kick coverage. It seems like every year of the last three seasons Seattle has tried to fix this issue. At least three picks in this year’s draft – Ben Burr-Kirven, Ugo Amadi and Marquise Blair – were chosen in part because of their ability to play special teams well. Plus, Seattle signed kicker Jason Myers who kicks the ball really deep on kickoffs. Special teams should be much improved.

So what are three looming questions that the Seahawks must answer to make it to the playoffs in 2019? Here are my best guesses.

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