Maybe the Seahawks won’t win the Super Bowl in 2019. Or maybe they will. Either way, here are 12 quick reasons 12s should be happy.
It is a good time to be a Seahawks fan. Maybe they have only won one Super Bowl this decade and been to another. But compared to a lot of other NFL franchises, Seattle is in really good shape. To start the 2019 season on a positive note, here are 12 reasons 12s should be happy to be Seahawks fans.
Pete Carroll and John Schneider
Since Carroll and Schneider came to Seattle in 2010, Seattle has missed the playoffs just twice. The duo has led the Seahawks to the franchises’s only Super Bowl win and kept them in contention. Seattle is lucky to have Carroll and Schneider and lots of other teams would love to have them.
Russell Wilson and his health
Wilson isn’t only really good, he also (knock on wood) has the ability to stay healthy. He has missed no games in his career and just two practices (neither from injury). Wilson is dependable getting to the field and great on it.
The Seahawks have the best linebacker in football. Wagner has been that way for a few years now and after signing a contract extension this offseason he will remain the key to Seattle’s defense for several years to come.
Seattle drafted Dickson in 2018 to be a difference maker and a defensive weapon. In his rookie year he was named First-Team All-Pro by the AP. Dickson will continue to be great for Seattle for probably more than the next 10 seasons.
The Griffin twins
While Shaquill Griffin needs to be better to be a true number one corner and Shaquem, his twin brother, might never get a lot of snaps on defense, that isn’t the point with these guys. They both help Seattle win football games but they are also really good people. The world could use more humans like the Griffins.
If you like players to play with feeling and drive, Seattle is your team. I might be wrong but Seattle has like 429 rookies on their 53 man roster. Some of them, like D.K. Metcalf and Marquise Blair should play important roles this year. Rookies play hard and that is all Carroll ever asks of his players.
Tyler Lockett and K.J. Wright
Both Lockett and Wright are good players. Both have made the Pro Bowl. But like the Griffins, they are also good people. You remember the last time you heard about Lockett or Wright being a jerk? You don’t because you’ve never heard it and never will.
Seahawks sensory room
John and Traci Schneider have an autism foundation, Ben’s Fund, but they don’t stop there. This year, CenturyLink Field will have a sensory room to give fans with autism or sensory challenges a safe and calming place to enjoy the game. Seattle is a great city and the Seahawks are a great franchise.
September at home
Since 2010, the Seahawks are 14-0 at home in September. Sunday against the Bengals should make 15-0. Getting off to a good start at home is important, of course, and a big reason Seattle has made the playoffs so often under Carroll.
Seahawks Hall of Famers
Seattle has four full-time Pro Football Hall of Famers: Steve Largent, Cortez Kennedy, Kenny Easley and Walter Jones. In 10 years, though, that group could increase quite a bit. Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman should go in as Seahawks since they made their bones with Seattle. Wilson might get there too. And Carroll.
Players come and go for Seattle, but the fans remain the same and are the greatest in the league. No place sounds like CenturyLink on game day. I had a Patriots fan complain to me once a few years ago because it was difficult to hear the announcers because of the noise. And he was watching the game on TV. The 12th man flag raising ceremony before each home game? Awesome. 12s are the best.