5 reasons Seahawks fans should be excited for the future
No. 4: A healthy team is a better one
Look, if you’re rolling your eyes and screaming this is just an excuse, you may be partially right. But join me in reality for a moment. The Seahawks lost their top 3 RB, top 2 TEs, LT, LG, C, SLB, FS, CB, best DL, for significant stretches of the season.
And we aren’t talking about easily replaceable guys. Carson, Dissly, Brown, Iupati, Britt, Kendricks, Diggs, and Clowney are all pro bowl caliber players and all missed significant portions of 2019. This doesn’t even include Rashaad Penny, who was in the midst of a breakout season.
Now obviously, the season may be over, but these players’ bodies don’t work like an etch a sketch. Some have grueling rehabs ahead of them and to expect them all to return without missing a beat is a bit much.
But with a draft class and plenty of free-agent money to fill the roster with more depth than they had, they may not need to be. It is too easy to just point at injuries and say that is the only reason you fell short. But as foolish as that may be, so too is ignoring the absolute obvious impact these issues can have on a football field.
Here’s to better health luck in 2020, because it sure would be hard to have it much worse than the Seahawks did in 2019.