Now that the Seahawks season has come to an end, it is time to hand out the hardware for MVP, rookie of the year and more.
The Seahawks may not have made it to the Super Bowl this season but they still made the playoffs. Again. In head coach Pete Carroll’s 10 years in Seattle, the Seahawks have made the playoffs 8 times. A lot of fan bases would be ecstatic if their team did that. Things are good in Seattle and with all the recent success it is easy to take it for granted.
But overall, with a fairly weak defense and a bunch of injuries on offense, this Seattle team fared better than it should have. Along the way, Seattle lost center Justin Britt in week 8, lost tight end Will Dissly in week 6 after he got off to another fast start (Dissly had caught 85.2 percent of his targets, for instance), lost running backs Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny late in the season and that affected the playoff-seeding and limited the offense once in the postseason.
But still, Seattle carried on and won 11 games in the regular season and another in the playoffs before barely losing to the Packers in the divisional round. This was a team 12s could and should be proud of.
In 2020, Seattle will need to make some changes to get even better. But this team has a lot of young talent and potential. If they can be healthier next season, a deep playoff run is definitely not out of the question.
But let’s hand out some awards for the 2019 team first.