As always, the expectations were high for the Seattle Seahawks coming into the 2021 NFL season. After a 12-4 finish along with the NFC West crown in 2020, most thought Seattle would get back to the playoffs, even if it wasn’t as the division champ. After all, that has been the standard in Seattle ever since Russell Wilson arrived.
“The standard of excellence” Wilson accredited to his teammates after blowing out the Lions in Week 17. Although this was the first losing season in the Russell Wilson era, the Seattle Seahawks did show promise towards the end of the campaign.
Whether it be young guys stepping in big moments or putting together solid offensive performances in four of their last six games, the Seahawks gave 12s hope again after what was an otherwise disappointing season.
There is plenty of blame to go around for what went wrong in 2021. I think most of the players on this team would summarize the season as missed opportunities. The Seahawks didn’t close out games as strong as they have in the past.
What did we learn from the Seattle Seahawks 2021 season?
Obviously, the Russell Wilson injury derailed this team in the middle of the season. But, even with Geno Smith, Seattle failed to capture the moment and pull off victories against the Steelers and Saints.
We could sit here and play the what-if game all day, especially for the 2021 Seattle Seahawks. Regardless, we all agree that this team needs some work in certain areas. On the same token, many of us may agree with Pete Carroll when he told his team in their final team meeting, “in this room right now is the nucleus of a championship team.”
Here are the three biggest takeaways from the Seattle Seahawks 2021-2022 season.