One of the great things about writing for this publication is that I am encouraged to write as a Seahawks fan, and not necessarily as a journalist, though I consider myself both to some degree.
I can be impartial if I desire to be, and I usually try to in the interest of offering the most reasonable opinion I can muster.
I am also afforded the luxury to speak candidly about the Seahawks, drawing on my experience as a fan of 19 years, beyond what can be expressed in box scores and stat sheets.
I say that to say this — I am having more fun watching this team than I have had in almost a decade. Maybe it’s the lowered expectations that come with not having a franchise quarterback locked up long-term.
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It could be that I’ve been lying to myself for years, and I do, in fact, enjoy explosive offense more than I tell myself I value run fits and play design. Or maybe I’ve simply fallen into my vices as a journalist and enjoy rooting for the one that everyone else counted out.
Whatever the reason may be, I suspect I’m not alone in being more invested in the Seahawks than I have been in years. Even in easily the most frustrating game of the year to this point, this team was more fun to watch than it has been since they were hanging 40+ on division opponents with impunity.
Are the Seahawks good again? No, not really. But maybe almost? I don’t know, it’s complicated. But given what we’ve seen thus far, it seems as though they might not be as far off as many think, if you’ll allow me to explain.