Notes from the Nest: Seahawks show their true colors in 30-24 loss

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Seeing the forest through the trees

This Sunday’s loss to Carolina hurts, and while people are frustrated with how this season appears to be heading, it is important to keep perspective:

Number 1: The Seahawks are still better than you thought.

Number 2: This team can still have a competitive finish, similar to what we saw from the 2010 and 2011 Seahawks teams that laid the groundwork for greatness.

Number 3: This team may not be far off those from the 2002-2006 Seahawks era (dominant offense with an average, turnover-hungry defense). The offense can be truly elite and special with a couple more pieces.

Number 4: The Seahawks have the ultimate draft gift from Denver, a chance to add 4 immediate impact players in the top 50 picks, while a potential superstar awaits with their top 3 pick.

Number 5: Pete is under contract through 2025. I think the goal is to make and win a Super Bowl by then. This season was supposed to be a rebuild, and in a way it still is.

Number 6: Playoffs should be the goal in 2023, with a two-year window following to get that last championship of the Pete Carroll era.

Have faith in the process, Seahawks fans. There is plenty of blame to go around as Seattle enters the mouth of the dragon with their schedule. Things might get ugly, and that is part of this process. These next two weeks will show Seattle how far they have to go to get back to where they want to be. The answer may not be pretty, but we’ll have clarity, and that is important for growth.

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“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.” Go Hawks!