4 important questions Seahawks still must answer ahead of the 2024 season

Seattle must find answers to these questions to be successful in 2024 and beyond.

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Is the team currently built for a postseason run next year?

Speaking of a potentially bad offensive line, there should be a question (without an open and honest answer) to Schneider and Mike Macdonald about whether they truly believe that the current roster is capable of winning enough games to make the playoffs in 2024. And once there, can the team compete well enough to make a deep run? Or is next season more of a feeling-out process with the coaching staff to prepare for a very good 2025?

As the roster currently looks, the Seahawks' offensive skill players are a good group. The receivers might be elite with DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Kenneth Walker III and Zach Charbonnet should be a productive duo at running back. Tight end Noah Fant could have his best season in the NFL under new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb. But the O-line could be bad enough to keep the offense from reaching its maximum potential.

The defense should be better simply because Macdonald is in charge. But the unit might need time to gel as the starting linebackers will be new to Seattle and only Julian Love remains at safety from 2023. A lack of communication, simply because the players are not used to playing together, could hurt the team early in the season.

Or Macdonald might be a good enough defensive coach where he can elevate all the players in that group and be able to streamline his scheme so much that players react intuitively instead of having to think before they act. Seattle's offense, even with an iffy offensive line, should be good enough to put up enough points to win, and a better defense should mean more victories next season.