The Seattle Seahawks will certainly be different, but how much better than their 5-11 record of a year ago, remains debatable. Personally I don’t see much improvement yet, I see a team about to have a major overhaul. Usually those kind of teams don’t fare very well in teh regular season. They have a lot of pieces, and they had a pretty good draft. However all of that stuff takes time to come together on the field. The plus is the division is weak, beyond the San Francisco 49ers there is not a dominating team in the west.
It looks like the offense will be led once again by Matt Hasselbeck. It is probably his farewell tour, as Head Coach Pete Carroll is going to want his guy in there. I don’t like their RB situation, and their wide out corps is a tad under average. They will hope Golden Tate has a big rookie year. They added Russell Okung to the O Line, and the ret of it is set and fairly average.
This team must get more from last year’s big addition OLB Aaron Curry. They added Earl Thomas at Free Safety and that is a huge plus. Up front the D line still needs work, and the rest of the LB crops have a couple of potential impact players. Josh Wilson and Marcus Trufant are the corners and as a tandem they are slightly above average.
On special teams Olindo Mare will be the kicker, with Jon Ryan handling the punting duties. Justin Forsett will likely return kicks, with Golden Tate returning punts.