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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The Seattle Seahawks went to two consecutive Super Bowls in 2014 and 2015 but since then Seattle has regressed a little bit. While the Seahawks were still a playoff team the last two years it was clear their roster talent had taken a dive from those championship caliber teams. Well it looks like those two down years are in the rear view mirror and Seattle is primed to be a serious Super Bowl contender again in 2017. The Seahawks absolutely throttled the Los Angeles Chargers 48-17 in their first preseason game and that contest was an impressive display of how deep Pete Carroll’s team really is. Seattle’s front office completely retooled their offensive line the last few off-seasons and they also added some significant players through the draft. Those additions are clearly having positive results for the defending NFC West champs and we all know that Carroll runs a great system that thoroughly develops his guys. Essentially that means the Seahawks can bring in players and then shape them into legitimate professionals. If you don’t think that is a valuable tool to have just look around the league at other teams who are known for wasting away good players. Teams like Detroit have run great players right out of the NFL (Barry Sanders / Calvin Johnson) but that’s not the case at all in Seattle, everyone on the Seahawks roster seem to love the environment and want to get better. By building such a good culture Pete Carroll has elevated himself back to elite contender status and when you think about how hard it is to have success in this league you realize how much of an accomplishment Carroll’s run in Seattle has truly been. There’s no doubt this team will be in the playoffs when the end of the season rolls around and don’t be surprised if they represent the NFC when the Super Bowl arrives in the winter. Expectations are definitely high in the state of Washington.
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