NFL Update: The Seattle Seahawks 2014 Schedule and Status Report Post-2014 NFL Draft
Can The Seattle Seahawks Repeat?
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2013 Recap: The Seattle Seahawks cruised to a 13-3 regular season record and then murdered the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl. Led by the best defense in the NFL, the Seahawks had the best passing defense and seventh best rushing defense, making every team in the league earn every inch. Offensively, Russell Wilson had a solid year with 26 touchdowns and Marshawn Lynch rushed for more than 1,000 yards for the third straight year. Last season was easily the best year in Seahawks franchise history.
Key Losses: The main loss for the Seahawks came when Golden Tate decided to leave Seattle for the Detroit Lions. Tate was the Seahawks top receiver, as he caught 64 passes for 898 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, the Seahawks did a good job of keeping everybody intact, but Chris Clemons was released. Clemons spent his last four seasons with the Seahawks and racked up double-digit sacks in three of those years.
Key Additions: The Seahawks didn’t really make much noise signing a bunch a people from the outside. Instead, the management spent of a lot of money keeping the players they already have such as Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and even giving Sidney Rice another contract. Hey, if it isn’t broke there’s no need to fix it, right?
Draft: The Seahawks spent their first round pick on wide receiver Paul Richardson, who is a tall, speedy receiver who can stretch the field and be a day one starter. The rest of the draft was simply the Seahawks adding depth to their current roster, such as offensive lineman Justin Britt and outside linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis. Certainly not the flashiest names, but guys who can contribute to an already insanely talented team.
2014 Outlook, So Far: Right now I like the Seahawks chances to repeat as Super Bowl champs. Besides Tate, everybody who played a key part in last year’s success is returning. The defense is the best we’ve seen in years and the offense has more than enough weapons to carry its side of the load. The Seahawks are just a different breed and simply impose their will on teams that can’t match their toughness. As long as everybody stays healthy, the Seahawks have a great shot to get back to the big game.
Sept. 4 Green Bay Packers (Thu), 8:30
Sep. 14 at San Diego Chargers, 4:05
Sep. 21 Denver Broncos, 4:25
Sep. 28 BYE
Oct. 6 at Washington Redskins (Mon), 8:30
Oct. 12 Dallas Cowboys, 4:25
Oct. 19 at St. Louis Rams, 1
Oct. 26 at Carolina Panthers, 1
Nov. 2 Oakland Raiders, 4:25
Nov. 9 New York Giants, 4:25
Nov. 16 at Kansas City Chiefs, 1
Nov. 23 Arizona Cardinals, 4:05
Nov. 27 at San Francisco 49ers (Thu), 8:30
Dec. 7 at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:25
Dec. 14 San Francisco 49ers, 4:25
Dec. 21 at Arizona Cardinals, 8:30*
Dec. 28 St. Louis Rams, 4:25