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With this current secondary, the Seattle Seahawks can boast one the greatest defensive units of all time but on one condition: they must win a Lombardi trophy. Legacies matter in sports, especially football, so if Seattle, particularly their safeties and corner backs wish to enter the pantheon of NFL legend and pigskin lore, a Super Bowl ring, the first ever for the Emerald City, must be brought from the freezing seats in the new Meadowlands Stadium to the slightly damp yet audible awnings of the CenturyLink field. And right now, there is no better time to do it.
During this window, this moment, this season, the Seattle Seahawks secondary is fortunate to have talent, but above all continuity. All four starters from last season, safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor and cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman are back and ferocious as ever. With the addition of veteran slot cover corner Antoine Winfield adds measured depth and experience to a youthful secondary that is as quick as they are brash.
The Seahawks made their name known last season by leading their defense with fewest points allowed (15.3) and recording ridiculous numbers such as Sherman’s eight interceptions, three forced fumbles and 64 tackles. While it may seem like it happened overnight, Seattle built that aerial blockade by with sheer craftiness. Chancellor and Sherman were acquired in the fifth round, while Browner floated aimlessly in football’s purgatory of the CFL as an undrafted free agent before joining the Hawks. Only Thomas was the marquee initial signing, earning the confidence of a first round pick in the 2010 draft.
When you look at the two best defenses in the league, Seattle’s divisional adversaries the San Francisco 49ers, are right up there with them. But this will be the year for Seattle to distinguish themselves as the leagues premier defensive brutes. As the 49ers defense is built from the front-four back, Seattle’s is bolstered from the secondary down to the line of scrimmage. Obviously other things need to go right for Seattle to become victorious this year: Russell Wilson cannot regress, Marshawn Lynch needs to be Beast Mode and then some, their defensive line needs to recover from their preseason knocks, and then other intangibles need to fall their way, especially home field advantage in the postseason. But this secondary has to be massive again swatting down passes, turning the ball over, tackling effectively, and shortening the field and the opponent’s patience.
Seahawks’ secondary is top notch and now everyone knows their names and will be fearful of their venom. But in order to cement their names in the minds of Seattle fans for generations and in the pages of NFL’s history books, they must anticipate and snatch the Lombardi Trophy. By being such a young team, falling short this year wouldn’t be a catastrophic end-all; but in the NFL, nothing is guaranteed. Hawks fans, can they do it?
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Oh sweet 6 pound, 7 ounce baby Jesus. The NFL and our Seahawks 2013 championship season has finally come!
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Prediction: 1st in division (13-3 overall)
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Causes for concern: Not too many causes for concern...
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