The Seahawks made a valiant run at the playoffs in 2011, getting eliminated week 16 in a close loss to San Francisco, finishing 7-9 for the 2nd year in a row. They still can take pride in the fact that they exceeded expectations and played better than the parts of the whole under Head Coach Pete Carroll. They actually finished with a positive point differential +6, 2nd in the division, on the strength of their 7th ranked scoring defense. Now in 2012, the Seahawks will have to improve their offense, while maintaining their strength on defense, if they expect to compete in a loaded NFC.
The Seahawks may be better by default offensively this year. They ranked 23rd in the league offensively last year with 20.1 points per game. There are several questions offensively for the Seahawks, namely who will start at quarterback and which injured players will be able to contribute. However, whoever their quarterback is, he probably won’t be as bad as Tarvaris Jackson was last...