Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Seattle Seahawks

There's a new sheriff in the town of Seattle and his name is Jim Mora, the junior edition. Mora will be taking over for Mike Holmgren, who held down the fort for 10 seasons.

Unfortunately for Holmgren, his final season in Seattle wasn't a magical ending. The Seahawks finished 4-12, their worst mark in the Holmgren era. Despite the 2008 season, Holmgren has won more games than any other coach in Seahawks history. Yes that means more games than Chuck Knox.

Mora has big shoes to fill. Holmgren made Seattle relevant in an often ignored NFC West. He led the team to six playoff berths in 10 seasons and got the Seahawks to a Super Bowl.

Holmgren turned Seattle into a football town. Let's face it, Holmgren made the "12th Man" sexy again, outside the state of Texas.

Mora is taking on a team that has been decimated with injuries, most notably Matt Hasselbeck. The three time Pro Bowler started only seven games last season, due to injury.

If the Seahawks can stay healthy this season, they could potentially be a strong contender out of the NFC West. Let's not forget that Arizona went 9-7 to win the West. So at the very least, you can win nine games and still win the West. The question for Seattle is, can they do it?

Time for those burnin' questions:

Most Offensive Player: Matt Hasselbeck
Most Defensive Player: Lofa Tatupu
Best New Guy: Aaron Curry
Coolest Twitter Page: Nate Burleson
Team Song: MxPx- Top of the Charts
Coolest Names (Top 3): Lofa Tatupu, Grey Ruegamer, Marcus Trufant
Most Likely to Succeed: TJ Houshmandzadeh?
In 2009, the Seahawks will go: 8-8

Tomorrow, we preview the 49ers.

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