5 Things to Watch as the Seattle Seahawks Kick off Their Preseason Schedule

August 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last year, the Seahawks entered training camp and the early preseason with a brand spanking new quarterback, former Packers backup Matt Flynn. The former NCAA champion was given a three-year, $26 million deal for a team expected to finish second or third in the NFC West. Then, Russell Wilson stepped up. 
All of a sudden, the Hawks were a nearly immovable force in the NFC. They "beat" Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, then defeated Tom Brady and the Pats. Eventually, the Seahawks rolled all the way to the playoffs, nearly pulling off a second-half comeback for the ages against the No. 1 seed Atlanta Falcons.
A lot of the credit, however, was given to their top overall defense, which held opposing offenses to a measly 245 points per game in the regular season (just over 15.3 points per game). Defensive back Richard Sherman exploded onto the scene, with eight interceptions and three forced fumbles in just his second season in the pros. 
Now, after several o...

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