I actually have a lot of optimism coming into the 2017 season. And no it's not the wine or the YouTube Feel Good videos that has me feeling that way (although they are great helpers). I firmly believe that that ESPN article gave the Seahawks a kick in the nuts which could restore some of that "Chip On The Shoulder" formula that has been so effective for this team since Pete arrived.
Without debating the merits of the article, or what percentage of it was based in fact, I think the good that will come out of that article is reminding the Seahawks that there is indeed Unfinished Business to attend to.
Wake up. Snap out of your XLIX fog and go after it this year like it is your last, and with the uncertainty that is life, it could be. There's only one thing better than a Super Bowl Championship and that is more of them.
Of course, we are all watching with bated breath how the OL is going to gel this season. Their success - or lack-thereof - is the number one defining element that will decide how far the Seahawks go this season and if we know that, obviously the players and coaches do as well.
Health is paramount. The importance of getting Earl and Kam back healthy on the defense clearly goes without saying. I think Big Bawls Rawls is going to be back with a VENGEANCE. I have him slated as a personal wrecking ball this season. Cross your fingers that he is learning how to harness that passion and energy and not fizzle out from RGIII-like reckless abandonment without any thought or knowledge how and when to hit and when not to be hit.
I am rooting for a Seahawks - Lynch-led Raiders Super Bowl.
How epic would that be?