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Seattle Seahawks 2018 Season Preview




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Posted on 8/18/2018.


Seattle Seahawks Free Agency Recap


Seattle got Brandon Marshall as a Free Agent to replace Paul Richardson. That was their big move in an offseason involving very little transactions.



Seattle Seahawks Draft Recap


The Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny in the first round. If he's healthy then he could end up starting at running back for Seattle in week 1 of the 2018 NFL Season. He's competing with Chris Carson for the starting running back job.




Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Summary: Russell Wilson is Seattle's starter and probably the most important player on the roster when you consider that Austin Davis is the new backup quarterback.


Brian Schottenheimer is the new offensive coordinator replacing Darrell Bevell. This is Russell Wilson's second offensive coordinator in his NFL career. Dave Canales is moving from wide receivers coach to quarterbacks coach on the Seattle Seahawks.


Seattle Seahawks Running Back Summary: Chris Carson is expected to be the starting running back. He's outplaying 2018 first round pick Rashaad Penny at the moment. Penny was projected to be the starter heading into trianing camp. Chad Morton is the running backs coach on Seattle.


Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Summary: Seattle has incredible depth at wide receiver. They have Doug Baldwin as their #1 flanker receiver. Jaron Brown, Brandon Marshall, Tyler Lockett, and Amara Darboh are competing to the number two receiver next to Doug Baldwin. Nate Caroll the youngest son of Pete Caroll is the new wide receivers coach for Seattle.


Seattle Seahawks Tight End Summary: Seattle lost Jimmy Graham and Nick Vannett. Nick Vannett is a third string tight end. Paul McPherson has experience developing both quarterbacks and tight ends as a tight ends coach so maybe Vannett finally breaks out after two years of developing as the third string tight end in Seattle.


Seattle Seahawks Offensive Line Summary: Seattle has Duane Brown at left tackle and Ethan Pocic at left guard. You also got Justin Britt at center, D.J. Fluker at right guard, and Germain Ifedi moving from right guard to right tackle. Seattle replaced Tom Cable with Mike Solari who was the New York Giants offensive line coach the past two seasons.


Offensive line coach Tom Cable is the teams assistant head coach and would be interim head coach if something happened to Pete Carroll. Cable doesn't deserve a second chance at head coach after screwing up, but if Bevell becomes head coach somewhere else in 2017 Cable is the guy that needs to be promoted to offensive coordinator if he can make an offensive line with offensive tackles this bad look productive.


The Seahawks will remain a middle of the pack offense as long as Russell Wilson is their quarterback. They may finish 19th in every offensive category since Seattle only has one offensive coach returning and that's their tight ends coach.



Seattle Seahawks Defensive Line Summary: Seattle lost Cliff Avril, Michael Bennet, and Malik McDowell. Frank Clark and Brandon Jackson are not ideal edges for Seattle. Jarran Reid and Nazair Jones are the backbone of the defensive line for Seattle at the defensive tackle position.


Seattle has Ahtyba Rubin at defensive tackle. Jarran Reed last years second round pick out of Alabama is expected to start next to Rubin after learning under Jordan Hill for a year. Malik McDowell was drafted out of Michigan State in the second round after Seattle traded down. Seattle has a good defensive line when healthy.


Clint Hurtt was an outside linebackers coach in Chicago. Now he takes over as a defensive line coach in Seattle. Hurtt did so well in his first season as the defensive line coach that he got promoted to assistant head coach/defensive line coach.


Seattle Seahawks Linebacker Summary: Seattle has an excellent linebacker situation with K.J. Wright at 4-3 right outside linebacker, Bobby Wagner at 4-3 middle linebacker, and Barkevious Mingo at 4-3 left outside linebacker. Rookie Shaquem Griffin is a depth player even though I'd start him over Barkevious Mingo. Ken Norton Jr. is now the Seahawks defensive coordinator. John Glenn is taking over as the linebackers coach.


Seattle Seahawks Defensive Backs Summary: Shaquill Griffin is the field cornerback for Seattle now that Richard Sherman is gone. Byron Maxwell is complimenting Griffin at cornerback. Earl Thomas wants out despite starting at free safety and Kam Chancellor retired so Seattle needs a new strong safety.


Seattle has head coach Pete Carroll. Nick Sorensen is the new secondary coach who coaches the defensive backs.


The Seahawks had the NFL's best defense five years ago. Now their defense has collapsed more then the Roman Empire.



Seattle Seahawks Special Teams Summary: Sebastian Janikowski can be an effective kicker. Jon Ryan is a quality punter. Tyler Lockett is amazing on special teams as both a kick returner and a punt returner.




Seattle Seahawks Worst Case Scenario: The Seattle Seahawks go 5-11 and as a result are one of the NFL's worst teams.


Seattle Seahawks Best Case Scenario: Seattle wins 7 games and goes 7-9. This team is going to be in a rebuild and its pretty obvious.


Seattle Seahawks 2018 NFL Schedule


Week
Date
Opponent
Time
Cable Network
Result
Week 1
September 9
AT
4:25 PM EST
FOX
L
Week 2
September 17
AT
8:15 PM EST
ESPN
W
Week 3
September 23
VS
4:25 PM EST
FOX
W
Week 4
September 30
AT
4:25 PM EST
FOX
L
Week 5
October 7
VS
4:25 PM EST
FOX
L
Week 6
October 14
AT
1 PM EST
FOX
L
Week 7
Bye Week
Week 8
October 28
AT
1 PM EST
FOX
L
Week 9
November 4
VS
4:05 PM EST
FOX
W
Week 10
November 11
AT
7:25 PM EST
NBC
L
Week 11
November 15
VS
8:20 PM EST
ESPN
L
Week 12
November 25
AT
4:05 PM EST
FOX
W
Week 13
December 2
VS
8:20 PM EST
NBC
W
Week 14
December 10
VS
8:15 PM EST
FOX
W
Week 15
December 16
AT
4:05 PM EST
FOX
W
Week 16
December 23
VS
8:20 PM EST
NBC
L
Week 17
December 30
VS
4:25 PM EST
FOX
W


Seattle Seahawks 2018 Projected Record (6-10): Seattle's defense is collapsing like the Roman Empire. The offensive line hasn't been the same since Super Bowl 49. They made so many coaching changes and hardly any of them appear to be for the better. Honestly, this Seahawks team feels like they are heading for a total rebuild. I will not be surprised if they have a top 10 draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft even with Russell Wilson at the helm.








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