At the beginning of the NFL season I made a few predictions about how the Seahawks season would play out.
Needless to say I won’t be quitting my day job.
I was close on some and missed others wide right.
Here are the predictions:
5. Rookie starting QB Russell Wilson will be the NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year
I guess I’m a Pete Carroll believer. It’s amazing to have a rookie start at QB for your team, but it sure seems like Wilson is the right guy. I think we may have a star on our hands. Might be time to get his #3 jersey.
Result: I did get his jersey for Christmas (thanks Stacey), but it looks as though Wilson will finish second to Robert Griffin III. I guess that’s okay because after all, RGIII is out of the playoffs while Wilson and the Seahawks are still playing.
4. The entire Seahawks defensive backfield (Browner, Sherman, Thomas and Chancellor) will make the Pro Bowl
Last year three out of the four did. Is it a stretch to think that Richard Sherman will join them? This secondary is the key to a fantastic Seahawks D.
Result: Well I missed this one too. Browner is NOT eligible for the Pro Bowl because he tested positive for PEDs. Sherman was mysteriously left off the team. There’s always next year.
3. Sidney Rice will miss four games this season, but Edwards will emerge
It’s sad but true. Sidney Rice has not shown he can stay healthy. When he plays he’s a wonderful edition, but he’s fragile. Watch and see if the third overall pick from 2005, Braylon Edwards doesn’t emerge and have a productive year.
Result: Hahahaha. I’m so sorry about this one. Edwards was cut after playing in 10 games and only catching eight passes. Oops.
2. Linebacker KJ Wright becomes a Pro Bowler
He had an impressive year last year and this year could be even better. He’s 6’4″ and weighs in at 246 lbs. Which means he can do damage and make plays if he gets to right spots on the field. He’s another soon to be star on the Seattle Defense.
Result: He had some injury issues, but hasn’t quite emerged into a star. He’s had a great season and hopefully will make an impact in the Seahawks playoff run.
1. The Seahawks will finish 10-6 & win the NFC West
Not only that, but they will win their first round playoff game before losing on the road to the Packers. Last year the 49ers overachieved and their QB Alex Smith is bound to come back down to earth and be… well… Alex Smith.
Result: I undervalued the Seahawks. They actually went 11-5, but that still wasn’t enough to win the NFC West. San Francisco defended their title and the Seahawks became the Wild Card. We’ll see what happens the rest of the way.
Since we’re on the topic of predicting…
What’s your best guess for how far the Seahawks will make it this post season?