I know...I know...
he burned alot of you owners this year. Asides from the Sunday night godlike perfomance against the Viqueens..he gave you nothing but indigestion and heartburn (much like that 5 alarm chili).
FEAR NOT! For I am here to tell you that he will be the RB of promise! Why you may ask?
1. Primarily first and foremost, the offensive line.
A. Walter Jones The best LT you never heard of. Thing is, he knows it. Worse yet, so does Roosevelt Barnes, his agent. So for most of last season he held out. Wanting a HUMONGO contract that would make him the highest paid lineman in the league. Just short of "No" the Hawks slapped The Franchise sticker on this guy, and now it's the same ol same ol for this offseason. Good thing is that this year we have caproom to play with (tune of 22 mil) and this should get done. He'll be playing every game next season.
B. Steve Hutchinson. The monster LG. Missed most of the season to injury and will be ready to play.
C. The right tackle position. Finally solved with the addition of Chris Terry late last year. This guy improved our running AND passing game 2 fold, solidfying what was a turnstyle of tryouts.
2. The passing game. We have one. It was almost overnight really. This team finally knows and believes we can pass the ball. Hasselbeck matured this year. He knows it's his team. The orginization and the fans knows it's his team. And he went out and broke the team's passing record not once, but twice last season. Well if anyone believes: "having a successful passing game frees up the running game" then Alexander is s-e-t.
and 3. Seattle will address the Defense this year in the draft and through FA. Sidwell (DEF coordinator) has already been fired and ANY improvement on that side of the ball (which can be marginal ...we were horrid on D..check any stats) will directly help Shaun get the ball more through time of possesion, closer games, etc.
Considering the guy put up a rather quiet 1600 combined yards and 18 TDs last year despite all the aforementioned issues...
Only 3 leagues this year. No sense in rooting for everyone in the NFL.