With the draft and free agency, do you personally believe the Seahawks have gotten better?
Improved? About the same? Worse?
How do you personally feel?
I think the offensive line has gotten better.
Everywhere else, not so sure.
Teahawks wrote:Has the team improved? So not counting improvement of existing players or rookies (because that's unknown):
QB- N/A- Not in the market
RB- Yes. Hyde is a solid RB2
WR- Neutral. Dorsett doesn't move the needle.
TE- Neutral. You'd think better, but everyone has injury issues.
OL- Worse. Lost Britt and Fluker. There are some interesting players, but unproven.
DL- Worse. Depth may be improved on the edge, but not the middle.
LB- Neutral. Brooks is an unknown.
CB- Better. Assuming Dunbar plays.
Safety- Neutral, because depth was already good.
Special teams- Neutral. Unless they finally take Lockett off special teams (please do).
hedgehawk wrote:I think the depth of the team has improved and it certainly needed that. However, we’re going to need guys to really step up along the DL to be a better team overall. So many questions with that group and a lot of wishing/hopeful thinking.
TwistedHusky wrote:IF there is a regular season, it feels that 49ers, Bucs, and Saints probably are in the top 3 NFC teams.
(Thank god the 49ers did not get Brady, because that likely meant getting Gronk - and Gronk & Kittles together would have been a nightmare for us.)
Next tier you have a jumble of teams like the Cowboys, Packers, & Vikings. Eagles and Rams are probably on a slightly lower tier, along with potentially the Cardinals (if they get better).
Where do we fall in this?
It feels we should have a better regular season, as we filled holes. But last year we played a large collection of teams without their starting QB. This means we could potentially be better but have the same or slightly worse regular-season record.
We certainly don't look to have added anything key for the playoffs, maybe Dunbar (but I don't see him as a field-tilting player).
Did we even close the distance with the 49ers? It feels like losing Clowney means we are less competitive against them, not more. I would put us in the 2nd tier with the Cowboys, Vikings, and Packers.
sutz wrote:Well, if all you care about is "all star" level talent, then you probably don't think so.
I think they have added mid-level talent and depth in several areas and in that way, yes, IMO the team is better. Many of our problems the last two years have been due to injuries and not having quality guys to step up when needed. In several areas, primarily in the secondary and D-line, I think the veteran help we've added plus the additional year of experience for the 1-2 year players will help a ton.