Do you actually see the Seahawks as being any better this season than last? I sure dont. Its going to be the same old same old.
How do you not see them as better? Russ is Russ. The OL is much better. Mike Iupoti was a shell last year with nothing behind him. No reasonable back up for Duane Brown or a swing tackle. Cedric Ogbuehi was new the team but a huge bust in Cinci, but he started to look okay (not great, but okay) towards the end of the season.
The whole group of running backs were hurt. 2020 WRs were really weak after Tyler and DK. David Moore was at best a #4 or #5 on most teams. TEs were well below expectations. Uncle Will was working back from injury, Greg Olson was a disappointment, Jacob Hollister was a decent pass catching TE who played more than he should have - and he missed may too many blocks. Game after game it was mind blowing.
The defensive line was really young and Reed had underperformed the year before. LBs outside of Bobby and KJ were a complete unknown to start the season, but Jordyn Brooks finished the year as a rising star. Before Blair went down the '20 secondary was compared to the next LOB, and they had many thunderous hits. Lack of depth showed last year big time.
All the top players return again this year, and the young players will be improved. I think Collier and Robinson will look pretty good. Robinson is working with Cliff Avril, which is great. Kerry Hyder is an underrated player that should fit the Bennet role real nice. To me, adding Hyder to rotate around and allowing Poona to play more 3-Tech is an upgrade to Reed. Corner is a big question mark, but Pete usually does a pretty good job getting those guys to play.
Offense has to be better. Gabe Jackson is a big upgrade and Pocic should be healthy again. Swing tackles will be better, but I'd like to get another stout back up guard. TEs will be better. Everett, Dissley, & Parkinson (healthy and stronger) will fit Waldron just fine. I'd expect more Big TE (the Fant role) when the need arises.
This rant post is way too dang long, but I just don't see why you think we'll be the same or worse than last year?
Barring injuries is this team could win 14 games next year, before the playoffs. The evolution of the running game will dictate the playoffs. Can't wait for a cold beer and gamedays!