Last year: In their one and only year under coach Jim Mora, the Seahawks flopped again. Left tackle Walter Jones never made it back from major knee surgery and eventually retired. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck crumbled with more injuries in one of the worst statistical years of his career. The lack of a pass rush exposed a porous secondary. How bad was it? Punter Jon Ryan was Seattle's best weapon on offense. And kicker Olindo Mare has been made the team's franchise-designated player.
Important additions: New head coach Pete Carroll, a mostly new staff, including offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates. OT Russell Okung (first-round pick to replace Jones), G Ben Hamilton, WR Mike Williams, RB Leon Washington, DE Chris Clemons.
Important losses: Jones, DE Patrick Kerney, WR Nate Burleson.
Camp needs: Figure out Carroll. The constant competition and endless energy from the USC dynasty-maker are things the Seahawks are still getting used to. Every job is theoretically up for grabs - even Hasselbeck's. The sooner the Seahawks adjust to Carroll, the sooner they can start turning around the franchise.
Seattle Seahawks – Will the Seahawks be respectable in Pete Carroll’s first season?
It’s very possible the Seahawks could win ten games in the NFC West this season after having arguably the best draft of any team in the league.
Seattle added three possible starters in tackle Russell Okung, safety Earl Thomas and wideout Golden Tate, not to mention the additions of tight end Chris Baker and former first round draft pick Mike Williams a former USC wideout under Carroll.