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For the past several seasons, the Seahawks, if not their entire history, have lingered on the fringes of obscurity in the NFL.
Pete Carroll's arrival helped bring some attention to the team with his positive attitude and success in the college ranks, but for the first time since his arrival, Pete might actually take a back seat to what he has going on around him.
Frankly speaking, that's not necessarily a bad thing as it serves as another sign we are shifting gears towards greater things.
At the same time, that's not to say Pete won't milk the QB battle until the very last minute.
Yet with all the young talent, a star running back in Marshawn Lynch, a possibly elite defense, the potential Brian Banks story and the new Nike uniforms, the Seahawks are simply more than coach Carroll and his rebuilding job far, far away in the Pacific Northwest.
As I've stated more than once here, this is a team on the rise. Therefore, don't be too surprised to see more than a few national sports writers either making their way to camp this summer or sharing their thoughts from afar on how things have progressed since Super Bowl XL.
For Hawks fans this might seem ridiculous and perhaps a bit insulting, but for fans of the game at large, there finally seems to be a story in Seattle.
Sadly, the 'Hawks, in a day and age when a backup quarterback like Tim Tebow's every move is considered a story in and of itself, have had trouble catching the eye of the media.
This year things not only could, but should change. It's more than having games on Monday night or in primetime; this is a team and organization that is ready to take the next step.
Seattle fans have been wishing, hoping, and waiting for that moment for some time now. The pieces may not all fit perfectly just yet, but another 7-9 finish simply won't cut it.
Are the 'Hawks ready to make the leap?
Let's hope so. Until then...Go 'Hawks!