This season, hopes are high in the Pacific Northwest for Pete Carroll's squad with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck looking to lead the team back to the playoffs with the help of All-Pro wideout Steve Largent and defensive stars Jacob Green and Lofa Tatupu.
Largent was a Congressman?
Jacob Green's son-in-law is now playing for the Seahawks defensive line?
Okay, so that was a bit extreme, but you get the point.
Honestly, if it weren't for the team changing uniforms this past offseason to a radical new look, would anyone east of Boise have noticed that the 'Hawks are a team on the cusp of the postseason following two years of rebuilding under head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider?
Fair or unfair, the 'Hawks seem to suffer from some serious preconceived notions within the media, but it's something that seems to come with the territory.
This year, I'd imagine the team will get a little more respect in the media when push comes to shove, yet some misconceptions are hard to ignore...