Seattle Seahawks: Predicting Stat Leaders in Every Receiving Category for 2012

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Seattle Seahawks: Predicting Stat Leaders in Every Receiving Category for 2012
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Rice is good for when you're hungry and you need 2000 of something

The Seattle Seahawks receiving corps is an enigma. Seattle's roster harbors incredible talent, but so far these receivers have been lots of talk and little walk (or run).

Optimistically, we sports enthusiasts can avoid the injury concerns and work ethic issues that have dogged the receivers thus far. Realistically, we must realize that there is no way that all of these pass catchers will be healthy for the whole season. My approach in this piece will be one of dampened optimism; I predict decent health for most (including Rice!) but down to earth statistics.

In this article, we'll take a stab at predicting who will lead the team in each measurable category (Yards, Receptions, Touchdowns, Yards after catch, etc). These predictions will be predicated upon three things. One, that Matt Flynn is the starting quarterback come game one of the season; two, that health isn't a concern for Sidney Rice; and three, that the receiver depth chart is organized in the following way:

 

1. Sidney Rice (Z Receiver)

2. Golden Tate (X Receiver)

3. Doug Baldwin (Slot Receiver)

4. Ricardo Lockette

5. Kris Durham

 

Got all that? Good. Let's do some prophecy.

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