Seattle Seahawks: Best & Worst Case Scenarios for 2012

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIJuly 27, 2012

The Seattle Seahawks will open the 2012 season with ugly new uniforms and curious expectations. 

Pete Carroll’s team managed to get Matt Flynn in free agency, only to have the head coach tell the world that Flynn would still have to compete for the starting quarterback job. That seems awfully bossy for a guy that lets his best player on offense eat Skittles on the sideline. Marshawn Lynch would benefit from having a big gun under center, yet it remains to be seen whether Flynn—he of the one huge game against Detroit in Week 17 last year—is actually the real deal.

The Seahawks boasted a top-10 defense last season (7th in points allowed, 9th in yards allowed), but didn’t get much better on defense over the offseason. Bruce Irvin was almost certainly the worst first-round choice by any team from April’s NFL draft. The re-signing of defensive end Chris Clemons will give fans a sigh of relief. Cornerback Brandon Browner will look to follow up an impressive rookie season that saw him snag six interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.

National Lead Writer Dan Levy, Senior NFL Draft Lead Writer Matt Miller, and NFL Lead Blogger Aaron Nagler and I kick the can around Seattle in the latest from our “Best Case/Worst Case” team preview series. Enjoy our video above and leave your two cents on the Seahawks in the comments.

As always, thanks for watching.