Finally, it's time.
No more speculation, no more excuses, no more idle chatter.
Back in December of last year, I outlined 10 ways the Seahawks could win the division in 2012. I figured right before the 'Hawks kickoff the season this weekend, it might be entertaining to revisit that article to see how much of the thinking involved there remains true.
Funny how things can change over the course of a few months, especially with Pete Carroll in charge. Not only has the team jettisoned their starting quarterback from last season, but they've replaced him with a rookie selected in the third round of this year's draft.
With that in mind, some might have serious doubts about the 'Hawks this season, and while they certainly have their issues, in order for the team to take the division, they will also need to have quite a few things going for them as well.
Today, I'm hoping to take all of these pieces to weigh the good, the bad and the ugly in order to break down the blueprint needed for the Seahawks to win the NFC West.