With a record of 4-3 through seven games, the Seattle Seahawks are right about where I expected them to be as we near the midway point in the season.
They're currently a very good team that could make the playoffs, at the same time they're not quite ready to be considered amongst the NFL's elite just yet.
That's not to say they are without some truly special players. When asked to put together a list of the team's best players through midseason I was surprised to find myself having to give this a little more thought than I had anticipated.
Essentially it's easy to pencil in Marshawn Lynch given he's arguably one of the best running backs in football, yet it wasn't so easy to leave Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas off the list. In fact there are quite a few players who could be listed as "Honorable Mentions."
Not that that's a bad thing, since it means the team has a healthy number of productive players, but ultimately there's only so much room on the list as we will focus on the 'Hawks five best players through the season's first half.