The Seattle Seahawks get their bye week late in the 2012 season. While an extra week isn't enough time to make major changes, Pete Carroll and his staff will be able to work with their players in several key areas.
The Seahawks (6-4) are primed to make a playoff run. The toughest part of their schedule is over; four of their last six opponents have losing records.
Seattle hasn't had their bye after Week 8 since 2000. They've routinely had their down time in Week 4 or 5. That is often a great time for a young team to have a break, as adjustments can be made with most of their season remaining.
While Seattle is one of the youngest teams in the NFL, their bye is hitting at a perfect time. They have worked through most of their issues and the team will benefit from the rest.
But Carroll and his staff need to give some focus to the following seven areas.