Stay the Course on Defense
The Seattle Seahawks were a shockingly complete and balanced team in 2012. They had the top scoring defense in football, allowing just 15.3 points per game. They also had the ninth-best scoring offense in football, racking up 25.8 points per game.
The Seahawks ran the ball extremely well; with workhorse back Marshawn Lynch having a career year and rookie phenom Russell Wilson scrambling like crazy, the Seahawks rolled up 2,579 rushing yards.
Wilson also passed shockingly well, connecting with Sidney Rice, Golden Tate and friends for 3,118 yards, 26 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. Wilson had a perfectly round 100.0 NFL passer efficiency rating, a shockingly high number for a rookie.
So what can the Seahawks improve?
They graded out extremely well across PFF's board, save for a knack for taking offensive penalties and a slight struggle to stop the run. New defensive coordinator (and recent top Seahawks assistant) Dan Quinn will be expected to simply maintain the level of play that his predecessor, new Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, set.
One focus area for Quinn should be to shore up the run-stopping of the defensive line, and in particular find a way to make second-year pass-rusher Bruce Irvin a more consistent, every-down threat.