Is it me, or has this been the longest offseason ever for the Seattle Seahawks?
Don't get me wrong: I mean that in a good way, as it has certainly been an exciting ride thus far. Between the free-agent signings of pass-rushers Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, the trade for receiver Percy Harvin, and most recently the addition of 20 college prospects via the NFL draft and afterwards, there hasn't been a dull moment for weeks.
Yet with the draft now over and training camp still a few months away, it's getting harder and harder to remain patient, knowing the potential for this season.
It's around this time that you start to perhaps over-think things a bit by...
Wondering whether players are staying in shape and keeping focused.
Questioning if the team's draft picks are as talented as promised and capable of making the team.
Pondering if the front office has plans to find any additional missing pieces to help fill out the final roster.
Over the course of the last week, it's the last issue that continues to keep me guessing.
While it's hard to argue that the 'Hawks have addressed just about every need and want for a team looking to contend this offseason, I get the feeling that there are still one or two pieces missing.
Who exactly would the Seahawks look to add at this point?
My best guess is that the team would look to add some more veteran leadership, perhaps a player capable of challenging for a open starting position, and/or another player to provide some experienced depth at positions that still look a little thin.
Depending on your point of view, any one of these theoretical players could be a priority, but for today I'd like to see where both general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll could continue to tinker with their roster by discussing some potential puzzle pieces the 'Hawks could end up adding by training camp.