The first quarter of the 2013 regular season for the Seattle Seahawks is now in the books. That means it is time to look over the first four games and try to figure which parts of the team are most responsible for the team's 4-0 record.
With the exception of one rough half against Houston, the Seahawks defense has been statistically dominant. Even with that one bad half included in the stats, the Seattle defense is still among the best in the league in almost every statistical category.
The offense is a different story. It has been inconsistent and has struggled to move the ball at times. Yet despite the struggles, fans might be surprised to find out that the Seahawks currently rank 12th in the league in total offense and are fifth in the league in scoring. Those are good numbers for a team that is supposedly struggling.
It should also be noted that the Seahawks have played teams that are currently ranked first, second and fifth in total defense. While that's not an excuse for some of the offensive struggles the Seahawks have had, it is important to acknowledge that as being part of the context that these performances have happened within.
- A's are reserved for individual players who dominated the opposition.
- B's are for players who played well but didn't dominate.
- C grades are given to players who struggled for most of the game.
- D's are for players who truly struggled and were occasionally dominated by the opposition.
- F grades are rare and reserved only for players who were completely dominated by the other team on almost every play.
- + and - modifiers to bridge the gaps inside those definitions.