Every offseason there are winners and losers. To the optimists among us, this past offseason set the Hawks up for a good (if not great) shot at making a run and possible playoff berth.
For those of you like myself, you have your doubts...
the offense is contingent on a zone-blocking scheme that (although productive in the past) is headed off by a group that seriously needs to prove itself.
The passing defense... ranked 32nd out of 32 teams. Not good. With the addition of K Lucas (aka Ken "toast" Lucas) to bolster the group they should see some improvement, but with the receiving cores of Arizona and San Fransisco a little improvement will probably NOT go a long way.
With the addition of C Cole and C Reading (how they could trade all-pro J Peterson for all-no C Reading is ridiculous... oh right, they got a 5th rounder out of it also.) the group remains untested (as most of the Seahawks roster is looking these days)
If these question marks can come together (and by that I mean if this renewed coaching staff can light a fire under some asses) than I'll be far more likely to turn on sports center this year after a Seahawks game, hoping I won't have to see another mark in the L column.
Do not despair, there have been some good moves to accompany the questionable ones, like the signing of Housh-somethin-somethin, C Cole, and a couple of backup / role players, of drafting A Curry, M Unger, and D Butler, and of picking up the Broncos 2010 first rounder.
Some would call this a success, but with an aging O Line and a Secondary that (minus M Trufant) has been toast there is still some work to be done. So, here is my best case scenario for the Seattle Seahawks 2010 offseason.