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Seattle Seahawks: Earning a New GM With "Better Than Last Year" Approach

ST. LOUIS - NOVEMBER 29:  Jordan Babineaux #27 of the Seattle Seahawks intercepts a pass intended for Danny Amendola #16 against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on November 29, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Seahawks beat the Rams 27-17.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Marci NobleAnalyst IDecember 3, 2009

It’s official.  At 4-7 the Seahawks aren’t any worse than they were last year (4-12)! 

In fact, the remaining games on the Seahawks’ schedule suggest they may even come out looking a little bit better.

Coming off a triumphant 27-17 victory over the—ahem—formidable Rams, the Seahawks should be able to easily squash the “consistent” play of the 5-6 49ers this weekend.  It is a home game, and I hope to see the 12th man out in full force, wreaking havoc on the heroes of the ‘80s.

With what a Seahawks team of yore would have considered an easy win here, the Seahawks will be 5-7.  For the mathematically challenged, that’s one better than last year! 

The rest of the schedule boasts only one team with a record better than San Fran’s.

Hasselbeck’s squad should have little to no problem being trumped by the almost-had-it Texans, the finally-found-their-groove-thanks-to-Vince-Young Titans, and the I-hate-Brett-Favre Packers, leaving them humbled at 5-10. 

Luckily, nestled happily among those looming losses, there is one—dare I say it—sure win.  The hapless Buccaneers, still sporting that sexy 1-10 record, make the long trip to Seattle to, hopefully, have their eyes pecked out by 53 scavengers who will take what they can get.

All-told, that leaves the Seahawks at a comparably not-too-shabby 6-10. 

Again, for the mathematically inept, that’s two more wins than last year!

With GM Tim Ruskell having officially run for the hills, and the search for a new GM officially under way, I’ll take it.  Seahawks fans need whatever evidence they can muster to prove to some viable replacement that they are worth backing.

After all, two of the team’s best defenders, Lofa Tatupu and Walter Jones, are sporting injuries that may not allow them back next year, and, besides his new-found habit of using Justin Forsett, new coach Jim Mora, Jr. has been a morale-killing disappointment. 

To top it off, nobody on the team is getting any younger.

Without a quality replacement at GM to rebuild the ailing Seahawks in the right way, the once-NFC West-leading team could be looking at a lot of, “we’re no worse than last year” seasons. 

I, for one, hope that two more wins on the season are not all Mora’s team can muster and, in a sports market where coaches and managers don’t get the luxury of the benefit of the doubt, they can finish the season with a record that tempts, rather than terrifies, a GM prospect worth having.

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