Seattle Seahawks: Reflecting on 2010 for Success in 2011, Weeks 1-9

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Seattle Seahawks: Reflecting on 2010 for Success in 2011, Weeks 1-9
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Aaron Curry elevated his game against Arizona in 2011.

It’s time to take a quick break from looking towards the NFL draft and glance back at the Seahawks 2010 season.

The Seahawks caused their fans to leave few emotions untapped during the 2010 season; the first team to enter the post season with a sub-.500 record. The fact that the seven loses during a horrid 2-7 streak equaled the regular season win total is a true testament to the roller coaster season Seattle endured.

This analysis is a group of moments and themes I believe were in some way detrimental to the teams' overall success in 2010, yet some of the situations and themes highlighted are hidden under positive short-term consequences and results.

There is much to be found in the silver lining of losing and the downside of victory. A win doesn’t necessarily translate to a sound 60 minutes of football or positive trends becoming prevalent in the game plan.

However, the Seahawks played some of their best football during losses against elite competition. Winning can serve as a band-aid; that is certainly the consensus for many pundits regarding the Seahawks’ NFC West title and the state of the team into 2011.  

The themes and moments that could be highlighted go beyond this list; these were chosen because they bring more to the discussion than the obvious results—not necessarily interested in ‘what if’s,’ but rather ‘what’s next.’ The analysis is mostly chronological, but some themes may cover the entire season.

The foundation for a championship program was built in 2010, but the Seahawks must be critical of both the good and bad from 2010 in their off-season preparation for 2011. 

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