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The Seahawks pulled off two miracles last year.
First, they made the playoffs as a .500 team.
Second, they beat the defending Super Bowl champions in the playoffs.
Seattle is going to be exposed this year for what they really are. Last year, the Hawks defense was among the league’s worst.
Matt Hasselbeck, who had been the face of the franchise for seemingly ever, is now gone, and the team’s new identity is whatever Pete Carroll can turn it into.
I can’t expect new 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh to have too much faith in Alex Smith, because let’s face it, anybody who has in the past has just been let down in one way or another. The fact that Smith is still around tells me that the 49ers are unwilling to let go of the past, and their game plan will once again remain the same: run Frank Gore for all he’s worth.
Gore is another running back you start every week, and those who drafted him will be handsomely rewarded with their decision to take him.