Although the Seattle Seahawks are not realistically playing for a playoff berth, there are still plenty of reasons to pay attention.
Head coach Pete Carroll has seven more valuable teaching opportunities this season, and the makeup up the 2012-13 team will greatly depend upon what he sees from the players in the second half of the season.
For the players, next year's jobs will be won and lost on the field in 2011-12. For the coaches, the next eight weeks will reveal just how soundly their message has been received and implemented by this hand-picked roster—and vastly inform their draft strategy for next season.
Expectations for this season centered around development. Will this season be a relative success, or just another in a string of inconsequential campaigns?
Find out what to look for inside.