Why the Seahawks Will Be NFC West Champs in 2009

Sam WoodsCorrespondent IMay 14, 2009

Why the Seahawks Will Be NFC West Champs in 2009

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 28:  Safety Brian Russell #25 of the Seattle Seahawks brings down running back Edgerrin James #32 of the Arizona Cardinals on December 28, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals won 34-21.  (Phot

Jim Mora

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 28:  Assistant coach Jim Mora of the Seattle Seahawks signals during the game with the Arizona Cardinals on November 23, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals won 34-21.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/

Greg Knapp

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    DETROIT - NOVEMBER 24:  Head Coach Jim Mora and offensive coodinator Greg Knapp of the Atlanta Falcons confer during the NFL game with the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. The Falcons won 27-7. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/G

The Fun Sized Big Three

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 25:  Seattle Seahawks draft pick Aaron Curry poses with his new jersey at Radio City Music Hall for the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25, 2009 in New York City  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The Rebuilt Pass Defense

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    SEATTLE - OCTOBER 10: CB Ken Lucas #21 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after a 1st quarter interception against the St. Louis Rams at Qwest Field on October 10, 2004 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Pass Offense

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    SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 16:  Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass the ball downfield during the game against the Arizona Cardinals on November 16, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

The Run Defense

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    RENTON, WA - MAY 2:  Colin Cole #90 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during minicamp at the Seahawks training facility on May 2, 2009 in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Offensive Line

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 14:  Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Seattle Seahawks waits for the hike from Chris Spencer #65 during the game against the San Francisco 49ers on September 14, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/

Matt Hasselback

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    SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 23:  Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Washington Redskins on November 23, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Redskins defeated the  20-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

We're Hungry

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    SEATTLE - JANUARY 22:  A flag representing the '12th man' in honor of Seattle Seahawks fans flies at the NFC Championship Game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers at Qwest Stadium on January 22, 2006 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by H