2013 Record: 13-3
Notable Losses: Breno Giacomini, Brandon Browner, Walter Thurmond, Golden Tate, Red Bryant, Chris Maragos, Clinton McDonald, Paul McQuistan
Notable Gains: Kevin Williams
Draft Class: Paul Richardson, Justin Britt, Cassius Marsh, Kevin Norwood, Kevin Pierre-Louis, Jimmy Slaten (waived), Garett Scott (waived), Eric Pinkins, Kiero Small (waived)
The Facts: The Seahawks have potential to be even better than last year. The Seahawks have their starters on offensive line ready for Week 1 and Justin Britt should be an upgrade over Breno Giacomini, who was very good at getting penalized. They have Marshawn Lynch,Robert Turbin, and Christine Michael and they plan to use the latter two more often this year. At wide receiver they have Percy Harvin ready to go, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse, who were reliable targets for Wilson in 2013, speedy special teamer Ricardo Lockette, speedy Paul Richardson and possession receiver Kevin Norwood, as well as tight ends Zach Miller and Luke Willson.
Yes, I know that they lost Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond, but when they lost the two of them in the middle of 2013, I recall that Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane were able to fill in admirably. It also helps that they have Richard Sherman (who may or may not be the best corner in the league, I'm not a fan of those debates) and an excellent safety tandem in Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, as well as a solid pass rush and run defense.
The Seahawks have the potential to stay just as good on defense and special teams,while getting better offensively, and that gives them as good a chance to win the Super Bowl again in 2014.
If you disagree with my ranking and assessment remember: Unless it's something crazy,your guess is as good as mine.