The Seattle Seahawks are clearly one of the best teams in the league at the moment. Partly defined by last year's Super Bowl loss and the last 10 years of excellence, the Seahawks have set a high bar for how to play football in the NFL and be successful.
General Manager John Schneider recently had a pre-draft press conference and answered some really great questions. One of the more interesting to Ravens fans is exactly how the Seahawks have become who they are over time. The Seahawks' own site had this to say about the press conference:
Now Ravens fans know that the Ravens and Steelers are a great definition of success in this era of football. While most of the NFL teams continue to push high flying offenses to the forefront, both the Ravens and Steelers stick with a bruising run game and defense along with accurate quarterbacks who can throw the ball deep if needed. So it comes as no real surprise that one of the best teams in the league models itself after the Ravens.
The Seahawks have made smart moves as of late. Getting focused players that play the type of football they want to play and are able to stay healthy and on the field. The Seahawks have been able to get great players from deep in the draft, most notably Richard Sherman in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft. In the past few years, the Seahawks have been able to pick up good players for a good price in free agency, with this year being Jimmy Graham through trade of their first round pick.
As noted in the original story from the Seahawks.com, the Ravens will face off against the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football in week 14. Luckily for the Ravens, they get a tough team at home and can hopefully keep the student firmly in place while the master moves on.