2016 NFL Preseason Outlook: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
By: Robert L. Porter Jr.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – NFC WEST
(2015 record 10-6)
KEY ADDITIONS: OG Jahri Evans, RB Alex Collins (rookie), OG Germain Ifedi (rookie)
KEY DEPARTURES: RB Marshawn Lynch, OT Russell Okung
The 2015 Seattle Seahawks were dethroned in the NFC West by the Arizona Cardinals and they come into the 2016 season with all intentions of reclaiming said throne. With the retirement of RB Marshawn Lynch, this team wi rely more on QB Russell Wilson as they look for one of their young and abke running backs to separate themselves from the pack and carry this once feared ground attack. Thomas Rawls will no doubt get first crack at it given his performance in relief for an injured Lynch.
The Seahawks will also come into 2016 at full strength on defense, which they did not do last year. SS Kam Chancellor holding out well into the season really hurt the chemistry and effectiveness of this defense early on. The team ultimately got it together and mustered 10 wins but if the wish to jump over the Cardinals, they will need to come out hitting on all cylinders from day 1.
KEY PLAYERS: QB Russell Wilson, RB Thomas Rawls, SS Kam Chancellor