Pete Carroll fled to the Seattle Seahawks in the midst of an NCAA investigation that brought down his house of cards at USC and his first few months in Seattle have not panned out as of yet. A failed bid to bring in Lendale White was Carroll’s first setback as the Seattle Seahawks head coach and as training camp gears up for the first pre-season game of the season, Seattle’s running game is tenuous at best.
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck Gets One Last Chance as Starter in NFL
As the 2010 NFL season begins Matt Hasselbeck is the starting quarterback. Hasselbeck took Seattle to the Super Bowl under the watchful eye of Mike Holmgren but since then, Seattle has been an also ran. Make no mistake, Hasselbeck is the primary QB but waiting in the wings is Charlie Whitehurst.
Pete Carroll is the new head coach and his man is Charlie Whitehurst. Carroll knows Hasselbeck is his man for 2010 and Whitehurst his man of the near future. Hasselbeck is a Super Bowl quarterback, two years removed. To shoot him to the curb would be career suicide for Pete Carroll. It is a guarantee that Hasselbeck will take every snap of the 2010 NFL season, if he remains injury free.
Running Back Position Murky as NFL Season Approaches
Julius Jones has been underwhelming as the featured back. That is why Pete Carroll went after Lendale White and Leon Washington in the off season. As we all know now, Lendale White was a mistake for Seattle and Leon Washington’s fate remains to be seen.
To say Seattle is in trouble at the running back position is an understatement. They ignored talented running backs available in the NFL Draft and went after sketchy and injury prone backs instead. The running back position is, at best, a three to four year productive position. This is why Chris Johnson is being used by the Tennessee Titans and will not get paid. The system is unfair and this is a contributing factor as to why we may not see NFL football in the 2011 season.
Seattle Has TJ and little Else in Receiving Department
TJ Houshmandzadeh struggled as the number one receiver for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2009 NFL season. TJ did not gain 1,000 yards receiving in the 2009 season and was bitterly disappointed. Although TJ gained seven more yards than he did in the 2008 NFL season, it was drastically below his and the teams expectations.
After TJ, there isn’t much to rely in the receiving department for the Seattle Seahawks. Golden Tate may be the wild card for the Seattle Seahawks. Golden Tate has sticky fingers, (won’t elaborate but find it on the Internet if you like). Tate is a solid route runner and if he can translate to the pro game he will be a 900 yard receiver in the 2010 NFL season. Write it down. Golden Tate will become one of five NFL rookie of the year candidates in 2010.
Seattle Defense Will Be A Combination of 3-4 and 4-3
The Seattle Seahawks defense will be a set four down lineman, three linebacker set and they will also be a reverse 3-4 set. The Seattle Seahawks will try to incorporate a mixture. It won’t work. One thing that can be guaranteed with the Seattle defense is it won’t work. No defense can work if it is a mish mash of established defenses,
The Seattle Seahawks are 75-1 to Win the Super Bowl In Las Vegas
The Seattle Seahawks are 75-1 to win the Super Bowl according to the Las Vegas Hilton Superbook but they already know the truth. The truth in Las Vegas knows Seattle’s a 500-1 shot to win the Super Bowl but they won’t give those odds.
The over/under win total for the Seattle Seahawks according to the Las Vegas Hilton Superbook is 7.5 games but Seattle has only a slight chance to win six games in the 2010 NFL season. Seattle’s NFC West odds to win are 14-5. Don’t worry what that means, they can’t win. That’s all anyone needs to know.
www.yahoosports.com Pro Football Weekly.
www.espn.go.com player profiles.
Las Vegas Hilton Superbook Over/Under totals and Picks.
Odds to win the 2011 Super Bowl.