Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Aug. 25 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
"Good Morning Football" Crew Expects NFC Champion To Emerge From Seahawks Division
The NFC West is arguably the best division in football. The last two NFC champions (Rams, 49ers) have been from the division. The Seahawks have made the postseason in each of the last two seasons. And then there's the Cardinals, who have former No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray entering his second season and just traded for All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
On Tuesday morning's edition of NFL Network's "Good Morning Football," the panel of hosts all argued that the NFC's Super Bowl representative would come from the NFC West.
Kyle Brandt mentioned the Seahawks as his favorite to win the division and potentially make the Super Bowl, while Nate Burleson and Peter Schrager discussed the 49ers and Cardinals, respectively.
"If I had to pick, yes, because I think it's the best division in football, and that includes the AFC," Brandt said when asked if the NFC's Super Bowl representative would come from the NFC West. "And yet, it's really, really hard for me to pick the reigning champs (49ers).
"My eyes go to Seattle. Maybe it's coming off the practice footage we just saw, but maybe it's coming off this: Seattle hasn't won (the division) in four years. It's almost like, 'Time's up, dummies. You had your shot. You had your shot when they were down, when they were getting over (Russell Wilson's) contract and all the great defensive players leaving.'
"I look at Seattle a lot like the New York Yankees. When the Yankees got rid of old (Alex Rodriguez) and they said goodbye to (Derek) Jeter, they still competed for a few years, but now it's like they've really reloaded. Now, they're the Yankees again. When I look at DK (Metcalf), and I look at Jamal Adams, I feel like now they're the Seahawks again. You had a few years where they were struggling and getting themselves together and kind of showing up in the wild-card and bowing out. And now it's a wrap. If you didn't get them while you had a shot, you blew it. The Niners got to a Super Bowl, the Rams got to a Super Bowl and now I think the Seahawks are back."
Despite the Cardinals adding Hopkins, the 49ers adding offensive lineman Trent Williams and the Rams bringing new offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell, the Seahawks arguably had the best offseason of all.
Jamal Adams is an All-Pro safety and is just 24 years old. Greg Olsen is a former All-Pro tight end who is hungry to end his career on the right note. Quinton Dunbar and Bruce Irvin are veterans who will fill needs on the defense. On top of that, Seattle drafted an impressive crop of eight rookies led by first-round pick Jordyn Brooks and second-round pick Darrell Taylor.
It will be a battle all season in the NFC West, and the Seahawks are as well-equipped as anyone to handle the challenge.
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