Peter Schrager of Fox Sports checks in with this offseason report on the Seattle Seahawks.
Schrager doesn’t like the idea of a three-person quarterback competiton, and predicts Seattle will finish out of the playoffs this season, and in third place in the NFC West.
“There really is a lot to like about the Seahawks — their star-studded defensive backfield, the running attack, the home-field advantage with the 12th man — but in the end, I’m still not sold they have the talent in the front seven of their defense or the passing game necessary to compete for the playoffs,” Schrager said. “Flynn has looked good the two times — yes, two times — we’ve seen him in NFL regular-season games, but he hasn’t seen anything like that 49ers or Cardinals defenses. The NFC West is always wide open, and there’s a chance Seattle clicks this year. But I see them more as a six- or seven-win team than a nine- or 10-win one.”
According to Pro Football Focus, Marshawn Lynch finished in the top 10 in pass blocking efficiency over the last three years.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post explains why defensive backs get beat deep.
A few of the local sports talk radio hosts show up on this list, with ESPN 710 Seattle’s Kevin Calabro ranking the highest at No. 19 on the top 100 Sports Talk radio hosts in America.