And my preseason prediction from 9/8/20
The lack of a homefield advantage from the crowd (for at least the first half of the season) is going to be different for sure this season.
The team looks solid on paper with arguably top QB, secondary and linebackers in the league.
Unfortunately, as always the Offensive and Defensive lines are going to be the issue.
Tight Ends (+Greg Olsen) and Receivers(+Dorsett at WR3) will be exciting to watch, assuming they stay healthy and not suspended. So, I expect to be dissapointed.
Hawks tried to save some money and improve at center with BJ Finney, who has been a bust in camp and has been relegated to backup with Pocic now our starter:exams: Right side of the line will be improved significantly with Lewis (rookie) and not-ifedi.
I have no idea what they we were trying on the DL. Second tours from Irvin and Mayowa represent our entire pass rush. Two rookies sound promising, but one (Taylor) is still on the NFI list. Collier better end up getting snaps thus year, because there really is nobody else. DT should be solid against the runbon with Ford and Reed returning, but there is no depth at all behind them.
No sure really how this will all sort out. Guessing fighting for a wildcard with the NFC West out of reach (similar to the simulation referenced above).
My predictions for the season (assuming 16 games)
Wilson with absurd stats, resetting all seahawks records.
Doesn’t win MVP despite having SOME stats better than eventual MVP( from #1 seed).
Carson over 1k
No receiver over 1k
Top five defense
Sack leader < 5
Better road record than home record.