The Seahawks have made their first big addition of the offseason, reaching an agreement with veteran free agent tight end Greg Olsen on a one-year deal. A source confirmed the agreement to the Seattle Times Tuesday afternoon.
Russell Wilson tweeted the other day that it “makes me sick” not to be still playing in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.
Few will dispute that Carroll is the most successful coach in the organization’s history. And given his consistency, it’s hard to argue that he isn’t one of the best coaches in the NFL today.
The Seahawks are scheduled to have the 27th pick in the first round, and most observers think Seattle will lean toward improving its defense.
Two years later, after the Seahawks finished 27th in the league in pass defense and 22nd in points allowed, the waiving of Richard Sherman doesn’t look very wise.
There is a growing sense of urgency for the Seahawks, as quarterback Russell Wilson continues to travel the north side of 30. The Seahawks’ quest now is to not let the prime of one of the great QBs of his era slip away without another serious run – or more – at a title.
The offseason started earlier than the Seahawks were hoping, Seattle’s season ending with Sunday’s 28-23 loss to the Packers in a divisional playoff game.
Coaching football generally requires a comprehension of complexities that exceed those of other sports. The schemes, the formations, the details, the adjustments – they’re pretty much unrivaled when you compare them with other sports.
While he’s become one of the top quarterbacks in the time since Russell Wilson was last in the Super Bowl, the gap without a championship game appearance is becoming more noticeable and tougher for the highest-paid player in the NFL to accept.
There they were at the end, right where they always seem to be, with a chance to steal another victory. There they were, waiting for quarterback Russell Wilson to conjure one last miracle and put them on the brink of another Super Bowl appearance.
Instead of fretting about how close they were to what might have been the greatest comeback in team history — a dropped pass here, a controversial spot of the ball there — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll preferred to think about how far they had come. And how far, he thinks, they can still go.
Two quarterbacks. Two legacies. Two levels of pressure to win this game.