Yea, yea, Seattle is a run-first team. Everybody's been saying so for a while now, and running a rookie quarterback behind one of the best running backs in the game would seem to indicate it as well. And we draft not only another surprise running back in this draft, but two of them. And the receiver we draft is known for his down field blocking. And the tight end we picked up is a really good blocker as well.
All signs point to it.
And yet they don't. We picked up one of the most explosive pass catchers in the game with Percy Harvin. And if you go back and look at Wilson's touchdown passes, you'll note he had more longer bombs than Hasselbeck did pretty much his entire career in blue and green. And he tied the record for most touchdown passes thrown by a rookie quarterback. None of those really indicate a "run-first" team. Quite the opposite, in fact.
So what are we, a "run-first" team or a "passing" team?
I say neither. We'll continue to do business as we do business. All of those trades and draft picks don't indicate a bent for running or for passing, but rather a goal of more efficiently moving the ball down the field and putting it in the end zone for the score. Harper may be a great blocker, but he's also known for great hands. Ware may be another running back, but he was drafted to fix the problem of not converting third and short situations. And so on.
I'm putting on my prognosticator's hat for a moment here and saying we will not be a predominantly "run-first" team. Nor will we be ultra-reliant on the passing game. We will still be balanced; we'll just do a much better job of executing, because that's what puts points on the board and wins games.