I dunno... the NFL's too flukey and weird to have genuine expectations of a championship. A blown knee, a terrible call, a cheap shot -- all things that happen in an instant and turn promising seasons into 7-9 slogging disappointments. Hawks went 12-4 in 1984 and were the toast of the league. Lots of good players in their prime -- Krieg-to-Largent functioning at a high level. John L catching screen passes. They were picked by many to go to the Super Bowl the next year.
And what happened in 1985? Probably the most frustrating Seahawks season I can ever remember. It was the dreaded Win 2 (we're 2-0, yeah!), lose 2 (dammit!), win 2 (OK, back on track 4-2 baby), lose 2 (good lord guys, wtf?), win 2 (6-4, OK, still in the hunt)... and on like that for the WHOLE SEASON, ending at 8-8.
Of course, all that said, I'm more excited for next year than I have been, probably since then! There's no reason they can't win it all. It's just so difficult and takes so much luck to do it...
Q: “What is your thing?”
A: “Lay back, kick back, mind my business, stay in my own lane.”