I think some people are more upset Seahawks pretty much skipped the rebuild phase after losing Wilson and then him capsizing the Broncos into a top 5 pick when we were the team destined to have the bad season. Rather than just giving credit where credit is due.
The way I feel about the team is they were surprised just as much as we were, despite anything they’ve might have said about the state of the team going in 2022 season and throughout. Surprised that this team took the bull by the horns, rose up to the challenges, didn’t let the outside noise define who they were, were able to be more competitive than what was expected and win more games than they lost and most importantly creating a new brotherhood and a new culture. And I think they fully have a grasp on their strengths and weaknesses more so than they did last year and have made moves in accordance to fixing those opportunities as they see a window of contention in a weakened NFC.
So despite what people might think, I think the vibe from the top downwards especially from the players perspective is that they are good enough right now to contend, to compete whatever. And re-signing Bobby is licking the stamp on the envelope and mailing it in to the rest of the league that they mean business. Bc I don’t think they re-sign Bobby, and I don’t think Bobby re-signs if both parties felt this team wasn’t ready to handle business and compete.
But the Seahawks aren’t as stupid as they seem as they gave themselves enough outs to really cut bait or trade their veteran core with way less damage on effective cap space in 2024. However, and importantly, they are seemingly giving themselves a better chance that the culture will be able to survive and sustain itself. And the opportunity to rebuild the foundation if they have another stellar draft haul like they did last year before they move on if it doesn’t work out.
But we will find out in a month bc the way I see it if they go QB at 5 or really in the 1st round they are preparing for the worst case scenario and have a game plan to make sure they can continue to move forward and not backwards in terms of sustainability.
I see a team that both thinks it can compete now but if not has a contingency plan in place to get out in front and not bury themselves in too big of hole they can’t climb out of like they’ve done in the past.
Pretty genius team building.