5 Early Predictions for the Seattle Seahawks’ 2014 Season

5 Predictions for the Seahawks' 2014 Campaign

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Coming off a Super Bowl XLVIII victory, the Seattle Seahawks are facing ridiculous expectations as they prepare to defend their NFL title. While it seems unlikely that they’d be able to create similar magic to that of the 2013 campaign, it’s not crazy considering their roster hasn't changed much. Can they pull it off?

I’ll address that question and other storylines with these five predictions for the Seahawks’ 2014 season.

5. Richard Sherman will suffer a serious injury

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5. Richard Sherman will suffer a serious injury

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I’m not one to wish injury on anyone, but Sherman will be on the cover of Madden, right? After missing its opportunity to strike last season, the Madden curse will be drooling at the chance to claim its next victim.

4. Greg Scruggs will enjoy a breakout season

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4. Greg Scruggs will enjoy a breakout season

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If it hadn’t have been for a torn ACL, Scruggs might have been a breakout player for the Seahawks this past season. Unfortunately, he spent the entire season on the PUP list, watching his sophomore year go to waste. Back to full health, though, Scruggs should be able to earn a significant role along the Seahawks’ dominant defensive line and have himself a breakout year in 2014.

3. Percy Harvin will finally break 1,000-yard mark

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3. Percy Harvin will finally break 1,000-yard mark

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Despite being considered one of the most lethal weapons in the NFL, Harvin has yet to eclipse the 1,000-receiving yard mark during his five years in the league. That should change in 2014. Now healthy and completely integrated into Seattle’s system, Harvin should have no trouble connecting with Russell Wilson early and often and becoming the sparkplug that ignites the Seahawks’ offense all season long.

2. Christine Michael will emerge as RB1b

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2. Christine Michael will emerge as RB1b

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It was quite the shock when the Seahawks spent their first 2013 draft pick on a running back, but Michael is about ready to pay them back for gambling on him. Even with Marshawn Lynch in the mix, Michael will be given every opportunity to prove his worth this season. He’s already displayed the physical tools to be elite during OTAs, and could carve out a 1b role during training camp.

1. Seahawks will repeat as Super Bowl champs

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1. Seahawks will repeat as Super Bowl champs

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The Seahawks were arguably the most dominant NFL team in 2013, and it culminated in a huge Super Bowl victory. Although they lost several key pieces this offseason, they’ve reloaded the roster and will give other young players opportunities to rise to the occasion. It’s not going to be an easy road, but the Seahawks will return to the Super Bowl this upcoming February and take home yet another Lombardi trophy.

Gil Alcaraz IV is the Director of Content for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @GilAlcarazIV, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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  • Chris

    Finally someone agrees with me about Christine Michael. I watched him during practice as well as during the preseason and he is an absolute beast. Explosiveness of Lynch but much quicker. He is definitely the future of the Seahawks running game.

  • darthvaderjr

    Well, this guy will predict in 2015-16 that the Seahawks will three-peat, arrghh!!!!Biased!!!!