5 Positional Battles to Watch During Seattle Seahawks’ OTAs

5 Positional Battles to Watch During Seattle Seahawks' OTAs

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The Seattle Seahawks, NFL reigning champions, have gone through some changes this offseason; and if you thought that whoever had the starting gig last year would automatically get the job this season, you were wrong. Let's take a look at five positional battles going on during the OTAs.

5. Safety

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5. Safety

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At the safety position we have two big names: Kam Chancellor and Jeron Johnson. Chancellor is the favorite to land the starting position, but since his surgery, it is uncertain that he will be able to return to playing at the same level. Meanwhile Johnson has been doing a great job, so that battle could result in the first major change this offseason.

4. Offensive Line

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4. Offensive Line

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Every position in the offensive line is up for grabs for one reason alone: last year's performance won't be acceptable. If there was one bad thing about the Superbowl-winning team from last season was the OL. Too many penalties committed and little protection for Russell Wilson were the reasons for so many unnecessary disappointing plays. Pete Carroll will choose whoever it takes as starters to make sure their performance this year is up to par.

3. Running Back

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3. Running Back

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Marshawn Lynch is still the superstar in the running back position, but Christine Michael and Robert Turbin have been getting snaps these OTAs, maybe signalizing the possible changes that could happen during the season. It's always good to mix up the offense to avoid easy countering by opponents.

2. Wide Receiver

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2. Wide Receiver

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Pete Carroll has hinted at the fact that the Seahawks are going in a slightly different direction when it comes to offensive strategy this season. The passing game will be explored more frequently and the battle for the wide receiver might be the reason for that. Kevin Norwood is a talented WR, but the talented and intelligent rookie Paul Richardson seems to be the weapon Russell Wilson needed to put even more pressure on opponents' defenses.

1. Fullback

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1. Fullback

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If there is one player that can steal Derrick Coleman's starting job, it is Kiero Small. The fullback has been doing an amazing job, putting pressure on their franchise player to outdo himself. Coleman, NFL's first ever deaf player, became a sensation last year once again but is now getting a run for his money. This is one of the most interesting roster battles, considering it is a one-versus-one fight between such great players.


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