Seattle Seahawks Training Camp: 5 Questions That Must Be Answered

Seattle Seahawks Training Camp: 5 Questions That Must Be Answered

Christine Michael
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Training camp and the unofficial kickoff of the 2014 NFL season is only about a month away. The offseason has gone by in what has seemed like a blink of an eye for the Seattle Seahawks, who were last seen raising the Lombardi Trophy a mere four months and some change ago. Here are five questions surrounding the club heading into camp.

5. How Will WR Depth Shake Out?

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5. How Will WR Depth Shake Out?

Sidney Rice
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The Seahawks used two draft picks, a second-round choice on Paul Richardson and a fourth-round selection on Kevin Norwood, to address the wide receiver position in May. Additionally, Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice are returning to the mix after missing the majority of last season with serious injuries. If everyone can stay healthy, Seattle possesses of heap of talent at receiver. How the depth shapes up will be interesting to monitor.

4. Will Russell Okung Be 100 Percent?

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4. Will Russell Okung Be 100 Percent?

Russell Okung
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Left tackle Russell Okung has yet to play a full 16-game season in four years in the league. An injured toe sidelined him for half of 2013 and he recently underwent foot surgery, which has placed his availability for the start of training camp in doubt. Can he get back to 100 percent and stay there? It's a key question the Seahawks, with a shaky offensive line, must answer.

3. Who Will Start Along Offensive Line?

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3. Who Will Start Along Offensive Line?

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Multiple positions could be up for grabs along the Seahwks' offensive line when training camp kicks off. Can second-round pick Justin Britt unseat Michael Bowie at right tackle? Will anyone supplant James Carpenter and J.R. Sweezy, the struggling guard duo, in camp? The offensive line is Seattle's biggest weakness. It likely needs to improve if the Seahawks are going to repeat as league championships.

2. Is Christine Michael Ready for Significant Role?

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2. Is Christine Michael Ready for Significant Role?

Christine Michael
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Star running back Marshawn Lynch has been away from the team some this offseason as he protests for a new contract and has even mulled retirement. Regardless if Lynch is a full-go or not, second-year back Christine Michael, a second-round pick in 2013, is waiting in the wings for a significant workload. Is he ready to live up to his pre-draft hype?

1. Will Complacency Settle In?

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1. Will Complacency Settle In?

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Complacency is often the demise of success. As reigning Super Bowl championships, the Seahawks can report to training camp still stuck in the honeymoon stage or hungry to begin building a dynasty. The talent is seemingly there to compete for more titles, but the right mindset needs to accompany it.


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