Here is what every Seahawks fan should be very happy to see in 2010...
-Behind a revamped offensive line, Matt Hasselbeck puts together a season more like 2007 than 2009. He starts 13-16 games, and when he can't go, Charlie Whitehurst shows that he can lead this team and win some games.
-The 2010 Seahawks draft class has way more hits than misses, and ideally Okung and Thomas start down the path of being the next Big Walt and Ken Easley.
-The RB committee of JJ, Young Nastyman, Lendale and Leon (The Professional) revives Seattle's running game as a legitimate threat.
-John Carlson explodes into his prime with an All-Pro level season.
-Aaron Curry justifies his massive contract by concussing an assload of opposing QBs, Lofa Tatupu returns to form, and Leroy Hill gets his head surgically removed from his rump.
-Housh and Branch stay healthy and productive, Tate scares other teams to death with a handful of big plays, and Deon Butler proves that he deserves a roster spot.
-The team finishes 8-8.
Yeah, I said it... We should all dance jaunty little jigs if the Hawks win half their games. An improvement of three games is significant, and would show the Twelve Army that the Carroll era is off to a solid start...
But some folks out there (you know who you are), are pretty much rooting for the Seahawks to fail. Why? Because they are UW fans who have raging mega-hard boners for Jake Locker.
You know what? Fuck Jake Locker.
I don't give a shit about him, and I give even less of a poop-mound about the Huskies. Yeah, if the Seahawks implode this fall, we'll clearly need to use a high draft pick on a QB. But I'd want THE BEST QB FOR THE SEAHAWKS... be it Locker, Ryan Mallet, or some other rock-slingin' young'n.
If you truly want Jake Locker that badly... so badly that you openly or secretly want the Seahawks to fail this season... We don't need you on Sundays. You can put on your purple gear, hang out by the lake, watch that minor-league NCAA product, and stay the hell away from Qwest Field.
We are on the verge of great things. We are about to witness the first chapter of another great Seahawks saga... Knox, Holmgren, Carroll. Easley, Robinson, Thomas... and so on... and NONE of that bright future depends on getting one specific guy from the local college to play quarterback in 2011.
Who the fuck is with me?