So far, so not so good for the Seattle Seahawks in 2018. If they want to return to relevancy, these three questions will have to be answered after losing to the Chicago Bears in Week 2.
The Seattle Seahawks are not what they once were.
We know that. They know that. An aging, weak roster has stumbled to a 0-2 start to the season. Whispers of turnover, leadership changes and a drastic rebuild have circled around the city. If the Seahawks have any chance of turning things around, questions will have to be answered and changes will have to be made.
Moving forward after Seattle’s Monday Night Football loss to the Chicago Bears, there should be changes coming for both the roster and the culture. The locker room is shifting quickly, making surprising acquisitions and dismissals a little more believable. The rosters of their two Super Bowl runs have vanished before our eyes. Talent-stricken and desperate for a win, rising tensions will create some kind of adjustment.
Most reasonable people point to the Seattle offensive line as the root of all evils. Similar to those rooting for the New York Giants, some feel that building up an offensive line will fix everything.
Spoiler alert: it won’t.
However, it is certainly a start. Both of these organizations have been overwhelmed by a lack of up-front personnel for a while now. Wasting quarterback Russell Wilson’s window is a sin Seattle has not been able to shake. Remember when Seattle was going to become a dynasty? Bad things happen to those who resist adaptation, and football’s natural selection has caught up to the Seahawks.
If they don’t act fast, Seattle will be stuck in the cellar for a long while.
One way Seattle can, and should, go about things is on a week-to-week basis. That starts with Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys, who look to be a tough opponent for the Seahawks, even in Seattle. Enough storylines have circled around these two teams, particularly with safety Earl Thomas, but getting off to a 0-3 start would only make things worse.
Obviously, this game is of heightened importance. It seems to be only a matter of time before this team combusts, if it hasn’t already. The Seahawks need a bounce-back win after the Chicago defense thrashed them for nearly a full 60 minutes in Week 2.
Here are the three questions that need to be answered heading into Week 3.