After winning their first Super Bowl, Seahawks fans have a range of emotions heading into the season of their title defense. While there are many, many reasons to approach 2014 with confidence, this is the NFL, and no chickens should be counted before they’ve hatched.
There are five reasons why every Seattle fan should be more than a little nervous about the Seahawks’ chance to make confetti angels again this February.
The list of impact players on the Seahawks not sidelined by injury this offseason might be shorter than the roll call for those who’ve spent time nursing their wounds. It’s been such an inauspicious start for the Seahawks’ health that minor injuries to receiver Percy Harvin and defensive lineman Cassius Marsh this week sent Seahawks fans on social media clutching their heads, covering their eyes, and running for the emergency exits. (That’s a metaphor. Mostly.)
— . (@tea_andbusquets) August 14, 2014
Coaches claim that many of the Seahawks’ injured players are on the mend, and will return by the beginning of the regular season. But the injury bug has bitten every position group outside of the quarterbacks this offseason, including both newly drafted wide receivers, All-Pro strong safety Kam Chancellor, four of the five top linebackers, and three out of the four returning starters on the offensive line.