While it may seem like the 2016 has season just begun, the Seahawks have already reached allotted their bye week and will take this weekend off.
I am typically salty towards the bye coming so relatively early in the campaign. It leaves a very long road ahead with no scheduled breaks or chances to recharge batteries, unless a team is fortunate enough to take hold of a top-two seed in the playoffs.
However, considering the rash of injuries that have hit this roster since August- including knee and ankle ailments to the franchise quarterback- this year is an exception to the rule.
Russell Wilson is in need of an extended period of time in which his body does not get abused by big, fast, scary humans that are trying to maim him and are somewhat succeeding. This bye comes at a very opportune time for The Franchise to get right, even though it hasn’t diminished his ability to lead the team to victories.
Because he’s great, Manish Mehta. You stooge.
The bye week also allows fans to take some deep breaths, reflect on what they’ve seen from the team up to now and look forward to what hopefully is a strong playoff push.
Let’s do just that.
Below is a look at what has gone right and wrong with the Seahawks so far in 2016.
Considering Pete Carroll always chooses to take the ball in the second half of games when given a choice, we’ll follow suit and share the bad news first, then close with the good.
Next: Bad News