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2014 Team Preview: Seattle Seahawks

Jason Thornbury

Jason Thornbury

Thornbury is a senior editor at RotoWire. A former newspaper reporter and editor, he has also worked in sports television and radio, including co-hosting RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM.

STATE OF THE FRANCHISE

The title of Pete Carroll's 2010 book is "Win Forever." The subtext to the Seahawks' 2014 season is proving that's not implausible. The consensus also thought it implausible that Carroll's "rah-rah gimmicks" would work in the NFL, but the "Pete Carroll Way" from the draft to practice to defense is much more than catchy slogans and good vibes, as the Seahawks demonstrated last season in as thorough a beatdown as the Super Bowl has ever seen. The superlatives are endless for the demolition the Seahawks inflicted on the Broncos' all-time greatest offense, but consider this: According to Advanced NFL Stats' in-game probability tracker, Seattle had an 84 percent chance of winning with 4:26 remaining...in the first quarter.

Still, many teams have risen never to rise again, especially in the salary cap era. The Seahawks watched 11 players walk in free agency, chief among them, cap casualties Red Bryant and Chris Clemons, who anchored a

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