The Seahawks preseason opener was pretty underwhelming. The 45-minute lightning delay may have had a hand in that. Maybe it was the fact that the Seahawks lost-- or all of the above.
I think the best answer for why I wasn't all that interested in this game is simple: I'm ready to see these guys defend their title.
Typically, I'm one of those people that fervently defends the preseason as an integral part of the NFL season. For the fans, I think of it like getting into a hot tub. You gotta ease yourself into it to truly appreciate it. You wouldn't cannonball into a hot tub, would you?
For coaches and GM's, it helps to prepare you for the long season ahead. Depth charts are established in games that don't count against your quest for the Super Bowl. Playbooks are hammered out and mettle is tested.
But this year, it's different.
We're World Champions. What few personnel losses we suffered this offsesason were immediately addressed in the draft or filled by guys already on the roster. We know what we have and we know what we're capable of achieving.
I will try my best to offer insight and analysis throughout the preseason-- but I'm ready to see this dynasty unfold.