It stands to reason that since the Seahawks just won the Super Bowl, they’re feeling pretty good about the state of their team.
But coach Pete Carroll said he doesn’t see many changes this offseason, at least of last year’s variety.
“I don’t see anything that we need to add. We just have to get better,” Carroll said, via the Associated Press. “These players know that they got better all the way to the last game of the season. That’s always out there for us and that will continue to be our focus. . . .
“They have come together to do something very special and it’s not just one year. We’re just getting warmed up if you know what I’m talking about.”
The fact they have a cheap, successful quarterback in Russell Wilson is the first step in keeping a young nucleus together, but the Seahawks went all-out last offseason, trading for Percy Harvin and giving him a giant contract, then buying free agent pass-rushers in bulk when they became inexpensive.
“The priority is for us to get back to work and work really hard again,” Carroll said. “That’s going to be more important. It’s not going to be something from the outside of us. We have what we need, we just need to get back to work when the time comes with the right attitude and the right focus. That’s all I’m concerned about.”
While taking care of their own will be a focus, the reality is teams will always try to pluck players from a winner. So while free agents such as wide receiver Golden Tate and defensive end Michael Bennett want to come back, there’s no guarantee they will be.