The Seahawks were the best team in the NFL last season, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have room to improve.
And the Seahawks’ best player, cornerback Richard Sherman, says he thinks they will improve. Asked on NFL Network if the 2014 season could be even better in Seattle than 2013, Sherman said he thinks that’s a strong possibility.
“I think it could,” he said. “We’re a lot more experienced. There are a bunch of young guys. Last year, you forget, Russell [Wilson] was a second-year quarterback — going into his third year there’s going to be a lot of growth for him. I’m going into my fourth, Earl [Thomas] and Kam [Chancellor] are going into their fifth, Bobby Wagner going into his third, we’ve got some young guys coming up on the D-line that are going to do some things, Mike Bennett and Cliff Avril, another year of experience. Jermaine Kearse, I think is going to have a big year. Guys are elevating their game to another level.”
Sherman didn’t mention that Percy Harvin is almost certain to have a much bigger impact than last year, when he barely played, or that the Seahawks have had a knack for finding value in the draft and added eight draft picks this year. Sherman is known for his boasting, but he’s also known for backing it up. And there’s every reason to believe that the Seahawks can be the best team in the league again this season. Maybe even better than last season.