2008 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview

2008 Seattle Seahawks preview from MadduxSports.com. The NFC West could be one of the best divisions or one of the very worst's. There are a lot of unanswered questions for all 4 teams so having an expert like Maddux that can forecast winners with their NFL spread picks can mean a very profitable football season for the client. So what are you waiting for?

2008 Seattle Seahawks Predictions
By Adam Barone

The Hawks should be one of the NFC’s best once again in 2008.

Former franchise running back Shaun Alexander was released, and Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett were signed to replace him. Alexander played in 13 games last season and managed just over 700 yards on the ground. He averaged a mediocre 3.5 yards per attempt and scored only four touchdowns. Seattle ranked 20th in the NFL a season ago with 101.2 rushing yards per contest.

After losing to the Packers in the playoffs, Mike Holmgren hired a new offensive line coach and signed left guard Mike Wahle. Look for major improvement in the rushing attack.

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is now officially the focal point of the offense. Wide receiver D.J. Hackett went to Carolina in free agency, but the receiving corps still has plenty of depth.

The defense allowed just 15 touchdowns through the air in 2007—the best in the NFL. On the flip side, Seattle allowed the fifth most rushing touchdowns, 16, and will need to find a way to improve in that area.

Draft Analysis
Going into the draft Seattle had needs at guard, tight end, and running back. All three of those needs were filled through free agency after the signing of tight end Jeb Putzier.

In the first round the Seahawks selected USC defensive end Lawrence Jackson. The move will add depth to the defensive line and improve their ability to stop the run. Tight end John Carlson was one of the draft’s best at the position and went to Seattle at pick 38. Look for him to start and be a major asset to Hasselbeck and the passing game.

In the seventh round Seattle selected Cal running back Justin Forsett. Forsett is an adequate inside runner and should add valuable depth to the backfield.

Now that you know about the 2008 Seattle Seahawks football team see how they stack up against the rest of the NFC West division rivals Cardinals, Rams, and 49ers.

Related Pages:
Seahawks Official Site
NFL Lines Explained

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