In an ongoing offseason series, experts from The 33rd Team offer three things each team can do to improve in 2023.
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Here is my list of three things that would improve the Seattle Seahawks.
3 Ways to Improve Seahawks
1. Take Care of Geno Smith
First and foremost, the Seahawks must take care of Geno Smith, no matter what they need to do to get it done. Whether it be by franchise tagging him or signing him to a short deal — maybe they need to wait to see what Derek Carr gets — whatever that may be, they need to take care of Smith.
He showed this past season he can play well. He led the NFL in completion percentage, and it’s time for people who are still questioning if he’s for real to move on. He’s definitely for real.
2. Improve Interior Offensive Line
Offensively, they have had problems in the past running the ball, but they got much better last year with Kenneth Walker. He was able to be authoritative and show Seattle can play smash-mouth football, which is what coach Pete Carroll likes to do.
They can get even better at playing that way by making new additions to the offensive line.
3. Add Pass Rusher
Everyone knows the pass rushers at the top of the 2023 NFL Draft by now. It’s Jalen Carter (scouting report) from Georgia, Will Anderson (scouting report) from Alabama and Tyree Wilson (scouting report) from Texas Tech. Personally, I think Carter’s probably got the highest upside, but Anderson is the safest thing. If they’re able to grab any one of those three players, that’s a win for them.
Seattle needs some pass-rushing help, and they can be really good next year. I won’t say it’ll be Legion of Boom type of success, but they could definitely win double-digit games next year. Something like that gets them in the playoffs. Carroll is a good enough coach, so who knows what can happen if they make it?
Samari Rolle is a former NFL defensive back who played for the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens and was a part of the Titans Super Bowl XXXIV team. He was named an All-Pro in 2000 and also was voted to the Pro Bowl that season.