The Seattle Seahawks have experienced quite an exciting season. Prior to the start of the NFL regular season, the Russell Wilson squad had been pegged as potential Super Bowl contenders. The prediction of their potential championship run was not unfounded, though. The Seattle Seahawks battled it out against the New England Patriots in the last Super Bowl face off - a match that saw a devastating loss to the Kam Chancellor squad. Apart from their defeat, a rift between Wilson and Marshawn Lynch was rumored to have started.
Earlier in 2015, the Seattle Seahawks had in their hands a standoff with Chancellor, who refused to get back in the field until his terms were met by the NFL team. Following his return, the football squad once again resembled a formidable Super Bowl team. However, injuries started to plague the Seattle Seahawks roster. Wilson even had to go to some matches without tight end Jimmy Graham. Moreover, the absence of Lynch in the squad evidently weakened their stance.
As the playoffs heat up, though, the Seattle Seahawks are reportedly returning to their Super Bowl form. The NFL team is said to be gearing up to reclaim the top spot in the Wild Card division. Wilson and his squad also eye a spot in the finals - regardless of their possible opponents. The list of the Seattle Seahawks perceived foes include Tom Brady's New England Patriots, Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers.
One of the key players who could seal a Super Bowl win for the Seattle Seahawks is Lynch. The running back is expected to go back in the field with fresh legs as he pitched in minimum yards this season. Moreover, the Beast Mode is a core member of the team due to his leadership skills and stamina.
"He's ready to go," Pete Carroll stated via ESPN. The head coach further disclosed, "He's in the program, going, working, and he's going to keep doing his workouts here with us today and tomorrow. And Wednesday, we're going to practice and see how he feels and how far he can take it. He's worked out in incredibly competitive situations. He, physically, should be ready to go, but now we've got to translate it into football and directly to us. I'm not worried about him having any problem with the system or any of that kind of stuff. It's been a while, but he'll be fine. So we'll just see if he can handle it and expect that he will."
With Lynch back in action, Chancellor's strength and Wilson's continuous growth in the quarterback post, the Seattle Seahawks have a huge chance of emerging as champions this NFL season. However, the rumored rift between the running back and Wilson remains to be unresolved. If the team eventually bags the Super Bowl trophy this year, though, all speculations of a divide in the group will undoubtedly be silenced.