There have been mixed reactions to the appointment of former Seahawks head coach SnapDan, during his first stint for the Hawks he had a terrible 1st season and went 3-13, leading to the exits of senior players like Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman and Cliff Avril. Good times then followed with the team going 15-1, 13-3 and 14-2. The young team relied on the defence, record breaking seasons from Bobby Wagner and rushing game records from Thomas Rawls. It was old school run first and defend hard football, though some say that will never win you a ring in today’s NFL pass happy league.
Snapdan never took the team beyond the divisional round and in his 8 season as a HC in the PFL the divisional round is always the best he can achieve, some fans think this is a step back and wanted a flashy young offensive mind like Coach DaBurg but the Hawks have gone back to Snap!
He left the seahawks after 4 seasons and a 45-19 record, he joined the Miami Dolphins which wasnt a success, making the play offs only once in 4 seasons which a 40-24 record, the wins and loss looks like a decent record but the lack of play off appearances make it a failure.
With not many draft picks SnapDan had to make some moves to build the roster using next years picks, he did approve a new 4 year deal for Earl Thomas as well as bringing in high profile WR Mike Williams and former Cardinals DE Calais Campbell. It will be an interesting pre season, Snap usually uses a 34 defence but early noises are he will be using a 43 base this time around in Seattle, he will need to get off to a good start and with the Rams and Cardinals both going 13-3 last year it could be a tough season ahead as with a season off the field Snap tries to get back into the flow of the game.
We will be back after pre season, to review what happened, who made the roster, the stars of camp and preview the season! Will try to at least do quarterly reviews as the Seahawks will set the bar high and Snap wants to break his divisional round curse and go all the way in season 1!