An ESPN pre-draft power ranking means absolutely nothing, but it blows my mind to think how quickly things have changed for this Seahawks fan.
A little more than six months ago, I was in Arizona to watch the Seahawks’ season opener with my friend Mat. The game was ugly. The Seahawks couldn’t protect the QB, couldn’t move the ball much and — most embarrassingly — couldn’t stop backup Cardinals’ QB Kevin Kolb from marching his team down the field to win the game.
I’d already looked at the Seahawks schedule and picked them to win maybe six games. Then, when Russell Wilson was named the starting QB, I figured having a rookie QB would cost them another game or two. So I was figuring 4-5 wins for the season.
And now the draft is a month away and the Seahawks are one of the Super Bowl favorites. The turnaround is mind-boggling. It’s shake-my-head and pinch-me-is-this-real? kind of stuff.
And in 2013, along with another friend named Matt, I’ll be a season ticket holder. Talk about picking the right year….