Despite the Seattle Seahawks very good season last year, there are still areas they can improve. What’s puzzling to me is that a lot of these areas of improvement have been proven to be points of strength in the past—you’ll see what I mean when you check out this list of players whose bounce-backs from a sub-par year could mean the difference between losing in the quarterfinals and winning it all.
Big Red looked like the new anchor of the defensive line two seasons ago, and the Seahawks rewarded him with a seven year, $35 million contract that offseason as a reward.
But after watching Bryant last year repeatedly get pushed off the line of scrimmage, maneuvered out of the play, or get blocked one-on-one (instead of requiring his usual double team), basically everything but being the double-team commanding, immovable force he was a year earlier, it’s going to be hard to justify Red Bryant’s $7.6 million cap hit for this upcoming season should he continue his relatively ineffective play. In fact, should his pedestrian play continue I wouldn’t be surprised to see him benched for the more disruptive but smaller Michael Bennett. Continue reading