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What could derail the Seahawks’ promising season?


By staff

Dave Boling of The News Tribune and ESPN’s John Clayton joined “Brock and Danny” for a roundtable Seahawks discussion on Monday and were asked what potential issue – aside from injuries – poses the biggest threat to derailing a 2013 season that is full of promise.

Clayton’s response: More suspensions stemming from violations of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Seattle will already be without defensive end Bruce Irvin for the first four games of the season while he serves a PED-related ban.

Boling had Irvin’s suspension in mind when he answered with Seattle’s pass rush, the team’s most glaring deficiency last season.

“It came in spurts last year and at critical times they didn’t always have it,” he said.
“For instance, [at] Atlanta, if they get a little better pressure on that last drive on Matt Ryan, they’re playing in the NFC Championship against a team they just beat by 39 points.”

Brock Huard and Danny O’Neil have a different potential issue in mind, which they discuss in the video below.

You can listen to Monday’s show here.