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Salk: Seahawks may finally have some new stars on the verge

Justin Coleman's pick six was a big part of the Seahawks' win Sunday over the Colts. (AP)

The more I think about the Seahawks, the more excited I am to have some new heroes.

Seeing new players not just contribute but feature prominently in a win is fun, and it starts a whole new conversation about this team. We have talked about this a little before – the Hawks haven’t had new stars in a while.

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We have seen it before from the vets and it is hard for them to live up to the huge expectations. But if they can get a lift from the J.D. McKissics and Justin Colemans of the world, it brings a breath of fresh air.

Those players don’t have the same pressure on them to perform. Also, when they do perform, they take the pressure off of the stars and allow them to play up to their potential.

It also should have an effect on fans who seem to be ready for a new cycle of players, or at least a few new stars sprinkled in.

A lot of big things happened on Sunday, but I think the biggest was the rise of the no-names. That’s how it felt with players like Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and K.J. in the beginning. Hopefully, history is repeating itself.