WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS
"THE SEAHAWKS have a new coaching staff with Pete Carroll, so it's hard to get a feel for them. I think the team is going to still run the West Coast offense. But this will be Matt Hasselbeck's first time as a starter without Mike Holmgren, and there will be some question marks. I don't know how much Hasselbeck has left in the tank. The front office must have some concerns because they signed Charlie Whitehurst, who hasn't thrown a pass in the regular season. I don't know about him winning the job, but they're paying him a lot of money, so it could be just a matter of time before he gets on the field. From a fantasy standpoint, neither quarterback is a good bet. I expect Hasselbeck to play early in the season, Whitehurst late.
I was certain that LenDale White would have been the starter, but with the Seahawks releasing him, Justin Forsett is undoubtedly the man now. He'll put up some numbers because Seattle won't want to throw the ball a ton.... The addition of Leon Washington was a good move. He has scatback ability and can catch balls. The question is when will his broken leg be completely healed.
They're a bit busted up at receiver. At this point there's no way to know who's going to play. T.J. Houshmandzadeh is more of a possession, underneath guy. Deion Branch is similar. The Seahawks don't have a lot of vertical threats—Deon Butler or rookie Golden Tate can give them that option—but that really hasn't been Seattle's style of passing.
Their best receiver might be the tight end, John Carlson. He had 500-plus yards and seven TDs last season, and I could see him surpassing that this year."
ONE TO GET, ONE TO FORGET
Matt Hasselbeck tweeted that Carlson would be "this year's fantasy sleeper," so who are we to argue? The tight end is Seattle's best pass catcher.