Somebody had to ask the question. I know each and every one of you out there are struggling with the answer deep within the cockles of your heart. Nothing like a completely anonymous poll to test the waters!
If the Seahawks win on Sunday night, they become the first ever team to qualify for the playoffs with a losing record. So, yeah, there's THAT glorified distinction. Part of me wants to stomp all over the Rams in primetime in front of our home crowd. That would be a satisfying feeling, yes? To go to the playoffs in the first year of the Pete Carroll era would indicate progress to some, though we know that we won't get any respect from the rest of the NFL regardless. Not that we ever have, so to hell with those guys, but in all probability the winner of the NFC West is going to get smoked in the first round of the playoffs and land the 21st pick in the draft.
If the Seahawks lose on Sunday night, they will fall to 6-10 and the first year of the Carroll/Schneider Collab is in the books. They would get a top-15 draft pick, or potentially a top-10 pick. Many fans, and particularly fans of this site, recognize that this is a deeply flawed team. This team needs a young franchise QB to build the team around. It needs a DE that can rush the passer and not get shoved around by a TE against the run. It needs at least 1 CB. These are cornerstone positions that this rebuilding team needs to fill. The theory goes, the higher the draft pick, the higher likelihood of success in attaining said cornerstone player.
So, what say you?