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What are the big stories of 2017?

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There will be the usual many; choose one

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
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The Seattle Seahawks are never lacking for storylines. Imagine writing about this team! You would literally never run out of material. Why, even in the deadest part of the offseason, a film study of the team’s No. 4 wide receiver might get a hundred comments in a single day. It’s crazysauce.

A simple question then, but one with many avenues to drive down: What story has your ear, right now, as we sit awaiting the actual season?

Yeah, you have to pick just one. They’re arranged in no order whatsoever, not alphabetical, not in the order they occurred to me, not in a deceptive sequence designed to trick you. Don’t overthink it. Unless you have a cool angle on something the poll left out. Then bring us another dish; we’ll gladly add it to the potluck below.

Poll

With twelve weeks to go until Week 1, what is the storyline you think you’ll be following most closely this coming season?

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    Offensive line struggles and improvements
    (521 votes)
  • 5%
    The RB room: how is that going to work with only one ball for three guys?
    (64 votes)
  • 2%
    Locker room drama, or the perception thereof
    (27 votes)
  • 3%
    The wide receiver logjam: Jermaine Kearse, Paul Richardson, Amara Darboh, Tanner McEvoy, Cyril Grayson Jr., etc.
    (41 votes)
  • 7%
    LOB: the aging and the turnover
    (81 votes)
  • 2%
    Extensions and cuts: because you like the business side of football
    (26 votes)
  • 3%
    Development of Russell Wilson and how that affects the offense
    (37 votes)
  • 4%
    Defensive line becoming an elite group with depth too
    (48 votes)
  • 0%
    Specialists: lack of continuity at two out of three spots
    (9 votes)
  • 1%
    Whether or not Pete Carroll still has staying power: is his style going to wear thin in Year Eight?
    (12 votes)
  • 3%
    Whether or not John Schneider has recaptured some of his draft glory: does he have another 2011 or 2012 in him?
    (41 votes)
  • 8%
    The chase for home-field advantage
    (88 votes)
  • 6%
    Health of the playmakers who took one hit too many in 2016. Wilson, Earl Thomas, DeShawn Shead, Tyler Lockett, C.J. Prosise
    (75 votes)
  • 1%
    Third linebacker: who is it?
    (13 votes)
  • 1%
    Other (Jimmy Graham’s effect, assistant coach futures, whether Doug Baldwin and Bobby Wagner can keep up their impossibly consistent excellence, etc.)
    (16 votes)
1099 votes total Vote Now