Just for kicks, I decided to take a look at the various units on the Seahawks team and attempt to project how good, or bad, they may be in the upcoming season. I ranked the units based on their top-end potential as well as their low-end potential, and also how much confidence there was in predicting their performance. Here are the units that I ranked (in no particular order):
Kickers Coverage Offensive line Quarterbacks Running backs Wide receivers Tight ends Defensive line Linebackers Secondary
#8 – The Kickers
Potential Stars in 2010: None Sorry, as much I liked Jeff Feagles and Josh Brown, I don’t consider kickers stars.
Potential Disasters: Jon Ryan Who can ever tell with punters?
Easiest Players To Project: Olindo Mare Mare missed all of two field goals last season (although they were costly misses!). He may not be as good as he was the last two seasons, but it’s unlikely he’ll have a massive drop-off.
SUMMARY: We are in a reasonably strong position at kicker, although it’s hard to say how long we’ll enjoy the stability. Punters are flaky and Mare is old.