Seth Kolloen Previews the Seattle Seahawks Season on Your Kindle
“If you’re anything like me,” writes sportswriter Seth Kolloen, “you want to soak up every second of a [Seahawks] season that, according to Vegas, has an 8-1 chance of ending with a win in the Super Bowl. Hence, this extended preview, which will help us all get the most out of this once-in-a-generation team.”
The extended preview — 15 glorious pages — is now available at Amazon for download onto your Kindle device (or app) for just $0.99. Kolloen says it’s written for the fans, people somewhere between “Is there a game on?” and those who spend the off-season tallying novelty songs about the Seahawks.
The inimitable Kolloen style (full disclosure: Kolloen both writes, and fails to write, for us here at The SunBreak) is apparent in this introductory set-up:
In three years, Pete Carroll and John Schneider have amassed the best talent in Seahawks’ history by eschewing Ruskell-era measures like veteran-ness and good-in-the-locker-room-osity in favor of size, speed, and strength. The Seahawks have the league’s best young players in almost every position group. From 23-year-old Bobby Wagner to 24-year-old Russell Wilson to 25-year-old Golden Tate, the Seahawks would be awful at Reagan Administration trivia. They are freaking awesome at football.
The preview discusses the Hawks’ offensive and defensive schemes, coaching staff and their approaches, the team’s stars and position groups, and includes the season schedule as well, each game with a scouting snapshot:
Week 1: @ Carolina Panthers
Young Cam Newton is surrounded by aging skill players like Steve Smith, DeAngelo Williams, and Ted Ginn. But the Panthers have a sprightly D led by 2nd-year LB Luke Kuechly, who was dominant in preseason.
Previewing done, this might be a good time to mention the NFL’s Game Rewind service, as well. Stream every regular season Seahawks game (after it has aired), commercial-free and in HD, for $29.99. Stream all NFL regular season and playoff games, plus the Super Bowl, for $69.99. There are a variety of packages, and billing options. Take a peek.