4 keys to the Hawks offense.

The Seattle Seahawks training camp has begun and the Seahawks need to find answers to four key questions if they are to survive in the offensive minded National Football Conference.

Question 1. Will Trent Dilfer be the answer at Quarterback or will we see another version of musical chairs at the quarterback position. "This is the right thing to do," said Seahawk Coach Mike Holmgren, when asked about his decision to give Dilfer the starting job at quarterback.  Holmgren is hoping Dilfer can continue his amazing record as a starter. Dilfer was 4-0 last year as a starter and has won 15 straight AFC games.

The team needs to quickly improve on last year's dismal offensive showing. The Seahawks offense was ranked 25 out of 31 teams in total offense. Dilfer believes the Seahawks offense can score, "I think we have some explosive athletes and that is what I am excited about. We have got guys that can make plays and that is what it is about these days, you have to make plays and lots of them, especially in the division we are in."

Question 2. Can Running back Shaun Alexander repeat last year's performance? Alexander rushed for 1,318 yards scored 14 touchdowns in 12 games. Dilfer believes Alexander is the key to the hawk's offense. " I think he is going to be the centerpiece of our offense, he has to be, he is a great player and he proved that last year. "

Question 3. Will this be the break out year for Koren Robinson?Robinson was a first round pick in 2001 and caught just 39 passes and scored one touchdown. Pretty disappointing for a guy who was selected 9th overall. Robinson says he worked hard in the off season and that he is ready to go. "We have to be ready when the time comes, we are in a passing conference and we want to play with the big dogs " Robinson said in referring to the teams in the NFC West. The Seahawks hope that the true Koren Robinson will emerge in the upcoming season.

Question 4. Will first round pick Jeremy Stevens be able to make an immediate impact? The 6-foot-7, 265 tight end from the University of Washington ended his hold Tuesday, after missing three days of training camp. Although Stevens was a first round pick Coach Mike Holmgren pointed out that there are no guarantees. " I have some thoughts on how we are going to use him but he's got to show me he can do those things on the field".

Mike Holmgren and his troops need to find some quick offensive answers. Their first pre season game is less than two weeks away and their first regular season game is on September 8th is against former AFC rival the Oakland Raiders.


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