by Charlie Nobles
A good draft and a mild schedule springboarded San Francisco and Cincinnati into the Super Bowl after dismal 1981 seasons. Perhaps that combination could work for Seattle this season.
On the other hand, maybe the Seahawks blew the drafting end of that scenario. Though admittedly a premature judgement, let’s examine how the AFC teams drafted.
SEATTLE—Writes Chicago Sun-Times columnist Brian Hewitt: “Once again Seattle has proven its idea of a draft is what happens when you leave the window open.” I won’t be so harsh. No. 1 pick, Jeff Bryant of Clemson, can play. So can No. 2, Texas linebacker Bruce Scholtz, who has a great attitude. But after that I’m not quite sure what the Seahawks have. Certainly to have such an advantageous drafting position, seventh, the club didn’t exactly do much to send its fans into a frenzy. RATING: Fair.