So I was talking to a couple guys I work with from Seattle today, and they are not even remotely concerned with the Panthers in Week 1. Their comments basically revolved around things like "We should just hope their defense doesn't injure any of our guys because they are so nasty" to "I doubt you guys can even top 200 yards in offense against us" to "Russell Wilson is going to carve up your joke of a secondary (which does have some legitimate plausibility) to "Cam will be pouting with his towel on his head by the end of the game."
Heck, one of them didn't even realize they played us Week 1. I think most of their fans are solely focused on their home opener in Week 2 against the 49ers. They have certainly fallen hook, line, and sinker on the Super Bowl hype out there. I hope that is the case, because I think they are in for a rude awakening.
I told them both the Panthers Defense was nasty this year too, and they better hope they can protect their 5'10" Golden Boy back there. Oh yeah, and there is that small detail that we should have beaten them last year had Cam not made the worst throw of his professional career to Hartsock in the endzone.
Anyway, prepare to be disrespected big time over the next 2 weeks. Seahawk fans and the national media are going to promote this game as basically a fifth preseason game for the Seahawks as they prepare for San Fran in Week 2.
Opening Day can not get here fast enough. Here's to proving everyone wrong.