D.K. Metcalf and the Seattle Seahawks received a B grade from the majority of poll voters for the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

D.K. Metcalf and the Seattle Seahawks received a B grade from the majority of poll voters for the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks given good, not great, grade for 2019

The majority of voters — 62 percent — awarded Seattle a B for the just-completed season.

Good, but not great. That seems to be the consensus about the Seattle Seahawks’ 2019 season.

Seattle’s season came to an end Sunday when the Seahawks lost to the Green Bay Packers 28-23 in the divisional round of the playoffs. That concluded a campaign in which the Seahawks finished 11-5 in the regular season to earn the NFC’s top wild card playoff spot, then go on the road to beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the wild card round before bowing out at Lambeau Field.

Therefore, this week’s Seattle Sidelines poll asked readers to give the Seahawks a grade for 2019. Here’s what you said:

Put the two together and a majority of the voters — 62 percent — gave the Seahawks a B. Another 21 percent awarded Seattle an A, while 12 percent gave the Seahawks a C and 5 percent went with D/F. The voting was consistent between Twitter and the blog, and there was a solid turnout, so it appears to be a pretty good representation of the regional sentiment.

Let me begin by saying to the 17 percent of voters who gave Seattle a C or lower, man do you have some high standards. Of the 32 teams in the NFL, Seattle was one of the last eight teams playing. This was also a team that was predicted to finish in the middle of the pack this season, and isn’t thought to have a lot of transformative talent on its roster beyond quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner. What exactly did you expect?

But the vast majority of the voters seem satisfied with how the Seahawks performed. So many Bs suggests while the fans were satisfied, they weren’t completely happy. I understand that, particularly with the way the season ended in a game where the Seahawks had a chance to win.

If I had voted, I probably would have given Seattle an A. It wasn’t always pretty, but one has to give the Seahawks credit for finding ways to win, particularly after they fell behind in games. And if nothing else, Seattle provided high entertainment this season by playing in nothing but close games. Let me share a personal example. When the Seahawks played their Monday night overtime game at San Francisco, my wife was hosting her book club at our house, so I was banished to the bedroom to cover the game. By the time I filed my second story — right at deadline — I was about as drained a wreck as I ever have been covering an event — and I spent the entire time lying down in my own bed!

So an entertaining season is over, and the Seahawks are now headed into the offseason. Looking back, here’s a check on my non-predictions for the season, so you can see how well I did or didn’t do. Looking forward, here’s five key questions facing Seattle this offseason, as well as a list of Seahawks free agents.

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