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Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is one of 23 unrestricted free agents the team has to sort through this offseason. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

POLL: Which free agent should the Seahawks prioritize?

Who among Seattle’s 23 unrestricted free agents should the team target for re-signing?

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is one of 23 unrestricted free agents the team has to sort through this offseason. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford turns away from the field as he stands at the bench late in the second half of Seattle’s playoff loss to the Los Angels Rams last Saturday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks’ season was not a success

Despite Seattle going 12-4, more than double the voters considered the season a failure than a success.

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford turns away from the field as he stands at the bench late in the second half of Seattle’s playoff loss to the Los Angels Rams last Saturday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Russell Wilson (3) and the Seattle Seahawks finished 12-4, won the NFC West title, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

POLL: Was the Seahawks’ season a success or a failure?

Seattle finished 12-4 and won the NFC West, but was upset in the first round of the playoffs.

Russell Wilson (3) and the Seattle Seahawks finished 12-4, won the NFC West title, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, eyes a receiver as Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson grabs him during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Big question: Why didn’t offense keep cooking?

The Seahawks’ struggles in the second of half of the season were on display in loss to the Rams.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, eyes a receiver as Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson grabs him during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Receiver DK Metcalf received the most votes from Herald readers in the Seattle Seahawks non-quarterback MVP poll. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

POLL RESULTS: Metcalf deemed Seahawks’ best non-quarterback

The breakout wide receiver was picked as Seattle’s non-QB MVP in a tight vote.

Receiver DK Metcalf received the most votes from Herald readers in the Seattle Seahawks non-quarterback MVP poll. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Are the Seattle Seahawks a Super Bowl-caliber football team?

Recent history suggests they’re not — unless the offense of the first half of the season returns in post-season play.

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and strong safety Jamal Adams (33) combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) during their game on Sept. 27 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: Who was the Seahawks’ non-quarterback MVP?

Was it linebacker Bobby Wagner? Safety Jamal Adams? Receiver DK Metcalf? Someone else?

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and strong safety Jamal Adams (33) combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) during their game on Sept. 27 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen, left, tries to dribble past the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant during a game on Nov. 24, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ Francis Specker)

POLL RESULTS: Readers want the SuperSonics back

Over half of the responders believe it is very important to bring the NBA back to Seattle.

The Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen, left, tries to dribble past the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant during a game on Nov. 24, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ Francis Specker)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Bryan Mone (92) after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Win over Rams proves Seahawks have rebooted their defense

With postseason play — and the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees — just around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better.

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Bryan Mone (92) after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
A fan wears a shirt that reads “Bring Back Our Sonics,” as he attends a fan rally in 2013 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL: How important is bringing the Sonics back?

NBA expansion could be on the docket. Do you care about Seattle getting a team?

A fan wears a shirt that reads “Bring Back Our Sonics,” as he attends a fan rally in 2013 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Readers are picking Quandre Diggs (right) and the Seattle Seahawks to beat the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Lumen Field in a game that could decide the NFC West. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

POLL RESULTS: Readers picking Seahawks over Rams

Three-quarters of the responders predict Seattle will win Sunday’s crunch NFC West match-up.

Readers are picking Quandre Diggs (right) and the Seattle Seahawks to beat the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Lumen Field in a game that could decide the NFC West. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Special teams have been excellent this season for the Seahawks

Seattle has two special teams players on the NFC Pro Bowl team, plus standout kicking and punting.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) is defended by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the the Rams’ 23-16 victory on Nov. 15 at SoFi Stadium. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

POLL: Who do ya got, the Seahawks or the Rams?

Seattle and L.A. square off Sunday at Lumen Field in a game that could decide the NFC West.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) is defended by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the the Rams’ 23-16 victory on Nov. 15 at SoFi Stadium. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Felix Hernandez played for the Everett AquaSox, both as a prospect coming up through the Seattle Mariners’ system, and as. a major leaguer doing a rehabilitation stint. (Dougal Brownlie, For the Everett Daily Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Readers ready to attend more AquaSox games

The switch from Short Season-A to High-A has the majority of voters fired up for AquaSox baseball.

Felix Hernandez played for the Everett AquaSox, both as a prospect coming up through the Seattle Mariners’ system, and as. a major leaguer doing a rehabilitation stint. (Dougal Brownlie, For the Everett Daily Herald)
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams puts on his helmet before Sunday’s game against the New York Jets at Lumen Field. Adams set the NFL’s single-season record for sacks by a defensive back in Seattle’s 40-3 victory. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Patterson: Seahawks’ Adams makes NFL sack history

Seattle’s safety not only set a new single-season record for sacks by a DB, he’s sparking the Seahawks’ D.

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams puts on his helmet before Sunday’s game against the New York Jets at Lumen Field. Adams set the NFL’s single-season record for sacks by a defensive back in Seattle’s 40-3 victory. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
The Everett AquaSox’s Connor Hoover high-fives Carter Bins after scoring during a game against the Eugene Emeralds in 2019 at Funko Field. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

POLL: How do you feel about the AquaSox moving up?

Will Everett’s impending switch from Short Season-A to High-A make you more likely to attend games?

The Everett AquaSox’s Connor Hoover high-fives Carter Bins after scoring during a game against the Eugene Emeralds in 2019 at Funko Field. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Readers deemed the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the New York Giants the worst loss among the state’s football teams the past weekend. (AP Photo/Larry Maurer)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks defeat deemed the worst

Voters overwhelmingly picked Seattle’s loss to the Giants as the state’s worst from last weekend.

Readers deemed the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the New York Giants the worst loss among the state’s football teams the past weekend. (AP Photo/Larry Maurer)
New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry, left, and defensive back Logan Ryan, right, break up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Seattle. The Giants won 17-12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks’ unwillingness to keep it simple costs them a game

A quarterback sneak on a fourth-and-inches play probably would have earned Seattle a first down. But no — they called a pass play, which failed.

New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry, left, and defensive back Logan Ryan, right, break up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Seattle. The Giants won 17-12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura (4) walks off the field after an injury during the second half of the Cougars’ 38-13 loss at USC on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

POLL: Which of the state’s football losses was the worst?

The Seahawks, Huskies and Cougars all lost on the same weekend for the first time since 2011.

Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura (4) walks off the field after an injury during the second half of the Cougars’ 38-13 loss at USC on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
Drew Timme and the rest of the Gonzaga men’s basketball team played Auburn the day after a Bulldogs player tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

POLL RESULTS: Readers split on Gonzaga choosing to play

A small majority objects to the Bulldogs playing a day after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

Drew Timme and the rest of the Gonzaga men’s basketball team played Auburn the day after a Bulldogs player tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)