Things have been tough for the Seattle Seahawks lately.
They’ve traded Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for multiple picks and three players.
Wilson was on a roll after returning from a dislocated finger that required surgery.
Now, they have the possibility of having Drew Lock as their starter.
Likewise, Seattle released All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner who joined the division rival Los Angeles Rams.
That move gives Wagner a chance to win another Super Bowl and get payback with the Seahawks.
It’s hard to see the Seahawks competing against the Rams, Arizona Cardinals, and San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West.
Aside from stiff opposition, getting to their games will be a chore for the Seahawks.
The Seattle Seahawks will travel 29,466 miles and change time zones 34 times this upcoming season ✈️
The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel just 6,442 miles — and they won't even leave the Eastern time zone.
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) May 6, 2022
Front Office Sports tweeted, “The Seattle Seahawks will travel 29,466 miles and change time zones 34 times this upcoming season. The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel just 6,442 miles — and they won’t even leave the Eastern time zone.”
Travel could have a toll on the Seahawks, especially the changing time zones.
The shift would be for just a couple of hours, but it’s enough to affect their performance.
They are used to going through routines and a slight change in time will alter their schedule.
The Seahawks Should Still Compete Despite Changing Times
Despite the extensive travel, the Seahawks should find a way to play at their best.
After all, athletes must perform when needed, regardless of time.
However, it’s hard to ignore that the travel will take a toll on their games, especially if they will have a short week of playing on Sunday and Thursday the following week.
Likewise, they should keep their conditioning at a high level to avoid injuries.
They will be at a disadvantage if they will compete with a depleted roster after a long travel.