In Renton, Wa., at the Seahawks' year-round training facility. The first thing that stands out about this camp is its location, just off the banks of beautiful Lake Washington. The second is the music that blares from the public address system during warmups. Where else in the NFL are you going to hear The Police, Guns 'n Roses, Michael Jackson, James Brown, AC/DC and so on filling the air as players go through individual drills? The last thing is the energy and tempo of practice. Coach Pete Carroll likes to do everything fast, and his players respond accordingly.
The Seahawks open with a divisional game at Arizona. If they prevail in that one, it could give them momentum going into home games against the Cowboys and Packers. Two stretches to watch: Weeks 4-8, when they'll play on the road four times in five weeks -- with the lone home game against the Patriots -- and Weeks 14-17, when they'll host divisional foes Arizona, San Francisco and St. Louis.