Squawks fans are understandably thrilled with what has turned out to be their best season in recent memory. They are on the precipice of the postseason and are not pushovers, having beaten heavyweights Green Bay and New England.
That’s all about to change.
The Seahawks have gotten this far on the strength of their defense. But the league has suspended cornerback Brandon Browner for the final four games of the season, which includes a crucial home game against the 49ers, for testing positive for attention deficit disorder drug Adderall.
Here’s the rub: Richard Sherman, Browner’s fellow cornerback, may be out too for taking the same pills. That leaves some big holes in the secondary.
If the Hawks can get into the postseason Browner can return, but the trip to get there will be that much harder.