Russ wanted this, or it would not have happened. And he will do fine in Denver, but he will never win what they want. Pete Carroll and the winds of the NW gave him room. Eventually, the margins got tighter. And Russ bailed them out but he got tired of it. And, in a way, those developments ruined the Seahawks routine, for they are the brilliance of routine and surprise, more than most or all of the teams.
They need, frankly, a taller quarterback. Stafford won the Super Bowl for the Rams but he was not super, he simply could see. The Seahawks were often the smarter team, by some distance — that is what they have. They will need to find a spirit to be quarterback but there are spirits out there. They will make the remarkable progress of proving that you can do all of this without some special genius. They will win by detail, which has always been their quietly secret weapon. And some kid will proudly be their quarterback, without having to carry the whole damn thing on his back.
Where the Seahawks are progressive is in their sense of team. If Russ wanted a piece if that, then this trade would not have happened.