As last year's Seahawks and this year's team both finished with 7-9 records, there are a number of ways to see how the team is headed in the right direction. Here is one:
The 9 losses in the 2010 regular season were by an average score of 14 to 35, essentially getting blown out in every loss. The margin of defeat was a whopping 21 points.
The 9 losses in the 2011 season were by an average score of 14 to 24. The Hawks were in every game except for 2 (Pittsburgh and Cincy) and lost by a margin of just under 10 points a game.