I loved this game. Yes, I know we lost, and that ridiculous field goal attempt might as well been a commercial for Andrew Luck. All that being said it was still a great game.
Offensive line: C+
This group is getting better every week. Despite the fact that the Seahawks had a measly 5 yards rushing at the half. Gallery’s presence was missed terribly, however, he should be back after the bye week. Moffit is looking like the real deal as his nastiness is starting to come out. One play in particular that really stood out was the Lynch td run. Everyone held their blocks on this play, but Unger, Moffit, and Miller couldn’t have done a better job of creating the lane. This was especially nice for Zach Miller who had just cost the Hawks a touchdown. The line also did a pretty good job running the screen on a few plays the best of which was when Lynch set up behind Moffit and gave him a little shove. Moffit hit his man so hard he had to leave for a couple of plays. It was a nasty block by a bad man. This line definitely showed flashes of what may be the future of this Franchise for years to come finally giving fans something to look forward to. One of the offensive line’s most defining plays was during the first drive of the 3rd quarter. It was 3rd and 2 and Forsett picked up the 1st down up the middle. Even though the play went for 3 yards, it’s the type of play that defines offensive lines. It was the best play of a great drive.
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I was rolling down Interstate 405 the other day when I came upon a crappy sedan plodding along the highway at about 50 miles per hour. Forced to spend a miserable ten seconds or so behind the Casey Kotchman of automobiles, I noticed that this slow-moving bastard had an Obama sticker on his bumper.
Now, I’ll be honest, I like Obama. He seems like a cool guy. I’m not really big on politics, but I can tell that he’d be a good dude to hoop and drink with. That sort of thing goes a long way in my book. He’s a guy’s guy, basically. And being a guy’s guy myself, I appreciate that.
At this precise moment, however, I was experiencing frustration. Frustration brought on by the operator of this clunker compact car. Frustration instigated by someone who happened to be advertising the current President of the United States of America.
That got me thinking about what Barack would do if he knew that this testament to vehicular failure was going around promoting him in such a way. As the leader of the free world, he should really have some sort of say in who peddles his name around town. Because if it was my name, I wouldn’t want it on the rear of this sloth-like scrap heap. And you know me. I’m an attention whore. If I’m drawing the line, I imagine everyone else would be, as well.
It’s tough when you’re a politician being represented by less-than-desirable constituents. But what do you do if you’re God?
When was the last time anyone asked God how He felt about having His name associated with malcontents and ne’er-do-wells? Or worse yet, professional athletes who suck.
God doesn’t judge like that, you say. But alas, if God was a sports fan, you know He’d be able to decipher good from bad. He’s God. He knows everything. Don’t insult God with your assumptions about His fanaticism. Show some respect.
Take, for instance, Aaron Curry and Justin Forsett. Teammates with the Seahawks, both men not only devote themselves fully to the Lord, but spend much of their time promoting His word through their Twitter accounts. Only problem is, neither Curry nor Forsett is exceptionally good at his job. Curry, for one, is an especially polarizing figure for local sports fans. You think God might want to weigh in on this mess?
“Hey, guys. I know you like Me and all, but can you cool it until you get a little, ya know, better? Thanks. Amen.” I think He knows what He’s doing, folks. This is God we’re talking about.
And it’s not just professional futility that should have God questioning the legion of ballplayers who perpetuate His goodness.
For years, pro athletes have been hiding behind God when things didn’t go their way. Rather than acknowledge their shortcomings, respond to interview questions, or admit they’ve done wrong, they’ve used God as a shield, deflecting all criticism by way of our Lord and Savior. It’s kind of unfair, when you think about it. Why should God have to take the bullets for your missed layup, a dropped pop fly, or that late-night arrest for soliciting a prostitute? God didn’t do those things. You did. Own up to it.
Like LeBron James, for example.
Shortly after his Miami Heat lost the 2011 NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks, James had the wherewithal to pin the team’s loss on none other than God, Himself.
“The Greater Man upstairs knows when it’s my time,” James said. “Right now isn’t the time.” Of course not. How could we all be so naive?
In this era of social media, we’ve come to see athletes for more than just the players they are between the lines. We know what these guys are like out of uniform, we learn about their likes and dislikes, and we gain an understanding of their character (or lack thereof). It seems that for many athletes, character goes hand in hand with faith. And likewise, faith trumps all missteps.
To many athletes, committing infraction after infraction, failing at life, or just generally being a douchebag is nullified by a few quotes from the good book and a trip to Mass every now and again. Never mind the fact that Curry is notorious for penalty-inducing plays, or that James is a heat-seeking (no pun intended) missile for public controversy, or that none of us laypeople could ever get away with shirking responsibility simply by pointing to the sky. They’re immune to criticism, these athletes, because they’ve elevated themselves above the rest of us. Clearly.
It’s a divine life full of divine rights for those athletes who make the most out of the Big Guy’s name.
And it’s about time we had a divine intervention.
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At first glance, the Seahawks’ depth chart at running back looks pretty good. Marshawn Lynch, Justin Forsett and Leon Washington will split time at tailback with Michael Robinson at fullback. However, don’t be surprised if the Seahawks use a pick or two in the upcoming draft to add talent and depth to this lineup.
Robinson missed several games due to injury last season, and the team felt his absence. A late round pick to add another fullback is not out of the question. The team has had a poor history of drafting fullbacks during the last few years, so signing a veteran free agent is also a possibility.
If the team adds another tailback, it will look for someone who can run inside the tackles with power and speed. In other words, someone similar to Lynch. Forsett and Washington will split the duties as the smaller, faster change-of-pace back in the Seahawks’ offense.
There are several good reasons for the team to go in this direction. Lynch is in the final year of his contract. If he has a good season, he could leave via free agency. Having someone already on the roster who can step right into his role makes sense. Lynch also has a violent, physical running style. It’s a pleasure to watch, but it makes Lynch much more susceptible to fatigue and injury. Drafting someone who can ease Lynch’s load or move into Lynch’s spot without having to dramatically change the offense will hopefully help keep everyone fresh as the season wears on.
More and more teams are relying on more than just one tailback. Having two “power” backs and two “speed” backs give the team a lot of options without restricting play calling as well as excellent insurance against possible injuries.
The team has pledged to improve the running game this season. Given the uncertainty surrounding the quarterback situation, it stands to reason that the running game needs to be more of a factor for Seattle no matter what happens. Any running backs that are drafted this week should be counted on to see playing time immediately. If the team trades down from the 25th selection, I fully expect a running back to be selected as a result of gaining the extra pick(s).
A late congratulations to Leon Washington for signing a four-year, 12.5 million dollar contract. Although it’s far less than what he was offered as a Jet prior to his injury, it is still one hell of a comeback. Washington’s speed and great hands will be an exciting addition for a team that finished 31st in rushing last season. I especially like how elusive he is even at high speeds. He has a crafty style and is not afraid to bring a run back inside and pick up extra yards rather than just running out of bounds. Grit with talent. This is a great signing for the Hawks.
An equally late congratulations to Marshwn Lynch who triggered an incentive in his contract bumping him up to 2.14 million. This was a 1 million dollar raise due to the fact that he rushed for over 1000 yards in each of his first 2 seasons. Despite low numbers and a terrible offensive line, Lynch still looked good in Seattle. This will be a contract year for him, however, I can’t see him running any harder than he did last season. In fact, that is my favorite thing about him. I know he didn’t put up huge numbers last year, but you can’t say it was from a lack of effort. Lynch doesn’t run any harder inside the 20 yardline, and he doesn’t seem to be motivated by personal statistics. He runs hard every play and he seemed more than happy sharing the load with Justin Forsett. And then of course there’s, “The Run.” This play alone may be worth the million dollar raise. I just can’t stop watching it.
Seahawks fans should be ecstatic about the backfield going into next year. One question on the minds of many fans, however, is what will happen to Justin Forsett?
Forsett has been a pleasant suprise the past two season. He hasn’t put up huge numbers ( only 2 games with over 100 yards rushing), but he has proven to be a durable back despite his small size playing in every game over the last two seasons. Forsett lacks both the power of Lynch and the speed of Washington, yet he does have one thing that niether of the afore mentioned players have: a managable salary cap number. Remember Forsett was not selected until the 7th round of the draft, and his contract represents that. Forsett is scheduled to make $550,000 next season. I think the Seahawks would have a real hard time finding a runningback of his caliber and experience level for that kind of money. I wouldn’t draft him for my fantasy football team next year, but I would bet he will absolutely make the Hawks’ roster next season.
People are still talking about it.
It has been called by many fans and media sources alike, “The greatest run I have ever seen.”
It was bound to happen at some point for Marshwn Lynch. All year long he has been running like a Beast, however, has had little to show for it but pride. You see him fight harder than any other runningback in Seahawks history for every yard. He plays with no fear of injury, and you never get the feeling that he is just padding the stats. He gives 100% on every play in every game.
As great as Shaun Alexander was for the Seahawks, he never ran like that. Ever.
Before the biggest upset in the history of the NFL playoffs happened, Marshawn was introduced alongside his college teammate, Justin Forsett. After emerging from the tunnel, each running back stood with his back to the other, one with his arms crossed and the other pointing up to the sky. Neither trying to take from the other. A rare case of character and friendship in a business driven league. These two friends realize that their styles compliment one another in turn making them each a better player. The Beast and the Priest as they have been called.
You have to love this tandem despite the poor rushing production all season long. Marshwn is averaging 3.5 ypc. This doesn’t seem like much, however, it should be noted that Lynch has been routinely hit in the backfield and been forced to create a little something out of nothing. Say what you want about his 3.5ypc, but in my opinion, it’s the toughest 3.5 yard average in the NFL.
The match-up in Chicago is almost the opposite of the Saints the previous week. New Orleans was ranked 4th against the pass and 16th against the rush. Chicago, on the other hand, is ranked 2nd against the run and 20th against the pass. One would not expect Lynch to have the same game against Chicago, however, momentum can do crazy things to opposing defenses, and Lynch has more momentum than any other player in the NFL right now.
Hasselbeck quieted his critics for the second week in a row throwing for more than 360 yards with a qb rating of 104.9. Mike Williams looked great until suffering an injury. Williams still finished with 6 catches totaling over a hundred yards. Obomanu continued to impress collecting 87 yards and 1 td. Obomanu made a great leaping catch that demonstrates just how truly far this seventh round draft choice has come.
Unfortunately absent was the running game… again. Marshawn Lynch looked to come on strong early, but fell victim to 2 dropped passes, one of which may have been big, and worst of all 2 fumbles. This was hard to take. Especially when one capped a 9 play drive.
The Defense was hard to take. The Saints went 11-15 on 3rd down. Most of which seemed like they were right up the middle. It should be noted that Trufant went down early with a head injury. His replacement W. Thurmond III got burned more times than there are guys he’s been named after. Although, sometimes Thurmond has been known to make really amazing plays, you are first defined by the number of mistakes you make. Nobody notices the great plays until you eliminate the bad ones.
Chris Ivory seemed to have his way with the Seahawks early in the game. He looked like a glacier at times, slowly churning the defense only to pop out and gain another 5-15 yards. I believe it was stated that Ivory was leading all rookie running backs and was an undrafted free agent. Had he dropped the ball twice in the game, I might have compared his style to Lynch’s.
Don’t get too discouraged. Remember how young this team really is and how much roster change has taken place. The offense looked absolutely amazing at times. Cranking out one big play after another. Although penalties, turnovers, and an inability to finish drives in the endzone still haunt the Seahawks offense, they look to be getting better. Players look more confident in their understanding of the offense and ability to make plays.
The Seahawks didn’t look terrible today. Well, the defense looked pretty bad. But remember, the Saints have one of the most high octane offenses in the NFL. Brees is a HOF, record setting machine. It is what it is. However, had the Seahawks been able to finish off drives in the endzone and perhaps avoid a few penalties, this would have been a different game.
Pete Carroll still has a ways to go, but the effect of his presence is beginning to take hold of this team and fans across the North West. He is starting to shake the dust off a team who has been in a downward spiral since the announcement of Mike Holmgren’s replacement by he who shall not be named. It seems to me that Pete has a recipe people are starting to believe in. His ingredients are starting to simmer and show signs of improvement. I don’t think the Saints game was a s terrible as the score might seem. There were some really great moments in this game. Which ones jump out at you?
Tags: 3rd down conversion, Ben Obomanu, Drew Brees, football, John Carlson, Justin Forsett, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Hasselbeck, Mike Williams, New Orleans Saints, nfl, offense, passing, Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks
Matt Hasselbeck finished with 333 yards and 1 td for a rating of 106.6. He opened the game with a 7 play drive resulting in a touchdown. He was right on the money all day delivering one deep ball after another. On two separate occasions receivers dropped would-be touchdowns, Carlson and Obamanu. Imagine the stat line had those passes been complete. Great Job Matt Hasselbeck. I hope you saved a little for the Saints.
Mike Williams had 11 receptions for 145 yards. He was targeted 17 times. Even when defended Mike Williams is open. His size dominates smaller corners and his hand strength gives him the ability to pull in what would be considered “uncatchable” for most wide receivers. His only problem is that he is either “on” or “off.” My guess is that he is still acclimating himself back into the NFL, and what is now flashes will become consistency by year’s end.
Justin Forsett had a great game collecting 64 yards on 9 carries averaging 7.1 ypc. Forsett always seemed to hit the hole at full speed being the quick and elusive change of pace back complimenting Lynch. Forsett was a big part of many sustained drives by the Seahawks, and deserves the nod.
Jeremy Bates was given much credit after the game for his game plan and execution today. Bates rushed 31 times and passed 40 times. The Hawks had 24 first downs and were 6-15 on third down. Neither of these statistics jump out, but they are certainly far better than what fans were becoming accustomed to. Seattle also held the ball nearly 10:00 longer than the Cardinals. It looked like Hasselbeck and Bates were starting to develop a chemistry. One statistic that stood out to me during the game was that Seattle has started 7 different combinations of offensive line starters this season. Injuries being considered, Bates did a great job of getting the most out of his players today.
The Seahawk Defense held the Cardinals to 2-11 on third down, intercepted a pass, and recovered a fumble. A Curry had his best game of the season registering 8 tackles and 2 sacks. It was nice to see Curry making plays consistently after struggling throughout most of last season and the beginning of this one. Curry reminded fans that he is an athletic playmaker whose mind is starting to catch up to the speed of the NFL.
Who deserves a slap in the face? The announcers for the fox broadcast of Sunday’s game. I stopped counting after 5. 5 times they mispronounced a player’s name or just called him a different guy altogether. It’s one thing when your at a high school or college game and the announcer struggles a time or two. Those guys have other jobs and responsibilities to worry about during the week. NFL guys don’t. They spend the entire week preparing for their game. Or at least they are supposed to. Study harder next time fellas. This is probably the reason you got stuck with this game in the first place.
And last but not least, What did you think of Pete Carroll going for it on 4th down? I really like the points. But I can’t help but be enamored with the thrill of the risk. Pete Carroll answered the question by simply stating, “I thought we would get it.” I love the confidence in his team to make that call, however, in the end the better call would have been to take the 3. Was it worth 3 points to give a nod to the offense? To send other teams a message of unpredictability? To tell you the truth, I just can’t make up my mind.
Tags: Aaron Curry, defense, football, Jeremy Bates, Justin Forsett, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Hasselbeck, Mike Williams, nfl, offense, Offensive coordinator, offensive line, Opinion, Pete Carroll, Seahawks, Seattle, Seattle Seahawks
Great offensive effort by the Hawks Sunday as they controlled the Chicago Bears for almost the entire game. This was the Hawks first road win this year as well as their best game offensively.
Marshawn Lynch touched the ball 17 times for 44 yards. Although the average seems low, 2.6 ypc, the impact he made was huge. Forsett also ran the ball extremely well, 10-67 averaging 6.7 ypc. Forsett looked better as a compliment back than he has as the featured back. Where Lynch will hit a defender like a hammer, Forsett prefers a lighter, more shifty approach. As a result the defense must make major adjustments concerning the approach and tackling of these vastly different running backs. Together Lynch and Forsett rushed for 111 yards on 27 carries. Lynch was averaging 5.4 ypc at the end of the 1st qtr. and really helped establish the threat of a run, a convenience Matt Hasselbeck has not had for some time
Matt Hasselbeck was 4-4 on his first drive which ended with a 22 yard td strike to D. Butler. This was the first time Seattle has scored any points in the first quarter, however, you would have never guessed that if you had seen the drive. They made it look easy. Hasselbeck finished with 242 yards and 1 td. Probably the biggest reason for the offensive explosion this week was the job the O- line did on Chicago’s D-linemen. Hasselbeck was not sacked a single time and was only hit once the entire game. Okung looked incredible essentially taking Peppers out of the game. This was Okung’s first dominant performance of the year, and it came against one of the premiere pass rushers in the NFL. The young rookie could not have had a better game than he did against the Bears.
Mike Williams had a career day with 10 receptions for 123 yards. He was targeted 15 times. The next highest targeted wide out was Butler at 4. It was great to see him finally have a “welcome back” game. This is what Hawk fans were hoping for, a huge, dominant wide receiver who has the ability to take over a game. Today we saw a brief flash of it: the potential of Mike Williams. I have officially started holding my breathe waiting to see what he does next week at home.
I can’t believe I am going to acknowledge this next guy. I mean he is just the Punter, but he had an incredible game until his last punt. John Ryan punted 10 times, 5 of which were on or inside the 10 yardline. Chicago is a threat on every single punt or kickoff, and up until the last punt, the Seahawks held them in check due in large part to the precision of J. Ryan. Hats off to the punter today. He and his mullet deserve a game ball.
12. Justin Forsett, worried he’s going to lose his starting job, sends Marshawn Lynch a big bag of some of the finest northwest weed and plants a gun in Lynch’s car.
11. Matt Hasselbeck invites Charlie Whitehurst over for dinner and then coats the front steps in oil, in hopes the heir apparent slips and injures himself.
10. Chester Pitts spends the bye week in the trainer’s room after he strains his back unpacking his suitcase for the umpteenth time.
9. Julius Jones updates his resume and finally signs up for LinkedIn.
8. John Schneider takes a break from constantly revamping the roster to finally update his fantasy football team.
7. Pete Carroll ignores the criticism over his trick plays and draws up 24 more for their upcoming game against the Bears. Get ready for the Statue of Liberty, double reverse, halfback pass.
6. The Seahawks coaching staff runs through a handful of offensive line lineups in a dozen games of Madden NFL 11to figure out who they’re going to start against Chicago.
5. Now that he’s back with the Seahawks, Craig Terrill gets his band back together and plays the Muckelshoot Casino.
4. John Schneider consoles the GM for the Arizona Cardinals over the phone. There’s clearly a request to trade any of Seattle’s quarterbacks, but Schneider can’t make out which one because of all the sobbing and blubbering.
3. Pete Carroll looks over 49ers Coach Mike Singletary’s application to become the Seahawk’s linebacker coach for next season.
2. Punter Jon Ryan works with a speed coach in hopes of being called on again for a boneheaded fake field goal.
1. Former Seahawks Coach Jim Mora practices making regrettable comments in the mirror prior to appearing on an upcoming radio broadcast.
Tags: 12th Man, bye, Charlie Whitehurst, Chester Pitts, Chicago Bears, Craig Terrill, football, Humor, Jim Mora, John Schneider, Jon Ryan, Julius Jones, Justin Forsett, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Hasselbeck, nfl, Pete Carroll, Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks, Top 12
It is officially time to panic regarding certain aspects of the Seahawks.
Although the run game looked moderately improved, it had little impact as the Hawks only managed to score 3 points. I am sorry to have to say this, but Justin Forsett is not the guy. I love his heart, and he seems like a nice enough guy, but he lacks the explosion and elusiveness needed to be an every down back in the NFL. Although Forsett had a few good runs yesterday, he never really looked like he could make a guy miss at will. He seems to spend too much time on a juke move that never fools the defender.
For a guy of Forsett’s size, your moves are everything. It’s been no secret that Forsett lacked speed and power, however, many thought his elusiveness could compensate. Well, it can’t. During Sunday’s game against the Rams, Forsett could never seem to break out. He had some nice runs for decent yardage, but could never make the last guy miss and really get up the field. Superstar running backs like Ricky Watters and Curt Warner gave linebackers nightmares. They could score from anywhere on the field. Forsett is just not that guy. He’s an average back on a less than average offense during a rebuilding year.
OK. There, I said it.
After yesterday, it is obviously a “rebuilding” year. I was so enamored with the flash and charm of Pete Carroll along with “no nonsense” attitude of new GM John Schneider that I thought maybe we could just replace the rebuilding with a transition and find some success in what looks to be one of the worst divisions in the history of the NFL. Optimism is a natural reaction for fans of this team. It’s been the only thing in the fridge on a consistent basis since 1976. The bad thing about optimism is that it quickly turns to disappointment, and the longer you wait for it to turn, the worse it is.
Clean out the fridge now and save yourself the trouble this year.
There are still a few interesting things left to watch this season: Enjoy watching Earl Thomas blossom into what may become one of the elite safeties in the league. Enjoy watching Leon Washington and Golden Tate return kicks and punts. Enjoy watching a formidable run defense that has yet to give up a 100 rushing game (Passing…? That’s another story). Enjoy going to one of the most beautiful stadiums in the NFL and yelling your eyeballs out.
But do not think you’re going to enjoy anything about the post season besides the draft pick we’ll get for not being there.
12. In solidarity with Vincent Jackson, the whole Chargers team goes out and gets drunk, leading to multiple DUIs and other alcohol-related arrests. The Seahawks easily beat the hungover Chargers.
11. It’s an old school AFC West rivalry. Nostalgia is stoked, Qwest Field will be electric, and the Seahawks break out some vintage smash mouth defense. Dan Fouts has a flashback of Jacob Green crushing him, and he ends up wetting himself in his Lazy-Boy.
10. The Chargers got smoked by the Kansas City Chiefs while playing in a downpour. Seahawks fans: start your rain dances.
9. Ryan Mathews has two fumbles and no touchdowns so far this season. Keep them coming Ryan. It’s better to give than to receive and giving the ball to the Hawks’ defense is the greatest gift of all.
8. Qwest Field remains the loudest place in the NFL and Qualcomm Stadium is the quietest. The Chargers will need earplugs and the refs will need extra flags for all the false start penalties.
7. Shawne Merriman has had his head up his ass for a couple years. Imagine how distracted he’ll be when his ex-girlfriend Tila Tequila raises the 12th Man flag before the game. Make it happen Seahawks brass!
6. Everyone was surprised when Matt Hasselbeck ran for a touchdown. Now that he’s the second coming of Randall Cunningham, the Chargers will have to game plan for the threat of the fleet-footed Hasselbeck. This will free up John Carlson. Adjust your fantasy team.
5. God has Matt Hasselbeck starting this week on his fantasy football team and he’s obviously a Justin Forsett fan.
4. Darren Sproles runs up the middle and gets tackled by 1,200 lbs. of defensive line and beaks open like a pinata.
3. Pete Carroll pops two 5-Hour Energy drinks before the game and his energetic enthusiasm is tripled. If you thought he was jazzed and pumped up before, just wait until he bursts onto the field on his gimpy knees and sacks Philip Rivers with a crushing hit that puts Rivers out for the season and garners a 4-game suspension… But the Seahawks win.
2. With Billy Volek in the game, the Chargers realize they made a tragic mistake trading Charlie Whitehurst.
1. The Chargers have a lightening bolt on their helmet, but Golden Tate is the one who’s electric. He treats the Chargers defense like they were Western Michigan and runs a punt back and catches three TDs and 200 yards.
Tags: Billy Volek, Charlie Whitehurst, football, Golden Tate, Humor, Justin Forsett, Matt Hasselbeck, National Football League, nfl, Pete Carroll, Philip Rivers, Qualcomm Stadium, Qwest field, Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers, Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks, vincent jackson
12. Coach Carroll put a stash of maple bars in the end zone and Golden Tate only gets them if he scores. Luckily, this same deal does not apply for Mike Williams.
11. Last team to have LenDale White on their roster loses. Seahawks fan toast the win with shots of Patron at the Hawknest. Do they have a drink game-day drink special for that yet?
10. John Schneider picked up 11 love-starved Tim Tebow fans to put on the roster. When the Broncos put in Tim Tebow, nothing will keep these girls from their man, and the result will be horrifying.
9. Elvis has left the building. Elvis Dumervil would have been a nightmare sack-machine doling out punishment on Matt Hasselbeck, but he’s out with a torn pectoral muscle. Advantage Seattle.
8. The Broncos face the injury bug much as the Seahawks did last year. With health care costs rising, the Broncos are teetering on financial collapse.
7. The ghost of Mike Shanahan still haunts the hallways, switching Josh McDaniel’s X’s to O’s and sneaking in more plays for Tim Tebow.
6. Last week, the Broncos struggled to bring down the diminutive Maurice Jones-Drew. Justin Forsett is even smaller, so that must mean he’s going to run wild. Please fix your fantasy team accordingly.
5. A former AFC West rival, the Seahawks are preparing to go old school. There’s talk of bringing back Steve Largent as CEO, but the big surprise will be when they sign Kenny Easley to play strong safety and show Earl Thomas how it’s done, the cheers of Seahawks fans in Seattle could drown out the crowd Denver.
4. The Broncos have only one Husky on their team – Stanley Daniels. The Seahawks have two Huskies and one Cougar. Any former Husky and Cougar must be so sick of losing they will do everything they can to enter the win column.
3. Seahawks fans will infiltrate the stadium camouflaged in Broncos fan gear. After Kyle Orton’s first interception they’ll start chanting, “Put in Brady Quinn.” Josh McDaniels has always been a sucker for peer pressure (drafting Tim Tebow?), and he’ll follow through by putting in Quinn. The Seahawks secondary will pick six. That doesn’t mean an INT for a touchdown, that means six interceptions.
2. Kevin Vickerson wasn’t good enough for the Hawks, but he’s good enough for the Broncos. Advantage Seattle.
1. With age comes wisdom. Pete Carroll, Matt Hasselbeck, Olindo Mare and Lawyer Milloy are all older than Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels. That covers coaching, offense, defense and special teams. Too bad Baby Belichick.
Tags: 12th Man, Brady Quinn, Denver Broncos, Earl Thomas, Elvis Dumervil, football, Golden Tate, Humor, Josh McDaniel, Justin Forsett, Kenny Easley, Kevin Vickerson, Kyle Orton, Lawyer Milloy, LenDale White, Matt Hasselbeck, Mike Williams, nfl, Olindo Mare, Pete Carroll, Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks, Steve Largent, Tim Tebow, Top 12