Editor's note: We don't necessarily all agree, but that's the beauty of a blog. DIFFERING OPINIONS ARE GREAT EVEN IF THE ONES THAT DISAGREE WITH MINE ARE WRONG. Also, this should be enough text so that comments work. Yay. - KJR
Looking forward to the Seattle game. I agree it's fishy that everyone has anointed them as the best team in the league, and that we have a better chance than many give us credit for. Sure, they're 4-0, but look at the 4 games. They crushed Jacksonville--but so has everyone else, including the Colts. They crushed the Niners--but so did the Colts. They beat Carolina--a less than overwhelming team--by the unimpressive score of 12-7. And they beat the Texans--but needed a gift-wrapped comeback and overtime to do it. Tell me again, what's so fearsome about the Seahawks?
@MarcusDugan Thanks, Marcus. Here's to hoping that it's all good news from here on out.
Lou, This was very enjoyable. Really fun. I did not see Mathis diving, but his numbers speak for themselves.
Diving? That reminds me of one of our old DEs, Raheem Brock. Early in his tenure, he was into diving and leaping over blockers. He had some success, and it was really fun to watch him dive with those long arms, grabbing at QBs and ballcarriers. The full body leap over a RB blocker was even better, because he'd land on his feet and keep charging at the QB. Could play DT as well. I liked him a lot.
As a Seattle resident, I get a lot of the Seahawks and they are damn good, particularly at home. I think all the points brought up here are valid--they are weaker on the road, especially in the east, and especially (giggle) after another road trip east to tire them out and get them off-schedule. They have a dinged up OL, but a fearsome D that has a suspended DE returning. Will he be up to speed? Don't know.
What really blows my mind is Marshawn Lynch, who had a psychotic "rolling ball of butcher knives" highlight reel run for about 40 yards last Sunday only finished the game with about 65. What? A man who runs like that doesn't slash for 40 every time? Apparently not. His game, as a solo runner (yes, against a better team) was inferior to our two-headed backfield last week. I've seen some great things from the SEA receivers, but then some humdrum things as well.
Bottom line: Hawks are great at home, merely good on the road, and we can take 'em.
This feature is fantastic. So many people feel as though they have to be negative to be an expert. That is simply not the case. Also, the little cartoon Chuck Pagano is fantastic. Well done once again :)Bring on the Seahawks
Good stuff again, Lou! I hope you keep the Peek-a-boo Chuck Pagano. It's kinda creepy. I like creepy.
Anyhoo, good point on Seattle. They are much less scary on the road.
@Jorgelfman Same here.