1. Offensive play calling. Of course, I am talking about the play calling on the offense but come to think of it, the play calling was pretty offensive. To me the blame comes right back to Knapp. If the run up the middle isn’t working, and it certainly wasn’t, find something else. A screen or a wide receiver screen didn’t work either. Rolling the pocket, deep passes, those worked.
2. Seneca Wallace. I am done watching Seneca at quarterback. I was excited to see what he could do with the Wildcat style of offense, which the Seahawks call the Seneca Package, but Seneca has failed to deliver. I have seen him run out of bounds nine yards behind the line of scrimmage twice now. Seneca, you’re a quarterback, right? Throw the damn ball away instead of taking a nine yard loss! You’re killing me, I want to defend you, and I think you could add a major dynamic to the offense but that is just indefensible for me!
3. Dick Stockton and Charles Davis. For the third away game in a row, I have gotten to listen to these two nincompoops. Seriously, I don’t care how bad I’ve been this year; Santa is going to have to take this into consideration when considering my status. Although they’ve gotten better at player names, and they should since they seem to be the official announcers for my team now, I’ll give one example of how bad they are. On a pass play from Favre to Rice, Deon Grant was flagged for tripping Rice. Now, this was a bad call and I’ll tell you why. Grant was knocked to the ground while being blocked by another receiver. As he was falling, he hits Rice in the legs with his body. There was no attempt to trip Rice; Grant probably didn’t even see where he was being hit. Stockton and Davis spent four replays trying to say why that was a stupid move by Grant before finally conceding that maybe it was a bad penalty. Please, someone, anyone, stop these two before they strike again!
4. Time of possession. Minnesota held the ball for 42:11. Since the game is officially 60 minutes, you don’t need to be a math wizard to figure out Seattle only had possession for 17:49. Looking at that, I’m a little surprised Minnesota only scored 35 points.