It’s the same routine and it’s not working. The first drive was like watching a different team. It’s a pity that Seattle left the building right after that.
2. False Starts – Remember when Qwest Field was a daunting place for visiting teams or when the NY Giants had seven false starts in one game in Seattle? When was the last time the visiting team committed a false start? I can’t even remember.
3. Playoffs – I paid for my playoff tickets. When I got the email a couple of weeks ago, things looked much more promising. Now, not so much and to be honest, I’m not sure Seattle deserves mention in the playoffs.
I don’t agree with the argument that Seattle should try to lose out to miss the playoffs and improve positioning in the draft. I hate quitting, as that smacks of a defeatist culture that the Seahawks should fight against. Never quit, never surrender and never ever let San Francisco win the NFC West.
Atlanta came to Seattle as one of the top teams in the NFC. They left Seattle with a win and congratulations to them for that. But I’m not impressed with them overall. They run the most boring offense in the world, full of dinks and dunks, punctuated with runs by Michael Turner. The thing is, it works, and for that they deserve the success they have.
Seattle travels to Tampa Bay to face another playoff contender in the Buccaneers. Seattle doesn’t play well on the road but the game is a late game, starting at the usual 1:00 pm PST. Tampa Bay isn’t as good as its record indicates but they will not be an easy game in any way.
Who will be quarterbacking the Seahawks is the biggest question mark right now. I still believe Hasselbeck gives Seattle the best chance to win. That is, when he’s not giving the ball away to the other team.