Lee was covering Tate, who was trying to give Wilson a good target. When Wilson tucked the ball, Lee dropped his coverage and took off after Wilson, looking primed to stop Wilson well short of the first down. When Tate saw what was happening, he looped back around and blocked Lee. Well, blocked is too limiting a word really for what happened. When I say blocked I really mean demolished, decimated, annihilated, and destroyed. Those words are much more accurate than blocked and if you haven’t seen the video yet, go here and check it out. I haven’t seen a wide receiver block like that since Hines Ward.
Before any Cowboys fans complain, it was a perfectly legal block. Look at the pictures, Tate hit Lee from the front, into Lee’s chest, led with his shoulder and didn’t launch into Lee. Even the regular refs wouldn’t have thrown a flag on that one. While I don’t wish for Lee to be injured, that block brought the crowd to their feet and sprung Wilson for the first down. Jerry Jones can whine for a fine all he wants, but he can’t change the fact that his team came in here and got their asses whipped again.
I am still not a Wilson believer, as I think Matt Flynn would have gotten the win in Arizona, but I do like the improvement Wilson showed against a good Cowboys defense. Congratulations to him for his first win, a big one against a good Dallas team.
Seattle gets to stay home and enjoy the weekend as the next game is on next Monday Night against the visiting Green Bay Packers. The Packers beat up on the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night, making this two weeks in a row the Seahawks are playing a well-rested winner. That should worry me more but after yesterday, it doesn’t so much.
Photo Credit: DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES