3. First Quarter. That had to be the ugliest quarter of football from Seattle in my memory. Pure and simple, getting three plays, and turning the ball over on one of them, is no way to play a football game.
So, where do we go from here? Better yet, how did we get here? In 2005, this team hired Tim Ruskell and went to the Super Bowl. How did it go this way in four short years? Simply put, this team has not done a good job in preparing for the future. Cornerbacks are too short, David Greene was not the quarterback of the future, Walter Jones has not been getting any younger and finally, that Steve Hutchinson situation killed the line.
Jim Mora may be getting the heat, and I feel he deserves some too, but in reality, he’s the front man for Ruskell’s mistakes.
Mike Holmgren is a much better coach than Mora. That’s no knock on Mora, it’s the truth. If Mike Holmgren was having a hard time winning with the diminishing resources that Ruskell was giving him, how could Mora be expected to do anything better? The core is rotting and these are the results.
Much like the Mariners with Lou Piniella, the Seahawks could be entering the Bob Melvin years. Now that is a depressing thought.
How to change that feeling? For this season, come out of the bye week healthier and put a whipping on the Cowboys. For the future, I think it’s time to look at Mike Holmgren from a general manager position.