2. Blitz – The Seahawks got good pressure on Charlie Brown, with four sacks and 11 hurries. They were able to dial up different looks and rattle the rookie. The Rams OC did a good job of adjusting and had Bradford running screens to take advantage of the aggressiveness. The one TD drive the Rams ran in the third quarter had 70 yards on two screen passes.
3. Aggressiveness – After years of the bland Mike Holmgren Show, I am very excited by the aggressive play calling and attitude that the Seahawks show. Yes, it will bite you sometimes, such as that fake field goal attempt that really killed the Hawks, but sometimes you have to roll the dice. If anything, I’d ask they exercise a little caution on it. After all, this isn’t college.
4. Mike Williams - Four catches for 32 yards isn’t great, but Williams has been getting better and better for the Seahawks, and paying back the chance head coach Pete Carroll took on him. What I want is to see Williams being used for the corner fade route and other routes to take advantage of his height against the shorter corners around the league.
1. Second Half Offense – The Seahawks offense made the Rams defense look like the '85 Bears team. Nothing seemed to work and when something did work, Seattle would follow a good play with a bad one or a stupid mistake. Fifty-eight yards of total offense in the second half–I’m not counting that crap in the last minute–is just stupidly bad. This inability to do anything in the second half has now repeated for a second game in a row and is a disturbing trend. I blame both the play calling and the execution for the problem. This week the special teams couldn’t bail the Seahawks out again.
2. Special Teams – The announcers made a big deal about Leon Washington trash talking the Rams' punter and kicker, both former Seahawks by the way, before the game. Washington, who was the special teams player of the week, didn’t back it up. Seattle spent most of the time backed up in their own 20, not the place you want to be when your offense is sucking already. The Rams didn’t bottle up the Seahawks special teams; it was more that the Rams won the battle of field possession by bottling up the Seahawks offense deep. The Seahawks offense couldn’t do anything so their punt would end up at midfield.