1. The Rest – Let’s face it, the rest was just plain ugly. From Whitehurst missing his targets or throwing the ball out of bounds before the play developed to Eli Manning using Marcus Trufant as his bitch on comeback routes all day, it was ugly. Seattle receivers got no separation, the offensive line got no run blocking push, and the play calling had no answers or adjustments. Everything was ugly. Watching the Giants put up 487 total yards, 30 first downs and holds the ball for over 42 minutes was a lesson in total domination.
A case could be made that the Oakland game was an aberration. I know, I made that case last week and I still think it’s a good one. That game had a lot of lucky bounces and once in a lifetime type plays in it.
Not this week though. The Giants completely and thoroughly dominated and whipped Seattle’s ass on Sunday. It doesn’t come any plainer than that. This was the worst loss for Seattle at Qwest Field. Yes, this was worse than any game last year with Jim Mora as the coach. The only time I felt worse about a Seattle team was in 1992.
So where do we go from here? For the Seahawks, it’s to Arizona for a rematch with the Cardinals. Seattle won the first game at Qwest Field pretty handily, 22-10. Ironically, it’s the last time Seattle played well and won a game. After two big losses, how will this team react?
So many things are going wrong right now; it’s hard to think that Seattle has a shot of winning in the desert. The first step in the right direction would be to get Matt back at quarterback. The second would be to keep him off his back. The third would be to run some plays that would punish the defenses that try to crowd the line against Seattle. Anything beyond that is really, for the moment at least, just a pipe dream.
And while I’m dreaming, can I add that I never see Whitehurst in a Seahawks uniform again?