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SEAHAWKS: An improbable season

Letter by Robert Randle, Tacoma on Jan. 18, 2011 at 9:11 am with 3 Comments »
January 18, 2011 9:12 am

To the many diehard Seahawk fans who had a dream of their football team beating Chicago and advancing on to the Division Championship against Green Bay to possibly representing the NFC Conference in Super Bowl XXV, it seems such a fantasy came to once again, a predictable post-season outcome; another loss.

All the hype about Marshawn Lynch and “Beast Mode” was nullified on the frozen turf of Soldier Field amid an embarrassing and anemic running game. The Chicago Bears are rated as the best in the NFL against the run and the way they throttled the “Hulk” [Lynch] made him look more like Bruce Banner in a football uniform.

It is interesting how the local sports commentators on Q-13 Fox (Seattle) have put such a positive spin on another season of low expectations as the team entered the wildcard playoffs with a sub-par record of seven wins and nine losses. For Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, it is back to the drawing board during the off season and for 36 year-old Quarterback Matt Hasselback, some serious reflection as to whether or not he wants to wear Seahawks blue next season.

As for the Seattle Seahawks, this defeat is the exclamation point on a team that in order to be among the NFL elite in the post-season, they have to find a way to win on the road in the wintry weather conditions because until they do they will be just be wasting more and more of billionaire Paul Allen’s money.

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  1. fbergford says:

    You are an idiot Robert! We won the NFC West which we haven’t done in a few years, we made it to the playoffs once again…Pete Caroll and John Schnieder took a terrible team one that went 4 – 12 last year and turned them into the NFC West Champions! Not one hawk fan at the begining of the season would’ve told you we would be NFC West Champs and going to the playoffs…not one! So what we lost to the Bears…it sucks but we get to hang another banner in the rafters at Qwest, we got to watch two more weeks of football while everyone else was talking about the draft and we were in a position to make a run. Quit being so negative nancy and enjoy the season!

  2. commoncents says:

    Find a way to win on the road in wintery conditions? Doesn’t that apply to 15 other teams (South and West Divisions of the AFC and NFC) as well as those in the domes?

    Seahawks lost that game 3 minutes into it when Carlson went down. Depth is an issue with a lot of teams. Those that are 6-8 going into the playoffs are particularly prone to exposure of their lack of it.

    It’s unfortunate that they lost but it’s still far better than the prior year and something to build upon over 2011 and 2012. How can you spin this season any way but positive. To say that they failed to meet expectations would be silly.

  3. puyallupmutt says:

    What would be great would be if Seattle returned to the AFC. Old rivalries against the Raiders and the Broncos were a season highlight every year. It is a stretch getting excited about St Louis or Arizona.
    This was the misdeed of Holmgren (who switched Seattle for personal reasons). Now that he is gone, Seattle should revert back to the AFC at the first opportunity.
    Raider-hater

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