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Archives: Oct. 2006

Oct.
31st

Answers to your questions, vol. 44

Mo Morris and Shaun Alexander are both averaging 2.9 ypc. That is how people could blame the running problems on the line. I think it’s a combination of things, not just the line. Morris is looking like the change-of-pace guy, not the every-down guy, and that is what we thought about him previously. Alexander took heat for not breaking tackles, but he was tougher to bring down, no doubt. The line was accustomed to blocking for his style, as well. Those could be factors. …

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Oct.
31st

Breaking down the big plays

The chart below breaks down all plays of 25-plus yards against Seattle’s defense this season. There have been 19 such plays. Sixteen were passes. Five were on third down (four of these on third-and-7 or longer). Fifteen came with at least nine yards needed for a first down. Twelve plays were made by receivers, four by tight ends and three by running backs.


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Oct.
31st

Dan Marino, Anthony Dilweg and Seneca Wallace

10 31 2006 QBs In First Starts With 3 TDs.jpgNFL teams have a 12-7 record when their quarterback tosses at least three touchdown passes in his first regular-season start. Seneca Wallace joined the group Sunday during the Seahawks’ 35-28 loss in Kansas City. The list at right, based on information provided by the Seahawks, shows that a three-TD debut does not necessary foreshadow a long and successful career.


Poise is one thing Wallace definitely seems to have. I’m not sure, off the top of my head, how many of those games at right were

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Oct.
31st

Updated Season Log available

Our two-year Season Log is updated. It shows that Seattle is on pace for the same number of offensive penalties as last season, but 10 more defensive penalties. Special-teams penalties were a big problem earlier in the season, but right now Seattle is on pace for about the same number as it had last season. Here it is.

Oct.
31st

Personnel snapshot, and Halloween

10 31 2006 Personnel Snapshot.jpgGenerally I’ll provide a bunch of statistical snapshots on Tuesdays. Today will be a little different because it’s Halloween and my kids have all sorts of activities planned, and with players off today, I’ll be earning some daddy points. I will get around to the usual work stuff today, but not as early as usual. Some of the load might even get pushed back until tomorrow morning. We’ll just have see how it goes. I was able to upload the basic offensive personnel snapshot. The numbers from the KC game will have

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Oct.
30th

Hawks 23rd on offense, defense

The Seahawks have fallen to a No. 23 ranking in total offense and total defense. The defense is 14th in rushing yards allowed and 28th in passing yards allowed. The offense is 26th in rushing and 18th in passing. Those numbers were accurate heading into the Monday night game tonight. Note: I’ll be driving home here shortly and trying to avoid my computer tonight. Family time is needed.

Oct.
30th

Holmgren: ‘We can’t run worth a darn’

Mike Holmgren’s opening remarks at his press conference today: “We are a much better defensive team than what we played, than we executed in that game. Missed too many tackles. And so we missed some assignments and uncharacteristic of some of the players. Even the guys that you watch every Sunday that don’t do those things did them a little bit. That, coupled with the fact that Kansas City is really getting their offense together, they have an outstanding back, they had a good day offensively. But still, I expect our team to play better than that. On offense, for

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