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Morning links: Do Seahawks have chance vs. Bucs?

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 19, 2008 at 11:08 am with 16 Comments »
October 19, 2008 11:08 am

Seattle faces Tampa Bay in a nationally televised game tonight at 5:15 p.m. on NBC.

The Seahawks need a win to revive their season, but most of the betting public is giving Seattle no chance to get a win, particularly with Matt Hasselbeck out.

So what does Seattle need to do in order to win tonight? Does Seneca Wallace have to play big for Seattle to get a W? Should Seattle rely on its running game to control the tempo and keep the clock running?

Will Seattle need a couple turnovers from the defense to get things going? Or Maybe Justin Forsett springs loose for a big punt return?

Let me know your thoughts below.

And here are some Seahawks-related links to get you going.

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Dave Boling addresses the question of Mike Holmgren coaching in his final season and if that’s having any affect based on the team’s 1-4 start. He says the two are unrelated.

Frank Hughes says the Seahawks face steep odds against the Bucs today.

Holmgren and protégé Jon Gruden meet for perhaps the last time today.

Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian says Holmgren shouldn’t allow a losing season to lure him back into coaching.

Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald writes about Seattle trying to turn its season around in a nationally televised game at Tampa Bay today.

A game preview from the Associated Press.

Five keys for the Bucs to win tonight.

With the Rays playing in Game 7 of the ALCS against Boston today, there might be a few empty seats at Raymond James Stadium.

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  1. What do Seattle need to win?

    Divine intervention?

  2. nighthawk2 says:

    Yeah, the Hawks have a chance in this game. It’s a winnable game. Garcia, Hilliard, Bryant or Galloway aren’t going to scare anyone, even this sad-sack defense. Graham and Dunn might be a different story. If Wallace doesn’t aggravate the hamstring problem, we should be able to throw on them and loosen things up for the passing game, provided Colbert and Robinson don’t drop passes.

    Go Red Sox.

  3. nighthawk2 says:

    I meant to say “loosen things up for the running game”.

  4. Anniee882000 says:

    We’re going to have a worse record than St. Louis.

  5. Weel i would say Seneca must run wild, and Josh Wilson needs to play even better than he did againt the Pack, Julius have to be better than last week, and just about all players need to step up!

  6. TOUCHmeDOWNthere says:

    With the rays playing a home game the same night, this screams trap game for the Bucs. Hawks must get angry for this game with essentially their playoff hopes on the line (yes, eventhough its week 7). Hawks win 23-13 with a forced fumble and INT, and Forsett has an average return game, breaking one for 40 yards and solidifying his roster spot for another week.

    2-5 and still not looking good.

  7. The Hawks are certainly capable of having a near-perfect game at any time. And I can see the team rallying around Seneca, BUT in a year that everything has seemingly gone wrong, can the team pull together for an entire game?

  8. Can the Hawks win in Tampa? The short is answer is NO! They will struggle next week as well against the 49 Niners. It is about time to accept the fact that Holmgren will leave loser.

  9. If the NFC is the weakest div in the NFL and the NFC East is the strongest how did the Rams beat the Skins and are beating the Boys 34-7 right now, and how did the Cards beat the Boys?

    Holmgren is a good coach. I still think he can turn it around. I haven’t given up. I don’t think the Hawks have either.

    So far Mare has made every PAT and FG try. He will have to do better than that to be the Hawks kicker next season.

  10. Our offence has persevered pretty well considering all the injuries this year.
    It’s our Defence that is the big let down this year, I put most of blame on them for the 1-4 record, especially the deep pass-D… 1 interception aint gonna cut it, and how many deep passing plays on 3rd down??
    if they dont start getting some turnovers, hello 1-5 LET’S GO HAWKS!

  11. nidhighe says:

    We can win this game if our defense discovers a little discipline.

  12. What does it say that the Giants look average before and after demolishing the Seahawks?

  13. QB_Sneak says:

    I really hope they can win, and as a true-blue, I’m trying to stay positive. But the facts are tough. These are things that this current team (under Holmy) have struggled with:

    – East coast trip
    – Tough road opponent
    – Road defense
    – Physical RB
    – Sunday/Monday Night Football
    – Tampa 2 defense
    – Seneca Wallace starting QB
    – Chris Spencer starting C (let’s face it)

    Lots of concern, a fair amount of hope.

  14. Our defensive playcalling it terrible. John Marshall needs to re-evaluate our defensive strengths and weaknesses or we are never going to turn it around. The coaches need to get creative.

  15. It’s a weird game sometimes – as mentioned above, the same Rams we beat 37-13, just beat down the Cowboys, after beating the Skins last week. And the Packers just beat the Colts, quarterbacked by Peyton Manning (not Charlie Frye), by 10 points more than they beat us last week. Bills just went to 5-1 by beating a Chargers team that plenty of commentators said was ready to go on a roll.

    So, maybe, other than the Giants game, which was godawful in every way, given all our injuries, we’ve not been quite as bad as we all think this year?

    I’m going with the oldest of sports cliches at this point, and taking it one game at a time . . .

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