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Morning links: Reaction to Hawks 41-36 win

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 9, 2011 at 10:17 am with 36 Comments »
January 9, 2011 10:17 am
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates after is team's win over New Orleans (Ingrid Barrentine/For The News Tribune).

Sorry for the lateness of the post folks, but I’m still recuperating from yesterday’s performance.

Here’s some reaction to Seattle’s impressive win over New Orleans.

Seahawks offensive tackle Sean Locklear said the feeling at the end of the game was sweeter than all of the NFC West championships and the Super Bowl run – because no one believed they would win.

Ryan Divish of The News Tribune provides some details on Marshawn Lynch’s ridiculous 67-yard run.

John McGrath of The News Tribune writes about Matt Hasselbeck’s impressive performance.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune says Pete Carroll has the Seahawks believing they can continue to march on in the playoff.s

Doug Pacey of The News Tribune says the Saints were gracious in defeat.

Here’s a photo gallery from Saturday’s game.

And check out the stats here.

Seahawks tight end John Carlson re-emerges in Seattle’s offense to score two touchdowns in the red zone.

Former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy is one of 17 finalists for the Hall of Fame.

ESPN’s Mike Sando says Saturday was a defining victory for Matt Hasselbeck.

Art Thiel of writes that Hasselbeck earned a measure of redemption after a roller coaster regular season with Seattle’s win.

Doug Farrar of says Seattle’s collection of misfits continues to make plays at critical moments of the game.

Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated writes that Hasselbeck earned some respect with is performance on Sunday.

As you would expect, John Lopez of Sports Illustrated offers mostly good grades for Seattle, and mostly bad grades for New Orleans.

Les Carpenter of Yahoo Sports writes that Hasselbeck took his frustrations out on the Saints.

Adam Rank of the NFL Network puts Seattle’s victory over the Saints as one of the greatest NFL playoff upsets ever.

John Saraceno of USA Today writes that Seattle did the unthinkable in beating the defending Super Bowl champions.

John Branch of The New York Times writes that after upsetting New Orleans, the Seahawks still want more.

Mike Freeman of CBS Sports says beware of the 7-9ers.

Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune said the Seahawks wanted it more than the Saints.

Morning links
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  1. I wasnt a dream! Niiiiiice.

  2. I woke up and saw Hasselbeck just had a career game and threw for 4 TDs in an “upset” win over the defending Super Bowl champs with that “idiot” Bates calling for 2 long throws on third and short for 2 of those touchdowns.

    I also saw that I had bets all over the place on the Seahawks – I took the spread which paid 1:1 and the Moneyline which paid nearly 5:1. I also bet the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl at 150:1 odds. I haven’t bet on the Seahawks in nearly 2 decades.

    So did all this really happen or did I dream it?

  3. The that’s funny. We’re the 8-9ers now…and hey, we may actually pull off a winning record on our way to the SB.

    If we pull this off and beat NE in the SB, they’re going to make a movie about this season.

    I can see it now…

    The 12th Man!

    “Best Picture of 2011″
    “Two Thumbs Up”
    “Reality is Stranger Than Fiction”
    “The Bad News Bears of the NFL”

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Eric – You’re recuperating? Lol. My eyelids huts, this morning. Well worth it.

    pabuwal – You woke up to see? You didn’t watch?

    At least neither of those 3rd and short throws were fades. lol.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    huts… *hurt*

  6. Duke – I think I saw it live, but I still don’t believe what I think I saw.

    Good call on the Moneyline – it never would have occurred to me to bet that if you didn’t bring it up.

  7. What are you recuperating from, Eric? You’re a Raider’s fan, and you picked against the Seahawks…don’t tell me someone beat you up again because of your sweater!

  8. Palerydr says:

    On the throw to Morrah Hass got hit in the mouth big time. I was at the game and I have never heard it any louder than on Marshawn Lynches TD run. Absolutely incredible with EVERYBODY except the Saints fans going nuts. Great game for the team but are they gonna be able to sustain the intensity of yesterday?

  9. Perfect analogy from Doug Farrar that the Seahawks are “playing with house money” from here on out-let it ride baby!

  10. Dukeshire says:

    pabuwal – Even if they had lost, it was such good value. Hard to pass up. Good work.

    Palerydr – That’s a good question. Carroll has such big game experience, if in college, I feel good about his ability to re-focus the team.

    I really hope GB beats Philly. Seattle matches up well with Chi, they’ve got to feel confident after beating them there earlier this season and the ‘Hawks owe them one for the ’06 OT loss in the playoffs (even if that has nothing to do with this team).

  11. I as well won some money yesterday, just adds to the joy. So, I guess this is what it feels like rooting for a team that’s in the playoffs, and WIN games in the playoffs, totally forgot that feeling, I pray to never forget again, because this is just terrific. If Carroll can get them to play like this next week, I think we’ll have a chance to win that one too.

  12. Dukeshire says:

    JacDG – What’s the story with gambling there? Is it totally legal like Las Vegas or are there certain areas and regions where the laws regulate if you can have casinos / sportsbooks, etc…? And do those very from table games? I’m curious about the gambling situation in Europe.

  13. How many years has Lynch sat on his coach at home during the playoffs? Are there other Hawks who’ve finally gotten the chance to play in post-season, too? Can’t say that Lynch didn’t make the most of his opportunity.

  14. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Okung and Earl both played great last night. VERY exciting to see. I’d love to see Hass re-signed for at least one more year. It is not looking like a great year to try to draft a QB in the 1st round, so hopefully we continue to rebuild the O-ling and D lines. ENOUGH talk about the draft, though…gotta love looking toward next week!

    Kinda hope we get the Falcons; it is HARD to beat the same team twice in one season. I honestly believe we can beat either Chicago or Atlanta. GO SEAHAWKS!

  15. pabs – I kept thinking of you yesterday. Not in a weird way either.


  16. Dukeshire says:

    klm – 23 years, actually. ;)

  17. The guys on NFL Network really pissed me off yesterday. Marshall Faulk really hates the Hawks. So I edited this video in their honor. I Have an HD version but vimeo couldnt play it in sync.

  18. mocarob,

    That video rocks! “Get in the frickin huddle”…classic Matt. LOL

  19. Duke – Where I live it seems to be a lot like Vegas, betting on sports is very common, and pre-game shows are often sponsored by some sort of betting site, and during games you will often see updates on live bets and such. Casinos are also totally legal, but you cannot gamble outside them, let’s say, play poker, roulette, liar’s dice etc. at bars, that is illegal. So I think it’s quite similar to Vegas.

    I know that in other countries, betting and gambling is frowned upon, and I’ve even heard of soccer teams having to play games without the name of their sponsor on their uniforms, because the country they were to play in, didn’t allow adverting for betting sites.

    Hope that made things a bit more clear.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    mocarob – You put that together? AWESOME! Is there an extended version, maybe 3 minutes or so? Eric needs to make that a feature post regardless.

    JacDG – Wonderful, thanks. Yeah, that’s just like Vegas. Man, I miss casinos and sportsbooks so much.

  21. Feel bad for Chiefs fans. No matter how well their team does in the regular season (even earning the No. 1 seed a couple of times), they seem to always get knocked out in the first playoff game. And the 7-9 team that KC beat easily is moving on in the playoffs!

  22. Right now I know it’s a bit too early to talk offseason, since we are still a playoff team (who would’ve thought that before the season?) but this excites me, Asomugha will be a free agent, I don’t know what our cap situation is, but I expect some contracts to be looked at, and maybe some players released, but I don’t really care, Carroll needs to persuade him to come here, and they need to pay that man. They might still get him back, but I want us to pursue him with all we got, we need help in the secondary, and I don’t think you’ll find much better CB’s in this league.

    “According to STATS LLC, Asomugha was targeted on just 33 pass attempts this season. He allowed 13 completions for 205 yards and no touchdowns,”

  23. Dukeshire says:

    The Chiefs offense put their D in impossible situations all day.

  24. Lynch ran hard as hell all day – even before the Run, his numbers have been sort of medium, but he ran in a way that punished the tacklers on every play.

    Other notes – agree with SeahawkFan12, Okung and Earl were both standouts – I love the way Okung always protects his teammates, always willing to get into the shoving/scrapping that happens post-play, in a good way. And Earl? He just moves at a different speed than anyone else on the team.

  25. the ravens are just nasty.

    i appreciate allen’s gutsy pick.

  26. seatowntp says:

    Jay Glazer just reported that when the Bills were exploring a trade for “Beast Mode” the Saints were very interested and requested that the Bills contact them before doing anything. Apparently the Bills did not follow through. Reportedly, the Saints would have given up a 3d round pick for Beast.

    I am excited about beast this year, but I keep thinking about how dominate he will be when the Seahawks develop an O line!!! Imagine beast running behind the 2005 line – very scary.

  27. Audible says:

    And, he’s only 23…I just hope he can keep his nose clean during the offseason!

  28. ha – nice video mocarob – faulk and irvin can eat it.

    Worth noting – nobody on the Saints, players/coaches said one dickish thing about the Hawks after the game. They’re a classy team, easy to root for when not playing us.

  29. “the ravens are just nasty.”

    And now they play Pittsburgh. The Ravens/Steelers games are always the most violent in the league, by a wide margin.

  30. JudasEscargot says:

    Hey….where’s the big mouth that was talking down the Hawks all during the week?


    You have to love big mouths, they run and hide when taking to the woodshed

  31. Lynch is 24, will turn 25 in April. And BMW just turned 27. Too young guys that played a big role in yesterday’s win — and cost hardly anything in draft picks.

  32. **two young guys

  33. You can’t find a more physical game than the Steelers-Ravens. I agree. May they beat the crap out of each other!

    When Big Red lines up with Mebane and Cole… our DL can outphysical any opponent in the trenches. I love it!

  34. Brock has been a revelation in the 2nd half of the season, and yesterday — never thought we’d get that kind of production from him.

  35. mocarob says:

    That’s all the footage I put together. What is it 2min?
    I didn’t wanna make it too long, Thought people would lose interest.
    We are a sound byte nation.

    Any reason you want 3min? I could do more I suppose.
    I have an HD version of it if somebody has someplace for me to upload it…

  36. hambone08 says:


    I’ll watch any video clip of the Hawks you put together. Very well done, thanks for sharing.

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