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Seahawks 28, Jets 7 — postgame reaction party

Post by Ryan Divish on Nov. 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm with 61 Comments »
November 11, 2012 5:02 pm
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Well, that wasn’t dull. The game wasn’t always pretty, but the Seahawks managed to find a way to in a game they were supposed to win. And now they get a bye to get healthy and rested before heading to Miami.

1. Even with the win, are you concerned with the play of the offensive line?

2. Has Golden Tate finally figured it out? And how many times have we asked ourselves that question?

3. There’s six games left in the season, realistically what should the Hawks record be over the final six games?

4. Russell Wilson or Matt Flynn … Just kidding …  What did Russell Wilson’s second half performance tell you about him as a QB?

5. Gameball goes to who? Who was today’s unsung hero?




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  1. sluggo42 says:

    Online had trouble early, but they figured it out
    Golden was really good, makes me think he could really be something
    Matt who?

    Akers missed the kick!!!

  2. crunchmeister says:

    1 Not really. Jets have a good D, and showed alot of exotic looks. Seahawks looked shaky to start but adjusted, and dominated to close the game.

    2 Yes, I believe he has. The going airborne thing scares me.

    3 10-6. 11 wins would be fantastic.

    4 Composure! After a rough first half, he pulled it together and made some big plays.

    5 Game balls to Sherman and Tate. Unsung hero maybe Max Unger for pushing the pile forward… or the D line for getting decent pressure this week

    Niners just missed a FG in OT!

  3. Dukeshire says:

    I don’t know that there’s a game left that this team can’t win. In Chicago will be a challenge and SF at home will be a fist fight. But I’m really encouraged with this team, right now. The are so thin at WR, but the fact Miller has become a factor now helps mitigate that some. I’m excited.

  4. CDHawkFan says:

    The 49’s are like UNC in March Madness, they get all the calls.

  5. …even the 49ers O line can have have bad moments. Important 3rd and 7 in overtime and they give up an emphatic sack…

  6. richardcranium says:

    What happens to the standings if this ends in a draw?

  7. crunchmeister says:

    2 chances to win that the Lambs blow both on stupid penalties…

  8. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    Does anyone know how the tie affects the NFC West standings? Seattle and San Fran are tied in wins but Seattle has two more losses. So what does that mean?

  9. Dukeshire says:

    Crazy game. Like RADEoN said, keeps divisional Ws out of each team’s hands. Good.

  10. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Rams blew this game….Freakin made the winning field goal and had delay of game. For all the trick plays, fake punts and crap, Rams can’t do the every down plays to win straight up. Just like when they beat us on the stupid trick field goal that our D should have seen and stopped.

  11. RDPoulsbo says:

    Looks like any tiebreakers with the 49ers will no longer applyl.

    1: I’m not so concerned with the o-line. The Jets front 7 are dominant. How they handled them in the 2nd half should be consider a good thing.

    2: Tate has been good all season. Let the man play.

    3: As long as they don’t trip up in Miami next week…that’s a long flight…I think 10-6 is very realistic. The 49ers have a few tough games ahead of them, so Dec. 23rd could decide this division.

    4: Sherman and Tate. No question.

  12. bulldog80 says:

    1. Disappointed but not concerned.
    2. Not completely sure about Golden yet but, getting there fast.
    3. 6-0. Seriously
    4. Wilson is good and getting better all the time. Resilient and plays with confidence. I think the team is sold on him too.
    5. Sherman. He made the best defensive play of the game at the most pivotal time.

  13. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    At the beginning of overtime the Rams had a 80 yard pass negated because a O-linemen lined up wrong and didn’t report in. And yeah, that botched game winning field goal because of a delay of game is ridiculous and sickening at the same time. On another note, the Rams aren’t going to be easy to beat. Their receiver Amendola is ridiculously good. And Sam Bradford is easily the best QB in our division. I hope that Pete and company takes heed to the two fake punts that resulted in first downs, and prepares for trick plays on every down.

  14. I think its pretty clear that this team is still a work in progress, but I really like the direction and progress today – well done Seahawks!

  15. guywhothinksheknowsitall says:

    1. Even with the win, are you concerned with the play of the offensive line? The sacks in the 1st half were frustrating, but Wilson could have done a little better job getting rid of the ball when his recievers weren’t open. At this point that is the only thing left to complain about with RW, he just needs to learn when to not try to do too much.

    2. Has Golden Tate finally figured it out? And how many times have we asked ourselves that question? I’ve never really considered it before today but it sure seems like he’s figured it out.

    3. There’s six games left in the season, realistically what should the Hawks record be over the final six games?
    Realistically 10-6 but 11-5 is not out of the question either.

    4. Russell Wilson or Matt Flynn … Just kidding … What did Russell Wilson’s second half performance tell you about him as a QB?
    I love his ability to bounce back after a bad start and play at a high level.

    5. Gameball goes to who? Who was today’s unsung hero?
    Gameball goes to Sherm. Unsung hero was Mike Morgan. His tackling Shonn Greene for no gain on 4th and 1 on the opening drive set the tone for the whole game.

  16. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Rest up, heal, Come back, and kick butt the rest of the way!!!

  17. MoSeahawk12 says:

    I left this on an earlier thread cause he probably won’t show cause we won and all. But in good fun, here it is again. Sorry if you already smirked at this.


  18. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Where is ACIB, RADEoN, Chuck E, and all their enablers? Eating crow, is that a tasty dish?

  19. Hawksince77 says:

    Just saw the highlights (I will get to watch the game tomorrow). Those two TD passes to Tate and Rice were beautiful.

  20. Chawksrule says:

    1) O Line came up big in second half.
    2) Tate is a playmaker but don’t know if he is consistent enough yet.
    3) 10-6 but we only play 2 teams with winning records the rest of the way. Chicago and SF. Neither scare me.
    4) best thing about RW performance is he never looked phased by his performance. Kept believing and the team followed him. A sign of a true leader.
    5) Bevell gets credit for creative play calling in second half. TD pass from Tate caught everyone off guard. Who saw that play coming?

    Good victory. Rest up. Focus on winning in Miami some how and then winning in December and getting momentum for playoffs.

    Go Hawks!!!

  21. richardcranium says:

    Feels like a new season starts in 2 weeks. Rest up and heal up. Thurmond, Scruggs, carpenter, wright all possibly available… Gives me goosebumps that our entire starting line might play together for the first time this season coming down the home stretch!

  22. The game was exciting but I have to say the chat was lame. If Ryan and “Tim” (whoever that is) want to spar at each other, go find a private chat room or something.

    As to the game…

    I expect the Hawks to go 10-6. Very realistic. But I am concerned with the O line and/or the calls. Maybe it is because RW is a rookie but it seems we do not have enough plays designed for beating blitzes and pressure. Where are the slants and screens?

  23. tylerwyler says:

    At this point in the season, there’s really only one reason to still want Flynn be the starting quarterback: you bought a number 15 jersey. Suck it up and get behind your team.

  24. crunchmeister says:

    Pilot that’s a good question regarding the quick, short passing game. They have been successful with the bubble screen, and the suffle pass to Beast was basically a slow developing screen. They threw a slant to Tate at the 49er’s that was dropped, but I don’t remember seeing that play otherwise.

    I wonder if this is just not an emphasis in the offense, or if it’s learning curve/timing that will come later, or if it’s specific game planning against the teams we’ve seen recently. Seems like we need some more screen/slant/flare/etc

  25. PugetHawk says:

    Had a rough night and fell asleep at halftime. Anyone know when the game will be replayed or how I can view it online if necessary? I know NFL Network replays games but not sure when or if they will do the Hawks game.

  26. sluggo42 says:

    My phone was dead so I missed the live chat, did I miss anything, or was it the same but less quacking?

    I called this blowout all week, now rest, fly to Chicago, and get a squeaker on the road….

  27. Seahawks22360 says:

    @TylerWyler hahaha it’s the truth
    It was good to see our D show up and pick up the O when we needed it. I’m feeling very optimistic heading forward. GO HAWKS!

  28. Dukeshire says:

    Pilot – My guess on that is much of it comes down to what Wilson recognizes pre snap, and what he’s comfortable audibling into. The Jets blitz as much as any team in the league, and disguise where the pressure is coming from really well. So for him to look confused or unsure at times today is totally understandable. The protections are an extension of that recognition. All part of the learning process for a young QB.

  29. RDPoulsbo says:

    I’ve been saying it for weeks, but the WCO is dead in Seattle. Wilson is NOT a WCO QB. That means those slants and quick outs are now rarities in the Seahawks offense. This is an Erhardt-Perkins offense now. Lots of running, but heavy play action and rollouts. Those quick outs are replaced by TEs and RBs leaking into the flat. Slants with play action wheel routes.

  30. Dukeshire says:

    Sluggo – You did indeed. (They head to Miami after the bye…)

  31. You just can’t run a traditional West Coast Offense with Wilson or Drew Breed. And credit to Carroll and Bevell for recognizing this.

    This game won’t be replayed on NFLN but is available online if you subscribe to NFL Rewind or on DirecTV if you subscribe to NFL ST.

  32. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    duke, like bruce today? was my point earlier even lacking consistant play 1 sacks seems very realistic.

  33. Ewalters7354 says:

    The hawks can’t run slants and screens consistently because of of the height factor.It is what it is.But those rollouts and the read option picks up a lot of that slack.

    Russ showed why this team believes in him.He was harassed and battered in the first half.But stayed poised and made plays at crucial times.I am so proud of the improvement in the red zone.For the 3rd straight week
    this team has scored 24 plus points.Very fun to watch.

  34. crunchmeister says:

    RDP, Duke, Ewalters… yes. I am thinking this Offense will develop and find ways to handle blitz/pressure better than they did today. Didn’t they show that in the second half? Once they got decent field position and the running game got downhill it was no contest.

    As an aside… nice to actually have a conversation about the details of the game/team instead of a bitch session about what they are not (yet). Young team… fun season!

  35. Dukeshire says:

    RDPoulsbo – I’ll agree with you in as far as this Seattle passing offense tends to see the field vertically rather than horizontally. And quite honestly that has more to do with Wilson’s ability than anything else. They use WCO terminology and a running game that could be right out of Walsh’s mid 80s 49ers. In any case, you do make a point regarding their current passing offense, but it’s not quite that cut and dry in it’s entirety.

  36. Last week I said Morgan missed his containment on several plays. After today I have to step up and say he did a pretty damn good job. He stayed in his gaps, kept the game in front of himself, and made a great pentetration/tackle on the first drive. Hats off to him.

    That said, the defense played a good game against another really poor offense. Now it’s time to heal up and put a good game plan together for Miami.

  37. Dukeshire says:

    hawkfaninoklahoma – I get that, and yes: loved him today. But this is how he’s played all season, so far. He’s just as likely to go the next two games with nothing. Don’t misunderstand me here, I like him. But he’s been all or nothing through 10 games. Today, he was “all”.

  38. Dukeshire says:

    Skavage – Totally agree about Morgan.

  39. MoSeahawk12 says:

    only 37 comments after a big win. Kinda nice nice having to scan past all the extra trash and read actual game related posts. Thank you all.

  40. MoSeahawk12 says:

    kinda nice not having to scan past

  41. crunchmeister says:

    Nice to see Justin Forsett extending his career in Houston. Liked that kid… not as much as Leon and Turbin, but still..

  42. Dukeshire says:

    Tells us everything we need to know about ACIB, doesn’t it. Chuck already checked out until after the season, so he’s fine. And RADEoN is likely passed out about now. lol

  43. RDPoulsbo says:

    I won’t deny they use the WCO terminology. In fact, I’d expect they will continue go with it after using the same terminology throughout the offseason and TC. Terminology doesn’t determine the philosophy though. Right now, I see a hybrid of NE and Pittsburgh in the formations and playcalling, both of which are E-P based offenses. They aren’t a vertical Air Coryell like Dallas or SD though. The verticle is set up by the play action and power run game. I’d actually be very upset if they went that route. Even with today’s passing friendly NFL, those offenses are showing they can be easily countered with a good pass rush.

  44. Wilson’s rating is now 90.5 but he is on pace for just under 3000 yards passing.

  45. crunchmeister says:

    Legit criticism is awesome, I love that. Bashing.. makes me want to not read through. And perspective. This is a young team, built from roster churn and draft picks. And the division is much, much better than 5 years ago. I just am glad that this season has turned out to to be so fun, and this team is so easy to like… I mean seriously.. Sherm and the legion, D line, rookie QB fairy tale, the magic Tate, Rice so smooth… there is alot to like about this team.

  46. MoSeahawk12 says:

    acib appears only after losses and then doesn’t have any new items to discuss. His minimal credibility died long ago but I’m sure he was really close to joining the blog after the Wilson fumble, but couldn’t find his keyboard in time. At least Radeon shows up during live chat and takes his lumps.

  47. crunchmeister says:

    Beast Mode, Big Red, Mebane and the belly dance… OK, I’ll stop.

  48. sluggo42 says:

    Tate showed a real slippery and elusive fold today for me. His jump catch for the walk in td was really sweet, both in his catch, and in rws faith in him to make that throw. Plus the throw was really quite nice in how it was just right.. Speaking of which, his throw to rice was also very nice. R-dub is coming along we’ll, and today was a real tester/ learning experience…
    I agree Morgan was solid, and quiet. Just did a good job. My brutha is really getting good isn’t he?
    2 minute offense at half was close until the flagrant hold.

    Classy way to finish the game as well, eat clock, then kneel out without points…I thought that was I kept it to 3 beers this week,

    Duke- yes Miami. Duh! Thanks,

  49. What is getting better about the blog is now there is only 2 people still being a$$wipes trying to stir things up.

    If you want it to stop then just leave it alone, or are you too immature to let it go?

  50. From the did you know book. . . Did you know that RW is the first rookie QB to win his 1st 5 home games, in a season, since the merger in 1970

  51. crunchmeister says:

    Beast… 1600 yards?

  52. 1) Hell yes Im concerned! They blocked like crap through three quarters, and it was half bad scheme, half poor execution, all suck! They need Carp back, and to figure out who belongs at LG and who at RG, and we need to draft a killer RT and let Giac ride the pine. I’ve been waiting 7 years to see a real offensive line, and watched five years of garbage and I have no patience left whatsoever…

    2) At this point, its more like has Bevell figured out how to utilize what Tate offers. Tate isnt going to be a SE who gets 8 catches a game–but if you figure out how to get the ball in his hands, he will make you look like a genius. Tate is fine, get over it.

    3) Should be?! 4-2. They always disappoint though, so Im betting we finish 9-7 despite my solid 10-6 predictions. Im hoping for 10-6 and a playoff berth, but not holding my breath. Too much reliance on players making freak plays to bail out poor/conservative playcalling/bad gameplanning, IMO…

    4) He listens to Carrol too much. When he stops trying to make plays when the sky is falling, and trusts himself to thread throws into tight windows when up by 7+ points, THEN he will have really arrived…and the sky’s the limit then…

    5) Lynch. Tate. Sherman. Wilson. Browner. In that order. All deserve game balls. Why Browner? The Jets ignored him, with good reason–he’s becoming our Nnamdi Asomugha of four years ago…shutdown, baby! Sherman is going to be better though, and will soon cost us 12-16 mill per year. (He’s allready worth it). Trust me, several teams including the Jets will try to sign him if we dont sign/tag him…

  53. Dukeshire says:

    RD – I’m only pointing out that this resembles the traditional EP offense in one aspect: vertical passing concepts beyond 12 yards. Only pointing out a distinction that keeps this from being a true EP. In any case, they are finding ways to be successful out of their traditional comfort zone.

  54. SundayButter says:

    1. Even with the win, are you concerned with the play of the offensive line?
    -no complaints about the run blocking. Pass blocking is a work in progress but may improve with more time and a consistent starting 5.

    2. Has Golden Tate finally figured it out? And how many times have we asked ourselves that question?
    -he is gaining confidence and I believe is only going to improve.

    3. There’s six games left in the season, realistically what should the Hawks record be over the final six games?

    6-10 is doable but is going to be extremely difficult.

    4. Russell Wilson or Matt Flynn … Just kidding … What did Russell Wilson’s second half performance tell you about him as a QB?
    -for a 3rd round pick the Seahawks are definitely getting their $’s worth.

    5. Gameball goes to who? Who was today’s unsung hero?
    – defense for the shutout. Zach Miller unsung hero for crucial 3rd conversions and doing the dirty work in the trenches.

  55. Great call on Miller!!!! ^^^^^

  56. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Lynch over 1,000 after 10 games is huge. Hasn’t happened this early in the season since Shaun in 2005. And he was running behind the HOF, Pro Bowl line that season, so it says a lot about Lynch and the solid effort this years line is putting out.

    They still seem to miss plenty of blocks, Moffitt looked lost much of the game, but somehow they stick with it get it done. Totally with you guys on Miller as he took another shot and held on. Played much bigger than his stats show. He is proving to be vital to team success. Finally got a play from Moore, even though it was just him falling down in the endzone to draw the penalty that gave us 1st and goal.

    Miami and Chicago will be very tough after the bye week. Chicago not great tonight, but the weather will be even worse in three weeks and I’m sure they will bring it. Miami in a nose dive right now and let’s hope they stay there for the next two weeks. Glad to be 6-4. Great opening drive and nice second half today.

  57. sluggo42 says:

    Ya, +1 on Miller, he was good.

  58. SundayButter says:

    had a case of dyslexia going on, its doable the Seahawks finish 10-6

  59. whatthehell says:

    I tell ya laswan linch plays every game like it was the supersbowl

  60. SandpointHawk says:

    LaSwan sure does…

  61. Ewalters7354 says:

    “Finally got a play from Moore, even though it was just him falling down in the endzone to draw the penalty that gave us 1st and goal.”

    Lmao…that’s Evan for ya!

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