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Final: Seahawks 23, Bears 17 in ot

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm with 132 Comments »
December 2, 2012 1:28 pm
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) is chased by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner (39) in the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Russell Wilson weaved his magic once again.


Wilson drove the Seahawks 80 yards in overtime, hitting Sidney Rice for a game-winning, 12-yard touchdown pass and a 23-17 win over the Chicago Bears today at Soldier Field.

It’s Wilson’s third, game-winning drive of the season.

Rice suffered what appeared to be a concussion on the final play. After being attended to by Seattle’s training staff, Rice walked off the field on his own.

Needing a touchdown on the final drive, Seattle’s rookie quarterback marched his team 97 yards in the final minutes of the game, hitting Golden Tate for a 14-yard touchdown to give Seattle a 17-14 lead.

The Bears were down, but not out.

With only 24 seconds left, Seattle’s defense did the unthinkable, letting Chicago receiver Brandon Marshall wiggle open down field for a 52-yard gain, setting up a Robbie Gould 46-yard field goal to push the game into overtime.

No matter. The Seahawks won the toss and Wilson drove them the length of the field again, hitting Sidney Rice for a game-winning, 12-yard touchdown pass.

Seattle’s last overtime game was a 23-20 loss to Arizona in the final game of the 2011 season. Seattle’s last win in overtime was 24-21 win at CenturyLink Field against the New York Giants on Nov. 27, 2005.

The Seahawks are now 9-18 in overtimes games.

With the win, Seattle improved to 7-5 on the year, while the Bears dropped to 8-4.

The win was Seattle’s third straight in Chicago. The 97-yard drive was Seattle’s longest scoring drive. The Seahawks improved to 2-5 on the road this season.

Check out the results here.

Wilson finished 23 of 37 for 293 yards and two touchdown passes. Wilson also ran for a career-high 71 yards rushing.

Marshawn Lynch finished with 87 yards on 19 carries.

Chicago’s Marshall led all receivers with 10 receptions for 165 yards.

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  1. DanielleMND says:

    Great game by RW3! Our defense once again failed to hold a lead late in the 4th quarter. Thank you, football gods, for letting us win the overtime coin toss.

  2. hawkdawg says:

    THAT is what potential franchise QBs do!! RW is coming of age.

    The dude is a baller.

  3. That was one entertaining game. Clearly you can put the destiny of this team on Wilson’s shoulders. And he will only get better. But what the heck is going on with our D???

  4. Carlsonkid says:

    The legend of Russell Wilson begins !

    Great win Hawks ! Finally got the road monkey off our backs . Ye-Ha !

  5. So let me get this straight, our midget quarterback, Russell Wilson, leads a game winning drive, against the Bears on soldier field, TWICE, to let the Seahawks become the 1st team outside of the Bears division to win in Soldier Field for 3 straight years? I loved this kid from day 1, even through the slow and rough times I knew he was special, and he just proved that today. No way in hell you could see that this kid is a rookie, what an incredible performance, can’t see I’ve seen many games this impressive from a QB, rookie or not. Sure he missed Rice a few times and had Zach Miller open, but this guy is so CLUTCH it isn’t even funny. Let’s take care of the home games and I’m a believer again.

    Go Hawks!

  6. Yo, AaronCurryIsABust where you at homey? Looking forward to you defending the defense and claiming our QB is too short, lol. Defense won this one today, right?

  7. Rams beat SF.

  8. RDPoulsbo says:

    That was a defining moment for this Seahawks offense. The D needs work obviously, but they’ve proven they can be an offensive football team if they need to be.

  9. So much for Bevell’s statement about this being a running team. Not sure on the stats but I think we passed more than ran.

  10. Ewalters7354 says:

    Bradley needs to be stripped of his duties. Way to go RW!

  11. CDHawkFan says:

    What happened to that blow-out BobbyK, I mean ACIB?

    Go ahead and say you are glad to eat crow, blah, blah. Go look at yourself in the mirror and rePETE after me, ‘I am a jackass and I like winding people up’.

  12. confucious says:

    There need to be adjustments made on d. I don’t think we need any duty stripping yet. Let’s watch for adjustments.

  13. sluggo42 says:

    Bevel did juke them didn’t he? Lol

  14. Dukeshire says:

    That was an amazing win. Generally I don’t care for hyperbole, but Wilson put this team on his back today. He made some brilliant throws, and his legs extended series’ all fourth quarter and OT.

    And icing on the cake? SF loses. What a day.

  15. confucious says:

    Hats off to the oline for last two drives as well.

  16. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    Ewalters, i am confused that was a mental error at the end of the game by sherman not bad call by Bradley. you had two defenders that i saw right there and rather than aggressively go after the ball sherman casually jumps up and tries to pick it.

    great game by wilson. wonder where ACIB is, no not really. great game still had some rough spots but most quarterbacks do. happy as hell for the win.

  17. adrolet says:

    That was simply the most biased, one-sided officiating I’ve seen in a Seahawks game since the Super Bowl loss to the Steelers. Mike Carey and his crew should be investigated. Every call went against the Hawks, fumbles recovered by Seattle ruled recovered by Chicago, Lynch momentum stopped but the play is not ruled dead until he fumbles, roughing the passer called on Branch for the Cutler slide but on the exact same play later in the game when Wilson slides no penalty called for the helmet to helmet hit on Chicago, fake call on special times low block, Irvin for hands to the face even though the Bears player was doing the exact same thing to Irvin on the same play. Can it all just be incompetance?

  18. SkeleTony says:

    Could not believe how bad the officiating was against the Hawks at times. Started with the Lynch non-fumble that was called a fumble, carried on through the Braylon Edwards TD catch that was overruled (even the head of officiating guy said that was a bad overturn).

    Glad we were able to overcome. RW looks like a bright future for us. Still worried that Flynn will erupt as the next Tom Brady for some other team but RW is just playing too well now to worry about that.

  19. Dukeshire says:

    I wonder the same thing. I’m going to rewatch that play shortly, but it appeared they gave him a free release (bad) and failed to play the ball when two defenders had clear shots at it. That one play represented everything I’ve been defending this defense for, the past two weeks. That was bad.

  20. guywhothinksheknowsitall says:

    Great win by the offense! On defense I am speechless. How do you not have 3 defenders on Brandon Marshall with 26 seconds left? Russel Wilson took the next step today, putting the team on his shoulders and carrying them to victory. Twice.

  21. adrolet says:

    Add to that the overturned call on Edwards touchdown catch where there’s no way there was “indisputable” evidence to overturn the call on the field that it was a catch.

  22. boycie99 says:

    Great win for the Hawks and how nice is it to have a QB that can lead a long drive in the 4th Quarter.
    Just need this D to figure out whats gone wrong, get back the early season swagger and we can push the Niners all the way for the West
    We need Rice back in next weekend, fingers crossed he clears the tests and is good to go next Sunday, losing him would take away Wilson’s comfort blanket even though we are at home

  23. RDPoulsbo says:

    Announcers seem to love Carey, but I’ve never figured out why. He’s certainly no Hocculi.

  24. SaigonSun says:

    I hate to brag but I called this game. I just felt we will win and we did. Go Seahawks!

  25. confucious says:

    The defenders were there. Sherm thought he had it. Should have batted it down. Youthful mistake. He’ll have four weeks to think about that with the upcoming suspension. Won’t make that mistake again.

  26. MoSeahawk12 says:

    wow, 93 yard drive late in the fourth to take the lead. Stupid Defense letting the only guy catching balls open for 56yards and letting the Bears tie. Wilson looked so calm in OT. Well the entire game actually. Hits Rice for the win. That is as money as you’ll see. Detractors should have little to bring up after this week. I doubt we’ll see some of them. That’s usually the case after the Seahawks win.

  27. Dukeshire says:

    The lack of pressure from the d line is alarming. The free releases in the secondary are as well.

  28. CDHawkFan says:

    Agree Adrolet and Skele, I can’t believe you can overturn Edwards TD, then turn the Bears non-TD call into a TD. I thought the whole game was called worse than Superbowl XL. I hope Pete takes the fine and says something about it.

  29. VNHLNFAN says:

    Flynn called it.

  30. RDPoulsbo says:

    From what I saw, I thought Sherman’s first instinct was to avoid the PI. Still, it seemed there should have been better coverage by everyone involved, including Thomas.

  31. DanielleMND says:

    “Bradley needs to be stripped of his duties.”

    First Jones whiffed on sacking Cutler and then Sherman wasn’t aggressive enough on Marshall. That’s not something that can be blamed on Bradley’s play call in that situation.

  32. sf_hawk says:

    What I like: Sidney to go ahead, Golden to win. A nice 1 and 2 starting to develop.

  33. mocarob says:

    Without all the favortism calls to the bears we would have killed them like my prediction days ago.

    Ewalters, WTF dude. Still trying to protect your stance on Bevell?
    Hang out with Gump. Feel superior. DMBasss.

  34. The d is good. The end game choice by the d cord is the problem. Once again the hawks just beat up the team across from them. Real Rob broke that dudes arm, many bears players did not want to play anymore. The refs are a bad joke. Wilson would not allow his team to be homerd. Should have been a 3 td game for Wilson. Dear santa please find a way for the hawks to draft that Lee kid from USC. The only thing on my list. I want Lee,I want Lee, I want Lee from U.S.C.

  35. confucious says:

    Exactly Danielle, This team is hardly a finished sculpture. It gets tweaked week to week. I think you have to finish the year, at least, before you can chop any heads. Let’s let them adjust.

  36. Dukeshire says:

    And by the way, props to Tate today. BobbyK has always talked about year 3 being when WRs can really develop and it appears to be the case for Tate. He’s playing physical, and dare I say “smart”, and much better across the board.

  37. HawkyHann says:

    Did Earl Thomas play today? Is he still good?

    RW is the man. Best rookie performance by Sehawk QB ,ever.

  38. pabuwal says:

    Big win today. Real break through!

  39. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Where was the call against the defender that clearly hit Rice on the head When Rice caught the game winning TD?

    I agree with adrolet, this was the worst called game against the Seahawks since our SuperBowl take away.

    And that makes me so proud of this team because they overcame all that to win the game.

  40. bbnate420 says:

    RW was just great. They just couldn’t account for his mobility. He throws a great ball on the run. Even to his left. The WRs stepped up big. I’d still like to see them draft or sign a WR with big play potential, but I don’t think it’s an automatic 1st round priority like it was early in the season. The O-line was not very good again today. An immobile QB behind our line today would’ve been hard to watch. Time for some G’s to step up their game.

    I agree that the officiating was PUTRID! Glad it didn’t matter in the end. I wonder how much Carey got paid. I’ve always hated that dude. Anyone think it will be a national controversy? ;-)

    Maybe the best thing about this win? The comments on this blog may very well be entertaining and insightful for a week. Also, I doubt ACID shows his ugly mug around here.

    I’m not sure if the call on the Bears bomb to Marshall was a bad play call. You could argue that they should’ve had 3 guys on him since it was obvious that they had no one else to throw the ball to. It was much more about execution to me. 2 guys had a chance to bring Cutler down or at least prevent him from gaining enough momentum to throw the ball that deep. Both whiffed. The absolute WORST part of it was Sherm. How do you not aggressively go after that ball to bat it down? Just TERRIBLE! Hope he keeps his trap shut on twitter. Lack of pass rush and missed tackles were very disappointing all game. Cutler made ET look like he had cement in his shoes. Too much going for a big hit and not enough fundamentals.

  41. Dukeshire says:

    “Did Earl Thomas play today? Is he still good?” Yes, and yes.

    pabuwal – Agreed. These are the type of games that can carry a franchise to another level. This has the potential to be one of he bigger wins in recent memory, if they build of it (and I expect them too).

  42. mocarob says:

    It’s not kool to call people out on their opinions of RW3 but how wrong can ACIB & RadeOn be? Why would you set yourself up failure like that?
    Does your need to hate supercede the need to be rational?

    I also liked Flynn to lead this team pre-season but I wasn’t stupid enough to call out RW3 for being too short and uncapable of leading this team. What is your damage?

  43. HawkyHann says:

    Thanks, Duke. Haven’t seen him make any plays but I did see Cutler cross him over for a third down conversion

  44. confucious says:

    Yes. This was an 8-3 team (8 and something anyway) A win on the road in convincing offensive fashion goes a long way for a young teams psyche.

  45. The Niners now have a Q.B problem. The Division is still up for grabs. A home playoff game would be nice. Go Broncos. Earl Thomas is fine there is little doubt the ball will start to bounce our way. This was great d considering the refs wanted the bears to not lose. How is that not a blow to the head at the end.

  46. Ewalters7354 says:

    Hawkfan and Danielle, you guys actually think I’m talking about that one play?

  47. Chawksrule says:

    DangeRuss had 2 game winning drives in this game and 2 others this season!!! Winners find a way to win. Losers find a way to lose. This kid is a WINNER!!! If we cut Bevell and let this kid loose we could run the table.

    Go Hawks!!!

  48. bbnate420 says:

    wigman, Lee is a true sophomore. So he won’t be drafted by any NFL teams in 2013.

    mocarob, RADEoN did a mea culpa in the game chat. He has seen the light. Let’s welcome him into the fold. You still have ACID to fire away on.

  49. I definitely am starting to eat my words, one paragraph at a time.

    Great win.

  50. DanielleMND says:

    So…where’s BobbyK?

  51. mocarob says:

    I think it’s pertinent to say the Hawk fans have a love affair of losing & blaming the coaches. Why else would there be 100 posts after a loss & 44 after a win?

  52. Ewalters7354 says:

    mocarob, you are clearly an idiot who takes everything about this team to the heart.The facts are the facts. Don’t use one game and come at me with this bull.Bevell has not magically transformed into Sean Payton.

  53. BigBlew says:

    Outstanding victory for pete and mini me. with the 9ers loosing today and the rest of our games at home “the skies are always blue in seattle”.

  54. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    well ewalters bevell isn’t a head coach so i wouldn’t expect him to be a sean payton

  55. We control our destiny as far as wild cards go. If Chicago beats SF and we win out, we would win the division. If SF beats Chicago we would then move up to the 5th seed.

  56. krieg17 says:

    RadeOn did eat crow earlier. Give him a break. If you guys would just ignore ACIB he would just go away.

  57. mocarob says:

    OK, I wasn’t around for the chat.
    Watching via DVR i’m always behind live play.
    I watch certain plays over & over trying to see where a breakdown occured.

    My bad if certain people have changed their opinion..

  58. jboard1 says:

    What is your guys thoughts on Carp? He seems to be getting dinged/injured everytime he plays. I will watch this game again today, but it appears he is not being very productive when he is in. Curious what others think….

  59. pungentsound says:

    Toughest game I have seen the Seahawks play in a long time. Maybe the should of put 3 DB’s on Brandon Marshall in the last play of the 4th Qr.Duh.

  60. RDPoulsbo says:

    I do find fault with the defense as I’ve mentioned last week and it’s going to require some adjustments. I understand what they want to do with Thomas in Cover-1, Press Man, but I have a problem with them putting one of their best playmakers 25 yards off the ball. At the very least, bring him up 5 yards so he can be a bigger factor on any given play. He should be seasoned enough to see a play developing to get him into position. Using his athleticism with some intelligence could go a long way to making important adjustments on defense.

    I think it’s all about making adjustments now that opposing OCs have seen enough film to know how to take advantage of this defense. There aren’t many major personnel changes or coaching changes for that matter that I see needed.

  61. Ewalters7354 says:

    Hawkfan, Sean Payton calls the plays as well.I actually thought you knew that.

  62. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Hats off to Bryant for sucking it up and playing!

    Hats off to this young team for overcoming the clearly onesided calls!

    And Hats off to the fans for showing up strong after a win!

    Go Hawks!!!

  63. I mean I’m not ready to anoint RW just yet, but I said I’m STARTING to eat my words. There were a few plays today where again, he was unable to see down the field and missed open receivers, but that’s for another day. This time needs to be sent celebrating a win over what a lot of people considered to be the best team in the NFC.

  64. mocarob says:

    EW, you’re the one who acts like an idiot.
    I don’t rag on the team & coaches after a loss.
    With all the parity in the league, I understand that games & game plans don’t always go your way..

    Today it worked out vs a 8-3 team. vs the Bears D.
    Give credit where credit is due.

  65. Ewalters7354 says:

    RADEoN, they will just find a way to twist you’re words bro.Here comes…

  66. GeorgiaHawk says:

    RADEoN – Agree, great win by a young team trying to find it’s way and overcoming some very questionable calls in a difficult place to win on the road.

  67. RDPoulsbo says:

    jboard1: I think Carp is still having knee issues from his ACL surgery last year. I’ve been through that rehab and it sucks like you wouldn’t believe. No matter how good his rehab his, the human body still needs at least a year to recover, especially for a 300+ lb guy who’s job requires a ton of lower leg strength. There’s complaining about his play, but they should have just shut him down for the year. He’s doing no good for the team trying to play too early like this. You can point to AP, but his recovery from ACL is nothing short of incredible.

  68. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    lol i am aware of that but bevell will not be a head coach ever in my book. Payton is which means he is already a better coach atleast that is the way i see it.bevell is not elite never will be/Payton is. OC really won’t matter once Wilson starts running the O from the line in a year or two. he is smart enough to do it with experience.

  69. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Ewalters7354- RADEoN is speaking very well for himself, why do you want to try and start something that is not there?

  70. Ewalters7354 says:

    mocarob, talking to you is pointless. The coaches clearly lost us that last game.What I see and feel is how I feel.Why do I have to feel the exact way you’ll feel?I have always supported this team.I love them and will root for them as long as I’m alive.But the moment I say anything that’s not positive about what I see, I get called a dumbass? Find something better to do with your life.

  71. sluggo42 says:

    Moca rob-

    Radeon laid out a full blown retraction for RW today, admitted in caps to have been wrong about him. Case closed there, ACID, I DOUBT, will ever do the same, 14 year olds do not possess the maturity to admit they could have been wrong…ever…

    This was a game that will be remembered for years. RW was spectacular, along with rice and Tate too. Baldwin made some catches too. Lynch had a good game too.

    Mrob KILLED that guy, what a hit.
    Golden appears to have grown up and is finally doing it. 3rd year for WRs, I wonder why…
    Officiating was worse than the media for Obama
    RW , what can I say that hasn’t been said by y’all already?
    I still think Edwards got his fingers under that TD robbery bad call, refer back to officiating bias.
    I didn’t miss Hill, and thought smith showed some promise, we have a young defense.
    Is Ryan the best punter on the planet? Ya, I think so…
    Did we ever get a hit on cutlet?

    I didn’t have a single drop of liqueur this game. Could be a first ever….

    Great day, I’m glad the snipers got their pieholes slammed shut. (Michael -like you dude!)

    War Hawks

  72. bulldog80 says:

    Let the legacy of Russell Wilson begin!!!

    One of the worst officiated games I’ve ever seen. That makes me feel even BETTER about this win. Most teams would mail it in after that much adversity.

    Lets go 11-5!!!!

    also, Screw the 9ers

  73. CDHawkFan says:

    EWalters, you were in a misunderstanding last week as well, you said the following wasn’t about Wilson;

    Everyone is calling Wilson great.Give me a break! Though he did play well, he didn’t save the world bc we still LOSS!

    Now this week you are in another misunderstanding, why don’t you take a few more minutes when posting to clean up your points.

  74. Ewalters7354 says:

    Georgia, tell that to the guys who took something I said and made it a big deal.When I said nothing wrong.I’m done.

  75. jawpeace says:

    The trend continues like I thought it would. Lose the games everyone said the Hawks should win Rams, Cards, Miami; Win against the teams most said we would lose. New England, GB, Dallas,and this week the Bears. I said if we came away 1 and 1 on this road trip we would be fine does not matter if the loss came from Miami and the win in Chicago.

  76. MoSeahawk12 says:

    7-5 matches win total from last year. We still have four games with three at home. Great opportunity to win 9 maybe 10 this season. Maybe we can ask the league for the Rams to play the 9er’s every week.

  77. jboard1 says:

    RD…i hear that. iknow people who have had acl surgery and it doesn’t look fun. Especially being a huge man. Agree about they should have shut him down. hopefully he can be productive in the future for this line…it still needs some help.

    Great win on the road today. they showed that they have what it takes to fight hard on the road. It will be tough playing without sherm and BB, i hope they can overcome that loss.

  78. mocarob says:

    EW, Have a good rest of the day.
    The Seahawks win.

  79. sluggo42 says:

    I wonder if there is anything that can be done about the officiating, I mean we are all homers, but it sure seems we got the short end of the stick every dang time!

  80. sluggo42 says:

    I personally have had a few major joints blown up and surgically repaired. It takes at least a year to get close to getting your self back to normal, then getting back to before injury status is really two years… Carp will be fine… Just give the big fellah a little more time… He will be a total beast next year, especially with big time pro facilities that will continue to work with him full time.

  81. confucious says:

    Slug, still getting repaid for GB. The nation is mad and want’s it’s cumuppance! Well take that nation!

  82. RDPoulsbo says:

    sluggo42: The owners got 1 concession from the NFLRA I thought was most important, the Referee taxi squad so they can have referees ready to step in when regular crews suck. I’m not sure if it’s in effect this year, but it was most definitely needed if they weren’t going to go to full time referees. I’ve never been a fan of Mike Carey’s squad no matter how much announcer fall over themselves defending them.

  83. letsworkitout says:

    Seahawk fans are the perhaps the most emotionally affected fans in the league. Holy cow. They lose a game and people are jumping off cliffs. They win a game and they are going to get a home playoff game. Jeez….some need to truly take the adage “one game at a time.” lol

  84. confucious says:

    To be a truly elite team you must take the refs out of the equation. Hopefully the hawks are headed in that direction. They sure did the job today.

  85. Skavage says:

    You have to be happy with being 7 and 5 after coming out of the break, but wow…where is the QB pressure? I seriously think we may see the Seahawks with a D-line coaching change by next year. We’re just not getting enough out of those guys. But they stopped the run pretty well today so I give them credit for that.

    I wonder how’d we do with a little more complicated rush. Zone blitzing schemes maybe? Utilize Kam Chanecellor’s ability to work some nice run blitzes in there. SOMETHING to helo these guys out. And omg, the coahces have GOT to teach Irvin a better inside move. Give him a spin move, or a nice stunt, swim combo…anyting to compliment the straight up edge rush.

    Now on to the Cardinals. :)

  86. Wilson is one cool mofo — can’t say it better than someone said early in this thread — the guy is just a baller. What a find — keep him healthy, and the future of this team looks good. I can absolutely see him leading us to those 4th quarter drives in the playoffs that every team needs. Down 14-10, I didn’t know if we had it in us to get a TD – but he kept making plays with his arm and his feet.

    The WR’s need to be recognized too, major plays by Golden and Sydney – their play has really solidified what I thought was our weakest unit.

    Defense did suffer a major breakdown on that final drive, but I’m not going to gut them too much (at least since we won), b/c I thought they played pretty solid ball most of the day. Who knew Cutler could be so nifty w/his feet?

    Finally – – glad to see i’m not the only one who thought the officiating was unusually one-sided today. Ridiculous. I saw Clemons held numerous times, and when they finally decide to call a holding, of course it’s on us.

    What a win fellas — gonna enjoy this one all week . . .

  87. mocarob says:

    RW3 outperformed Cutler.
    293yds 2 td’s to 233yds 2 td’s

  88. Ewalters7354 says:

    confucious, agreed.Credit to the guys for showing resolve.I really hope this team is taking that next step.So much potential to be great. Guess that’s why I’m so hard on this team.But one thing is a fact, I love this team.No matter what anyone else has to say.Go hawks!

  89. mocarob says:

    Why doesn’t RW3 catch on as a nickname?
    It’s totally obvious……

  90. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Ewalters7354- Speaking for yourself is fine with me. It was you trying to speak for RADEoN and trying to create something that just wasn’t there that I was referring to.
    Anyways , it’s game day and emotions run high as well as Alchohol levels. Lol.

  91. For what it’s worth, Radeon coming on here and admitting he may be wrong about RW, I give him a ton of credit – almost nobody ever admits they were wrong in the world of the internet.

    Brotherhood of the Seahawks fans.

  92. Dukeshire says:

    Regarding Irvin, i agree: it’s apparent he has no effective inside move. The real issue however, is that he’s not strong enough to work a dip around the edge either. His speed is really only effective when the QB is unable to climb the pocket. Not only is that one dimentiomal but he now relies on interior play to make him effective. Not a good combo. That said, he’s not a bust, or some such. But rather a player that will take years to develop. His talent is obvious, and so long as there are signs of growth, I’m totally comfortable with him. 3 years from now, I may or not feel that same way.

  93. GeorgiaHawk says:

    ” Alcohol” Dam, just misspelled my favorite word!

  94. confucious says:

    Love to hear that people will allow time for growth. In this world of instant gratification, that is a rarity.

  95. Dukeshire says:

    F. Robert Griffin III. Wilson doesn’t need to steal anyone’s silly nickname, after today. He is his own man after carrying that load.

  96. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Dukeshire- Regarding Irvin, I agree, hopefully he will come around by year three like Tate has.

    BTW- I was calling for the Seahawks to trade Tate before it’s to late at the start of the season. Boy was I wrong!

  97. One game at a time is a slogan to keep the players focused. I am a fan and will always be looking at the standings and playing the what-if scenarios. That is what being a fan is all about.

  98. SandpointHawk says:

    Note from the Old Guy: So the mea culpa’s are in abundance today, rare indeed on the blog. Accept them with grace my friends, for none of us are perfect but I think we all love and want the best for our Seahawks.

  99. “Not only is that one dimentiomal but he now relies on interior play to make him effective. Not a good combo. That said, he’s not a bust, or some such. But rather a player that will take years to develop. His talent is obvious, and so long as there are signs of growth, I’m totally comfortable with him.”

    Totally agree with that take. Not quite as good as I’d hoped he’d be so far, but far from a bust.

  100. 459 yards of total offense for our Hawks, incl 25 first downs, better than 50% of 3rd down conversions — all against the #3 defense in the league, on their home field. That’s a helluva day for the guys on that side of the ball.

  101. RDPoulsbo says:

    I think Irvin is still the rookie leader in sacks. I’ve been down on this pick for a while and I’m not going to admit I’m wrong on that just yet. Still he’s been better than I expected. He only has 2 moves: 1: the speed rush around the outside and 2: the inside move. His entire game right now is to make the OT guess wrong and run right by him.

    Ultimately, I don’t think we’ll see him do any better until he takes over at Leo, and that very well could be a few years down the road.

  102. RDPoulsbo says:

    Broncos are running away with it, which will put daylight between them and any WC challenge from below.

  103. CDHawkFan – If you think I’m ACIB – then I feel bad for you.

    Danielle – I’m right here. I apologize for having a family emergency today and only getting to see the very end of the game. We’re not out of the woods yet, but we’re thinking they are going to make it. I apologize for having more important things to attend to with respect to family.

    What I did think of that very last drive with Wilson was “it.” I’ve said that before, too.

    I also apologize for not probably being able to post anything for the rest of the night to attend another matter. That must mean I’m a hater.

    I really don’t care about the win today, but I’m glad they won. I expected a loss and have learned to expect the unexpected.

    Except for the CDHawkFan reference above… I’d like to apologize (minus the T-Jack rants) for my harsh tone this past week. We had a student suicide on Monday, a 15 year old girl told me that she has been physically abused by her stepfather on Tuesday, and now this family emergency today… it’s been a sucky week. Probably one of the worst ever. I’ll try to be more positive in the future.

    And if anyone wants to lie and say I don’t like Wilson, just go back to all of my comments (just don’t cherry pick one here or there) from when he was drafted to now.

    That 90+ yard drive was a thing of beauty (that’s about when I started watching) and even though I didn’t get to watch all of the final drive… great stuff. The kids got “it.”

  104. richardcranium says:

    Anyone else notice that after Carpenter got owned by Peppers on the first drive, he casually walked back to the huddle without picking RW back up. No shame in getting beat by a great… But take care of your teammates!

  105. seahawk44 says:

    Seahawks win out their games (which is possible with 3 at home & Buffalo in Canada)
    49ers lose in New England on Sunday night 12/16
    Seahawks win the NFC west
    get at least one home playoff game

  106. seahawk44 says:

    Bobbyk, I had a strong feeling you were going through something personal because of the tone of your few posts. Strength to you and the families involved.

    You have always liked Russell Wilson, along with most fans, we see that he does have “it” or intangibles off the charts that cannot be taught. And on top of that, the things that can be taught ….. he studies hard and learns them. But the most important thing is, that in his rookie season, he has proven to be a clutch player. And not to be overlooked is that fact that he still has much upside!

    The team still has flaws. But what team doesn’t?

  107. letsworkitout says:

    So if the Niners lose to NE then the Seattle/SF game is for the division.

  108. letsworkitout says:

    That tells you how much room error the Hawks have. Not much.

  109. BobbyK–Sorry for your problems, I figured something was up. I get the same way–especially lately–when the crap starts hitting the fan hard and heavy. But Its funny in a really terrible way that you refuse to apologize for your out of line comments on T-Jack. The guy really isnt a piece of crap–not as a player, and certainly not as a man. He’s a stand up dude. Youre welcome to your low opinion of him as a player, but labeling him as you do is wrong on so many levels.

    But seriously, no one here will begrudge you time away to deal with family etc. Take care and be well.

    What a game! Of course it happens on one I dont watch. I spent the day doing chores and taking my boy to another kids birthday party. The live chat check-in periodically was my only connection to the game…

    Russel Wilson is here to stay…not so sure about our coaching staff.

  110. Cornutt says:

    Thumbs up. Really nice win for our boys.

  111. pabuwal says:

    When was the last time a Seahawks QB has had this type of game on the road against a team and Defense of this quality?

  112. RDPoulsbo says:

    With Denver’s win over TB, 3 out of 4 wins means clinching the WC. They can also split 2-2 if 1 of those 2 losses is against the Bills and still be the WC. TB is the main one to watch. I’m not so concerned about the Redskins or Vikings.

  113. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Bobbyk- Totally understand.

    Take care of family matters and we will see you later with a great playoff run with our favorite team.

  114. seahawk44 says:

    Pabs, I cannot remember a Seattle QB ever leading TWO TD drives in the 4th quarter to win a game on the road.

    letsworkitout, Yes, there is no room for error, but if 49ers lose in NE then the SF/Sea game is for the division. Question is, how motivated will NE be?, and how many players will be resting?, since they already have their division won and will be coming off a short week after plaing on Monday night against the team they are chasing for #1 seed, the Texans.

  115. seahawk44 says:

    BTW ….. St Louis Rams are undefeated vs the NFC West.

  116. sluggo42 says:

    Oh, do you think the 49ers lost cuz of kaperneck’s rookie mistakes? I believe I saw somebody say that would happen in the last week or so…

  117. bbnate420 says:

    Not sure if I said they would necessarily lose a game due to his rookie mistakes, but I did say that I thought the Whiners would be tougher with Smith this year. Kaepernick definitely looks to have the higher upside, but they will have to go through some mistakes of inexperience. He didn’t play 50 games at major colleges like DangeRuss did either. He played for Nevada.

  118. sluggo42 says:

    Daneja was awesome…

  119. montanamike2 says:

    Just got home from the bar, great game one to build off of for sure.
    BM seemed almost unstoppable today, like a Fitzgerald type.
    The refs were almost so bad it was unbelievable, really!
    How many td’s are we going to get taken away?
    Bobbyk, sorry about your tragedies that sucks! This was a tough week to be a hawks fan for sure on top of that.
    I hope Rice is alright that was a brutal hit. Carpenter is rehabbing and still looks a bit overweight as well, hopefully he gets into conditioning as the season goes on and if he doesn’t sustain an injury could be a good left guard for years to come.

  120. LeePHilI says:

    The defense should never have allowed that long pass play that set up the field goal, thus the tie and need for OT. That was a classic “prevent” time and that particular receiver should have been covered with a blanket.

    That point aside…..

    Russell is the REAL DEAL!!!! He proves that brains and doing your homework will overcome the need to be 6 foot or more in the NFL.

  121. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    bobby, will say a prayer for you.

  122. No, that is not correct that the 49ers-Hawks game on the 23rd would be for the division. If we beat both Buffalo and Arizona, AND SF loses to NE there is still one more game after we play them that will determine the division winner. If the last week we lose, and SF wins, we would then be 10-6 for a winning percentage of .625 and SF will be 10-5-1 for a winning percentage of .6563. They would then win the division because they have the higher win-tie-loss percentage.

    The only way the 49ers-Hawks game is for the division is if SF loses both of their next two games and we win both.

    There are lots of permutations on how this can shake out, but if we win out, we are guaranteed a playoff spot.

  123. ChrisHolmes says:

    Bad Refs. Bad Defense. Bad Coaching.

    But we had Russell Wilson.

    Wow. I love this kid.

  124. DanielleMND says:

    BobbyK: sorry to hear about the family emergency. Best wishes to your family.

  125. jboard1 says:

    Thoughts are with you bobbyk

  126. wildman420fun says:

    Never should have been an overtime game Browner started his suspension on the last pass to brandon Marshall Thank goodness Wilson is maturing before our eyes better every week

  127. Dave Boling says:

    Good luck, BobbyK, from the Seahawks Insider family!

  128. I know there is lot of praise for that last drive in overtime, which was magnificent…but to me the play tat stands out is Golden Tate taking it in after that catch at the 11, through 4 Bear defenders. That was guts and glory with 24 seconds to go, the stuff of legends. To me that stands above even that final drive…that was a player who would not be denied.

    Then, of course, you have to rant about prevent defenses…they do indeed prevent nothing except victory. The game should have ended there, 17-14, no excuses for sloppy, loose defense there – especially after solid play for most of the game. Tate’s amazing effort should have been the game winner (in a way it was, anyway).

  129. @ sluggo42, let’s leave politics out of this blog, please. But I agree the refs were horrid

    Did anyone else think Carrol should have challenged the muffed punt-fumble recovery by Maragos just on principle? I did.

    I’m a self-admitted Bevell detractor. Don’t like his schemes or his talent-evaluation (endorsed Jackson last year). I do think he can be a par O-Coordinator from time to time, but he’s not someone that’s going to put an offense over the top. Most analysts think our routes are simplistic at best, and that starts and ends with Bevell.

    I’m not sold on Bevell in any way shape or form especially after the Miami debacle. We had 14 days to prepare for that Dolphins game and they had 10. And they schemed us our bread and butter (run) and we had no answer. What was that all about? The solution was simple, when you can’t run, you pass. Their secondary was known to be suspect, but you know we can’t pass the ball. . . sure, RW can’t throw alot. Oh wait, he can. In fact, if we let him, he can likely throw really well alot of the time. Alright, that was downright rant-ish, so I’ll stop there.

    I still don’t like Bevell, but I think someone got to him this week and let him in on a little secret weapon called R-Dub. Thank god Bevell decided to use him because R-Dub might’ve saved his job.

  130. mindnbrad says:

    BobbyK, hope this week is better than last week. Take care of yourself and your family.

  131. mojjonation says:

    Didn’t see or hear the game. After listening to the talking heads this morning, it sounds like that RW did it again. And that the defense …DID IT AGAIN! It also sounded like Bevell went into panic mode at the end of he game and in OT by calling hand off plays on 1st and 2nd down.

    The D had given up 300 yards and Cutler had a less than pedestrian 180 yards passing before Chicago’s last play. While Marshall is a stud, there is no way in hell he should have ever caught that ball to put them in field goal range. He had 9 catches for 100 yards before that play. So while the D did blow it in the fourth quarter again, one play made all the difference in yardage for Chicago, Cutler, and Marshall.

    Fitzy has maybe a 100 yards total in receiving in his last 6 games. Here’s hoping that whomever is standing in for Browner and Sherman can man up and deal with him. Six points against the Jets? Come on man.

  132. My prayers are with you and your family BobbyK. Take care and take Seahawks to beat Az!

    One game at a time!

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