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Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 1, 2013 at 9:13 am with 66 Comments »
January 1, 2013 9:13 am
2012 Stats Hawks Redskins
2012 Record 11-5 10-6
Total Yards Gained 5,610 6,131
Total Offense (NFLRank) 350.6(17) 383.2(5)
Rush Offense 161.2(3) 169.3(1)
Pass Offense 189.4(27) 213.9(20)
Points Per Game 25.8(9) 27.3(4)
Total Yards Allowed 4,899 6,043
Total Defense 306.2(4) 377.7(28)
Rush Defense 103.1 (10) 95.8 (5)
Pass Defense 203.1(6) 281.9(30)
Points Allowed/Game 15.3(1) 24.3(22)
Possession Avg. 31:36 31:05
Sacked/Yds. Lost 33/203 33/244
Sacks Made/Yds. Lost 36/247 32/209
Interceptions By 18 21
Penalties/Yds. 110/890 116/985
Punts/Avg. 65/45.6 70/42.6
Turnover Differential +13(T5) +17(3)

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  1. sluggo42 says:

    hmmm, looks like a RW throw-a-thon coming up. I guess they start the game throwing, then feed the beast a bit. Skins have a good run D, and a horrible pass D.
    I’m guessing their run offence rated #1 is due in part to a healthy rgiii, which he no longer is.

    THis game will be quite a test for the boys. I can’t wait!


  2. RDPoulsbo says:

    All you have to know about Washington’s secondary is Josh Wilson is a starter. Wilson will feast all game long.

    Tyler Polumbus is their starting RT, so it will be interesting to see if the Hawks use Bryant more to stop Morris or Irvin to blow right by that waste of roster space.

  3. NYHawkFan says:

    Too bad the ROY ballots will already be in by the time the Hawks play the Skins this Sunday. If Wilson puts up some good numbers against Washington, it would have boosted his case. Thankfully, Wilson is more team oriented rather than personal record oriented, so it likely doesn’t matter all that much to him. It would be nice to see him get some additional national props, though, considering all the challanges he’s faced this season (3rd round pick, low market team, etc. etc.).

  4. I sure don’t miss the days where we considered Josh Wilson our best CB, playing opposite Kelly Jennings. He was decent, but nowhere near what we have now.

  5. The stats for this game are a lot closer than I anticipated. Considering we are playing on the road and on a grass surface, I’d say this game is going to come down to Special Teams and the ability to stop the run. Wow…what a match-up this is!

  6. Ewalters7354 says:

    JZombie-Remember the days some fans thought the hawks had a great secondary with guys like Brian Russell and Deon Grant?

  7. MattandCindy says:

    I really hope that Carroll & Co. use our ability to have opposing D’s over commit to the run with a few good Beast Mode stampedes, and then let RW fling it all over the place. It just warms my cockles to know we have a QB that opposing coaches have to actually PLAN for. When is the last time we had such a migraine inducing threat at the controls? I’m going to smile huge when I see a dejected Josh Wilson walking to the sideline after getting burned like a crackhead buying soap. The Redskins D seems to do a good job with creating turnovers though, so we’re going to have to protect the rock as well.

    P.S.- I know that they have Cousins as a back-up, but can you imagine the boot to the throat of they’re fans and team when Irvin/Clemons come around untouched and obliterate RGIII, and then the meat wagon comes rolling in? I don’t want him seriously hurt, but taking him away quickly would leave that place flash f**ked.

  8. edstang45 says:

    Josh Wilson feasting on, us?? I think he will choke on Rice and taters, I hope Lynch gets outside for a one on one play with Wilson early so his back up has to come in. The interception would be alot closere if we had play’d the Boys and Eagles twice this year, and Skins play’d bradford and the 9ers twice. Just my opinion but I think we will have less probs with the skins than we had within our own division. After watching the two dallas/skins games over and over on the network I feel we are a different problem for Shanahan, on both sides of the Ball.. I think we surprise these guys with a fairly easy win

  9. edstang45 says:

    I reread your post RD…you shoulda added a R before the second Wilson lol…I git ya

  10. raymaines says:

    The stats are closer than I thought they would be.

    I’m predicting 7 to 10 point wins for both the Seahawks and Packers this weekend and close wins for both Seattle over Atlanta, and San Francisco over GB the following week.

  11. Thanks, Georgia. I think if Wizenhunt couldn’t save Arizona from their dumb personnel moves, then Andy Reid probably can’t save them either.

    Wherever Reid goes, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him make a play for Matt Flynn. I don’t think Seattle should or would trade Flynn, but I could see him fitting on a Reid-coached team. I suppose if they wanted to trade Larry Fitzgerald, I’d be all for it. ;-)

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Stevos- Larry Fitzgerald? He couldn’t even catch a cold! Lol, however I would give up two first round picks for him.

  13. Dukeshire says:

    Stevo – He’d have Kolb again. Reid may feel he can work well with him again.

  14. Chawksrule says:

    I hate to say it but we could be in for a loooong day. Our #4 D gives up 4.5 yards per carry on the ground. I think Shanahan and their #1 rushing offense will run it all day on us. The way we win this game is by hitting RGIII hard enough that he becomes a non factor and DangeRuss winning it at the end again.

    Go Hawks!!!

  15. Duke, yes, Reid probably thinks he can rehabilitate Kolb. It will be interesting to see who Arizona hires as GM also. They have done a crappy job with their offensive line for years. Kolb won’t stand a chance until that gets rebuilt.

  16. I’m willing to think that next Sunday could be a very long day for RGIII. Sure, he’ll escape for a run or two and he’ll make some passes. But I’m willing to bet that the speed of Bobby Wagner, Earl Thomas, KJ Wright, and Bruce Irvin is going to create real problems for RGIII. If he runs, he’s going to take some hits for speedy defenders, and he’s banged up already.

  17. pabuwal says:

    Kolb with Reid will do ok. Think Matt Cassell 2010 style.

  18. One thing with Andy Reid, he always invested high picks on his lines of scrimmage. If they hire him, I can about guarantee that they will be taking OL in the first round (maybe the second too). They have a really good DL so the focus would be on the OL. Jake Long is available(not that there wouldn’t be huge competition for Long on the open market though) and probably won’t get franchised by Miami due to his cap number. With Reid/Long/Kolb (who Reid would get the most out of), the Cards would make a fourth really good team in the division formerly known as the NFC Worst. They may have to chance it to the NFC First.

  19. pabuwal says:

    I’m assuming Kolb can stay healthy for 16 games which probably will never happen.

  20. Yes if they give Andy Reid ample control he could probably rebuild Arizona pretty quickly. And we could have four killer teams in our division soon.

  21. NYHawkFan – I don’t think voting has even started for ROY. The voting this week is still for the Rook of the Week. My understanding is the ROY voting continues all the way through the post season.

  22. Dukeshire says:

    Pilot – I believe the deadline for voting is Thursday.

  23. NYHawkFan says:

    Pilot – Thanks. I seem to recall that on another thread the subject came up and a couple of posters said today was the last day to vote. I’ll have to double check. That would be great if the ballots didn’t have to be in until after this Sunday’s game. Does anyone know for sure when the ROY ballots have to be in?

  24. Skavage says:

    If Andy is hired in Phoenix Kolb will be out the door. Mark my words. Andy wouldn’t have traded him away if he truly thought he had value as a top tier QB.

    The only thing that gives me any hesitation is the Bidwell’s history of being cheap. I think Andy comes with a steeper paycheck than some other candidates out there. So if they spend their money there, will they open their wallets in the FA market? Look to the Cardinals to spend their picks on a QB and OL in April. Especially considering the new CBA and rookie salaries. No need for them to worry about spending huge amounts on draft picks.

  25. It would be kind of cool if the vote ended in a 3-way tie. It’d be pretty fitting, IMO.

  26. TomlPDX says:

    Can you imagine having Andy Reid as the 4th coach in the NFC Best? Wow! Not only would I love hating on Harbaugh but every time the 9ers played any team in the NFCW I’d be rooting for niner annihilation and possibly seeing it happen, exposing him as the weakest coach in the group. That would be sweet!

  27. JZombie says:

    This doesn’t break down the voting procedure, and it’s lol wikipedia, but there’s some interesting trivia on the award here.

    Seattle has decent chances of making history with two strong candidates for both awards. Doesn’t look like Seattle’s had even 1 ROY winner, but at least there’s one former Cougar who won it.

    And yeah, I remember Russell and Grant, I think I had a bit of the koolaid for them, but that’s because whoever was playing safety before them must not have done anything memorable. Needed someone to have some faith in in the secondary. Someone with a better memory can fill in the gap there.

  28. Skavage – Bidwell already said that he still believes in Kolb and wants to continue with him. He’s not going to hire a coach that sends him packing, IMO. He’s going to hire a coach who could help him succeed.

  29. Here is what has to say about ROY:
    “After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on throughout the month of January. The Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Year will be announced at the second annual “NFL Honors” awards show in New Orleans on Saturday, February 2..”

  30. Oh yeah, we had serious safety problems a few years prior to Grant/Russell. I know Duke was sad when poor Russell got ran out of town and we drafted ET to play FS. :)

  31. I’ve dissed Kolb before and doubted he would succeed, but half the reason for that is because he was stuck in Arizona. If he gets Andy Reid as his coach, I’ll have to be careful about doubting him.

    And… In the spirit of the New Year, I’m going to give props to one guy on this blog who has always been my favorite to argue with…

    BobbyK, you’ve been right about so many things this year. Yeah, I said it. You were right about Gabe Carimi being the right pick over James Carpenter. You were right about Max Unger becoming a solid center. You were right about Tate coming on in his third year. And you were right about Matt Flynn way back before anyone was thinking about him coming to Seattle.

    And, in the spirt of the New Year I’m not even going to mention all the many many things you’ve been wrong about and I’ve been right about, even though there were a ton of those. Yeah, I know, that’s big of me. I’m a great guy. But hey, next time I argue with you, just don’t get a big head about all this. You probably just got lucky. Keep it up, my brother, and Happy New Year.

  32. TomlPDX says:

    Actually, I could see Reid keeping Kolb…as his backup! :-)

    I see that Holmgren has stated he will “listen” to any head coaching positions if anyone will talk to him. I loved Holms but I think the Browns gig didn’t help him.

  33. Dukeshire says:

    I’m not suggesting that Reid is committed to Kolb, or that he won’t move him again, but consider what the Eagles got in return:Rodgers-Cromartie and a 2nd. That was a pretty high price and suggests that Reid didn’t simply unload him. That is, he may yet consider him capable of leading a team. I guess we’ll find out…

  34. Dukeshire says:

    Stevo – lol

    Bobby – Russell… I couldn’t believe when I read his name again this morning. Earl Thomas was one of my all-time favorite draft picks in Seattle history. I was so happy Carroll “reached” (as was considered by many) for him. Thomas and Kam… they make me as happy as Russell and Grant (although more Russell, lol) frustrated me.

  35. Stevos – Thank you. I’ve been wrong about plenty of things, too. I never knew Bobby Wagner would be this good, I didn’t think much of Clem coming from Philly, I thought Malcolm Smith was going to be a really good starter this entire season, etc.

    I will say this for the blog, I’ve learned a heck of a lot more about the Seahawks from the people here than I could from anywhere else.

  36. I didn’t realize that Ryan took over the Mariners Insider until about a week ago (which is cool). I asked him a few questions about the M’s and he hasn’t answered yet (which I wouldn’t expect him to since it’s a dead part of the off-season and he’s been helping with Seahawks stuff, too). Since he has a sense of humor (I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t think he wouldn’t find the humor in it), you guys who have come to “know” him a little on this blog should go to the “Mariners Insider” page and call him Frank Hughes. I already did. lol

  37. raymaines says:

    I don’t mind admitting it, I liked it back in the early zeros when Seattle was the bully in a weak division.

    The last thing in the world I want is for Seattle to be the fourth best team in the entire NFL and finish last in the NFC West. Can your imagine finishing 12-4 and being last in the division?

  38. DanielleMND says:

    Our advantage in this game is RW vs their pass defense.

    If the Cards can get a legit QB, the NFC West will soon be the NFC Best. Two playoff teams this season, the Rams played both of those teams tough, and if the Cards get back on their feet, this will be a scary division.

  39. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Seahawks defense built to stop RG3.

    Talking about Thomas-

    “Even our first round draft choice is hungry because there was a safety drafted ahead of him.”

  40. montanamike2 says:

    If i was RG3 i’d be nervous about this game, if a slighted RW lights the Redskins up then he might lose a lot of spotlight on ROY. I loved Mattandcindys post about being depressed like a crackhead finding out he just bought soap. I would love to rain on RG3’s parade.

  41. SnoHawk says:

    What bears mentioning with regards to the stats is “who have they played?”. During the seven game winning streak by the Skins they have played Philly twice, the Cowboys twice, at CLE, vs. BAL, vs. NYG.
    While I respect any team that can win seven straight, these are hardly the 2012 Seahawks D. Baltimore used to be a great D, and that team is a much more formidable opponent when playing them in Baltimore, which the skins did not.
    I think that the Hawks have a true opportunity to shock the Skins with their physical and fast D…as the Defenses Washington is used to playing don’t even come close to comparing with them. Look at how WAS has done against top five defenses and it isn’t very good comparitively.

    These facts give me confidence.

  42. chuck_easton says:


    If it truly comes down to fan voting for ROY just package the trophy up and send it to Washington. RGIII has won pretty much every fan vote there has been this year.

  43. RGIII can have the OROY Award as long as RW gets the Lombardi Trophy. How’s that sound?

  44. Dukeshire says:

    Galena – It’s a deal!

  45. Yeah, I would take the Lombardi over ROY. No shame if RW loses to RG3 – RG has put up very good numbers all year. Unfortunately, it will all come to naught this Sunday as I believe our home town boys will come away with a W.

  46. raymaines says:

    I don’t want any Seahawk to set a record or win an individual award. Their agent will just use it for leverage to up the value of the next contract. RW can personally lift the Lombardi Trophy for the next 15 years and go to the HOF when he retires, but no ROY. Just win, baby.

  47. I believe it is already the NFC Best, but I will go farther – which division in ALL of football is better?

    Clearly the AFC Worst – I mean west – is the bottom division in all of football. I don’t feel that the NFC Least – I mean east. Is that far ahead of them.

  48. princeaden says:

    Who cares about ROY ? I’m pretty sure Russell Wilson would take a ROY 2nd place followed by a Redskin beat down in our Nation’s Capital and walk away proud. I Love that type of attitude about this team.

  49. tealskin says:

    Football=team. Individual honors do not add to team spririt or cohesiveness. As mentioned, they also jack up negotiating leverage which is good for the individual, not the team. So where is the benefit? Other than bragging rights which are worth squat. Would rather have players that feel under-appreciated and are hungry.

  50. SnoHawk says:

    princeaden- good call. ROY is great for attention and all that and putting the Hawks on the map, but honestly playoff wins are the deal. Nothing else matters.

  51. blueshq says:

    ROY would be great but I love the records that last, that can’t be broken like 1st ever rookie to win all his home games. And tieing Manning for tds is pretty special. Notice that Charlie Connery’s name came up 64 years after the fact. I think RW75 will be long remembered for far more than a ROY award.

  52. What do John Stephens, Leonard Russell, Mike Anderson, Anthony Thomas, “Cadillac” Williams, and Vince Young have in common?

    They were offensive ROYs in the past 25 or so years.


    I only want my favorite players to win games for the Seahawks. I could care less if a Bobby Wagner doesn’t win ROY if his team wins the SB while a Panthers LB (who will probably win it) watches the game on t.v.

  53. Technically, Wilson could lose to the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game which means he wouldn’t end the (meaningful) season with a perfect record in Seattle. Also, he didn’t start against Tennessee in the pre-season so that’s not technically a “W” either, but did beat the Raiders in the other pre-season game.

    So what this “bum” needs to do is win both pre-season games in Seattle next year, win all 8 home games, then get home field advantage so he can have both of them at home for two more wins… then Paul Allen has to find a way to get the SB in Seattle one of these years so he can win it all at home as well. That’s a perfect record! lol

  54. The Seahawks should beat the Redskins as long as they don’t play conservatively and don’t turn the ball over. If this game were in Seattle, it would likely be a blow out. Since it’s in D.C., the Redskins have a chance. But I still think the stronger team will prevail.

    Whatever happens on Sunday, this has been a good season. Let’s hope that Russell Wilson will tie (or surpass) other Peyton Manning records in the coming years. Forget about ROY — I want to see him win multiple Super Bowl MVP Awards.

  55. bbnate420 says:

    Kolb has played pretty decently when he’s actually played. That’s the problem, he never plays. He has a glass jaw and plays behind a turnstile of an o-line. Not a good combo.

    Anybody seen London Fletcher’s stats? 139 tackles, 3 sacks, and 5 ints at 37 years old. And he’s the leader of the D. Sick.

  56. HawkFromDay1 says:

    Great spot on Fletcher – he’s such a good player.

    I think we need to really target him in this game. Make sure lots of 2 WR sets so he stays on the field. Then read-option/play-action him to death. We never work the middle of the field, but this could be the game to do it. Could see Zach Miller and Anthony McCoy having big games.

  57. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Good morning Seahawk fans. I hope you had a good New Years. Mine was good except for the nasty wet weather that reminded me of the the weather I grew up with on the Pacific coast. Fortunately that stuff usually blows through Georgia fast.

    Here is a link with a breakdown on the Redskins blitzing in the final regular season game against the Cowboys. It will be interesting to see how much and how often they try this against the Seahawks.

  58. Vegas56 says:

    I for one would much rather have a playoff team – regardless of what kind of run is made – than post-season individual awards of any kind. One is the point of the season, the other is largely a popularity contest.

  59. Dukeshire says:

    That was actually a worthwhile link. As was discussed during Monday’s live chat, I’d expect Wash to push the middle of the pocket like the Rams did, and those Double A gab blitzes are something I expect to see a lot of Sunday. Especially considering Sweezy showed he’s vulnerable to them. Beyond that a additional benefit to them is that they would also help mitigate the read-option to a degree. A positive for Seattle should Wash run that type of blitz, is that they don’t have the speed on the perimeter to contain Wilson should he get to the edge and collapsing the interior would push him out there.

  60. GeorgiaHawk says:

    It will be interesting to see how Wilson responds to them, and Sweezy hopefully will be doing a lot of film study this week.

    Another O-ROY article.

    Things I learned from this one was how many passes over 20 yards they threw this year.

    Luck- 101- NFL high.
    Wilson- 64.

  61. Hammajamma says:

    As much as the SEA defense has been vulnerable to the cutback, I like their speed against the WASH running game. Vegas has the winner correct. Easier game than STL, I believe.

  62. Georgia–I had no idea RG3 threw so few passes over 20 yards. He’s been damned accurate on really long throws, but again, I had no idea he had taken so few attempts at longer passes.

    That stat helps me lean back towards Wilson for ROY. 16TD’s vs 2 INT’s over the last 8 games, especially considering those games were vs Miami and Chicago on the road, and San Fran, St. Louis, and the Cards, and that he destroyed Buffalo with the read-option, is incredible. No other rookie qb can touch those stats over the final 8 games.

    I’d love to see Wilson win ROY, but I still think RG3 with all those rushing yards and his early success while Wilson struggled will win it. And that wont bother me at all. He’s fantastic. But if Luck wins, I am going to puke in my mouth a little.

    That was a really interesting opinion piece, and I like his arguments for Wilson and RG3 and against Luck.

  63. DUkeshire–If Seattle sends Wilson out on a bootleg to throw the ball immediately, without faking a handoff, do you think that would keep the Skins from running the same kind of blitzes and trapping Wilson in the pocket?

    I’d like to see Seattle immediately get Wilson going on the option, and do designed bootlegs when throwing. Once they get that rolling, along with Lynch, they can try the pocket passing dropbacks.

    Sweezy has got to figure out what to do in those situations, or its gonna be a quick exit for Seattle. And I think Seattle is much the better team compared to Washington. I really hope Seattle plays hard and disciplined. I’d really hate to lose the chance to go 3-0 on the Skins in the playoffs….

  64. Bobbyk–Wow, harsh. Neither Cadillac Williams nor Mike Anderson were losers. Anderson was a badass toughguy who never was the most elusive back in the world, but he did really well for a few years on balls alone. Williams did fine and was a pretty good back, but injuries took away his speed and that was that.

  65. Dukeshire says:

    STTBM – I think hitting the TE or slot over the vacated middle or yes, the rollout to the TE / FB in the flat would punish blitzing the A gaps, too often. Once you get them to play more “honest” play-action and the read-option open back up.

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