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Seahawks 34, Cardinals 22: Postgame victory party thread

Post by Ryan Divish on Oct. 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm with 39 Comments »
October 17, 2013 8:59 pm
Russell Wilson being Russell Wilson (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Russell Wilson being Russell Wilson (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

 

With the exception of some unfortunate fumbles, the Seahawks looked pretty solid on the road and against a divisional opponent.

Let’s get to it ….

1. The Seahawks are 6-1 on the season, the first time in franchise history. Is this where you expected them to be at this point?

2. Game ball goes to … ___________ …. Why?

3. Who was another big difference maker in this game?

4.  Besides the offensive line, which is the obvious issue of a lot of what went wrong, what other things do the Seahawks need to improve on?

5. Have you allowed yourself to realistically  start thinking about Percy Harvin playing in next Monday night’s game against the Rams? What kind of difference will he make?

6. Finish this sentence: Tackling Marshawn Lynch would be about as enjoyable as __________________.

 

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  1. I heard Carp was injured. What is his injury.

  2. cseahawk says:

    1. Not really……….figured 5-2

    2. Russell Wilson gets game ball

    3.Earl Thomas

    4.Too many penalties……but our DEF will always get some bad calls due to our secondary

    5.Not yet…..he’ll play in week 9. He will make a TREMENDOUS difference….open the offense much more.

    6. I remember the old expression that Skansi said about Fredd Young and I’d say the same about tackling Lynch, “I’d rather sandpaper a bobcat’s butt in a phone booth than tackle Marshawn Lynch” :-)

  3. 1. The Seahawks are 6-1 on the season, the first time in franchise history. Is this where you expected them to be at this point?

    No – at the beginning of the season I guessed we would have lost 2 by now on the way to 11-5 or 12-4

    2. Game ball goes to … ___________ …. Why?

    I am going with Earl today – you can make MANY suggestions here, but I really liked the way he was all over the field today. AND making plays. I was fond of the open field tackles he made today, that, you know . . . .”Thomas can’t make”

    3. Who was another big difference maker in this game?

    Gotta go with the BEAST – knocking Dockett on his can made my day!!

    4. Besides the offensive line, which is the obvious issue of a lot of what went wrong, what other things do the Seahawks need to improve on?

    WR need to do a better job of coming back to the ball when the play is breaking down.

    5. Have you allowed yourself to realistically start thinking about Percy Harvin playing in next Monday night’s game against the Rams? What kind of difference will he make?

    Not yet – It will truly be interesting to see how they use him at the start.

    6. Finish this sentence: Tackling Marshawn Lynch would be about as enjoyable as __________________.
    Getting hit by a bus!

  4. DanielleMND says:

    Wigman, looked like an ankle, but he went back in the game later.

  5. hawkfan777 says:

    I expected them to have one less win going into the season so I am pleased. Although my expectations have continue to change as the season progressed.

    Game ball goes to Wilson. Very solid game.

    Lynch had another good game but really impressed with the D-line. A very good game for them on the road. They haven’t played that well on the road for quite some time.

    True, The o-line was bad but I hate prevent defense. The game was closer than it should have been.

    Harbinger is a game changer but I am planning on 20 days from now. If he plays sooner that will be awesome!

  6. cseahawk says:

    Oops……..that was Millard, not Skansi.

  7. 1. I figured two losses by now.
    2. Kam Chanceller. I think his physicallity really set the tone on Def.
    3. Beast mode too Dockett’s facemask! That almost makes up for him chocking out Hasselbeck
    4. Is there any other real issue?
    5. I can’t wait to see this offense with Harvin, but I think if he plays next week it will be real limited.
    6. getting your hand stuck in a meat grinder.

  8. 1. Yes, I thought they’d be 6-1, but with the loss coming at Houston, not Indy.

    2. Game ball to the D-line for coming up big throughout the game, especially that last drive.

    3. Tate was also a difference maker. If that punt return wasn’t called back, this would have been a different game.

    4. Love RW, but you gotta hold on to the ball!

    5. Percy will play, and he’ll be huge. Too bad he can’t play OG, though.

    6. … now why would I even want to think about that, in in a good mood right now.

  9. hawkfan777 says:

    Dang it, I mean to say Harvin is a game changer. I hate auto correct. On cell phones.

  10. FleaFlicker says:

    Strong showing by the defense tonight. O-Line continues to leak like a broken faucet. Two turnovers off fumbles…hard to blame RW with the amount of pressure he faced.

    But a win is a win, especially on a road Thursday. 6-1. Leading the NFC. 10 days to get ready for the Rams. Then a home game against TB. Feeling pretty good about this team.

    Kellen Davis deserves some credit for his TD catch as well as a very heads-up move to bat that onsides out of bounds instead of trying to be a hero.

    And Lynch….like 60 of 90 yards AFTER contact. Dude is not human.

    And P.S. To everybody who blamed the refs in Indy: note a very clear face mask by Chris Clemons not called against us on a crucial Cards 3rd-and-forever that would have become an automatic first down and kept them in the game.

  11. 1. Yes, in a very optimistic way.

    2. Defensive front seven and Beast Mode, take yer pick

    3. The one you don’t pick of the two above…or Russell Wilson

    4. Holding onto the ball…except that’s the O line…penalties…and get rid of that stupid zone D (remember Atlanta)

    5. Realistically…that’s a buzz kill…but yes, yes, YES

    6. Trying to tackle Secretariat

  12. DanielleMND says:

    1. The Seahawks are 6-1 on the season, the first time in franchise history. Is this where you expected them to be at this point?

    Yes, this is where I thought they’d be.

    2. Game ball goes to … ___________ …. Why?

    Wilson and Lynch. Ignoring the fumbles, Wilson was a difference maker with his passing and TDs.

    3. Who was another big difference maker in this game?

    Our pass rushers, with 7 sacks.

    4. Besides the offensive line, which is the obvious issue of a lot of what went wrong, what other things do the Seahawks need to improve on?

    Wilson needs to stop doing a Dave Krieg impersonation.

    5. Have you allowed yourself to realistically start thinking about Percy Harvin playing in next Monday night’s game against the Rams? What kind of difference will he make?

    I don’t know if he’ll play next week, but he’ll be something for opposing defenses to worry about and will make our passing game better, although we may not see a real impact until our two injured tackles are back.

    6. Finish this sentence: Tackling Marshawn Lynch would be about as enjoyable as __________________.

    Fighting the Hulk.

  13. MDRHAWKSFAN says:

    1. It’s crazy to say it, but I expected 7-0. They so easily could be.
    2. Malcolm Smith. He was off the charts tonight. And I never liked him until today.
    3. Russell Wilson and Beast.
    4. Offensive line is it. Although Sweezy did not embarrass himself as much as always.
    5. No rush to get Percy in. Let him rest and practice. Can’t wait to see him against New Orleans.
    6. A one-legged man in an ass kicking contest.

  14. Game ball to Lynch. RW made some terrible decisions, that fumble on the 5 was on him–he had years back there to make a decision.

    Overall execution and discipline need improvement, that’s the only thing other than the offensive line being by far the worst in the NFL. Seriously, that are awful beyond belief. Fix the line, we win 60-10 in that game and go 18-1.

    Tate second for game ball; Clemons for roughing out his elbow. KC, ET, Clinton McD!! And Bruce Irvin stuffing the run–who’d a thunkitt?!

    Carpenter is a fat piece of garbage, and McQ is so bad at LT but at least he tries–Carp looks like he couldn’t care less. Unger is still playing hurt–his snaps out of shotgun were awful. I thought Sweezy and Bowie improved.

    Harvin will help, but two decent linemen would help four times more.

  15. VNHLNFAN says:

    Sure was nice to Miller back in the line up.

  16. Yes, Malcolm Smith just played his best game. Wright did very well for playing MLB, but he’s still a liability in coverage cause he’s slow. Man, was he winded late in the game!

  17. MoSeahawk12 says:

    New Seahawks fans….let me save you the trouble of doing research on Russell Wilson. This team has NEVER had a QB/Leader like this guy. There is a very real chance that he will win the game win many would stall. He is the real deal and I’m not talking Fantasy football. He’s real football, mans football 100%.
    Watch now and discover a legend being born. This is why your dad is happy on weekends!!

  18. MoSeahawk12 says:

    STTBM, you do not enjoy any win man. That sucks as I’ve been there. These guys, for all the short comings have done something no Seahawks team has ever done. 6-1. Give your health, your lady/wife whatever a break and go to bed happy. This is rare my friend. We’ve never seen this in our lifetime. Enjoy and not dismantle. This works out for the good man. Find JOY!! 6 and 1, say it with me and I guarantee it feels good.

  19. Screensmoke says:

    STTBM-that pretty much sums it up! Just add the pass rush dominance even though pretty weak I line- definately got to get those tackles back

  20. Our defense is awesome, Russell is a wizard back there, and I’m cool with our RB’s and receivers (can’t underestimate Miller’s value to us – and I do sometimes) – – but can we win a SB with this O-line? Okung and Breno too – can’t get back soon enough for me. Jesus is McQuistan terrible. So slow for a LT. He just can’t hang.

    Yeah, Russell maybe should’ve gotten rid of the ball a couple times on those fumbles, but I am amazed at how good he is. Most crazy impressive pass of the night to me was that one he tried to thread to Golden in the endzone. Pinpoint accurate.

    Anyway, got to be cognizant of not setting expectations so high for this team that I’m underexcited by a double digit road win. This was another very solid road win. 6-1. Can’t do it much better.

  21. Screensmoke says:

    I noticed that too- big time winded

  22. Screensmoke says:

    Moseahawk12- trust me sttbm enjoys everyone of these wins big time- he is more than just a fan- he actually understands the game!

  23. Screensmoke says:

    Imagine if we didn’t have beast mode- totally different team- he had 60 yards after contact tonight-now that is HUGE – this o line right now without the beast would be ugly beyond comprehension. He is the MVP of this team right now- ok co MVP with our defense and ofcourse the incredible( genius ) RW! Go hawks -

  24. MoSeahawk12 says:

    I totally understand Screensmoke. I’m not bustin his chops in any way. We have discussed this and I’m just trying to throw some light on his viewpoint. I think STTBM is very knowledgeable and watches the game with laser precision, much like myself. I played up to college ball and have a realist feel for the game from a defensive point of view. Many of us have been fans for so long, sometimes we just forget to enjoy the win, moment and what that all means. I’m certainly a fan of STTBM and his views. He knows that.

  25. Screensmoke says:

    I’m with ya brother!have a goodnight Go hawks!ps I played a little ball myself:-)

  26. Screensmoke says:

    Mo hawk 12-that was one heck of a win! If our defense can continue to play like that- GAME OVER- ten days off=priceless

  27. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Cool Screensmoke. It’s all good you defending your boy like that. That’s team. Many don’t get that. We on the same side, same team man. This is the real happy s word Bro!!

  28. Calling the O-line the worst in the league when the opposition gave up 7 sacks, is a wee bit of overkill. They obviously have issues, but considering that they are down both starting tackles and both guards are barely more than rookies, they are nowhere near the worst. Not advocating a “see no evil”, homer stance either, just reasonableness.
    That aside, the D-line was hustling like crazy.
    If there is something to complain about, it is the continuing penalties and sloppiness with the ball. RW will spiffy that up though, especially when the O-line tightens up.

  29. Amazing contingent of Seahawks fans at the game. I started hearing Seahawks chants in the 4th quarter, and the response during the post game was incredible.

    It is nice to see that the schedule finally gives us a little bit of relief. St Louis will not be a bargain, but the records of the next few looks promising.

    The game was good overall. It kind of turned poor when the punt return was stopped by a penalty, and mistakes seemed to compound, but they got it together and the beat down was greater than the score.

  30. Screensmoke says:

    What I find interesting is that our offense is getting better and better- I get nervous seeing rusky getting hit so much but that seahawks football right now!until we can protect him better it’s gonna happen-that scramble drill to rice was outstanding. Rusky is one of a kind and no I’m not drunk!he truly is a special case. His football IQ is off the charts and he is just getting started! It’s hard to put into words how unique of a player at the QB position he is – simply remarkable!

  31. Screensmoke says:

    Maybe worst in league compared to how good our team is – we have a sub 500 o line right now and also the best team in NFC for sure- that is pretty impressive- we are truly dam good! That’s what is amazing

  32. MoSeahawk12 says:

    I did think the fourth and one call to be one of the worst calls in history. No Lynch in backfield to keep the D guessing and then to run a QB sneak to the weakest side of the O line is stupid. It was fourth and two inches Bevel/Carroll. This was stupid and could have cost you the game. Gave the Cards life after smashing them for most of the first half. Marshawn has proven so many times that he can get two plus yards when five guys are hanging on him. Do not call this again without having him in the backfield and please don’t risk unnecessary injury to our franchise, stud QB. P.S. sign Mike Rob if Coleman is injured/hurt for more than two games.

  33. 1. The Seahawks are 6-1 on the season, the first time in franchise history. Is this where you expected them to be at this point?

    I predicted 14-2 this season so pretty much on pace.

    2. Game ball goes to … ___________ …. Why?

    Marshawn Lynch

    3. Who was another big difference maker in this game?

    Earl Thomas

    4. Besides the offensive line, which is the obvious issue of a lot of what went wrong, what other things do the Seahawks need to improve on?

    Mis-using Brandon Browner

    5. Have you allowed yourself to realistically start thinking about Percy Harvin playing in next Monday night’s game against the Rams? What kind of difference will he make?

    Not really, I’ll get exited for the week they say he’s going to play.

    6. Finish this sentence: Tackling Marshawn Lynch would be about as enjoyable as __________________.

    Playing right guard for the Cardinals and getting trucked by Kam “Bam Bam” Chancellor who then makes the tackle.

  34. Screensmoke says:

    I had the same thought about mike rob- I would say automatic if seriously injured-especially since ware has been out so long- got to go with mike rob – certainly wouldn’t surprise me

  35. banosser says:

    Sometimes RW holds the ball too long within the pocket, especially with the current make up of the Oline.. 3 straight games we have handed the opponent a TD.. Harvin? I much more look forward to getting Okung & Giac back healthy…

    6-1 with this oline.. phenomenal..
    Wish the D had played like that in Indy..
    30 yrds rushing.. front 7 were monsters tonite.. on the road
    12th man really represented in AZ! it was loud after we made plays
    Leading up to Saints game.. Hawks’ opponents have 5 wins, Saints’ have 13 (one extra game)

  36. ChrisHolmes says:

    “Sometimes RW holds the ball too long within the pocket”

    Why do you think that is?

    I intend to look at the film on this one, but repeatedly last night I saw blanket coverage on our receivers, guys not getting open. You can’t blame a QB for holding the ball when no one is open.

    It’s a no-win scenario when the receivers don’t get open. If RW throws into coverage and the ball gets intercepted, you blame Russell. If he takes a sack, you blame Russell. If he fumbles, you blame Russell. But you have to look at the play first. Why are guys not open? Is it the route combinations? Are guys not winning individual matchups? Is it just great coverage by the defense?

    RW makes fast decision – when they are there to be made.

  37. HawkFromDay1 says:

    I’m sure this thread is dead but i wanna play too:

    1. No – expected 2-3 losses at least at this point. The road wins have been absolutely exceptional (Carolina, Houston, Arizona); a winning road record – when has that last happeend?

    2. Gimme Clinton McDonald – he was in the backfield all day. And Jon Ryan for his EXPERT holding on FGs and PATs.

    3. Zach Miller – I saw him go one-on-one against John Abraham. That’s some Mark Bavaro stuff right there. Oh and he had what, 2 3rd down conversions and a TD? Yeah keep that dude healthy please.

    4. Gotta tighten up the special teams – coverage and return units were excellent at the beginning of the year. Gotta get back to that so we can win field position battles.

    5. He’ll be scurrying around with these insane underneath RAC routes. Let Sid and Golden blow the top off the defense, let Percy RAC underneath and when they get all that covered, sock them in the mouth with Marshawn. That’s a nightmare.

    6. Finish this sentence: Tackling Marshawn Lynch would be about as enjoyable as – the question is invalid: Marshawn has never been tackled – he just repeatedly plows into the nearest defender until he CHOOSES to take a knee.

  38. banosser says:

    Chris… I’d say that at times when RW is sitting in the pocket and no one is open.. he sits there and sits there.. hoping to see something.. He has sometimes waited too long to find someone.. I’m screaming for him to just wing it 20 yrds down field way out of bounds, yes, don’t force it in to someone.. just get rid of it.. He’s fumbled three times (2 were blind shots) holding the ball too long.. once in the red zone that cost us points, and twice last nite leading directly to 10 points.. It’s the only thing I’ve seen that RW needs to work on.. and yes it is a direct result of receivers not getting open.. and 2 backup tackles playing, along with Carp.. and Sweezy lol.. My guess is RW will make a special effort to hang on to the ball when getting hit.. but those blind shots are tough

  39. raymaines says:

    6. Finish this sentence: Tackling Marshawn Lynch would be about as enjoyable as…

    Shaving with a professional grade weed eater.

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