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Leftover Notes from Sunday’s win

Post by News Tribune Staff on Nov. 27, 2007 at 6:45 am with 22 Comments »
November 27, 2007 6:45 am

– Nate Burleson set a club record for most punt returns in a season (42). Will Lewis had 41 in 1980.


– It was the first time Seattle has had two kickoff return TDs in a season.


– Maurice Morris’s 46-yard run was the Seahawks’ longest run of the season and second-longest of his career.


– Teams are 18-3 in games that Deion Branch scores a TD.


– The Seahawks outscored the Rams 40-3 in the second half this season, 73-19 in the second half over the last four games.


– Matt Hasselbeck is on pace for 585 attempts, which would be a club record (532 – Krieg, 1985)


– Hasselbeck is on pace for 366 completion, which would be a club record (313 – Moon, 1997 and Hasselbeck, 2003)


– Hasselbeck is on pace for 4,199 yards, which would be a club record (3,841 – Hasselbeck, 2003)

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  1. montanahawk says:

    Lots of interesting little tid bits of info.
    Still think Nate is more of an Asset then a bust. He so badly wants to make something big happen everytime he gets the ball that I think he loses focus on other things. Needs to learn to rely on his instinct more & work it in with his desire to make the big play.(Then again, What do I know… I’ve never even set foot on a football field other then to bring my son his post game snack) Anywho,balance the fore mentioned out & he’ll be a deadly weapon all of the time.
    Matt’s awesome. Would like to see his completion tally continue to go up & up.
    Go Hawks!

  2. montanahawk says:

    Afterthought…
    Maybe I meant to say that Nate may just need to brush up on the playbook a bit more rather then find his focus. Think he has that one down.
    Who knows…? Alls I know is that he’s fun to watch & he’s one of my faves.

  3. Frank, do you have a breakdown of Seahawks’ stats by quarter? It seems to me that in general we do better in the 2nd half, but I’ve not seen those stats.

  4. rhino136 says:

    It was good to see Branch beginning to come into synch with Hasselbeck at last. They really have had only very little real game time together. Let’s hope that Branch and Hackett can stay healthy for a while at the same time.

  5. lemonverbena says:

    Seahawks 7-0 when leading after 4 quarters

  6. PapaHawk says:

    Burleson is definitely an asset. Anyone who says otherwise is someone who’s opinion carries no value with me. He does a lot for the team, plays hurt, and tries hard. Thanks for the numbers.

    Maybe we should force the ball into Branch near the goalline?

    The Rams will upset someone before the season is done.

  7. tezzer21 says:

    I agree Papahawk…Burleson is some kind of un-nameable force on this team…he sparks them when no one else can. He is risky…that’s why they say, “high risk, high reward”. We can afford one guy on the team like that..we can profit from one guy on the team like that. It’s the guys who make the stupid mistakes that get to me…like the snapper, the unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, the offsides…those have had far deeper negative effects on this team than anything Burley has done.

  8. JimWilke says:

    Speaking of Burleson, he has taken the flak for breaking off his route that led to the interception……….but I think the pass was intended to go to Mo Morris. Looked to me like Morris was supposed to go straight to the flag, similar to the play earlier in the year when he scored a TD but he pulled up for some reason.

  9. I also noticed Morris pulling up on the route. This is the second time he has done that now. At least Burleson can say he was making a read and decided to break his route. Morris just stopped running and didn’t even look back at the QB.

  10. RichmondHawk says:

    What nobody giving Mo kudos for giving up a safety and making us lose the game?

  11. truehawk says:

    well, I fault Holmy on the safety, we cant run the ball for crap, so why run it there?e should be running a quick pass to get us out of the end zone there in my opinion. I was very surprised to see a run called there.

  12. “Seahawks 7-0 when leading after 4 quarters”

    And, they’re 0-4 when trailing after four quarters ;-)

  13. montanahawk says:

    Didn’t lke seeing the photo on the Seattle PI where Mo is on the ground surrouned by a bunch of hand clapping Rams. However, seeing the photo a few frames later where he is running the 48 yarder is very sweet indeed.
    Also, glad Nate wasn’t the one the messed up the route. (Not that I like seeing any Hawk mess up anything…) Nate really got an earful on the side line though.
    What defender was on Nate when he made that nice reception in the fourth? Would like an 8 by 10 of that one on the wall.
    A preemptive apology if this is a repeat, but has there been any word on Hackett?

  14. elgranderojo says:

    Agreed Nate is Great!! Sometimes his mental mistakes drive you nuts, but the good outways the bad and the guy really does play with tons of heart.

  15. During his press conference, Holmgren said that Hackett will miss two games.

  16. Burleson is a spark, and a fine kick returner–and once he learns how to handle a punt inside the 10, he will be a fine punt returner. But he is a pathetic reciever, and I just dont see him getting better. He has been in this league long enough, and has never risen above the number 3 spot. He only catches 1 out of every 4 passes thrown his way, doesnt get open consistently, and drops too many passes. It doesnt matter if you make one hilight real catch a game, when you dropped two and the team needed you to catch 3-5 balls. And no kick returner not named Devin Hester is worth 3 million bucks a year. The Hawks didnt even want to spend 1 million a year on a kick returner, so we let the best we ever had get away–Michael Bates. Now were spending 3 mill on nate, and wasting plays on a guy that isnt going to improve, when those plays could be going to Obo or Taylor, guys that havent had a shot and WILL get better…but hey, I never got past High School football, so what do I know?

    I thought Mo had cut his route short again as well, but the position coach hollering at Nate on the sidelines says otherwise–unless Nate was supposed to run his route different, occupying the safety and keeping him away from that corner of the endzone. Hard to say, Holmy and Hass arent going to diagram the play for us, thats for sure.

  17. nighthawk2 says:

    Burleson stunk the place up Sunday.

  18. bobbyk03 says:

    I like Nate, but he’s not very good at short/precise patterns. He’d be better in an offense that allowed him to stretch the field more. I know they do some, but I used to watch him here in Minnesota and they used to chuck it down the field a lot (and I don’t want to hear idiots talk about Randy Moss being on the other side because one of those years Moss hurt his hammy and was a big non-factor in Nate’s success). He’s doesn’t have overly great hands, but I sure as heck like having him return our kicks.

  19. About that safety, it looked to me like Morris landed with the ball outside of the endzone. I’ve had several looks at it, and every time I’ve seen it, it looked like he got the ball out of the endzone when he fell. From what I saw, if I were the coach I would have challenged it.

  20. “About that safety, it looked to me like Morris landed with the ball outside of the endzone. I’ve had several looks at it, and every time I’ve seen it, it looked like he got the ball out of the endzone when he fell. From what I saw, if I were the coach I would have challenged it.”

    I thought the same thing. At the time his knee hit, the ball was over the line. Usually they only award safeties when it’s pretty clear-cut, I was surprised that there wasn’t a challenge too.

  21. navy_at_3 says:

    FOX said it was 23-3 when DBranch scores a TD… now 24-3.

    “Teams are 18-3 in games that Deion Branch scores a TD.”

  22. navy_at_3 says:

    Comment by rhino136 @ 09:35 – Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 It was good to see Branch beginning to come into synch with Hasselbeck at last. They really have had only very little real game time together. Let’s hope that Branch and Hackett can stay healthy for a while at the same time.

    Branch and Matt were in sync 3 of the 4 games before Branch got hurt. I was told that they spent alot of off season time together building up that desperatly needed chemistry between the two. Watch for branch to be huge against eagles.

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