First the b-ball Supersonics were torn out of Seattle and taken to Oklahoma City. Then, at that point, the baseball Mariners turned into the principal MLB group to lose 100+ games with a $100 million finance. Then, at that point, the football Huskies made Washington the most exceedingly terrible school group in the country by going 0-5 to open their season, turning into the main BCS qualified school without a triumph.
Presently the football Seahawks have opened their season at 1-3 with a protection so permeable that homemakers all over Seattle could involve it as a sifter to pass fluids.
The Hawks lost their away opener to the Buffalo Bills 34-10 (the scourge of the AFC East that completed 7-9 last year), lost in additional time at home to the San Francisco 49ers 33-30 (the 49ers completed at 5-11 last year), at last beat the Los Angeles Rams at home 37-13 (the Rams were 3-13 last year), and they lost headed straight toward the New York Giants 44-6 (the Giants won the Super Bowl a year ago).
This Sunday (10-12-08) Seattle has Green Bay at home. Prior to showing up in Seattle, Holmgren went through 7 years gathering a 75-37 standard season record with the Packers while winning 3 back to back NFC Central titles, and making 2 excursions to the Super Bowl and winning one.
So how awful are the Seahawks smelling it up on protection this year? Genuine terrible. They rank 24th in surging safeguard (among 32 NFL groups), 25th in passing guard, 27th in all out protection, and 29th in scoring safeguard. They have surrendered 24 major plays of 20+ yards in their initial 4 excursions.
These negative measurements become more huge when you realize that 1) Seattle’s guard was vastly improved last year, 2) They drove the NFL in least score spends permitted last year, and 3) They returned every one of the 11 starters from last year’s protective group.
To compound an already painful situation, Seattle has not played well out and about and evidently has an East Coast curse. Seahawk Coach Mike Holmgren isn’t hearing or accepting any of the East Coast babble. Before the Hawks excursion to New York and misfortune to the Giants, Holmgren said this beyond all doubt:
“You lose (an away) football match-up for a similar explanation you lose a football match-up at home . . . you lose on the grounds that you played terrible. You bobbled the ball, you tossed interferences, and you missed handles. Enough said. I would rather not hear it.”
Mike’s an overwhelming man of size with progress and acquired power. At the point when he talks, you shut-up and tune in. At the point when you win 8 NFC Division Titles, take your group to 3 Super Bowl appearances, and win the Super Bowl, then, at that point, you can talk.
I thoroughly concur with Holmgren. The Seahawks have ability, demonstrated achievement and involvement with key positions. Maybe the slip by in their away game execution is not much or under a head issue.
The Seahawks have played much better safeguard at home-where they are energized by their rambunctious allies than out and about. Cooler heads realize that assuming your play depends more on feeling than restraint, you have a difficult issue in that you can’t take the passionate fan support with you out and about.
The more control you have over your contemplations, words, feelings and conduct, the more compelling results you will accomplish all in all. For that reason shrewd players avoid inconvenience (here and there the field) while different players cause problems.
At the point when you have a ton of stars in a group Matt Hasselbeck, Walter Jones, Lofa Tatupu, Julian Peterson, Leroy Hill and Marcus Trufant-once in a while the stars become greater than the group and there isn’t sufficient space on the playing surface to oblige the self images as a whole.