Last night's game was a fucking travesty though. That Seattle defense though looks damn good and the Packers O-line looks even worse than usual.
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Ok, so I think I can finally write about this game... aside from the last play this game was pretty god damn good for the Seahawks.
Defense - Completely dominating the Packers in the first half. 2 Bruce Irvin sacks, 4 Chris Clemmons, I'm missing 2 to who I don't know who gets credit. KJ Wright is insane. He is pro bowl caliber if there even is one. He plays Linebacker, but plays like a safety. Brandon Browner is fucking brutal.... hes lucky these refs don't see shit. Every play Browner is just smothering somebody. Whoever Richard Sherman is covering won't get passes... simple as that. Second half was a little scary from my perspective, but they did a good job zeroing down on the run and holding them to 2 FGs and 1 touchdown that really shouldn't of happened (will cover later.) Great job for Brandon Browner completely towering over the receiver to deny the 2 point conversion. Rank 1 in the league for points allowed.
Offense - Completely contained Clay Matthews. He was silent in this game. His pressure was there, but absolutely 0 sacks for him and only one by another person. Russell Wilson does an amazing job coordinating this offense on the field. That being said, a lot needs to be fixed. We're pretty much down to our last WRs now. Braylon going out early and Baldwin out for the game. Golden Tate is really stepping up and making a name for himself, though maybe too much after trying to jump for a TD pass intended for Sidney Rice. Run game was great. I think Lynch had 100+ yards that game.
Special Teams - Pretty good. 1 yard punt, contained the Packers returns, Leon Washington had a fairly quiet game though.
Now, I know everybody wants to talk about the last play... but honestly, its been talked about enough. I don't think you can argue that at all. It was an interception.
But, lets not forget the PI on Earl Thomas for a clean play that effectively could of ended that touchdown drive.
You think Russell Wilson did an amazing job? Dude look scared all night, hit like 45% of his passes (out of 12...) and took a sack for a huge loss when he easily could have thrown away the ball or ran for a gain. If it wasn't for the fact that the Seahawks won, people would be calling him out.
You know what he is? He's the black Tim Tebow. Shitty stats, definitely shouldn't be a starter in the NFL, but god dammit, he won! Praise him!
The NFL can say what it wants but the commissioner, aka coward, has the ability to overturn it. *axe rule*
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Mays has been given a 1 game suspension and a $50,000 fine for his helmet to helmet hit on Schaub.
Suppose the suspension makes up for the fact he should have been ejected.
Lang's tweet is already the third most retweeted tweet ever (I feel dirty just typing that sentence)
Wilson is doing about as well as I expected, I HOPED for better, but I expected competency as long as he had few attempts and they leaned on the ground game, which we all figured they were gonna do, its how he had success last year with Wisconsin and it will keep working this year. Everybody knew SF was good on defense but that whole division has really improved there, so its just gonna take solid unremarkable QB play to win games, which is great because everybody in the division has a solid unremarkable QB, should be real competitive
Wilson's doing fine, especially with those receivers. None of them are grade A material. And Carrol had this to say:
Offensive plan: Carroll said he's the one deserving criticism for the Seahawks' weak offensive output. He's insisting upon a conservative approach to avoid turnovers and he would be taking that approach even if Matt Flynn, not rookie Russell Wilson, were the quarterback. Carroll: "Remember, we did not turn the ball over again, and that was the best defense in the NFL taking the ball off of teams last year. ... In the meantime, we're raising a quarterback in the system. We are solid enough as a team to play like this at quarterback right now. It is a struggle for some people to understand that, but we're going to keep moving along and growing and there will be a time when it won't feel exactly like it feels right now. But it's not time." This confirms impressions from Week 1. Seattle's excitement for Wilson was longer term than it appeared during preseason.
I can imagine what a ref union meeting is looking like right now http://youtu.be/Iu_30-8ZlmQ
I shortened it to a (horribly made) picture, since no one clicks videos anyway.
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I live in Washington state and I just absoluetly loathe the Seahawks, but ignoring all the horrible calls that made me feel dirty for just watching the game, the Seahawks have been playing better then I execpted this season and they showed some strong muscle during that game, at least in my opinion. And thats not just easy for me to say, i'd rather just bash on the hawks
But dear god, this season is getting painful to watch. Im not going to stop watching, but im going to just start a drinking game....everytime the replacement refs make a "what the hell...." type of call, im taking a shot. Should make it more interesting
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If I see the NFLPA or a player whine about the scab ref's affecting their safety I might snap. Seriously. How stupid are these people to even pretend that they can make that argument? The regular referees aren't protecting players from falling pianos. They aren't out there making sure they don't get hit by cars on the way to the stadium. The regular refs enforce the rules that protect the players from the PLAYERS. If the NFLPA has such a concern about safety then send a memo to each of your UNION MEMBERS and tell them to stop cheap shotting each other. Stop blaming the guards because the inmates shanked each other with filed down spoons. That isn't a guard problem, its a prisoner problem. If players are going to go out there and take cheap shot after cheap shot at other guys, that isn't a refereeing problem, it is a union problem. The union whining about player safety is fucking comical when its the members of the union going out and making dangerous plays on other guys in the union on purpose. Its one thing when you complain about concussions from lack of equipment. It is a whole different ball game when you whine about guys body slamming each other. The union needs to get its shit in line and that would solve a whole bunch of the player safety issues. Tell your guys not to take leaping helmet shots at players' heads. Tell them not to dive at the knees of a QB intentionally. You don't need the refs to keep the idiots in line when they should be policing themselves on this sort of stuff.