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Posted on: December 31, 2010 3:04 am
 

The roots of all evil

Lately I have been reading a number of knocks on my beloved Seahawks.. and a number of fanatical well wishers hoping we make the play-offs..

My thought is simple even as a Seahawks fan- we don't deserve to make the play-offs.

Our team has struggled the second half of the year, with the same problem we have had for around 4 years now: Injury
Why does an NFL team get hammered day in and out with these injuries putting stars on the blocks? Well some injuries are unavoidable. Others- strains, sprains, soreness.. I don't know about the rest of you but as a fat man I experience these constantly- why? Because I am out of shape.   So we come out on fire and slowly grind to a nasty halt filled with minor and major injuries huffing players coming off the field and disgusting 2nd half displays blowing leads a la Atlanta Falcons game. I look at the Chiefs. Lowly former rival in the old AFC west days and now the local TV team as I moved near Kansas City. Todd Haley for as little a I think about him has a grueling conditioning regimen he puts his players through. Last year they where resentful. This year they are successful. At 10-5, leading their division, and successful running the ball with toughness behind a line that was terrible last year, they show what can be done.

So- why as Seahawks fans hasn't this been brought up as a concern? Perhaps Pistol Pete needs to come out in a totaltarian way and force the issue. I would LOVE to see a year in which our team stays intact. We where called over-achievers in the beginning; Why? Because we won- and our Defense played healthy and heartily. Then they wore out- got hurt and sputtered miserably.

So this seems like an elementary way to get started on the right path, but what we have lost in the years following Superbowl XL was our drive and culture of winning. We blame it on the high dollar players because they are obvious targets. We blame injuries as a whole. We blame a lot of things. Would good strength training and technique training have kept Russel Okung on the field more this season? Possibly. Sure would have kept a lt of players with minimal injuries going at 100% and possibly instilled a toughness. Heck, my son's peewee team (3rd grade tackle football) focuses at least an hour of each practice to running and conditioning as to not be the team sucking wind and chasing in the 4th quarter. I guess you don't have to worry about the small things when your making millions of dollars a year- you gotta make sure you have time and energy to spend that cash.
Posted on: September 8, 2009 9:38 pm
 

Upcoming Season

Well.
  It is that time. NFL football officially kicks off here in a few days. I am at home nursing a torn up knee unable to jump around and cheer, but damned if I can't yell at the TV. My Seattle Seahawks are tough this year. There was not a large amount of activity, there is the aquiring of the draft picks Deon Butler and Aaron Curry, the signing of TJ Whose yo momma and of course the singing of The Edge, although he is in his later years..  We also can't forget who we have this year that we didn't last year... Our Entire Offense! We have a semi intact line, a reciving corps not seen in a while and a QB who is healthy as an ox (knock on wood) I am excited about our defense with the additions of Colin Cole and Cory Redding.. I think that even without any movement we would have been improved, but with the moves seen we are even better. I base my predictions based on the fact that i feel we improved from what we projected to be last year. We have a 10-6 team at least and have the potential to make it 12-4 with a couple of breaks.. now it is understood that breaks can go both ways.. but I think this is a team that can make it's own luck. If we take care of business then games like Dallas and Indy won't hurt our playoff chances and if we pull those out, then it's only a bonus for us. Way to go Seattle.. Let's take it from the preseason into the real seasno and bring the pain!

Category: NFL
Posted on: August 14, 2009 10:40 am
 

This Weekend is off and running

Well,
  The weekend gets broken in on Thursday with the Super Preseason Rematch... and again the Steelers take it, but to be honest the game was overshadowed by the breaking news.. VICK SIGNS WITH Eagles. Well for better or for worse I like it and have posted as such. Vick is a world class douche doing stupid things with stupid people.. His first investment should be in a set of handlers that shock him when he is doing something stupid..
  Well i wish him the best. He unlike others suspended for less didn't kill a person with his irresponsibitlity. I have even seen several of his dogs on the dog whisperer show. Maybe 2 years in Leavanworth will get his mind focused on the FOOTBALL aspect of things.
The reason I am excited to see him back is with Donovan there is room for some exciting plays.. Can you imagine both linining up and the trick play aspect? Or even a wildcat offense formation with VIck lining up at wideout.

Come on guys, the guy deserves his second chance. He did his time, he Lost everything.. All Donte Stallworth lose was a years pay and whatever he had to pay out, eitherway he is not bankrupt and with the unjust level of the Pro Sports world he will make some money in the UFL most likely, thus negating his punishment to a paycut.

My Seahawks have been picked by Steve Young as the darkhorse of the NFC west and the potential suprise team of the 09 season.. To have Aaron Curry signed, Matt Hasslebeck healthy, Walter Jones healthy and an intact line for Julius Jones and TJ Duckett to push through.. not to mention a healthy recieving corps featuring the newly Signed TJ whoseyomamma... Well. I think nothing but big games are to follow, this should be fun!!  Well thats all for now..

Peace!

 
 
 
 
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