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Seahawks vs Cardinals: Hello, Defense!

Photo from Seattle Seahawks The arrival of the Seahawks defense in their 19-9 victory over the Cardinals last Sunday was as welcome as a rush of fresh marine air after long days of smokey skies and shitty air quality. Fans are invigorated, renewed and relieved! While it is too early to claim that a new defensive day is upon us, Sunday’s showing was a lot of fun: Seahawks run defense kept the Cardinals to just 144 yards rushing. Ten tackles for loss, six of which…

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My Wish List: Seahawks vs Cardinals

Before jumping into football, I have to give a shoutout to the Seattle Mariners for a fun season and for breaking the 21-year drought for post-season play. The brought this city a lot of excitement and joy, something we can all use more of. And god knows, they did not go quietly. Grinding it out for 18 innings takes grit. Thank you, fellas, for all of it. And here’s to next year. And now on to football. For week six, the Seahawks take on divisional…

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Seahawks vs Saints: the ugly, the bad and the good

Things weren’t so easy in the Big Easy last Sunday, and the Seahawks lost to the Saints 32-39. It seems our beloved team just can’t get its Yin-Yang in alignment. While the offense is playing beautifully and is a lot of fun to watch, the  defense continues to struggle mightily. And for this game, special teams only made it worse. Here’s the ugly, the bad and the good. UGLY Rashaad Penny’s injury is a soul crusher. He’s broken his fibula and will be out for…

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My Wish List: Seahawks vs Saints

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs New Orleans Saints. Saints are predicted to win by five points. We’ll see about that. My wish list isn’t long this week, but I’ll be happy if these boxes are ticked. Let’s go: Improved play by the defense. To drill that down a little more, I’d like to see two things: a nasty pass rush and stronger defense against the run. Andy Dalton is in at quarterback for an injured Jameis Winston. I would love to see him menaced and…

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Seahawks vs Lions: “Be Here Now”

Image from Sports Illustrated The Seahawks beat the Lions in a 48-45 shootout at Ford Field in Detroit. To best describe my feelings about this win and this team, I’ll borrow from the words and wisdom of Ram Dass: “Be Here Now.” The Seahawks offense continues to improve, and Geno Smith continues to defy expectations. Of course, the skeptics and naysayers are out in full force. They note that Smith and the offense were up against a terrible Lions defense. They say that Geno has…

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My Wish List: Seahawks vs Lions

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs Detroit Lions. Lions are favored to win by  3.5 points, for whatever that’s worth. Here’s my wish list for this game: Win or lose, I simply want to see better play, across all position groups and every aspect of the game. I’d like to see the defense contain the Lions running game. The Hawks have already been struggling with run defense, and the Lions are number three in the league for rushing yards per game. There’s no time like the…

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Seahawks vs Falcons: Perspective

The Seahawks are now 1-2 after losing to the Atlanta Falcons in a lackluster game last Sunday. We’d barely shut the door on Week Three when all the impassioned narratives started. For some, there are no wins in sight, and the season is already over. At the other end of the spectrum are the sunny optimists who believe in their hearts that a competitive team is about to bloom, save for cleaning up a few mistakes here and there, and that we just need to…

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My Wish List: Seahawks vs Falcons

Week three. Today’s game pits the Seahawks against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are 0-2 right now, so maybe the Hawks have a fighting chance. Here’s my wish list: Points. More specifically, I mean offensive points. Aside from the special teams touchdown last week against the 49es, the Seahawks offense has not scored any points in six quarters, since the first half of the Broncos game. Points are the point, right? Fewer (or no) penalties. Last week, the Seahawks had ten penalties for something like…

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Seahawks vs 49ers: PAIN

We all saw it. But for anyone who might have been lucky enough to miss it, here are a few things less painful than witnessing the Seahawks’ performance against the 49er’s last Sunday: Slamming your hand in a car door  A root canal without anesthesia Passing a kidney stone Multiple paper cuts and canker sores, all infected Hanging out in a honey bucket on a sweltering day Possible panaceas for the pain: Face plant in a vat of melted chocolate Drown yourself in music Relive…

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My Wish List: Seahawks vs 49ers

It’s week two, and the Seahawks take on divisional rivals the San Francisco 49ers. The win against the Broncos on Monday night has definitely infused the 12’s with more hopeful enthusiasm and perhaps bolstered the Seahawks’ reputation nationally, or at least shut up the haters for one week. Can the Seahawks continue to surprise, delight and maintain the lead in the  NCF West? Only Sunday will tell. Here’s my wish list for the game: A bold run game. On Monday night, Rashaad Penny had a…

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