January 07, 2006

Seattle Seahawks...Oh what a difference a year makes.: Just last year it seemed as if the walls were crumbling in on Mike Holmgren and the Seattle Seahawks. Will this be they year they finally get over the hump and make it to the Big Show?

posted by stockman to football at 07:25 AM - 6 comments

Holmgren has definitely done what he had to do this season, winning enough games to gain a playoff berth and home-field advantage. That being said, though, I'm still not convinced they are capable of winning in the playoffs. The schedule they played this season was pathetic. Of the legitimate teams they played, they lost to Jacksonville and Washington, and beat the Colts in a meaningless game in the next-to-last week. The only game that was impressive at all was their win against the Giants. Of all the playoff teams in the NFL, there aren't any of them that wouldn't have run away with the NFC West. St. Louis, San Francisco, Arizona? Absolutely horrible. They are far from locks, in my mind, for making it to Detroit, even in the sub-par NFC.

posted by dyams at 08:25 AM on January 07, 2006

Obviously they are no lock, there are no locks at all, otherwise they would just pack it up and declare the Colts champs. The Hawks really do have a stout offense, and when it's firing there are no teams that can stop it, their only hope is to contain it somewhat. As for the schedule, well I'll pull out the old bromide, you can only play the teams they put in front of you. It's not so much that their schedule was pathetic, it's that it became pathetic. Here are other teams they played this year, the Falcons and the Eagles were both supposed to be better than the Hawks, and the Colts (who knew they'd have nothing to play for at that point?) Both the Rams and the Cardinals were supposed to be decent, they ended up sucking, but unlike in years past this year the Hawks took care of business by thrashing the teams they were supposed to. I believe that the Hawks have the horses to get to Detroit. They're going to be rested and healthier than most teams, with home-field advantage. Then in one game, who knows? Anything can happen.

posted by vito90 at 11:07 AM on January 07, 2006

You obviously didn't see much of the Seahawks this year. Just because they beat your Giants doesn't make that their best win, in fact it was one of their worse games all year. They lost week 1 to Jax because of field position & special teams. They went 3-1 vs the NFC East which easily could have been 1-3 but they found a way to win. Without a doubt they have the best left side in football, a stud RB, & above average QB. They also lost their #1 receiver for 10 games who averaged 1000 yards 7td's the past 4 years. Defense wins championships & they could be a year away but boy they made some good moves on that side of the ball. I wouldn't favor them out of the AFC but they have the best shot in the NFC.

posted by catfish at 11:29 AM on January 07, 2006

As a longtime Seattle fan, I am cautious about jinxing my team. All I will say is that I truly hope they can pull it off this year. Hell, if New England, St. Louis, and Tampa can do it, why not us?

posted by RScannix at 12:12 PM on January 07, 2006

last lear there were grumblings because they had a lot togher schedule! not that they are a bad team, but when you play AZ (twice), SF(twice), STL (twice),TX, and TN you are going to look like a great team. even when they played philly and indy they were without their best guys (thats 10 wins right there) which leaves dallas and new york, which could have gone either way. washington and jacksonville, playoff contenders? - losses! i dont mean to rag on them, but i am anxious to see what they do in the playoffs against a tough team when it matters.

posted by cheebus at 12:48 PM on January 07, 2006

I predict Seattle and COLTS at Superbowl. HORSES winning the big race.

posted by indycoltsfan1 at 03:57 PM on January 07, 2006

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