From the Armchair: Seattle Seahawks, Week 2

9/17/13 in NFL   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

Hi folks! I'm sorry about the delay in posting this - I was in Seattle for this madness, and I got home late last night.

Blog Photo - From the Armchair: Seattle Seahawks, Week 2As for the game; there's so much you miss when you're actually there, especially when you're screaming and yelling the entire time your defense is on the field. Also, that last touchdown where The Beast stopped right before the end zone and walked it in looked so weird from our angle. Nobody knew what was going on - we thought maybe there was an offensive line penalty stopping the play, so we were looking for the flag. So, I apologize for the lack of analysis in the articles about the games for which I'm there.

The lightning delay sucked, and there was no way I was going to leave my seat and fight the crowds on the concourse, but our seats are under the "umbrella" thing anyway, so we were fine. We also got to see some crazy lightning, which probably would have scared me if I wasn't sitting there "ooh-ing" and "ahh-ing" the light show with thousands of my closest friends.

Blog Photo - From the Armchair: Seattle Seahawks, Week 2Before the delay, I thought the Seahawks forgot they had Marshawn Lynch. (My daughter the birthday girl even made a sign to remind them - mmmm, Skittles.) Russell Wilson also didn't look his best again. It seemed as if he missed a lot of opportunities for the run after noticing he didn't have anybody open. It's like he's trying to prove to someone he's not a "read-option QB".

At first when they called the game for the storm, I was ticked. However, I realized it was a good opportunity to make adjustments earlier than halftime, and they sure did. Rumor has it Wilson went back into the locker room and took a shower to "reset himself." He still wasn't fantastic, but he was good enough.  The offensive line still makes me want to rip my hair out; once again, McQuistan and Giacomini were taking stupid penalties. I'm not 100% sure Max Unger's penalties weren't phantom, however...either that or they were calling the wrong guy's number.

Blog Photo - From the Armchair: Seattle Seahawks, Week 2Did it feel like Pete's coach's challenge and going for it on 4th down at the end of the game were kind of a "F-U" to Harbaugh? We didn't mind...I'm just asking.

Defensive Play of the Game:
Everybody's talking about Richard Sherman's interception - which was pretty, I must admit. Dude has springs in his feet. I'm not going to pick the safety that got us two points either. My favorite play was the tipped ball by Thurmond that made it into Earl Thomas's hands right as the Niners were threatening. Between the relief that the Niners weren't going to score after the heart attack and then acceptance that they would, and the fact that we got the ball back, it was a roller coaster of emotions.

Offensive Play of the Game:
Marshawn's silly stroll into the end zone.

Blog Photo - From the Armchair: Seattle Seahawks, Week 2
Player of the Game:
The entire Legion of Boom who actually played. For those of you who don't know, that's Seattle's secondary. Three of the original four members (Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor) each had a pick. The fourth (Brandon Browner) was out with an injury.
 
Last, and least importantly (but still pretty damn cool), WE DID IT! The 12th Man broke the Guinness record, twice, for loudest stadium crowd, and we did it without any noisemakers. Previous record was 131.7 dB's, which was set by a soccer crowd who could use horns and such, and it is now officially 136.6 dB's. And it's a good thing I'm typing this article, because I have no voice.

In the words of the Seahawks and their coach, play every game like it's a championship game. Next up: Jacksonville Jaguars.

 
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9/18/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11906 respect

Seahawks had a great game plan on D as they took advantage of the weakness of the niners and that is their lack of speed and separation at the WR position. Besides Davie at TE they have no advantages over half decent secondary's so teams can now more freely stack the box and make kapneck throw the ball while under pressure into tight spaces to have to beat them which he simply isn't that good at.  Seems like the blueprint for teams to follow all season as long as they have a decent enough defense to do so. 

That great niners defense will be only thing that keeps them in hunt through the season, they are beast on that side of the ball. 

9/18/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11906 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Yes cause Sid is being mean. I picked wrong, and that's ok. It seems when it comes to the Seahawks, the Niners are glued to the turf(?)....


How dare you madam, Sid is never mean !  Don't be lead astray  enlightened

9/17/13   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Yes cause Sid is being mean. I picked wrong, and that's ok. It seems when it comes to the Seahawks, the Niners are glued to the turf(?)....

I think it has more to do with the Seahawks at home* - I'm fairly certain these two teams will split this season...the Niners are just too good. Centurylink is a nasty environment (hostile just doesn't cover it), and the defense - while pretty good in general - just feeds off the energy. I do think Seattle will be better on the road than they have been in years past, but between the fact that they're not quite as good as they are at home and the fact that San Fran is a much better team than they looked like on Sunday, they skrr me.

9/17/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Yes cause Sid is being mean. I picked wrong, and that's ok. It seems when it comes to the Seahawks, the Niners are glued to the turf(?)....

9/17/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

YAY!

9/17/13   |   Beaneaters   |   17372 respect

Cool pics. I enjoyed all the manure rubbed into Harbaugh's face by Carroll. My guess is Pete is still grinning. I bet it was an absolute blast going to the game. Sid should be in here shortly to say mean things about the Falcons.

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