From the Armchair: Seattle Seahawks, Week 5

10/6/13 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34434 respect

Blog Photo - From the Armchair: Seattle Seahawks, Week 5We all knew this team wasn't going 16-0, and we all knew that at least one of their losses this year was going to happen on the road. I'm not quite sure where the famed Legion of Boom was this week besides taking penalties, but there are actually a few positives to take away from this game.

Wilson looked a lot better, and I like when he has the freedom to take off when he needs. I was impressed by our offensive line this week as well. I like Bowie - a lot - and I hope he becomes a permanent fixture. The Hawks proved they can come out early on the road against a good team and dominate, with a few three-and-outs to start the game. I just wish they would have kept that up. The offense had their best game of the season, which is promising. I also think that had the Seahawks played their best throughout the entire game, they could have beat the Colts. That may not mean a lot to most but what it means to me is that my team is in fact good this year. (I know, I'm coming around.)

I was not as impressed with the defense as the game went on as I was early. They gave up too many big plays, and I swear to God I'm going to slap Brandon Browner upside the head the next time he mauls a receiver and then turns around when he gets flagged, like "wha'd I do?" Dude, seriously. To give credit where it's due though, Andrew Luck is a great quarterback and however good a defense is, he's usually going to find a way around it.

It seems as if the momentum shifted big-time after that blocked FG brought back by Indy for 6 in the 2nd quarter though and the Hawks just never recovered. The momentum kept shifting little by little, series after series, score after score, but Seattle had a tough time getting more than 3 out of their drives after the first half. Apparently their "can you win in the FOURTH quarter?!" philosophy doesn't work against the Colts.

I don't have a whole lot more to say, other than that I'm not as upset about this loss as I thought I might be about the first one. The Seahawks made mistakes, but they still battled. They'll correct those mistakes, and I think they'll rebound and be stronger for it. It's also kind of nice to get that first loss out of the way, and hey - at least it wasn't against the Jaguars, right? Let's just not make this a trend.

I'm SO eager to scream my lungs out at the CLink next week against the Titans. That's 1:05 my time, so it'll be one of the 4:05 games for most of you folks.

Until next time.

 
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10/7/13   |   Jess   |   34434 respect

Cali_Kat wrote:
I watched bits and pieces of this game. I was hoping the Hawks would win. I thought that you might be taking your frustrations out on Twitter! I'm sure they will be back to normal next week. 
(Edited by Jess)

Haha - I did do that a little bit, but I stayed away from the computer for the most part during the game. I sometimes find that the armchair Seattle coaches, GM's, etc annoy me. 

10/7/13   |   Cali_Kat   |   15505 respect

I watched bits and pieces of this game. I was hoping the Hawks would win. I thought that you might be taking your frustrations out on Twitter! I'm sure they will be back to normal next week. 

10/7/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61250 respect

Jess wrote:
I don't remember them doing it last season. There was actually some confusion on the field in this game yesterday that slowed things up - some of the players didn't know what was going on or a ref or something that thought one of the other guys threw theirs, I dunno. It was weird.

And you'll probably be able to catch it on NFL Network, NFL Replay (if you have NFL Network) - it went back and forth and was a pretty good game overall to the casual fan. 

Har har, Kenne.

I see. Oh yeah, I may look for it on replay. :)

10/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32471 respect

Jess wrote:
Wha happened?

any other team, i was  broken heart crying having to listen to andrew luck.....i hope they got it out of their system....

10/7/13   |   Jess   |   34434 respect

JenX63 wrote:
 

Wha happened?

10/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32471 respect

 

10/7/13   |   Jess   |   34434 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I hated not being able to watch this game. Sounded like it went as I expected throughout.

I haven't seen any problems with the flags myself, and it was annoying me when one commentator kept mentioning it. I understand that somehow it was confusing him, but if the ref didn't throw it, it's not a flag.  They did it last season with no issue. What'd I miss yesterday?

I don't remember them doing it last season. There was actually some confusion on the field in this game yesterday that slowed things up - some of the players didn't know what was going on or a ref or something that thought one of the other guys threw theirs, I dunno. It was weird.

And you'll probably be able to catch it on NFL Network, NFL Replay (if you have NFL Network) - it went back and forth and was a pretty good game overall to the casual fan. 

Har har, Kenne.

10/7/13   |   Kenne   |   15866 respect

Congrats on your Colts win Jess yes

10/7/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61250 respect

I hated not being able to watch this game. Sounded like it went as I expected throughout.

I haven't seen any problems with the flags myself, and it was annoying me when one commentator kept mentioning it. I understand that somehow it was confusing him, but if the ref didn't throw it, it's not a flag.  They did it last season with no issue. What'd I miss yesterday?

10/6/13   |   Jess   |   34434 respect

I forgot to add - officiating was horrible (on both sides). Also, I'm not thinking the pink penalty flags are such a good idea if the guys are also wearing pink towels. What a clusterf***

10/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11784 respect

Given the Redskins (yes, Redskins, that IS their name, and it should remain their name!!) had a bye this week, I found myself eager to watch hockey.  I also checked in on the Seahawks from time to time, as I am still hoping to get to a game this season and you know I really like them, too.  Anyway, Twitter was alive with updates and my heart broke when I saw the final score. Glad to read your perspective, Jess, and be hopeful.