From the Armchair: Seattle Seahawks, Week 5
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.