I haven’t been able to write much lately; not because I’ve given up on the season, but my schedule has been brutal the past few weeks. And it doesn’t look like I’ll have much free time available until at least December.
But I’ll do my best to continue posting my opinions and news on the site.
Anyways, the Seahawks are 1-3 one quarter through the season, and even the most optimistic fans are finding it difficult to forecast a successful year. As mentioned previously both here and elsewhere, the injuries are piling up and several players are underachieving. The trip to Indianapolis last week didn’t help to fill the glass above half-empty, either.
This Sunday against Jacksonville is a must-win game, especially since it will be played at Qwest Field. And because of our especially bleak start, the game next week against the Cardinals is crucial as well.
I try to avoid using words such as desperate, crucial, or hopeless; with the grim outlook thus far, it is going to be difficult.
The Seahawks desperately need to beat the Jaguars at home on Sunday. This team cannot fall to 1-4 with a crucial matchup against Arizona, or the season could be lost before the bye in week seven.
And as everyone knows, the Seahawks should get quite a few players back after the bye week. If they can pull off consecutive wins prior to the break, they’ll be at .500 and somewhat healthy for the first time in at least a year.
The Jacksonville game should be winnable, but I wouldn’t assume the Seahawks can get a victory without problems. Even with the game at Qwest Field, it will be a difficult matchup.
The Jaguars have averaged 34 points the past two weeks and barely lost to the Colts in week one. In Indianapolis, the Colts only beat the Jaguars by two points, 14-12.
The Seahawks, on the other hand, have averaged just over 15 points since their week one win over St. Louis. They should, however, get Matt Hasselbeck back after a rib injury. And the game against Jacksonville will be played in the friendly confines of Qwest Field – the first time the Jaguars have ever visited the hostile stadium.
I’ll be posting more analysis and opinions in the next few days leading up to the game; regardless of my schedule, I have purposely kept Sundays open for Seahawks football.