Seahawks Lose on the Road... Again

I’m not sure how to react to this one. Once again, the Seahawks looked flat on the road and lost to the St. Louis Rams.

As usual, expect to hear a lot of criticism this week from overreacting fans in Seattle. Expect a lot of calls for Charlie Whitehurst to start, a lot of questions about the defense, and more criticism aimed at Pete Carroll.

I can’t defend the fake field goal, but the rest is excessive reaction following a tough loss.

I don’t mind Pete Carroll rolling the dice on fourth down, but why is Jon Ryan trying to run the ball for ten yards? There was no chance he would have been able to get to the edge; even if he did, he wouldn’t be able to outrun St. Louis’ defense for ten yards.

This is a 2-2 football team heading into the bye week. Considering our pre-season expectations, I find it hard for anyone to justify disappointment.

The loss to the St. Louis Rams hurts, but the Rams aren’t a bad football team this season. They aren’t the same St. Louis Rams who ensured the Seahawks at least two wins within the NFC West every year.

It sure would have been nice to start off the game with a recovered fumble taken back for six, but it is what it is. This team needs to figure out how to get something going anywhere outside of Qwest Field.

Shaun Dolence: dolencesm@gmail.com
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