The Saints Didn't Beat Themselves, The Seahawks Did.

Nobody in the media gave them a chance.  The phrase, “they don’t deserve to be here,” was the dagger of choice for media and fans alike.  I expect this from the media, but the fans?  Really?  Can we finally stop talking about the draft pick?  Hawkman?

They won.  And guess what?  Most of the major media sources give credit to… the Saints for not showing up.

This is absolutely ridiculous.  The Hawks put up 41 points on the 4th ranked defense in the NFL.  Matt Hasselbeck destroyed the defense with his arm and Marshawn Lynch destroyed them with his legs. 

I could not be happier for Hasselbeck right now.  He is one of the greatest most tenured Seahawks of all time whose star looked to be fading.  Many fans had given up on him thinking that he had lost his magic (I already apologized).  However, yesterday he proved to have some left in the tank.  Just enough for one more run with the team he has earned the right to lead.  Well done old friend.  That was a performance for the ages.  One that has hopefully solidified Matt’s Ring of Honor status and his place in Seahawks lore.

Now “The run.”  What are we going to call this?  It deserves a name.  Was this the greatest play in Seahawks history?  It has to be the greatest running play.  I have never seen a runner break 8 tackles and defy a defense so badly.  I like to picture Jim Brown and Barry Sanders watching that play together saying to each other, “Now that’s how we used to take care of business.”  Thank you Marshawn for the greatest run in Seahawks history and for putting the nail in the coffin of the Super Bowl Champions.

Congratulations to everyone who still believed in this team.  It’s hard being a Seahawk fan, and the media doesn’t make it any easier.  Neither do the fair weather fans.  You know who you are.  Feel good this week as your team defied the universe to win this game.  Your team is an up and coming franchise with a white hot coach and more momentum than any team in the NFL right now.  GO HAWKS!

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  • Hanley Bonynge

    People who wanted to go for the draft pick instead of a playoff run are short sighted and would rather bank on an expensive top pick that may not even work out. There are plenty of picks that can be found in the middle of the round and I would argue that Mallet and Newton do not at all fit with Seattle’s offensive scheme. Luck and Locker are the two more fitting choices and now that Luck is staying, Locker will probably get picked higher and wouldn’t have fallen to Seattle anyway. Either way, you can’t replace playoff success with a draft pick. This is great for the team, great for the city, and great for the fans that believed all season long in this possibility. If this is indeed Matt Hasselbeck’s last dance, I’m glad he got to go out in a blaze of glory.

    • Sammy

      Some of us are not UW fans, so we aren’t enamored (through rose colored glasses) with Locker.

      • Hanley Bonynge

        I’m not enamored with Locker or look at him through “rose colored glasses” but you can’t go from consensus #1 pick to a completely terrible pick. He still brings a great slate of talents and mentality to whoever ends up with him. Is he a #1 pick? No. But is he a first rounder? Without a doubt.

        • Sammy

          I agree he’s going in the first round. But I’m just not completely sold on him. He stayed an extra year and his numbers, on a presumably better team, actually dipped. And I’m nervous about his injury issues, as I am with all “running” QBs.

          I just wonder if Seahawks fans would be so in love with Locker if he played on a college team not situated in Seattle. Hell, give him the exact same numbers and wins and put him in Pullman and what would the feeling be?

  • Sammy

    I did not believe (because I watched them play all season long, and because I understand statistics and trends). However, I still rooted. And I’m stunningly ecstatic. Looks like I owe someone an apology.

  • John C

    Congratulations to the Seahawks! You have a special reciever in Brandon Stokley – thought you might enjoy this blog entry about Brandon’s time in Baltimore:

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  • Riley Moore

    It was the most amazing game of all time! That stadium was rockin’. Watching Lynch and Forsett stand back to back during player introductions was B.A. We will be talking about this one for a very long time.

    • Derek

      Thanks for bringing up that introduction memory. Bill’s fans are writing that Lynch is trouble, but I feel that teamed back up with a college buddy (Forsett) on a PLAYOFF team, with (after that run) the Hawks Fans idolotry, that Lynch has found a happy home. How hard was it to be drafted as the saviour of the Bills and try to live up to expectations with no O-Line and no QB for support?
      I was exstatic when the Hawks drafted Okung with their first pick. A great Offensive line will do wonders for all aspects of the offense.

      • Riley Moore

        Glad you liked it. I just used that image again in another article about Lynch. It’s really rare that two guys who compete for the same position to be such good friends and provide support for one another. Great tandem with totally different styles.

        • chawk

          agreed… all the hawks seem to be jellin’ like this too, at the right time. props to callin’ out hawkman, wanna call attention to some idiocracy he posted in july…
          “I can understand giving Carroll a chance before we lynch him in effigy, but do you honestly think he is the answer? Do you honestly think he is an improvement over Holmgren? College coaches are college coaches for a reason…they can’t hack it in the big leagues. To be fair, many pro coaches who move over to college also fail miserably. You are either one or the other, and, to my knowledge, only Jimmy Johnson made the transition successfully. The mindsets of NFL players are totally different than that of college players. I guarantee you that Hass is laughing at Carroll behind his back”.
          good call, hawkman.