Random Thoughts on a Total Hawk’s Blowout


Sept. 9, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice (18) celebrates after scoring a 10 yard touchdown during the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals beat the Seahawks 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

This game was such one-sided disaster for the Cardinals there’s just not a lot of analysis necessary.  So, I thought I’d list some of my random thoughts from the game and it’s aftermath.

  • I wonder if the Cardinals would trade Larry Fitzgerald for Matt Flynn and a draft pick…  They really need a QB.  Larry caught one pass today.
  • Cardinal’s fans and management shouldn’t blame Ken Whisenhunt.  He didn’t fumble a single ball or throw a single interception.  And who didn’t draft a high round QB last year?
  • I know what Russell Wilson means about blowouts not being as much fun as a close game.  This game was not fun to watch.  By the middle of the third quarter I was rooting for the Cardinals to show some life, something, anything…
  • This game may do more harm than good for the Seahawks collective ego.  They caught a team at the bottom of their fall from respectability.  That’s not going to happen again for a long time.  The Hawks should not let this game convince them they have suddenly gotten that much better.
  • Russell Wilson didn’t help himself to win Rookie of the Year.  Not that he didn’t look good, but the Hawks would have won this game with Stan Gelbaugh under center.
  • 10 penalties for 97 yds…  Some bad habits returned for Sherman and Giacomini.
  • Wish list for next draft: Get someone to replace Giacomini and his mindless penalties.
  • I should have gone fishing rather than watch this game.  Not that it wasn’t good that they won, but this game didn’t really prove anything.
  • It’s good the second and third team guys got to play some.  If the Seahawks make the playoffs it will help that they had this experience.
  • Where was this when the Hawks played Miami, Detroit, and St. Louis?  Let’s hope they saved something for Buffalo.  The Buffalo game scares me.
  • Matt Flynn looked worse than Russell Wilson ever has.  He overthrew receivers by a LOT and almost got Sydney Rice killed on that pass over the middle.  You don’t throw that ball to your #1 receiver when you’re up by 50.
  • Richard Sherman is a great player, he needs to act like he’s been there before when he does something great.

Well, that’s about it from my perspective.  Fair?  Unfair?  Have some of your own?