The Seattle Seahawks lost to the Rams today….again. Things don’t look good for a team that fancied themselves a Super Bowl Contender.
Let’s get right to the point, while the wound is still fresh.
The Seattle Seahawks are not a good football team, and this is completely unacceptable.
After a pathetic 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams today, Seattle sits at 1-1. That doesn’t sound so horrible does it, especially considering they went 0-2 to open the 2015 campaign yet still made the playoffs?
Oh it’s horrible alright.
Here’s a fact….. the Los Angeles Rams are a bad football team. I mean REALLY bad. For all that’s made of their good defensive line, there’s not another position group on their roster that any other NFL General Manager would take over his.
Not even the Cleveland Browns General Manager…. Think about that.
The Seahawks looked inept today. On nearly every snap, the play clock was threatening 0:00. Did they not practice? Their clock management on the last, potentially game-winning drive was particularly horrible. They wasted nearly 20 seconds after their first play from scrimmage.
“Offensive Coordinator” Darrell Bevell is one of the foils of this horrendous start. His inability to use his personnel properly is a massive puss-filled sore that stands in the forefront of what ails this team. He’s got an athletically gifted, statistically accomplished 6’7″ former basketball player at tight end (Jimmy Graham) and yet through the first half we saw him line up as a blocker (something he’s terrible at) more often than in the slot or out wide where he can create mismatches and force the Rams defense into changing their game plan.
But there’s a bigger nemesis here, one that no one wants to talk about. The elephant in the room. Shhhhhhhhhh…but I’m about to go there.
The biggest villain in the poor construction of this team is none other than heretofore beloved General Manager John Schneider.
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Let me say this first….I LOVE Schneider. I want so badly to sit down with this guy, throw back some brews, and talk football. I think he’s brilliant……mostly.
But maybe he’s started to believe that himself…… too much.
Hand any leader a roster like this, and they’ll sweat, their heart will race, and they’ll get goosebumps. It’s young and loaded with talented, bad ass leader types. This team SHOULD contend for Super Bowls for the next 5 years.
But no big… I’ll just roll into this season with a patched-up offensive line with, wait for it….. THE WORST LEFT TACKLE IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE!!!!
Bradley Sowell was let go by the Cardinals for a reason. He couldn’t even earn playing time for them as a BACKUP!
Russell Wilson deserves better.
As we go throughout the week we will break this down in individual parts more succinctly. Sowell needs to go, the team needs to make a major trade, and a prominent assistant coach needs to be fired……and other stuff….
Am I overreacting? Probably. But perhaps not. Look at the New England Patriots. They have a thousand reasons to make excuses about a bad start. Tom Brady out. Tough opening schedule. Highly regarded backup QB hurt. Rookie playing QB.
Yet they’re 2-0.
This has to stop. The Seahawks should be better than this. The Seahawks should be 2-0.
I’m not just disappointed they’re 1-1; this is not a playoff team.
THAT…..is a tragedy.