Seahawks midseason awards: our favorite moments so far
By Geoff Shull
The Seahawks have created some great memories so far this season. These are the favorite moments the Hawks have given us so far this year.
Seattle has had a few moments that were tough to watch, but overall it’s been a fun year. There are a few moments 12s would rather never see again, but there have been a lot more great memories. These are the Seahawks moments that stood out for us.
Contributor Blake Waldron: The Chris Carson bobble against the Rams. Seattle has the toughest remaining schedule in the league. In a division on where the leader is 8-0, there is a substantial difference between 6-2 and 5-3. In fact, if Carson drops that ball the Seahawks would currently find themselves in 3rd place in the west. The bobble itself is symbolism for the Seahawks way. No matter how hard they make it on themselves, they’ll always ultimately come through. A clutch play that gave them the chance to win the game on a very emotional night is the most Seahawks thing possible. This comes in as my favorite moment
Contributor Colby Patnode: There have been some good ones this year, but when Greg Zuerlein missed the 43-yarder to hand the Seahawks their first win against the Ram in four tries, it was so awesome. While it wasn’t exactly a Seahawks forced moment, it was without question the purest form of joy I had this season. Sometimes, watching somebody choke against your team to win an incredibly fun game – that is just hard to beat.
Contributor Geoff Shull: October 4th the Seahawks faced up against the Rams in a divisional heavyweight matchup. The game went down to the wire and saw the Seahawks wind up on top with a last-moment field just barely missed. The game is my favorite moment of the season with the late owner Paul Allen being inducted into the Ring of Honor as the 12th man. Russell Wilson in his post-game interview was visibly shaken with tears falling down his cheek. He played his heart out and left everything on the field. Every throw, every run, every decision he did was to ensure the team could win for Allen. Wilson ended the game just shy of a perfect passer rating (151.8) with 268 yards and four TDs. Wilson wanted to make sure he put everything on the field for the man that put his reputation and stake on the line for him just 7 years prior; when he was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft. It was truly a memorable moment.
Co-expert Todd Vandenberg: Of all the great moments of the season, none stood out for me as much as Russell Wilson’s reaction after their big win against the Rams. Wilson, who is usually so collected and professional, really opened up here.
"“I’m just a little emotional because we had the tribute to Paul today,” said Wilson. “He gave me the opportunity you know? I’m just grateful. Win or lose, God is good and I’m just grateful that he gave me the opportunity, God did, and Paul — this organization … I love playing here.”"
It was a beautiful moment and a rare look inside the heart of a guy who almost always plays it cool.
Co-expert Lee Vowell: My favorite moment is the pass Russell Wilson threw while rolling to his left against the Rams to Tyler Lockett for a touchdown. Wilson made the throw over defensive backs going to his unnatural side. Then, Lockett catches the pass while dragging his two feet inbounds. It was a great play by two great players and a play that few can make.
All six of our favorite moments came from the same game, their signature win so far this year. The Seahawks are in great position to make the playoffs right now. That isn’t a moment, but it puts them in place to create a lot more favorite moments in the second half of the season. I expect we’ll see a lot more as Seattle keeps their drive going into the postseason.