The Seattle Seahawks lost yet another game in which the offense couldn’t move the ball. Without Michael Dickson punting the ball all night, Washington might have rolled up 50 points on Seattle. No, it’s never a good thing when you write about the punter. Well, almost never.
In the case of Michael Dickson, I’ll make an exception. The fourth-year player out of New South Wales – I believe that’s just west of the Shire – has been an absolute weapon for the Seahawks since his first game. 12thManRising site expert Lee Vowell was something of a Nostrodamus when he wrote that Michael Dickson was the fifth-best player on the Hawks. Mind you, he wrote this article months before Dickson even started his rookie campaign. Right now, you wouldn’t get an argument from me if you said he was the best player on the Hawks. Dickson, not Vowell.
Before I continue to rhapsodize about the greatness of the Seahawks punter, I feel compelled to mention what might have been. 12s got a rather brutal reminder of a past member of the Hawks Monday night when J.D. McKissic scored both of Washington’s touchdowns. No, it was hardly a one-man show, but with Chris Carson out for the year and Rashaad Penny being Rashaad Penny, it sure would have been nice to have the McKissic on our side of the field.
The Football Team’s change of pace back had 30 yards rushing – more than the Seahawks running backs – and 26 yards receiving – twice what DK Metcalf managed. We miss you, 21!
Okay, back to Dickson. He punted eight times – yes, E I G H T – and averaged exactly 50 yards per punt on the night. He planted three of those inside Washington’s 15-yard line. Oh, and the Football team only returned two of those punts for the grand total of eight yards. And that was one eight-yard return. Reminds me, I need to pick up a lottery ticket. I wonder what number I should play…
On a night in which very little went right, Michael Dickson again did all he could to bring the Seahawks home with a win. It’s all he’s been doing for four seasons now. With the occasional mind-boggling play thrown in, of course. Happily, he’ll be in Seattle for gazillion years. Now if only he could coach offense, we’d really have something going!