After remaining hopeful for good Seattle Seahawks outcomes each week of 2021, Week 13 appears to be the week where we finally lose faith. It’s not like we don’t have the right to do so. This current Seattle team is as lost as we have seen in the Pete Carroll era.
The curious thing is we aren’t really sure why? That’s what makes it so aggravating. People want Pete Carroll gone? Well, OK. But he also is the same coach who has led Seattle to the playoffs in 8 of the previous 10 years.
People want to trade Russell Wilson? Well, alright. But he is also the same quarterback who has proven to be both statistically and in wins the best QB in franchise history. Wilson has many times made Seattle better than the sum of its parts might imply.
Staff predictions for Seattle Seahawks vs. 49ers in Week 13
Are we really ready to give up on Carroll and/or Wilson? And do we need to? And if we do, does that mean Seattle will rebuild from this awful 2021 more quickly and be really good again by 2023 or 2024? (Because face it. If the Seahawks get rid of Wilson, at least, then Seattle isn’t going to be good next year.)
We, and by “we” I mean 12s everywhere, still have six games left to play and we are going to hope the Seahawks win every game left. That’s what we do. And if Seattle finishes 9-8 then great. But even if they finish 3-14, we are still fans and we still can’t wait for the next game.
The current next game, though, is in week 13 versus the 49ers and our staff sees more sadness for 12s everywhere. Here are what we perceive as being the final score.
Nithin Ramachandra: Seattle 20 49ers 17
Jake Luppino: Seattle 24 49ers 21
Todd Vandenberg: 49ers 22 Seattle 16
Max Downard: 49ers 28 Seattle 17
Geoff Shull: 49ers 21 Seattle 13
Kevin Daggett: 49ers 27 Seattle 10
Lee Vowell: 49ers 28 Seattle 11