All the happiness 12s felt after Week 1 was wiped clean by the awful of what the Seahawks did in Week 2. Here are some knee-jerk reactions.
Knee-jerk reactions. Think about that. And at the same time, be happy you aren’t on the coaching staff of the Seahawks (more on that in a minute). It is easy for fans to be up and down each week. We have the right to think short-term instead of taking the long view.
To be fair, we will still be fans of Seattle football long after Pete Carroll and John Schneider are no longer involved with the team. In the future, we might remember fondly the Carroll years. But for now, we might be seeing the end of the empire.
Seattle looked awful in Week 2 in a 27-7 loss to the 49ers. Here are some quick and very likely illogical reactions to the Seahawks blowout loss to San Francisco.
Knee-jerk reaction 1: The Seahawks will win two more games the rest of the year
If one takes a glance at the Seahawks remaining schedule – and trust me, it doesn’t look at all easy – it is honestly difficult to see a game that makes one think, “Oh yeah, Seattle is definitely winning that one!” If there is any game close to that, it is in Week 3 at home against the Atlanta Falcons. But Atlanta almost beat the Rams in Week 2 and Seattle’s offense hasn’t proven it can score against anyone.
Plus, Atlanta forced the Rams to turn the ball over three times and held the Rams offense to 337 total yards. Atlanta might win in Week 3 6-0.
But beyond the Atlanta game, the games that looked somewhat winnable to begin the year for the Seahawks aren’t so much anymore. The Giants are 2-0. The Jets are 1-1. The Lions look easily capable of putting up too many points for Seattle to match. Maybe Seattle could beat the Panthers?
Seattle winning two more games is still realistic as anything can happen in the NFL but much beyond two seems like a pipe dream at this point.