Originally posted by Blitz:Originally posted by dhp318:Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Playing very well.
However, disclaimer coming:
This team has been very fortunate the last two weeks. The Cards were really banged up at WR last week, and this week, the Hawks missed their All-Pro LT all game and starting QB in the second half.
So, while the defense looks really good so far, I think we are playing against teams running at half-speed right now. Next week will be a big challenge.....if the Vikings come in healthy. Maybe we'll get lucky for a third straight week.
One final note on the offensive side: The Hawks were also missing their best DT, Brandon Mebane, who was out. On both of Gore's TD runs, they ran right over his area, in the middle of the line. Excellent game planning by the team, but also very fortunate the opposition was missing a key piece.
in my mind, it's ridiculous that people even expect Walter Jones to not only suit up, but play like a HOFer, he's so banged up and old now. The Seahawks have a bunch of old, injury prone dudes. They paid for it.
Maddog. I see your point. They missed Mebane, however, the Cole- Mebane combo would have been the weak spot as well, right up the gut. Cole is a backup, not a starter. A case can be made for them missing Barnard with Mebane at the 0 tech. Truth be told, Seattle has weak run d, even with Mebane in there. He's good, but he ain't no Marcus Tubbs, and he was moved from his o tech spot this year, so who knows how that would have translated on the field today.
Injuries are part of the game, there is no "luck" about that, it's a given. Seattle has had these run stuffing issues brewing for quite some time...we saw it exposed when the Pack ran all over their ass in the playoff's a few years back, and it hasn't been resolved since. They really need a big run stuffer, have for a few years now, Cole is probably not going to cut it, and Bryant hasn't developed into that role yet.
Your comment about "getting lucky for the third straight week" is weak, those guys are busting their balls out there, flying all over the f**king place. Or, is that luck too?
It's so stupid to say that a team wasn't healthy. Being healthy is a measure of how good of a team you are. If you're good players always get injured and miss games, that means you aren't that good!