Originally posted by Rascal:
Well, you know why we were in the game until the 4th ? Our D kept us in it. But, like I said, if our offense can't get anything going, the D will eventually wane as they run out of gas. Is unrealistic and indeed unfair to expect our D to win the game for us. The offense will have to put points on the board and guess what our time of possession was ? A mere 23 mins and when you combine that with Kap's 3 INTs as desperation sets in, it was the perfect formula for a blowout.
There are reasons for the 9ers offense playing poorly in Seattle:
1) unprepared (or poorly prepared)
2) rain and noise combined
3) Seattle played just about as well as they can play--were definitely up for the game.
4) did not stick with the run game long enough
5) tried to be cute in a situation that called for simple execution
There are probably many more reasons but if the 9ers play in Seattle again this season I expect a different result. Having WRs back or more experienced (or both) will help and I doubt the team looks like a deer in the headlights again!