Both of these rules WILL affect Seattle, as both holding and cut blocking ARE a big part of their game plan.Will they adapt? Were so close as teams that any advantage we get is huge. A drive extended here or there , less injury's due to irresponsible blocking practices and our obviously superior off season should shift the power back in our corner.
Now if we could just get that crowd noise penalty reinstated
I'm really only half joking. I have two boys ages 9 and 11 and if I were a hawks fan I wouldn't want to bring them into a place that loud as it wouldn't be fun for them or the elderly too for that matter .stadiums should be gathering places that accommodate the entire community that funded them . because it is a copycat league as we all know it would be horrible for all new fields to be constructed as big sound amplifyers in order to keep up( just as we don't want to see the whole league resort to she hawk holding tactics in order to keep up). I mean the NFL doesn't allows home teams to hand out noise making devices but allows Seattle's stadium to be a huge one.
Between the blatent holding violations, PED use ,playing to injure other teams and brash behavior which came to a crescendo during Shermans nonsensical roid rage speech following our last game it just makes the game ugly( and with Sherman even more so , he is But-@$$- fugly). The game is violent enough as it is there is no point in allowing the seahawks push the envelope and dictate the way the league evolves. Do we want a generation of kids wanting to be a Dick??? Keep it classy Seattle and win because you're the better team not because you found and exploited loopholes to the point that rules must be amended in order to keep it fair. And then to see Cheat Carroll celebrating after horrible calls like batting the punt incident or the horrible non call against the packers in 2012. Makes for an ugly , cheap and classless view.
Anyway ,whew..that is why I hate the hawks!
[ Edited by matthewabbit on Jul 21, 2014 at 1:21 AM ]