Copout-gate 2012

By Blaidd Drwg

The NFL ref situation is now beyond ridiculous. Everyone knows about the botched calls at the end of the Seahawks-Packers game that resulted in a Seahawks win.

Well, the NFL decided to release a statement about the game, and, in the biggest copout ever, Roger Goodell said this:

While the ball is […]

Too Short II

by A.J. Coltrane

Ok, I know I’m hung up on this “Russell Wilson Is Too Short Thing”, but:

Wilson has been called a test study in a league that hinges on centimeters and is steadfast on black-and-white metrics. A wide receiver is supposed to run the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, an offensive […]

Too Short

by A.J. Coltrane

From left to right: Matt Flynn, the recently departed Tavaris Jackson (he’s not dead, he’s just been traded to Buffalo), and new rookie starter Russell Wilson.

Flynn is 6′ 2″.

Jackson is 6′ 2″.

Wilson is 5′ 10″ +5/8″

Longtime readers may remember a series of posts I did looking at the […]

A Bruce Irvin Bio

by A.J. Coltrane

From SI.com. A story about Seahawks’ first-round draft pick and pass-rush specialist Bruce Irvin.

6'-3", 248 lbs and he runs a 4.46 second 40-yard dash. What's not to like??

Reading it, I don’t think it’s really a surprise that most of the “experts” felt that the Seahawks drafted him with too […]

Seahawks Sign Matt Flynn

by A.J. Coltrane

The Seahawks signed Green Bay QB Matt Flynn to a 3-year, $26 million dollar deal on Sunday. I’ve been so wrapped up in the NCAA tournament that I didn’t notice until today.

The dollars and length seem about right.

The Whitehurst experiment didn’t work. Maybe Flynn will be a better answer.

I’m […]

Average Would Be Nice

by A.J. Coltrane

Offense Defense Mariners (runs) 30th of 30 15th of 30 Seahawks (points) 26th of 32 15th of 32 Seahawks (yards) 28th of 32 11th of 32 Seahawks (rushing) 27th 8th Seahawks (passing) 25th 15th

(Stats current as of November 26 pm.)

The first Seattle team to “win” will be the team that […]

Punt, Punt, Punt, Rinse, Repeat

by A.J. Coltrane

Yeah, I know I’m belaboring the point about Tavaris Jackson, but, as Peter King from SI writes:

Seattle’s possessions at Pittsburgh. They ended with a punt, punt, punt, end of the half, punt, punt, punt, punt, surrendered on downs, punt. Charlie Whitehurst anyone?

Charlie Whitehurst is the better option. He may even […]

The Seahawks Keep Getting Bigger

by A.J. Coltrane

On Monday the Seahawks traded diminuitive CB Kelly Jennings to Cincinnati for 300-pound DT Clinton McDonald.

From the ESPN piece:

Clinton who?: McDonald was a seventh-round choice of the Bengals in 2009. The team had released him previously. He played in eight games last season. McDonald stands just under 6-2 and converted from linebacker […]

Uglier And Uglier, Or Something

by A.J. Coltrane

Predictably, expectations for the Seahawks’ season are headed south (Grantland):

FALLING

Seattle Seahawks OPENING LINE: 7 wins, Over EVEN, Under -120 NOW: 6.5 wins, Over +145, Under -165

Even at 6.5 wins, the Seahawks’ odds keep falling. On Monday, that over was at +130. Now it sits at +145. Although they beat […]

Uglier And Uglier

by A.J. Coltrane

Multiple sources are reporting that the Seahawks are parting ways with Matt Hasselbeck. They chose to go with two new guys, signing Tavaris Jackson and Matt Leinhart.

Ugh.

I’m of the opinion that Hasselbeck is cooked, so I’m not broken up about him leaving — I don’t think the Seahawks were going to win more than […]