First off, my apologies for the lack of posts. Work and life has been utterly hectic, and I’ve had little time to write. Onward.
The Seattle Seahawks’ may not be a lot better than they’ve been in the previous two seasons, but I’ll give coach Carroll all the credit in the world for building a team that will punish those asshole ‘fans’ that turn the TV off after half of a game. This team has heart, and it fights until the bitter end. Today, they walked onto the field and completely dominated the Panthers in the 2nd half.
This game was a breath of fresh air. After so much frustration and bitterness from the past weeks, watching the guys come out and beat a Panthers team, hugely short handed, was just awesome. The Seahawks couldn’t catch a break in the first half with but came back and played a helluva game. The banged up defense held strong, and even though they allowed a few successful drives in the first half, stopped the Panthers by rattling Clausen with good pressure from the edges. By the end of the game, Jimmy Clausen had the look of a spoiled kid that didn’t get what he wanted for Christmas. What a sulky bitch.
Game ball: fullback Michael Robinson. No, not Marshawn Lynch. Robinson has shown us just how important he is to Seattle’s running game. I saw at least three key blocks during the game, and I’m sure there were more. One huge block against linebacker Jon Beason sprung Lynch loose on his 22-yard touchdown run that effectively sealed the game. True, the Panthers have a pretty poor run game, but it’s hard to ignore what Robinson did when in at fullback.