Found October 07, 2013 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Early Xmas In Indy Wow. That is all I can still utter audibly after the Seattle Seahawks disappointing loss in Indianapolis. After gutting out a gritty win in both of their first two road games, the Seahawks had themselves set up to do it again for the third time in a row. That, unfortunately didn’t work out as planned. While I do see a lot more fans who are calm than I thought I would, I am still seeing people saying discouraging things about this Seahawk team. There was a lot of disappointment in this game, but there is always a silver lining or a positive to come from everything. Here’s what I loved and hated about this week’s game against the Colts. Love ‘em Russell Wilson While I didn’t mention Lynch, he DID rush for his first 100 yard game of the year. While he definitely missed some plays in the game, Russell Wilson made some incredible ones, too. The fact that the Seahawks were facing adversity for most of this game and that Wilson continually got the team out of trouble is a testament to the end result Pete Carroll and John Schneider were looking for. There were so many factors to what went into the lack of offense that you can’t really blame it on one person. Knowing the leadership that Wilson has developed, he is going to put this one on his shoulders. And I love him for it. Bruce Irvin It was great to see Bruce Irvin back in the lineup. While we know every athlete promises to come back better than ever, like Irvin did, it doesn’t usually work in their favor. It looked to be the case, at least for today, for Irvin. After seeing him constantly getting pressure on Andrew Luck and even sacking him, he looks quicker and more explosive than he did before his suspension. With all of the Seahawk defensive ends/ROLB back in the mix with Irvin’s re-introduction, things could get more scary by the week for opposing quarterbacks. And Irvin will probably brush himself off at least 9 more times this season. Hate ‘em Secondary The Seahawks secondary has been very “been but don’t break” in the last couple seasons. The defense, as impressive as it has been, still allows the occasional big play or lots of yards, but forces teams to settle for field goals or less. Today, though, it finally caught up to them. They frequently allowed TY Hilton or Reggie Wayne to exploit the gaps in coverage to make big plays. Hilton alone killed the Seahawks. Had the secondary been up to their ball hawking ways, those big plays by the Colts would have been minimized in a big way. Offensive Line I will make this fast because I know of the deficiency, with 3 or 4 regular starters not in the game. But it is extremely hard for anyone to make a play, QB, RB, WR, TE, if they don’t have time to think, time to move or time to orchestrate positive plays to help the team win. The offensive line is one of the most important units on the team as it can dictate an entire offense. If the line falters, everything else Russ used his legs and his smarts to keep the Seahawks in the game. breaks down in one way or another. It just depends on who is in control of keeping it or putting it back together. The finish I really don’t know how to word this effectively to be honest. The Seahawks couldn’t finish. They couldn’t finish drives, the defense couldn’t finish Colts offensive drives, they couldn’t finish the win after several opportunities to do so. It’s not how you start games, it’s how you finish them. And the Seahawks learned that today. Penalties Whether it was the referees being overly sensitive or the team earning them, the penalties need to stop. Aggressive penalties can be excused and are usually shrugged off if it helped the team in any way. Pre-snap penalties, though, are uncalled for. And there have been lots of them. Penalties were not the reason this team lost, despite what some may say. No, I don’t think that was pass interference, but I also don’t agree with blaming one person for making one decision during a game where the Seahawks controlled their destiny. The loss hurt, but we all know the team will regroup and come back improved next week against Tennessee. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG PAGE IN OUR CLUBHOUSE SECTION AT NWSB!

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Percy Harvin “back and ready” according to Twitter

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A Reminder Of Why Punters Shouldn’t Try To Tackle Anyone… Ever.

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Week 5 (10/13 - Seahawks Lose

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The Colts blocked a field goal and then killed a punter

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