Yesterday the gang and I all went down to Seattle for the Seahawks week 3′s game against the St. Louis Rams. The 2 prior weeks didn’t go at all as planned so all of us were crossing fingers and toes with the hopes of seeing a win. This morning on KISW 99.9 Chad Eaton was talking about how much the Rams suck and that even though the Seahawks got a win it wasn’t that impressive due. I disagree with his observation because no matter how it is looked a win is still a win, either by a mile or an inch, a win is a win if it is over a great team or a bad team. This win could definelty set the tempo to the rest of the season
The Seahawks showed poise and confidence right from the opening kick off all the way to the touchdown on the opening drive. Getting a solid start on the opening drive allows a team to find its rhythm early and can set the tone for the rest of the game. This is exactly what happened with the Seahawks on Sunday. The opening drive cascaded through out the game a was prevalent in the Julian Peterson forced fumble to recovery to touchdown that came a few minutes later. By the end of the first half the score was 17-0 Seahawks which has to be one of the highest first quarter point totals I have seen in a long time.
The running game was impressive and I ask Matt Hasselbeck not to do anymore blocking even though it can lead to a touchdown. In a subsequent drive, Matt made an impressive block on two Rams defensive players allowing Julius Jones to get into the end zone to extend the lead. The blocking wasn’t necessary as there was still time on the clock, it wasn’t a critical touchdown (game deciding) and could have cost the Seahawks their star quarter back.
Totally 240 plus yards on the ground is something that has not been seen in Seattle for some time now and it was awesome to see some old fashioned ground and pound mixed with fancy footwork. At times when we though Jones was going down he would spin move out of it and pick up extra yards. Those extra yards make all the difference when it comes to progressing down field efficiently.
It was a blast to see the Seahawks win and for one of the very first times there where NO opposing team fans sitting around us. It doesn’t seem like a big deal but it actually made a dramatic difference in the amount of enthusiasm of lower Section 316. So lets get this year in full affect and get loud and get some wins. GO HAWKS!