Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all enjoyed photos and the YouTube slideshow of the Military Appreciation Day activities from the Seahawks 41-20 win over the Vikings.
If there is anyone interested in writing game recaps let me know. I’m learning that if I’m on the road for a game it’s tough to balance driving, sleep and getting a timely recap out to everyone.
Be sure to check out the featured content links to the right for some of the great coverage that came out of the special day put on by the Seahawks and USAA. The Seahawks even included some of my photos from the events in their Salute to Service gallery!
It may have been a tough week in the news for the Seahawks with the suspension of Walter Thurmond and a potential suspecsion of Brandon Browner. That doesn’t change the fact that one of the biggest games of the year is coming up against the Saints on Monday Night Football. Head down to the post below for some thoughts on the game.
SEahawks vs. Saints MNF (or tmf?) on AFN
I have to say, I’m completely baffled by the reaction of the media and some 12s who think the Seahawks are suddenly in trouble because Thurmond is suspended for four games for non-PED substance abuse and Browner could be facing a non-PED drug suspension as well.
Browner was already injured. He’s not playing this game regardless of how his appeal turns out. Do folks really believe that Thurmond is such a difference maker on this team that it could mean a loss at home against the Saints? PUH-LEASE!
The Seahawks still get after the quarterback better than any other team in the league. Everyone on the defensive line appears to be healthy (and not suspended), between the efforts of our linebackers and Kam Chancellor the Seahawks are #3 in the league defending against passes to tight ends. This is not good news for Drew Brees or Jimmy Graham.
As far as the Seahawks offense goes, you may have noticed that a guy named Percy Harvin is now playing. Also, it just so happens that the Saints have one of the worst defenses against the run, so have fun watching Marshawn Lynch running behind a healthy offensive line.
There’s also the fact that New Orleans tends to be terrible on the road. They barely beat the 2-9 Falcons after the Seahawks dominated Atlanta on that same field.
Oh, and Seattle has a guy named Russell Wilson who has yet to lose a game at CenturyLink Field. With all that said, I think we can calm the concern that one guy is going to make the difference in this game.
For those overseas, the game airs live on AFN Sports and DTS Sports at 1725 PT Monday evening or Tuesday morning at 0125 GMT/0555 AFG.
While you’re watching the game Monday night, remember to jump on over to AFN’s website to vote for the Fan’s Choice Game of the Week. You can actually vote as early as Sunday night if you’d like. Next up: the San Francisco 49ers, and I don’t expect the game to be flexed to Sunday night considering the Saints and Panthers are already in that slot.
sea hawkers podcast episode 16
The Seahawks may be on a bye, but Adam and Brandan have things to talk about including the appearance of Percy Harvin and the return of the starters on the offensive line.
In addition to recapping performances by the offense, defense and special teams against the Vikings, the guys discuss other teams in the NFC that may have the opportunity to challenge Seattle. Are any of the other teams in the NFC a match for this Seahawks team?
Responding to an email, the guys attempt to decide which two players it would take if Russell Wilson were somehow forced into being traded away from the team.
Folks that need to do better this week: an anonymous college scout who implies that Johnny Manziel is a lock to be better than Russell Wilson, and NFL referees have no consistency when it comes to determining if a ball is uncatchable.
Paul Allen makes an appearance on the list of those who are better at life than a certain employee at a top sports network along with Harvin for exceeding expectations even with limited playing time.