As you can see by this week’s “featured photo” I’ve had a bit of excitement this week with the arrival of my third daughter! It would also explain why I’m sending this out a little bit later than normal.
With the Seahawks playing Sunday and then right back into it again on Thursday night, I’m going to combine a bit of info here and pass on sending out another newsletter on Wednesday.
Of the next two games, I’m not sure which one I’m worried about more. Maybe it’s about the same, but for different reasons.
The game of the Titans only concerns me because they are one of the best teams in the NFL at getting pressure on the quarterback. Russell Wilson is under pressure for almost half of his drop-backs as it is!
If the Seahawks are going to win this game, I think Marshawn Lynch is going to have to show up in a big way. Despite having success early against Indianapolis, they got away from the run a bit in the second half.
If this game weren’t at C-Link, then I’d really be concerned, but this Titans offense really doesn’t worry me at all. The last time Titans (then Bills) quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick faced the Legion of Boom—he had a very bad day.
I’m not quite sure what to think about the Arizona Cardinals game on Thursday. I think how they play against the 49ers on Sunday will help shape how I feel about it. How Seattle plays against the Titans defensive backs will also help shape my view, because I think the Cardinals secondary is fairly similar.
My main concern is mostly from a historic perspective. The Seahawks haven’t won in Arizona since 2010, and if you think back to how bad some of these Cardinals teams have been over the past couple years, you’d think the Seahawks would be undefeated against Arizona over that stretch.
The Cardinals have improved this year. Before the season, I expected the Rams to be one of the biggest contenders in the division, but now it’s starting to look like this Arizona team might fill that role.
Fortunately, it looks like center Max Unger will be back for this game and right tackle Michael Bowie looked a lot better against the Colts than he did against the Texans. They might look to keep him at that spot since the latest depth chart has him listed ahead of Giacomini.
I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on the offensive line, because it’s going to be one of the biggest factors in the team’s success. Having a guy like Lynch to hand it off to is going to help, but the team is going to need to use him.
I’m looking forward to watching the team bounce back from this loss to the Colts and put on a good show at home against Tennessee. So far the Seahawks have been blowing out teams at home, and I wouldn’t mind seeing that continue.
Then we get to watch back-to-back prime time matchups against NFC West opponents with the team on the road. It’ll be an opportunity to continue to show the rest of the country that this team is the Super Bowl contender we are all expecting them to be this season.
Seahawks football on afn for next 3 weeks!
The NFL is back on overseas! Catch the Seahawks vs. Titans live on AFN Xtra at 1300 PT/2200 GMT/0030 AFG. Those aboard ship get to watch other NFC West action in San Francisco (3-2) vs. Arizona (3-2). Root for a tie game?
Don’t worry about the AFN Fan’s Choice Voting for the next couple weeks since, as I mentioned before, the next two games will be against the Arizona Cardinals for Thursday Night Football followed by Monday Night Football against the St. Louis Rams.
Thursday Night Football will air live on AFN Xtra at 1700 PT/0000 GMT/0430 AFG (early Friday morning). Due to MLB Playoffs, the DTS schedule shows the game being delayed until Friday at 1000 PT/1700 GMT. If the ALCS doesn’t go to Game 5, maybe the Seahawks game will air live.
Vote SEahawks in USAA Million Fan Salute
I got a message from one of our Military Sea Hawkers members who said we only gained 58 votes the other day. Really folks? We can do better!
If Seattle can finish in first after voting concludes, Joint Base Lewis McChord will receive a major facility upgrade provided by USAA.
Text “follow voteseahawks” to 40404 to get daily reminders. Click on the graphic to vote, or visit millionfansalute.com
The sea Hawkers podcast: Episode 10
Stop beating yourself up over the Seahawks 34-28 loss to the Colts and download this episode to help get you cheered up and ready for the matchup against the Tennessee Titans. What kind of chance do the Titans have? Adam has the answer.
There were several plays, players, coaches, and refs to hang this loss on, so Adam and Brandan point the finger at just about all of them, followed up with our tips on how to cope with any Seahawks loss.
Johnnie Peel, the blogger behind davekreigsstrikebeard.blogspot.com, comes on the show to compare Russell Wilson to quarterbacks of yesteryear and talk about why your confidence should not be shaken in this team’s Super Bowl XLVIII destiny.
Former NFL safety John Lynch and Tony Romo are the target of this week’s ‘Do Better’ segment. Adam and Brandan talk about why Denver isn’t the lock everyone seems to think they are to make it to the Super Bowl. The final segment gets a little crazy when an unknown “patriot” who made an appearance at the President’s Cup is honored along with a 3-year-old who is already ‘Better at Life than Skip Bayless.’
Brandan Schulze Military Sea Hawkers VP of Communications and Membership