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Military Sea Hawkers
The military chapter of the official booster club of the Seattle Seahawks
We’re only a couple weeks away from the Seahawks Military Appreciation Day game against the Vikings! Tentative plans are to have it at the same spot as previous years: King Street Bar & Oven just across the street from CenturyLink field on the north side of the stadium.
Plans are coming along to have a patch, coin and resupply of hats made up in the near future. No decisions yet on the designs. Someone mentioned using Kickstarter as a way of crowdfunding the products.
Essentially it means that we all pay for what we want ahead of time and nobody has to lose any money for buying too much of something that nobody really wants. According to Kickstarter’s terms and conditions, it doesn’t look like we can use that site, but we can use Crowdtilt.]
With regard to football, there’s been a lot of concern about the team than one might expect from a squad that’s 7-1 at the halfway point. This week the focus wasn’t just on the offensive line, but the play calling and how predictable it might be for other teams to figure out.
If that’s the case, then I think it’s something that can be (and should be fixed), but I don’t think it’s any reason to call for someone’s job. It may have worked for the Ravens last year, but that doesn’t mean it’s one of those moves you need to make to get to the Super Bowl.
This weeks’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is one of those games where the Seahawks should dominate. Anything less than a win by two or more touchdowns is going to be a disappointment for fans. I’m sure the defense wouldn’t be particularly happy with that either.
That’s not to say that this week’s game is a gimme. As we saw with the game against the Titans, some big mistakes on special teams and turning the ball over can allow teams a chance to hang in there and keep the game close.
This isn’t a team with much capability on offense right now, but give them a short field and a guy like Vincent Jackson to throw to and they can score. On defense, guys like Gerald McCoy and Darrelle Revis are the kinds of players who can turn a game around with a big play.
Tampa Bay just doesn’t have enough guys on the defensive line to get the kind of pressure we’ve seen on the Seahawks offensive line. So this game should be a bit of a break for the guys up front.
I would expect our Seahawks to perform well at home this week and put some of the negative talk we’ve been hearing to bed. A win by three or more touchdowns and moving to 8-1 should have that effect.
Looking forward to seeing many of you at the Vikings game in two weeks!
no Seahawks football overseas this week
So I guess we’re just going to let the Cowboys fans take over the Fan’s Choice voting on AFN? That’s the only way I can explain why their matchup against the Vikings was selected as “Game of the Week.”
Let’s get some practice in this week and vote for the Seahawks road game in Atlanta, because the following week is the Military Appreciation Day game against the Vikings. Head to AFN’s website after Sunday’s game to vote for the Fan’s Choice Game of the Week.
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The sea Hawkers podcast: Episode 13
Do comments about the Seahawks from the national media have you down after a 14-9 win over the Rams? Adam and Brandan remind Seattle fans that this team is 7-1 for the first time in franchise history. Not only that, this team is 4-1 on the road.
The guys discuss where some of the struggles were in the game, and focus on the defense as one of the biggest reasons why this team was able to pull out the win despite only 135 yards total on offense.
Dayna O’Gorman, Seahawks fan reporter for nflfemale.com and co-host of the Wednesday Night With nflfemale podcast, joins the show to talk about the return of Michael Robinson and his presence on the sideline, her thoughts on Earl Thomas and how the defense played, as well as the struggles of the offensive line.
In their “Do Better” segment, they talk about Golden Tate and his 25-yard taunt on an 80-yard catch and how the offensive line must do better to keep Russell Wilson alive. For their performance against the Dallas Cowboys, a pair of Detroit Lions are recognized for being Better at Life than Skip Bayless; and a moment of humility from Brett Favre and knowing when it’s time to keep the cleats hung up also earns him a spot in the club.
Brandan Schulze Military Sea Hawkers VP of Communications and Membership