First the ball Supersonics were torn out of Seattle and taken to Oklahoma City. Then, at that point the baseball Mariners turned into the main MLB group to lose 100+ games with a $100 million finance. Then, at that point the football Huskies made Washington the most noticeably terrible school group in the country by going 0-5 to open their season, turning into the lone BCS qualified school without a triumph.
Presently the football Seahawks have opened their season at 1-3 with a guard so permeable that homemakers all over Seattle could utilize it as a sifter to pass fluids.
The Hawks lost their away opener to the Buffalo Bills 34-10 (the scourge of the AFC East that completed 7-9 last year), lost in additional time at home to the San Francisco 49ers 33-30 (the 49ers completed at 5-11 last year), at last beat the Los Angeles Rams at home 37-13 (the Rams were 3-13 last year), and they lost making progress toward the New York Giants 44-6 (the Giants won the Super Bowl last year).
This Sunday (10-12-08) Seattle has Green Bay at home. Prior to showing up in Seattle, Holmgren went through 7 years accumulating a 75-37 normal season record with the Packers while winning 3 successive NFC Central titles, and making 2 excursions to the Super Bowl and winning one.
So how terrible are the Seahawks smelling it up on safeguard this year? Genuine terrible. They rank 24th in surging safeguard (among 32 NFL groups), 25th in passing guard, 27th in all out protection, and 29th in scoring guard. They have surrendered 24 major plays of 20+ yards in their initial 4 excursions.
These negative measurements become more huge when you realize that 1) Seattle's protection was vastly improved last year, 2) They drove the NFL in least score spends permitted last year, and 3) They returned every one of the 11 starters from last year's guarded group. พนันออนไลน์เว็บตรง
To make an already difficult situation even worse, Seattle has not played well out and about and apparently has an East Coast curse. Seahawk Coach Mike Holmgren isn't hearing or accepting any of the East Coast prattle. Before the Hawks excursion to New York and misfortune to the Giants, Holmgren said this beyond all doubt:
"You lose (an away) football match-up for a similar explanation you lose a football match-up at home . . . you lose in light of the fact that you played crummy. You bobbled the ball, you tossed captures, and you missed handles. Enough said. I would prefer not to hear it."
Mike's an overwhelming man of size with progress and procured authority. At the point when he talks, you shut-up and tune in. At the point when you win 8 NFC Division Titles, take your group to 3 Super Bowl appearances, and win the Super Bowl, then, at that point you can talk.
I absolutely concur with Holmgren. The Seahawks have ability, demonstrated achievement and involvement with key positions. Maybe the pass in their away game exhibition is not all that much or not exactly a head issue.
The Seahawks have played much better guard at home-where they are energized by their unruly allies than out and about. Cooler heads realize that if your play depends more on feeling than discretion, you have a major issue in that you can't take the enthusiastic fan support with you out and about.
The more control you have over your contemplations, words, feelings and conduct, the more compelling results you will accomplish all things considered. That is the reason shrewd players avoid inconvenience (here and there the field) while different players fall into difficulty.
At the point when you have a ton of stars in a group Matt Hasselbeck, Walter Jones, Lofa Tatupu, Julian Peterson, Leroy Hill and Marcus Trufant-now and again the stars become greater than the group and there isn't adequate space on the playing surface to oblige the entirety of the self images.
Knute Rockne may never have trained genius football, however he was one keen football trainer. Here is a statement from Rockne during the 1920s that is relevant today to any group at any spot at any level:
"The key (to progress) is to work less as people and more collectively. As a mentor, I play not my 11 best, but rather my best 11." (Read Rockne's last sentence around multiple times and you might get it.) Every group in the NFL has stars, however just one group wins the Super Bowl.