Sunday, September 30, 2007

Gameday Thread: Seahawks @ 49ers

The kids are out the door, and I've settled into the recliner. We have friends coming over with their kids around 4:30, so the Hawks better win, or we may have fewer friends after today. I'm going into this game a little ornery, so here's to hoping the Hawks give me something to cheer about.

Pre-Game Thoughts
The Seahawks need to win first down, both on offense and defense. The Hawks offense can be productive if they are working with 2nd & 6 or less. If we're seeing lots of 2nd & 9 and 3rd & 7, I don't see us putting up many points. The 49ers offense certainly will want to establish the run, and if they are getting 4+ yards on first down, it really relieves pressure on the rest of their game. The more times the Hawks force Alex Smith to beat them on 3rd down instead of Gore, the better.

71 comments :

hawkblogger said...

BOOM!! Nice, play Rock! Let's not hurt Smith. I don't want to see Dilfer.

cwu91 said...

D is bringing it...

cwu91 said...

Seneca is in the house!

hawkblogger said...

I'm calling Pollard for the TD

hawkblogger said...

Beauty, Matt and Mack!

hawkblogger said...

red zone offense continues to be a real issue

hawkblogger said...

holy cow. That Cadillac williams highlight was brutal. That guy is hurtin.

hawkblogger said...

fantastic pressure so far. coming from both DEs and up the middle

hawkblogger said...

another game with a run of 10+ yards for Shaun

hawkblogger said...

could be a good delay of game. :)

hawkblogger said...

plackameier is so slow on his punts. This is his second block of the year and there could have been a few others. Speed it up, fella!

cwu91 said...

Third down D is most excellent, and im lovin the pressure packages.

hawkblogger said...

LOVE IT! Love it. Great seeing this kind of pressure and this much success.

hawkblogger said...

YES! Finally! We hit one of those deep ones.

hawkblogger said...

TOUCHDOWN BOOOOOBBEEEE!!

cwu91 said...

Whoa Baby! WOOT!

hawkblogger said...

What a HIT! Thw Hawks are showing a little something

MagooGirl said...

Rocky hurt - hope it's not serious

hawkblogger said...

D.B. is making his mark on this team the past few weeks. He's becoming a playmaker.

hawkblogger said...

that's a desperate man, challenging a 7 yard difference

MagooGirl said...

i love seeing it 'against' DJack as well - i'm loving his speed, toughness, his hands and his YAC....

matt's getting comfy with him as well - our wideouts are only going to get better and that's a happy/scarey thought!!

sounds like rocky will be back (finger/toes crossed - he's been a monster today)

hawkblogger said...

Ouch. And he doesn't even get it.

hawkblogger said...

here comes a run after bobby's catch

hawkblogger said...

whoa. that could have been a huge turnaround. Could have been a great play for the Hawks.

MagooGirl said...

sorry - last post was referring to Branch!! I'm too excited at the way the team feels this first half - just want to seem them put two halves together and blow out SanFran.

hawkblogger said...

nice. I'll take 3pts over an INT anyday!

ScurvySD said...

Nice to see Seneca in, even if he hasn't been entirely successful. Wonder what prompted Mike to put him in this week.

hawkblogger said...

NIKO. Again. Love seeing the attitude from all parts of our team. ST, Def, Off.

MagooGirl said...

I like having Seneca in - even if it's not successful it gives the defense and coordinators more to think about - next time use him as a decoy. Some plays are all about setting up other plays later in the game.

cwu91 said...

Kotu laying the wood

hawkblogger said...

MAN! If we could have gotten just a couple more of those fumbles this half...

hawkblogger said...

there is no way that was a 5 second play

hawkblogger said...

freakin' homer clockkeeper

hawkblogger said...

lame. I know it doesn't matter, but I hate those cheap yards on the last play.

hawkblogger said...

1st Half Notes:

- 6 sacks (more than in any full game so far this year, and most since we had 9 agains the Raiders last year)

- 11.7 YPA

- Deion Branch goes for 117 yards in the 1st half (122 is his season-high)

- 5 forced fumbles. FIVE. (matches the team total for the season)

So, you couldn't write a much better script for the Hawks, but we're up by only 13. No exhale allowed here.

Dilfer is bad news. He will lead this team to a better 2nd half. If we can score on the opening position (even a field goal), things will be much simpler.

Interesting to watch Holmgren go to Weaver and Seneca a little. He really wants this game.

Running game must reappear in the second half.

No turnovers. No gimmes (like blocked punts). Make them go down the field.

cwu91 said...

Dominant first half...lets see if they can maintain the intensity on D.

Wonder what Bernard's status is...tape and play?

hawkblogger said...

HELL YES!! "I will get it done today." Nice job, Trent.

cwu91 said...

Marcus! Hell yeah...stick em mike

hawkblogger said...

Okay. So I'm a quarter late on my Pollard TD prediction, but...

:)

Has a half started any better for a team that gave up an onside kick??

cwu91 said...

Way to go Pollard!....that's a moral killer right there.

cwu91 said...

To coin a well-used Patrick phrase..Matt is en fuego

MagooGirl said...

anyone else notice alvin pearmen limping off in the 2nd quarter? I know he's not high on the depth chart, but he is a special teams guy...

way to go, hawks...i like the way things are going today.. a more complete game filled with confidence...

cwu91 said...

Should be able to grind em down a bit with the run...I'd also like to see Morris between the tackles here as well.

Stay aggressive, but our O-line should be begin to dominate

MagooGirl said...

here comes the conservative play calling!!!!

hawkblogger said...

Great play by Tru there. He's having himself a game

hawkblogger said...

Do Hawks fans get credit for false starts on the road?? :)

hawkblogger said...

Wow. The Hawks have gotten in their heads. Great play by Jennings there. It's good to see him make a play on the ball downfield.

MagooGirl said...

Tru is having himself a year thus far - i'm very impressed.

cwu91 said...

Is Dick LeBeau on the sideline here??? These pressure packages are awesome.

Overload one side of the line, then bring someone free from the other.

Total discombubulation by the 49r line...I love it

hawkblogger said...

really bad judgment there. We need to hold onto the ball

cwu91 said...

Yeah, Matt should have thrown that away...good job holding them to 3

hawkblogger said...

C'mon, fellas. We need to end this game.

hawkblogger said...

Ray Willis getting carted off

hawkblogger said...

TRU!

hawkblogger said...

That was a critical possession for the 49ers after holding us on 3&1 and the big punt return.

hawkblogger said...

clutch. They've had that play all day.

hawkblogger said...

Well, we've clearly won three quarters of this game. Let's close it out folks.

hawkblogger said...

Matt has hit NINE receivers thus far.

cwu91 said...

Minor rant....I understand that the announcers want a competative game, but come on, how about giving the seattle D a little credit??

hawkblogger said...

red zone offense...again. I appreciate that we are being conservative at this point, but this is a real issue.

It's a sign that we are not yet clicking on all cylinders. Running is the biggest part of scoring down there, and Holmgren is just not confident in the team's ability to pull it off.

ScurvySD said...

Bah. Needs more touchdowns.

hawkblogger said...

I hear ya about the announcers. The defense has been the best unit on the field. That's worth noting for a Holmgren-led team.

I do agree, though, that our offense has not made nearly the same statement that the defense has.

hawkblogger said...

woo...hoo! nice hit leroy.

hawkblogger said...

watch out for those Cards. I'd really like a Pitt win in there.

cwu91 said...

Welcome back Rocky!

cwu91 said...

Like to see a screen with Weaver at some point

hawkblogger said...

Weaver is getting closer. I think he is going to be our 3rd down back before the season is out. He is better on short yardage plays, and a much better receiver.

cwu91 said...

I realize that Rackley hurt his hand....but our long snapping is going to bite us eventually.

Need to get that corrected

hawkblogger said...

How does the TV say that is Willis' first tackle, but ESPN says he has 10?

cwu91 said...

Get the snap down

cwu91 said...

See if we can pick one here and get a D td