Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Coincidence?

I pointed out earlier that the Seahawks run offense and run defense are improved this year. I have often heard that having and offense practicing everyday against a strong defense can help the offense improve, and vice versa. The same might be said about more specific sub-segments, like a strong run offense practicing against a strong run defense helps both units get better. It certainly does not appear to be hurting. None of this is my point, so let me get to it.

Can the opposite be true? I have trouble understanding why our pass defense has regressed so much this year, and then I started wondering...has there been an impact practicing against our crap pass offense since early in the preseason? Does going against Courtney Taylor and Logan Payne everyday really prepare you for game day against Lee Evans and Isaac Bruce? Can you really prepare properly if you don't have quality opponents?

Something to noodle on...

2 comments :

funballad said...

I resigned up for Google/blogger once again. Yes practicing against Jennings doesn't give me the comfort that our offense is getting the most out of our game. Sorry i haven't been on much lately. I have been more worried about how the president seems to be giving away America to a bunch of international bankers...IE...the Fed than football. If we Bail out the bankers every taxpayer will see increases of approximately 4000 Dollars in taxes a year. {Rant off}

funballad said...

looks to me like a 3rd week bye was best thing that coulda happened. Giants loose plaxico for our game. Green bay lost its QB rodgers with a shoulder separation. I think the next 4 or 5 games will see the seahawks healthy and dominating most teams. The giants may win next week with the east coast curse and the fact they are a quality team. But even the giants are beatable with our team healthy for the first time this year. I am curious whether Bumpus stays active of sits on the bench inactive. with the reentry of bobby and branch i wonder how rusty they will be and how long till the timing becomes automatic between Hass and all his receivers. Looking at the rest of the schedule i no longer see 12-4 but have adjusted my prediction to 11-5 even with the slow start.