Friday, December 30, 2011

Highlights Of 2011

It has been among the most eventful years in Seahawks history, and it seemed worth some reflection. Here is a collection of stories that capture some of the highlights of the last 12 months.

JANUARY

The Division Title
Rams @ Seahawks Division Title Game -  Sights & Sounds
The Morning After - Seahawks Dominate Rams
Interestingly, the story makes note of the Seahawks going with 35 rush attempts and 36 pass attempts. Foreshadowing of a season to come...

An early nod to Pete Carroll's staff, and their ability to get the most from their players

Remember the QB controversy ahead of the Saints game?

A fearless prediction of Seahawks victory over the heavily-favored Saints.

The Glory Of Victory
The Morning After - Seahawks Earn Respect
Sights & Sounds (including me making a fool of myself during Beast Quake)
Awesome Post-Game Tweets
Play Rewind: Beast Quake

Season Ends
Seahawks Fall To The Bears - Hasselbeck's Final Game

Off-Season Begins
Jeremy Bates Fired

FEBRUARY

2010 Team Analysis
Offensive Line
Defensive Line
Secondary
Linebackers
Wide Receivers
Running Backs
Quarterbacks
Hawk Blogger Off-Season Recommendations

APRIL

The Morning After Draft Day #1
The Morning After Draft Day #2
The Morning After: Draft Complete (early prediction of K.J. Wright pushing Aaron Curry and Richard Sherman being a good fit)

JUNE


Podcast With Mike Salk
Podcast With Danny Kelly (Field Gulls) and Johnny Peel (Dave Krieg's Strike Beard)

JULY

Podcast With Mike Sando
Podcast With Scott Enyeart and Chris Sullivan (early prediction of Lofa in danger and Zach Miller signing)

Why the odds were stacked against any team that traded for Kevin Kolb

Behind The Scenes With Chris Carter (my favorite writing project of the year)
The Next Chris Carter
Hard Knocks - Episode 1
Hard Knocks - Episode 2
Hard Knocks - Episode 3
Hard Knocks - Episode 4
Hard Knocks - Episode 5

Seattle mourns the departure of Matt Hasselbeck, and comes to grips with signing of Tarvaris Jackson (and we thought Matt Leinart).

Tale Of The Tape - Comparing Height, Weight, Age Of Team Before/After Carroll and Schneider
Offensive/Defensive Lines
Secondary (early vote of confidence)

Training Camp Notes - Day 1 (Doug Baldwin, Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner all get highlighted)

AUGUST

Saying goodbye to Lofa Tatupu

More support for the secondary, and a warning to watch out for penalties.

A plea to STFU about Whitehurst

Growing concern the Seahawks offense may be as bad as the 1992 team.

SEPTEMBER

Season Preview
The Franchise
Offense
Defense (prediction of a 4-12 record)

Remembering September 11, 2001

Prediction: Earl Thomas will be better than Troy Polamalu this year (I think I was right, btw)

Closing the door on Matt Hasselbeck

The ascension of K.J. Wright, and beginning of the end for Aaron Curry

The Red Bryant Effect

Named #1 Seahawks Blog - Thanks!!


Game Recaps
The Morning After Seahawks lose to 49ers
The Morning After Seahawks lose to Steelers
The Morning After Seahawks beat Cardinals


OCTOBER

Game Recaps
The Morning After Seahawks lose to Falcons
The Morning After Seahawks beat Giants
The Morning After Seahawks lose to Browns
The Morning After Seahawks lose to Bengals

Seahawks 1/4 Season Progress Report

Carroll & Schneider's Best/Worst Personnel Moves

First Podcast with Dave "Softy" Mahler

The final word on Aaron Curry being traded

The amazingly cheap (and talented) Seahawks defense

Golden Tate starts to turn his season around

NOVEMBER

Game Recaps
The Morning After Seahawks lose to Cowboys
The Morning After Seahawks beat Ravens
The Morning After Seahawks beat Rams
The Morning After Seahawks lose to Redskins

Tarvaris Jackson starts to raise expectations

Seahawks midpoint progress report

Calling out Seattle media about treatment of Pete Carroll & resulting throwdown podcast with Softy

Seattle's best drive of the season to close-out Baltimore

The Richard Sherman effect

Turnovers start coming in bunches

Penalties become a story
PenaltyPalooza Part I: Is is Pete Carroll?
PenaltyPalooza Part II: How bad is it, really? (it was bad)

DECEMBER

Game Recaps
The Morning After Seahawks beat Eagles
The Morning After Seahawks beat Rams
The Morning After Seahawks beat Bears
The Morning After Seahawks lose to 49ers

Seahawks 3/4 Season Progress Report

Observations 13 games into 2011 season

Play Rewind: Big Red Pick 6

The rarity of getting back to .500 after being 2-6

My studio debut with Softy




It has been a great year. Thanks for reading!

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