Monday, November 24, 2014

The Morning After: Seahawks Find Their Fire, Dominate Cardinals 19-3

Logo by Kevin Gamache, Hammerhead 

Anyone who has ever loved an aging relative suffering from Alzheimer's understands how odd it feels to be looking at someone you know so well, but in the presence of someone completely unfamiliar. They look the same. Their voice is the same. Even the mannerisms are still there. But they are not themselves. You become accustomed to treating this person you love as a stranger. And then one day, you walk in the door and notice a glint has returned to their eye. They remember who they are. They remember who you are. It is a precious moment that you both realize is fleeting. It is a time to smile and savor. This Seahawks season has approximated this experience for both fans and players. For one glorious fall afternoon in Seattle, they remembered who they are.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Larry Fitzgerald Inactive Today

The Cardinals will be without star WR Larry Fitzgerald today, as the team has declared him inactive with a knee injury. The Seahawks, meanwhile, will not have James Carpenter back just yet, making that yet another starter on the offensive line missing today's game. The rest of the inactives for each team is below:

Friday, November 21, 2014

PODCAST: Softy and I Talk Ice Cream and Cardinals

The podcast with Softy is back! Enjoy our Friday afternoon ramblings.

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Fight or flight. It is coded into our DNA. Biology combines with life experiences to make that crucial decision when a threat is detected. Too often this year, it has felt like Seahawks fans and players have lacked the intensity needed to fight their way past danger. Too often, they have succumbed to a team and fanbase that appeared to want it more. Still satiated from a satisfying championship run, the men and women who have filled the seats at CenturyLink Field this year have yet to impose their will on an opponent. Their team has faced countless injuries, but even those who have been healthy have largely taken a step back instead of forward. And now there is nowhere left to retreat. We are bound together with our backs against the wall with a choice to make; will we run, or will we fight?

PODCAST: Guest Appearance on CBS Sports Radio with Steve Sandmeyer

I joined the Steve Sandmeyer show this week to talk about the Seahawks chances against the 9-1 Cardinals, and why they need to take more shots down the field.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wagner returns to practice, Lynch sits

It's felt like an eternity since we last saw #54 in a uniform, but the wait is officially over: Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner returned to his first practice Wednesday since Oct. 10, and Pete Carroll has since said he'll play in Sunday's Week 12 matchup against Arizona.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

HB Week 11 Podcast

It has been a disappointing season so far. Why? And what should you look for as the season marches toward conclusion? I discuss those questions and take a first look at a Cardinals team that is not as strong as their record suggests.

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Hawk Blogger 2014 Power Rankings: Week 11

We have a new leader in the rankings at the Packers overtake the Broncos. Seattle actually climbs in the rankings due to the improvement in their strength of schedule (SOS), but stays stable in the rankings that removes SOS.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Morning After: Seahawks Fall to Chiefs 24-20, May Not Get Back Up

Logo by Kevin Gamache, Hammerhead 

This was a game meant to determine whether the Seahawks could challenge for the division title or just hope to earn a playoff spot. It wound up being much more than that. The loss of the game narrowed the Seahawks playoff possibilities. The loss of Max Unger makes the last six games a zombie movie. Seattle already entered the game missing limbs. Losing Unger robbed them of their jaw. The two parts of their game that could truly be called dominant this year, run offense and run defense, lost their foundation in one week. This team will continue to fight, but they lack the strength and bite necessary to accomplish anything more than playing a spoiler.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

KC-SEA Week 11 inactives

James Carpenter is dealing with an ankle injury today and will not play. CB Marcus Burley has a hamstring issue and will also sit today against the Chiefs.