Welcome Back, Koren!

Defensive backs take part of their traditional pregame huddle before taking the field for warmups.

It’s been too hectic around here to snap the digital picture of my Koren Robinson jersey and post it here, but you should all know I’m a fan.

I may have the worst jersey luck of any Seahawks fan in history. The first jersey I bought after moving to Seattle in 1997 was #30 Green. That’s right, Ahman Green. My second jersey was for Koren.

In an odd twist of events, I think we’re actually stronger at the WR position this week after a couple more injuries. We never really got to see what we had in Logan Payne and Seneca Wallace. I certainly never saw them catch 80 balls from Matt for over 1200 yards in a single season. Koren has done that.

I’ve seen Koren win against bump and run coverage on a quick slant hot route. I have seen Courtney Taylor lose on those…a lot. I have seen Koren take a 5 yard pass and turn it into a 70 yard TD. I have seen him drop passes. I have seen Matt prefer and trust D-Jack for good reason.

My point is that while it is not all roses, this guy is 28 and makes me excited to watch the game this weekend. His ceiling includes the possibility that he gives us what we lost with Nate, a great playmaker and return man. Nobody else in the WR corps comes close to filling those shoes.

The USC kid we got from Denver is a solid possesion receiver with decent size (6’1″). I certainly would rather have him than Mr. McMullen.

I also liked what I saw from Bumpus. Plus, it’s fun to yell “BUMP!”

Now if the defense could just hold a team under 30 pts…