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After a disappointing early playoff exit for the Seahawks, Brian Nemhauser, Jeff Simmons, Evan Hill, and Nathan Ernst investigate Seattle’s 24-22 loss to Dallas, why the team fell short, a highly-debated game plan, where they can improve going forward, and the key off-season decisions surrounding the franchise.

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2 Responses

  1. Scott Crowder

    We just had the 2nd highest scoring offense of Seahawks history. But Ethan thinks Pete’s hurting the team with his offensive philosophy? Failure to adapt and adjust? Only five teams scored more points than Seattle. How could improving on offense be the number one thing standing in their way? Pete is a defensive genius. He’s going to improve this defense. His offense is already rolling along way better than some of you guys give it credit for.

  2. rowdy yates

    Some people always support the powers that be. I believe it’s an identity/security issue, along with not ever being able to admit an error in judgment. (Although, of course, they will admit that they aren’t perfect).

    With that off my chest, put me in the Pete/Shotty Lost-Us -The-Dallas-game camp. A simple eye/ arithmetic test of an 8 man or 9man box that wants the opposition to run it up the gut. The D outnumbers the OL and is hoping for a run—the simpler the design, the better. (It’s like a hitter who KNOWS a fast ball is coming). Any NFL defense can take away or severely limit one aspect of your offense. So you need a counter move. You need to join the dance. Play some chess. Unless adherence to a philosophy is a priority over winning. There are many ways to win. I wish Pete was more flexible. I wish winning mattered more to Pete, than winning Pete’s way. The play not to lose shine a big light on the defense, win by one score, make my all Pro quarterback restrain his special talents way of winning.
    It’s been called Marty Ball recently, but Macho Ball might be more apt. Or ego ball. No misdirection, no catching the other team off guard. No creating an advantage. Just the, “Hey, this is what we’re gonna do, try and stop us approach. I think Pete’s proven that he can be an innovator, a top coach. He’s also proven to be inflexible in his approach. To the determent of all his and the Hawk’s hard work.