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Seattle Seahawks and the Draft

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Little late, but my thoughts on how the Seattle Seahawks did in the NFL draft.

To start, the Seahawks have a lot of holes, offensive line, defensive backfield, and quarterback. I’m not saying Matt Hasselbeck is not good, he is, but he is getting near the end of his career and the Seahawks need to think of a replacement. No quarterback drafted, but the other positions were filled with draft choices. I’m not always sure they drafted the best available person at the position. Time will tell if they did get the right players.

 

Go Seahawks!

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

The Seattle Seahawks,  the only NFL team to make the playoffs, won their opening playoff game against the defending champions the New Orleans Saints. Today they travel to Soldier Field to play the Chicago Bears. It will be a tough game but the Seahawks won their earlier this year and can do so again. If they do win they will host the Green Bay Packers at home for the NFC championship.

Go Seahawks!

On The Seahawks Being 7-9

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Some people have been complaining that the Seattle Seahawks, winners of the NFC West with a 7-9 (i.e. losing) record should not be hosting playoffs game. My thoughts? The Seahawks won their division and one of the perks of winning is you’ll get to host at least one home game. Get in by a wild card and you’ll most likely be playing all of your games on the road, the exception being if the wild cards teams end up meeting for the conference title.

In the past teams with worse records have hosted games against teams with a  better record. The main complaint now is one of the teams hosting has a losing record. People may not like it but I see no need for a rule change. They won their division and to the victors go the spoils.

Some Football Thoughts

Monday, December 27th, 2010

No surprise that Mike Singletary is gone from the 49’ers, just wasn’t doing anything.

Giants get my vote for biggest collapse at season end.

Seahawks could win the NFC West and make the playoffs with a record of 7-9, go Hawks!

I was impressed with Sam Bradford in the first game of the year, he looked like a professional quarterback. He should get rookie of the year.

Glad Time Tebow is getting some playig time to show what he is made of. He will be a good quarterback and seems to have the respect of his teammates already. I wish the Seahawks would have drafted him.

Speaking of the Seahawks, linemen and a quarterback should be the concerns in the off season and for the draft.

The Oregon High School Football Players

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

If you haven’t heard, over a dozen high school football payers from Oregon were sent to the emergency room. Looking at the situation the cause is pretty obvious, the coach is a moron and should be fired. Why do I say that? Take a look at how the kids were training:

“The players cycled through 30 seconds each of chair dips and push-ups, then repeated, decreasing the time of each cycle until they reached five-second intervals, then stopping to spot a partner. It was unclear how many times the cycle was repeated, although players said that by the end of the drill, which lasted longer than 20 minutes, their sweat had pooled into small puddles on the ground.

If a player wasn’t working hard enough, or was slacking off, everyone would have to reset and do the exercises again, Cordie said. Players got no water until after the workouts. No one was allowed to leave until everyone was done, he said. “

Now this was done in a  room that was at a temperature of around 115 degrees. This is just a giant recipe for disaster, which could have ended in the death of some of the kids. A coach (Kearin in this case) doing something like this with all the knowledge we have on proper training is inexcusable.

What is even worse is some of the school officials trying to point the finger at creatine monohydrate, a safe supplement. The reason for this was the presence of creatine in the blood work of the students. Well duh, when talking about rhabdomyolysis or compartment syndrome this should be expected.

Greed is not good

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets has so far failed to report to camp? Why you may ask? the usual reason: Greed.

Revis wants to be the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. Nothing wrong with that but what is wrong is failing to honor your contract. Revis is under contract with the Jets and wants a new one. Players do this often and I think it is wrong in all cases to not honor your contract. You can ask for it to be re-done but if the club says no then honor the contract and move on after it expires.

Looks Like The Seahawks Didn’t Blow It

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

This year’s NFL draft is done and in my opinion, and many others, the Seattle Seahawks did well. Picked up a much needed tackle in  Russell Okung and help in their secondary with the selection of Earl Thomas. Seattle had many areas that needed addressing and Pete Carroll and company did a great job of filling those needs.

Even int he later rounds they got some good picks. Golden Tate gives them some help in the receiving corps, and more defensive picks in later rounds. Add in some trades for running backs and the only area they really didn’t address was a quarterback of the future. If Matt Hasselbeck stays healthy, which Okung should help in making sure he does, then this may not have needed addressing in the draft.

Looking forward to the start of the season, go Seahawks!

The Tebow Ad

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Leading up to the Super Bowl I was seeing lots of press about the “anti-abortion” message that would given by the Tim Tebow ad via Focus on the Family. I watched the ad during the game, and even again online after the game, to form my own opinion to this anti-abortion message.

Not once during the ad did I hear the word abortion used, nor anything hinting at an abortion message. Tim’s mom said it was rough. some tough choices were made, but here is her son. I guess talking about making tough choices mean you are anti-abortion to the media today.

Rush and the NFL

Friday, October 16th, 2009

As many of you know, Rush Limbaugh was denied a bid to become a part owner of a NFL football team. Reading and hearing the attacks that came out against Rush it was truly a great example of what the liberals in this country have to offer: lies.

To be fair, some of the statements that the left attributed to Rush were not lies, but taken out of context Looking at 10 words that someone says without looking at the 200 he said leading up to those 10 can lead to a misunderstanding. But the lies, and spread by the main stream media such as CNN were a good (or is it bad?) example of what the “fourth pillar of government” has become. Fact checking is too much to ask for I guess asking factcheck.org to do a little checking is asking too much.

What in the end makes this funnier is some of the people allowed to represent the NFL or comment upon the NFL. Keith Olberman is one of the biggest racist out there but is the NFL worries about the imagine he brings to the NFL? Convicted felon Michael Vick? No worries again? Any of the players busted for doing drugs, dealing drugs, shooting people, etc? No again, not an issue for the NFL. Only issue is being a conservative.

Stupid Jerry Jones Comment

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, can make some really stupid comments at times. Really dumb. His latest regarding the video screens at the new Cowboys stadium is one that shows his ignorance:

“You can anticipate the ball hitting the board from time to time,” he said. “There’s no reason why this can’t be something (for punters) to deal with very similar to the way you’d deal with the wind in your face or with elements; rain, sleet or snow.”

Um Jerry, those are natural occurring things. A team can’t stop the wind, rain, snow. If a team comes up with a way to do this then they have a great future at renting out these skills. But a video screen hanging too low in a stadium? Sorry, that is something under a team’s control.