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I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:58 pm
  • Please understand before anyone questions my level of love for the Seattle Seahawks , I been a diehard since the late 70s ( about 40 years )

    I see some real positives. Metcalf , RW ( top qb in the NFL )Lockett and a mentality of people stepping in
    and playing hard when given the chance. Most teams aren't 11-5 , no matter how you get there. We have beenv
    Blessed the last 10 years believe me.

    Some negatives imho . injuries injuries and you got it injuries.
    5th 6th string RB, Replacment TE , LT, center, IFREDO !!
    And the defense is banged up and seems a little slower to my untrained
    And unpaid eye. Hey Im just a fan.

    After all that my question is:

    Do you want the Seahawks to go to the Super bowl?


    I am kind of on the side of no because I dont want to go and lose. Losing a superbowl is one of the worst feelings
    and it could affect this young teams psyche moving foward. I dont want to be the Buffalo Bills of the 2020s, I want
    To be top strength , healthy and capable . I just dont think these guys are ready.
    We need to upgrade a couple of spots on defense, maybe shore up the offensive line and have a healthy RB corp .

    What do my fellow 12s think?
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:03 pm
  • Yes i do. I would love to see them go 4 straight win or lose. What the Bills did will never be duplicated.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:05 pm
  • Ok fair enough.. Thank you.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:08 pm
  • I see your logic but I think with Russ in the long run the team would be fine. To him a failure really is just another chance to succeed.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:10 pm
  • I actually was thinking about this the other day.

    But, there is no way a team this beaten up, with this bad of a defense, gets to the SuperBowl. Especially when you have a coach hamstringing his QB for 3/4 of the game.

    It actually all worked out for us. Beating the 49ers we would have played the Vikings. Instead we played a weak, broken, shell of an Eagles team. Even so, with a QB leading them that is my age - they came within a TD. Their 40 year old gym teacher looking QB was outrunning our DE.

    (Thank god the Eagles signed that guy instead of someone like Kap. Say what you want but if their 40 year old QB is outrunning our defense, Kap would have been able to....but I digress)

    SB teams don't have that issue. This is not a SB caliber team now. My dream for this team is to either win the next one, or at least not get boat raced.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:18 pm
  • Of course I want them to make it to the Super Bowl.

    You don't have a chance to win a Super Bowl if you don't make it there. You definitely have a chance to win a Super Bowl if you do. I'd rather have a chance to win a Super Bowl than no chance, even if it sucks super bad to lose.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:20 pm
  • Yes, I want them to go to the super bowl.
    You don’t have a chance to win the Lombardi if you are not playing in the Super Bowl.

    You have the QB, you have a chance once you get to that game.

    Even if Seattle plays Baltimore and gets curb stomped I want to go.

    Remember this is year 2 of a rebuild, if you can play in the SB during a rebuild that’s awesome and speaks well for the future.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:37 pm
  • Yes, I want them to advance to SB.

    Yes, even if they will probably lose. Probably isn't definite. There is always a chance. There was one with McCown; had the Igs just gotten one TD, one two-point, things would have been different. There's always a chance.

    Yes, even if I knew for sure the game would end as it did in 2015. The team made it to the SB. They got a ring. That is always better than not being in it.

    Look at it this way--should we advance, win or lose, we will be remembered and remember ourselves for our resiliency in getting there.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:41 pm
  • Having lived through two Super Bowl losses (along with the rest of you) ... I have no hesitation that I'll take any chance at it we can get. I'm not worried about any AFC team we couldn't beat. Or, conversely we could be beat by.

    I mean ... when you're a fan at the end of the day if you're not rooting to keep winning and keep playing then what's the point?
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:15 pm
  • Hell Yes. I hate reliving the loss last time but we still get too say we went back to back, win or lose. How many teams can say they went back to back. Most teams who are in the super bowl don't even make the playoffs, yeah we are looking at you Lambs!
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:45 pm
  • TwistedHusky wrote:I actually was thinking about this the other day.

    But, there is no way a team this beaten up, with this bad of a defense, gets to the SuperBowl. Especially when you have a coach hamstringing his QB for 3/4 of the game.

    It actually all worked out for us. Beating the 49ers we would have played the Vikings. Instead we played a weak, broken, shell of an Eagles team. Even so, with a QB leading them that is my age - they came within a TD. Their 40 year old gym teacher looking QB was outrunning our DE.

    (Thank god the Eagles signed that guy instead of someone like Kap. Say what you want but if their 40 year old QB is outrunning our defense, Kap would have been able to....but I digress)

    SB teams don't have that issue. This is not a SB caliber team now. My dream for this team is to either win the next one, or at least not get boat raced.


    It looks like were outvoted , and its not even close! Junping on what youre saying I was thinking with the experience a lot of the younger guys have gotten this season , you add a couple of difference makers on defense ,
    Tighten up the offensive line and year 3 we go all the way.



    Thanks to everyone for their responses , regardless of point of view!!
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:47 pm
  • TwistedHusky wrote:I actually was thinking about this the other day.

    But, there is no way a team this beaten up, with this bad of a defense, gets to the SuperBowl. Especially when you have a coach hamstringing his QB for 3/4 of the game.

    It actually all worked out for us. Beating the 49ers we would have played the Vikings. Instead we played a weak, broken, shell of an Eagles team. Even so, with a QB leading them that is my age - they came within a TD. Their 40 year old gym teacher looking QB was outrunning our DE.

    (Thank god the Eagles signed that guy instead of someone like Kap. Say what you want but if their 40 year old QB is outrunning our defense, Kap would have been able to....but I digress)

    SB teams don't have that issue. This is not a SB caliber team now. My dream for this team is to either win the next one, or at least not get boat raced.

    You are definitely a "Twisted Husky"..!
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:53 pm
  • What kind of question is that? Hell to the yes I want Seattle to go to the SB and win. I want them to go every year til the end of time and win.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:10 pm
  • hawks85 wrote:What kind of question is that? Hell to the yes I want Seattle to go to the SB and win. I want them to go every year til the end of time and win.



    Everyone here wants Seattle to "go and win it" yet thats not the premise of the question.
    I knew when I posted this, there would be one of these type responses.

    The question was Seattle having all the injuries and at key spots, do you want to go
    All the way to get possibly curb stomped ? Were 1-2 in SB
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:48 pm
  • Yes. Even with all the injuries. This team has heart and Russell Wilson. With him there is always a chance to win. I highly doubt any team in the AFC would curb stomp this team. Yes I mean that and am not high. Give this team 2 weeks to game plan and there is a chance. The Hawks are funny this year, playing down to competition but also playing up to competition. I just don’t see them not getting up for the SB if given the chance.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:06 pm
  • I don't want to see them go Bronco.

    If they lose I want them to lose competitively and the only excuse would be that the opposing team was just to good.

    Every team that plays in the SB has that fear, but in the end, you can only rise up to it and do the best you can. It's not about losing it as to how you lose it. I don't want to see us bumble our way for 4 quarters and look like we don't belong.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:02 pm
  • I went into these playoffs with the attitude that anything we get in the way of wins is gravy.
    I love good gravy. It's easy to question whether we have enough meat and potatoes to deserve extra helpings of gravy, but IMO if we can earn our way there we deserve to be in it. Whatever happens happens for a reason.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:21 pm
  • People thought I was an idiot when I said it could be better to lose against the 49ers. The whole reason was to go FURTHER in the playoffs.

    Yes the goal is to go as far as possible. If that is the Superbowl then so be it. That is an awesome season. Also this is not a year we are supposed to win it all so it will be a stepping stone. That is very different than being supposed to win it and losing.

    Whatever the outcome this season will bring a fire in the belly for next season - and yes including a super bowl win
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:45 pm
  • Like asking if you want to go outside because you might get sunburned.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:45 pm
  • The 3 greatest sports moments in my life have been the 3 NFCCG at CLink. Getting to the SB would mean another chance at that euphoria if we lucked out and Minny beats SF. I’m all for that feeling. Nothing like winning a SB berth with 60,000 fellow 12’s. it’s a special thing.

    So he’ll yes I want them to make the SB. There are many worse things than losing a SB.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:54 pm
  • You always try to win as many games as you can, go as far as you can and win if possible. Nobody ever tries to lose no matter how dire the straights. That said of course your team is more vulnerable to a loss with lots of injures. Just as it is for any team with major injuries. Usually you just go as far as you can and the football will sort itself out. If you cannot advance past a certain round because of injuries and other things that will be so and be apparent. If you do advance that far you probably belong in that game.

    Nobody wants to lose the Super Bowl. It's very painful. You have been to 2. You won one and lost one. I know how it feels as a 49ers fan. Winning that game is awesome. Just incredible. Losing the Super Bowl is far, far worse than losing the NFC Championship game. It's the deepest depths. To be oh so close and not be able to finish it off is terribly painful.

    All that said I still think a playoff season and a deep playoff run is more fun. After years and years of being down the 49ers finally got Jim Harbaugh. While he didn't win the big one those were honestly exciting years for a fan. We were like 4 - 12, 5 - 11 for years before getting him. So getting to the NFC Championship game several times and the Super Bowl once was actually exciting for a fan. We lost some of those NFC Championship games (painful) and the Super Bowl (very, very painful). Still I think the run was fun and it was a lot more exciting than being 4 - 12. You had something to look forward to every year and the deep playoff runs were exciting. Do I feel bad about losing some of those deep playoff runs? Yeah of course. Still it was more excitement than being 4 - 12 and picking top 5 in the draft. You have nothing to look forward to all year long with that except the draft. You just write off the whole year. So keep it in perspective. Playoffs and deep playoff runs are not always guaranteed. Players get older, get hurt, get traded, you lose them free agency, coaches move on. Even great organizations are not guaranteed this every year.

    So just keep it in perspective and enjoy the ride as far as it goes for as long as it goes. I always had fun with playoff runs.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:13 pm
  • Just ask the Jets how they felt after they won, The Colts were favored going away yet Namath led them to a victory that is still being talked about.

    You don't have those moments if your not in the game.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:47 pm
  • In response to your question let me pose a question back at you. If you are hoping the seahawks don't make the superbowl by definition you are rooting for them to lose one of the next two possible games.

    So let me ask you this, will you be actively rooting against them this week and for the packers to win? Or will you be rooting for them to win this week and lose next week to the 49ers or vikings? This week will you be cheering when Rodgers scores a TD? Because seems to me that if you hope the Packers win and knock us out you should be excited when the Packers make positive plays.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:43 am
  • I don't want to try and accomplish anything because I am afraid I may fail it.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:14 am
  • I'll take your "Losing a Super Bowl is one of the worst feelings and it could affect this young team's psyche moving forward" and raise you a "Winning three straight playoff games and hoisting an NFC Championship banner will affect this young team's psyche moving forward, win or lose the last one."

    Remember 2012? Remember how close we got to the NFC Championship game and how disappointing it was? Remember what the team did the next year? I do.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:45 am
  • Fam, with all due respect, you are buggin'.

    IF we're good/blessed enough to actually make it to the final possible game of the season, aka THE SUPER BOWL, then whatever happens is what it is.
    Look at it this way; we end up in the Big game down in Miami and the team we play somehow loses their QB due to a food allergy or the flu or any of a million different reasons. Would you not take that win?
    Or, even if we lose, NFC Champions certainly has a nice ring to it!

    Yeah, I can't rock with you on this one. Might as well not have even made it to the playoffs then I guess.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:52 am
  • We get there ...We have a shot to win!
    Sick of all this scared talk..
    Fear nobody..
    A loss is a loss no matter how you want it.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:30 am
  • There was a time (not so long ago) when I was nearly perfect predicting wins and losses. This season we've won games I thought we'd lose but we've lost others we should have won. 7-1 on the road, 4-4 at home. Going into these rebuilding years my expectations were low. Just how much better RW has made us than we really are is the question.

    The beast lives on and RW, Wright, Wagner, Lockett and Metcalf have had an impressive year. I want to believe it could be enough. Hell the pats and saints are out. I don't doubt we can take the NFC and I always seem to over estimate AFC teams strength. It would suck to get blown out in a SB but these guys won't go down without a fight.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:24 am
  • I don't mind the Hawks losing a SB ; as long as it's not caused by bad clock management or infuriating play calls .
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:47 am
  • Like Indy said, screw the fear factor. This team can beat the Packers, period.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:40 am
  • morgulon1 wrote:Please understand before anyone questions my level of love for the Seattle Seahawks , I been a diehard since the late 70s ( about 40 years )

    I see some real positives. Metcalf , RW ( top qb in the NFL )Lockett and a mentality of people stepping in
    and playing hard when given the chance. Most teams aren't 11-5 , no matter how you get there. We have beenv
    Blessed the last 10 years believe me.

    Some negatives imho . injuries injuries and you got it injuries.
    5th 6th string RB, Replacment TE , LT, center, IFREDO !!
    And the defense is banged up and seems a little slower to my untrained
    And unpaid eye. Hey Im just a fan.

    After all that my question is:

    Do you want the Seahawks to go to the Super bowl?


    I am kind of on the side of no because I dont want to go and lose. Losing a superbowl is one of the worst feelings
    and it could affect this young teams psyche moving foward. I dont want to be the Buffalo Bills of the 2020s, I want
    To be top strength , healthy and capable . I just dont think these guys are ready.
    We need to upgrade a couple of spots on defense, maybe shore up the offensive line and have a healthy RB corp .

    What do my fellow 12s think?


    What? You win a conference championship when you go to the Super Bowl. That is something that 15 other teams are trying to do. You get to hang the conference championship banner in your stadium forever. Of course you want to win that! No question! And frankly, if this team, with these injuries, does that by winning three road playoff games, I will forever look back on this season with fondness even if we get waxed in the Super Bowl.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:48 am
  • xray wrote:I don't mind the Hawks losing a SB ; as long as it's not caused by bad clock management or infuriating play calls .


    That will happen. I hope we win in spite of it.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:34 am
  • Of course they have to make it to try to win....All is not lost.

    But...I was thinking on something selfishly. Ya see...I am going to go watch the Golf tournament in Phoenix that weekend. I am planning on Wed Thu Friday flying back home Sat. What if by some chance one of the golfers lose their caddy and need one and asks me? What do I do, say no? Sorry, I dont want your money and need to go home so I can watch the SB. They say, I can take care of that and you will be with some guys here for the game. You will enjoy it...and we will take care of your flight back....So I say ok...and miss the game. Ya see my quandry here??

    Na, that aint happning. So Go hawks to the end and try to win it all.

    The experience will make them work much harder next year. Remember when RW went to the SB after losing the previous year just for the experience? Them kids will learn that first hand. They will be ready for it the following year.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:40 am
  • Keep in mind the 'unbeatable Raven's have to play 2 games to advance to the SB.
    This is the NFL... Any given Sunday!
    Are you afraid of the rest of the AFC field; or just the Ravens?
    Go Hawks!
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:01 am
  • Yes, because here’s how I see it. Obviously winning the Super Bowl is the ultimate goal, but there isn’t one winner and 31 equal losers. There are different levels of success in the NFL. Winning the division is a nice accomplishment, commemorated forever with a banner. Winning the conference is significantly better, and comes with a banner and a ring.

    And as others have said, as long as you make it to the big dance, anything can happen. The 2007 Giants should’ve been destroyed in the Super Bowl, but still somehow won. I’ll take that slight chance of victory over no chance at all.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:02 am
  • Exactly, anything can happen. And opinions are like...….well you know.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:22 pm
  • Absolutely yes. There is this discount of Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll and this team that they only won early in Wilson's career because we had one of the best defenses football had ever seen. If we make the Super Bowl, that lack of respect finally disappears.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:30 pm
  • Is this a trick question?
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:55 pm
  • morgulon1 wrote:Please understand before anyone questions my level of love for the Seattle Seahawks , I been a diehard since the late 70s ( about 40 years )

    I see some real positives. Metcalf , RW ( top qb in the NFL )Lockett and a mentality of people stepping in
    and playing hard when given the chance. Most teams aren't 11-5 , no matter how you get there. We have beenv
    Blessed the last 10 years believe me.

    Some negatives imho . injuries injuries and you got it injuries.
    5th 6th string RB, Replacment TE , LT, center, IFREDO !!
    And the defense is banged up and seems a little slower to my untrained
    And unpaid eye. Hey Im just a fan.

    After all that my question is:

    Do you want the Seahawks to go to the Super bowl?


    I am kind of on the side of no because I dont want to go and lose. Losing a superbowl is one of the worst feelings
    and it could affect this young teams psyche moving foward. I dont want to be the Buffalo Bills of the 2020s, I want
    To be top strength , healthy and capable . I just dont think these guys are ready.
    We need to upgrade a couple of spots on defense, maybe shore up the offensive line and have a healthy RB corp .

    What do my fellow 12s think?


    Depends, do we play the Niners to get to the SB? Then yes I’m all for ruining their amazing season if it means this team
    that really wasn’t destined for greatness made it to the Sb and loss. As for WZ fans reading this meh.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:07 pm
  • SanDiego49er wrote:You always try to win as many games as you can, go as far as you can and win if possible. Nobody ever tries to lose no matter how dire the straights. That said of course your team is more vulnerable to a loss with lots of injures. Just as it is for any team with major injuries. Usually you just go as far as you can and the football will sort itself out. If you cannot advance past a certain round because of injuries and other things that will be so and be apparent. If you do advance that far you probably belong in that game.

    Nobody wants to lose the Super Bowl. It's very painful. You have been to 2. You won one and lost one. I know how it feels as a 49ers fan. Winning that game is awesome. Just incredible. Losing the Super Bowl is far, far worse than losing the NFC Championship game. It's the deepest depths. To be oh so close and not be able to finish it off is terribly painful.

    All that said I still think a playoff season and a deep playoff run is more fun. After years and years of being down the 49ers finally got Jim Harbaugh. While he didn't win the big one those were honestly exciting years for a fan. We were like 4 - 12, 5 - 11 for years before getting him. So getting to the NFC Championship game several times and the Super Bowl once was actually exciting for a fan. We lost some of those NFC Championship games (painful) and the Super Bowl (very, very painful). Still I think the run was fun and it was a lot more exciting than being 4 - 12. You had something to look forward to every year and the deep playoff runs were exciting. Do I feel bad about losing some of those deep playoff runs? Yeah of course. Still it was more excitement than being 4 - 12 and picking top 5 in the draft. You have nothing to look forward to all year long with that except the draft. You just write off the whole year. So keep it in perspective. Playoffs and deep playoff runs are not always guaranteed. Players get older, get hurt, get traded, you lose them free agency, coaches move on. Even great organizations are not guaranteed this every year.

    So just keep it in perspective and enjoy the ride as far as it goes for as long as it goes. I always had fun with playoff runs.

    We have been to Three SB's...Should have won all three too :irishdrinkers:
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:12 pm
  • I have to say after all these responses , I have a different outlook . Lets see what these cameltoe boys can do.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:56 am
  • Do we want to be in the Super Bowl? Wait.....what?
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:56 pm
  • IndyHawk wrote:
    SanDiego49er wrote:You always try to win as many games as you can, go as far as you can and win if possible. Nobody ever tries to lose no matter how dire the straights. That said of course your team is more vulnerable to a loss with lots of injures. Just as it is for any team with major injuries. Usually you just go as far as you can and the football will sort itself out. If you cannot advance past a certain round because of injuries and other things that will be so and be apparent. If you do advance that far you probably belong in that game.

    Nobody wants to lose the Super Bowl. It's very painful. You have been to 2. You won one and lost one. I know how it feels as a 49ers fan. Winning that game is awesome. Just incredible. Losing the Super Bowl is far, far worse than losing the NFC Championship game. It's the deepest depths. To be oh so close and not be able to finish it off is terribly painful.

    All that said I still think a playoff season and a deep playoff run is more fun. After years and years of being down the 49ers finally got Jim Harbaugh. While he didn't win the big one those were honestly exciting years for a fan. We were like 4 - 12, 5 - 11 for years before getting him. So getting to the NFC Championship game several times and the Super Bowl once was actually exciting for a fan. We lost some of those NFC Championship games (painful) and the Super Bowl (very, very painful). Still I think the run was fun and it was a lot more exciting than being 4 - 12. You had something to look forward to every year and the deep playoff runs were exciting. Do I feel bad about losing some of those deep playoff runs? Yeah of course. Still it was more excitement than being 4 - 12 and picking top 5 in the draft. You have nothing to look forward to all year long with that except the draft. You just write off the whole year. So keep it in perspective. Playoffs and deep playoff runs are not always guaranteed. Players get older, get hurt, get traded, you lose them free agency, coaches move on. Even great organizations are not guaranteed this every year.

    So just keep it in perspective and enjoy the ride as far as it goes for as long as it goes. I always had fun with playoff runs.

    We have been to Three SB's...Should have won all three too :irishdrinkers:


    Well I guess in the modern era or Pete Carroll era is what I mean. Holmgren is going a ways back. But yeah you were in it.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:26 am
  • SanDiego49er wrote:
    IndyHawk wrote:
    SanDiego49er wrote:You always try to win as many games as you can, go as far as you can and win if possible. Nobody ever tries to lose no matter how dire the straights. That said of course your team is more vulnerable to a loss with lots of injures. Just as it is for any team with major injuries. Usually you just go as far as you can and the football will sort itself out. If you cannot advance past a certain round because of injuries and other things that will be so and be apparent. If you do advance that far you probably belong in that game.

    Nobody wants to lose the Super Bowl. It's very painful. You have been to 2. You won one and lost one. I know how it feels as a 49ers fan. Winning that game is awesome. Just incredible. Losing the Super Bowl is far, far worse than losing the NFC Championship game. It's the deepest depths. To be oh so close and not be able to finish it off is terribly painful.

    All that said I still think a playoff season and a deep playoff run is more fun. After years and years of being down the 49ers finally got Jim Harbaugh. While he didn't win the big one those were honestly exciting years for a fan. We were like 4 - 12, 5 - 11 for years before getting him. So getting to the NFC Championship game several times and the Super Bowl once was actually exciting for a fan. We lost some of those NFC Championship games (painful) and the Super Bowl (very, very painful). Still I think the run was fun and it was a lot more exciting than being 4 - 12. You had something to look forward to every year and the deep playoff runs were exciting. Do I feel bad about losing some of those deep playoff runs? Yeah of course. Still it was more excitement than being 4 - 12 and picking top 5 in the draft. You have nothing to look forward to all year long with that except the draft. You just write off the whole year. So keep it in perspective. Playoffs and deep playoff runs are not always guaranteed. Players get older, get hurt, get traded, you lose them free agency, coaches move on. Even great organizations are not guaranteed this every year.

    So just keep it in perspective and enjoy the ride as far as it goes for as long as it goes. I always had fun with playoff runs.

    We have been to Three SB's...Should have won all three too :irishdrinkers:


    Well I guess in the modern era or Pete Carroll era is what I mean. Holmgren is going a ways back. But yeah you were in it.


    Holmgren had us in a Super Bowl in 2005 was 15 years ago, Modern Era to me, not like it was the 1950's.
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Re: I have a crazy question for you
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:36 am
  • Sports history is full of no-chance, less-talented underdogs unexpectedly winning championship games, both in football and other sports. Sometimes it's a matchup advantage that nobody realized, going in; sometimes it's a fluke play (after keeping the game close somehow); sometimes its a FG missed by a foot on one side, and a FG made by a foot on the other side. Sometimes it's coaching brilliance, of figuring out a scheme for stopping an opponent, or a scheme for attacking an opponent's weakness. Sometimes it's a key injury or two during the game that changes the matchups; for the Seahawks, see: Marquand Manuel in SBXL, and Jeremy Lane in SB49.

    The example of the Giants in 2007 beating the 18-0 Patriots. Even Patriots beating the Rams and the Greatest Show on turf early in Brady's career.

    Outside of football, in the 1983 NCAA basketball final Jimmy Valvano's North Carolina State Wolfpack beating Houston and Hakeem Freakin' Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler on the last-second airball by Derek Wittenberg. How do you win a basketball game on a 30-foot airball?? With a teammate ready for it, and deciding it's an alley-oop pass to him for a buzzer-beating dunk!! Just make it to the big game, baby, and you got a chance.

    Though not a championship game, the 2017 Vikings beating the Saints on Case freakin Keenum throwing a 70 yard TD pass for a walkoff TD, as the Saints DBs inexplicably whiff on Stefon Diggs.

    And of course the classic Miracle On Ice.

    If we get there, we have as good a chance as anyone.
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