If this current team played the 05' team on a neutral field,

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  • who would win? The team right now or the seahawks team on dec 24, 2005? I think it would be close, but I think this team would pull it out with Russell.
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  • I would have to take this team BUT I would love to watch the Hall of Fame left side from 05 battle this D.
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  • We scored 42 on a niner defense. our 05 defense was good but not strong enough to stop this offense, especially how its rolling now. It would probably be a high scoring game
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  • I wonder which team Marcus Trufant and Leroy Hill would choose. Our defense now is clearly better, but they were much bigger parts of our defense back then.
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  • Man... some people's memories are short...

    The '05 team does not lose against the Phins, Lions, Cards or Rams.
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  • sammyc521 wrote:Man... some people's memories are short...

    The '05 team does not lose against the Phins, Lions, Cards or Rams.


    Review the last 3 games and tell me we are the same team we were when we lost to said teams
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  • The 05 team was packed full of veterans that learned how to win the previous couple years. This team is young and improving every week. I take 2012 in a head to head. Easily.

    This defense shuts down teams. 2005 just outscored teams.
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  • Why a neutral field? While we're dreaming let's put this sucker at Qwest/CLink! :)

    I'm going with the '05 squad. Today's guys are all passion and power, but the '05 bunch were more like seasoned pros who just picked you apart. They had that ability to win the coin toss, get the ball, march 80 yards in 14 plays and BOOM you're down a TD with eight minutes gone in the first quarter. I think they handle these guys in a tough fight.

    That game last night was something, though... It's getting harder and harder to doubt 'em.
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  • VivaEfrenHerrera wrote:Why a neutral field? While we're dreaming let's put this sucker at Qwest/CLink! :)

    I'm going with the '05 squad. Today's guys are all passion and power, but the '05 bunch were more like seasoned pros who just picked you apart. They had that ability to win the coin toss, get the ball, march 80 yards in 14 plays and BOOM you're down a TD with eight minutes gone in the first quarter. I think they handle these guys in a tough fight.

    That game last night was something, though... It's getting harder and harder to doubt 'em.


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  • sammyc521 wrote:Man... some people's memories are short...

    The '05 team does not lose against the Phins, Lions, Cards or Rams.


    Two very different teams.....no, not referring to the 05 and 12 teams, I'm referring to the 1st and 2nd half 12 team(s). That 05 team with their epic line was the best team in football. Clearly. I feel the same about this 2nd half Hawk team. This team don't lose to the teams you reference above, other than perhaps the let down game in Miami. That, IMO, was a fluke. A good fluke. It was clearly a wake up call. No telling who would win 05 vs. 12. In fact, I voted 12, but now change my mind. The 12 team can be a bit weak up the gut and I think 05 would control the clock on the ground with Hass doing enough to play keep-away. OTOH, I will likely change my pick about a 1000 more times. I am grateful to have enjoyed them both.
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  • I'm enjoying the '12 team with MUCH MORE to follow......
    but
    my vote is for/still our only SB team !!

    take this poll in 4 weeks after we win the 2012 NFC Championship, and I might vote differently......

    Until then,
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  • That would be a tough one. I think it would be hard for this team to stop 05's offense. They weren't flashy but they were as smooth and as efficient as you can get. 05 team also lead the league in sacks with 50 compared to this years 36.
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  • ensett wrote:That would be a tough one. I think it would be hard for this team to stop 05's offense. They weren't flashy but they were as smooth and as efficient as you can get. 05 team also lead the league in sacks with 50 compared to this years 36.


    We are so going to have 14 sacks next week! :thirishdrinkers:
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  • therealjohncarlson wrote:
    sammyc521 wrote:Man... some people's memories are short...

    The '05 team does not lose against the Phins, Lions, Cards or Rams.


    Review the last 3 games and tell me we are the same team we were when we lost to said teams

    I believe the question was about the '12 vs '05 team... not the week 14-16 version of the '12 team vs.
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  • Hasselbeck wouldnt survive the first quarter.

    Alexander could still run though, better then anyone now in the league behind Walter... but the 05 defense would be way outmatched trying to sack Wilson. Sadly Alexander wouldn't be much of a factor as 05 Hawks had to throw to try to catch up. Sherman would be less of a factor I think since Twitter was still a year away and it would be much harder to make a "You Mad Bro" viral statement leading up to the game.
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  • glowingeyedseahawk wrote:I'm enjoying the '12 team with MUCH MORE to follow......
    but
    my vote is for/still our only SB team !!

    take this poll in 4 weeks after we win the 2012 NFC Championship, and I might vote differently......

    Until then,
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    Excellent point. That 05 team was about as good as they were going to get...especially with the certain loss of Hutch. That created the domino effect. This 12 team is all upside with nobody going anywhere anytime soon. ;)
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  • Hill and Trufant would be freaking out.
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  • sammyc521 wrote:
    therealjohncarlson wrote:
    sammyc521 wrote:Man... some people's memories are short...

    The '05 team does not lose against the Phins, Lions, Cards or Rams.


    Review the last 3 games and tell me we are the same team we were when we lost to said teams

    I believe the question was about the '12 vs '05 team... not the week 14-16 version of the '12 team vs.


    Well since a team ranging from across a whole season wouldn't make sense for this question, my question assumed the two teams were using their Dec 24 teams,which I actually made clear in my OP.
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  • This defense doesn't get to the opposing quarterbacks nearly as well as the '05's did, as good as this defense is. They'd be opportunistic, and probably pick Hasselbeck a couple of times, but that would be mitigated by some long scoring drives by the '05 team. It'd be a tough call, but I think at this point, the '05 team ekes out a win in OT. After the Rams game next week, I think the '12 team might just take it in OT.
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  • seahawksfanatic000 wrote:Hill and Trufant would be freaking out.


    Yep. Mostly 'cause they'd be on the field A LOT. :thirishdrinkers:
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  • therealjohncarlson wrote:Well since a team ranging from across a whole season wouldn't make sense for this question, my question assumed the two teams were using their Dec 24 teams,which I actually made clear in my OP.

    I still have a hard time voting against the '05 team. The '05 team won 11 straight games in a row. No let downs except in game 4 where Slave-to-the-Businessman doinked a FG off the up-right.

    The '12 team as exciting as they are not as consistent in my opinion. Are they more exciting? Questionable. Our '05 was an efficient killer with long-sustaining drives that would gas defenses and then our rapid defense would force turnovers.

    Again, I feel that people are nothing thinking of Alexander, Hasselbeck, Darrel Jackson, Mack Strong, Walter Jones, Steve Hutchinson, Bryce Fisher, Grant Wistrom, Lofa Tatupu, Marcus Trufant, etc in their Prime.

    Could this '12 evolve into a better team? Mos def... but after week 16, the '05 team just rattled off their 11th consecutive win. Even as electric as this '12 team is, they have not shown that ability.
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  • madbohem wrote:Hasselbeck wouldnt survive the first quarter.


    How do you figure? The '12 team doesn't have a great pass rush, and the '05 O-line was the best in football, and the left side was arguably the best of all time.

    The 05 team was good at using opposing defenses' aggressiveness against them. They were also good at exploiting weaknesses in a defense, which the 12 team does have.

    I think it would be a high scoring game.
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  • By this time of the season, the '05 team was feeling very depleted in the secondary. Eventually that would be a contributing factor to losing *XL. This '12 team, while facing similar losses in the secondary, is handling that much better.

    I voted '12. But it would be an interesting matchup. '05 was better ball control, but '12 is much more explosive on offense.
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  • HawkWow wrote:
    glowingeyedseahawk wrote:I'm enjoying the '12 team with MUCH MORE to follow......
    but
    my vote is for/still our only SB team !!

    take this poll in 4 weeks after we win the 2012 NFC Championship, and I might vote differently......

    Until then,
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    Excellent point. That 05 team was about as good as they were going to get...especially with the certain loss of Hutch. That created the domino effect. This 12 team is all upside with nobody going anywhere anytime soon. ;)



    It is hard to choose yet I cwent with the current team because they are young and fast and brutal at all three phases. When a player goes down its not just a cliche....the next player does in fact step up. Competion is taken to heart and the players on the team know this isnt BS coachspeak because they have a 24 mil backup qb.

    But then again the 2005 team was tough to beat (Hasselbeck at his best)
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  • I voted for the '12 team because the game would be on a Neutral Field, which is essentially a road game. The 2012 incarnation of the Seahawks seems better equipped to win on the road than the 2005 version. In 2005 they had a 5-3 road record and one of those losses was the last game of the year against GB resting all the starters. They did struggle at Tennessee and at San Francisco (who was terrible that year) and of course we lost in the Super Bowl. I feel like the Hawks should have won that SB and the referees really cost us the opportunity to win that game but the '12 team seems better equipped to handle adversity. If Hass doesn't throw that pick in the 4th quarter after that bullshit holding call maybe we get a FG and it's a 14-13 game. Instead he threw the pick and Pittsburgh made it 21-10 a play or two later and the game was basically over. I always felt like he sort of panicked there and just threw it up trying to make a play even though it was only a 4 point game. Wilson, although he is a rookie, does not seem to be affected by the "moment" as much as Hass tended to be sometimes. And he is my favorite Seahawk of all time.
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  • The 2005 seahawks were almost exactly like the current Atlanta Falcons. The 2012 team would likely crush Atlanta at a neutral location.
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  • The homers are coming out for the 12 team, but let's stop and analyze this:

    05 has the ball - Walter Jones, Steve Hutchison, Mack Strong, Shaun Alexander, that crew will get some yards. It won't be as many as they're used to, but they won't be shut down. Alexander ran for 1880 yards with a 5.1 ypc average, both of which are greater than Lynch. 12's run D gives up more yards per game than 05's did by a large margin. 12's pass rush is not so great and 05's pass pro is beyond excellent. No way anyone's getting to Hass. 12's secondary doesn't give him much to throw to, but we've all seen that secondary be soft in the middle - right where Bobby Engram likes to operate. Big day for Bobby, not much for Jackson. Bobby will move the chains on 3rd down. When there is a 3rd down, something the 05 offense hardly ever saw. Against the 12 defense, they'll see a few more than they're accustomed to. This offense was #1 redzone in the NFL. That's precisely where the 12 defense gets toughest. That will be where this game gets interesting.

    12 has the ball: That's the 05 defense out there. They will put immense pressure on Wilson. 50 sacks that year. That's also the defense we all named the Bend, Don't Break defense. They'll let you have the middle of the field, but they'll hold you to a FG. After next week, the 12 defense will have only given up a few less points than the 05 defense. Wilson, however, will scramble out of that brutal pass rush all day. He'll find what the defense gives him until they get to the red zone. Then it will be his running skills vs guys like Big Play Babs, spying him down the whole way.

    So it comes down to this: Red zone offense. 12's secondary will shut down 05's pass game in the red zone, but in the red zone is precisely where Alexander thrived. 05's defense in general will shut down 12's pass game in the red zone with their bilstering pass rush and stout defense. Wilson's scrambling ability will be what sets 12 apart from 05. Lynch is great, but he's not the TD machine Alexander was in the red zone.

    I have to give the advantage to the 05 team.
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  • 05 team was surgical, were talking man to man and not throwing injuries into the equation or the loss of both Browner and Sherman possibly, I mean you make a statement but to choose when we match up isn't really quite fair. With everyone healthy and playing man up 05 team disects us because they take what they can and run run run.

    Being honest with ourselves, we have played against Keapernick, Fitzgerald, Lindley and Skelton and going back to Chicago Cutler and Tannihill and Stafford. We lost to Detroit, experienced Vet, we beat Chicago but it was close with Cutler another experienced Vet, Tannihill beat us but it wasn't a QB expected to win but not make mistakes which he didn't.

    Take 05 Hass and our WR's a and he is a surgeon, he would take what this defense gave, with Bobby and DJack as well as Jurivicious that all could get open and who would not be intimidated with our physical secondary I think they frusterate our current group.
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  • sammyc521 wrote:Man... some people's memories are short...

    The '05 team does not lose against the Phins, Lions, Cards or Rams.


    so it goes 16-0 this season?

    If they 2005 and 2012 teams faced off in game 1 and game 16 of the season I have no doubt they'd split, with our rookie-led offense and rookie-led defense not quite up to the experience levels required. 3 months later though I have no doubt this team would destroy them.

    we beat 3 teams with a winning record that year, the, the giants (3 missed field goals!) and the colts (resting their starters)
    our NFC west opponents went a combined 15-33 (and we got to play each of them twice!), as opposed to (currently) 22-21-2 (almost certain to finish 23-23-2, assuming no ties next week), in fact our total opponent record this year is:

    112-109-3, and with many of our opponents this year facing off next week (Jets-Bills, Bears-Lions, Vikings-Packers, Dolphins-Patriots, Cardinals-49ers), we're likely to finish with an opponent record of 127-125-4 compared to 110-146 in 2005, in which we also had the luxury of playing a 14-2 team resting its starters to make the record look even better.

    This team is far far better overall, if you look at the final 10 games of the season, we've averaged 30.6 points a game over that period - although the 2005 team averaged 33.5 over its final 11 games (i've gone with an extra game because we haven't played our 16th game yet this season), but we're also the number 1 ranked scoring defense this year, and considering the increased strength of schedule this year
    A full 10 of our games so far have come against teams with a top 16 scoring defense, which could rise to 11 or go down to 9 depending on the severity of our beatdown on the Rams on Sunday, this compared to just 3 teams with a scoring defense in the top 16 in 2005 - in fact, 8 of our games were against teams in the bottom 7 in scoring defense in 2005 (thanks NFC West!).

    Simply put, I think this offense could beat any defense put in front of them right now.

    And our defense is just as good
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  • If any of you guys are bored I just watched the 2010 playoff game over again.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaKSnRK5mDE

    It's amazing how much speedier this team is. The LB's get there quickly, I'm watching Brees dump it in this game and it's taking forever for Curry, Hawthorne and Tatupu to get to the ball.
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  • '05 is the safer choice here. That team just never faltered except when more than 11 men finally ganged up on them. I think if the game was played out 10 times then they'd win six of them.
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  • 2012.

    2005 were finesse. 2005 didnt have the ability to come back from adversity.

    We lost XL because that bad holding call on Locklear had a dramatic and devastating impact on the whole team's psyche. I was at the game and watched Hass trudge off the field totally distracted, distraught and defeated. We lost the game on that call. 2005 wasn't built for adversity.

    2012 is built like the Steelers team that beat us. Young, dumb and full of fight. And a much more physical defense and run game. Sure, Alexander was awesome in 2005. Broke records. But he got outplayed by a mediocre physical run game and a strong defense. A few big plays and trick plays killed us. The 2012 team would be the one making those plays.

    And as much as we all love the memories, lets be honest. Holmgren was the most predictable coach I've ever seen. 3rd and long? Here comes the draw up the gut. That team was predictable, boring and didn't have half the fight off the 2012 squad.

    Wilson > Hass. Any day, every day.

    2012 would win by at least 2 touchdowns.
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  • kearly wrote:The 2005 seahawks were almost exactly like the current Atlanta Falcons. The 2012 team would likely crush Atlanta at a neutral location.


    Not sure about that. Atlanta is missing one ingredient. When Shawn Alexander got in red zone, he would hit paydirt, period! That would, in essense, nullify the 'bend but not brake' approach this D relies upon to compensate for having no pass rush.
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  • I do know one thing.

    Walter Jones would make Red Bryant and Chris Clemons his bitches.
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  • 2005 (16 games) vs 2012 (15 games) Stats

    Points
    '05 452 28.25/gm (1st)
    '12 392 26.13/gm (8th)

    Total Yards
    '05 5915 369.68/gm (2nd)
    '12 5248 349.87/gm (16th)

    Passing
    '05 3458 216.13/gm 25 TDs 10 INTs
    '12 2822 188.13/gm 26* TDs 10 INTs *(Golden Tate is the 26th TD; not Wilson)

    Rushing
    '05 2457 153.57/gm 29 TDs
    '12 2426 161.73/gm 15 TDs

    Defense Points Given Up
    '05 271 16.94/gm (7th)
    '12 232 15.46/gm (1st)

    Defensive Yards
    '05 5069 316.81/gm (17th)
    '12 4568 304.53/gm (4th)
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  • That's a tough one. That '05 team had its strengths too but I would categorize them as more finesse. The current team is more hard nose. Our current pass rush is not that effective and that '05 O line was the best in football. The current secondary would spend all day running after Alexander. Then Hasselbeck would probably sneak in a few big plays on account of that. In the end I think Pete would figure out a way to win the game. The current offense have mastered game plan execution to an art form.
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  • BTW,
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    2005
    11 straight wins !!
    ( ....and they rested players in Green Bay - week 17 )
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  • You guys should all check out this site:

    http://www.whatifsports.com/locker/

    You can match up any team from any era against each other. The only problem is that right now it only has the 2012 teams stats thru week 13, so it doesnt have the 2012 team as good as they are right now. I've done the matchup about 10 times and most are actually fairly low scoring with 2005 winning the majority.

    Its a pretty cool site. I dont know how accurate it is but it will give you an entire play by play of your simulated game, full game stats and everything.
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  • Another question is, how many players from 2005 would start for the 2012 team?
    Leroy Hill is an obvious exception since he started for both, but I wouldn't pick a single player from 2005 defense over their 2012 counterparts

    On offense, obviously Walt and Hutch are gimmes (though Okung is having a stellar year and deserves an honourable mention), after that it's pretty much personal preference - I don't think there'd be a significant dropoff either way if you switched Tate and Rice for Jurevicius and D-Jack, Engram would obviously be first choice over Baldwin, but even then the dropoff isn't significant, I'll leave the Alexander/Lynch, Hasselbeck/Wilson choices out of it as we've had enough discussion over them, Strong is the superior fullback but once again the dropoff to Robinson isn't huge, Unger is probably a better center than Tobeck was, and I'd take December Giacomini over 2005 Locklear (who I'd take over September Giacomini), Miller and McCoy are no doubt preferably to Stevens at TE.

    All in all, the 2005 offense probably has a slight advantage, but not a significant one, and one that is totally negated by the quality of our defense and special teams.
    The bend-don't-break quality of the 2005 defense would be useless against Russell "always scores in the red-zone" Wilson (longest active streak in NFL)
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  • themunn wrote:Another question is, how many players from 2005 would start for the 2012 team?
    Leroy Hill is an obvious exception since he started for both, but I wouldn't pick a single player from 2005 defense over their 2012 counterparts

    On offense, obviously Walt and Hutch are gimmes (though Okung is having a stellar year and deserves an honourable mention), after that it's pretty much personal preference - I don't think there'd be a significant dropoff either way if you switched Tate and Rice for Jurevicius and D-Jack, Engram would obviously be first choice over Baldwin, but even then the dropoff isn't significant, I'll leave the Alexander/Lynch, Hasselbeck/Wilson choices out of it as we've had enough discussion over them, Strong is the superior fullback but once again the dropoff to Robinson isn't huge, Unger is probably a better center than Tobeck was, and I'd take December Giacomini over 2005 Locklear (who I'd take over September Giacomini), Miller and McCoy are no doubt preferably to Stevens at TE.

    All in all, the 2005 offense probably has a slight advantage, but not a significant one, and one that is totally negated by the quality of our defense and special teams.
    The bend-don't-break quality of the 2005 defense would be useless against Russell "always scores in the red-zone" Wilson (longest active streak in NFL)


    Tatupu would start without question. I'd probably take 2005 Trufant over 2012 Browner. Think the 2005 WR corps was better once you go four deep. Otherwise I agree with your assessments.
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