Scottemojo wrote:Everyone bagging on Morris is daft. Dude can ball. He runs low and tough. He reads cutback lanes better than Marshawn. It isn't a crime to admit they have really good players.
saying a MUCH improved Seahawk team cannot stop morris is daft, AP ran 200 on everyone, thats what the Vikes do, they hand the ball to AP, why wouldn't they but the Hawks d is a better D than when they first played the niners and the Vikes weeks 7 and 9, anyone should be able to see that..
the real question isn't who the Seahawks have stopped its more of who can the Skinnies stop when they absolutely have to?
CJ Spiller got his hunnerd yards ginst the hawks week 15 gaining 103 yards, the issue isn't how many yards a player gains its how many yards they gain when they are absolutely needed..
case in point against the Bills Rdub rushed for 92 yards week 15 BUT the stat that really counts as the back breaker are the 3 rushing TDs by Wilson in the first half...
GETTING YOUR YARDS WHEN IT COUNTS!!!
that little 3 TD rushing stat is HUGE when you compare it to Seattle's red zone performance early on mid season, it also equates to the Seahawks adding more tools to the toolbox since the first half of the season..
one could literally see this team improving week after week on both sides of the ball going form a mediocre team to a serious powerhouse to be reckoned with..
are the Skinnies much improved?
in the win/loss they are but I'm going to say not too much performance wise and without morris and RG they are cellar dwellers, but having a quarterback that has to run head first is dangerous as the Redskins proved with RG on the cot, sure the Skins are on a 7 game streak vs the Hawks 5 game streak but lets have a look at the opponents...
Skins.... eagles twice, cowboys twice, browns once and then the flailing giants once, the only REAL team they played was the ravens once and if my memory serves me it was a very close game that could have went the other way?
the Hawks on the other hand completely dismantled their powerhouse opponent in the niners on week 16, not even close..
I'm not trying to take anything away from the Skins other than their questionable schedule and apparent weak knee'd quarterback, their offensive style is good enough to handle most teams but remember the Hawks have a coach well versed in the read-option-spread so if the skins go into the game with lack of design they could be in for a long day?
my guess is Wilson and the Hawks will be ready to play, HARD! prepared, pumped and primed regardless of what anyone has to say, this team has come a long ways and they know what they're made of and they earned everything!
both teams deserve the same respect