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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:28 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:In case you didn't notice we have won all 3 of our recent road games. Also, we were down 14-0 in the middle of the first quarter on the road on a field called a pasture by everyone that has seen it/played on it. We scored 24 unanswered points to win the game

    We played in a dome for over 20 years, the fast track suits our defense to a tee. We have probably the best secondary in football. You beat us last year when most were rookies. They now play as a team.

    We have a dynamic quarterback that will tire out your defense with both his arm and his legs. He doesn't make many mistakes and knows how to win games. In fact, he won the first playoff game he appeared in.

    We also have a bruising RB that is also quick ....he is......A BEAST.

    I like our chances quite frankly.




    Yeah but, yeah but,...Hey we gave up a million draft picks for julio jones. We have "Matty Ice" (stupid name btw)
    Yeah but, yeah we had the wrong coordinators, thats why we got dominated the last three years in the post season.

    Russell Wilson has won more play off games than Matty Ice.
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:33 pm
  • I feel bad for Atlanta. They have a good team and a great season, but in the seahawks they have drawn the toughest match-up they could get as a first seed.

    Their defense is fast, so fast they look like somebody hit the fast forward button, but this defense will not be able to stop lynch or the play action. Their offense is expectacular, two true number one receivers able to get yards after the carry and star slots and tight ends. This normally gives them a huge advantage as opponents don't have enough top CBs to match up with them and they exploit them. Their best shot at exposing the Seahawks is going to be going at Browner, that is pretty tough luck.

    Atlanta will never be out of the game, the way they play they are always a pass away from a touchdown. But if they don't blow out the seahawks in the first two quarters they are going to feel like this game is the stuff of nightmares. The seahawks are going to send them home with something to think about for the off-season.
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:37 pm
  • loafoftatupu wrote:What a surprise... Fans from the other team's board showed up, start the conversation off by saying how respectful they are, that they don't want smack and they all do the same thing. In every case, they try to sell us their victory in an argument of stats and record. When countered by opinion, they argue back some other meaningless factoid, never giving up. Seemingly posting with the desire of hearing that one opposing fan agree with their assesment and fear their perfect team. It all comes with the insecurity of being the fan of a team that cannot win a playoff game under their current head coach and franchise Quarterback.

    HOLY SHIT. I just looked at their schedule...

    Dear NFL Schedule Gods,

    I would just like to thank you for providing my favorite team, the Seahawks the easiest path via road games to get through the playoffs. I know you aren't guaranteeing a win (Well OK, maybe you are, but I don't want to appear disrespectful to any Falcon fans who might read this letter) but you are however giving us the best chance the Seahawks could possibly ask for. It is not often a team comes up in a playoff game and leaves you thinking "Gravy" so I will cherish this gift for many years. I understand that there is nothing you can do about the Conference Championship game and that you ran out of pretenders to grant playoff spots to. All that is left if you take away Atlanta are good teams.

    I now understand the reasons that you did not schedule Atlanta to play against any of the other playoff teams left, where those three have all played each other.

    Respectfully yours,

    LoafOfTatupu.



    But they have "Matttttttyyyyy Iccccceeeeee' .. Opie Taylor lookin MFer.
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:38 pm
  • loafoftatupu wrote:What a surprise... Fans from the other team's board showed up, start the conversation off by saying how respectful they are, that they don't want smack and they all do the same thing. In every case, they try to sell us their victory in an argument of stats and record. When countered by opinion, they argue back some other meaningless factoid, never giving up. Seemingly posting with the desire of hearing that one opposing fan agree with their assesment and fear their perfect team. It all comes with the insecurity of being the fan of a team that cannot win a playoff game under their current head coach and franchise Quarterback.

    HOLY SHIT. I just looked at their schedule...

    Dear NFL Schedule Gods,

    I would just like to thank you for providing my favorite team, the Seahawks the easiest path via road games to get through the playoffs. I know you aren't guaranteeing a win (Well OK, maybe you are, but I don't want to appear disrespectful to any Falcon fans who might read this letter) but you are however giving us the best chance the Seahawks could possibly ask for. It is not often a team comes up in a playoff game and leaves you thinking "Gravy" so I will cherish this gift for many years. I understand that there is nothing you can do about the Conference Championship game and that you ran out of pretenders to grant playoff spots to. All that is left if you take away Atlanta are good teams.

    I now understand the reasons that you did not schedule Atlanta to play against any of the other playoff teams left, where those three have all played each other.

    Respectfully yours,

    LoafOfTatupu.

    sorry I thought I did give y'all credit on a lot. not just Lynch, not just beating chicago.....you can go read through my post. anyhow if I am being uncalled for and smack talking I will go back to my boards. if you and a lot of other guys say so, then I will walk away with not a word in reply, (ok maybe I'll say I will see y'all there and it was nice to meet a lot of you all. and I am sorry for upsetting anyone. I am not a person who smack talks....unless it is a saints fan.)

    but one other thing.....Lofa.
    - why the heck did you leave. Man I was looking forward to you. cause we had this guy called Lofton that was only a run blocker and made our passing in the middle of the field a shame. and Lofton left us to go to the saints for a cheaper price and I bashed him at the saints game in atlanta to his face (well I was in my season ticket seats on the 50, on the ninth row.....but way up in the 300 section :D lol.) anyhow man I was looking forward to having you. I could watch that eagle seahawks game all day where you picked off vick 3 times I believe over and over.
    and we could have used you mid way into the season. we had Spoon go down for a couple weeks and it hurt, yeah we still won the game....but man we could have used you in so many ways to better us.

    anyhow if you are feeling better will you call mike smith back up and say you are ready to give it a shot again. I bet you would get a shot. oh and I bet you enjoyed some of our tweet talks as well about how happy we were to have you.
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:41 pm
  • Fibonacci wrote:where you getting it is not sold out?
    the only tickets that were available were single seats. and a lot of those tickets are for resale....and I doubt they'll be sold.
    72,000 fans will be there; yes some will be seahwaks. I do not see y'all as a travel team like cowboys and green bay. I honestly think maybe just 5000 will be there....maybe 10,000 at most.
    I just checked ticketmaster to double check this. if you are looking at stubhub, ebay, craigslist, etc./.....you have to realize the tickets were already purchased inorder to be on those sites. and you can find tickets like that a lot to many games.


    Sorry, man. That's actually kind of worse. Sounds like Falcons fans who buy tickets are more interested in reselling them (for profit maybe?) than attending the game and rooting for the team.

    Keep in mind, you are talking to a fanbase who has a two year waiting list for season tickets. All of our home games are sold out, never mind a playoff game.

    What's that fan sauce they sell in Atlanta... weak something...?
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:43 pm
  • Fibonacci wrote:
    CHawks4L wrote:How are we gonna win?

    Well the Falcons have an outstanding passing game, and some great DB play, but aside from that, they are unbalanced. Running offense and running defense are your weaknesses. They do play consistent though and have a knack for winning tight games.

    The Seahawks are balanced on both sides. We use that to control the game. We don't care about yardage stats, our emphasis is time of possession and turnovers, which yields points for and against. If your offense is sitting on the bench, well it will be a lot easier for us to contain it. If you stack the run, we'll have no problem exploiting it with the same formations and personnel in a very effective and efficient passing game. Atlanta has never stopped a read option QB because RGIII was concussed after he only had a single carry.

    The Hawks will play a field position battle all day, tire you out with physical play and simply beat you up and win it in the 4th. You guys might have a huge advantage in firepower and home run type threats, but you'll strike out on several possessions. While you swing for the fences, the Hawks will slap base hits making it a greater chance for victory.

    I don't think there is a clear cut favorite here, two different styles... we'll see what happens on Sunday, but as long as the Hawks can be ready to play early morning come Sunday, I feel very confident about the result. Seahawks 24- Falcons 18

    first what passing game are you speaking of. I see one guy who has 900 yards, the other has 800, the third has 400. (Rodgers our RB has more yards then your number three probably).
    second. we are the reason RG3 was concused. before the game he had two great legs and a good head. before he left the game we were winning. (when he left y'alls game, y'all were losing) (when y'all faced him, he was 1 leg with an idiot coach)


    So you are using stats again I see... Stats don't mean nothing, ask Calvin Johnson. If you want a stat about our passing game, check out which Qb has the highest QBR on the road since week 6. You don't need a lot of stats to win games... You need efficiency (or in the Falcon's case, the 27th easiest schedule).
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:45 pm
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:47 pm
  • mikeak wrote:You know in the defense of the Atlanta fans - I have seen some very nice thought out posts here that just because they SHOCKINGLY think their team will win are rudely put down by Seahawks fans as gibberish so in the end you get a non nice back and forth.

    Not surprised but a few people on both sides of the fences are bringing up great information which is fun to read

    Example - the FIRST, SECOND and THIRD reply to the OP that laid out his teams numbers were all just Falcons can't win in the playoffs ........

    very thought out posts

    it is not that your fans are dishing us. It is the media. the media has dished us for ever. year after year. only for a few games last year, and at the start of the season last year did we get credit.
    it is honestly like the Media has forgotten about what we did to both mannings, drew brees (second team). every time we face a team, the media hypes the heck out of them; but strangely after that they act like they never said such things....and still won't give us credit for that win.
    so it is not y'all, it is the media.
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:52 pm
  • Fibonacci wrote:but one other thing.....Lofa.
    - why the heck did you leave. Man I was looking forward to you. cause we had this guy called Lofton that was only a run blocker and made our passing in the middle of the field a shame. and Lofton left us to go to the saints for a cheaper price and I bashed him at the saints game in atlanta to his face (well I was in my season ticket seats on the 50, on the ninth row.....but way up in the 300 section :D lol.) anyhow man I was looking forward to having you. I could watch that eagle seahawks game all day where you picked off vick 3 times I believe over and over.
    and we could have used you mid way into the season. we had Spoon go down for a couple weeks and it hurt, yeah we still won the game....but man we could have used you in so many ways to better us.

    anyhow if you are feeling better will you call mike smith back up and say you are ready to give it a shot again. I bet you would get a shot. oh and I bet you enjoyed some of our tweet talks as well about how happy we were to have you.


    See, now y'all are gettin' it. We like to mess around a bit, have fun, talk smack. There's always a line, and it can be tough to discern where that is on an opponent's board, but rule of thumb is don't take anything personally, don't be too serious, remember we're all just fans, and have a good time with stats, opinions, ideas, etc. :229031_cheers:

    Having said that, our birds are gonna eat your birds and poop out little black & red pellets all over Atlanta as we fly back to Seattle and prepare for the NFCCG! BAM!
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:59 pm
  • It is supposed to be " dissed" not "dished" Fibonacci. I can't understand why people from opposing teams come to our board, and vice versa of course. What are we supposed to do? Tell you how great your team is and of course " pick our poison"? WTF!

    I do think you have a good team, nobody on here has said otherwise . You speak of being dished by us and the media? You are a good team that hasnt won anything yet. Nothing worse than a team that kicks ass during the regular season then their buttholes tighten up in January.

    Theyre are alot of people on here that feel disrespected by the media. Me I couldnt give two shits. Ive gotten used to the NFL network giving Brady and the Manning boys happy endings. Even Romo scratching and clawing his way to mediocrity season after season is big news to them for some reason. GET USED TO IT!!! Atl is not a large market team and they havent done late January damage.

    Good luck to your team this weekend......
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:05 pm
  • morgulon1 wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:In case you didn't notice we have won all 3 of our recent road games. Also, we were down 14-0 in the middle of the first quarter on the road on a field called a pasture by everyone that has seen it/played on it. We scored 24 unanswered points to win the game

    We played in a dome for over 20 years, the fast track suits our defense to a tee. We have probably the best secondary in football. You beat us last year when most were rookies. They now play as a team.

    We have a dynamic quarterback that will tire out your defense with both his arm and his legs. He doesn't make many mistakes and knows how to win games. In fact, he won the first playoff game he appeared in.

    We also have a bruising RB that is also quick ....he is......A BEAST.

    I like our chances quite frankly.




    Yeah but, yeah but,...Hey we gave up a million draft picks for julio jones. We have "Matty Ice" (stupid name btw)
    Yeah but, yeah we had the wrong coordinators, thats why we got dominated the last three years in the post season.

    Russell Wilson has won more play off games than Matty Ice.


    congrats he beat RG 1.5 :roll: you have also been terrible on the road (sucks when your teams history is brought in against you huh?)
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:20 pm
  • HawkAroundTheClock wrote:
    Fibonacci wrote:but one other thing.....Lofa.
    - why the heck did you leave. Man I was looking forward to you. cause we had this guy called Lofton that was only a run blocker and made our passing in the middle of the field a shame. and Lofton left us to go to the saints for a cheaper price and I bashed him at the saints game in atlanta to his face (well I was in my season ticket seats on the 50, on the ninth row.....but way up in the 300 section :D lol.) anyhow man I was looking forward to having you. I could watch that eagle seahawks game all day where you picked off vick 3 times I believe over and over.
    and we could have used you mid way into the season. we had Spoon go down for a couple weeks and it hurt, yeah we still won the game....but man we could have used you in so many ways to better us.

    anyhow if you are feeling better will you call mike smith back up and say you are ready to give it a shot again. I bet you would get a shot. oh and I bet you enjoyed some of our tweet talks as well about how happy we were to have you.


    See, now y'all are gettin' it. We like to mess around a bit, have fun, talk smack. There's always a line, and it can be tough to discern where that is on an opponent's board, but rule of thumb is don't take anything personally, don't be too serious, remember we're all just fans, and have a good time with stats, opinions, ideas, etc. :229031_cheers:

    Having said that, our birds are gonna eat your birds and poop out little black & red pellets all over Atlanta as we fly back to Seattle and prepare for the NFCCG! BAM!
    hey hey now.....between the hashes.
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:23 pm
  • Seahawks just play who they put out there. We have a history of road troubles but I feel alot better about them as of late. We have never won a super bowl either, lost our only time we went.Maybe I should go to a Falcon board and ask them to "pick their poison" then fire all these wacky stats at them supporting my case and then be amazed when the Falcon fans don't agree and tell me to eat shit.

    Oh and....

    Russell Wilson has won more playoff games than Matt Ryan. On the road too. Uh... na na na nah
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:24 pm
  • Fibonacci wrote: We have a top 5 D and +13 in turnovers


    Last time I checked, you're defense is ranked 21st.
    How many 49ers fans does it take to change a light bulb?

    None, they will all show and talk about how good the old one was...
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:26 pm
  • morgulon1 wrote:Seahawks just play who they put out there. We have a history of road troubles but I feel alot better about them as of late. We have never won a super bowl either, lost our only time we went.Maybe I should go to a Falcon board and ask them to "pick their poison" then fire all these wacky stats at them supporting my case and then be amazed when the Falcon fans don't agree and tell me to eat shit.

    Oh and....

    Russell Wilson has won more playoff games than Matt Ryan. On the road too. Uh... na na na nah


    already been done...and it was more of "you guys lose in the playoffs so you'll lose again"..the best thing about this game is its two teams fighting for the same thing...some damn respect in the NFL :thirishdrinkers:
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:34 pm
  • Sure, good luck. Atlanta has my respect.
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:34 pm
  • I look at it like this.

    Years back, an Ex-Seahawk named Eugene Robinson went to Atlanta, helped them get to the Super Bowl, and then boned their Super Bowl by getting arrested soliciting a ho. Now, we weren't good enough back then to ruin their Super Bowl chances any other way, so we did it the only way we could.

    Now we are so much better, we can ruin their Super Bowl chances in a much better way.
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:54 pm
  • morgulon1 wrote:Seahawks just play who they put out there. We have a history of road troubles but I feel alot better about them as of late. We have never won a super bowl either, lost our only time we went.Maybe I should go to a Falcon board and ask them to "pick their poison" then fire all these wacky stats at them supporting my case and then be amazed when the Falcon fans don't agree and tell me to eat shit.

    Oh and....

    Russell Wilson has won more playoff games than Matt Ryan. On the road too. Uh... na na na nah

    ok I'm responding. I was going to stay away, cause you seem a little bit of wanting to go to the smack talking level. just with the name calling of ryan and etc.

    anyhow go ahead and start a thread over there of pick your poison. you will get your smack talk there. I promise you. cause there is a few more smack talking fans then what you have.

    anyhow if you really want to ask me. you have Lynch. then what? your WR core has no one with over 900 yards. you have three guys with over 30 receptions. go take a look at how many receptions are top three guys have.
    - we have 3 players with over 900 yards
    - we have 6 players with 30 plus receptions. (something only a few QBs have a complished. Rodgers 2010, and Tom brady a few years back when he won the SB).
    - Our TE is not afraid of anything and has almost a 1000 yards and is huge in the red zone threat.
    - our RB may not have the yards. but he is a red zone threat (hence the reason he has 11 TD's. his longest TD came from only 17 yards and after that it is 1-10 yards.)

    teams have tried to take out Roddy....but Julio and Tony was there. or they take out Julio....but Roddy and Tony are there. and when it comes to the redzone.....well everyone is a huge threat.
    how many times have you marched down the field only to result in a FG? the falcons are very succesful in the red zone.

    how is your team in the redzone? and what makes you think you have a pick your poison?
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:54 pm
  • Fibonacci wrote:
    HawkAroundTheClock wrote:
    Fibonacci wrote:but one other thing.....Lofa.
    - why the heck did you leave. Man I was looking forward to you. cause we had this guy called Lofton that was only a run blocker and made our passing in the middle of the field a shame. and Lofton left us to go to the saints for a cheaper price and I bashed him at the saints game in atlanta to his face (well I was in my season ticket seats on the 50, on the ninth row.....but way up in the 300 section :D lol.) anyhow man I was looking forward to having you. I could watch that eagle seahawks game all day where you picked off vick 3 times I believe over and over.
    and we could have used you mid way into the season. we had Spoon go down for a couple weeks and it hurt, yeah we still won the game....but man we could have used you in so many ways to better us.

    anyhow if you are feeling better will you call mike smith back up and say you are ready to give it a shot again. I bet you would get a shot. oh and I bet you enjoyed some of our tweet talks as well about how happy we were to have you.


    See, now y'all are gettin' it. We like to mess around a bit, have fun, talk smack. There's always a line, and it can be tough to discern where that is on an opponent's board, but rule of thumb is don't take anything personally, don't be too serious, remember we're all just fans, and have a good time with stats, opinions, ideas, etc. :229031_cheers:

    Having said that, our birds are gonna eat your birds and poop out little black & red pellets all over Atlanta as we fly back to Seattle and prepare for the NFCCG! BAM!
    hey hey now.....between the hashes.


    LOL. Exactly. :)
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:57 pm
  • Scottemojo wrote:I look at it like this.

    Years back, an Ex-Seahawk named Eugene Robinson went to Atlanta, helped them get to the Super Bowl, and then boned their Super Bowl by getting arrested soliciting a ho. Now, we weren't good enough back then to ruin their Super Bowl chances any other way, so we did it the only way we could.

    Now we are so much better, we can ruin their Super Bowl chances in a much better way.
    lol a few of my friends still joke about this. we even said this just the other week, that we better make sure none of our players find a prostitute.
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:03 pm
  • Fibonacci, my trollish little friend. Havent you read any of my other posts? Or any of the posts on here? Then you show up with your awesome stats (red zone efficiency now) putting me in my place. Do you need someone on this board to validate all your reasons why you think ATL is going to win the game this weekend?It isn't going to happen. Isn't it around 10pm east coast time? I bet your mom just got your spiderman pj's out and it's time for bed.

    Once again, good luck to your team.
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:07 pm
  • morgulon1 wrote:Fibonacci, my trollish little friend. Havent you read any of my other posts? Or any of the posts on here? Then you show up with your awesome stats (red zone efficiency now) putting me in my place. Do you need someone on this board to validate all your reasons why you think ATL is going to win the game this weekend?It isn't going to happen. Isn't it around 10pm east coast time? I bet your mom just got your spiderman pj's out and it's time for bed.

    Once again, good luck to your team.


    actually i think he was actually trying to have a sensible debate, and he doesnt want anyone to "validate" anything, its more of a discussion between two fans (or more) of opposing teams...
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Re: Pick your Poison
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:09 pm
  • CHawks4L wrote:
    Fibonacci wrote:
    CHawks4L wrote:How are we gonna win?

    Well the Falcons have an outstanding passing game, and some great DB play, but aside from that, they are unbalanced. Running offense and running defense are your weaknesses. They do play consistent though and have a knack for winning tight games.

    The Seahawks are balanced on both sides. We use that to control the game. We don't care about yardage stats, our emphasis is time of possession and turnovers, which yields points for and against. If your offense is sitting on the bench, well it will be a lot easier for us to contain it. If you stack the run, we'll have no problem exploiting it with the same formations and personnel in a very effective and efficient passing game. Atlanta has never stopped a read option QB because RGIII was concussed after he only had a single carry.

    The Hawks will play a field position battle all day, tire you out with physical play and simply beat you up and win it in the 4th. You guys might have a huge advantage in firepower and home run type threats, but you'll strike out on several possessions. While you swing for the fences, the Hawks will slap base hits making it a greater chance for victory.

    I don't think there is a clear cut favorite here, two different styles... we'll see what happens on Sunday, but as long as the Hawks can be ready to play early morning come Sunday, I feel very confident about the result. Seahawks 24- Falcons 18

    first what passing game are you speaking of. I see one guy who has 900 yards, the other has 800, the third has 400. (Rodgers our RB has more yards then your number three probably).
    second. we are the reason RG3 was concused. before the game he had two great legs and a good head. before he left the game we were winning. (when he left y'alls game, y'all were losing) (when y'all faced him, he was 1 leg with an idiot coach)


    So you are using stats again I see... Stats don't mean nothing, ask Calvin Johnson. If you want a stat about our passing game, check out which Qb has the highest QBR on the road since week 6. You don't need a lot of stats to win games... You need efficiency (or in the Falcon's case, the 27th easiest schedule).


    :1: so you dont like stats being used but then you try to use SOS? :34853_doh:
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    morgulon1 wrote:Fibonacci, my trollish little friend. Havent you read any of my other posts? Or any of the posts on here? Then you show up with your awesome stats (red zone efficiency now) putting me in my place. Do you need someone on this board to validate all your reasons why you think ATL is going to win the game this weekend?It isn't going to happen. Isn't it around 10pm east coast time? I bet your mom just got your spiderman pj's out and it's time for bed.

    Once again, good luck to your team.


    actually i think he was actually trying to have a sensible debate, and he doesnt want anyone to "validate" anything, its more of a discussion between two fans (or more) of opposing teams...


    Sorry Keeper, no offense. I'm not much of a debate guy. I think that alot of this kind of stuff goes out the window in the playoffs. So much on the line,one game, all the marbles. You get the point. I see a somewhat high scoring game (for us,not for you guys lol). If we can win the turnover battle we take it 30-24. Im sure you see it different but thats my take. Good luck.
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  • You speak of our WR's not having big numbers, but not that our running game was I beleive top 1 or 2 in yards and attempts. That will put a dent in WR statistics. We also have put a large number of players on the filed at WR and TE, Edwards isn't even here anymore is one example, two more are playing for other teams also.

    This team was still in finding itself mode thru the first 8 games, last 8 they solidified more and had a more consistent personel group. They also were not opening up the passing as much due to having a rookie playing at QB. Playing those 1st 8 games over with the experience we have now I think would have a different outcome.

    Losing Clemons is going to hurt and help. One the base defense all your coaches are going to look at isn't going to be the same. We hardly blitzed at all, with Clemons down I see more exotic and concealed packages coming Sunday, no film or tendencies to chart because it hasn't been done much.

    One last thing, how good are you at handling the Bandit package, I see that being broke out again with your multiple receiver sets as another confusion factor for Ryan along with the blitz that can come from it.

    Our linebackers are under rated, but two are as fast as most CB's or safetys, adding the bandit with our fast LB's and Chancelor gives a lot of looks for a QB that when pressured makes questionable decisions.

    Our offense is going to run and beat up and tire out your defense, chasing Might Mouse has proven exhausting for any team that has a decent defense. 49ers, Bears, Rams, all good defenses just got wore out.

    Once tired and legs gone is when we really start opening up things and can turn mistakes and slower reactions into points due to the team speed we have.

    One last thing, our field position has been very good many games through out, with not only our defense and turnover but Ryan our punter is one of the best in the league kicking inside the 20 and 10 yd lines. Starting in a hole with pressure has been very effective and gives us a mental edge whenever it happens.
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  • morgulon1 wrote:Sorry Keeper, no offense. I'm not much of a debate guy. I think that alot of this kind of stuff goes out the window in the playoffs. So much on the line,one game, all the marbles. You get the point. I see a somewhat high scoring game (for us,not for you guys lol). If we can win the turnover battle we take it 30-24. Im sure you see it different but thats my take. Good luck.


    no offense taken, in all honesty this whole game reminds me of the SECCG (BAMA VS UGA)..all the talk went out the window and the game wasnt over until UGA was unluvky on a last second play in the redzone...31-27 falcons :-p
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    morgulon1 wrote:Fibonacci, my trollish little friend. Havent you read any of my other posts? Or any of the posts on here? Then you show up with your awesome stats (red zone efficiency now) putting me in my place. Do you need someone on this board to validate all your reasons why you think ATL is going to win the game this weekend?It isn't going to happen. Isn't it around 10pm east coast time? I bet your mom just got your spiderman pj's out and it's time for bed.

    Once again, good luck to your team.


    actually i think he was actually trying to have a sensible debate, and he doesnt want anyone to "validate" anything, its more of a discussion between two fans (or more) of opposing teams...


    Sorry Keeper, no offense. I'm not much of a debate guy. I think that alot of this kind of stuff goes out the window in the playoffs. So much on the line,one game, all the marbles. You get the point. I see a somewhat high scoring game (for us,not for you guys lol). If we can win the turnover battle we take it 30-24. Im sure you see it different but thats my take. Good luck.


    So you come in to a debate thread and call someone with numbers supporting his argument trollish and you support that with not wanting to debate because in the playoffs numbers don't matter....

    Interesting argument
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    morgulon1 wrote:Fibonacci, my trollish little friend. Havent you read any of my other posts? Or any of the posts on here? Then you show up with your awesome stats (red zone efficiency now) putting me in my place. Do you need someone on this board to validate all your reasons why you think ATL is going to win the game this weekend?It isn't going to happen. Isn't it around 10pm east coast time? I bet your mom just got your spiderman pj's out and it's time for bed.

    Once again, good luck to your team.


    actually i think he was actually trying to have a sensible debate, and he doesnt want anyone to "validate" anything, its more of a discussion between two fans (or more) of opposing teams...

    Thanks. That's all I'm trying to do. I do not want to upset anyone. We are all fans just a different team. I take account of a lot of good things being said against me.
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    keepertd wrote:
    morgulon1 wrote:Fibonacci, my trollish little friend. Havent you read any of my other posts? Or any of the posts on here? Then you show up with your awesome stats (red zone efficiency now) putting me in my place. Do you need someone on this board to validate all your reasons why you think ATL is going to win the game this weekend?It isn't going to happen. Isn't it around 10pm east coast time? I bet your mom just got your spiderman pj's out and it's time for bed.

    Once again, good luck to your team.


    actually i think he was actually trying to have a sensible debate, and he doesnt want anyone to "validate" anything, its more of a discussion between two fans (or more) of opposing teams...


    Sorry Keeper, no offense. I'm not much of a debate guy. I think that alot of this kind of stuff goes out the window in the playoffs. So much on the line,one game, all the marbles. You get the point. I see a somewhat high scoring game (for us,not for you guys lol). If we can win the turnover battle we take it 30-24. Im sure you see it different but thats my take. Good luck.


    Then don't enter a thread that's sole purpose is to have a debate. :roll:
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  • Funny thing about that passing game we apparently dont have; our quarterback somehow managed to throw 26 touchdown passes. That's how we roll... run first, run to win, but throw to score. Our offense has proven to be extremely well rounded this year (starting in the second half of the season really). Atlanta seems really one dimensional on offense, and that one dimension unfortunately (for you) plays right to our biggest strength.

    Dont be such a stat monkey worrying about haw many 1,000 yard receivers we don't have. This isnt fantasy and this just is NOT the same team that existed prior to week 12.
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  • CANHawk wrote:Funny thing about that passing game we apparently dont have; our quarterback somehow managed to throw 26 touchdown passes. That's how we roll... run first, run to win, but throw to score. Our offense has proven to be extremely well rounded this year (starting in the second half of the season really). Atlanta seems really one dimensional on offense, and that one dimension unfortunately (for you) plays right to our biggest strength.

    Dont be such a stat monkey worrying about haw many 1,000 yard receivers we don't have. This isnt fantasy and this just is NOT the same team that existed prior to week 12.


    which leads to one of my original posts...stop the run and the Falcons have a major boost to the chances...im not saying your passing game isnt worth a damn or anything, but for a team all year that has primarily depended on the run first pass in the end...is definatly a huge boost....same can be said about the Falcons, the one and only hope of us having a run game is that Seattle knows the passing game and preps for it so much that the running game makes its first appearance all year...that and the screens we use 99999 times a game will definatly be huge
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  • CANHawk wrote:Funny thing about that passing game we apparently dont have; our quarterback somehow managed to throw 26 touchdown passes. That's how we roll... run first, run to win, but throw to score. Our offense has proven to be extremely well rounded this year (starting in the second half of the season really). Atlanta seems really one dimensional on offense, and that one dimension unfortunately (for you) plays right to our biggest strength.

    Dont be such a stat monkey worrying about haw many 1,000 yard receivers we don't have. This isnt fantasy and this just is NOT the same team that existed prior to week 12.

    you been very nice to me. and genararlly I have agreed with what you have said.

    I just don't see a passing game though. but since you brought up 26 TD's. then what I wonder is if you have a more so red zone threat, then what I realized.

    and we our one dimension a lot. but is it that much of difference then y'all? y'all have a RB with over 1000 yards, but y'alls WR in total yards is not even 3000.
    - we have a RB who does not get the yardage. but we kill it in throwing game.
    - so if we are one dimensional, then so are y'all.
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Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:30 am
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    morgulon1 wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:In case you didn't notice we have won all 3 of our recent road games. Also, we were down 14-0 in the middle of the first quarter on the road on a field called a pasture by everyone that has seen it/played on it. We scored 24 unanswered points to win the game

    We played in a dome for over 20 years, the fast track suits our defense to a tee. We have probably the best secondary in football. You beat us last year when most were rookies. They now play as a team.

    We have a dynamic quarterback that will tire out your defense with both his arm and his legs. He doesn't make many mistakes and knows how to win games. In fact, he won the first playoff game he appeared in.

    We also have a bruising RB that is also quick ....he is......A BEAST.

    I like our chances quite frankly.




    Yeah but, yeah but,...Hey we gave up a million draft picks for julio jones. We have "Matty Ice" (stupid name btw)
    Yeah but, yeah we had the wrong coordinators, thats why we got dominated the last three years in the post season.

    Russell Wilson has won more play off games than Matty Ice.


    you have also been terrible on the road (sucks when your teams history is brought in against you huh?)


    History gets re-written every day and we are writing our new book now. (See 3 road wins in a row, and one a playoff win, which is something you know nothing about)....that sucks huh?..Your team will be added to the list of losers we roll on the way to winning our first title.

    That sucks huh?
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Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:43 am
  • And yet it continues.

    I think all of these threads should get shacked.

    "I am just here to have a sensible football conversation" Which is only sensible if others agree while not giving any credit to the statements that are presented as argument.
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  • Seems some of our own posters are having a hard time having normal discussions.

    This poster is telling his side as he sees it. We of course see it differently but some are having problems saying that with out it coming out as (YOU SUCK?)

    To many of our posters now a days are more interested in confrontation than discussion and frankly I'm sick of it!

    If you can't debate your own team without being a jerk, then perhaps you're on the wrong board!!

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Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:14 am
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    CANHawk wrote:Funny thing about that passing game we apparently dont have; our quarterback somehow managed to throw 26 touchdown passes. That's how we roll... run first, run to win, but throw to score. Our offense has proven to be extremely well rounded this year (starting in the second half of the season really). Atlanta seems really one dimensional on offense, and that one dimension unfortunately (for you) plays right to our biggest strength.

    Dont be such a stat monkey worrying about haw many 1,000 yard receivers we don't have. This isnt fantasy and this just is NOT the same team that existed prior to week 12.

    you been very nice to me. and genararlly I have agreed with what you have said.

    I just don't see a passing game though. but since you brought up 26 TD's. then what I wonder is if you have a more so red zone threat, then what I realized.

    and we our one dimension a lot. but is it that much of difference then y'all? y'all have a RB with over 1000 yards, but y'alls WR in total yards is not even 3000.
    - we have a RB who does not get the yardage. but we kill it in throwing game.
    - so if we are one dimensional, then so are y'all.

    Lol. Dude, we're 9th overall in the league in rushing TD's with 16 and 8th overall in passing TD's with 27. And our rookie qb had training wheels on for the first half of the season. How the blue hell is that one dimensional?

    I like you too. We should totally hug later and maybe go for frozen yogurt or something, but you've got your head way up your ass with these stats. You roll out stats to try and prove whatever point of view you have, but when the same stats are used to contradict you the game is suddenly all about being played between the hashes.

    Sup with that?

    As for "red zone threats", we have several. Zack Miller has a huge catch radius and will catch anything around him. Uses his big body to box out defenders. Golden Tate is a YAC monster and will getvin the endzone is you get him the ball inside the 10. Fullback Mike Robinson has been leaking into the flats and getting lots ot TDs lately. Sidney Rice shluld be considered on the cusp of being elite after some of the circus catches he's made. Doug Baldwin isamazing at getting both feet down inside. Hell, even Anthony McCoy hasn't been dropping as many balls lately. And of course you ALWAYS have to be wary of BeastMode (but worry about him too much and Russell will keep it on the read option). We have LOTS of dudes who can put up 6 inside the 20.
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Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:23 am
  • Its less about total yard and more about efficiency. We are very efficient at passing, Wilson has a higher QB rating and HIGHER yards per attempt than Matt Ryan. Both have a very good completion %

    When it comes it rushing, the Seahawks are extremely efficient. Statistically, the Falcons are not.
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Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:33 am
  • Ok this is my last post.

    1. I feel we have beaten this thought enough. Y'all seen what I said, and I seen what y'all said.

    2. great fans y'all are. if any of y'all are coming to Georgia this sunday, you can strop by and tailgate with me and my friends. you can see I am civil and I am not going to be a jerk.
    - just send me a message or bump this thread. I will continue to read, just not post.

    3. One person on here did get upset, I am really not about upsetting anyone. we both have feathers and I do not want to ruffle any on either side.

    4. what I have learned
    - you have a great RB (I do not need to write 20 pages on how awesome he is)
    - you have a red zone game in passing....something I did not have a clue at.
    - you stand by your DB's. and they have played a good duo for NE.
    - and lastly between the hashes.

    5. you did let me knwo; without you saying it, that I was a little high on my team and that you did have a good team. therefore you brought me back to earth
    - and for that I thank you.

    6. If I kept on yapping. then I see this going round and round...and no more of a point will be made, then what has been already stated. Or worse, it would turn to more then one person getting upset. or even worse me getting upset. :P anyhow I am really not about upsetting anyone, especially coming to another teams message boards, only trolls do that.

    anyhow I do thank you a lot more then what you might realize. and I look forward to the game on Sunday.
    and I will return if the Falcons lose to congratulate you all. I did the exact same thing the year the packers ripped into us with over 40 points.

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  • Fibonacci,

    Here is my last thoughts (not to have the last word though). You have a very good team and you get us at home which is absolutely HUGE in the playoffs. My only point is our strengths lean towards playoff football in January, we run the ball and have a fairly stout defense. Which leads me
    to say this should be an interesting showdown. If youre team wins come on back or PM me and I will personally congratulate you. I don't hate the Falcons and if you beat us will be rooting for them to go all the way as I feel about the niners the way you feel about the Saints.


    PS on a unrelated note: I wish you guys would ditch those uniforms and go with your throwbacks fulltime because theyre sharp as hell. We here at
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  • Fibonacci wrote:
    CANHawk wrote:Funny thing about that passing game we apparently dont have; our quarterback somehow managed to throw 26 touchdown passes. That's how we roll... run first, run to win, but throw to score. Our offense has proven to be extremely well rounded this year (starting in the second half of the season really). Atlanta seems really one dimensional on offense, and that one dimension unfortunately (for you) plays right to our biggest strength.

    Dont be such a stat monkey worrying about haw many 1,000 yard receivers we don't have. This isnt fantasy and this just is NOT the same team that existed prior to week 12.

    you been very nice to me. and genararlly I have agreed with what you have said.

    I just don't see a passing game though. but since you brought up 26 TD's. then what I wonder is if you have a more so red zone threat, then what I realized.

    and we our one dimension a lot. but is it that much of difference then y'all? y'all have a RB with over 1000 yards, but y'alls WR in total yards is not even 3000.
    - we have a RB who does not get the yardage. but we kill it in throwing game.
    - so if we are one dimensional, then so are y'all.

    I read your thread on the other site. I have a pretty good bead on your reasoning. And here is where you are wrong. You are looking at stats trying to figure out what your team does better, somehow thinking that is the key to winning.

    That does not mean shit. I have said it before here, stats are the excrement of a game. The remains. If you have not watched at least 5 games from the team you are playing, you can't draw a bead on the matchups. Stats are forensic science, matchups are where you predict. You are looking at the stats to convince yourself what will happen, and that is just about impossible.

    The way Pete operates is to use his defense to make your team play left handed. And the way he has our offense set up is to be ambidextrous. Not many teams are built to stop a power run game, an option misdirect game, and an over the top big gain game, things we have on offense. Our defensive philosophy does not always work. Against the Lions we took away Megatron and Stafford threw underneath. But against the Packers we took away the mid range and deep ball and the fearsome Rodgers was able to muster only 12 points. Against Cam we took away the deep ball and the option run and he mustered 3 points. Forget the stats, we won the right matchups. We made Tom Freaking Brady play left handed so to speak, and he scraped together 23 points. Cutler, 17 points. Romo, 7 points. Kaepernick, 2 field goals and a garbage time touchdown against the backups. All different styles with one thing in common, we made them play left handed.

    We are not going to stop Matt Ryan like we did Christian Ponder or some of the other league schlubs. We are going to match up and try to make him choose that 2nd, 3rd, and 4th option. Hopefully under some pressure. If the Falcons can execute left handed, props to them. If they can do a little sleight of hand, props to them. And if the Falcons don't establish the run, that makes it even easier make them play left handed.

    You probably know more about your team than I do, because I have only watched about 10 of your games this year. But I think I have a pretty good grasp of what you do, and I never looked up one stat until I was done watching the coaches view. Can you say the same? Or are you informed about your team from watching them, but ill informed about ours because you have painted your picture with some numbers?
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  • Stats are like handicapping a horse race. You view the past performances in the racing form, and try to get an idea of all the intangibles. But when the gate opens....your jockey could fall off....your horses saddle could slip....another horse simply felt better that day and upset your horse.
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  • Scottemojo wrote:
    Fibonacci wrote:
    CANHawk wrote:Funny thing about that passing game we apparently dont have; our quarterback somehow managed to throw 26 touchdown passes. That's how we roll... run first, run to win, but throw to score. Our offense has proven to be extremely well rounded this year (starting in the second half of the season really). Atlanta seems really one dimensional on offense, and that one dimension unfortunately (for you) plays right to our biggest strength.

    Dont be such a stat monkey worrying about haw many 1,000 yard receivers we don't have. This isnt fantasy and this just is NOT the same team that existed prior to week 12.

    you been very nice to me. and genararlly I have agreed with what you have said.

    I just don't see a passing game though. but since you brought up 26 TD's. then what I wonder is if you have a more so red zone threat, then what I realized.

    and we our one dimension a lot. but is it that much of difference then y'all? y'all have a RB with over 1000 yards, but y'alls WR in total yards is not even 3000.
    - we have a RB who does not get the yardage. but we kill it in throwing game.
    - so if we are one dimensional, then so are y'all.

    I read your thread on the other site. I have a pretty good bead on your reasoning. And here is where you are wrong. You are looking at stats trying to figure out what your team does better, somehow thinking that is the key to winning.

    That does not mean shit. I have said it before here, stats are the excrement of a game. The remains. If you have not watched at least 5 games from the team you are playing, you can't draw a bead on the matchups. Stats are forensic science, matchups are where you predict. You are looking at the stats to convince yourself what will happen, and that is just about impossible.

    The way Pete operates is to use his defense to make your team play left handed. And the way he has our offense set up is to be ambidextrous. Not many teams are built to stop a power run game, an option misdirect game, and an over the top big gain game, things we have on offense. Our defensive philosophy does not always work. Against the Lions we took away Megatron and Stafford threw underneath. But against the Packers we took away the mid range and deep ball and the fearsome Rodgers was able to muster only 12 points. Against Cam we took away the deep ball and the option run and he mustered 3 points. Forget the stats, we won the right matchups. We made Tom Freaking Brady play left handed so to speak, and he scraped together 23 points. Cutler, 17 points. Romo, 7 points. Kaepernick, 2 field goals and a garbage time touchdown against the backups. All different styles with one thing in common, we made them play left handed.

    We are not going to stop Matt Ryan like we did Christian Ponder or some of the other league schlubs. We are going to match up and try to make him choose that 2nd, 3rd, and 4th option. Hopefully under some pressure. If the Falcons can execute left handed, props to them. If they can do a little sleight of hand, props to them. And if the Falcons don't establish the run, that makes it even easier make them play left handed.

    You probably know more about your team than I do, because I have only watched about 10 of your games this year. But I think I have a pretty good grasp of what you do, and I never looked up one stat until I was done watching the coaches view. Can you say the same? Or are you informed about your team from watching them, but ill informed about ours because you have painted your picture with some numbers?


    Great post, Scott.
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Re: Pick your Poison
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  • ensett wrote:Its less about total yard and more about efficiency. We are very efficient at passing, Wilson has a higher QB rating and HIGHER yards per attempt than Matt Ryan. Both have a very good completion %

    When it comes it rushing, the Seahawks are extremely efficient. Statistically, the Falcons are not.


    the thing about the Falcons is they love the screen, they dont always go for major yardage, in fact id say most throws go for short yardage and then when they have the chance they go for the home run, hence why TG has almost 1000 yards receiving
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