I'll start by saying that let's just hope THESE Seahawks are focused on winning the LAST game of the year more than they are concerned about improving the first game winning percentage.
Yeah, even though that all-time kickoff weekend record really has no bearing on this team, that's not very good. Hopefully over the next couple of decades, they can get that back to .500 and even better. I gotta say, though, that I would be very surprised to hear Pete Carroll or any of the players have that on their mind.
Another great thing about having a regime that builds a winning culture is that they also inadvertently address the clouds that hang over us fans. But, it takes time. The thing that Mike Holmgren mentioned was that he wanted to come in and turn this franchise around and keep it headed in that right direction. I think even in the post-Holmgren years prior to JS/PC, what was built during that era was kept alive (even though it perhaps felt on life-support at times.)
This opening weekend game is important. But, not to improve the opening weekend percentage. It's important because there's only 16 games which makes every game important.
I don't think pehawk is being a pessimist, he's just stating a fact. It's sort of interesting and perhaps we can look forward to seeing improve over the next decade.
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