Lady Talon wrote:You really should get off your pushing your rookie talent as a sign of NFC West dominance. lol
None of us care about Ogletree. When I see him knocking Lynch on his rear and nailing RW in the backfield, I'll take notice of him. Ogletree has proved nothing in the NFL except he can earn glowing reports in scrimmages versus his own team.
There were reasons the Hawks had trouble with those types of receivers last year. A perpetually hurting Nickel CB in Trufant among them. In case you haven't noticed the Seahawks addressed the very problem you speak of with a nickel CB that has proven a thing or two in the NFL.
If your planning on winning the 2012 NFC West, you had your chance at it. 2013 is a new year.
Your offense had little to do with the Seahawks losing in St. Louis last year. Your defense ended the game off an interception when a receiver fell down on his route. Since you know the Hawks had issues with little speedy receivers last year, I think you'd also figure if that receiver didn't fall, Russell Wilson would have at the least been knocking on the door to win that game, as he had a knack for it.
There are no almost wons in the NFL. You gave us trouble in the Clink, but winning or losing that game wouldn't have even changed our playoff berthing, not exactly a crowning acheivement to have made it close. As flawed thinking there as the 49ers that say you barely didn't lose against them because their kicker was average.
Your logic is not creative and common.
In a nut shell, for those who are paying attention, game one, the Rams will field a better defense. Will they stay healthy and better? Who knows.
They will also field an offense you've never seen before. One that fits Bradford's strongest talents and one that is a huge departure from what you've ever seen from the Rams. They have deep talent at all sizes, speeds, and styles. If it's only mediocre it will be better than the team that beat and challenged the Hawks last season.
Back to the OP who is sending up the insightful flare, you KNOW the Niners are weaker. They should not be more of a worry to the Hawks.
Now, if you're paying attention, you might just agree that the Rams could be the bigger challenge.
The Rams are SO FAST on both O and D it really is shocking everyone. Add in a stronger O line and deep potential, and it gets very exciting.
Just so you get what I'm saying, we KNOW the Hawks will be good. What most don't know is that the Rams potential for being just as good this season or next, is nearly off the charts.