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So much doubt last week before we played Buffalo...trap game, can't win on the road and so on...then this week, it's the 49ers, Gore is gonna cut us up, we can't stop their trap run plays and so on.... this is NOT your old soft Seahawks team!!!

We are for real.

We are badass.

We can win at home.

We can win on the road.

We can win tight games.

We can win blowouts.

We are peaking at the right time.

We should fear no one.

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I agree though...this current team looks pretty special right about now.

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Hey, 35 years of letdowns are hard to get over. Give us a break.

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Hey, 35 years of letdowns are hard to get over. Give us a break.

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Because we're Seahawks fans :)


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However, it appears the Chicago game changed everything.

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I didn't name names, but there were plenty of them each week.

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I was convinced last week this team can put up 40 pts every week, doesn't matter who it is. Sunday night was icing on the cake. Here's to a fun playoff run!

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It ALL changed at Chicago. Before that the Hawks lost to the Phins and Lions, not exactly the cream of the NFL and teams Seattle has more talent than. After Russ refused to let us lose against the Bears, they've freakin' DEMOLISHED 3 opponents in a row. That game flipped a switch. Here's hoping it doesn't get turned off again.

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So much doubt last week before we played Buffalo...trap game, can't win on the road and so on...then this week, it's the 49ers, Gore is gonna cut us up, we can't stop their trap run plays and so on.... this is NOT your old soft Seahawks team!!!

We are for real.

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We can win at home.

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The NFL should fear US!!!

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We are Seahawks fans, so there is a good deal of reserved skepticism. And it's well deserved.

I've never doubted. I have held them with a whole ton of reserved optimism, though. I've been saying it for weeks. We're a good team. We've put up some serious numbers. I said several weeks ago, if we beat the 49ers at home, we're a legitimate playoff contender. If we beat the Rams too, we're a legitimate Super Bowl contender. We beat the 49ers more resoundingly than I'd ever have imagined. We're well on the road to Super Bowl contenders.

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I gotta say, I was anxious coming into this game. But each time RW broke the huddle and set up the offense, I was absolutely worry free. Throughout the game I was reflecting on how comfortable I was every time we had the ball. Russell is man.

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Not being a Debbie Downer but, this is the dress rehersal, we have evolved from a team that we hoped to be competitive to one that looks like we could have a run of success.

Saying that, I want to be a team more like the Steelers then the 49ers in their heyday, when people seen the Steelers and I'm talking the 70's version on the schedule they were worried about coming out with their head on straight still, a win was almost a secondary thought.

I don't want to be a team like the Vikings or the Bills that could win during the season but never quite had it when it came to the playoffs and winning the big one. Either not physical enough or too one dimentional.

We still have to keep focused and then step up another notch for the playoffs, a let down against the Rams would be like kicking ourselves in the teeth.

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We have to get better on the road. Although that has been getting better. We are clearly playing the best football in the nfl imo as of late.

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Carroll's punishment to the NFL for laughing him out of the league 15 years ago! Don't be scared boys and girls, but do keep your extremities inside the train for your own protection! No doubt, no longer! Embrace the role of villain ;-)

Are you kidding?? The NFL is eating this up.

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We have to get better on the road. Although that has been getting better. We are clearly playing the best football in the nfl imo as of late. We play down to our competion sometimes we shouldnt have got beat by dolphins,cardinals the first time and the lions. Although I know its hard to win week in and week out in the nfl no matter who you play. Hope we are not peeking to early we need to play like this in the playoffs. Guess Im just nitpicking a little bit. Im very proud of this team right now.

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3-5 is actually not a bad road record. For all the "Seahawks can't win on the road" doom and gloom, we've been pretty damn close to a winning record on the road, and at 3-5, we're pretty decent anyway.

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Room for improvement, sure. But Imagine how demoralizing it will be for other teams if and when we actually do improve those little bits.

BTW, we've cleanly and legally knocked out Vernon Davis, Mario Manningham, Percy Harvin... anyone else I'm forgetting? Folks is scurred, fer sure.

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I think that we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg as to what kind of team this squad will develop into. I am very high on the Hawks, lets go all the way !


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Well, we don't know if we could stop the trap play because they never called it , not once.

That said, I love this team. Its all come together at the perfect time.


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I noticed that we didn't really run the zone-read option, either. Or at least, Russ didn't keep it when we did. I was surprised, given that I read in Sando's blog that SF did not face a zone-read much at all this year.

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Seriously dude - been let down tooooo many times in the past. I will gladly eat a slice of humble pie with a side of crow each and every time we win until we win the Super Bowl. Then I will turn into an arrogant a-hole...well, more of an arrogant a-hole. I may get put on the big foam Hawk head too, and parade around my SF office and point at them...

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Hey, 35 years of letdowns are hard to get over. Give us a break.

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This is something else. On offense, they have the polish of the best ball control offenses ever. A well oiled, unstoppable machine that can win with finesse if needed. At the same time, they have the leagues best and most physical defense and arguably the most physical running game. They are part beast, part surgeon. If represented in picture form, they would look like this:

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I've never doubted. I called for a blowout on the 49ers.... I cheers'ed after 7-0 saying "here's to a blowout" and continued throughout the game... why mess with whats working right?


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I agree, Seahawks fans have PTSD and are subconsciously aware of just how much luck was involved in our Holmgren playoff run. We're not used to dominance like this.

But damn, does it feel good.

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I've been extremely optimistic and even really completely jacked up since the Chicago win. That's where it all changed for me.


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I haven't doubted them once. Said they were going to make the playoffs a long time ago.


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I only ever doubted the undefeated season people were saying was going to happen.

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The witch hunt has officially taken full bloom. Cast all ye doubters into the dungeon. He who speaks against the team will be banished. Sorry, I am not going to do what you want to do. I will keep my weaknesses to myself but I am not going to go full homer mode just so I can fit in with the "I told you so" folks.

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The witch hunt has officially taken full bloom. Cast all ye doubters into the dungeon. He who speaks against the team will be banished. Sorry, I am not going to do what you want to do. I will keep my weaknesses to myself but I am not going to go full homer mode just so I can fit in with the "I told you so" folks.

Loved/suffered with the team longer than knowing you fine folks. So if one has to go, I will miss you mugs.

No witch hunt here, and no telling anyone they can't think or feel how they want. My apologies if it came off that way. As for me, I am in no way saying I told you so. My point was, this ain't the teams we are used to, and maybe we can start looking afresh at the team as only having the history of 2012, and no projecting history from the last 30+ years on it that it doesn't deserve.

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I guess I understand your point but I like to think positive! This team just feels different!

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I think what we as fans are starting to see with the entire team is confidence. The confidence of DangeRuss is starting to rub off and players are learning that the NFL is a team game and if everyone on the team just does their job and stays focused on execution of plays, the TEAM wins the games.

I think DangeRuss is becoming the undisputed LEADER of this team without doubt. The next few years are going to be banner years for Seahawks fans. I think the future is very, very bright for years to come. We are soooooooooo lucky to finally have a truely great young man at QB.

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Jazz. I think it is fair to ask all to re-evaluate their old held beliefs and bug-a-boos regarding this team. But I also know that unless this ends in a Lombardi, the fever pitch enthusiasm may turn on itself. Heck, at mid-season some were still agonizing over the QB position.

Yes, we as a fanbase are starting to see a sustainable team that should be dangerous for several years. But I still remember folks asking whether Pete Carroll needs to be on the hot seat and know the fickle nature of folks. As long as they feel positive, the sky is the limit. Hit a bump and like a rabid dog, some will try tearing your throat out.

I approve the thought and I have made a promise to myself to not go negative. But I also remember the "In Ruskell We Trust" mantra and the following years of blood-letting. I pray we don't have to repeat that type of change in our collective being.

Let's get this thing rolling. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do we keep doubting this team?
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