I was a senior in high school when the Seahawks were an expansion team. I have watched almost every single Seahawk game except for a few lean years I served in the Navy (before armed forces NFL broadcasts were wide spread). I am the biggest Seahawk fan in the world. Even during the lean years of Ken Behring. Even when the worst QB in Seahawk history, Stan Gelbaugh, was the starter.
I attended practices in Cheney when Chuck Knox was the coach. I got an autograph from Kenny Easley. I had a Wheaties box with Steve Largent on the cover, signed by Steve Largent. I vividly recall Derrick Thomas sacking Dave Krieg seven times in one game, yet Krieg Hit Paul Skansi at the end to win the game. I recall Curt Warner's first carry from scrimmage against the KC Chiefs, an 80 yard scamper that made me an instant believer that he was a real gem. I'm still pissed that Seattle passed on the opportunity to draft Tony Dorsett to take Steve Niehaus instead. I believe the best Seahawk that ran in to a string of bad luck, and never reached a very high ceiling was running back Derrick Fenner. I think the most under appreciated Seahawk is Dan Doornink. He was surprisingly good.
Why all the justification? I'm asking that you consider such things instead of post count when passing judgement on my posts. I have lived and breathed the Seahawks before many of you were born. I have played, coached, and followed football as a huge fan of the game for over forty years.
I am not a "fair weather fan" that just happened to show up because Seattle is suddenly good. I have loved this team for a long, long time.
"It's about us getting ready to play. It's not about the other team. We'll beat ourselves before they beat us. That's always our approach."