Monday night's win over the donkeys backfired on the NFL, in a big way.

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This was supposed to be a statement game for Russell Wilson and the Broncos. And in a way... it was.

The NFL pinned the Seahawks, in obvious rebuild mode, against a Superbowl favorite Broncos team led by Russell Wilson in a highly promoted week 1 matchup. Safe to say, things didn't go as planned for the NFL. The NFL wanted to punish the Seahawks. Russell Wilson and the Broncos were supposed to embarrass Pete Carroll and the Seahawks, simply for moving on from one of the NFL's darling icons. They wanted this game to mark the end of Pete Carroll. But the Seahawks had other ideas. Maybe they didn't get the memo that they were supposed to be crushed on Monday Night Football? 🤩

The NFL is about generating revenue, and thus is focused on promoting and controlling certain narratives, advertisements, pushing brands, and catering to certain organizations. And yet last night... on Monday night... prime time TV... ancient old man Pete Carroll, the 12th man, and Geno Smith who alongside a bunch of no names kicked the NFL and its manufactured content right square in the jaw. It was a sight to behold. Narratives crumbled. The NFL's overhyped, overmarketed, unmistakably overvalued Russell Wilson froze in terror when it mattered most. Yikes.

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The media pundits will be good boys and blame the coach and save face for themselves and the NFL. But some of us know better. We too well that the deferring to a 65 yard field goal attempt in reality was at the bequest of one Russell Carrington Wilson. He couldn't allow himself to fail on the national stage.

The Broncos failed in monumental fashion. In a game that was ultimately decided by 1 point, I counted 3 goal line stands by the Seahawks defense. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

Despite what the NFL and its officials were allowing the Broncos offensive line to do... all game long... to give Russell Wilson time...


Despite only getting a few snaps from Jamal Adams...

Despite Geno Smith as our starting QB...

Despite starting 2 rookies at corner and 2 rookies at offensive tackle...

Despite an utterly boneheaded conservative 2nd half Seahawk offense that yielded no 2nd half points...

And despite all the media narratives...

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...the Seahawks still won. Joke's on you, NFL.:LOL:

As much as the media would lead you to believe, for the Seahawks this game wasn't about Russell Wilson. I'll let former Broncos lineman Shelby Harris explain:




... I'm not saying we're back... and it's just 1 win... but it wasn't just a win now was it? This vibe hits different than the last 5+ seasons. Feels like a team again. A Pete Carroll team. Tell me, am I wrong?
 

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You lost me at “Super Bowl favorite Broncos” they aren’t even favored in their division. 3rd or 4th in the AFC West is where they will flounder. I truly believe they are even questionable to make the playoffs. I thought that long before last nights game.
 

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You lost me at “Super Bowl favorite Broncos” they aren’t even favored in their division. 3rd or 4th in the AFC West is where they will flounder. I truly believe they are even questionable to make the playoffs. I thought that long before last nights game.
Theres the reality (3rd or 4th place in the division) and then there's the undeserved hype they recieved (Super Bowl contenders)

Two different things :)
 

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You can bet he won't man up and admit he was wrong. And on that note, you were on point about Geno. Nice call. I hope he continues to surprise

Well, I appreciate you saying that, but it was just being right about the fact that what he was doing on the field wasn't just completing passes, it was making some solid reads and placing the ball well.

What no one knows is how he'll do now that he's put another game on tape and gradually, teams will begin to take away what he does well. He hasn't had to evolve from week to week in 8 years.

And he's got a good bit of stuff to clean up. the ' flat footed , lock in, stare down' stuff is going to lead to strip sacks. He needs to feel pressure better and if need be, scramble for a few yards if things begin to collapse.

But I was glad to see that what he began to show last year was an evolution and not an aberration.

It was refreshing though to see what an actual Shane Waldron offense looks like. He made some great calls and you could tell that he and Geno were synced up pretty well. Especially on the second TD. Perfect call, and Geno knew he had it before he even snapped the ball.

Love seeing that layer of the game.
 

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Theres the reality (3rd or 4th place in the division) and then there's the undeserved hype they recieved (Super Bowl contenders)

Two different things :)
Troy and Joe (and an entire infographic) were talking about how the expectations for Denver jumped with the Russ signing.

I also didn't think this made them anything more than 3rd best in the AFC West in the offseason and still am of that opinion. (And they're fighting it out with Las Vegas for that 3rd best spot).
 

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This was supposed to be statement game for Russell Wilson and the Broncos. And in a way... it was.

The NFL pinned the Seahawks, in obvious rebuild mode, against a Superbowl favorite Broncos team led by Russell Wilson in a highly promoted week 1 matchup. Safe to say, things didn't go as planned for the NFL. The NFL wanted to punish the Seahawks. Russell Wilson and the Broncos were supposed to embarrass Pete Carroll and the Seahawks, simply for moving on from one of the NFL's darling icons. They wanted this game to mark the end of Pete Carroll. But he Seahawks had other ideas. Maybe they didn't get the memo that they were supposed to crushed on Monday Night Football? 🤩

The NFL is about generating revenue, and thus is focused on promoting and controlling certain narratives, advertisements, pushing brands, and catering to certain organizations. And yet last night... on Monday night... prime time TV... ancient old man Pete Carroll, the 12th man, and Geno Smith who alongside a bunch of no names kicked the NFL and its manufactured content right square in the jaw. It was a sight to behold. Narratives crumbled. The NFL's overhyped, overmarketed, unmistakably overvalued Russell Wilson froze in terror when it mattered most. Yikes.

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The media pundits will be good boys and blame the coach and save face for themselves and the NFL. But some of us know better. We too well that the deferring to a 65 yard field goal attempt in reality was at the bequest of one Russell Carrington Wilson. He couldn't allow himself to fail on the national stage.

The Broncos failed in monumental fashion. In a game that was ultimately decided by 1 point, I counted 3 goal line stands by the Seahawks defense. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

Despite what the NFL and its officials were allowing the Broncos offensive line to do... all game long... to give Russell Wilson time...


Despite only getting a few snaps from Jamal Adams...

Despite Geno Smith as our starting QB...

Despite starting 2 rookies at corner and 2 rookies at offensive tackle...

Despite an utterly boneheaded conservative 2nd half Seahawk offense that yielded no 2nd half points...

And despite all the media narratives...

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...the Seahawks still won. Joke's on you, NFL.:LOL:

As much as the media would lead you to believe, for the Seahawks this game wasn't about Russell Wilson. I'll let former Broncos lineman Shelby Harris explain:




... I'm not saying we're back... and it's just 1 win... but it wasn't just a win now was it? This vibe hits different than the last 5+ seasons. Feels like a team again. A Pete Carroll team. Tell me, am I wrong?

Not wrong about some of it, especially the team building stuff, but a massive LOL about the Broncos being a SB favorite. They're not even a clear 3rd place in their division favorite. 😂
 

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I didn't see the espn post game. What did Steve Young have to say after jumping all in Russ's lap pregame and declaring like an ass that we had 'ZERO CHANCE'.
I was surprised by Young's announcement, zero chance left no wriggle room.
 

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ok, ok... but let me just embellish a bit 🤩
The Broncos and Wilson in particular had more than enough hype train going into the game after the blockbuster trade/contract and a primetime matchup to cap off week 1. Practically everyone picked the Broncos and I don't blame them, I figured we had a 22% chance to win. No need to embellish, it was already big enough.

Now that I think about it, it wasn't a good week for starting QBs facing their old teams. Mayfield and Flacco also lost, though there's several tiers less hype about it.
 

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