- Sep 4, 2010
- Reaction score
- Cockeysville, Md
This is silly and just reads of dislike for anyone or anything about this franchise other than Russel Wilson.It is telling that the most compelling player for the Seahawks left.
The article is about Wilson because Wilson is still worth writing about.
They didn't write about the increasingly less capable, increasingly less competent HC because nobody cares. Nor the team that is essentially 1/2 JAGs.
They made it about Wilson.
There isn't much left to matter.
You have Tyler (if we keep him), DK, Diggs and then what? A bunch of guys that aren't exceptional and nobody expects to do anything.
Maybe, MAYBE Brown.
An NFL roster has 53 players on it, we have maybe 5 players that anyone cares about or expects anything from. 6 if you count our punter.
So the article is about Wilson, though ostensibly about the Seahawk offense.
After laughing a bit about Lock or Smith being any good, or the Seahawks being any kind if playoff team - it is intended to get people to read it because Wilson is featured prominently in it.
We will watch the games because we love football, and we root for the Seahawks even when they have a bang average roster. But come on, nobody expects it to do anything. But Wilson is still an interesting topic so people will read about that.
The QB of a successful NFL franchise is usually the focus of media attention. The fact that Russels exploits are known and in recent years, the stories of other notable talent isn't, speaks more to the bias towards qb's in the NFL and specifically in our case, the general ignorance in the media around anything seahawks related BUT whatever piece or part of the team is making the most noise.
They don't care to look any deeper than the highlights and stats and don't have the patience or desire to actually understand the true makeup of the team, it's strengths, weaknesses, challenges, potential, etc.
Another example would be the latest grades posted by ESPN plus for all 32 NFL franchises. Where did we rank? 32. Why? Mostly because we, according to the writer, 'got fleeced' in the trade and didn't draft a qb. So I guess by that measure, and by yours, we should just pack up shop and put our app in for the CFL.
It's just lazy and jaded in my opinion to gloss over the best safety tandem in the league, a solid, solid rotation of LBs, one of the best wr duos in the league, the hottest rb to end 2021, and the best rb in the draft in the same backfield, a really promising CB who's season was cut short last year and new talent at the position coming in, and one of the best young TE's in the league.
But yeah, all JAGs. Wtf?
And all of that was assembled by a past his prime, outdated HC and out of touch front office.
This franchise has been on of best at building and sustaining success, in the early 2010s with a lights out defense and running game and an inexperienced qb. Then, in the late 2010s with the challenges of dealing with a salary cap and a more seasoned qb that could pull off the impossible, but struggled to do the simple things in a way either nobody cares to acknowledge or discuss, or flat out deny.
The team will be better than fine, whether the blind media talking heads want to see it, or 'fans' want to believe.
Russ was a piece of our success and of our failure. The Seahawks don't live and die on his arm.