Teeth Tusk gnashing on a rainy Sunday in the Great Northwest:
Everything that went wrong since the last SB was on display today.
It's a pattern that keeps repeating itself game after game, all year long.
ks beat themselves.
Once again, down in the pits, Seattle whipped their opponents.
Over 400 yards total offence vs. < 300 yards for the Cats.
Wilson followed the usual Pete Carroll pre-game instructions and tried to stay in the pocket.
AND EVERY FRICKIN' GAME the strategy fails, resulting in Carolina getting 2 free TDs in the first half from poorly thrown balls.
As it turned out, this time they dug the hole too deep before turning him loose to do the ONE
thing he is the best in the league at: scrambling
Seattle outscored the kitties 24-17 in the last 3 quarters of the game, but the damage was done.
Being behind early has become a Seattle tradition.
Usually this isn't a big deal, but it was today.
Unfortunately, with the hole SOOO deep against a good team, Marshawn's Beast Mode
has to be deep-sixed and everything falls to Wilson.
The Offensive Line was, as usual, like a sieve.
Panther rushers were in Wilson's face all game long.
(Sidebar --- Pete Carroll after the SB last year:
"Hey, I hear Jimmy Graham is available!
Let's give up our Pro Bowl center for him.
Wilson don't need no stinkin' blockers, he's got young legs!")
All of the team's weaknesses were on display today (Seattle truly is predictable).
Most of the time, the talent of the players overcome the trainwreck that is their Head Coach....just not this Sunday.
When Wilson's inability to be accurate with the deep ball bites 'em (again
), Seattle can't find a way back before the final whistle.
Last Sunday, the Vikes deserved the win by their more intelligent gameplay, but the Gods of Football were not fair.
However, even they
can't reward stupidity 2 games in a row.