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It just doesn't feel the same this year
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:56 am
  • Normally, I am so excited for training camp to open and for preseason games to begin. I'm usually excited for the regular season to start and to be able to fly to Seattle for a game to experience the atmosphere pregame around the stadium, in the stadium and the game time experience that is like no other place in the NFL

    This year is different.

    There is a sense of hopelessness for me that maybe none of the trades, improvements, player or coaches comments really matter. It's like we are going through the motions of a normal season, but it's not. And down inside I'm not convinced there will even be a season or playoffs.

    Should I enjoy whatever we have under the circumstances? Should I tune out this year and wait for next year? Will the season and games ever sart? What if the season is cancelled, Pete retires and key roster moves are all for not?

    How should I feel about this year? Am I the only one that feels this way? So far, even with training camp starting, it feels nothing like past years. How are some of you processing the preseason and this year? What can I do to get excited about this year?
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  • I’m enjoying the preseason discussions. After that when the season starts I’ll watch until the first Seahawk disrespects the flag then I’ll turn off the rest of the season and follow half heartedly through box scores and this forum. I moved out of Seattle so the games are not on very often anyway.
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  • ^fairly certain politics is not what the op was talking about...

    I'm with you as well. Just cant get excited. Unless they do the bubble for the season I doubt it works. I could see the season getting reduced to 10 games...if it happens at all
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  • MO Hawk wrote:Should I enjoy whatever we have under the circumstances?


    You always should be doing this.

    Criticism of the team, players, whatever, that's fine, it comes with the deal. But if you can't enjoy what you have at the time at a reasonable level, even with the disappointments, it seems weird to watch. If the real life versions of some of the people who post here are indeed as angry and miserable consistently about this team the last few years despite the fact that there was a lot to enjoy, that's disconcerting when thinking about them.

    On a bigger scale of life, people really should enjoy the things they have when they have them. That's not to say you shouldn't want and work towards better. But ignoring or throwing away good things because they're not "good enough" isn't good. Those things can be lost, sometimes in an instant.
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  • MO Hawk wrote:
    This year is different.

    There is a sense of hopelessness for me


    I am really sorry to hear that. My suggestion would be to lean into enjoying sports, regardless of how the product is presented. Use those moments when you're enjoying sports to distract yourself, even if temporarily, from the hopelessness you're feeling. :2thumbs:
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  • 66 players have opted out for the 2020 season , with almost half being lineman =31 . There are many top end players that will not be playing this year . If there is a season it will be a second rate version of the original , and teams that win their divisions may be labeled as not being good but being lucky .
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  • xray wrote:66 players have opted out for the 2020 season , with almost half being lineman =31 . There are many top end players that will not be playing this year . If there is a season it will be a second rate version of the original , and teams that win their divisions may be labeled as not being good but being lucky .


    How many of those 66 don't make a roster in normal circumstances? Or are back ups?

    There are maybe 10 players I've seen opt out that are impact players for their team. How many players like that miss through injury. Thats why there is free agency.

    There seems to be a misery race to make this impossible or meaningless. Its strange to me, how people need to share their defeatism
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  • xray wrote:66 players have opted out for the 2020 season , with almost half being lineman =31 . There are many top end players that will not be playing this year . If there is a season it will be a second rate version of the original , and teams that win their divisions may be labeled as not being good but being lucky .

    Most of em seemed like fringe players to me. I was expecting Matt Stafford to opt out but really not many big names whatsoever.
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  • Cyrus12 wrote:
    xray wrote:66 players have opted out for the 2020 season , with almost half being lineman =31 . There are many top end players that will not be playing this year . If there is a season it will be a second rate version of the original , and teams that win their divisions may be labeled as not being good but being lucky .

    Most of em seemed like fringe players to me. I was expecting Matt Stafford to opt out but really not many big names whatsoever.


    Stafford was a false positive.
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  • Maulbert wrote:
    Cyrus12 wrote:Stafford was a false positive.


    That about sums up his career.
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  • Players are constantly tested in camp right now everywhere. The're will be positives that have to Quarantine for 14 days all over the league . This season will not be what we want . But on the bright side, if there is no season at all, Wilson won't have to eat 45-50 sacks . :D
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  • xray wrote:Players are constantly tested in camp right now everywhere. The're will be positives that have to Quarantine for 14 days all over the league . This season will not be what we want . But on the bright side, if there is no season at all, Wilson won't have to eat 45-50 sacks . :D


    Look at English soccer...


    20000 tests once training started. 18 positives.

    Only positive players quarabtune, not while teams
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  • I think a lot of it is the lack of build up, seeing players practice, camps, pre season games to actually see what may be and who may be around. Then the unknown about the season as well. Little real news about camps from other teams, and then all the negative stuff associated with the Virus and questions.
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  • I tend to breakout a typical season into four parts.

    Part 1 is the off season roster building with free agency, draft, more free agency and OTA coverage.
    Part 2 is training camp and preseason with coverage.
    Part 3 is the regular season competition for a division crown.
    Part 4 is the sudden death playoff tournament culminating in a super bowl extravaganza.
    ...............................................................................................................................

    Part 1 ...... has skipped or delayed an off season feature or two.

    Part 2 ...... preseason has been cancelled with no fans at the VMAC or Century Link.

    Par 3 ....... the trend suggests it gonna be very different and uncertain.

    Part 4 ....... ??????

    ................................................................................................................................

    I suspect there are some teams out there sandbagging for future draft picks and some will chose to use some or much of the season to conduct auditions for 2021. Consistency and the competitive spectacle should suffer. We could see a lot more in the way of blowouts this season.

    This year is definitely different. Never the less, it should unfold as instructive and in it's own unique way entertaining.

    Stay tuned in. This season will separate the real competitors from the posers. Just watch ;)
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  • 24th year of being a season ticket holder. With this Covid thing, I just don’t want to be in any large gathering period
    Probably stay home this season
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  • Maulbert wrote:
    Cyrus12 wrote:
    xray wrote:66 players have opted out for the 2020 season , with almost half being lineman =31 . There are many top end players that will not be playing this year . If there is a season it will be a second rate version of the original , and teams that win their divisions may be labeled as not being good but being lucky .

    Most of em seemed like fringe players to me. I was expecting Matt Stafford to opt out but really not many big names whatsoever.


    Stafford was a false positive.

    I figured with his wife's issues and his horrible back he would take the year off
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  • I'm very excited for the team, but I'm worried that a lot of it will be for nothing if the season gets canceled.

    It's not the time for large groups of people to be hanging out together so I don't blame the players and fans for wanting to stay away right now to be safe.
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  • With all the crap that’s happening in the world right now, some NFL football no matter how it may look may be what we all need.

    I’ll take some football right now any way I can get it.

    People are down right now and football for 3 hours is a good pick me up.

    I’ll take it.

    I love football.
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  • TheLegendOfBoom wrote:With all the crap that’s happening in the world right now, some NFL football no matter how it may look may be what we all need.

    I’ll take some football right now any way I can get it.

    People are down right now and football for 3 hours is a good pick me up.

    I’ll take it.

    I love football.

    This is exactly how I see it too.
    Even a bad love is better than no $ex at all :lol:
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  • I agree, this year has felt way different. Usually I am counting the days, analyzing training camp and preseason. This year, I am not even convinced we will have a season. MLB looks like it could completely fall apart at any moment and NFL will be far more difficult to hold together. I wish they would just find a couple of sites and create a bubble.
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  • Of course it feels different, but I'm still stoked for the season. Even if it ends up being shortened or postponed. I'm not in the camp that no season will happen. Just an opinion, they're playing, just not w/fans.
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  • I will take the distraction if I can get it.

    Won't lie in that part of me is waiting for 'the other shoe to drop'. It is hard to get excited or emotionally vested when you expect that any day the news might be the season getting shut down.

    There are a lot of jobs that depend on sport seasons existing though. For that reason alone I would pull for it.

    And each year passes we get one less year of Carroll. We won't be as good without him so we need to hope we don't lose this year.

    Cautiously optimistic, if not hopeful. Not shocked to see that many power conferences in CFB are mulling a shutdown. But there is still good reason to expect we might get a football season - though likely without packed stadiums.
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  • So, now we are hearing a lot of talk that College Football will not be happening this year. Most or all conferences.
    Also, hearing from Clayton that there are discussions about having NFL games on Saturday's to make up for some of the lost $ not having fans in the stands etc. Thoughts? I'd love to see NFL on Sat and Sun.
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  • TwistedHusky wrote:I will take the distraction if I can get it.

    Won't lie in that part of me is waiting for 'the other shoe to drop'. It is hard to get excited or emotionally vested when you expect that any day the news might be the season getting shut down.

    There are a lot of jobs that depend on sport seasons existing though. For that reason alone I would pull for it.

    And each year passes we get one less year of Carroll. We won't be as good without him so we need to hope we don't lose this year.

    Cautiously optimistic, if not hopeful. Not shocked to see that many power conferences in CFB are mulling a shutdown. But there is still good reason to expect we might get a football season - though likely without packed stadiums.



    MLB is still playing, and they've done just about as terrible a job as any sports league can do with the pandemic.

    So it'd REALLY have to get bad for the NFL to not play through just about anything so the owners and players get their 5 billion of TV revenue to share.

    CFB is not a good comparison. College football has no unifying governing body with one voice and one clear chain of command. It's just a bunch of conferences with their own tv deals, their own rules and their own chain of command.
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  • Like some have posted already, feeling the same or not I prey the season happens. don't get me wrong, i am stoked every year in august ramping up to season, but this year i feel even more. Maybe its because of the most recent move, in trading of Jamal Adams then saturday dunbar off exempt list. I really feel this could be a special season for the seahawks. if this season does go on, (i have faith it will).
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  • "It just doesn't feel the same this year"

    It isn't the same, and likely will be a very unusual season, no preseason, no minicamps, a different type draft, an oddball training camp, changed roster rules, and a prospect of season with no fans in the stadiums if they play a whole season.

    It simply is what it Is. Change will be slow coming in a few parts of the country with high infection rates.

    Relax and enjoy what the team serves up. Things will be different.
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  • scutterhawk wrote:
    TheLegendOfBoom wrote:With all the crap that’s happening in the world right now, some NFL football no matter how it may look may be what we all need.

    I’ll take some football right now any way I can get it.

    People are down right now and football for 3 hours is a good pick me up.

    I’ll take it.

    I love football.

    This is exactly how I see it too.
    Even a bad love is better than no $ex at all :lol:

    Truth!
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  • warden wrote:24th year of being a season ticket holder. With this Covid thing, I just don’t want to be in any large gathering period
    Probably stay home this season


    If the season goes forward, I guarantee you don't have an option. There won't be any attendance.
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  • Right there with you Warden. This is year 28 for me, and I'm ready to watch 2020 at home. And I'll enjoy every minute of it, however it looks. The thought of being in a big crowd right now doesn't interest us at all. We chose "wait and see" but there won't be any games w/the fans imo. So, paid up for 2021 and our plan is to take that $ we would have spent and go hit another road game, make a vacation out of it. Positive out of a negative.
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