Welshers wrote:Great win. Any win in the NFL is a great win. Especially on the road on the other side of the country. Also I dare say the Eagles were maybe a little underrated. They are definitely bad, but maybe not as bad as everyone seems to think. They hung in there with the Steelers, Browns, and Ravens. There are worst teams in the league. The Legion of Babies will cry any time the Seahawks don't win by 21+.
Always appreciate your positivity Aros
That was one of my thoughts tonight. Sure the Eagles aren't going to be mistaken for the Chiefs or Saints this season. But they are still a prideful, professional NFL team are they not? So we really shouldn't have been all that surprised that we didn't waltz in there and score 50 on them. Especially - regardless of their record - that they are still very much alive for their division title.
I expect a similar battle these next few weeks. Giants, Jets, Washington...They are ALL going to give us fits here and there. We were lucky tonight that our somewhat conservative approach didn't bite us in the @ss. I am hoping we can look at this film and realize the best method against inferior teams is to put them away early and leave no doubt.
If Pete isn't careful, playing conservative could absolutely bite us in the @ss.
Go. For. The. Throat.
If we aren't 11-3 in three weeks I will blame coaching.
Agree with both of you. I’ll take a win any week no matter what it looks like. With Pete’s mantra of you can’t win the game in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd quarter but in the 4th quarter or something to that affect, it really is part of his game plans. I’m beginning to think that Pete really likes to play a game of cat and mouse. If you’ve ever had cats, you know what I mean. A cat loves the hunt, and doesn’t just stop when the mouse is caught. A cat will play with their prey for as long as they can or until they get bored, then and only then will they finish them off and devour them. Or lay them at your feet as some are prone to do.
Pete is all about competing. He preaches this to his players as they compete for positions and compete in games. Because of this competition, I’m thinking Pete doesn’t want to blow teams out. He might just be addicted to close games. Addiction takes root in the brain because dopamine levels become elevated. Whatever a persons addiction is, they crave that feeling. History has shown us that Pete’s team can play with anyone. How many games was it that they went without losing by double digits before the Rams broke that streak? In the last 10 years, how many times have they lost by more than 10 points?
Playing games close creates a sense in the players that they are never out of any game. Russell has 34 4th quarter or OT comebacks that leads the league since he was drafted. They know how to win. They know how to come back if needed. Pete most likely prefers close games. His dopamine levels demand it. The only problem with this, is that like with the cat and mouse analogy, occasionally the mouse gets away.
At the end of the day, the Seahawks are 8-3, 1st place in the NFC West and #2 Seed in the NFC. I’ll take it and enjoy the win just like I enjoy every time they post a W. It’s all good 12s. Enjoy the ride.