Bengals vs. Seattle Seahawks Blog: Love em & Hate em

No Silver Lining

In a game where the Seahawks were manhandled from the opening drive there are bound to be more things to hate than to love but even in the darkest of games there are bound to be some bright spots.


Love em

I loved the fact that the Seahawks had Canada Appreciations Day. 

A large number of Seahawk fans are our “neighbors to the North” (not surprising with Victoria, and Vancouver British Columbia only about an hour and a half away from the Clink) and  is nice that the team not only notices but takes the time to thank them and let them know their support is appreciated.

I loved having Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez raise the 12th man flag.

He has done so much for the sports community in the Pacific Northwest and in a day and age where most athletes are all about the money he has shown incredible loyalty to the area and its fans.

I loved the Sea Gals halftime show.

The halftime shows have been pretty bad lately (minus the wiener dog races) and it was nice to actually be entertained by the best halftime show this season by far.

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I loved the Sea Gals halftime show

I love having two receivers with over 100 yards.

Ben Obomanu had 107-yards on 4 catches while Sidney Rice had 102-yards on 7 reception.

I love defering to the Second Half.

Simply put the fans are ready to cheer to start the game and can help getting a team (especially one with a poor offense) off to a good start. To start the second half a large portion of fans are in concession or restroom lines.

Hate em

I hated watching Brandon Browner body slam Jerome Simpson.

I know it is tough to hold your cool sometimes but this is not the WWF, Brandon, you can’t body slam the opposition.

I hated Charlie Whitehurst’s accuracy.

Especially when he was throwing deep. I realize there was a little wind today but even if he was playing in a hurricane he should have been able to get the ball closer to the intended target.

I hated starting Charlie over Tarvaris Jackson.

If Pete Carroll felt Tarvaris was good enough to play in the game they should have started with him no matter who got the reps during the week. Charlie has played himself right into the position where he belongs (Backup Quarterback).

I hated not kicking the field goal at the end of the first half.

The team had a whopping 7 yards rushing up to the point where they chose to run the ball from the 3-yard line on 4th and two with no timeouts and 14 seconds on the clock.

They could have gone into the half down by 11 after just scoring and getting the ball back to start the half but instead left the field one yard short and down by 14.

I hated watching the team completely fall apart.

In the fourth quarter the team completely imploded much like they did in the 49ers game.

This is a young team and these things are going to happen but it doesn’t make it any easier to watch.      

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  • D Hawk

    “I hated starting Charlie over Tarvaris Jackson.” I don’t see this as any different than what Pete did vs. the Rams. I know some fans will never believe T Jack is a better option than Charlie, but at least we can now finally move on.

    “I hated not kicking the field goal at the end of the first half.” That didn’t really bother me. He wanted the TD instead of the FG, and at the time everyone in the stands wanted Pete to go for it, too. Lynch has to be stronger than that and stay up. I was much more upset about punting on 4th and 4 from the 36 instead of going for a FG or a 1st down.

    Nice read. I like how you propped the halftime show…we were both on that page!

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