Monday, October 03, 2005


There are times when it sucks to be a Seattle sports fan. We know this to be true.

Yesterday was one of those days.

Only this time, there was hope, even though in all honesty, there shouldn't have been.

I can sit here and blame Josh Brown for missing two 47-yard field goals in yesterday's Seahawks 20-17 overtime loss to the Redskins. But I'm not going to.

This loss falls on the defense, plain and simple.

Does anybody realize how pathetic the Redskins offense is? No, I'm not convinced this is a 3-0 team. That team being the Redskins, of course. Not the Seahawks.

But hey, I'm used to this. The Redskins were able to convert on 3rd down 13 out of 18 tries. One of these years, the Seahawks may stop somebody on 3rd down. You want the ugly details? Here you go...(courtesy of NFL.com)

3-9-WAS30 (14:12) (Shotgun) M.Brunell pass to J.Thrash to WAS 44 for 14 yards (A.Dyson)
3-1-SEA47 (12:10) (Shotgun) M.Brunell pass to S.Moss pushed ob at SEA 39 for 8 yards (K.Herndon)

3-13-WAS17 (5:11) (Shotgun) M.Brunell pass to J.Thrash to WAS 33 for 16 yards (M.Boulware)
3-13-WAS30 (3:39) (Shotgun) M.Brunell pass to S.Moss to WAS 45 for 15 yards (A.Dyson)
3-1-SEA46 (1:42) M.Brunell pass incomplete to S.Moss.
PENALTY on SEA-D.Lewis, Defensive Pass Interference, 6 yards, enforced at SEA 46 - No Play.

3-2-WAS49 (7:42) M.Brunell pass to C.Cooley pushed ob at SEA 40 for 11 yards (D.Lewis)
3-10-SEA23 (5:39) (Shotgun) M.Brunell pass to R.Royal to SEA 13 for 10 yards (B.Fisher, K.Bentley)
3-7-SEA10 (4:33) M.Brunell pass to S.Moss to SEA 2 for 8 yards (A.Dyson)
3-1-SEA1 (2:44) M.Brunell pass to R.Royal for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN

3-10-SEA33 (7:31) (Shotgun) M.Brunell pass incomplete to D.Patten.
PENALTY on SEA-M.Boulware, Defensive Pass Interference, 29 yards, enforced at SEA 33 - No Play. (BULLSH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!)

3-9-WAS30 (3:23) (Shotgun) M.Brunell pass to C.Portis to WAS 42 for 12 yards (D.Lewis)

3-10-WAS23 (14:12) (Shotgun) M.Brunell pass to S.Moss to WAS 36 for 13 yards (M.Trufant)
3-9-WAS37 (12:47) (Shotgun) M.Brunell up the middle to SEA 45 for 18 yards (K.Hamlin)
3-10-SEA45 (11:15) (Shotgun) M.Brunell pass to S.Moss to SEA 15 for 30 yards (K.Herndon)

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Yesterday's loss was more painful for me because I actually went out in public and watched the game. I watched the game at Wings-To-Go, a local restaurant here in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Great wings, great atmosphere. I'll definitely be back later in the season when the Seahawks aren't on local television.

The next three weeks, however, the Seahawks will be on local TV here. You know who is this Sunday. The battle for the NFC West lead, folks. Maybe this Sunday, the Seahawks defense will get a stop on 3rd down...

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