Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Reviewing the tape-Smashing through the snow

Quick post on the Seahawks 13-3 win over the visiting New York Jets in a game that not only was played in the snow,but might have also cost the Jets a playoff berth with the loss.
The Seahawks improved to 4-11 on the season and continue to cost themselves draft position with their back to back wins.
Seattle finishes up the season in Arizona against the Cardinals on Sunday....

Shawn's Thoughts

1) I thought this game turned on the first drive of the game.
The Jets stormed straight down the field to the Seattle two,where they faced a 4th and 1.
The Jets decided to kick a field goal instead of going for the first down behind the offense that had smoothly moved the ball against the Hawk defense.
The Jets would be unable to get closer than the Seattle 32 for the rest of the contest...

2) Josh Wilson won the Defensive player of the week for his five tackle,two interceptions and a sack in the win.The Maryland product also has a chance to set Seahawk kick return records this week in Arizona....

3) Lots of credit to a rebuilt offensive line that started the game with exactly ZERO starters.
Not to mention,two of those five playing out of position.
Those fellows should get the credit for the 116 yard rushing day by Mo Morris.
Great job by not only the players,but the coaching staff in getting them prepared....

4) In the last home game for Mike Holmgren in Seattle,could there have been a better way for the Seahawks to score their final TD for Holmgren than the patented two yard flip to the tight end (John Carlson)?
Holmgren has made a living off that play for years.

5) Check out Field Gulls for a great post on the little things that make a difference in player evaluation and how that sent John Carlson to the Seahawks.

Bullpen Notes

Looks like indeed it will be Bruce Gradkowski getting the start for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
He couldn't do any worse than Ken Dorsey,but god save us all anyway...

The Pirates have made the decision to start Pedro Alvarez at High A Lynchburg in 2009.
Smart move,the more you challenge him the faster his development moves along.

Lynchburg's first visit to Frederick is May 18th,hope Alvarez is still there by then for signings sake!

The former home of MSNBC in Seacaucus NJ is being reopened as the new home of the Major League Baseball network.
The MLB network hits the airwaves next Thursday on New Year Day.
Some interesting personalities at the new network.
The good:Al Leiter,who I thought was very good doing Yankee games and Trenni Kusnierek,who was a favorite of ours (and especially Ryan's) for her work with FSN Pittsburgh.
The Bad:Matt Vasgersian,who has been bad at baseball and football and Hazel Mae,who did little to impress me when she was at NESN other than keep the more talented Kathryn Tappen in a smaller role.

Photo Credits
Wilson and Carlson:AP Photo
Trennie:Allen Frederickson

1 comment:

Mike said...

I don't think her work made her Ryans favorite LOL!!