Week 12 – Seahawks Lose (R-Rated Thread)

This one hurt.  I wasn't terribly happy with several calls in the game, but there weren't nearly enough questionable ones to explain away ten accepted penalties — the Seahawks simply regressed in that department.

Despite that problem, the team played well enough to win on both offense and special teams (Washington's return TD was fantastic to watch, and how good was Russell Wilson and his receivers?), but were let down once again on defense.  The number of big runs they're giving up in the middle of the line is a major concern.  I'd have to watch the All-22 film to confirm this, but it looked to me like Bobby Wagner is charging forward too soon and getting lost in the wash instead of hanging back and filling whichever hole the ballcarrier ends up choosing once he gets to the line.

I'm also thinking about writing a letter to the Vatican nominating Leroy Hill as the patron saint of blown coverages.  Vent your frustrations in the comment thread below.

Week 12 – Seahawks Lose (R-Rated Thread)

This season, it seems like the Seahawks are doomed to win half the games they shouldn’t win and lose almost all the games they should win.  The Redskins had plenty of success running the ball at backup DT Clinton McDonald, and RG Paul McQuistan struggled all game in pass protection.  Among other miscues, McQuistan killed the Seahawks’ chances to convert a fourth down on their last drive when he opted to help Unger double-team a defender instead of blocking either of the pass rushers lined up directly in front of him.  Here’s hoping that we get to see Alan Branch return to the defensive lineup and Lemuel Jeanpierre take over McQuistan’s spot for Seattle’s next game against the Eagles.