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Instability of Seattle's sports teams

Posted on: May 25, 2008 8:26 pm

Off the top of my head i cannot think of another major sports city that has more disarray than the Emerald City.  A quick synopsis of the teams:
Seahawks:  The remarkable stability of the Holmgren era has only a year left.  Mora Jr. is the replacement, but he struggled in Atlanta.  The team is also running into cap trouble and some of the stars are reaching the end of their prime.  I don't know how much longer the window of opportunity will last.

Sonics:  Well, besides the fact that they may not be in Seattle much longer, i actually like the direction that the GM Presti is taking them.  They have 6 picks in the draft, they will take their lumps for a couple more years but I hope they are in Seattle when Durant and company are all growed up.  No one really knows how much longer the coach, PJ Carlisemo will be around too. 

Mariners: What a train wreck.  A team with a $120 million payroll and they are on pace to lose 100 games.  Bill Bavasi is becoming the Matt Millen of MLB, and John McLaren will likely be gone before the All Star game, if not much sooner.  The one bright spot is that they can dump a few expiring contracts at the end of the year.

Huskies football:  Tyrone Willingham is 11-25 in 3 years.  There was considerable heat for him to be fired last year.  He now has a new D-coordinator and AD, but another tough schedule.  The team will need young players to step up and get the team to a bowl at least or Ty will hit the curb.

Huskies basketball:  the only team with reasonable stability.  Lorezon Romar has had 2 straight subpar seasons but he has a long contract and he continues to recruit well.  He is safe for now but it would behoove him to get the team back to the Dance soon.

All in all, it looks like the city that has had half a championship in amost 30 years will be hard pressed to win much anytime soon.


Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2008 12:09 am

Instability of Seattle's sports teams

Cheer up guys. At least we have the Storm. And when the most stable team in your city is its WNBA team, that just shows how happy how us Seattlites should be about our sports.

Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2008 4:10 am

Instability of Seattle's sports teams

This should be an interesting year with the 'Hawks. I like that key players re-signed knowing the upcoming coaching situation. That is a bit of a confidence boost.  - McLaren is a good guy with good coaches around him. If the Mariners continue down the same road, he will be gone around the all-star break, or should be, along with Bavasi. No excuses.- The Sonics?? We will know soon. - I hope the new MLS team is successful. I dont watch soccer, but I hope they do well. Husky Football has a tough road. I like Ty, but I know Husky faithful will not endure another 4-8 season. Go Huskies!

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2008 6:42 pm

Instability of Seattle's sports teams

Yeah, I'm not trying to bash Mora, Atlanta was tough situation for him and as we can see his qb didn't have very good decision making skills.  I loved what Mora did with our secondary last year.  But it will still be a transition.  It looks like we will become a more defensive-oriented team.  Maybe that will help us get over the hump, but who knows.

Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2008 11:37 am

Instability of Seattle's sports teams

I will agree with you on most everything.

This is Willingham's last year with the Huskies if they don't go at least 8-4 in regular season play.

John McLaren will be gone by the All-Star break unless M's reverse trend and win 18 of 23 instead of losing 18 of 23.

As for the Seahawks, I believe that Mora Jr. was a good pick to suceed Holmgren. One must remember, while in Atlanta he had Michael "it's all about me" Vick as his QB. As long as he can get them to play as a team, he will be fine. As for cap trouble, the GM will need to restructure contracts or let some more high-price veterans go.

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2008 1:53 am
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Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2008 10:16 pm

Instability of Seattle's sports teams

Thanks to Drew Carry, we will now be able to see MLS  games in Seattle when the Sounders start play next season.  I just hope that at least that team will give us something to cheer about.



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