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What the......Seahawks, Cougars and Huskies

Posted on: October 9, 2008 5:06 am
 

       I guess I am going to have to start watching High School Football. The Seahawks, Cougars, and Huskies are not worth watching right now. There is still hope for the Hawks, but IMHO the Cougs and Dawgs are done.

       The hope of a magical send off into the sunset for Mike Holmgren is, for the moment, fading. In know they have been decimated by injuries on offense, but their defense has been atrocious. This D is a group that returned all of it's starters, and has for the most part been healthy. Did they even make the trip to NY last week, it was like the Giants were playing a scrimmage. I can only hope they will get better though. Holmgren will shake things up, and get them on track.

       As for the offense, we need to get our passing game reestablished. Our opponents have no fear of us going to the air so they just pin their ears back and attack the run. If we can get some balance, then we can put together some drives, and give our defense time to rest. We have won one time of possession battle this season, and it was against the Rams.

       There has been discussion on the Message Boards about making a run for Roy Williams. If we could trade for him I say pull the trigger. Give them Branch, and Josh Wison. But do not give away any picks. Move Jordan Babineaux opposite Marcus Trufant, and make Kelly Jennings the Nickel Back. Williams would be the big target the Matt Hasselbeck needs and is a legit deep threat. Then Bobby Engram can go back to what he does best, getting open underneath, and for the love of Mike get the TE involved.

       If the Seahawks do not win their next 3 games, they do not make the playoffs. Their schedule is brutal with Philly, NE, and the Redskins in Seattle,  at Miami and at Dallas on Turkey Day. I never would have thought that the Miami game was in question, but they are playing well this season with wins at the Patriots, and at home over the Chargers.

       WSU is in a "rebuilding mode". Paul Wulff was hamstrung from the very beginning. He does not have the personnel to run his system yet. In the long run this is going to be a success, but right now it is just flat painful to watch. There are going to be growing pains. He was not hired early enough to get the 4 and 5 star recruits and that is likely going to be the case this year also as kids are being recruited earlier and earlier nowadays. But he will do what he can with the JC's and second tier recruits he will be able to get until he has time to get some connections established. He is young, energetic and has a good mind for the game. These things are going to get kids to come to WSU.

       Their O-line is, to put it kindly, struggling. It is so bad that we lost one QB with a neck fracture and another a broken spine against Portland State. Can you imagine what the USC game is going to be like, there will have to be 5 ambulances on standby. Doba did not really leave anything to work with. We are having open try outs for practice squad positions, this how desperate the situation is in Pullman at the moment.

       I am not a UW fan, but I feel about them like I do the Raiders, the world is a better place when they are competitive. Then I do not feel like I am piling on by rooting against them. Willingham needs to go plain and simple. He has had ample time to get his type of guys, and he has failed to put a winning product on the field. I am frankly surprised that he has lasted this long. I know the Dawgs got jobbed against BYU, but that is the only game they were even in.

       Jake Locker is getting the crap kicked out of him, he is one of those special players that changes game plans when he is on the field, and I would hate to see his career cut short due to coaching ineptittude. I applaud him for trying to be everything for them, but he should not have to be. The Huskies should have players lined up waiting to play for them. The school has been dedicated to winning, and is willing to spend money on facilities. Locker should have his pick of targets, but does not. This is the fault of the current staff.

       Just terminate Willingham now, write this season off and build for next year. Give Mora Jr his chance to coach his Alma Mater, I believe he would do well at UW, but not for the Seahawks. You hear the term "Player's Coach" thrown around, that works at the college level not the pros. Look at Dennis Erickson, great college coach but failed twice in the NFL. Mora can bring winning football back to the UW.

At this point I do not even care who wins the Crapple Cup.

Comments

Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2008 11:30 pm
 

What the......Seahawks, Cougars and Huskies

You're right. It's time to find something else to do with our weekends. The wives will be happy at least. More time for home improvements.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: October 16, 2008 1:29 am
 

What the......Seahawks, Cougars and Huskies

I see that you ar a Husky B-Ball fan, you have that to hopefully look forward to. They should have a decent squad along with Gonzaga, and hopefully the Cougars won't fall off too much. Go college basketball....I guess.



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2008 5:30 pm
 

What the......Seahawks, Cougars and Huskies

Not only do our teams suck, but coming on the heels of a crappy Spring and Summer, really makes for a gloomy Fall and Winter.  Through in a recession, and two crappy presidential candidates, and i am getting really depressed.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2008 8:37 am
 

What the......Seahawks, Cougars and Huskies

I thought that the Cougs would struggle, but they have been flat embarrassed almost every week. It is going to take time, and Wulff will right the ship. As for the Hawks, it was good to read that Holmgren went nuclear, it is what we need. Apparently he laid into the offnse pretty good, they needed that. I know the D has not played well this year, but our O has not done anything to help them out. The constant 3 and outs are getting ridiculous, our d-line needs more of a break than that.

Yes that is Jacob Green, I loved watching that guy. He had a motor that did not quit.




Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2008 8:30 am
 

What the......Seahawks, Cougars and Huskies

The reasons I think they need to win, is that they have a brutal stretch coming up. It would be great to have the momentum of some good wins. If we can get the offense some confidence, then the defense will feed off of that. I just hope Frye is able to do well Sunday, because we need it.

Good call on the Lane Kiffen choice, I was thinking either Mora (even though he is locked in for the Hawks) or Scott Linehan. I know he did not do well at St. Louis but he is a solid college coach. I don't really see Peterson leaving Boise State, he has a pretty good thing going there.




Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2008 6:40 pm
 

What the......Seahawks, Cougars and Huskies

Sorry about the double post, I thought cbs deleted my first one so I retyped it... LOL. You can remove one.




Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2008 6:38 pm
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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2008 6:30 pm
 

What the......Seahawks, Cougars and Huskies

zbarms, I disagree that the Seahawks need to win all of their next 3 games. No one is going to run away with this division. We still need to get the D going! I know that the secondary has been lousy, but we've got to get the pass rush cranked up too. I haven't seen too much from Tatupu this year either. Those guys need to make Rodgers feel the heat on Sunday.

On the college front, I'm not sure which of the teams in better off. Probably the Cougars because at least they have a new coach. They'll get better as soon as they get back those scholarships back. Wulff will be good for them because he will get the type of under the radar local recruits that WSU lives off of. UW is a total mess. The fan base seems to be split over whether to fire him now or at the end of the year. I'm afraid that, like last time we hired, we will get stuck with "someone else's garbage." I don't know if we are in a position to hire away a good coach from another school. My dream is that we get Chris Peterson from Boise State. Or maybe, since you compared us to the Raiders, we'll take Lane Kiffin.




Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2008 12:48 pm
 

What the......Seahawks, Cougars and Huskies

It has been extremely tough to watch my teams struggle week after week. I buy into the rebuilding at WSU, I just didn't think that we would be so bad.... The Seahawks are another story. They shouldn't be 1-3. The defense should be playing a lot better than they have and quitting midgame against the Giants was something I never thought I'd see from my Hawks. I don't know if I have ever been more disgusted as a Hawks fan than I was last Sunday. Even when they lost the Superbowl to the refs and Steelers, they didn't quit.

Nice blog. Is that Jacob Green on your Av? He was underrated but very good during his time in Seattle.

JCoug



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