Game #13 – Hurts So Good
by fellow 12 @ClintonBon
3 In, 3 Out is a concise, yet somewhat satisfying recap of 3 things that went well for the Seahawks and 3 things that ummmm… didn’t. The coverage will go deeper than the average bear – for instance this will be the only mention of Angry Doug Baldwin hauling in another trio of touchdowns from number three.
Another blowout makes nitpicking 3 ‘outs’ tough going. Gotta say I’m OK with that. But let’s start with a huge ‘IN’ shall we?
In – Chop Chop Early, Chop Chop Often
Listen, we understand what Angry Doug is doing – it’s tremendous and he’ll be heading to the Pro Bowl. We love how Tyler Lockett continues to perform (see last week’s #3In3Out for the love thrown to #16) – he is a clear finalist to be RoY. But many of us loyal 12s have a soft spot in our heart for Jermaine Kearse because, flatly, he’s caught the biggest passes in our team’s history.
When Jermaine is involved early, it just seems to open up the field for everyone else. On Sunday, 7 receptions, 74 yards = well done Chop Chop!
Out – 3rd and 8, 3rd and 3, 4th and 3 … Annnnnd first down Ravens
On the Ravens 1st drive of the game we were fired up! We had
Joe Flacco, Matt Schaub, Jimmy Clausen in an early hole at 3rd and 8 from their own 22! Then Bruce Irvin was flagged for 5 yards and we were all shocked it wasn’t Michael Bennett.
OK, these things happen and hey we stopped them on 3rd and 3 anyway, so no harm no f…udge. Only I didn’t say fudge.
On the 4th down punt, Cassius Marsh also went offsides. First down Ravens.
When we play good teams, this can’t happen.
In – Showing the Ravens our O-Face
About midway through the season, we all thought our offensive line was just dreadful. So much so Adam dubbed it the Olé-Line. As in, “C’mon Dorn, don’t give me this olé bullsh__.”
Well, much like the Prophet Manager Lou Brown so eloquently stated. “There’s two or three potential all-stars in there.”
First offensive play of the game: The Seahawks blow the Ravens off the line and Rawls rambles through for 16 yards. We didn’t look back. Need proof? Here’s the first TD to Lockett.
Out – Rawls. Dunzo. Dang.
Another week, another key offensive cog out for the year. It’s football and these things happen but this one hurts a ton. Somehow Schneider and Carroll once again unearthed a rare gem in Rawls and we were primed for a deep playoff push. Que lastima!
But all is not lost. We wish Wreck it Rawls a very speedy recovery and we’ll see you in 2016 man.
Will Lynch be back in time for the playoffs? We just don’t know.
What I can say is that I like the Bryce Brown re-signing and the Dujuan being gone. Go ahead, watch some Bryce Brown highlight reels and you tell me who he reminds you of. Here’s a hint, that # should seem familiar.
In – Image is Everything
It’s rare that an image can fire a 12 up even more than a Raible ‘Holy Catfish!’ but I submit to the court exhibit A:
And if once was good, then twice is surely gooder – Exhibit B:
Out – We Caught a Mild Case of the Dropsies
Luke Willson-Phillips couldn’t quite hold on to that TD. Even Angry Doug pooched a perfect pass. I don’t know about you, but I actually found myself re-calculating Russell Carrington Wilson’s stats if these ‘incompletes’ were handled properly. I guess that’s what you do when you win a game 35 – 6 and all.
For a pedestrian group, we usually handle the rock well. Let’s just not make it a habit fellas.
1, 2, 3… What’s Next!?
Johnny Cakes Manziel comes to the Emerald City. I can’t help but feel that for one reason or another the Browns keep this game markedly closer than what we’ve seen the last 2 weeks.
I expect to win. I expect Bryce Brown to show us that he can carry the load until Marshawn’s belly is better. I expect our D-line to frustrate and keep at bay an offense that shows flashes. And, I’m feeling a pick 6 by a linebacker. How about you?
Till next time ye faithful 12’s… Go ‘Hawks!
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