It's a playoff episode on the first Blue Friday of 2019 and our Seahawks are back in the playoffs after missing the postseason last year. Adam is back in his hosting chair along with Brandan to help kick the New Year off the right way. Chris Carson had a great start to the year by learning that he earned offensive player of the month honors for December.
Going into the matchup, one thing that seems to be overlooked is just how prolific the Seahawks offense was this season. Seattle tied the Chiefs with their ability to create explosive plays going into the final stretch of the season and this Seahawks offense put up more points than any other team apart from the one that went to the Super Bowl in the 2005 season. The guys discuss whether that is a product of the league this year or something that's truly exciting heading into the playoffs.
Adam has been hearing about how much more talent the Cowboys roster has than the Seahawks, so he wants to take a look at the position groups to see exactly which areas have more talent than Seattle. In past years, fans could count on the Dallas offensive line being the best unit on the field, but that may not be the case anymore. Dak Prescott has been doing one thing at an elite level this season, and that has been his ability to generate game winning drives. He's slightly ahead of Russell Wilson and second only to Drew Brees. Can it translate to playoff success?
So how exactly did a team that was predicted to miss the playoffs end up in a position that surprised so many in the national media? There were even some surprises to those of us who predicted a playoff season. We run down the top three reasons why Seattle found the success it did this year and to a level that beat expectations.
Pete Carroll is now set to be the Seahawks coach through 2021, and with his comments in a recent Seattle Times article, it seems we have a better idea of the immediate future of team ownership after the passing of Paul Allen.
Closing out this week's show, Adam give us his playoff picks, shares a life lesson he learned over the past week, and tells us why Antonio Brown needs to do better. Brandan calls out Patrick Mahomes for something that should be creating a lot more controversey. Better at life honors go to a space probe billions of miles away from Earth and to a CNN anchor for giving Brandan the inspiration for his New Year's resolution.