Seattle Seahawks: “Rah Rah” Juice and Skittles

by on October 8th, 2010
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Seattle Seahawks moving up the ladder in the NFL. Since Shaun Alexander in 2007 the Seahawks injury bug has been epic. This same injury bug as dragged the Seahawks organization into a spiral trying to fit the pieces together hiring different coaches and coordinators searching for a playing system and coach that can guide the organization. Last year when the Seahawks signed Pete Carroll and made over 100 transactions I was skeptical of the Southern California coach from USC. Carroll and John Schneider took the Seattle Seahawks roster and turned it inside out reshuffling players and moving franchise cornerstones Matt Hasselbeck and Lofa Tatupu. The 12thMan had no idea whose jersey to buy or what players to support on the roster in fear they would soon be deleted off the roster by Pete Carroll and Co.

Instead Pete Carroll has assembled a team in his own image tough, stern, fun and always competing. The current roster is the youngest group in the NFL . The Seattle run defense is top 3 in the league and full of players who can effectively plug the holes on the defensive line Alan Branch (6′ 6″ 325 lbs), Brandon Mebane (6′ 1″ 311lbs), and Red Bryant (6′ 4″ 323 lbs) create one of the more stout defensive lines in the NFL.

The secondary is full of incredibly BIG cornerbacks current starters Brandon Browner (6′ 4″ 221 lbs) and Richard Sherman (6′ 3″ 195 lbs) creating the largest starting cornerback tandem in the league. Combine that with the best young duo of safety’s Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas and you are looking at the footprints of Pete Carroll’s Blueprint plan. Implementing a large defense that can stop the run at the line of scrimmage but athletic enough to make plays (Earl Thomas) jaw dropping hit (Kam Chancellor) and intercept passes (Brandon Browner)in the secondary.

Pete Carroll and John Schneider have created a young aggressive high motor football team. A team that can compete with the top franchises in the NFL like the Ravens, Giants, Falcons and Saints. Seattle Seahawks players and fans are starting to drink from the cup of Pete Carroll’s “Rah, Rah” juice and are energized. The Seahawks more than any team in the NFL know that all things are possible if they are “All In” and Marshawn Lynch has his daily helping of Skittles of course.

With only a few games remaining on the schedule the Seahawks are still in position to run the tables and compete for a playoff spot. Remaining schedule is winnable and every team is currently below .500 or dealing with significant injuries. The Rah, Rah juice and Skittles are ready and the Seahawks schedule seems to give us a promising mini NFC West Bowl when the 49ers come to the Hawks Nest on December 24th.

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