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20.01.2020 07:07
The Kingdome was a mausoleum. More so. Antworten

Tens of thousands of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Curt Warner Seattle Seahawks Hoodie , injured. Curt Warner, needing help off the turf. That damn turf,..." The DriveThe Drive: One night in 1984, Part 4New,6commentsPDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:The Drive: One night in 1984, Part 4TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailThe Kingdome was a mausoleum. More so. Tens of thousands of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Curt Warner, injured. Curt Warner, needing help off the turf. That damn turf, snaring our young wonder back’s cleats and turning all of his divine agility and explosiveness back against him. He planted, he pushed, he powered himself into a cut, and that treacherous throw rug we call a playing surface snared, held and would not give. W.W. Jacobs could not envision a more tragic reversal.The Seattle Seahawks beat the Cleveland Browns in Week 1—crushed them like no opponent in team history. It was the second biggest point differential in team history and the greatest point differential in a shutout win. Seattle beat Buffalo at home 56-17 in 1977.(If you’re a fan of strange coincidences: O.J. Simpson hurt his knee in that game and was lost for the season. Truly the turf takes and takes and takes. In the off-season then Bills head coach Chuck Knox traded Simpson to San Francisco for five draft picks. Knox used those picks to help turn Buffalo into a fringe contender. That wasn’t enough for owner Ralph Wilson, and following a contract dispute in 1982, Knox signed with the Seahawks.)Seattle won big but at a terrible cost. Ground Chuck had lost his meat grinder. In his place, Hughes, Lane, Dan Doornink Gary Jennings Jr. Jersey , Morris and the man Chuck Noll aptly called “Franco Who?” Try as Chuck might, Generalissimo Franco Harris is still valiantly holding on in his fight to remain dead. That is, dead slow.At least he doesn’t fumble into the mesosphere.Perhaps thinking himself equally child of earth and sky, Randall Morris gifted the poor suffering people of San Diego possession. As we saw in New England, no lead is safe when the run game is gammy. Seattle was up 17-0 heading into the half. And, of all things, the Seahawks were carried by their passing attack.David Hughes returned for a career long 38 yards, putting Seattle at the Chargers 48. When Morris lugged the greased pigskin four yards before fumbling high into the sky. Chargers ball.It wasn’t long before Dan Fouts had led the Chargers into what Joe Gibbs calls “the red zone.” San Diego was first and ten from the Seahawks 18 when Joe Nash (#72) came a-knockin’.“Sir, you seem to have replaced your backdoor with a turnstile.”“No need to run, sir.”“Now just hold still, sir, and I will show you our exciting selection of bruises and turf burns.”One down later.In the ensuing drive Dave Krieg tossed this lulu to “Bones” Walker for 41.Fun fact: He is called “Bones” because those are what comprise his skeleton. While Krieg isn’t the pure scrambler Jim Zorn was, he does a better job of scrambling to throw. Seattle won’t soon see an improviser of his ability in Seahawks blue again. With all due respect for the lefty who pulled Seattle out of the primordial ooze of expansion, I am finally beginning to understand the expression “franchise quarterback.”One play after that and this sucker was all over but for the crying.Krieg drops back. Largent is to his right. He’s about to improvise a crossing route which takes him so totally out of position that he actually collides head-on with tight end Charle Young. But first Teflon Dave slipped a few would-be tacklers.Somewhere behind the outstretched arms of Keith Ferguson (#76) Krieg ducks and dodges.Largent, as ever, walking that fine line between stupid, and uh...Clever.Yeah, and clever.Which leaves us little left to discuss but two sacks by Jacob Green in three plays.Jacob winning with speed.Jacob winning with power forcing an outlet pass which lost a yard.Jacob stripping Fouts with an assist by Nash.I guess what I am getting at is , friends, the mountains are out. Sure, even at 7-2, the Seahawks sit in third in the AFC West behind the hated Raiders and that whiny yearling John Elway and his fellow nags.And, sure, the city of Seattle hasn’t been looking too hot lately.Calling to mind a certain notorious billboard from a decade ago.And, sure, scraping for hope requires investing an awful lot of belief into these two ambulatory pocket protectors.Lewis and Gilbert among friends.But if you live in Seattle or close enough to lie about it, if you follow this team or watch enough to lie about it, and you remember week one—pitiful, painful, putrid week one—and the eerie sound of 50 large wailing and gnashing their teeth in unison, you know that you never know. And you know in that divine disorder one can find all the hope and all the dread anyone would ever need. For this week anyhow I’ll choose hope.Next week! Little action! No drama! The slow pressing to death of Goody Fouts! One more pick by that archangel seeking a good time on this planet Earth we call Kenny Easley! And our intrepid man of no letters and less even sense, this guy, attempts to make sense of the greatest run in Seahawks history! RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are a little healthier than it appeared at the beginning of the week heading to Dallas for its NFC wild-card game against the Cowboys.Seattle wrapped up practices at home on Thursday with the news that starting cornerback Shaquill Griffin is expected to be available against the Cowboys, while starting guard J.R. Sweezy will be a game-time decision.Only two players landed on Seattle’s final injury report — fullback Tre Madden is doubtful, and Sweezy is questionable — a drastic improvement from the beginning of the week that saw seven players sit out practice on Tuesday due to a variety of injuries.“We made it through the week and we’re feeling pretty good about that. It just helps everybody feel good and excited about moving forward D.K. Metcalf Jersey ,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.Griffin was the biggest unknown as the week progressed after suffering an ankle injury suffered in the first half of Seattle’s Week 17 win over Arizona. After not practicing the first two days this week, Griffin was a full participant on Thursday and absent from Seattle’s final injury report.With Griffin appearing to be ready to play, the focus will turn to Sweezy and if Seattle’s offensive line can be entirely intact. Sweezy suffered a sprained foot in the first half of Week 16 against Kansas City. Carroll has described the injury as being a three to four week recovery, but said Sweezy feels confident he’ll be able to play against the Cowboys.“He’s got to run and stay in control of all of the movements he’s got to do and feel OK about it, and then we’ve got to sense his confidence that he feels good about it,” Carroll said. “He’s telling us everything like he would. He’s got to show us.”If Sweezy can’t go, Seattle would start Ethan Pocic for a third straight game at guard. Pocic started Week 16 against Kansas City at right guard after Jordan Simmons suffered a season-ending knee injury, but switched to left guard after Sweezy was hurt. Pocic started last week against Arizona at left guard, but Seattle’s reshuffled line struggled against the Cardinals, allowing six sacks.Whether Sweezy plays or not, Seattle’s offensive line will have D.J. Fluker back at right guard, allowing Germain Ifedi to slide back to right tackle after playing guard last week. George Fant will return to his role as an extra offensive lineman used in certain formations.Sweezy would also become the latest Seattle player not to participate in practice during the week but be able to play on the weekend. Fluker, Jarran Reed and Bradley McDougald are among those that have done that in recent weeks.“The challenge is to stay with it all the way throughout and not be distracted by the rehab and the concerns and the wonder of whether you’re going to make it or not,” Carroll said.

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