Monday, October 15, 2007

It's official...we suck

Overrated, sucky, whatever you want to call us it is true. We do not generate offense until well into the 2nd quarter. Matt's first 3 games where statistically some of his best, now he thinks we play for the other team. Our defense tends to show signs of brilliance but is spending way too much time on the field.

The Saints entered last nights game with 1 sack, they leave with 5 more. Bush has never had 88 yards in half. Shaun had 35 yards on 14 carries and the offense could not move the ball if it was round and we played downhill.

Something needs to change. I am a fan of Holmgren, but this team is complacent and in desperate need of a pulse check. There is no "magic" when the hawks take the field. There is no drive to put teams away if and when we have a lead. We constantly shoot ourselves in the foot with bad play calls and horrible time management.

The Steelers were suppose to bit "it" for tough teams this year. The Saints came into last nights game 0-4 and showing no signs of lasts years brilliance. Qwest Field use to be a place where the Hawks could guarantee a win...no longer the case. The 12th man is only as strong as the other 11.

Thank goodness we play in the NFC's worst division.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Sunday is not a rematch and other randomness

That is a cop out right? Whatever. I have made my peace...finally...with the events of 2 years ago. (Doesn't mean I like the Steelers or their fans, but you get the point). There is no reason to bring up those feeling again. Personally, we are going to walk into yet another Steeler home game and lose. Final score, Steelers 28, Hawks 13. There has been some talk on sports talk around our area in regards to this rematch. A lot of fans are still hot and bothered by the events of years past and want revenge. Others could care less and want to move on with the rest of the season. After this week, the remaining 11 or so games does not have a team currently above .500.

I did some research to see what is going on with Shaun. I had always thought that when Hutch left after the Super Bowl, he would never run well to the left again. I had people tell me (Steeler fans in Utah primarily) that with Hutch gone, Shaun cannot run left. Or "if you stop him on the left, his running game is over." But did you know Shaun had more yards running right? If you look at the years with Hutch at left guard and Jones at left tackle, Shaun has more yards running away from those guys. To answer what is going on today? Injuries, it has to be injuries. That, along with his need to make every first down a goal line. When the Hawks are inside the 15, he runs a lot harder then when they are at the 50.

The M's finished the season strong by sweeping the Rangers. The M's finished with the 5th best record in the AL. I think that is actually a very good thing since we were dead last in the AL West for 2006. Remove our bad 2 week road trip and you could see the M's losing to the Red Sox, rather than the Angels.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

How did I do...NL

Ugh, I apparently cannot predict my way out of a wet paper bag.

I did give the Brewers and Cubs some "potential" good news to start the season.

I guess having 10,000 losses is nothing, way to go Phillies. They were 7 games back with 17 to play and knocked out the Mets on the LAST day of the season. The Rockies and Padres also gave us some reasons to cheer.

NL East (Final)

NL East (Me)

Philly*

NYM*

NYM

Philly

Atlanta

Atlanta

Washington

Florida

Florida

Washington


NL Central (Final)

NL Central (Me)

Chicago Cubs*

St. Louis*

Milwaukee

Cincy

St. Louis

Milwaukee

Houston

Chicago

Cincy

Houston

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh


NL West (Final)

NL West (Me)

Arizona*

Arizona*

Colorado*

LA**

San Diego

San Diego

LA

San Fran

San Fran

Colorado


Overall grade = D-

** = World Series representative
* = playoff teams

Again, hyperlinks on the "me" section

How did I do...AL

What's the point of doing pre-season prediction if you don't look at how poorly (or well) you did.

AL East (Final)

AL East (Me)

Boston*

Boston*

NYY*

NYY

Toronto

Toronto

Baltimore

Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay

Baltimore


AL Central (Final)

AL Central (Me)

Cleveland*

Cleveland**

Detroit

Minnesota*

Minnesota

Detroit

Chicago

Chicago

KC

KC


AL West (Final)

AL West (Me)

Orange County*

Orange County*

Seattle

Seattle

Oak-town

Oak-Town

Texas

Texas


** = World Series Prediction
* = Post season

Overall, not horrible, but I did predict the winner of the AL to come from the Central. I also picked the Wild Card from the Central which did no happen

Overall grade = C+ (Move to a B if Cleveland makes the WS)

Added hyper links to the "me" side to the original blog.