Saturday, January 8, 2011

Playoff Recap: Saints/Seahawks

I've decided to jot down some notes during each game and post my thoughts on each playoff tussle this year after it ends.  Without further ado, Saints/Seahawks:

1.  Before the opening kick, I said to myself, Seattle can't hang on offense and defense...They need amazing special teams to be a game changer.  Then, Olindo Mare boots the kickoff out of bounds...Ominous, no?

2.  Seeing a playoff game in Seattle reminds me of Tony Romo.

3.  It's halftime, and someone forgot to tell the Seahawks that they're not supposed to be in this.  They have considerably less talent than New Orleans, but to this point, they're playing their hearts out and more than holding their own.  I'm impressed.  That said, I expect the Saints to come out and take control and send a message in the second half (presumably after being laid into at half).

4.  These announcers are awful.  They say something's a nice catch while the refs are signaling incomplete.  They say "They're sending the punt team out," as Drew Brees is running onto the field.  I don't even need to watch the game...I'll just listen, and I know the opposite of what they say is what's really happening.  (Point validating update: the announcers just called the Seahawks a "Wildcard Team.")

5.  If you can't run the ball, you can't consistently win in this league, and the Saints can't run the ball.  Take notice, Indy...I'm thinking I may post this same thing in the writeup of your game.

6.  That's now two big plays made by ex-Bills (Lynch and Greer).  Nice to know Buffalo knows when to keep talent.  That run by Beast Mode was pretty insane though.  I don't think any force on Earth short of Chuck Norris was going to take him down.

7.  That was just about the worst onside kick attempt that I have EVER seen.  EVER.  Period.

8.  Props to Seattle.  They aren't the most talented, and they didn't really do that much in the regular season, but today, they undeniably displayed more heart than the Saints, and they were the better team.  I think they're in trouble in Chicago or Atlanta next week.  I would say I'm sure they're in trouble, but they taught me that I shouldn't count them out just yet.

Up next, Jets/Colts.


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