Wednesday, January 17, 2007
The Official Site of the 12th Man
A Seahawks fan, refusing to let go of the season, lies in front of the team's charter bus at Boeing Field after the team's return from Chicago. Police removed the fan.
41 roster changes. 42 roster line-ups. Man we had more player changes than Carter has little pills. I saw more new faces than I ever saw on Pink Micro-dot. Even my double vision had double vision. We pulled guy's off the street who were accountants the day before and NFL players the next day. We took a man who played for Dallas one week, and used him to beat Dallas the next week in the play-offs. We took them out of diapers and tossed them into play-off games and still managed to win against Dallas and nearly pulled off the impossible in Chi-town.
I hear the kids at the rec center yamering on about how bad the Hawks suck. I know the truth. the Hawks were, simply put, bad ass this season. Many have no clue just what this team battled thru this season. Our humble, tough as nails leader, Matt Hasselbeck had been playing with two broken fingers since the Packers game. That was 8 games he played in people. Now it appears that he has a torn labrum in his left, non-throwing, shoulder that will require surgury. Add to that his four game hiadus due to his shreded knee. I for one did not hear one complaint. Not one excuse. Just "We had to be better" Critics who have no clue to the sheer toughness of this man, playing on the toughness of this team, will undoubtably say that this was just another choker season for the Hawks. In the 12 games that Matt played he was sacked almost three times a game. that means he was hit likely 5 times more per game. Sack or no, those are serious amounts of hits to take. Doing the math with those numbers, they may have layed the Wood to Hass 96 times. On top of that we are losing Robbie Tobeck to retirement. leaving the Rookie, Chris Spencer to fill his position. The shoulder surgury could keep Matt out for 6 months, meaning that he will likely miss spring and summer training camps. Time he wanted to work on timing with Nate and Deion. High priority for Holmgren this season is to bring back the Seawall of defense for Matts offense. We can nary afford another season like this one where Hass suffers four more injuries, or worse, the unimaginable. Seems the better a QB is, the harder they come after him.
Under all the afor mentioned circumstances, I am not disapointed in this season. Our guy's did us proud. Show me one other team that has fought as hard thru this much adversity and never folded it up. There was absolutly no quit in the team all season, none. Not by players and fans alike.
It is now time for us as fans and writers to start deciphering just what moves we need to make. Who, if anybody, has to go. Who need to be picked up. I am getting the feeling that somebody in Hawks management may be listening to us. I, for one lambasted Mo Morris as the absolute worst RB we had ever fielded, and the entire rest of the season, Ole Mo, started whippin' up on the field impressivly for the remainder of the season. Maybe I'm wrong but we are the 12th. This is the official site of the 12th. Somebody has to be paying attention.
Lets see if we can spend these next, agonisingly long, 6 months stirring up enough havok so they have to take notice of us. They said that we matter. Well let us just see how much we matter. Maybe it's time for some player interviews online. The rest of the NFL hears us. Lets make damned sure that our team hears us, the 12th, this offseason too.
MaxHawk... 12 Street Writer.
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