Sunday, September 25, 2011

Steelers 24 Seahawks 0

This is getting ugly fast.
The Seattle Seahawks dropped their second game of the season, falling 24-0 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The struggling Seahawks found no remorse in hostile Heinz Field. Tarvaris Jackson once again found himself under siege, being sacked five times for the second consecutive week. The supposedly improved offensive line look dazed and confused against Pittsburgh's monster front seven. The two rookies on the right side, Moffit and Carpenter, are taking their lumps early in their NFL careers.
To Continue...Pete Carroll and the Seahawks coaches have to open up the playbook. They won't win any games if they make Tarvaris check it down every single play. Jackson has a big arm, and the WRs have size. They must take some shots down field, or this is going to be a very long season.
The defense however, does give some encouragement. Despite defending short fields for the first two games, they have played well. The front four on the defensive line pack plenty of punch, and provide a formidable run defense that ranks 15th in the league. In particular, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor have shown vast improvement at the safety position. They have looked explosive and intelligent in run defense.
The Seahawks 0-2 start, while not particularly surprising, is all the same disappointing. The problem is, the Seahawks have talent. There are some good football players on this team. Whether or not that talent is capable of winning games has yet to be seen. Seattle opens up at home today against the Arizona Cardinals, a winnable game.
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