Emile Haddad Seattle Seahawks Update
Do you know the movie “Sleepless in Seattle”? It starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The reason I ask this is because I feel like I’m literally a sleepless Seattle resident—all because of Seattle teams’ poor showing lately. By the way, this is Emile Haddad, a Seattle teams fan. I mainly cover the Mariners and the Seahawks, but I also follow other professional and collegiate teams. Whatever’s interesting and happening in Seattle sports at the moment, I try my best to write about it and publish my two cents here on this blog.
So, to elaborate what I mean by feeling sleepless or rather restless in Seattle, it’s because the Seahawks are getting clobbered out there. And this is just the Seahawks. The Mariners are also going through a rough patch at the moment. I’ve touched on this before so you can just read my older blog posts about the Mariners—I still don’t know where our ace, Felix Hernandez, disappeared to, but he needs to get his head back in the game ASAP.
Now for the Seahawks, I never thought I’d ever watch a game wherein we wouldn’t be able to score a single touchdown. Apparently, not only am I very wrong about this, but I’m also not the only one thinking it—Coach Pete Carroll is also just as surprised. Well, unfortunately for him, coaches can’t afford to be merely “surprised”; he needs to figure out quickly how the Seahawks can find their offensive rhythm again. I think a lot of us fans would agree on this.
To make matters worse (remember, I’m just the messenger here), the Seahawks lost their fifth-round draft pick next year for violating offseason rules. On top of that, the team was also slapped with a $400,000 fine while Coach Carroll was slapped with a $200,000 fine, but that draft pick penalty is going to hurt more. Based on reports, the team “engaged in excessive on-field physical contact”, so I guess that’s the league’s way of punishing teams who just want to work hard and train hard.
In other Seahawks news, we’re seeing all the loopholes in the team’s offense now, thanks to pesky ankle injuries. To be more specific, Russell Wilson and Germain Ifedi’s ankle injuries are costing us precious points we’re normally known for. Sports analysts have also been pointing this out, that the team has scored the second-fewest points in the league. In any case, I sincerely hope Wilson the best of health as his ankle injury is reportedly severe enough to sideline him for the entire season.
To end things on a more positive note, Christine Michael has been averaging 5 yards per carry on 25 attempts, that’s huge compared to the rest of the team who average 1 yard per carry. As a whole, the Seahawks average 3.2 YPC so this is a terrific showing by Michaels. Not counting his game last Sunday where he fumbled at a crucial time, I dare say at least he gives something us fans to look forward to in the offense.
This is Emile Haddad, a Seattle Seahawks fan; stay tuned for more updates!