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Without any pre-season games, the 2020 NFL season starts tomorrow with the Seahawks playing this coming Sunday in Atlanta. Like many recent Seahawks, defense is always a problem and concern especially with the departure of Jadeveon Clowney. The team announced their three captains today - for the third straight season, quarterback Russell Wilson will serve as captain on offense, Bobby Wagner on defense, and Neiko Thorpe on special teams.


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Good, solid season opener win by the Seahawks as Russell Wilson was great as usual assisted by his running team.

Defence was decent by forcing several fourth down turnovers, but more work needs to be done with the secondary as they still allowed Matt Ryan to make several long passes for 37 completions and 450 yards.

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This season will be the debut of two changes to the league.

The Raiders have now been re-located to Las Vegas. I wonder if former Oakland Raiders fans will now be Las Vegas Raiders fans, or have they changed their allegiances across the bay for the San Francisco 49ers now.

And the Redskins are now simply called the Washington Football Team with a simple stylized 'W' for their logo:
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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Yes, a nice start for the Seahawks today. The offence looked very solid, and Russell Wilson had a career day with four TD throws, no interceptions, 322 total passing yards, and a QB rating of 143.1. It will be interesting when Phillip Dorsett is back and when Josh Gordon comes off suspension. At that point, the passing game should be even better.

I thought the secondary was really solid today with Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams playing well at safety. As usual the LBs were great. However, as was the case last season, the pass rush still appears to be the weak spot on defense, with Matt Ryan having too much time to find his receivers and racking up an alarming 450 yards passing. That will definitely have to improve if the 'Hawks are to have a successful season. I was disappointed that they failed to get Jadeveon Clowney re-signed, and we have to hope that the guys they do have--Benson Mayowa, Bruce Irvin, Rasheem Green, Alton Robinson, and L. J. Collier--can produce a better pass rush than the Seahawks had last season.

We have to remember, I think, that today's games were, in some ways, the equivalent of the first pre-season games of the past, so that less-than-stellar performances were to be expected. Despite this, the Seahawks do appear to be a legitimate contender this season.

Of some interest to CFL fans: Former Bomber Chris Streveler backed up Kyler Murray at QB in the Cardinals' win today over the 49ers, carrying once for 3 yards.


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Rematch of Super Bowl XLIX with lots of parallels between tonight's game and that ill-fated Super Bowl. Both games went down to the wire, but a different result. Patriots gets a TD, Seahawks tie the game, another Patriots TD, Seahawks tie for a 14-14 score at halftime. Seahawks take a lead in the third Patriots fight back this is where the games diverge in that this time the comeback comes just short and it's the Seahawks who must make a goal line stand.

With the exception of the early interception which was no fault of his own but his receiver, Russell Wilson was excellent by throwing 5 long touchdown passes! :rockin:

I do question the play call for the Seahawks last play, on a 3rd and 1 when Wilson attempts a long pass instead of a rush to get the first down.

Cam Newton is good but not a replacement for Tom Brady for the Patriots. And I also question his play call as well on the last play of the game. He should rush right away or do a handoff right away but he seemed to hesitate which costed him the game.


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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It was nice for the Seahawks to get the win at home, and for another superb game by Russell Wilson, but defensively, they weren't very good; Patriots rack up 464 yards of offence tonight. Again, absolutely no pass rush. If they don't fix that part of their game, they won't have a successful season. The loss of Jadeveon Clowney is painfully apparent now, and the guys they thought could take up the slack have come up short. John Schneider has to find some pass rushers....

And, yeah, Robbie, that deep pass attempt on 3rd and 1 was a real head-scratcher. How about a hand-off to Chris Carson (who's money on short yardage) or a short slant. You get the first down and run out the clock. But no--instead a low-percentage play! What?!

Edit: Found this Monday morning. It's Peter King's Football Morning in America piece which features Russell Wilson as the lead story and his MVP-level performances. Interesting read:

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... russ-cook/


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Obviously, so much comparison is happening right now.



All social media is stating:

January 2015: “Why would you throw it when you have an elite running back that can truck through all defenses?”
September 2020: “Why would you run it when you have an MVP quarterback who threw for 397 yds tonight?”


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Seahawks defence has been cursed with injuries since the Legion of Boom was disbanded and just two games into the season, both linebacker Bruce Irvin and safety Marquise Blair both suffered ACL injuries and are expected to miss the rest of the 2020 NFL season. :bang:


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Robbie wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:01 pm
Seahawks defence has been cursed with injuries since the Legion of Boom was disbanded and just two games into the season, both linebacker Bruce Irvin and safety Marquise Blair both suffered ACL injuries and are expected to miss the rest of the 2020 NFL season. :bang:
Yes, that's too bad. The loss of Blair will be less serious that that of Irvin. Blair had been pencilled as primarily a nickel corner, and I think they can find another guy to step up--probably Ugo Amadi, although I don't see why Tre Flowers couldn't shift to nickel corner now that the 'Hawks have Quinton Dunbar.

As for Irvin, that's a big hit. He was one of the several guys that were expected to improve the pass rush from his OLB position--often lining up as the Leo end (hybrid OLB and DE). So what has been a dismal pass rush will be even worse. I think we will see John Schneider reach out for a veteran pass rusher, although there are few still available. His failing to re-sign Jadeveon Clowney will now be acutely felt. Most likely addition for the pass rush, in my opinion, is Clay Matthews.


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