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Three Discouraging Facts

1.) The secondary has nearly as many sacks as interceptions. The Seahawks have only 11 interceptions, which is really pathetic considering we've played Max Hall, Derek Anderson, Alex Smith (twice), Jimmy Clausen, Jay Cutler, Eli Manning, and Jason Campbell. Of those 11 interceptions, 9 have come from the secondary and 7 of them have come from the safeties (Earl Thomas with 5, Babs with 2). What they lack in interceptions they make up for in sacks, because our secondary has 8 (Milloy 4, Babs 2, Chancellor 1, Lewis 1). This is fine and all that we have guys who can blitz but this is brutal. The Seahawks are on pace to have equal or fewer interceptions than last year (13). Sacks are great but interceptions guarantee possession of the ball and that is one of the primary jobs playing in the secondary position. Josh Wilson has more interceptions this year than Seattle's starting CBs combined (3 for Wilson to 1 each for Trufant and Jennings).

2.) 10th in the NFL in penalties. That's right. The pinnacle of the Mike Holmgren era is now gone. Seattle's astonishing 10 penalties brings the average up to 6.6 per game (for 58 yards), tied for 10th with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last year the Seahawks averaged 5.9 per game which was about league average, now they're among the league's least disciplined teams. These are just accepted penalties mind you, as you saw in the 49ers game an offsides was declined because of a touchdown to SF. This has to stop.

3.) In 7 Losses, Seattle has given up 30 points or more in 6 of them. Other than the St. Louis Rams loss, Seattle has conceded at least 30 points in all of their losses. To put that in perspective, the 4-12 team of 2008 gave up 30 or more just 5 times win or lose. As bad as that 2008 team was, they were competitive in many of their games, losing to Arizona, New England, Miami, and Washington all by single digits and even beating the New York Jets to squash their playoff hopes.

 

Watching this team suck really sucks.

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