In Memoriam: Opposing quarterbacks in Seattle against the Seahawks in 2012

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Let's take a moment to remember those that left Seattle this year.

I am not trying to be a dick in this post, but let's be honest: Every fan loves his or her team. Every fan wants his or her team to do well. Part of doing well in the National Football League (I don't know what makes it a moment when you decide to say the entire name, but this is one of those moments) is stopping opposing quarterbacks. The Seahawks were one of the best teams in the NFL to do that, but especially amazing in that respect at home.

I don't know what CenturyLink is. Something about high speed internet. I didn't like it when we had to start calling our home "CenturyLink" or even "CLink" but that's what we must do. Was Qwest any better? Yeah, a little. I wish we could have stuck to the original name, Seahawks Stadium, back before any sponsor realized what riches they were getting into by sponsoring Seattle's home stadium.

It's a fun advantage to have.

However, that's an advantage that the Seahawks likely won't have for the postseason. It's too bad, because they were damn good there. And every quarterback of another team that came into Seattle with rose-colored glasses, walked out with stain-covered overalls.

So now that the regular season is complete, let's take a moment to remember the quarterbacks that came into Seattle and remember them as they were. Sad.

Tony Romo (23-of-40, 251 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT)

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Aaron Rodgers (26-of-39, 223 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. Held onto his butt for eight first half sacks)

Pre-Game

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First Half

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I don't have Rodgers walking off the field, I'm sure there was too much chaos. This is fine though:

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Tom Brady (36-of-58, 395 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT. 58 attempts! 25% of his interceptions this year! U sad bro?)

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Christian Ponder (11-of-22, 63 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT. Bad even by Christian Ponder standards.)

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Mark Sanchez (11-of-22, 124 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT. Tim Tebow bests all QBs to come to Seattle by going 3-for-3, 8 yards.)

This first picture is a good representation of old coach versus young grasshopper that hopped away too soon:

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Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

But this second picture features perhaps the best face I've seen someone make all year long. And no, it's not Sanchez:

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"Right this way, Mr. Sanchez."

The Arizona guys.. uhhh (That Skeleton guy: 11-of-22, 74 yards, 0 TD, 4 INT. The Lindy Hop: 8-of-17, 69 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. Poor guys never had a chance.)

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Sweet beanies, though. (Hey, what the hell? THREE QBs went 11-of-22 in Seattle??? It's like they planned it all along. Sly devils.)

Colin Kaepernick (19-of-36, for 244 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. WHAT??? "YOU WENT 19-of-36 FOR 244 YARDS, 1 TD AND 1 INT!!!" WHATTT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?)

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(Fun Fact: When you are typing all caps and want to write 244, you will accidentally write @$$)

Sam Bradford (25-of-42, 252, 1 TD, 1 INT. Not 11-of-22.)

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Gone (and in the cases of Arizona, forgotten) are these quarterbacks. Leaving Seahawks Stadium with their heads held low. Probably off to another sad night of millions of dollars, financial security, beautiful homes, and beautiful wives. Miserable bastards. But Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and crew did their jobs. 8-0 at home and not a single happy camper among them.

In total, are you curious about how opposing QBs did in Seattle?

169-of-298, 56.7% completions, 1,698 yards, 5.7 yards per attempt, 5 TD, 11 INT for a QB rating of 63.29 in eight starts.

Matt Cassel in nine games: 161-of-277, 1,796 yards, 58.1%, 6.5 yards per attempt, 6 TD, 12 INT, 66.7 QB rating.

Congratulations to opposing quarterbacks in Seattle on being Matt Cassel! Except that you're partially Rodgers, Brady, Romo, Bradford, and Kaepernick, the amalgamation turned into Cassel.

Let us not forget these eight souls that came in with a smile and than Sherman turned that smile upside down for awhile. A perfect season in Seattle.

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