I’ve owed you guys some offseason Enemy Reactions, and it’s better late than never for me to start delivering them. You might not like these ones, because the Seahawks are actually the losers.
With much media chatter that Seattle is in rebuild mode, I figured I’d put things in perspective with what a real rebuilding team looks like. Pete Carroll’s first year is memorable for the playoff upset against the New Orleans Saints, but make no mistake about it, that Seahawks squad was hard to watch.
Ten losses (playoffs included) in which they were never at or above 50% win probability in the 2nd half. This team won a playoff game. pic.twitter.com/coW1d4iyi9— Velvet Mookman (@mookiealexander) January 24, 2017
You want to remember what a bad Seahawks team looks like, and not the 9-7 group we saw from last season? Lemme jog your memory. We’re starting off with the Week 2 matchup in 2010 against the Denver Broncos, the very team the Seahawks will open the 2018 season against. The highs of a 31-6 thrashing of the San Francisco 49ers in Pete Carroll’s debut were met with the harsh reality of just how far away the Seahawks were from Super Bowl contention. Kyle Orton had one of the best games of his career against Seattle’s defense, while Matt Hasselbeck was a shell of his former self.
Let’s relive this blowout loss through the game thread comments from Field Gulls and Mile High Report.
Justin Forsett has touchdown called back due to Sean Locklear holding penalty (0-0)
Two plays later, Matt Hasselbeck gets picked off by Champ Bailey (0-0)
Walter Thurmond III muffs punt, Broncos recover deep in Seattle territory (0-0)
Eddie Royal catches and rolls into the end zone for a touchdown (7-0 DEN)
Trick play punks the Seahawks defense, Eddie Royal gets wide open for 34-yard gain, Broncos score three plays later (14-0 DEN)
Matt Hasselbeck picked off by Brian Dawkins (14-0 DEN)
Golden Tate’s first career punt return goes 63 yards to Denver’s 22-yard line (17-0 DEN)
Matt Hasselbeck throws touchdown pass to Ben Obomanu (17-7 DEN)
Knowshon Moreno breaks free for 45 yards on screen pass, Broncos score six plays later (24-7 DEN)
Golden Tate’s first NFL reception goes for 52 yards (24-7 DEN)
Faced with 4th and 2, Seahawks go for it and Matt Hasselbeck throws it out of bounds (24-7 DEN)
What a surprise, Kelly Jennings gets beaten for a touchdown by Demaryius Thomas (31-7 DEN)
Matt Hasselbeck runs in untouched for 20-yard touchdown (31-14 DEN)
On Seattle’s final offensive play, Perrish Cox picks off Hasselbeck (31-14 DEN Final)
Post-Game: Good call, biggiestylez!
There you have it, folks! This is the very first time I’ve done a full Enemy Reaction in which the Seahawks lost. You’ll see a couple more before preseason starts, then the week of the regular season opener, it’ll be a look back at the best of 2017.
Thanks for reading and go ‘Hawks!