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Seaside Reactions: Seahawks need to outlast more than outwit and outplay

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

This week on Seaside Chats — a weekly Seahawks podcast — I get into Russell Wilson’s MVP season, why competing for a Super Bowl is a lot like doing what it takes to win Survivor, Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf’s incredible rookie campaign, the issues with the defense, the free agent expectations/disappointments for the defensive line, the fact that the coaches need to figure out what went wrong there and fix it, plus a lot more.

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The Seattle Seahawks beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40-34 in overtime on Sunday and that’s way more important to their playoff chances than any other statistic or reply. The focus should be on the sum — a win — not the parts, especially when it’s been the same story for Pete Carroll’s entire Seahawks career: the first half is not as good as the second half.

I’ve read the same first half tweets for the last eight years and they never fail to repeat themselves without even the slightest memo saying, “But as we all know, Russell Wilson is never out of it.”

Why not that memo?

The Seahawks came back and won the game in large part because of Wilson and they remain one of the top three teams in the NFC. Unfortunately for them, the number one team in the conference has two fewer losses and seems to be the league’s best team. The good news is that Seattle heads to San Francisco next Monday night to either send a message to the 49ers that the race is back on or to send a message to the Vikings, Rams, and Panthers that the race is back on!

I’m happy that the Seahawks are 7-2. If they could just as easily be 4-5, isn’t that a great thing that they’re playing three wins above that? Not only because at either record, Seattle has just as good of a chance to improve from here on out, but also because I’m not interested in waiting a full year from now to see the Seahawks compete for the playoffs. How crazy is that? I don’t even know if I’m gonna be alive in a year. Or even tomorrow. (I just ate a can full of nails.) Whine about Seattle potentially being 4-5?

No thanks. I’ll take rave or rant. Not interested in complaining about how things “could be better” when I’m just as aware that they could be a lot worse. The Seahawks are 7-2.