2019 represents the tenth year of the Enemy Reaction series. It was initially titled “What The Losers Are Saying” back in 2009, then “The Morning Aftermath” in 2010, and the current title and format you’ve come to know and love was spawned in 2011.
So to commemorate this momentous occasion, over the next two weeks there will be a series of Enemy Reaction “year in review” specials that chronicle the entirety of the Pete Carroll era. We are going to skip the Jim Mora season because... well, I’m calling the shots, and I don’t want to relive that garbage.
Each year will have one (and only one) highlight from every game, with the corresponding game thread reactions. Unlike other Enemy Reactions, I am including the losses, so this is as comprehensive as it gets.
Oh, uh... the 2017 season may have ended with a 9-7 record (and a failure to make the playoffs), but this wasn’t a particularly fun team to watch. Several of the wins felt like pulling teeth, and they were not miles better than some really awful teams like the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. That doesn’t mean we didn’t get amazing moments like the Houston Texans classic and the upset of the Philadelphia Eagles, and we’re reliving all of that right now!
L 17-9 at Green Bay Packers - What offensive line?
W 12-9 vs. San Francisco 49ers - Home opener heroics
L 33-27 at Tennessee Titans - Good defense, everyone!
W 46-18 vs. Indianapolis Colts - Scoop and score
W 16-10 at Los Angeles Rams - Goal-line stand
W 24-7 at New York Giants - Cover-0 blitz? Tsk tsk, Giants...
W 41-38 vs. Houston Texans - Instant classic
L 17-14 vs. Washington - Massive letdown
W 22-16 at Arizona Cardinals - Making Bruce Arians sad
you can actually see the moment that Bruce Arians' spirit is crushedpic.twitter.com/I5fCgaRL52— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) November 10, 2017
L 34-31 vs. Atlanta Falcons - Walshed it
W 24-13 at San Francisco 49ers - Wham bam, thank you Graham!
W 24-10 vs. Philadelphia Eagles - Shocking the future champs
L 30-24 at Jacksonville Jaguars - There’s no stopping Blake Bortles
L 42-7 vs. Los Angeles Rams - Welp
W 21-12 at Dallas Cowboys - Merry Christmas, Dak!
L 26-24 vs. Arizona Cardinals - Walshed it
We’re almost there! Friday, September 6th wraps up the lookback on the entire Pete Carroll era through the eyes of Enemy Reaction. The 2018 season should provide you with some hype for 2019.
Thanks for reading and go ‘Hawks!