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 (sometimes two) 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.
We’ve finally reached the finale of this special series. The 2018 season was projected as a rebuilding year for the Seahawks, aka “they’ll suck ass and miss the playoffs.” If you watched the first two games, you’d feel validated. But this is a Seahawks team coached by Pete Carroll and quarterbacked by Russell Wilson, and you know they’re going to fight. They went 10-4 over their final 14 regular season games, clinched a playoff spot with a week to spare, and shut many critics up. If only last season had involved a playoff win...
Let’s get rolling!
L 27-24 at Denver Broncos - Really? This is a TD?
L 24-17 at Chicago Bears - Prince’s pick-6
W 24-13 vs. Dallas Cowboys - Take a bow, Earl!
This Earl Thomas guy is pretty good. Two INTs in this game versus the #Cowboys... And we ALL thought he was some double agent lol! #Seahawks #DALvsSEApic.twitter.com/zBlM96CE7K— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) September 23, 2018
W 20-17 at Arizona Cardinals - Seabass for the win!
L 33-31 vs. Los Angeles Rams - Close, but not close enough
W 27-3 at Oakland Raiders in London - Transatlantic Ass-Kicking
FIRST NAME RUSSELL pic.twitter.com/x9IBh8ogzl— new-age analytical (@benbbaldwin) October 14, 2018
W 28-14 at Detroit Lions - More Moore!
All David Moore does is score TD's and dammit, it's always so satisfying. pic.twitter.com/vc7VcLjB3B— C.J. (@c_tumbarello) October 28, 2018
L 25-17 vs. Los Angeles Chargers - Dropping the ball
L 36-31 at Los Angeles Rams - Dante’s Inferno
W 27-24 vs. Green Bay Packers - Fourth Quarter Russ
TOUCHDOWN ED DICKSON!!!— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) November 16, 2018
Russell Wilson threw a quick seam route between zones. No hesitation at all. Read and release. Great play! #Seahawks #GBvsSEApic.twitter.com/dXFpg6cDpv
W 30-27 at Carolina Panthers - FOURTH. QUARTER. RUSS.
TOUCHDOWN DAVID MOORE!!!— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) November 25, 2018
- Great placement by Russell Wilson on this fade route up the sideline.
- Good strength by Moore to keep the DB off of him
- Good concentration to bring it in.
- Tied the game 27-27!#Seahawks #SEAvsCARpic.twitter.com/kafgiqNdh4
Look at the #Seahawks offensive line on this throw to Tyler Lockett... Allows Russell Wilson almost four seconds to throw this pass. #SEAvCARpic.twitter.com/RNCE2Oknsm— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) November 25, 2018
W 43-16 vs. San Francisco 49ers - Wagner goes the distance
PICK-SIX BOBBY WAGNER!!!— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) December 3, 2018
Incredible play by @Bwagz. Jumps in front of the pass to the running back and brings it back for the score. Longest in team history for the #Seahawks. 98 yards... Well worth the delay of game penalty lol. #SFvsSEApic.twitter.com/WQazBbSf9r
W 21-7 vs. Minnesota Vikings - Jacob Martin’s finest play as a Seahawk
TOUCHDOWN Justin Coleman!! #Seahawks— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) December 11, 2018
Jacob Martin speed rushes around the edge and uses his motor to finish Kirk Cousins for the strip-sack. Justin Coleman returns it for six.pic.twitter.com/QRsbNP4uiG
L 26-23 (OT) at San Francisco 49ers - A sloppy defeat in Santa Clara
W 38-31 vs. Kansas City Chiefs - We miss you, Doug
OH MY, DOUG BALDWIN— NFL (@NFL) December 24, 2018
: #KCvsSEA on NBC pic.twitter.com/gdOiIIBBBJ
W 27-24 vs. Arizona Cardinals - Seabass for the win again!
L 24-22 at Dallas Cowboys - Dak-breaker
Thanks to everyone who read even one of the nine seasons of this Enemy Reaction lookback on the Pete Carroll era. Here’s to many Enemy Reactions in the 2019 season, starting with the Cincinnati Bengals. I have one more special for you coming up later in , so be on the lookout for that.