Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Monday, October 23, 2006

This Season Can Be Salvaged...

Matt Hasselbeck will only be out a month. I sure thought it could be worse... especially with how this season has gone so far on the injury front.

At this point we need to stop thinking about first round byes and just about survival, steal a few wins without Matt and Shaun and keep our head above water in the NFC West. Luckily, the Rams have a difficult schedule themselves right now.

Here's the schedule right now:

10/29 - at Kansas City
No Shaun, No Matt, Arrowhead Stadium. Trent Green will be back for the Chiefs. I don't think we should expect a victory here.

11/6 - vs Oakland
Monday night game, possible return of Shaun. Home against a very bad Raiders team. Should be able to steal this one.

11/12 - vs St Louis
Man, this game sure looms large. Shaun should definitely be back, which will help Seneca out. At the least we'll have a good idea what Seneca can do by then and the Rams are very bad on the road.

11/19 - at San Francisco
Good news is this is another game against a bad team. The bad news is that San Francisco plays well at home and I don't think Matt will be back by now, if only because they're going to want to be extra careful with him.

11/27 - vs Green Bay
This is when we start crossing our fingers, but again a Monday Night game against a very bad opponent.

12/3 - at Denver
No Matt. No Victory. Simple as that.

My guess is that we'll have Matt back by Denver but he'll still be rusty, meaning we'll probably be 7-5 at that point and scrambling for a playoff berth.

The Rams during that time span play:
at San Diego, vs Kansas City, at HAWKS, at Carolina, vs San Francisco, vs Arizona

My guess is they'll be 7-5 too, with beating us in that run.

It's going to be a bumpy ride, but at least we still have hope.

posted by Gavin @ 11:07 AM  4 comments

4 Comments:

At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I told this to Nate yesterday but just losing Hutch doesn't explain how awful the O-Line has been this year. I'm not convinced Shaun would be running all that better than Mo has considering the play of the line. At least Seneca is more mobile and get avoid the rush most of the time. Here's to making the playoffs!

Jacob

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger Gavin said...

I think of all the unexplainable phenomenons of this year (the defense continuing to allow big plays being the other) the offensive line is by far the worst for me. I don't understand how they can be this bad right now. It's ridiculous.

 
At 8:56 AM, Blogger Tash said...

Our first round pick just started to look a whole lot better then expected....

(sorry I couldn't help saying it)

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Gavin said...

No kidding. Have to admit I've thought about that.

 

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