Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Will the Seahawks ever stop whining?

First they lost the Super Bowl because of the refs. Then the Vikings were the problem for stealing Steve Hutchinson (even though, as the NFL found, the Vikings played WITHIN THE RULES in signing Hutchinson). Now Matt Hasselbeck is suggesting that E.J. Henderson intentionally rolled into his knee to knock him out when the replay clearly shows that Mack Strong pushed Henderson into Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck has several passive aggressive accusations, and Seneca Wallace adds that he doesn't think it was "unavoidable" (so a LB getting pushed by a blocker is supposed to be concerned with the area he's being blocked into). And as Tom Powers notes, "bad things are going to happen to a quarterback if he's under siege all afternoon."

Seahawks, quit your whining. Nobody is out to get you. Nobody is trying to screw you. Sometimes things are hazard, and sometimes things are your own damn fault.

By the way, if you're a Viking fan who doesn't like to filter through all the local news sources about the team, you have to check out Kansas Viking. All the articles are being found for you.


  1. If I were a Seahawks fan, I'd be pretty upset about the Hutchinson contract. It might have been within the rules, but it was a bogus rule. Of course, I'd also be upset that Seahawks management passed on the opportunity to sign Hutchinson to an extension when they had a chance in the previous offseason.

    As for EJ Henderson, he's got some amazing body control if while being pushed, he's able to intentionally direct himself towards someone else's knees.

  2. Insomniac, that's exactly right: the Seahawks bungled it by failing to sign him to an extention, and by using the transition tag rather than the franchise tag. The Vikings operated creatively (and, yes, deviously) within the rules, but it was the Seahawks' bad management that was the bigger problem.