Kayoh Posted November 2, 2015 Share Posted November 2, 2015 Look at the way we move the ball. Look at how effortlessly we convert third downs these days. Look at how well our defense has looked this year compared to last. All the young talent we have on the defensive line. Beasley, Hageman, Jarrett. Look at how awesome our running game is. We have holes, but even last year at the end of the year I was telling people that we'd need two good offseasons with solid FA signings and hitting more draft picks than we miss to fix that team. We're halfway there. We have two issues, one much more problematic than the other. Penalties are the lesser of the two. Seattle has been one of the most penalized teams int he NFL the last few years - it's just a symptom of our new aggressive mindset. Don't worry about that. We're gonna get some bad calls against us, it's just going to happen. The bigger problem is the turnovers, and you know what's really crazy? This is a brand new offense. We still have Matt, Julio, Roddy, Matthews and Schraeder, but other than that everything about this offense is new. New starting RB, new scheme, COMPLETELY new interior, all new WRs after Julio and Roddy, all new TEs. Our entire offense just had major surgery and you guys are angry that they aren't performing physically rigorous activities yet. Give them time. Everybody always says that when an offensive line is newly shuffled that they need time to gel. We've been fortunate in that our OL already has gelled. We just need the rest of the offense to do the same thing. When our timing is on, when we're all synced up, we can't be stopped. And even if we do need this entire season to get into some kind of rhythm and stop turning the ball over, we'll come back next season with an even more talented team and be even more dangerous. I'm not worried about the Falcons this year. My expectations were low going into the year; 7-9, 8-8 at best. Right now though? I honestly don't think we finish worse than 10-6. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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