That being said, there were some pretty big causes for concern. Obvious concerns were the number of turnovers, especially early in the game.
One thing we have to remember is that this offense is much different than the West Coast ideas of old. This offense is about big plays, the only problem being that those plays are big for the defense frequently.
Under Greg Knapp, the 'Hawks will be one of the most entertaining scorers in the league. Shot after shot will be taken at the endzone, many times resulting highlight reel scores, but also the dramatic takeaways.
On another note, Aaron Curry is for real. All day he went head up with All Pro Steven Jackson and was pressuring Marc Bulger into hurried throws. All in all he has only four tackles to show for it, but he had a big first day.
Staying on the relative topic, the defense was outstanding and the crowd lived up to its billing once again.
John Carlson is a star. He had six receptions for 95 yards and two scores, including two long receptions to help bring the Hawks to the endzone from their 1/2 yard line.
The only negatives were the turnovers and the fact that the we were facing the St Louis Lambs. This is not the elite team that we need to beat to be real contenders, but beggers can't be choosers.
Nevertheless, its a good day in the rainy city, and Monday will bring happy employees and progress will be made throughout the city. Go Hawks.
Next Up: at San Francisco 49ers (1-0)
Denver Bronco Watch: Mr. Mishandles was one lucky 17-year-old as he was blessed with a bounce from the Gods to beat Cincinnati 12-7. Ugh. It makes me sick.