Mora, Seahawks Don't Have Time To Be "Optimistic"
At 3-6 the Seattle Seahawks have taken yet another step back since their Super Bowl run in 2005. Whether it be injuries, poor performance or losing key players the Seahawks have fallen from the elite of the NFL down to the level of the Bills, Redskins and Raiders.
After going 4-12 in 2008 the Seahawks decided not to rebuild but more retool and re boost to make a quick turn around, making it seem like nothing happened. Well that plan has completely backfired on Mora, Ruskell and the Seahawks organization.
Not only are the Seahawks 3-6 but they have looked horrendous on both sides of the ball this entire season. They have have two fluke blowouts against the St Louis Rams (1-7) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (5-4).
Outside of those two games the Seahawks have looked confused, lost and just down right depressing against the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals (in Seattle), Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions.
The only game in which the Seahawks lost that they should considerable fight in would be their last game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Arizona.
The Seahawks contained an elite QB in Kurt Warner for the majority of the first half. With about two minutes left in the half the Seahawks looked completely lost and pulled one out of the hat with a holding call on the Cardinals which forced them to lose their touchdown to Steve Breaston and settle for a Neil Rackers field goal making it 17-10 at half.
In the second half it carried over and the Seahawks never looked the same. They got no pressure on Kurt Warner and fell of their containment of Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Breaston and Anquan Boldin.
However the blame went 90 percent no Matt Hasselbeck for botching the final two drives.
So the point of all this? Well Seahawks head coach Jim Mora Jr. has been completely content on saying week in and week out that he is still very optimistic of this football team despite their terrible start.
Every smart head coach in the NFL knows when you have to stop being "optimistic" and start showing why you are.
Now it would be smart for Mora to say he's " optimistic" about the future of this football team (2010, 2011) instead of 2009. This team is missing a considerable about of talent and it's hard to run the table and go 10-6 when you don't have the personnel to do so.
Yes, the Seahawks have all 53 active roster players healthy despite Josh Wilson and Marcus Trufant having concussions from the Arizona game. But with LT Walter Jones on IR as well as MLB Lofa Tatupu this team is still missing a few players.
Not only that, but the fact that Matt Hasselbeck couldn't beat out JaMarcus Russell in a QB competition, which really means that he's on the far down side of his career and really doesn't have the skills to play 2-3 more years like Mora and a lot of fans believe.
Not only has Hasselbeck lost his skills but when you say you still think you can win the NFC West and then follow that up by having your two best targets (John Carlson and Nate Burleson) record a combine one reception for 31 yards and a touchdown you will not win the game no matter how many yards TJ and Forsett have.
In all sense Jim Mora Jr. needs to either start getting his team to show some form of heart or fight or shut up. It's that simple.
The Buffalo Bills just fired Dick Jauron after the Bills started 3-6. If the Seahawks lose to both Minnesota and St Louis these next two weeks I would be expecting a damn good explanation from Seahawks GM Tim Ruskell on why he's still the coach in Seattle.
Either way Jim Mora Jr. and Tim Ruskell might be looking for new jobs with new teams this off season if they don't get this team fighting and fighting fast.
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