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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by Doctor X » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:13 am

The Dynasty that Never Was

Members of those mighty Seahawks defenses spent that weekend drinking and gambling and celebrating Sherman’s good fortune, which cut two ways. Because they weren’t simply toasting his nuptials in paradise; some were also saluting his escape to San Francisco, away from the Seattle organization a handful of players had referred to in private as “the Titanic” for the better part of a year. Even on the happiest weekend of Sherman’s life, inside his sprawling suite at the Hard Rock or at one of the resort’s blackjack tables, the conversations inevitably turned back in the same direction, to what one Seahawk describes as the “dynasty that never was” and some players’ lingering disdain for quarterback Russell Wilson.
. . .
Seattle had ascended to the precipice of becoming the NFL’s latest dynasty, behind arguably one of the greatest defenses of all time and a quarterback who was young and sometimes great but also inconsistent. And it was an ethos that held them all together—the notion that ruthless, unsparing competition would prevail above all else.
. . .
What kept coming back up at Sherman’s wedding wasn’t the massive overhaul the Seahawks had made. What kept coming back up was why.
. . . .
But a dozen sources with direct knowledge of the Seahawks’ internal dynamics who spoke to Sports Illustrated this summer also pointed to a locker room they contend had fractured last season, with private spats spilling into public view and a rift deepening between those who supported Wilson and those who felt the coaches held him to a different standard. The overhaul, those sources maintain, was a direct result of that dissension. It was the management in Seattle deciding to “take the power back,” according to two departed Seahawks, with that notion confirmed by three other current or former players. If everything that happened after their loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX was done in attempt to rebuild faith and trust in one another, this summer marked a pivot toward something else. The Seahawks rebuilt around Wilson, their most prolific and polarizing remaining player, for at least the next two seasons, when he’s under contract—and they’re hoping to capture lightning with their roster, the way they did in 2012.
. . . .
But those who left, and even some who remain, wonder if the changes ignore what they see as the more fundamental issue: that what made Seattle great—the highest of expectations, the unrelenting competition—is over, too.
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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by Doctor X » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:27 am

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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by Grammatron » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:05 am

Seattle always competes and has gone far into several post-seasons, including few SB appearances and a win. Perhaps it's not a dynasty but in the NFL it doesn't make them chumps. Much of that article sounds like sour grapes from former player(s).

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Post by Doctor X » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:34 am

It is more than that according to other reporters. There is a bit of "blame game," but I found this interesting:
All of this came, remarkably, before the crushing Super Bowl defeat, before Wilson drove the Seahawks to the 1-yard-line in the game’s final minute against the Patriots, giving Seattle a chance to win. That Wilson threw an interception mattered less than the fact that the Seahawks had called a pass play on second down. Many who lamented how Wilson was treated differently now believed, truly believed, that Carroll had called a pass play to give Wilson a better chance to win the Super Bowl MVP award and decrease Marshawn Lynch’s chances, perhaps conveniently ignoring that offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell might have actually called the play. Regardless, the players say, that call contradicted what Carroll always said publicly: that he wanted to run the ball and play great defense, that that’s how he built the Seahawks—to be tough and stop foes and let Lynch bulldoze Seattle to victory after victory. Again, several players felt that Carroll said one thing and did another, and this time it had cost them a repeat Super Bowl title. (Such a view disregards the fact that the Seahawks defense missed 18 tackles and allowed the Patriots 196 yards-after-catch in the game.)
Prior to the year before, the Seahawks sank back into irrelevance after losing a winnable game to Pittsburgh. They came back to win one Super Bowl against an inferior Denver.

One.

After the next Super Bowl, they have never come close again.

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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by izittrue » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:02 pm

Kan sass shitty. To lose.
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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by Evolver » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:49 am

Jerksonville Jackwads to lose
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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by WildCat » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:47 pm

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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:59 pm

Is Tampa Bay actually good this year?
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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by WildCat » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:10 am

Well fuck apparently I can jinx the Pats too... I'm using my mulligan and picking the Seahawks to lose tomorrow.
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Post by Pyrrho » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:38 am

Who woulda thunk it. Mulligan here, too, only I'll go with the Bears.
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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by Doctor X » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:01 am

I am just glad the SB Defense showed up for the Patriots. . . .

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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:07 am

Grammatron wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:31 am
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He's 2-0. How about that "Fitzmagic"?? :notsure:

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Post by Doctor X » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:40 am

You mean he has a better record than:
  • 1. Tom Terrific?
    2. Matty Ice?
    3. St. Russell of Wilson?
    4. Blake Bollocks?
    5. Big Ben Rapesherburgler?
    6. Andrew Suck?
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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by Doctor X » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:47 am

As much as I despise what he does and fails to do, he does more than a "Johnny Football" or Colin Crapernick does.

He is Salieri.

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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by WildCat » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:36 am

Grammatron wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:49 am
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I thought it's insensitive to dress as a pimp in this day and age?
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Post by Doctor X » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:46 pm

Gram culturally appropriates.

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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by Pyrrho » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:01 am

Josh Gordon traded to the Patriots.

Yeah that will make Cleveland a winner.
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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by shemp » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:33 am

He wasn't doing much to make them a winner.
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Re: Sorry to Make You Cry XIV

Post by Doctor X » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:50 am

He will become an All-Pro.

Because Cleveland.

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