badabing8888 wrote:JReed, I agree with you that Seattle has a finesse offense but I am failing to understand why that is relevant or as you say causes them "issues"
It is causing them problems, as I stated, because they are out of rhythm, and in a finesse/timing based offense you need to be in rhythm. In this style of offense, the longer it takes for the holes to open up for Alexander, and the longer it takes those WRs to find space, than the worse your offense will perform, more so than it will effect a smash mouth style of offense.
badabing8888 wrote:The NFL does not give points for toughness on offense. All that matter is points per game.
You are being condescending here, of course I know this, that wasn't my point at all.
badabing8888 wrote:Indy has a finese offense and they won the Superbowl.
Indy is seemingly always in sync/rhythm, much like your Hawks were over the past several years. Nothing is wrong with a timing/finesse offense as long as your clicking, but when you aren't than you have major problems, which they do on offense. Their D has carried them thus far, and with a little help by way of fantastic WR play in a couple games.
badabing8888 wrote:The Seahawks do have a timing offense. And when they are clicking, they are very difficult to stop. Keep in mind this was the highest scoring team in the NFL two year ago before the injury bug hit them big time last year.
Never argued this, you are right, when they are clicking they are nearly impossible to stop. But you keep in mind that the Hawks Oline isn't what they used to be.
badabing8888 wrote:I think they will continue to improve offensively.
Baring more injuries, I reluctantly agree with you, though they don't have the upside on that side of the ball that they once did.
badabing8888 wrote:I think you are underestimating Hasselbeck as well. He does have some improvisational skills but Holmgren has really worked hard with him to limit that and just take the sack or throw the ball away and live for another down. Holmgren is very conservative by nature and has reigned Hass in from his younger wilder play style.
Likely because having Farve for a QB, shaved a considerable amount of years off of his life. But seriously, this is another reason why it is so important that they maintain their rhythm, because whether it is Hasselbeck's inability to improvise or Holmgren's imposed will, he'll be hindered in is ability to instinctively react once a play has broken down.
badabing8888 wrote:Fact remains that Hasselbeck over the past 4 years has the highest QB rating of any quarterback in the league in the last two mintutes of the game, top 3 QB redzone rating, and top 3 4th quarter comebacks.
No, he is not a worldbeater, but he is certainly a top 10 QB in this league.
I can't argue stats, and he is a QB that wont loose the game for you. My point/opinion is that if things in that system get worse, he wont be the guy to put that team on his back and win games, how the system goes, so does Hasselbeck. Remember this is a guy that only won 1 more game than Seneca Wallace in their last 11 games of last season (Wallace 2-3) (Hasselbeck 3-4).
It is a little cliché, but Hasselbeck is a product of his system, which like I've said, it isn't a bad thing if the system is performing well.
badabing8888 wrote:Their offense is a bit aging and that will need to be addressed. Defensively however they are very young and talented.
I agree with both statements, just so you understand I'm not unfairly attacking you or your team.