Seahawks Loss Recap

Around the city’s papers this morning:

Dan Pompei says the Bears asked Jay Cutler to do too much.

Steve Rosenbloom tears into the Bears, as usual.

The offensive line and defensive line didn’t have good days.

Rick Telander says that Jay Cutler is beginning to look lost.

Mike Mulligan criticizes Mike Martz.

Despite tying the NFL record for return touchdowns, Devin Hester was in no mood to celebrate.

2 Responses to “Seahawks Loss Recap”

  1. There are a lot of things you can take away from this game, and none of them are good. If we’re going to win this division and take it from the injury riddled Packers and Vikings, you must win this game and can’t afford to perform as pathetically on offense and defense against a team that is below average at best.

    First off, we know Hasselbeck is a fairly smart, established QB, but his best years are behind him, and you can’t allow a 35-year old has been to hookup with Lions reject Mike Williams for 120+ receiving yards burning Tillman all day long. Pass rush basically was non-existent. And again, this OLine is just terrible with ANY combination, it’s as simple as that. And I’m really tired of hearing excuses why the line can’t protect, but the truth is that you can ask Angelo why/how he assembled the junk parts Tice has and is unable to make work. When you are given a garbage pile to work with, what do you really expect.

    Martz looks like a genius some weeks, then in games like this never tries to establish the run yet again and when Cutler wasn’t getting hammered again, a lot of times he looked like he was just flinging it up there and hoping someone would run under it. You also can’t expect to win any game when you don’t even convert a single first down, and in that respect yesterday reminded me of the Giants game. Clock management was also something that stuck out to me yesterday. We had no timeouts left at the end and if I remember right, we burned 2 TOs in the 2nd half on 1st down plays, which didn’t seem to make much sense, and came back with bad plays anyway following them. Maybe we get on track next week against Washington and then Buffalo, but now I’m not so sure. I just see a lot of holes right now.

  2. Talk about a disappointment; They didn’t look very inspired and were unable to turn things their way. However, if not for a holding penalty on Manning’s return, they would have won the game…
    As it has been pointed, time to start running the ball and get some pressure off of what is left of Jay or 1) he’ll get irreversibly psychologically destroyed in addition to coming to the game on a wheelchair, and 2) the little offensive team cohesiveness there has been so far is going to disintegrate, if it hasn’t yet.
    And what’s the deal with that backpedaling style Jay has?

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