Cleavie Wonder

SeahawkCentric: Hawks Over Panthers

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It’s time to turn the page on the Seahawks loss last Sunday.  Yes it was embarrassing and unexpected, but what’s done is done.  There’s no time for 12’s to feel sorry for themselves.  Too much to gain and too little time to do it.  The objects in the Seahawks rearview mirror (Atlanta and Detroit) are closer than they appear and one slip up could be disastrous.  Time to handle business and lock down the #2 seed in the NFC.

First things first, we have to rough up the Carolina Panthers.  The Panthers came to the coast last week and lost a heartbreaker to the Oakland Raiders, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have any fight left.  This team was 15-1 a year ago and plays with a lot of pride.  In addition, the Panthers always play the Seahawks close.  Kyle Olsen owns the middle of the field and their clock management is extraordinary.  It will take a collective effort to get the victory.

I’m confident the offensive line will do a better job of protecting Russell Wilson than they did in Tampa and those “pedestrian” receivers will get more separation.  Coach Carroll says Thomas Rawls looks better in practice so establishing the run shouldn’t be a problem.  Last but not least, let’s get the best catching tight end in football a few more opportunities to make big plays.  The Hawks will win, but I’m predicting a nail biter.  23-19 sounds about right.  I’ll chime in next week with all the juicy details of the victory, but until then let’s all keep a SeahawkCentric state of mind shall we?