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BlitzburghRockCity
10-02-2006, 03:04 AM
Well they took a big beating tonight at the hands of the Bears. With Alexander out with his broken foot it puts alot of pressure on Hasselback to make plays. To my knowledge he's had Alexander there pretty much since he's been the starting QB so he's always had that good running game to help out.

They've got weapons on offense but did free agency losses on the OL and temporary loss of Alexander expose them as being overrated?

Hawk Believer
10-02-2006, 03:36 AM
Pretty tough to say they aren't after the game tonight. Its one thing to have an awful game on offense all things considered. But to give up over 36 points to the Bears like that... Very dissapointing. Hasselbeck is throwing way too many picks.

But, the season is young. SA and Stevens will return. We have the luxury right now of being able to have a few more terrible games and still make the post season. It sure would be nice to get home field advantage though. I am keeping the faith...

BlitzburghRockCity
10-02-2006, 03:41 AM
Yeah no need to throw in the towel now of course, you guys are still one of the top teams in the NFC, but it'll be tough road ahead for you guys, just like us.

House of Steel
10-02-2006, 09:57 AM
I see Seattle and Chicago battling it out for the top seed of the NFC. Seriously, though, when Alexander and Stevens get back, that offense will get back into a rhythm and look out.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-02-2006, 10:06 AM
It's entirely possible to see them in the NFCCG again this year. I do think teams like Atlanta & Chicago will give them run for their money in the playoffs though.

Hawk Believer
10-02-2006, 10:26 AM
Chicago did look like the real deal yesterday. Atlanta... I have learned to always err on the side of caution when dealing with high expectations and Michael Vick.

Friday133
10-02-2006, 11:07 AM
it shocks me that ONE person means so much to a team. and its not just shaun alexander with the seahawks. steve smith with the panthers comes to mind as well.

AZ_Steeler
10-02-2006, 11:48 AM
Maybe Chicago is just that good now :dunno: They (Chicago) do have a really good defense which was able to shutdown Seattle with ease especially since Alexander wasn't playing. This was Seattles first game without him so I would imagine their confidence was a little down. It will be interesting to see how Seattle responds next week and the weeks to follow until Alexander returns to the lineup. One thing going for them is they are in a weak NFC West division.

Steelerlyn
10-02-2006, 12:09 PM
Da Bears were established back in 1920 and along with a few other older teams they established the Black n Blue League. They have had a few lackluster years but all in all, if da Bears remain healthy they will again resemble the old "monsters of the midway" and the Bears will win even more games on the backs of their defense.

In 1985 they went 15-1 and on to win Superbowl XX

I am stuck in Bears, Browns, Bengal & Lion country. Of all of them, I have to admit I enjoy da Bears.



:lol: :nahnah:

Steelerlyn
10-02-2006, 12:17 PM
Maybe Chicago is just that good now :dunno: They (Chicago) do have a really good defense which was able to shutdown Seattle with ease especially since Alexander wasn't playing. This was Seattles first game without him so I would imagine their confidence was a little down. It will be interesting to see how Seattle responds next week and the weeks to follow until Alexander returns to the lineup. One thing going for them is they are in a weak NFC West division.

I have Alexander on some fantasy teams and he hasn't done anything yet this season, it is early though.
Rushing Stats
Player No Yds Avg Long TD
Shaun Alexander 65 187 2.9 14 2

Receiving Stats
Player No Yds Avg Long TD
Shaun Alexander 5 22 4.4 9 0

Steelerlyn
10-02-2006, 12:20 PM
it shocks me that ONE person means so much to a team. and its not just shaun alexander with the seahawks. steve smith with the panthers comes to mind as well.



I think they are the "stars" that would not be able to do anything without the other guys. That is one thing about Tom Brady and Peyton Manning and Ben and prolly more they give constant credit to the other players. Then there are ppl like TO who give cresit to themselves only.

Steelersfan
10-02-2006, 12:34 PM
I think it's too early to call them overrated. They will still be there at the end of the year unless thet just fall apart without SA.

SteelersfaninPhilly
10-02-2006, 12:58 PM
Seattle overrated maybe? Bigger question. did Alexander put it on cruise control once he got that nice new fat contract?

Black@Gold Forever32
10-02-2006, 01:31 PM
Are the Seahawks overrated? I don't think so. Yea they got their *** kicked last night. But Shaun Alexander didn't play. Even though he probally wouldn't have done much against that Bears defense anyway. But I think its clear that the Bears right are one of the best teams in the NFL. I live close to Chicago so I do know alot about this team. Most of my friends are diehard Bears fans.

I like the Bears and the Eagles to play in the in the NFC Title game right now. The Eagles with McNabb playing back at an elite level will be very tough to beat. Plus they have the anti-TO in Donte Stallworth and he is playing very well to start the season.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-02-2006, 01:46 PM
The Colts don't have edge anymore and they are still winning games, the Hawks clearly HAVE to have Alexander in the lineup to be the same team they were before. It's not necessarily that he makes alot of yards when he plays, but the threat of him is enough to make the defenses stay honest.

Blitzburgh55
10-02-2006, 01:49 PM
The NFC is so weird one week all teams look good and then thenext week they all look like ****

Black@Gold Forever32
10-02-2006, 01:54 PM
The Colts don't have edge anymore and they are still winning games, the Hawks clearly HAVE to have Alexander in the lineup to be the same team they were before. It's not necessarily that he makes alot of yards when he plays, but the threat of him is enough to make the defenses stay honest.

My point was more of the Bears being one of the best teams in the NFL then the Seahawks being overrated. I still think the Hawks are very good football team and really are not overrated. Its clear how important Alexander is to the Seahawks. True the Colts don't have Edge. But even though Edge is one of the best RB in the NFL. He really wasn't the focal point of that offense. The Colts passing game is the key to the Colts.

suitanim
10-02-2006, 06:21 PM
I still think the NFC is a weak sister to the AFC.