As the Philadelphia Eagles rolled into Seattle on Sunday, they wouldn’t have guessed that backup quarterback Trevone Boykin would line up as a running back for a play and that star wideout Doug Baldwin would be the most accurate passer of the day.
But football is all about trickery, isn’t it? Play action, false counts, pump fakes — all a part of the game that we devote an entire day of the week to.
It’s clear that Russell Wilson is hurt. His rushing yards have dropped dramatically this year, and his fluttering scrambles out of the pocket that usually frustrate opponents have been virtually nonexistent.
Despite his extremely limited mobility, he has maintained a stellar pocket presence, possessing the wherewithal to either throw the ball away or take the hit while protecting the football.
If only the game was outdoor, in the rain, with mud slung all over the place and players slipping everywhere and fans wearing those rain poncho things. If only.
With a final score of 6-6, you’d think that both teams were struggling in some soaking wet conditions, unable to properly run or pass the ball because of the slippery pigskin. Instead, the game was played inside the marvelous University of Phoenix Stadium, with no weather bothering the players like an extra defender. You’d also think that would excuse both kickers from missing point blank layups with the game on the line. But, football is a weird sport, and weird things happen.
Fresh off a much-needed bye week, it was a battle between birds of a different feather as the Seattle Seahawks played host to Matty Ice, Julio Jones, and the rest of the Atlanta Falcons, who boasted the league’s best offense.
It’s pretty safe to assume that Russell Wilson was always the most popular kid in school. A three-sport athlete and senior class president of his high school, Wilson has this magnetic attitude that oozes positivity, and his buoyancy has carried over to his day job as the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks. Back in the day, he seemed like the type of guy who would invite the new kid over to the popular table at lunch and share his dessert with them.
With 2:34 left in the first quarter of the football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks, Bradley Pinion of the Niners booted a beautiful-looking punt 61 yards downfield in what looked like a perfect kick to pin Russell Wilson and company deep in their own territory. Taking an Emerald City bounce, the ball eventually rolled and rolled and rolled before lightly kissing the pylon, resulting in a touchback to the Seattle 25.
Fall is coming, do you feel it? The kids are back to school, the leaves are starting to turn yellow, red, and orange, and pumpkin-mania has started. Thankfully, if the weather report is correct, we have at least another week of sunny 70s+ weather! Seattleite staff writers have attended all these events in past years and highly recommend them. Here’s a list of some fun things going on in Seattle this weekend.