BGN The Seahawks are 5-1 at home, yet only 2-3 on the road. What seems to be the problem away from home and are you worried that the Hawks finish up with 4 of their last 6 on the road?
2) I've always seen the backbone of the Seattle offense as Shaun Alexander and the running game. But this year you guys rank 21st in the league in rushing and Alexander just hasn't looked like himself. What has happened to the ground game in Seattle?
Gray is 37 and barely holding on thanks to superlative technique. What's worse, he seems to be wearing down.
Spencer has lost power on his blocks thanks to some unresolved shoulder injuries, gets too high off the snap and has suspect footwork that sometimes leads him to trip.
3) I suppose this isn't exactly a Seahawks question, but I have to ask what happened to the NFC West this year? Arizona & San Fran were both very popular pre-season picks to get to the playoffs or win the division and Seattle has been a pretty consistent playoff team for a quite a while, so it looked like the West was shaping up to be a real fight and instead the Niners have been downright awful and the Cardinals mediocre. Is this a surprise to you?
I never thought the Cards were much above a 7-9 team, but really, they've been a pretty big surprise and now have the look of an up and comer. They were ravaged by injuries preseason, lost their young franchise QB, and, really, had an iffy draft, but Whisenhunt has coached them up. They are a team on the rise.
I would say the Rams surprised me, but I actually said preseason that they were very top heavy talentwise, and couldn't sustain injuries to a few key players. Going so far as to say that they could be thinking top five pick if few key players went down. So I'm surprised that they are this bad, but only in the sense that I'm surprised that they were so ravaged by injuries.
4) Although Seattle has been a solid defensive team over the years, they're more known nationally for their offense under Holmgren. However, this year is changing that. Seattle's defense has been in impressive form so far giving up less than 17 points a game and forcing a ton of turnovers. Who have been your big playmakers so far and is it safe to say that the defense is carrying the team?
Finally, if you could pluck any one player off the Eagles roster and add him to your own who would it be?
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