"What are you doing? Oh! I was, uh, just conjugating my next move. Your bishop's exposed. It's these pants.": Pete Carroll definitely had his bishop exposed on that final play before the half. His explanation? He was hormonal. Hormonal??!! For a second, let's say we believe him. But would hot flashes really be the driving force behind the choice of running the ball from the 4 when you haven't been able to run the ball all day? If you're going to pass up the field goal, that has to be a throw into the end zone.
"Someone make a note. I don't think we should have Phil Donahue back next year.": Not only should Charlie Whitehurst not be back next year, he should not be back next week. If you're getting pulled for a guy who can barely move his shoulder, that should be a sign. It makes you wonder who was actually out there in a Whitehurst jersey for the Giants game earlier this year and the Rams game last year.
"We heard about you and Jane. Jane, Jane. That name will always remind me of her.": Ok, show of hands, who's missing Matt Hasselbeck right about now? Heck, show of hands, who's missing Seneca Wallace right now? Granted, there's a very real possibility Matt would be 0n injured reserve right now playing behind that offensive line, but still.
"My people are very upset. They're always upset. They're Arab terrorists.": There was palpable anger at Seahawks Stadium yesterday. Even after a playoff appearance and win last year, I'm getting the feeling that patience with the Carroll/Schneider regime is growing thin. I certainly can understand it from an offensive perspective. The vast majority of recent rule changes favors the offense. What do Carroll and Schneider do? Focus on the defense. Which is showing signs of improvement every week. But you still need to be able to score points.
"Mrs. Dillon, your son is a ruthless, cold-blooded, sadistic animal. You must be proud of him. I am.": There was a Pacman Jones sighting yesterday. In the latest of the special teams blunders, he had a very nice return yesterday only to be denied the end zone by our punter. Was it a coincidence that he then had an injured hamstring? I'm thinking he actually pulled his embarassment muscle.
"Any last words before I throw you off? Yes. Don't do it.": It really felt like we were getting our chance at last words yesterday concerning the season. We had a chance the last 2 weeks to beat very average teams and head to Dallas 4-3. Not only are we now 2-5 but the Niners continue their just inexplicable run and are 6-1.