"I've finally found someone I can love - a good, clean love... without utensils." To Chris Clemmons. That was easily the best performance by a defensive lineman that I've seen in that stadium the past 5 years. We're going to need a repeat effort on Sunday. Maybe we can get an officiating crew to call a hold once in a while if Atlanta's offensive line tries the tactics that Arizona used. Can we get Ed Hochuli and his guns for this game? He's never shied away from throwing a flag.
"Aren't you afraid it might go off accidentally? I used to have that problem. What did you do about it? I just think about baseball." Atlanta could have used that advice in their game against Tampa last Sunday. Late in the 4th quarter, trailing by 3, needing to get the ball back, and having Tampa go for it on 4th and 1, what do they do? Fall for the oldest trick in the book and jump on Josh Freeman's hard count. Tampa gets a first down, and in front of their 50 fans, gets into the victory formation. Are we paying attention, Seahawk coaching staff?
"Hey! The missing evidence in the Kelner case! My God, he really was innocent! He went to the chair two years ago, Frank. Well, uh... " Watching Tarvaris "survey" the field on Sunday, you got the feeling he was spending his entire time back there looking for the missing evidence in the Kelner case. One of the nice things about sitting in the upper deck like I do is being able to get a better view of defenses and how receivers are getting open. Tarvaris just looked indecisive, especially if Sidney Rice either wasn't on the field or open immediately. Time to look a little faster there T-Jack before this season gets sent to the chair.
"Oh, my poor Nordberg! He was such a good man, Frank. He never wanted to hurt anyone. Who would do such a thing? It's hard to tell. A gang of thugs, a blackmailer, an angry husband, a gay lover..." This one leapt out at me thinking of Todd Heap laying on the Seahawk Stadium turf on Sunday after Kam Chancellor gave him a love tap that cost the Hawks 15 yards. Kam, do that once against Roddy White on Sunday and we've got a good chance. He had a case of the drops last Sunday and one good shot should bring it back.
"You want to take a dinghy? No, I took care of that at the press conference." At times, it looked like that was going to be the preferred mode of transportation to and from the game last Sunday. While the forecast looks marginally better for this week, best to be prepared, especially if you're in the Hawks Nest.
"Frank, they're not here for you. "Weird Al" Yankovic is on the plane." Offense, there's a reason you weren't introduced at Seahawks Stadium on Sunday. We need to see some points before you get to come out of the tunnel with the fireworks going.
"All right, Stephanie, gently extend your arm. Extend your middle finger. Very good. Well done" Aimed right at ya, Atlanta. Sure, you may have come in here last year and wiped the floor with us. Sure, you were the instigators that caused the "Charlie....Charlie....Charlie" chants to cascade down upon the field. But, it is obvious that you are not the juggernaut you were last year. There looks to be a lingering hangover from the whooping Green Bay gave you at home in the playoffs. While I may have a lingering hangover after Oktoberfest events this weekend, I don't have to face a charged-up Seahawks defense.
Let's even up this record at 2-2. 12th Man, the effort was ok on Sunday, but a little lacking at times. We're going to need a big effort out of everyone to rattle Matt Ryan.