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Seahawks fans welcome again to another edition of the Hawks Playbook Podcast! The Seattle Seahawks begin the season going 2-0 and have beaten our two opponents by a combined total of 3 points. So we must be playing poorly you say? Look a little deeper and you will find that the Seahawks have yet to play a perfect game, but they are doing a lot of good things. And going 2-0 to begin any season in the NFL is absolutely huge. The team continues to show lots of promise in a number of areas, and continues to get healthier as the season moves forward with the addition of L.J. Collier this last week and the likely addition of Ziggy Ansah to the line up for the first time.
Seattle showed it’s offensive versatility against Pittsburgh by quickening the tempo in the 2nd half and scored on 3 straight drives to open up a double digit lead. Pittsburgh hung around thanks to a couple of turnovers, but this game never seemed to be in doubt. And when Pete Carroll elected to go for it on 4-1 in the 4th quarter to seal the game, it sent the Seahawks to 2-0 for the first time since our Super Bowl squad did it back in 2013.
Now the team returns home to Century Link Field on Sunday to take on the newly reshaped New Orleans Saints club. Reshaped is being kind. The Saints lost one of the best QB’s in the business for at least the next 6 weeks as Drew Brees went out of the game this past Sunday after injuring his hand. He was diagnosed with a ligament tear in his throwing hand and will have surgery to repair the damage. That does change the dynamic for the Seahawks game, but the Saints remain a dangerous ball team with aspirations to get to the Super Bowl prior to the injury. Teddy Bridgewater will come in and try to hold serve for the Saints. But the Seahawks will smell blood and try to take advantage of the situation handed to them. These types of games can be dangerous, So Coach Carroll has to make sure they don’t discount this team at home.
Make sure you come back next week as we recap the game and look ahead to our first divisional match up in the desert vs the Arizona Cardinals.