The Seahawks defeated the Tennessee Titans this past Sunday 20-13 in what has been described as an “ugly win” due to the lack of pretty offensive plays. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think winning is ever ugly. I guess it really depends on your definition of ugly or conversely, beauty.
The majority of us have been brainwashed to believe the idealistic team is a high powered passing offense which racks up yards and touchdowns (i.e. fantasy football points) to outscore their opponent. The Seahawks aren’t the “Barbie” dolls of the NFL. If you want the “tall hot blonde” as your girlfriend, then go root for teams like the New Orleans Saints , Denver Broncos, or New England Patriots.
Last night on the Monday Night Football pre-game show, ESPN analyst Chris Carter took a pot shot at quarterback Russell Wilson’s (#3) height (5′ 10″) in regards to his longevity to play quarterback in the NFL. How can it be possible for Wilson to sustain a NFL career being so short? I’ll tell you how.
His “lack of height” allows quickness to escape/duck the the grasp of ensuing defensive ends that tower over him. It is a turn-on to watch Wilson scramble around the backfield making the defense look like the Keystone Cops. Once he escapes the grasp, Wilson can create some magic on the run.
How can a quarterback of such short stature survive the vicious hits of the NFL? Because Wilson is tough. In regards to toughness, I am sorry Chris Carter, but size does not matter. What does matter is a quarterback’s will to win and courage to do so. Wilson is competitive and has not lost a game by more than 7 points while in the NFL. I don’t know about you, but that can make a 12 wet.
As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the Seahawks are bringing sexy back to the NFL in the form of a hard-nosed defense backed by the Legion of Boom, a physical run game led by a guy nicknamed BeastMode, and a quarterback who wins games by any means necessary in the 4th quarter. I don’t care about offensive stats because statistics are like a girl in a bikini. It shows a lot, but it doesn’t show everything. At the end of the day, if the Hawks have more points on the scoreboard than their opponent, that is everything.