I don’t know what to tell you. Is it understandable that both teams lost? Sure. But that doesn’t mean it’s still not shocking to see just how BAD both teams looked.
I’m not gonna lie to you, I was at that Stanford game and the only thing I remember about it was leaving early. Every time I drifted back into consciousness, I’d look up and Stanford’s score would be higher than it was before I passed out. For a game like that, being blackout drunk is probably the only way to enjoy oneself.
I’m not gonna lie to you, I was heavily hungover on Sunday. So much so that I didn’t even wake up until the 2nd quarter of the Seahawks game. At the time, we were only down 3-0, but the writing was on the wall. Something like the first five drives were 3-and-outs for the Seahawks. That’s always ominous. We just couldn’t do a damn thing against their press coverage. So, instead of trying to play our game, we ended up chucking a lot of balls down the sidelines in hopes that we’d make a play one on one. More often than not, that strategy failed.
It looked like we were playing against 13 or 14 guys out there; not being able to run the ball certainly killed any chance we had to be successful. Conversely, our once-stout run defense was absolutely shredded as injuries have taken their toll. First Mebane, then Bryant, and even Colin Cole went down with an ankle. That’s going to wreck your day any way you slice it.
As for the Huskies, I’m not ready to write off the season just yet. But, we’re nowhere NEAR the league of a team like Stanford. So, this Saturday in Oregon should be a barrel of monkeys.
And as for the Seahawks, I’m just hoping this was a one-game thing (kinda like St. Louis was just a one-game thing). We’re home for the Giants, but unfortunately we’re all out of BYE weeks, so I don’t know how all these injured starters are going to get healthy.