Seattle – The city of hipsters and an 0-1 football team.
Yeah, Pete Carroll. Take that.
The replacement ref rage was blown open that night. I was one of 70,000 voicemails left with the NFL offices in New York. I never heard back.
This week, Pete Carroll said that they (the refs), called it the way they saw it. Well, Pete, I’m calling it the way I see it.
Fortunately for the Packers, there will be a couple main differences when they square off on Thursday. The first difference is that there will be no replacement refs on the field.
The second and greater difference is a man named Eddie Lacy. Let me ask you a question – Who led the Packers in rushing when the Packers lost in Seattle 14-12?
Remember Cedric Benson? I bet not many people want to remember him.
Yeah, 17 carries for 45 yards will not press a defense into any hard choices at all.
Seattle was able to essentially play Aaron Rodgers all night long, sacking him 8 times in the first half.
This time, Eddie Lacy will make the Seattle Seahawks respect the run. If they do not, it will be a ‘run Eddie run’ type of night. Go ahead, Seattle, load the box. That’ll give Rodgers the chance to make things happen through the air.
The Packers are a different team this time in Seattle. Balanced is the word I’ll use. Seattle is also a different team. They now have a Super Bowl to their name but we all know that a Lombardi trophy will not determine who wins this game and it won’t come easy for either team.
I feel good about this game, everybody.
The winner will no doubt be crowned the early season number one.