10 years ago – Go Seahawks (or how I don’t miss Mike Holmgren)

(okay, it’s almost 10  years ago, sue me, 4 days off)

10 years ago I wrote about the Seahawks and a famous playoff game they could have won, should have lost, and then won. Kind of amazing really to go back and read about a team from 10 years ago.

https://bricin.net/2007/01/08/blogindex-phpgo-hawks/

A couple of vignettes:

Yes, Hasselback had a bad game and yes the cornerbacks sell insurance full time for a living and yes something is wrong with the O-line. But c’mon, the Hawks had the ball first and goal on the one yard line. What do you do there? Well let’s see. How about a two tight end set with three guys in the back field and just push ahead for a yard, a touchdown, and make the Cowboys come and beat you.

Go ahead and read that right now. Our secondary is in distress with Earl Thomas out. The O-line is still a mess. And yeah… still bitter about that stupid pass call in the Super Bowl.

But no, Mr. Super Genius decides to run Alexander outside to the left which hasn’t worked all game.

Um… I know, I know… I just said don’t run. but how about variations in scheme. If I can see it then I bet the defense can too.

Anyway… Go Seahawks! Been watching for a lot of years – when they lose now at least it’s usually an interesting game.

 

Crossfit Rest Day

So I will play football instead! 

Okay, that’s not restful. And I pay for it all day Sunday and often Monday by being sore and bruised. But I love playing. It also answers the question “why workout so hard all week”. 

As we get closer to the Gorilla Games I signed up for I might need to stop playing as the bruising and battering is pretty severe but for now… fall equals football.

Crossfit Rest Day

So I will play football instead! 

Okay, that’s not restful. And I pay for it all day Sunday and often Monday by being sore and bruised. But I love playing. It also answers the question “why workout so hard all week”. 

As we get closer to the Gorilla Games I signed up for I might need to stop playing as the bruising and battering is pretty severe but for now… fall equals football.

First football game survived

I played my first game of full contact flag football yesterday. It was
a blast. I was incredibly rusty, their offense learned quickly that I
could blow my containment, took me a while to see the traps and “stay
home” on my assignments. I also was rusty playing tight end, had to
remember to pick up blitzes or in some cases simply pop the defender
and then start running across the middle to bail out our QB. Still, I played almost every snap (the other team had a full offense
and defense as well as some subs) and really felt strong the whole
time. No wind issues, could run the entire game and pursue. My
hamstrings were tight at times, I got clocked in the head a few times
(my jaw is sore this morning) and I have a swollen finger I jammed.
Not too bad really. Getting up this morning was a symphony of crickets
though, every bone, ligament, and connection made a noise.

Can’t wait for practice!

First football game survived

I played my first game of full contact flag football yesterday. It was
a blast. I was incredibly rusty, their offense learned quickly that I
could blow my containment, took me a while to see the traps and “stay
home” on my assignments. I also was rusty playing tight end, had to
remember to pick up blitzes or in some cases simply pop the defender
and then start running across the middle to bail out our QB. Still, I played almost every snap (the other team had a full offense
and defense as well as some subs) and really felt strong the whole
time. No wind issues, could run the entire game and pursue. My
hamstrings were tight at times, I got clocked in the head a few times
(my jaw is sore this morning) and I have a swollen finger I jammed.
Not too bad really. Getting up this morning was a symphony of crickets
though, every bone, ligament, and connection made a noise.

Can’t wait for practice!

Play

Thursday I threw a football around. Yesterday I played volleyball. I’m
a little sore, my arms hurt a little. But boy did that feel good. It’s easy to forget to play when caught up in the grind. But we have
these wonderful bodies that can move and we just forget that. Okay, I
forget that. And yep, at 41 it doesn’t move without some creaking and
I don’t jump as high or run as fast (although surprisingly I was
throwing way better than I once did) but who cares, it was fun.

Lesson for today: move

Play

Thursday I threw a football around. Yesterday I played volleyball. I’m
a little sore, my arms hurt a little. But boy did that feel good. It’s easy to forget to play when caught up in the grind. But we have
these wonderful bodies that can move and we just forget that. Okay, I
forget that. And yep, at 41 it doesn’t move without some creaking and
I don’t jump as high or run as fast (although surprisingly I was
throwing way better than I once did) but who cares, it was fun.

Lesson for today: move