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  1. pbates86

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    For 1st year coach Pete Carroll and Coach Bates, its been an arduous and tough season 1 of OMFL. The 'Hawks are 3-9 and have no shot to make the playoffs. The 'Hawks are also among the lowest scoring offenses in the OMFL. However, this team has shown steady improvement every week, and everyone from top to bottom believes that this team will be a contender in season 2. But enough about season 2, here are the storylines to look out for the remaining of this season.​
    - Special Teams. RB Justin Forsett had handled the KR/PR duties for majority of the season until rookie Golden Tate was promoted to handle those duties last week against the Panthers. In his first game at PR he returned a punt 80 yards for a TD. Look for more big plays on special teams from this 2nd round pick out of Notre Dame.​
    - Mike Williams. Coaches Pete Carroll and Bates LOVE Mike Williams. Look for him to get more chances in the final games of the season...especially in redzone.​
    - Earl Thomas. He missed a few games early in the season but his strong play since his return has him getting pro bowl votes.​
    - Keith Ellison. A young MLB released by the Bills and picked up in FA early in the season...this guy has good potential, and with David Hawthorne out for the remainder of the season, Ellison will get a chance to show what he can do.​
    - Josh Wilson. This starting CB has only 1 int on the year...compared to 6 for Trufant. Will he be back on this team next season?​
    - RB Rotation. No RB has distinguished himself when given chance to be primary ball carrier. Justin Forsett has been the best of the bunch, but he isn't an every down back. Julius Jones will surely be on another team next season...and Jonathan Dwyer hasn't shown much.​
    - Jevan Snead. His play has been erratic but the coaches are keeping their faith in him. One game he makes beautiful throw after throw, the next he he's missing open recievers by 10 yards. He is being given every opportunity to succeed, but will he be able to make enough plays to keep the organization from going another way this offseason?​
    - Deon Butler. With Santana Moss out, Butler has really stepped up his play. He has gone from early season trade bait to a one of Snead's favorite targets. He may not look the part of starting WR at only 5'10, 182 lbs, but the little guy is reliable.​

     
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    Seahawks 26, 49ers 3

    To say that the Seahawks were motivated for this game would be an understatement. The last 3 games going back to Madden 10's OMFL season resulted in shut outs put up by Dritch. Coach Bates knows what Dritch likes to do and until today, he wasn't able to do anything to stop it.

    The story of the game was turnovers. The 49ers had 6, and the Seahawks had none. 49ers play a defense that eliminates the run and dares you to pass and this game, Snead did. On a play in the 2nd quarter, Snead noticed rookie Emmanuel Sanders was being covered 1-1 with no safety over the top, so he hot routed him to a streak. This adjustment worked beautifully and Sanders scored on a perfectly thrown bomb from Snead. Going into the half the score was 13-3.

    In the 2nd half we would see the 49ers move the ball more effectively but they also continued to shoot themselves in the foot with turnovers. 2nd half we also saw the game go away from Snead a little bit as the 49ers defense was intimidating him so 4th quarter Coach Bates elected to run the ball more. After 2 straight 3 and outs running straight into teeth of 49ers defense, Coach Bates called a play action pass to Golden Tate that broke the back of the 49ers defense as he went in for a 92 yard TD.

    Seahawks have long been out of playoff race but this win was a long time coming for this Seahawks team. Game ball goes to Jevan Snead who was 11-20 for 202 yards and 2 TDs.

    Also of note...Earl Thomas' rookie season is now over as he went down with a partial PCL tear sometime in the 3rd quarter.
     
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    Great win by our boys in San Fran! 26-3 WOW!

    Lets take a second to look at last weeks storylines and how they played out

    - Special Teams. Golden Tate didn't get many chances to return kickoffs or punts this week.​
    - Mike Williams. Mike Williams didn't see the field vs. the 49ers​
    - Earl Thomas. Was having a very solid game before partially tearing his PCL and ending his season prematurely. No probowl for Thomas.​
    - Keith Ellison. Ellison played great in place of David Hawthorne. He recorded an interception and 2 tackles. Hawthorne hadn't had an int all season.​
    - Josh Wilson. Josh Wilson got his 2nd int of the year.​
    - RB Rotation. 49ers really geared to stop any kind of rushing attack. As a result, Jevan Snead lead the team in rushing.​
    - Jevan Snead. Snead was mostly outstanding throwing for 2 Tds and no Ints. His deep bomb to Emmanuel Sanders was a thing of beauty. And as mentioned earlier, he led the team in rushing.​
    - Deon Butler. Butler was solid but didn't come up with a big play, mostly because he didn't need to. Emmanuel Sanders and Golden Tate did the lifting this week.​
    Now onto next week

    With 2 games left in the season and the Seahawks mathematically out of playoff contention, don't expect the Seahawks to pack it in. Coach Bates and Carroll plan to use the final 2 games of this season as a sort of preseason for next year. Your favorite veteran players may not be on the feild as much but fans will get a glipse into the future of this Seahawks team. There are a few young guys that have started all season and they will continue to do so, but there are a few positions where you will some some new faces.

    E.J. Wilson - RE - This years 4th round draft pick out of UNC has played very little all year and is looking forward to starting the final games of the season. Not quite sure what to expect from this guy but his ceiling is high and if he plays well he could see much more playing time next year.​

    Anthony McCoy - TE - Another rookie getting a start for the first time, this TE was a playmaker at USC and one of the coaching staff's favorite players. Very high hopes for this kid. Regardless of how he plays one thing is for sure: He will not be a 3rd stringer next year.​

    Michael Johnson - OLB - When we acquired Johnson from the Bengals earlier in the season, the coaching staff envisioned him playing a lot more than he has. He is a freakish athlete and has a bright future with this franchise. Unfortunately for Johnson, Leroy Hill and Aaron Curry were playing at too high of a level for Johnson to get much playing time. That changes this week as Johnson will now be starting at ROLB in place for Leroy Hill.​
     
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    The Seahawks followed up thier upset victory over 49ers with a defeat at the hands of Atlanta Falcons, with the final being 26-20. If not for the efforts of Golden Tate, who returned a kickoff and a punt for a TD, this game would not have been close.

    Russel Okung had perhaps the worst game of his rookie season surrendering 3 sacks to Falcon's pass rusher John Abraham.

    Now lets look at the storylines from last week

    E.J. Wilson - RE - Wilson started and had virtually no impact. He is out of shape and had to be spelled several times during the game. Major disappointment.​

    Anthony McCoy - TE - McCoy had his 2nd and 3rd catch of the season and almost got a TD out of it. Unfortunately, fellow rookie Jevan Snead didn't look his way often. Look for that to change.​

    Michael Johnson - OLB - Leroy Hill ended up getting most of the snaps as Johnson was injured in the 1st half.​

    Going forward

    Charlie Whitehurst - QB - Of the 3 qbs on the Seahawk roster, coaches were least patient with Whitehurst. He had only 1 opportunity to start and was pulled after 1 bad 3rd down throw. He took it like a man and didn't complain, and gained some respect from the coaching staff. Now the coaches are thinking about giving him a shot. Snead moved ahead of Whitehurst on the depth chart because he throws a better deep ball, but his inconsistency has coaches taking a hard look at Whitehurst. Both players are getting 1st team reps in practice but Whitehurst looks like the favorite to start vs. Tampa Bay​

    Jonathan Dwyer - Seahawks have only scored 2 rushing touchdowns this year...and both were punched in by Dwyer. He's anxious to make it 3.​

    Golden Tate - He's been getting a lot of pub in this column lately and for good reason...he's a beast! Since hes been made primary KR/PR, Tate has scored 2 punt return TDs and 1 kickoff return TD. Can he keep it going?​
     
  5. Winuvas

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    Nice stuff, Bates.
     

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