Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Florio Disses Seahawks

by: Michael Steffes

Mike Florio, mastermind behind Profootballtalk.com has done it this time. In his most recent article for the Sporting News, he lists the Seahawks as one of 6 teams who won't be returning to the playoffs.

With coach Mike Holmgren entering his final year on the sideline and the team’s next head coach (Jim Mora) already working in the building, there’s a strange vibe coming out of Seattle. Shaun Alexander, the league MVP in 2005, is long gone, and the hole in the left side of the line that was created by the departure of Steve Hutchinson in 2006 is still there. The rest of the team seems stagnant, in a division with three other squads that could be getting better. If only one of them delivers, the Seahawks will lose their hold on the NFC West.

Mike Florio has been labeled as Seahawk Hater on here before (DKSB where you at?), and in this case it seems he is surely misguided. However, it could also be a case of him looking to sensationalize. He also picks the Steelers and Giants too, which I am sure will cause a bigger reaction than the lowly Seahawks (sarcasm). Either way, he seems pretty off base on this one, probably stemming from the fact that he clearly has no idea what is going on in Kirkland.

Actually, this could be a good omen, Florio picked the Rams to go to the Superbowl last year. I trust him on the NFC West like I would trust Brittney Spears for parenting advice. Maybe he should stick to legal issues in future columns, cause I have a feeling that he may end up looking stupid when all is said and done on this one. END