Monday, October 20, 2008

An Open Letter to the Seahawk Players

by: Chris Sullivan

Hey Guys,

Just checking in. Wow, rough season so far, huh? The injury bug seems to be getting around more than Paris Hilton in heat. Oh, don't worry, I hear what you're saying--"thats no excuse, we're just not executing." Totally, dudes, we hear you, we agree with you.

You're not executing. So, why the hell not?

I know it's not because the chip on your shoulder is weighing you down too much, right? The Seahawks never have gotten any national media respect, they've barely even been noticed as one of the best teams in the league over the last five years, right? Ooh, I bet you're fuming! Except, of course, now you're playing down to their expectations. That doesn't sound like the Seahawks I know.

I know it isn't because the coaching is just inferior this year, right? Mike Solari is one of the best O-Line coaches in the league, John Marshall did a decent job the last few years (at least, thats what you've all said, D), and Jim Mora shaped this secondary into one of the best in the league last year. Is it Holmgren? Are you guys going to blame Holmgren for your play this year? The Hawks "faithful" are starting to, but you're not going to let that happen, are you, Seahawks?

I know it isn't because you're not playing with enough heart, right? Tim Ruskell brought all you guys together to play your hearts out, to keep a clean and happy locker room, to prove that you don't have to be an Assclown to win a football game. You're not trying to prove your boss wrong, are you? Are you discouraged that you're losing so badly? You probably should be. Are you embarassed? You definitely should be. Are you MAD? You had damn well better be.

One of you Seahawks needs to step up and lead this team. We know you love Matt and Walt and Lofa, but we need someone to slap your damn heads around and get you into shape. They are different types of leaders, so we need YOU to step up. Coach's pep talks aren't working, are they? Where is the new Tobeck? Where is the new Hutchinson? Why did none of you step up and get in someone's face when he pushed John Carlson? Don't you care? Aren't you a unit? Where is the fire? WHO WILL LEAD THIS TEAM?

Football is war. The Seahawks are lacking a field general. The Seahawks are lacking a plan of attack. Who will lead this insurgency against the NFC West? Who on this team is willing to step up and take back this division? Is there anyone?

Your fans have defended you in every city across the country. Your fans have stood up and screamed until their lungs bled. Your fans have been loyal to you and have appreciated your effort and fight for years.

Which one of you will stand up and scream for us?

Your response is urgently requested. ~END~