Monday, December 22, 2008

Chiming in on Holmgren's Goodbye

by: Mike Parker

Well, how about that.

The Seahawks ended their home game appearances in 2008 yesterday on a joyous note, amidst an otherwise depressing year for Mike Holmgren's final run as the coach of the team.

Highlighted by a backup offensive line that had one member making his first NFL start, this group of unproven players looked like they'd been on the field together for the past two seasons at least by not allowing even one sack against a very good Jets defense vying for a playoff spot.

It was a great sight to behold. Contributions from Courtney Taylor (!!), the always-reliable John Carlson, and a list of others made the final game in the 2008 season at Qwest Field one to remember. Game balls go to Seneca Wallace for outplaying Brett Favre (!!!), Josh Wilson for excellent coverage and getting a pair of picks, and, of course, coach Holmgren gets the Lifetime Achievement Game Ball Award. (Yes, Sully, I just blatantly ripped you off.)

Today's required reading:

Steve Kelley: Seahawks Get it Right This Time

Jose Romero: This Party Couldn't be Put on Ice

Tacoma News-Tribune: a slideshow of pictures from yesterday's game. (Must-see!)

Frank Hughes: Holmgren's Post-Game Quotes

Danny O'Neil: Wilson Gets the Big Play - Twice

In the meantime, it's back to the coffee pot to enjoy being snowed in for another day. Seattle has officially turned into South Alaska for the time being. -END-