Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Yahoo Notes Schedule Difficulty

by: Michael Steffes

Just in case you wanted some supplemental reading this morning, Yahoo's Charles Robinson has written a "Winners and Losers" piece on the NFL Schedule. The majority of his article is more amusing that what he wrote about the Seahawks, but he does note that the Seahawks got the worst of it with their three game road trip.

• Tom Coughlin and Jim Mora Jr. They are the only coaches whose teams have to go on the road three straight weeks. Seattle definitely got the worst of it. At least Coughlin and the Giants face two teams in rebuilding mode during the stretch – Kansas City and Tampa Bay – and make the run in weeks 2, 3 and 4, when the Giants’ roster should still have fresh legs and be injury free. Mora and the Seahawks make their run in weeks 10, 11 and 12 and face a pair of teams – Arizona and Minnesota – that should be in the thick of the postseason hunt.

Also, you can read what he writes under the Bears. He doesn't think that Bears fans should be marking a W in the column for games like Seattle and Cincy. In fact, he has some nice things to say about what the Seahawks offense could be like during that week 3 game. ...
Even the road trip to Seattle in Week 3 doesn’t look easy with the Seahawks boasting a healthy Matt Hasselbeck and Deion Branch to go along with T.J. Houshmandzadeh. It will only get tougher if Michael Crabtree is drafted into that mix.