After having already watched one professional team Sunday morning – I had a tape of USC's methodical win over Nebraska – I sat down to watch the Seahawks yesterday afternoon.
Talk about an offense not hitting on all cylinders. But SC can be excused, it lost Reggie Bush, Matt Lienart and that other big running back. All the Seahawks lost was Steve Hutchinson. Oh ya, and Jerramy Stevens. And Pork Roast. And that back up tight end. Maybe it's no wonder.
But, as John Blanchette so accurately described it in today's column, right now the defense is driving the Hawks. And, though the road is bumpy, the 11 guys on that side of the ball are navigating the first part of the season pretty well.
But that's just the start of the coverage from Sunday.
The New Tribune had the expected game story and two columns, Dave Boling's and John McGrath. I really like McGrath's column, because I focused a lot on Chris Spencer, who replaced Pork Chop Womack after the latter's injury, and I felt Spencer did not just a passable job, but an good one. There is more from the News Tribune here.
Finally, we'll cherry pick the best from Everett and Vancouver. The Herald's sidebar on the offensive line is a good read, especially considering the unit was a question mark coming in. The Columbian's Nick Daschel feels the defense is on the verge of becoming one of the NFL's best.
But is it as good as SC's? Or as well paid?