After another dismal defeat on national television, the Seattle Seahawks are now the worst team in the NFL’s worst division, trailing even the Rams and 49ers — who have already fired their coaches this season.
Mike Holmgren’s team has been decimated by injuries this year, which may be part of the reason he decided to compare them to the high school team he used to coach 30 years ago. I don’t think it was supposed to be a compliment. Although when you’re stuck choosing between Seneca Wallace and Charlie Frye at quarterback, the comparison might be entirely appropriate
Truth is, when Matt Hasselbeck has played, the team has still sucked. All three quarterbacks have a passer rating of under 60, and the Seahawks are only mustering up 126 yards per game through the air.
Holmgren tells the AP that he thinks his team will be fine when they grow up someday:
“It reminds me of when I first started coaching at Sacred Heart High School, you know? We were kind of overmatched all the time, playing against better players for a while.”
“They gave you everything they had. And you loved them for it. But it was going to be tough each week,” Holmgren said of those days when he was a coach and high school history teacher
So that should just about do it for the city of Seattle and sports. The Mariners lost 100 games with a $100 million+ payroll, the Sonics decided that Oklahoma was a better place for a basketball team, and the city’s major college football program hasn’t won a game. Now Seattle fans are legitimately concerned that the Seahawks won’t be able to hang with the 49ers this week, a team that’s bad enough that they axed their coach yesterday. Oh, and there’s that other college team on the eastern edge of the state that is giving up 60 points every game.
And we’re supposed to feel sorry for Cubs fans?