SI --The All-22: How to beat the Seahawks

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    SI -- The All-22: How to beat the Seahawks

    http://nfl.si.com/2014/01/07/seattle-seahawks-nfl-playoffs-2014/
     
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    I guess I'm just a guy that likes underdogs, but also get tired of the (over)hype. Go Saints!
     
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    How to beat the saints? play them anywhere but quest field.. that's a good start anyway.
     
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    Our good ol Texans were kicking the Hawks ass for 2 and a half qtrs. ...?????
     
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    we appreciate the support, DB ;)

    some more 'hawk strategy reading:

    The Secret Of The Seahawks' Defense? Fouling, Maybe

    I hope they let all the DBs play physical. Penalty calls are down this postseason and I'm fine with physical play. We're down 2 of our top 3 corners (Greer and Robinson) and the back end hasn't been as strong since they went down. Lewis is the only one left and he was out last week with a concussion sustained during the game.

    Playing Philly with our 4th and 5th DBs was stressful to watch. As it stands, they'll see time in Seattle, still, so if the refs let them get away with being physical it will benefit the likes of Corey White.
     
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    Someone finally calls out the Seahawks:

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    Gaming the system.
     
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    PI is a garbage call for the most part in this league now. The refs seem to have no idea what is a penalty and what isn't.

    Might as well get your money's worth every time. Some times they'll call it, other times they won't.
     


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    I've noticed it for about 2 seasons now. They are very handstand and while they get called on it a lot, they don't get called on it as much as you would think they should. I love watching it though.

    PI gets stranger every year. I think you are right to say that refs don't all have the same interpretation of it or don't all seem to understand what is or isn't PI.
     
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    Perfect example in the first quarter of the SF game.

    Patrick Willis mugs Greg Olsen for about three seconds, putting him in prime position to make the INT off a deflection. No call.

    On the next possession, CAR gets called for back to back ticky tack fouls that were far less intrusive to the offensive player.
     
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    Maybe opposing defenses should adopt the same strategy on hitting Russel Wilson. Hit him every play and take the roughing calls if/when they call them.

    I'd bet in a war of attrition, Wilson is the last person the Seahawks could afford to lose.
     
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    Not sure that tactic would be effective at all. They may not call PI every time, but they will certainly call roughing the QB every time. How many times have we seen plain sacks been penalized this year?
     
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    Don't hit him in the head or knees. JJ instead of pissing and moaning about the rules has adapted and nails QBs square in the chest with his head down after they have let the ball go quite frequently. He only gets flagged if he misses and hits the helmet.
     
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    Exactly. Refs don't want to impact the game with roughing calls any more than they want to influence it with too many interference calls.

    My point is if you can't beat 'em, then join them at their own game.

    And I think this story puts to rest any of the so-called "shutdown corner" talk about Richard Sherman. Dude is the best CB in football right now, but there is only one true shutdown corner in NFL history, and that would be Deion Sanders.

    Deion never had to resort to such tactics, simply because he could straight up beat teams with pure skill. Sherman is nowhere near Sanders, regardless of what the talking heads on tv say about it.
     

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