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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.
Wrapping it up at Arrowhead
Posted by Jose Romero at 4:52 PM
This is a funky looking stadium, I must say. Do you know that they flash a message on the stadium reader boards that reads "The loudest stadium in the NFL?"
It's true. I think the 12th Man at Qwest might beg to differ. But on to some game thoughts:
Larry Johnson is a special running back. He is so patient, waiting for something to open up before making his move. His cutbacks are sharp, his speed is better than average and four touchdowns in one game speaks for itself. This guy could be the next dominant NFL running back.
I don't get the little Diamond Dallas Page fingers triangle he does to celebrate touchdowns. Is that the Diamond Cutter signal or something else? Maybe someone can clue me in.
The Seahawks aren't just giving up big pass plays, they have some problems on run defense now, too.
Seneca Wallace, in my opinion, did all he could. He made a couple of bad choices, including at the end of the game, but he was efficient. An effort like that should be good enough to defeat the Oakland Raiders next week, provided the Seahawks can cover Randy Moss and limit Lamont Jordan and Justin Fargas.
The offense can always improve, and it will with Shaun Alexander's expected return next week. Sean Locklear will also be back at right tackle, and Bobby Engram should be back too. It's the defense that is of most concern. They are healthy but in need of fast improvement.
The Seahawks didn't really deserve to be that close on the scoreboard Sunday, but to their credit, they hung in there to the end. Let's see if that helps turn around a two-game losing streak.