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Monday Morning QB

1 – The Seahawks Defense isn’t that bad. Chris Johnson got his 2,000 yards but it took hm 38 attempts. Overall, 17 points given up against a pretty good offense (8-2 the last 10 games) is decent. The D-Line still needs help and a guy like Carlos Dunlap from Florida would look great rushing off the end.

2 – The Hawks and Broncos losses give us the 6th and 14th picks in the April NFL Draft. There’s an opportunity to get well quickly through good drafting. Keep your fingers crossed on getting a savvy General Manager.

3 – It was a thrill to see Ken Griffey Jr. raise the 12th Man Flag before the game.  Probably the highlight of the day.

4 – New Orleans, Indianapolis, Arizona and Philadelphia are in trouble.  The former two get a BYE to re-group, but definitely lack momentum. The latter two got slaughtered by the teams they will face next week in the playoffs. Green Bay and Dallas are smoking hot and that usually equals success in the playoffs. My two early upset picks for next week – Green Bay over Arizona and Baltimore over New England.

5 – There’s nothing as great as going to a ball game with your family. Doesn’t matter the sport; doesn’t matter the futility of the team. That’s one of the great gifts sports gives us. The opportunity to enjoy each others company and root, root, root for the home team together. I’m glad my family got that chance to start of this decade right.

Extra Points:

  • The Wes Welker injury is a great reminder of why teams will rest key players during the last game. Welker, who led the NFL with 123 receptions, tore his ACL and MCL and is lost to the Pats for the playoffs.
  • The Huskies took a big hit at home against Oregon. Ouch. Oregon came up to the state and beat both the Dawgs and Cougars. Looks like they are back as a program after a two-year hiatus to the bottom of the conference.
  • Mariners Fan Fest is January 30-31. I went last year and highly recommend it as a fun event for the family.

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