What a day to be a Seahawks Fan!
Instead of coming out flat, or letting a lead slip away, the team kept the peddle to the metal and finally blew an opponent, no - a DIVISIONAL opponent, off the turf at Qwest field.
Looking down the stats from the game, if I was not able to see the game, I might have to consider my boy Kelly Herndon for the Moonlight Graham award. Kelly was tied for the lead in tackles with 4, adding one assist, and got to start in place of an ailing Andre Dyson.
But if I was to go with the stat sheet alone, fellow defenders Leroy Hill (4 tackles, 1 assist, 1 sack) and Jordan Babineaux (3-T, 3-A and one meaningless INT at the end of the game) would have to be considered as well.
Even though Hass, Shaun, D-Jax, Engram, and company are usually not considered this way, our second half offense surely has been toiling in obscurity this season, and for this reason, the entire offense was a finalist for this award, finally coming out from the intermission as a team on a mission, instead of sleepwalking their way into another squeaker.
However, I'm finally able to bestowe a regular season Moonlight Graham award on the player recenly nicknamed 12:30 - Josh Scobey - who earned this new moniker for his consistent style of running north-and-south, rather than dancing around sideline to sideline.
With internet rumors circulating that he may be cut from the team, Mr. Scobey stepped up on both sides of our kicking game, averaging close to 30 yards on two returns, and making key tackles on kick coverage as well. Even on the kicks he didn't return, he showed presence of mind to down them in the end zone, rather than risk a return and cost our offense valuable field position.
So instead of looking over his shoulder at newly signed Jimmy Williams, or looking scared at the prospect of getting cut, Josh Scobey looked straight ahead and ran has hard as he could to either give great field position to our offense, or preserve it for our defense.