Sunday observations

Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2007 by Travis Cody in

What are the odds that AJ Feeley would throw interceptions on the first series of two games in a row? They must be pretty good because he just did it. Last week he threw a pick early against New England. Just now he did it again as Seattle picked him off. So the Seahawks are off to a good start as they cash in that turnover for a TD. And Pam is dancing, which is always a good thing!

What are the odds that Feeley would throw another interception to set up another TD for Seattle??? Geez! How about some running game in these conditions?!?!?!

I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Feeley bookended some great play against New England with some bad decisions that resulted in interceptions, and that's how the Patriots survived the upset bid last week.

I think it's a little silly to call it the BCS Selection Show. It's not like any of these "pairings" mean anything other than money. The NCAA Basketball Tournament pairings have meaning, with 64 teams having a chance to advance to the Final Four. The champion is determined on the court and anything can happen. Finding out who the BCS computer thinks are the two best college football teams in the country isn't worth my time, unless they put Hawaii in the championship game. But it's not like I have a nice playoff brackett to fill out. And it's not like they'll put Hawaii in the championship game anyway. We'll get a two loss team, and that's just wrong when there is an undefeated team out there.

The Seahawks are playing well. Another big play results in a TD. The field conditions aren't bothering them and they have the edge so far. They have taken advantage of Philly mistakes to start drives inside the 50 yard line.

This is really a good game. Lots of big plays. Very high scoring. There is some defense being played. Seattle finally looks like a potential division champion. The swagger they've had all season doesn't look silly anymore.

That was a tough interference call in the endzone. The defensive back did get his hands on the receiver, but it didn't look like the ball was going to be catchable. The penalty was called and it's first and goal from the one yard line. And the Seahawks hold on four downs to end the half. I would have gone with a QB sneak or play action to the tight end on that fourth down.

The Seahawks had a chance to come out and take control of the game after the great goal line stand at the end of the first half. But they fumble and Philly recovers. And then RB Brian Westbrook gets a big run for the go ahead TD.

We're liking Mo Morris these days. He's got quickness. He gets to the hole quick. When he gets a step on the edge, he's got the speed to make big plays. And he just got a big run to put the Seahawks ahead again.

After mucking about a bit, the Eagles get another big play with an interception. But Feeley throws another bad interception and gives the ball right back.

Well, evidently AJ Feeley is only the really really big game QB. He can play well against New England when no one gives the Eagles a chance. But in a game of pretty evenly matched teams he can't get it done.

And the Seahawks have suddenly remembered that they have some pretty good players on their team, and if they all focus and pull together in the same direction, they can actually play pretty well.

But wait! Now the Eagles get a big run back on a punt from Westbrook with 1:20 left in the game. They are set up at the Seattle 14 yard line, down 28-24 with a chance to win. And Feeley throws another interception to end the game.

Tune in at 8pm tonight when Turnbury Talks to author Ian Healy on Blog Talk Radio. Ian has just successfully completed his 50k plus words for National Novel Writing Month. He is also the author of The Milkman. And I'm reading his webcomic, The Adventures of the S-Team.

Later babies!


  1. Feeley looked really good last week despite the interceptions. This week not so much. Well, he basically sucked. Of course, the Saints had essentially won the game when a horrible, horrible play call by the coaches went bad. It's even worse when the coaches help you lose.

  1. Travis says:

    Charles: No kidding. I haven't seen the hi-lites yet, but I thought I had that pick in the bag.

  1. Turnbaby says:

    Thank you so much for plugging the show week after week and for hanging in even when things are technologically challenging.

    you are awesome.

  1. Travis says:

    Turn: You are most welcome. I'm looking forward to the day when things will run smoother than a baby's behind.

  1. OK. OK. You watched the game. But was there popcorn? That's the important thing.