This week before the Seahawks took on the Minnesota Vikings, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting up with an old Navy friend. Mike and I were stationed in Idaho together, going through the Navy’s rigorous nuclear power program. I hadn’t seen him since 1985. We caught up, albeit briefly, on our lives post-Navy over dinner on Saturday at McCormick and Schmick’s downtown, and we spent some time together pre-game Sunday morning. It is always great seeing a long-lost friend.
After two weeks on the road, with two consecutive losses, I am sure the Seahawks welcomed the sight of the 12th Man with the zeal of renewing a long-lost friendship. Nothing cures the road woes like a little home cookin’, and the Seahawks served a supremely satisfying smorgasbord on Sunday.
Despite a valiant effort by Adrian Peterson of the Vikings, it was the Seahawks’ offense that provided a 10 point lead midway through the fourth quarter that forced the Vikes to abandon their running game. As I expected, with the game in Ponder’s hands and not Peterson’s, the defense stepped up with a tremendous performance against the pass, yielding a paltry 44 yards.
If Wilson keeps developing at this rate, I am very excited for what may be coming down the road. This Sunday, it is the Jets coming to CenturyLink, and I fully expect to see the continuing maturation of Wilson at the pro level. There is no question this kid has “it.” I am looking forward to the show.