The Seattle Seahawks are finding it quite difficult to adjust to a world where they’re not that good in, exemplified by losing two games in a row, including one to the St. Louis Rams, and becoming quite a hit with meme makers who just waited for the opportunity.
As the cliche says, winning a Super Bowl is easier than defending one. The offensive line isn’t clicking, the legion of boom seems suddenly overrated and quiet and every little thing that worked so well last season, including getting the officials on their side and winning the close games has suddenly been turned around.
Don’t get me wrong – the Seahawks are still a very good team, but more flawed than in last season. Trading away Percy Harvin may have helped them in the locker room, although from what players seem to say, they didn’t feel like he was such a distraction.
The St. Louis Rams win thanks to creative decisions by Jeff Fisher and one, huge gutsy one. It might not get them in the playoffs, but when you’re in such an inferiority position due to the talent difference between the team, you have to narrow the gap somehow.