We all should hope that somebody in our lives loves us as much as the NFL loves Los Angeles.
it’s a never-ending, unconditional love, at the expense of everything and everyone else. Definitely at the expense of half the cities in the NFL over the past two decades plus, the ones that used L.A. as leverage to extort their hometowns into providing new or improved stadiums.
And, in the past year, at the expense of two long-time pro football-loving fan bases.
Dont ever again delude yourself into thinking that the people who hold the power to give and take away a team really care what you think. St. Louis loved it’s teams the Cardinals once upon a time, then the Rams. San Diego whoa, did it ever love the Chargers.
The NFL doesnt care about that, because it’s love of L.A. overrides all.
John Schneider and Pete Carroll are almost beyond reproach at player evaluation and personnel decision-making. But theyve tried to get away with too much while constructing that line, and theyve failed.
The Falcons game epitomized that, with the Falconsvery vulnerable front seven chewing the Seahawks up and spitting them out up front and with Wilson running for his life all day.
The loss not unexpected, but more lopsided than it should have been brought the Seahawks to a crossroads. Theyre still in the elite conversation. Carroll alluded to that afterward: It aint over, were right in the middle of it. Were still in the process, That’s what it feels like. Were in the middle of it, not at the end of anything.
But those holes up front have to be sewn shut. They dont actually need that much more. But that is a lot.