Seattle Seahawks: 3 Takeaways from 20-17 win over Arizona

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The Loss of Will Dissly and Earl Thomas

The Seahawks get snake bitten again playing against the Cardinals in Arizona. They lost Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor to injuries in the past. This year turned out the same losing Will Dissly in the first quarter at 7:52 mark in the first quarter with a patellar tendon injury. It wasn’t long after being taken off the field it was announced that he was lost for the season.

Dissly had become one of Russell Wilson’s reliable receivers from the tight end position. The rookie from Washington scored two touchdowns early in the season with one against Denver and the other against the Bears. He is an excellent blocker and with the way the Seahawks running game has been these last couple games, his skills will be missed.

This injury will not only keep him out the rest of the season he might not be ready to go at the start of 2019. on the positive side, Dissly is still a young man, so hopefully, this injury will not stop a promising career.

Earl Thomas was injured in the fourth quarter with a broken leg, which will end his season as well. Additionally, it could be the end of his time in Seattle. Thomas and the Seahawks had a difficult offseason/training camp as the safety held out for a contract extension. He came back for the season opener but continued to miss practices. ET3 said he didn’t want to get hurt in practice, but it’s a moot point now.

It looked like an interesting injury because he landed on the field trying to tackle the receiver but didn’t actually tackle him. Thomas’ cleat appeared to stick and his lower leg snapped. While ET3 was being carted off the field, he flipped off the Seattle sideline, out of frustration. Up until then, I was on his side, in his contract dispute with the Seahawks. Even though I never bought into the idea he needs to make the money for his family because he already had made enough for anyone’s lifetime.

I think he did a classless act. For the Seahawks fans more than his fellow players and management, he needs to apologize for his actions. Without that, I don’t see him becoming a member of the Seahawks ring of honor either. It is sad for Earl, and the team, but he’s not coming back to the Hawks.

This is probably Thomas’ end in Seattle and possibly in the NFL. No team will give him a large contract, outside of one heavy in incentives. We thank you ET3 for your service, helping the Seahawks reach the playoffs and Super Bowl, however its time to move on.