Tag Archive: NFC West


Season Review: 2010 began with a lot of optimism for the Cardinals- They were coming off back-to-back division titles, a super bowl appearance, and finally had some national acclaim.  A solid free agent haul, and progress from Matt Leinart was enough to overcome doubt stemming from legend Kurt Warner’s retirement.  Alas, it was not to be- Leinart lost the job to Derek Anderson, who in turn lost it to undrafted free agent Max Hall, who lost it to John Skelton.  Yeah… it wasn’t pretty.  Early season wins over St Louis, Oakland and a massive upset over New Orleans caused some optimism, but that barely lasted through the bye week.  Two late season wins over also-stumbling Dallas and Denver did nothing to brighten their lost season.

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Reason for Hope: Seattle Seahawks

I have lived in the state of Washington my whole life, and with a few exceptions, Seattle has been ranked among the worst sports cities in the nation.  I don’t put a whole lot of stock in those lists, but the fact remains that for the most part, Seattle sports are a pretty futile endeavor.  When they’re bad, which is frequently, it’s really bad, and when they’re good, they get no respect.  But now, there is some reason for hope, particularly with the banner team: the Seahawks.

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It’s First and Fifteen…

Hello, all, and welcome to First and Fifteen, a blog about all things football!  The middle of the playoffs might seem like an odd time to get started, but hey, why not?  We’ll be here through the rest of the playoffs and the offseason with observations, analysis and opinions.  Hopefully you enjoy the ride!