Seahawks Fall to Cardinals 34 - 21

This is not how it was supposed to go. Head coach Mike Holmgren was supposed to ride off in the sunset with his Harley after another division championship and possibly more. Instead, the team and fans say goodbye to a man who turned this franchise around into a winner, by limping off the field 4-12.

The Seahawks had their chances in the final game of the Mike Holmgren Era but the NFC West Champion Cardinals pulled away virtually singlehandedly on the God-given gifts of one Larry Fitzgerald.

Nobody can argue that most of the Seahawk players gave their all for Holmgren despite a injury-riddled train wreck of a season. The team's emphasis on high character was apparent through the effort that was there for much of the season and the first half of the game against the Cardinals was no different.

Deion Branch had another impressive outing gaining 90 yards on 6 catches with 2 TDs. QB Seneca Wallace won't garner pro-bowl nods with his passer rating in this game but his ability to avoid pass rushers and make plays goes a very long way in other team's taking notice that this is a young man who can be a starting quarterback in this league.

Bobby Engram had 50 yards receiving on 6 catches in what could perhaps have been his final game as a Seahawk. Fans certainly hope that isn't the case. If anyone deserves a contract extension it is Engram.

The Seahawks finish the season a mind-blowing 4-12 which gives them the 4th overall pick in the 2009 draft in April. New head coach Jim Mora has his work cut out for him to get the Seahawks back to their familiar role as perennial division champions. Time will tell how successfull the Jim Mora Era proves for this franchise but one thing that is already clear is how much Mike Holmgren will be missed.

 

 


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