We start by putting our Bud Light spotlight on "Accountability."
Two weeks ago, I said Husky defensive coordinator Nick Holt should be fired.
Over the past two weeks, the Dawgs’ red zone defense has been exceptional – especially yesterday in a 31-14 win at Utah.
To use a Holt kind of word, the husky “D” was finally “awesome.”
As you know, I`m never reactionary, and my evaluation of Holt wasn`t based on just two games - rather, more than two seasons. So yes, I might be wrong. But I`m not going to jump to conclusions two weeks later. I still want to see them against top-25 offenses.
But based on what we saw yesterday, it`s hard not to get excited about the Huskies potential. And given the young offensive talent, they just might be a defense away from Rose Bowl quality.
To make such a statement – and to have so much excitement surrounding a program - less than three years removed from an 0-and-12 team speaks volumes about the leadership on Montlake.
That being said, I'll be the first to admit when i’m officially wrong. First, I said the Huskies would lose this weekend.
Next, last month, I said that the Washington State Cougars would have the best record after five games, compared to the Huskies and Seahawks. Thanks to an amazing comeback, Washington State somehow kept those dreams alive – and helped my Friday morning prediction to be one of my best ever.
Then again, if the Cougs lose at UCLA next week, I will live up to my promise by wearing a straight jacket – a symbolic gesture to show that I was officially nuts, even though I was pretty close, either way. Stay tuned.
Finally, I’ll agree with our Hugh Millen in that the jury is still out on Tarvaris Jackson.
Like my feelings about Nick Holt, one or two games does not make a player or coach. But I’m hoping the 12th Man can have more patience than what they displayed in the first half at CenturyLink Field earlier today. The boos came earlier and more frequent than last week – even after T-Jack won the game against the Cardinals.
T-Jack has consistently taken heat from Seahawks fans – and even myself – for not running a more efficient offensive attack. But patience might still be the key – he deserves it after throwing for 300 yards today.
After all, if he ultimately succeeds, it’s great for the Seahawks. And if he doesn’t, hopefully it’ll be bad enough for us to draft a quarterback of the future – like Andrew Luck.
Or...what the heck, even Keith Price.