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Todd Collins - NFC Offensive Player of the Month

'Nuff said.
Pretty amazing story.

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 2, 2008; 2:51 PM ET
 
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Posted by: Tyler84101 | January 2, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

In Todd We Trust!

Posted by: puttinforbird | January 2, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

1st! In TC we trust. The offense looks like Al Saunder's offense that was present in Kansas City. And isn't it crazy that you can throw the ball BEFORE the WR breaks out of his route?

Posted by: Jooshman16 | January 2, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Never would have thunk it when he was 0 for 8 opening against the Bears. Good for him, the team and us fans.

Posted by: jgperras | January 2, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Todd-tastic!

Posted by: peej9999 | January 2, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Breda Report: Ignore The Hype
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Todd Breda
Seahawks.NET Jan 1, 2008

While the mainstream media and some noisy Redskins fans are barely even giving the Seahawks a chance in this Saturday's wild card matchup, NET owner Todd Breda says not-so fast. These Seahawks are nobody's pushovers, especially at home.
Butthole-itis (But-hol-I-tis) A mental disease that infects the chemical composition in the brains of otherwise rational human beings once their NFL team begins to turn their season from poor to good. Especially rampant in east coast fan bases. Signs include talking insufferable trash in opponent team forums, a severe lack of respect for opponent team's success, strengths, talent and the distinct inability to recognize clear and unbiased thought-process and judgment. For reasons unknown, a small percentage of each fan base is able to avoid this disease altogether.

I'm not sure what turns some fans into buttholes but it's a rampant problem in America that needs to be addressed.
As a die-hard fan of the Seattle Seahawks going on 32 years, I have witnessed far more than my share of buttholes within the NFL fan community. Having created a forum community-driven fan site, that number climbs exponentially with each year.
Now let me make something perfectly clear. In no way am I suggesting the Seahawks fan base is devoid of butthole-itis. The truth is every fan base in the NFL is littered with those suffering from this prevalent disease.
At no other time during the course of the NFL season does butthole-itis present itself more efficiently and effortlessly than in the playoffs.
Currently, the infestation is manifesting through the fan base of the red-hot Washington Redskins.
A month ago, the Redskins were a lame-duck sitting at 5-7. Since then, they have won 4 straight off the lead of their 3rd string quarterback and a team that has rallied around the death of Safety Sean Taylor who was killed tragically after being shot in a home invasion.
So while there can be no humor found in that tragedy, it is likely that the success the Redskins have had since could in part be due to the kind of inspiration that can only stem from rallying around one another in time of crisis.
So before continuing, I do tip my cap to the organization for rallying together and playing inspired football through the loss of a teammate. A situation that can only end up either one of two ways; Implosion or Inspiration. The Redskins chose the latter.
Now having said that, it is time for many a Redskins faithful and media bobble head to come back down to planet earth a wee-bit.
The Seahawks are used to being underrated by fans of other teams as well as the national media. When you play football in "Southern Alaska" that tends to happen. But lack of media respect is no excuse for blatant stupidity.
Another symptom of butthole-itis by the way.
Before some of you Redskins fans go purchasing tickets to the Dallas divisional playoff game this week, you might want to consider just a few facts first.
• In the past four years no other NFC team has won more games (51) than the Seahawks.
• In the past five years only the Colts and Patriots have won more (5) consecutive division titles than the Seahawks (4).
• Qwest Field is home to more false start penalties (68) for opponents than any other stadium in the NFL since 2004.
• No other NFC team has had winning records the past five seasons other than the Seahawks.
• Since 2002, The Seahawks are 34-7 at home. Only the Patriots have a better home record in that time-span.
• Seattle's secondary led the league allowing only 15 TDs this season and second in the NFL for holding opposing quarterbacks to a passer rating of 73.0
• Seattle's defense led the NFC this season with 20 interceptions.

The point of all these peacock feathers is to help remind fans and media that while nobody is claiming the Seahawks are marching into Arizona in February to overtake the Patriots, you would be hard pressed to find a team with a more remarkable and consistent level of success in the league over the past four seasons.
A simple truth that is lost on ESPN and apparently anyone living outside the Pacific Northwest.
If you're looking at the final game, a loss against Atlanta, as any indication of what the Redskins have to look forward to on Saturday, you are in for a very big surprise. As much as the team would have preferred to finish the season with a victory, their minds and souls were already looking forward to this Saturday.
I actually think the Washington Redskins have a decent chance at beating the Seahawks this Saturday. Never underestimate the power of pulling together for a cause and right now the Redskins are playing inspired.
However, the advantage is clearly in Seattle's favor. We're at home. In front of the loudest fans in the NFL. The Seahawks may not be the greatest road team, but at home?
Quite nearly unbeatable.
So for all of you classy, intelligent Redskins fans, I say to you, may the best team win. The Redskins are playing very good football at the right time. They will give the Seahawks all they can handle I'm sure.
For all of you buttholes, well, I can't write what I would really like to say to you clowns.
Oh, just one friendly reminder:
Your fun little ride ends on Saturday.
Go Seahawks!
Todd Breda is the owner of Seahawks.NET. When he's terribly busy not writing Breda Reports, you can find him either scanning the skies for UFOs or perusing NET Nation where he's known as "Aros". Todd, like Matthew, is also bald. If you would like to contact Todd you can reach him here.

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Story URL: http://sea.scout.com/2/716128.html

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 2, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

PLAYER NOTES

--QB Todd Collins finished his 3.5 games as the starter with a terrific 106.4 rating with five touchdowns and no interceptions.
--RB Clinton Portis had his fifth 1,200-yard season in his five full seasons and set career-highs of 47 passes and 389 yards.
--TE Chris Cooley's 66 catches moved him past Rod Gardner into 11th place on Washington's all-time list with 231.
--WR Antwaan Randle El set career-highs with 51 catches and 728 yards.
--WR Santana Moss' 808 receiving yards made him the 11th Redskin to total 3,000 with Washington.
--S LaRon Landry was the first Redskin to start all 16 games on defense since CB Champ Bailey in 1999.
--DE Chris Wilson had two sacks against Dallas, equaling his total of the first 15 games.
--CB Shawn Springs had four interceptions in the final four games after having just two in the previous 2 1/2 years.
--K Shaun Suisham's 29 field goals were the most by a Redskin since Chip Lohmiller kicked 30 in 1992.
--KR Rock Cartwright's 25.8-yard average was Washington's second-best since Mike Nelms led the NFC with a 29.7-yard average in 1981.

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 2, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I pooped my pants.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | January 2, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Love anytime I see a Mike Nelms shout out.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | January 2, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I thought I'd try one Haiku as someone was bemoaning the lack of them earlier?

Seahawk hearts falter
As burgundy and gold hordes
Destroy playoff hopes

Posted by: toddcoat | January 2, 2008 02:57 PM

Interesting that Todd(!) Breda is suggesting that the Seahawks should be considered formidable because they've won lots of games at home in recent years in the absolutely woeful NFC West. What does that have to do with anything? When you play 6 games a season against those other divisional chumps you've already got a great record!!

Posted by: toddcoat | January 2, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

I love how people quote stats from years past... why are they from 5 years? So it will bump up the average to make up for a dismal year.

The only stat that may matter is the false start one... cause this Seattle team is not the seattle team of the past.

Posted by: Zebraskins | January 2, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Holy TODDledo!!

Posted by: NCICURN | January 2, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

4th,

Love the numbers crunching my man!

Posted by: chrislarry | January 2, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if the Skins played in a lousy division like the NFC West how much better our record would be? Well we would easily take 4 out 6 divisional games. That there would help us average at least 10 wins a year much like the sorry Hawks.

Their divisional titles are a product of being the least crappiest. An example of this would be University of Hawaii goes undefeated until they play a real team like Georgia, and guess what happens ...

Posted by: Papken28 | January 2, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

PLAYER NOTES

--QB Matt Hasselbeck, who injured his right wrist on Sunday, went through a full practice on Tuesday and will play on Saturday.
--RB Shaun Alexander, who banged up his ribs on Sunday, is expected to play on Saturday.
--WR D.J. Hackett, who played for the first time in three weeks last Sunday because of a high ankle sprain, will play on Saturday.
--WR Deion Branch, who missed Saturday's game with a calf strain, is expected to play on Saturday, only the second time this season that both Hackett and Branch will have played together.
--DT Rocky Bernard, who missed the past two games with a groin injury, is expected to play on Saturday.
--LB Niko Koutouvides, who missed Sunday's game with a knee injury, is questionable for Saturday's game. He is the special teams captain and the leading special teams tackler.
--DE Baraka Atkins, a rookie, was placed on injured reserve after injuring his ankle in Sunday's loss.
--WR Logan Payne was signed from the practice squad to take the roster spot of Atkins.
--DT Kelly Talavou was signed to the practice squad. He was a free agent.

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 2, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Red on Black
She's a street machine
10 inches off the ground
with a custom plate
Say's, "IEATZ28"

Red Rocker..

Wait are we still doing the red thing?

Posted by: gregmarino88 | January 2, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Relevant "peacock feathers" (really? peacock feathers?):

• Qwest Field is home to more false start penalties (68) for opponents than any other stadium in the NFL since 2004.
• Seattle's secondary led the league allowing only 15 TDs this season and second in the NFL for holding opposing quarterbacks to a passer rating of 73.0
• Seattle's defense led the NFC this season with 20 interceptions.

3 out of 7 ain't bad.

By the way...peacock feathers?!?!

Posted by: washingtonpost | January 2, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

anyone thinking about tailgating? wondering where to go to tailgate with a bunch of burgundy and gold...

also...still looking for 2 tix...on the skins side!!!

Posted by: deadskin | January 2, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

not Todd Marinovich.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 2, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

It's a bird fetish thing these Seahawks fans have. Let it go :-)

Posted by: PDiddy | January 2, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Dchan,
possible ticket taker in Seattle, check you're email

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 2, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

You have to love the NFL. People want to talk about trends, talk about 5 years of stats etc..

The nfl cannot be tracked by trends, for the most part... that is why people dont make money betting on the NFL. Like Gibbs said, who would have ever thought we would do 4 weeks and in, 3 days after a funeral... after a huge loss at home...

Anyway, the only thing that matters is who is hot now... us and Jville.

Seattle had the 31st hardest schedule? I think someone wrote that.

Either way, none of that matters. We are playing like a team, that had we played this way, the way we all new we could, we would not have lost 5 of those 6 close games, and we would be sitting at 14-2... but then again you cant even talk about early in the season for either team.

So much has changed, so much doesnt matter anymore. It is going to be about who wants it more, and over the last four weeks, no one seems to want it more that us.

Posted by: Zebraskins | January 2, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

RE: tailgating...Qwest security and the SPD are pretty aggressive about open containers and stuff. You're better off going to a bar beforehand.

I know of one that will open for us (about 10 minutes from the stadium proper)...I'd be happy to talk to them if the consensus among the Seattle-bound crew is to do it.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 2, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I tailgated 2 years ago out there in a big lot west of the stadium. Found a bunch of skins fans over there. Diddy is the local though, and would know better than I.

Posted by: puttinforbird | January 2, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Let me find a good meetup spot for the game and post it later in the week...

That way some folks can tailgate if they want, others (like me) can sleep in, and still others can do whatever people do when they're not tailgating or sleeping.

I'm getting lots of trash talking texts from Seahawks fans...this one is going to be fun :-)

Posted by: PDiddy | January 2, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Second Beep Beep of my RI career!

Beep Beep!

Posted by: PDiddy | January 2, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

• In the past four years no other NFC team has won more games (51) than the Seahawks.
• In the past five years only the Colts and Patriots have won more (5) consecutive division titles than the Seahawks (4).
• Qwest Field is home to more false start penalties (68) for opponents than any other stadium in the NFL since 2004.
• No other NFC team has had winning records the past five seasons other than the Seahawks.
• Since 2002, The Seahawks are 34-7 at home. Only the Patriots have a better home record in that time-span.
• Seattle's secondary led the league allowing only 15 TDs this season and second in the NFL for holding opposing quarterbacks to a passer rating of 73.0
• Seattle's defense led the NFC this season with 20 interceptions

Q. What do you call a football team with all these stats but cant win a super bowl?

A. THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Posted by: dave197391 | January 2, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

The Seattle Seahawks are like the poor mans Buffalo Bills.

Posted by: dave197391 | January 2, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Go Toddzilla!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | January 2, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

The Skins are playing cohesively and loose, with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Seattle will feel the pressure as the week wears on.

Posted by: i155133 | January 2, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

That is just perfect! The guy has a kid, comes off the bench and starts winning a decade after he took a seat.

This is a movie being made right in front of us!

Posted by: erthdog | January 2, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

For those of you who are into stats, note that for the last 4 games, note that avg. points scored is 26+, opponents avg. is about 13. These four games are what counts in summing up this team. Place those against the rest of the NFL (nfl.com) and see where we rank vs seattle....LOL

Posted by: forces | January 2, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

I suggest the Seahawks fans take their deep-seated insecurity (along with their team's lack of Vince Lombardi trophies) to their own message boards.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | January 2, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

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