First to fall over when the atmosphere
is less than perfect
Your sensibilities are shaken by the slightest defect
You live you life like a canary in a coalmine
You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line
Yeah, I know, bad news about Tru and Big Walt today. I admit it: I'm worried. No one should be pleased about Trufant having a disc issue in his back, or Jones having arthroscopic knee surgery. These could possibly be crippling losses for the 2009 Seahawks.
But none of that is predestined. We are not doomed to failure. To paraphrase what Chuck Knox told the team after Curt Warner shredded his knee in the 1984 opener...
Walter Jones and Marcus Trufant do not play special teams. Other players can improve their performance in that area.
Walter Jones and Marcus Trufant don't run the ball or catch the ball. Our backs and WRs can step up their games.
Walter Jones and Marcus Trufant don't rush the opposing team's quarterback. Our front seven on defense can do more than expected...
and so on.... Without one of their best players, the '84s were one of the best squads in team history.
So yes, be concerned. But do not panic, and don't give up on this team because of a bad news day in August.