Raible can’t get away from Monday night miracle call

Sep 26, 2012, 1:25 PM | Updated: 2:34 pm
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Steve Raible says he can’t get away from his call of the Seahawks Monday night miracle touchdown. (AP image)

Steve Raible doesn’t often get a chance to go back and listen to his play-by-play of Seahawks games, but there’s been no avoiding his call of the infamous touchdown to end the Monday night miracle against Green Bay.

“I’ve heard that last call about a thousand times just in the last few days but not because I’ve gone back and looked for it, it’s just been out there. My wife said she heard it on NPR yesterday, for crying out loud,” Raible said in an appearance on the Seahawks Huddle with Bob and Groz.

Raible says he began thinking about the possibility of a comeback as the Seahawks pinned Green Bay deep in their own end, forcing Cedric Benson to fumble and nearly turn the ball over.

“You start thinking, you know, anything can happen here. And so you start preparing in your mind, okay what are the Seahawks going to do?”

What they did is now history. And Raible has plenty of props for both Russell Wilson and Golden Tate.

“This kid, Russell Wilson, first and foremost always gives his receivers a chance to make a play,” Raible says. “I gotta credit Golden Tate because he just kept fighting in there. Whatever you think about that call, if he doesn’t keep fighting for that ball it’s over.”

While the call has gotten most of the attention, Raible says what’s been lost is how well the Seahawks have played, even if the offense has remained fairly conservative.

“Right now they’re running the ball as well as anybody. And that’s what they envisioned. When you go with a rookie quarterback the first thing you have to do is give him the kind of offense that you can succeed early on while he is learning on the job. And that’s exactly what Russell Wilson is doing,” Raible says.

Raible predicts head coach Pete Carroll and his staff will continue expanding the offense throughout the season as Wilson grows. And he says the defense deserves all the accolades it got for shutting down the Packers high powered offense, especially the secondary.

“Jordy Nelson is as big a weapon as Rodgers has and he was almost a non-factor. They tried to get him the ball but the Seahawks just smothered him,” Raible says. “You want to talk eight sacks? How about the coverage sacks? How about all the chances Rodgers had looking downfield and still couldn’t find anybody and had to try and scramble out of trouble because the coverage was so good.”

And Raible predicts on both sides of the ball the Seahawks will continue to get stronger as the season progresses.Steve Raible doesn’t often get a chance to go back and listen to his play-by-play of Seahawks games, but there’s been no avoiding his call of the infamous touchdown to end the Monday night miracle against Green Bay.

“I’ve heard that last call about a thousand times just in the last few days but not because I’ve gone back and looked for it, it’s just been out there. My wife said she heard it on NPR yesterday for crying out loud,” Raible said in an appearance on the Seahawks Huddle with Bob and Groz.

Raible says he began thinking about the possibility of a comeback as the Seahawks pinned Green Bay deep in their own end, forcing Cedric Benson to fumble and nearly turn the ball over.

“You start thinking, you know, anything can happen here. And so you start preparing in your mind, okay what are the Seahawks going to do?”

What they did is now history. And Raible has plenty of props for both Russell Wilson and Golden Tate.

“This kid, Russell Wilson, first and foremost always gives his receivers a chance to make a play,” Raible says. “I gotta credit Golden Tate because he just kept fighting in there. Whatever you think about that call, if he doesn’t keep fighting for that ball it’s over.”

While the call has gotten most of the attention, Raible says what’s been lost is how well the Seahawks have played, even if the offense has remained fairly conservative.

“Right now they’re running the ball as well as anybody. And that’s what they envisioned. When you go with a rookie quarterback the first thing you have to do is give him the kind of offense that you can succeed early on while he is learning on the job. And that’s exactly what Russell Wilson is doing,” Raible says.

Raible predicts head coach Pete Carroll and his staff will continue expanding the offense throughout the season as Wilson continues to grow. And he says the defense deserves all the accolades it got for shutting down the Packers high powered offense, especially the secondary.

“Jordy Nelson is as big a weapon as Rodgers has and he was almost a non-factor. They tried to get him the ball but the Seahawks just smothered him,” Raible says. “You want to talk eight sacks? How about the coverage sacks? How about all the chances Rodgers had looking downfield and still couldn’t find anybody and had to try and scramble out of trouble because the coverage was so good.”

And Raible predicts on both sides of the ball the Seahawks will continue to get stronger as the season progresses.

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