Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I wanted to show you how I approach covering a football game. I normally look for elements of fan and player emotion, offensive and defensive plays that might tell a complete story from start to finish of the game and on Sunday this was no exception. The Seahawks, 7-9 in the regular season, shocked the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans 41-36 with the arm of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck’s four touchdown passes, a defense that produced critical plays when the time counted and running back Marshawn Lynch’s electrifying 67-yard touchdown in the final minutes that sealed the victory. Thrown in those factors mixed with the constant roar of 66,336 spectators at Qwest Field a photographer would have been blind not to come away with decent game pictures.
#1 -- Marshawn "The Beast" breaking tackles (at least eight) on his way to a 67-yard touchdown that sealed the 41-36 BFC Wild Card game against the Super Bowl Champions New Orleans Saint.
#2 & 3 -- Brandon Stokley's TD catch and run and celebration.
#4 -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees passing up pressure from the pass rush of Seahawks Chris Clemons.
#5 -- Seahawks defense bring down Saints running back Julius Jones.
#6 -- Saints head coach Sean Payton calling time out.
#7 -- Seahawks wide receiver Cameron Morrah breaking away from Saints defensive back Roman Harper.
#8 -- Seahawks' Tyler Polumbus pass blocking on Saints defensive end Alex Brown.
#9 -- Seahawks Hasselbeck completing a pass to running back Justin Forsett. Hasselbeck completed 22 of 35 passes for 272 yards, four Td’s and one interception.
#10 --Seahawks Raheem Brock and Lofa Tatupu celebrate a sack on Brees.
#11 -- Seahawks fans make noise at Qwest Field, forcing a false start against the Saints.
Fans at Qwest field have made opposing team commit 106 false starts.
#12 -- One fan came painted as the Hulk.
#13 -- Seahawk fans scream as loud as they can to cause a false start on the Saints’ offensive unit.
#14 -- As time runs out, defensive tackle Colin Cole raises his arms in victory.
#15 -- Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll shake hands with fans before heading into the locker room to celebrate with his team.
#16 -- Defensive tackle Craig Terrill picks up and twirls his wife while celebrating the Seahawks 41-36 win over the Saints.
Anyways, each game is different and you have the chance of taking different story-telling pictures. Had the Saints been ahead and were sure to win, I would moved over on their side of the field to focus and capture more images of offensive action, their players and fans reactions as well as sideline jubilation.
Posted by Jim Bryant at 8:37 AM