Checking in from Munich

November 12th, 2022 | Written by Rob Staton

Feel free to use this as a college football open thread!

55 Responses to “Checking in from Munich”

  1. TomLPDX says:

    You lucky dog! Enjoy the game and the atmosphere and thanks for checking in with us.

  2. Rob Staton says:

    Despite a star studded front seven, Clemson is absolutely hopeless defending the run

    • Blitzy the Clown says:

      Bresee has flashed a couple of times like you know he can, but mostly he’s been a non-factor

      • Rob Staton says:


        It’s been a typical Bryan Bresee performance

        Had a couple of moments and then a whole load of nothing snaps

        He isn’t coming close to dominating but he teases with a couple of good plays every week

      • GoHawks5151 says:

        I keep coming back to his freshman year. He looked like a beast and the best player on that D. A lot going on with him the past 2 years and I may want him to be better than he is, but I just get the feeling that he will be a guy that people look back and say how did he drop to Team X.

  3. Stuart says:

    Have fun Rob! You have your lucky ball and it’s going start being the good luck charm it was always meant to be starting with a W tomorrow. 7-3 going into the break will be a feeling I had back in 2012.

    Life is better when the Seahawks are exciting, it just is. 🙂

    I never in a million years can picture saying this, but we need to bring Geno back. His stats this year will rival the best Russell years.

    Draft talk-is it possible that the RB from Texas could play a role for us like Debo Samuel does for the 49ers? Could he be on the field that same time Walker III is?

    Along this theme, imagine taking 2 explosive playmakers with our 2 1st round picks.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Draft talk-is it possible that the RB from Texas could play a role for us like Debo Samuel does for the 49ers? Could he be on the field that same time Walker III is?

      Possibly. I really like Robinson and NFL teams will too. The only concern is you end up diluting both players by not letting them have a chunk of workload. After all, it took Walker a while to get going last week.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      Thinking outside the box, it’s possible to play Bijan Robinson as the third wide receiver. Get him downfield for short passes while you have Walker in the backfield as a dual threat.

      I’m warming up to Charbonnet, RB for UCLA in the middle rounds.

  4. Matt says:

    This is turning into just a miserable looking draft. I’m not sure any QB is gonna be going top 8.

    Shoot…might just have to go Bijan Robinson if the Denver pick is high just to insure you get a “good player.” I’m really not joking about that. I can’t remember being so unenthused about a class, as I am with this one.

    • Jordan says:

      Hawks are going to have to go diamond mining again like they did with the ’22 draft.

      I’d definitely punt on this QB class though.

      • Rob Staton says:

        I’d definitely punt on this QB class though.

        I wouldn’t be too hasty there

        I’ve watched all of these players and there’s lots to like. Very few players are perfect in college and the QB’s who are often play for super power teams with easy schemes

    • Rob Staton says:

      I still think 3-4 quarterbacks will go in the top eight

      I would urge people not to overreact to wins/losses or bad games. If you go back through history — Mahomes, Allen, Herbert had plenty of those. Joe Burrow is pretty unique.

  5. cha says:

    I really don’t understand why the Seahawks couldn’t get Donkor active for this game.

    Apparently the NFL said he had to be on the practice squad three weeks ago to qualify.

    First off – how did the Seahawks not know this? The Seahawks knew they were coming to Germany long before the schedule came out.

    And second – seriously NFL? You couldn’t just waive Donkor into the game?

    You missed a big opportunity to have German fans see a player from their country put the uniform on and play football at the top level.

  6. Rob Staton says:

    Anthony Richardson for the season:

    20 total TD’s

    7 interceptions

    Not had a turnover for a month

    Perceptions should be changing

    • Trevor says:

      I like Levis a lot but truly believe Anthony Richardson will end up being the star QB of this draft class and after draft season will end up going #1 overall.

      • Ben P says:

        I hope you’re wrong so that we can get him with our native pick, but I don’t think you are.

      • Rob Staton says:

        I think there’s every chance Richardson goes #1

        • Ben P says:

          Any chance teams are scared off by the lack of passing stats specifically? Even Josh Allen still had a year of 28 tds and 3000 passing yards before he left for the draft. Are Richardson’s tools enough to make teams look past that?

          • Rob Staton says:

            I think any team looking at stats rather than projecting talent is destined to fail

            • Ben P says:

              I tend to agree, but I’m also fishing for hope that the Seahawks can get him this year. Teams drafting at the top of the draft don’t tend to be well run, after all. There’s a reason the Jags have been at #1 two years in a row.

              I was looking at some historical context for first round QBs, and Richardson’s peers in terms of stats is basically…just Jake Locker? I know they’re fundamentally different types of players, but that comp isn’t exactly flattering for Richardson. Again, I know that traits and projection is the more important part of evaluation, and that Richardson is a better prospect than Locker (as much as I loved him at UW), but the NFL, for all the innovation you see from individuals, has always struck me as pretty cautious.

              • Rob Staton says:

                How is he a comp to Jake Locker though?

                Because I don’t see anything in Richardson that says Locker other than Locker was a good athlete. And Richardson is a different level of athlete to Locker even.

                • Ben P says:

                  I’m just talking statistics of quarterbacks taken in the first round. Nothing else.

                  To be clear, I know that this isn’t a good method of evaluation, and I’m saying as much. I’m hoping/wondering if the teams at the top of the draft might be scared off by Richardson’s lack of production in college. I guarantee that it’ll be his biggest red flag in the draft process (again, I think very highly of Richardson).

                  • Rob Staton says:

                    There’s not really a lack of production though. With games still to be played, he has 20 total touchdowns. On a rebuilding team, playing in the SEC, as a first time starter. If he plays the Bowl game, he has a chance to end with 30 total TD’s.

        • Elmer says:

          My thought too. I just hope that doesn’t put him on a crap team with a crap OL and crap at QB, so he doesn’t get thrown to the wolves and ruined.

        • DJ 1/2 way says:

          Sure looked like it today. Does his perfomance this year get extra credit since it is the SEC?

  7. Rob Staton says:

    I’ve just rushed through the second half of Alabama @ Ole Miss

    Byron Young

    I’ve been saying for weeks — massively underrated

    He makes plays every week

    Get him in Seattle as a 3-4 DE

  8. Bankhawk says:

    Hope the experience in Munich turns out all that you’d wish it to be, Rob!
    Did anybody catch the show LSU LB Harold Perkins put on against Arkansas? He he’d not been on my radar previously-but he sure came off a disrupt or in the Hog’s backfield here.
    And, the commentators kept saying “and he doesn’t even really know what he’s doing yet!” If there’s anything to that, he’s the next Tarique Woolen!!

  9. Denver Hawker says:

    My word, Penix just stares at his first read every pass. Throws a nice ball with good release which makes him such a tease.

  10. TomLPDX says:

    WA vs. OR is quite a game. Enjoying it.

  11. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Ha! Huskies ruin the Ducks’ season!

    • TomLPDX says:

      Not sure what that last pass from Nix was (wounded duck?!) but it sure was an anticlimactic end to a crazy game.

    • Jabroni-DC says:

      Thank you! Big win for Dawgs in the Div-2 PAC 12

    • Hawkdawg says:

      That game featured many notable moments, but two that stick out to me were:

      1) a monumental flop by a Duck receiver at the end of the game, without which the game would have been over before the last bit of drama; and

      2) a monumental throw by Penix for the Huskies’ last TD. Gorgeous, NFL level throw.

  12. Thomas says:

    I say this as a Huskies fan, but what’s the round grade on Bo Nix again? I wouldn’t take him in the 1st but if he was there in the 5th, that would be very tempting.

    But hey, I don’t have an eye for how quarterbacks make reads. It seems pretty clear Oregon would have won though if Nix had come back in.

  13. Rob Staton says:

    Heard in the commentary of Washington vs Oregon: “For the second time all year, Nix is sacked.” In their ninth game.

    Will Levis is sacked five or six times a game.

    • Blitzy the Clown says:

      It’s a little off putting when he has such a bad game vs a lesser opponent like Vandy.

      But the rest of the team is so bloody awful – with the exception of Rodriguez the OL and defense are just dreadful.

      Smart evaluators won’t be fooled.

    • Ashish says:

      Had a terrible interception at goal line. The decision making is key for QB 1st and goal at 1 or 2 yards if its not there why to force a play? Have 2 more tries.

  14. Blitzy the Clown says:

    I take it as a good omen that my official SDB shirt that I ordered a couple of weeks ago and totallly forgot about arrived today, just in time for me to wear later this morning