Live stream: Seahawks vs Titans preview

September 16th, 2021 | Written by Rob Staton

Rob & Robbie conducted a live stream earlier today looking ahead to the Titans game in week two. I also shared some early thoughts on the 2022 draft class…

You can watch the recording below:

87 Responses to “Live stream: Seahawks vs Titans preview”

  1. Justaguy says:

    Looking forward to your predictions

  2. pdway says:

    didn’t we think that if the Hawks were going to sign Geno Atkins (or another available vet) that now would be the likely timing?

    Do we think it’s just not likely to happen?

    • cha says:

      Has Atkins taken any other visits than Seattle? I haven’t heard of any.

      It may be over money or structure at this point.

      I would think the Seahawks would do something similar with Atkins as they did with Snacks. Start him out on the PS, get him in game shape and up on all the concepts and then elevate him when he’s ready.

      • Lewis says:

        Yeah, it’s not like anyone else has rushed to sign him. OTOH, they don’t usually negotiate contracts after the season starts, so what are they planning with the cap space they have?

      • Ukhawk says:

        Visited Vikings, others clearing space

  3. cha says:

    The Titans’ OC just had a press conference and said ‘they couldn’t have had a worse start to the game’ and said several times they ‘had to wake up’ and get going sooner. Said the offense put the defense in a hole right out of the gate.

    The Titans were chasing the Cards for the rest of the game.

    (again, so refreshing to hear direct questions and thoughtful, honest answers in a press conf – he was asked about why AJ Brown didn’t get targeted until almost the end of the 2nd quarter and gave a fantastic answer)

    This game may be the rare time when the Seahawks should take the ball if they win the coin toss. The Titan defense stinks and putting that same early pressure on the offense may yield similar results.

  4. cha says:

    Another key Niner injury

    Ian Rapoport
    #49ers LB Dre Greenlaw will see
    today and plans to have surgery either today or tomorrow, source said. He’s out 6-8 weeks after the core muscle procedure.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Ouch. Big loss for them.

    • Big Mike says:

      That’s their 3rd major injury already.

    • Mick says:

      Rivalry or not I’m starting to feel sorry for them. It’s one thing to beat them with their full squad and another to play against a decimated roster.

      • cha says:

        Young talent not filling the gaps either.

        Kinlaw still not over his knee injury from last year and Aiyuk only played 26 snaps and didn’t register a single stat Sunday.

      • J.P. says:

        It was bad luck at first, at this point, it’s just something they’ve chosen to live with.

        Look at the top of their roster, it’s full of guys with extensive history in dealing with injuries. That includes Jimmy G and Bosa to name a couple. Seahawks do get their share of injuries but the worst of it is usually losing all their RBs or some such. Wagner, Wilson, Brown are probably the key pieces they can’t afford to lose, but they’ve been durable throughout their careers.

        And yeah, their drafts look kinda gross considering how much time they spend sucking and drafting high. Kittle and Warner? Excellent picks. Everyone else? Meh.

  5. Paul Cook says:

    I just put a little dinner party together for our home game against the Rams in 3 weeks on Thursday night football. The Rams are really looking like our chief NFC West rival, at least on paper now. Hopefully we can build some momentum heading into that grudge match.

  6. CD says:

    Love the blog. Nice to see people not backpedal from their opinions. Keep it cheeky.

  7. Paul Cook says:

    I gotta say it. The 17 game schedule annoys me. Before you even get into the injury element with the extra game and the Thursday night games, the odd number of games just effs with my mind symmetry. Did they flip a coin to decide which teams got the extra home game advantage?

    I know it’s all about money, but the NFL is really starting to mess with the health of their players. And you just know the 18th regular season game is coming. If and when that happens, contending teams are going to start having to strategize down weeks for players to keep them fresh. It’s already starting to happen in more clandestine ways.

    • jeff says:

      I’m not defending the 17 game schedule, but they had a great solution to the extra home game. The AFC teams got it this year. I assume the NFC teams will next year. Thus, no advantage for playoff spots.

      • Paul Cook says:

        Well then I guess you could say that the advantage for playoff spots flips back and forth each year. But you know it’s going to 18 games soon enough, probably reducing another pre-season game, perhaps adding a 2nd bye week. Hey, let’s extend the NFL another month. Sounds good to me.

  8. G.T. says:

    Great chat. Thanks, Rob!

    • Justaguy says:

      This will be underwriting this entire season and by the end of this year after multiple key players hit the IR we are left with another off-season of will he stay or will he go

  9. Trevor says:

    My goodness Terry Mclaurin is good. I can’t remember a guy more universally loved on this blog from the time Rob hi-lighted him. Can’t believe he lasted as long as he did in the draft.

    • Mick says:

      But we got DK that year, so I don’t think we’re in a position to complain. I was also happy to see McKissic do well for WFT, though I wouldn’t want him back.

  10. Justaguy says:

    I smashed the thumbs up. Rob and Robbie are where it’s at.
    I have adjusted my prediction for this game. The health of the starters will be the predicating factor to this season. Lose a few starters and this season and then the scene changes. Going against Tennessee with full strength should be another cake walk.

    • Zane says:

      That’s what I’ve been thinking about this season–there will be extremely high variance depending on our health. As we saw Week 1, we’re a dangerous team with all our stars on the field, but a few serious injuries and I feel that we could be exposed immediately.

  11. Rob Staton says:

    There are so many sad little weasels among this fan base.

    You wouldn’t believe some of the comments on here that I moderate.

    Not one of them would ever say any of their keyboard warrior stuff to my face, of course. They’d curl up in a little ball and start crying.

    • Henry Taylor says:

      Sorry to hear that Rob. I’m not even sure what there is to be weaselly about atm.

    • Blizty the Clown says:

      I was up late last night when I checked in here and saw the comment I think you’re referring to, and I couldn’t believe it when I read it. What an a$$hole.

  12. swedenhawk says:

    The Titan defense may be poor, but the weather forecast has me concerned… I found this tweet from a couple years back about Russell’s performance in the rain. Can Waldron’s offense mitigate some of these issues?

    You think Russell Wilson is not his best in the rain at home? You’re right. Based on NFL Weather data, I compiled Wilson’s stats during home games when it has rained:

    112/218 (56%)
    1,691 yards
    7.8 YPA
    13 TD / 8 INT
    85.6 Passer Rating

  13. Sea Mode says:


    Adam Schefter


    🏈The loss sends the Giants to 0-2 for the 5th straight season. No team has started 0-2 in five straight seasons since the Rams from 2007-11.

  14. Sea Mode says:

    Cha, stash this one for your preview next week… 😁×900

  15. STTBM says:

    While I agree with you Rob that the local media questions to Carrol are revolting, has it never occurred to you that the companies they work for are likely to have received intense pressure from Allen-owned corporations to moderate their questions? Seems to me that it’s at least a possibility….

    Of course, that doesn’t let the “journalists” or their employers off the hook. But it’s important to me at least to look at every angle, and assign blame as fairly as possible. To me at least, some blame is likely due to their employers, Seahawks Management, Ownership, and yes, Carrol too, as he has apparently reached God Status and gets pissy every single time he’s asked anything other than a soft-ball question.

  16. Big Mike says:

    Soooooo, the NFL is at it again. The league has given the stealers so many scheduling breaks over the years and this year is no exception. They play the Raiders AT HOME this week after the Raiders played Monday Night. So Las Vegas basically has 5 1/2 days off AND travels 5 hours to play the game on the road at 10 AM Pacific time while the stealers sit at home for a full week and wait for a tired team to show up. If you’ve been paying attention over the years, and I have, you know these types of things have gone on regularly. The NFL did the same thing to the 49ers about 6 or 7 years ago, they played the late Monday night game week 1 of the season when there were 2 games on opening weekend Monday and their game got over at about 10:30 Pacific time. They had to turn around and travel to Pittsburgh for a 10 AM Pacific game the following Sunday morning. The results were rather predictable, the 9ers got beaten easily.

    If you like to wager on the NFL, the stealers -6 are in my opinion a total lock to make you money. Not only does LV have to travel on a short week and play early body time, but they’re coming off a very emotional overtime win Monday night. They will be flat.

  17. Zane says:

    Great article- an overview of the challenges Waldron will face this year.

    • Brett says:

      Wow i posted the same thing probably a few minutes after you with slightly different wording. Rob probably scrapped mine for spam during moderating but i like the way you think ha!

  18. Robbie says:

    Hey everyone, my buyers bailed on the game this weekend so I have 4 tickets for sale, section 340 row W and V seats 6 and 7 in both rows. If interested let me know. I’d be willing to sale in pairs if needed.

  19. Koko says:

    3rd down defense is going to be the x factor to me. I think if we can force 3rd and 7+, we could split the %. 3rd down stop rate will depend heavily on how we do on 1st and 2nd. If we’re constantly in 3rd and shorts, I think it’s a long day for the defense, and we will quickly find that we have to be near perfect on offense (which I dont think is out the the realm of possibilities).

    Key player like you said: Russell Wilson.

  20. Sea Mode says:

    Very nice.

    Film Room: Darrell Taylor Dominated in NFL Debut versus the Colts

    • Ukhawk says:

      Very pleased given he was written off by nearly everyone

    • Jordan says:

      Brooks -Taylor -Lewis. The execution of a plan.

      Give up something to jump up for Taylor, gain something dropping down for Lewis. Take Alton too.

      Play it careful and patient taking care of Taylor last season while understanding that it is a long -term investment.

  21. Paul Cook says:

    IMHO, I think the Hawks need to sign two of the best remaining vet OLmen ASAP before they are gone. Schwartz, Osemele, DeCastro, etc… We need to have a fail safe for if/when injury strikes our OL. I know there are injury concerns with some of these players, but at some point as the season progresses in all likelihood we’re going to need someone to step in and save our butts.

    Our OL bench sucks. I don’t trust anyone to step in and do the job if one of our starters goes down, which would suck if we are truly competing for a division title and the role of a contender this year.

    Besides one of our stars going down like DK, Tyler, Adams, or god forbid RW, I’m most paranoid about our OL this year in terms of derailing the season for us. I’m reminded of KC losing the SB. I thought they were close to a lock to win the SB until their OL got hurt and shredded.

    We could fall from an above average OL when healthy and playing well to bottom quarter OL so fast. Let’s bring in a few of the best remaining vets that we can and rotate them some, give some older vets weeks off, and the like, play the long game.

    I wish I could get over these OL nightmares.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      The minute they moved Lewis out of his normal position and over to the opposite side of the line, and then refused to draft or buy a decent center, they screwed themselves. But I’m trying hard to be optimistic.

      • Hawkdawg says:

        I’ve got worries about the OL too. But Lewis is not one of those worries. He’s going to be a good NFL guard, either side, for years to come.

  22. Definitely most intrigued by Darrell Taylor and Alton Robinson. Hope they can keep up the good work.

  23. KD says:

    HOT TAKE: The first two weeks of CFB have been boring, but week 1 of the NFL was great. For the first time in a long time, I am actually more interested in the NFL vs CFB. So far (I know we are only 2 weeks in…. I know) CFB is boring. Iv’e been more entertained by the NFL since there have been some great games so far.

    I used to be more of a college fan than a pro fan, but this this the first year that flipped for me. The NFL is much more interesting. This CFB year feels like it’s going through the motions (IT’S ONLY WEEK 3!). I know. No one is standing out as a Heisman candidate.

    For me, a Heisman candidate has to be a dominant player. The key word is DOMINATE. I can’t identify a single college player who is so dominant that he elevates his team to a new level.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think there have been some exciting endings in CFB but there’s a distinct lack of quality QB’s and top teams. It feels like Alabama and everyone else. That dilutes the excitement somewhat.

      • KD says:

        Another word for “Heisman Candidate” would be Paragon, but it just feels like that trophy will go to to the SEC player with the best stats.

    • Paul Cook says:

      I think there’s been some really good games so far, fights to the end. OSU and Oregon big upset, UCLA beating LSU, Georgia and Clemson nip and tuck in a defensive slug fest, the Wisconsin game, Texas A&M taken to the wire…I could go on.

      Alabama and Georgia seem like the tippy-top of teams this year, with Oklahoma, Clemson, and a few other teams just off the pace.

  24. Ryan says:

    Would love to hear what to community thinks is needed for this roster to become a serious Super Bowl contender? Are we already there? Is it just a corner, or a center, or something else to put this team over the top and seriously push. Would love to hear ideas on trades or FA’s, thinking only about the short term and not long term ramifications.

  25. Sea Mode says:

    Finally, something awesome from our media team!

  26. EP says:

    Kenneth Walker at Michigan State is some player. Good spot Rob. He bounces all over the field.

  27. UkAlex6674 says:

    Rob did you cover the Sheff Wed game today? I’m a Shrewsbury fan. Wondered if we played as well as everyone is saying or we are just glad we came away with a point?

  28. cha says:

    Eskridge downgraded to out tomorrow

    Nkemdiche a practice squad activation for game day.

    They must feel OK about Shepley behind Fuller.

    Another scratch for Collier?

    • pdway says:

      I know its a long shot….but still curious to see Nkemdiche out there in a Hawks uniform

    • Blizty the Clown says:

      I wonder if they called up RoNk because of Mone’s elbow. We know they aren’t afraid to rotate the DL deeply, so we’ll probably get to see him on the field finally. Not expecting much, but he has the tools to keep me interested.

      Collier is a total nonentity at this point.

  29. Paul Cook says:

    Rob was right about this being an off year for QB prospects in CFB. We’ve been kind of spoiled the last 5-6 years or so in that way. There were a bunch of college QB’s you could at least imagine as being the answer for an NFL team’s QB problems, and a bunch of them playing for the top teams, Alabama (Jones, Tua), Clemson (Watson, Lawrence), Oklahoma (Mayfield, Murray), OSU (Fields), Oregon (Herbert), LSU (Burrow), USC (Darnold), and a smattering of others from somewhat lesser programs (Wilson, Lance, Jones, Allen, Mahomes, etc…)

    Nobody’s jumping out in that way so far from what I can see or read about. The NC QB I haven’t been wowed by. Rattler hasn’t really shined or taken a leap forward this year. I can’t think of anyone else off the top of my head.

    This may be a draft year where teams just don’t elevate QB’s up the draft board as they have in recent years.

    It’s still early. Maybe a few will start to rise.

    • Frank says:

      The modern nfl rules have made playing QB easier than ever, as well as coaching the position in high school and college has seen such development that capable QB seem to be coming into the league in droves. It might be a down year, but I feel competent QB are so easy to come bye if you don’t have one, it’s probably not the QB you can’t find but the complimentary pieces to make it work as in offensive coordinator, targets, protection. This last RW game was different, I’ve never thought of him as a top five QB in the league but damn he looked great at everything that’s always driven me nuts about him. Cautiously optimistic RW is finally getting coached correctly, and he might be the guy I thought he was going to be 8 years ago and pining for that rookie contract is a good one to pump the breaks on for now. Another late season/playoff collapse can change that pretty fast, but this is the most optimistic I’ve ever felt about RWs play.

      • Paul Cook says:

        I agree with much of what you said. I don’t think, however, that finding a competent QB is quite as easy as you make it sound, if by competent you mean a franchise QB, a QB a team feels is consistently good enough to get the team where it’s capable of going with the talent they have at any given point in time. I’m not sure how many QB’s fall into that category?

        RW mostly frustrated me these past few years. The style of ball he played had been quite effective almost his entire career. There are few QB’s who have ever won as many games as he has at this point in their careers. His career efficiency stats are on par with just about anyone, and there are few QB’s who come close to him in his ability to pull out come from behind victories.

        The problem with RW is that he can’t successfully scramble and extend plays the way he used to. His game has needed to evolve, and he’s been in need of a new system that takes into account his diminished capacity as an athlete, yet still can exploit his considerable skills as a passer and leader.

        I hope we see that this year. He needs a system that gets the ball out faster, an offense that is more creative and diverse from the get-go, rather than from an improvisational standpoint.

        Anyway…good stuff.

  30. Blitzy the Clown says:

    These Gators! Giving Bama a run for their money.

    Love to see it. Some very interesting players in this game on both sides of the ball for both teams.