Pre-Munich live stream with Jeff Simmons

November 10th, 2022 | Written by Rob Staton

100 Responses to “Pre-Munich live stream with Jeff Simmons”

  1. Henry Taylor says:

    Thoughts on the England team Rob?

  2. JohnO says:

    Any invites from Seattle media?

  3. JohnO says:

    Yeah, I really enjoyed your segments. Also. seems like you (Rob) would be a natural to interview while the team is in Europe.

  4. AlaskaHawk says:

    And that kid – the kid that Rob stole the football from – grew up to become Patrick Mahomes, whose life long goal has been to beat the Seahawks.

  5. Blitzy the Clown says:

    I really enjoyed the live stream today. Jeff Simmons is a quality guest.

    Looking forward to following your trip to Munich on twitter so please share the photos!

    Ditto anyone else going. Just drop your twitter name so I can live vicariously.

    I agree that regardless of the official home team, the crowd will massively favor Seattle.

  6. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Lively chat today, Rob. Thanks for the content.

    I’ve not seen it widely discussed here but isn’t it likely the offense’s sudden and surprising rise to the top tier of the league means that Waldron will become a sought after interview for HC openings this coming offseason? If so, that’d likely affect the dynamic as far as a QB decision is concerned, no? It’s likely the team tries to retain Geno regardless but as his coming out has happened under Waldron’s time with the Hawks, if Waldron gets offers and leaves town, should Seattle be prepared that Geno may want to follow him out?

    And worse, with a lower draft pick in the top half of Round 1, if the Hawks can’t snag one of their desired QBs to groom, we could be left with a barren QB cupboard and a mystery at OC.

    We don’t know what kind of backdoor agreement the team has with Hurtt/Desai as to whom could be the heir apparent when Carroll is ready to leave but the team would be wise to lock Waldron in with such a handshake if no other considerations have been made with the defensive staff, no? Thoughts?

    Thanks for your dedicated work, as always.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I don’t think we need to worry after nine games of success.

      And I’m not convinced Waldron is destined for this anyway. I haven’t seen a single interview where I’ve thought ‘there’s a future Head Coach’. If he keeps producing it might happen one day but I don’t see anyone doing it after one year.

      Plus Sean Payton & Frank Reich are available. The Eagles and Bills’ staff will be sought after. So I’m not worried about this and I don’t think they’ll feel the need to promise anyone anything.

    • Peter says:

      I see this all the time about the heir to the team…

      How would this work?

      Pete ideally keeps rolling with this new energy and hopefully gets results. They, the staff, can have any conversation they want about next HC. It’s going to be the new owners call where the team sale date (maybe,) oddly lines up perfectly with Carrol’s contract.

  7. KD says:

    Interesting discussion. Really enjoyed it. You mentioned Myles Murphy during the discussion and how he can’t defend the run to save his life, but that reminded me of something that PCJS have said consistently over the years which is that they don’t look at what a player can’t do, they look at what he CAN do, and put that player’s special ability into the best possible situation to succeed. So just as a purely hypothetical example, suppose they look at a player like Murphy or Will McDonald and say “Sure, he can’t defend the run, but that’s not what we want him to do because he’s going to be going after the QB on 3rd and passing downs, and he’s the highest rated player on our board at doing that.”

    So it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they rated a lot of guys much higher than the rest of the league, or you and I for that matter, due to having a single unique talent.

    • Rob Staton says:

      To be fair I’m pretty sure Pete would focus on what a player can’t do if he’s being steamrolled in the run 😂

    • Peter says:

      Rating guys higher than the rest of the league because the team sees something special that no one else does = 2017-2020/21 drafts.

      Rating guys as they are = best draft since 2011/12

      Also. For a decade if you can’t stop the run you don’t have a a lot business being on a Pete carrol team.

  8. HOUSE says:

    Jerry Tillery waived by Chargers… I wonder if Nwosu has any insight on him…

  9. vanhawksfan says:

    Sounds like this young prospect reads your blog Rob, or at least follows the teams…

  10. Rob Staton says:

    I can’t believe we lost to Atlanta

    • Mick says:

      We got our act together in the D and we shouldn’t be losing with similar opponents (Las Vegas and Panthers).

    • Roy Batty says:

      To be fair, Mariota played exceptionally crappy against Carolina, yet managed the game vs. the Hawks. The Hawks, unfortunately, played him on one of his better days. (Which isn’t saying much.) Our run defense forgot to show up, as well.

      There should have been 4 easy picks against him last night. He got lucky they dropped a few, otherwise, the score wouldn’t have been nearly that close.

      If the Hawks played the Falcons this week, it would be over by halftime.

      • Rob Staton says:

        I agree

        But now that the team is 6-3… we’re getting to the point where little missed opportunities like that become a bit more frustrating on reflection than perhaps they did at the time. Imagine being 7-2 instead.

        Not something I’ll agonise over or anything but still wish they’d found a way to get over the line given how bad Atlanta is.

        • Roy Batty says:

          It’s funny because their winning and the Broncos implosion has the possibility of boosting the Broncos picks.

          Glass half empty, glass half full situation.

          • Roy Batty says:

            To be clear, though, I would rather have the win. Seeding in the playoffs is important, and this team is definitely going to the playoffs.

  11. clbradley17 says:

    Seahawks Mic’d Up: Colby Parkinson – Week 9 at Cardinals

    He really cheers on the team whether he’s in the game or not, and has improved his blocking tremendously.

    Saw this about our TEs a few days ago from Brady Henderson at ESPN – “The Seahawks have run an NFL-high 84 plays out of three-tight-end sets, more than their combined total from the past two seasons. They ran 12 such plays with Noah Fant, Will Dissly and Colby Parkinson on the field together vs. Arizona, including Ken Walker III’s game-sealing TD run and Fant’s 51-yard catch on that drive. “I think it’s just a strong, tight-knit room that the coaching staff has confidence in, and I have a lot of confidence in also,” said Fant, who had a key block on the Walker TD.”

  12. Trevor says:

    If the Hawks end up picking in the 10-15 range and Levis / Richardson are off the board then Breese or Mayer would seem like great picks.

    As you point out Rob, Mayer is a flat out stud and as sure a thing as I have ever seen at the TE postion.

    Breese though would be the perfect pick and could be exactly what PC/JS have been trying to find now for 10yrs +, a truly dominant interior pass rusher who can disrupt. He is having a rough year but most explosive athletes struggle thier first year coming off an ACL. Many take that year to get confidence and explosion back. Not to mention the sad off feild stuff which has to impact a young guy. If the medicals check out and he is on the board it seems like a no brainer to me.

    Would love to see Breese at 11 and Tyree Wilson at 24. The DL would be set up perfectly going forward.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think that’s the problem though — he hasn’t been dominant. He has the physical profile to be dominant but we haven’t seen it. So there’s a risk factor.

      I think Tyree Wilson, despite my desire to see him play a bit harder more consistently, is a top-12 lock. Due to the position, the class, the frame.

      • HOUSE says:


        I agree on Tyree Wilson. I wish his effort looked more consistent. I started looking more and more into him a few weeks and he has the tools and size. His frame is crazy

  13. Trevor says:

    Rob are there any OL men you think should be considered in Rd#1 for the Hawks? I was thinking of perhaps a college OT that they could kick inside to play Guard but that also gives them some insurance at OT in case of injury.

    Two guys like in particular for that type of role are Darnell Wright (Tennessee) and Peter Skorinski (Northwestern)

    Just curious on your thoughts.

  14. Palatypus says:

    Well, there’s some more of Paul Allen’s estate being sold off. That’s a pretty impressive collection of art. I’m not surprised it went for $1.5 Billion. The article says it’s for “Philanthropy.” I hope the Seahawks aren’t next.

    • TomLPDX says:

      Not until at least May 2024

    • Rob Staton says:

      They will be soon enough

    • Slartibartfast42 says:

      Does Jody Allen have enough personal wealth to buy the Seahawks outright? Although she’s the executor of Paul’s estate and the Hawks must be sold along with all of her brother’s other assets, can she just be the person who buys the Hawks without them going on the open market?

      • Rob Staton says:

        I doubt she has billions to spend on a football team

      • Peter says:

        Why would she have to buy the team when she already has control of the team.

        If people read her own words there’s an amorphous 10-20 year period to wind down Paul’s assets.

        A lot of us based off of Brock Huard’s reporting speculate that 2024 is tge year when this process can begin. However it’s been reported over and over that Jody Allen was the one who convinced her brother to buy the team.

        I’m starting to think she may not sell it when many of us thought orthink she would. The trust or herself or some combination therein already passed on a Phil knight purchase for the trailblazers which would have been one of tge more logical purchasers of that team.

        It wouldn’t be the strangest thing if she just held onto the team. Irsay with the colts inherited that team and it is his primary income. The saints owner inherited that team.

  15. AlaskaHawk says:

    Without more consensus on the draft – this will be a real hard one to judge. Not sure Pete Carroll and JS are up to it, but last year gives me a little more confidence in them.

    I have to wonder if priorities won’t be based on which veterans they let go to save money. In that case it might be two safeties and a guard.

    Even if we think a third wide receiver should be a priority or a tight end, they got three functional tight ends and two elite receivers. So that may not be the priority we want it to be.

    Also running back has been devalued and people ask how you could have two elite running backs, but I think most coaches would love to have that situation. Running backs can catch the ball too.

    Still there are needs on the line for both defense and offense. Especially if they release Gabe Jackson – doesn’t he have the highest grades of the interior blockers?

    Lastly – looks like this Tampa Bay Game is on NFL Network early in the morning. So I won’t be able to watch it. I wonder if there is a work around to get the channel?

  16. cha says:

    Finally had time to catch the stream. All good thoughts.

    I’m a little more open to trading up or down at this point. I think we can be a little more measured with the “let’s do what we did last year” stance. Not move off that totally, just make sure we don’t get too set in our ways with it.

    After Charles Cross, it could be argued every Seahawks pick of consequence were players that should have not been available. Boye Mafe, Ken Walker, Abraham Lucas (especially), Coby Bryant and Tariq Woolen all coulda/shoulda gone earlier than they did.

    The Seahawks deserve every ounce of credit they’re getting for this class but it feels like planning on the rest of the league to make the same stupid decisions and provide fantastic value for the Hawks when they pick may be a bit optimistic. Sometimes you have to ‘create value’ by moving around the board a bit.

    The value of trading up and down isn’t fixed, it can fluctuate.

    I still can’t believe more isn’t being written about Detroit trading up to #12 last year from 32 in exchange for only 12 places in the 2nd round and a third round pick. Insane.

    Just last year, the Bears moved up from 20 to 11 and it cost them a 5th and a next year first and fourth. Just for 9 spots.

    I think an uncertain draft class can work in the Seahawks’ favor. If there’s someone they deem a high-value target and JS is able to strike a good deal to move up a few spots, go for it. Likewise, if they’re at 11 and somebody offers them a fortune to move down and the Seahawks have the next 10-12 guys rated in a cluster together, sure, have a look.

  17. Palatypus says:

    Happy Veterans Day!

    I completely forgot, but the Blue Angels are having an airshow today here in Pensacola. And they just went screaming over my father’s grave out on Barancas Nationall Cemetery.

    Rob, you would love this.

    • Roy Batty says:

      Check out the Axalp Fliegerschiessen Airshow on YT. Make sure your watching on your TV.

      Pure insanity from the Swiss.

  18. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Woke up early on the west coast so I caught Good Morning Football live from Munich. They have a cool studio overlooking Marienplatz and then they went down into the square and had some fun in front of a lively crowd.

    It was dark and cold (for my neck of the woods) and I was still shaking off a dream. And I haven’t felt so bummed about missing a Seahawks game since SB48.

    • Trevor says:

      That’s really cool!

      • Trevor says:

        Hate saying this because I don’t want to jinx things but I think Sunday AM is going to be a blowout win for the Hawks 10+ points. Really don’t understand the Bucs being favourites.

        My only concern is Geno and this being the first sort of big stage game where he has been getting nothing but love heading into it. Hope he stays focussed with that chip on his shoulder.

        • Peter says:

          I think geno will be fine.

          Home field like crowd. Team getting solid to really, really good in all phases.

          The bucs look slow as molasses.

          I know it was a long time ago but Geno was a baller in college.

  19. 509 Chris says:

    Rob, or some of the other guys here that live in the uk/ Europe. How popular has American football become over there? I haven’t been for a lot of years, but when I was there was little evidence of football fans. I remember talking to a few people about what we call football and they didn’t really know much about it. Just wondering if it’s gained a bit more following since the NFL has been doing games and marketing there? It’s been said a bit that it should be a hone crowd for the Hawks. Is Seattle a popular team amongst other fans over there?

    • James P says:

      I wouldn’t say it’s mainstream yet, but it’s growing. 3 International games sell out almost instantly every year which tells you something. You’ll often see jerseys in the street, particularly in big cities. I’m in two 12 team fantasy leagues entirely made up of friends, or friends of friends. I was at a work event the other week and there were two guys on my table, one a Raiders fan and one a Giants. So it’s out there in a big way. I would say the difference is it doesn’t really attract casual fans. Those that are into it are pretty hardcore (as you have to be when you’re regularly staying up to midnight to watch your team) – so people generally either know absolutely nothing about it, or they can name the backup center for their team. Nothing in between.

      Seahawks are pretty popular I’d say. I probably see more Raiders jerseys than anything, followed by Cowboys and Patriots. Seattle are probably next tier down below that.

    • Mick says:

      In Germany it’s growing, it’s not a surprise that they now have games there. You can see one-two games on TV every week. If you go to the sport stores, it’s getting more and more common to have a corner with NFL merchandise. Usually there’s Patriots, Packers and Cowboys stuff, and funnily Jaguars, makes me wonder if they have/had some German player in their roster. I have seen Germans sporting Seattle shirts, the team is quite popular, the people I talked with knew who a certain Russ is.

    • Rob Staton says:

      The Seahawks are hugely popular in Europe because the explosion of the sport over here occurred at the time they were winning the SB. So there’s a ton of ’12 since 12′ fans now. The difference between now and when I moved back to England is night and day.

      The NFL is growing rapidly. The league mistakenly is viewing this as an opportunity to have teams in Europe. It would be a bad idea. We like it because it’s distinctly American. We all have our teams. Come and play games here, we don’t need a team.

      • Mick says:

        I second that, it would be terrible for the NFL to have some European team joining in. It’s a great thing to be able to see a few games in Europe, I wouldn’t want more.

      • cha says:

        I don’t think the NFL would ever competently overcome the logistical challenges of having a permanent franchise in Europe.

        I agree with what you said Rob. Keep the games going in Europe with visiting teams as ‘tentpole’ type events. Holidays of sport for the fans to keep their engines revved. Having a franchise there might water things down too much and cause too many challenges for stateside teams.

      • James P says:

        Couldn’t agree more – love it because it’s American, not because I want our own team.

  20. Volume12 says:

    Only a FR, but LSU LB Harold Perkins is a gd freak

    • Volume12 says:

      Seriously though, how is he this good already as a FR? Ran an electronic 4.49 and it shows too. Good lord

    • Jabroni-DC says:

      Vol, who’s your favorite 3-4 DE prospect/s so far for Seattle?

      Silver medallion award when you change your 500th diaper!
      Gold at 1000.

      • Volume12 says:

        That’s a tough 1 tbh.

        Super high on Jalen Carter but he’s gonna @ the top of boards.

        Love Tyree Wilson. Think he’s versatile enough to do some different things in a 3-4/BEAR front.

        Probably more of a nose or ‘0’ but big fan of Clemson’s Tyler Davis game.

        Ohio St’s Zach Harrison has freaky potential. Could be more of an EDGE though. Probably is.

        But Iowa’s Lukas Van Ness has got my attention as of late. There might be some Justin Smith there.

        • Jabroni-DC says:

          Would be nice to find our version of “The Cowboy” to compliment Nwosu, Mafe & Taylor.

          • Volume12 says:

            Agreed. They have 3 guys in that 250-265 range. Need that bigger body type now.

          • Volume12 says:

            Part of me also thinks the modern NFL is about generating pressure w/ coverage. And that’s why as much as I doubt it, cant help but wonder if they go DB early like an Oregon’s Christian Gonzalez for example. Or another rover @ the safety position. No one puts quite the emphasis on it like PC

            • Rob Staton says:

              The concept of ‘creating pressure with coverage’ is just one of those things that has grown legs online but is so massively overrated. You create pressure by having dogs on your defensive line.

              They haven’t taken a cornerback early in 13 years of drafting.

              It is what it is.

      • Volume12 says:

        Combine will tell us a lot. Especially for off ball LBs. They like that short area burst & quickness.

  21. TomLPDX says:

    Wow, Vandy bringing it to Kentucky.

    • Volume12 says:

      If you could put Bryce Young’s brain in Will Levis’ body, you’d have the next great QB

    • Rob Staton says:

      Vandy has been competitive for a few weeks now

      It’s why I took them and the points (+17) in my bet this weekend

      • TomLPDX says:

        Smart move Rob. Will didn’t look very good today but man can Rodriguez run! Still wasn’t enough for them to beat Vandy though

        • Rob Staton says:

          I think a season’s beating is starting to impact Levis and he’s clearly getting frustrated during games

          The sooner he gets in the NFL the better. Not often you actually go to the NFL to play for a team picking in the top-10 in order to get a better O-line situation!

  22. JimQ says:

    WR-Jalin Hyatt is having another GREAT game today, he may be moving up in the rankings maybe even top-10/15 or so & he sure looks like a receiver that would fit very well in Seattle. He appears to be pretty darn good and maybe the Seahawks invest in him with a high pick? Lockett won’t last forever & this kid looks like a very worthy replacement for Lockett in a few years???? – (IMO).