An interview with Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy

With the Senior Bowl kicking off this week, I spoke to Jim Nagy about some of the players who might be on Seattle’s radar. He also offered some interesting names to watch. This is definitely worth your time so check it out above.

With the Seahawks needing to bolster their offensive line this year, the 2021 class appears to be loaded with options. It’s just a shame they have such limited draft capital to take advantage. I still think they need to be honest about the construction of this team and consider whether they’ve pooled their resources in the wrong areas. If not, it’s better to embrace it now and move on rather than compound the situation.

It certainly appears the 2021 draft could set up your O-line for years to come. The thought of having your pick of a deep group of highly talented and physical interior linemen — or making sure you get Javonte Williams — is appealing.

So much resource has been used on the linebacker and safety positions. Is it time to reverse that? Isn’t it time to ‘make the O-line great again’?

Big thanks to Jim for his time once again this year.

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314 Comments

  1. Sea Mode

    BOOM!

    I can’t believe he literally took the words out of my mouth on Eskridge! (“plays in fast forward”). Did you ask him if he’s been peeking at SDB from time to time… 😜 Thanks, Rob, that was so cool.

    And GREAT job on the editing in the video as well, with the player pics/clips inserted and with the simple zoom effects, etc. Really came out nice. A competent, enjoyable interview in a good-looking format. Homerun.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks man

  2. Michael Hasslinger

    Josh Ball @56 please.

  3. cha

    Fantastic interview. The best one yet!

    Gimme that OL depth all day long!

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks buddy

  4. Mick

    Really nice stuff, Rob. I think it’s important to scout wisely. If we can get another steal like Alton Robinson or even Freddie Swain, it would be awesome. Or perhaps see if we can trade up with #55 and the 2022 4th round pick we got from the Jets.

    • Rob Staton

      Both of those players did fairly well as rookies.

      To be honest… I’m aiming high than either of those guys.

  5. millhouse-serbia

    Wow… I was blown away with this interview… With both of you… And pictures of players are bingo…

    Hope this interview will be looked at least 5-10.000 times and it will atrack people to listen all the other interview you do…

    • millhouse-serbia

      I think it would really help if Jim retweet it…

    • millhouse-serbia

      There is discord group with around 600 members(Matt Miller subscribers) who are draft addict… i posted link there, maybe it will help a little bit. This interview really deserve to be listen many times.

  6. David B.

    Ben Cleveland looks promising, there is a pass-pro play versus Auburn where he doubles the nose with the center with one arm while swiveling his head and freeing up his other arm to help the tackle.
    He seems to get to the next level and looks ok pulling as well.
    I am curious what you think of Creed Humphrey (will likely go in Rnd 1.) and/or Josh Myers.
    What are the benefits to going guard over an experienced center?
    Are we going to do another year of Ethan Pocic?
    Would a quality center elevate Russell and his awareness?
    Great interview.

    • Rob Staton

      Re-watched Humphrey two weeks ago and I think he’s a top-45. Combo blocked better in the new games I watched. Was much more physical. He was always good at reaching to the second level. Myers highly athletic, consistent. Just a pro. Also top-45.

      I hope they upgrade at center. And if they bring Pocic back because he’s cheap I hope they draft or sign some serious competition.

      • Rlmer

        Do you think that bringing Britt back at a reasonable price would be an upgrade from Pocic? It isn’t youth but it would allow draft resources to be used elsewhere. Injuries always seem to happen on the OL so depth is important for now and the future – plus looking at the “depth” on the current roster is not at all encouraging,

        • Rob Staton

          Maybe

          I’d rather go in a different direction altogether

          • Lewis

            Landon Dickerson sure seems tempting after listening to that interview. Ofc, as Nagy said, no telling how the injury will affect his draft stock.

            • Rob Staton

              Definitely worth a flier*

              *If the Seahawks had any draft picks

              • Lewis

                Bloody frustrating, for sure

  7. millhouse-serbia

    Brandon McManus who is player representative for Broncos on SC this year:

    Expect the Salary Cap to be higher than $175 Million as well. My guess is 188.

    • cha

      Very hard to imagine the nfl and Nflpa not coming up with some kind of relief measure to borrow from the massive future revenues coming to make 2021 not quite so painful.

      • Rob Staton

        I think they need to do that. They need to try and find a way to keep the cap at the same level it was in 2020.

        • Michael Hasslinger

          Flatten the cap and lower the floor. Don’t punish teams for tanking in 2021.

      • hobro

        Florio has said a couple of times he expects it to be “in the range of $180 million.” I think there’s a strong argument to keep it at this year’s level, as Rob suggests, but a number of issues may constrain it.

        First, “plenty of owners … view it as an interest-free loan to players.”

        Second, some of the owners are cash constrained themselves and may not be able to afford to push it much higher.

        Third, there are probably some envious owners who would be happy to see successful teams like the Packers, Chiefs and Bills – all of which have negative effective cap space per OTC – brought down by a financial crunch. And the Pats and Cowboys, both with influential owners, will make out like bandits if the cap is kept at $180 million.

        https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/01/19/salary-cap-could-be-in-the-range-of-180-million/

        • cha

          I think that is just negotiating bluster. Billionaires are always the least-effected class when there is a crisis or economic downturn and that is true of the pandemic. Some would argue even moreso.

          And teams seeking to maintain their competitive edge? Another $20m isn’t going to tip the balance. Just make operating in this climate a half-step towards normalcy.

          The hope is they can come together and work something out that is best for everyone.

  8. HawkMock

    Nagy’s solid. Love how they’re inviting some injured guys this year to help them out. Great interview! He’s definitely still in tune with what the Seahawks need. Wish he was still with them. I feel like just injecting some of the few views he mentioned in the interview would go a long ways in improving the team. Again, great job. Hope you find a way to attend next year.

  9. Big Mike

    Very enjoyable interview Rob. Seems like a genuinely good guy and passionate about his job and the Senior Bowl. Sincerely hope you are able to get to Mobile a year from now.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Mike

  10. DriveByPoster

    Nice interview, Rob. Jim seems like a very good guy to keep on your contacts list!

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks

  11. cha

    Rob just curious, how does the Senior Bowl work for the week of events? Can fans get in to see the workouts or are there limits? It can’t just be accredited members of the press and team officials only, but I never see anything resembling crowds of fans there.

    • Rob Staton

      They let a lot of media in during the week, pretty much anyone with a blog or a podcast can go.

      • cha

        Ok. I figured the way Jim talked it wouldn’t be an issue.

        But still curious.

        • Pugs1

          I went in 06, lots of media access back in the day. We watched one on one drills on the field right next to the scouts and coaches. Don’t think they are allowing that anymore. The Hotel is a who’s who of NFL coaches and personnel. A buddy of mine talked to Dan Marino in the bar for about 15 minutes before knowing it was him.

  12. Nathan W.

    Love the shoutout for Levi Onwuzurike! Go Dawgs!

  13. millhouse-serbia

    Is it set that we are 56th and Steelers 55th pick or it will be determined later? Imo it could be very important because both thim have big need at RB, and could target one in second round.

    • Rob Staton

      Yes it is set. Seattle had a weaker strength of schedule so they pick 23rd in round one and Pittsburgh pick 24th. But that is reversed in round two.

      • millhouse-serbia

        Ok tnx.

        • BobbyK

          Positives are the Seahawks get the higher pick in the 3rd round though. Oh, wait, never mind.

          • Big Mike

            🙁
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            Please trade Adams (they won’t)

  14. cha

    I think whatever the cap implications are, this year more than any others, the Seahawks need to loosen up their viewpoint on the salary cap and structure some deals a little more aggressively.

    Their aggression has been all over the place – outbidding the field for Greg Olsen and Ziggy Ansah, trading up in the draft for an injured pass rusher, paying huge capital for a pass rushing safety, etc. The results have not been great.

    Just for once I’d like to see the Seahawks be aggressive in the right places. Go get that top free agent at a key spot and forget about the position for the next 3 or 4 years. Structure it like a Frank Clark deal, a minimal hit the first year and then you have a decision to make 3 years in.

    • Big Mike

      If you want to go back a little further, you could add paying up for Joekel and Lacy to your list of fails as well cha.

      • Elmer

        Let’s see…

        How many draft busts were there in 2013? Have we signed all of them yet?

        I really need to forget Lacy.

      • Whit21

        I think they payed more for bj finney and some of their many OL signings last year than they did for joekel..

  15. BobbyK

    I can’t be anything but mad and disappointed at the Adams trade. If they had their picks, they could legitimately move down from 23 a time or two and have some ammunition to get both Williams and Banks (with a trade up from 56 if need be) but still have more picks than they do now. But, no, we didn’t win the Super Bowl with Adams (or get further in the play-offs than last year) and now there’s no picks and much less cap space to work with considering his future extension. Such a bust and joke of a move. And for 2022.

    • Big Mike

      Not only didn’t get any further but actually didn’t get as far. Such a complete fail of a trade imo.

    • Rob Staton

      I just keep thinking about it like this…

      What would you rather have?

      Jamal Adams and no first round picks in 2021, 2022 or a third round pick in 2021

      Or…

      You have your draft picks and like you say — you get Javonte Williams (or Najee Harris, Travis Etienne or any other back you like in the first three rounds). You get someone like Alex Leatherwood to play LG and maybe eventually replace Duane Brown (there’s an idea…). Or you draft Aaron Banks to slot in at left guard. Or Creed Humphrey to play center. Or Josh Myers. Or Ben Cleveland. Or Alijah Vera-Tucker. Whichever they prefer.

      Either way, you can legitimately expect to come out of this class with two starting O-liners with huge potential to be long term solutions. Or you can get one and a running back.

      You save $9m in salary cap this year by not having Jamal Adams — which can go a long way towards another offensive lineman (if you only drafted one starter) or you could use it to improve the D-line or cornerback position. And you can create a low cap hit in 2021 because you’ve got tons of space from 2022 onwards to make everything else fit.

      You also sign one of Keanu Neal (PFF projected salary $5m) or Malik Hooker (PFF projected salary $2m prove it deal).

      You are literally talking about either having Jamal Adams and one other player at #56 or potentially 5-6 starters who could all be difference makers.

      That trade could only be justified for a quarterback, a 10-year left tackle or a pass rusher of the quality of a Bosa brother or Aaron Donald.

      It was used on a blitzing safety.

      Ring the Miami Dolphins right now and say… Jamal Adams for #18 and a third rounder this year and next. Make them say no.

      • Submanjoe

        The crazy answer is, I wish they’d have drafted differently in years past. Like Chubb, no Taylor trade etc, without going into depth, I’m sure you know what I mean. And then ideally Adams trade would’ve never happened and they’d have better more obvious players and still have picks going into this year and next.

        They picks they make scare me. It’s like they’re too smart for their own good. They zero in on players and take em logic and reality be damned.

        But to answer you really. I would like to see them develop young strong defensive and offensive lines, so draft picks would be very helpful for that.

      • Mick

        Ignoring that most likely Seattle won’t want to trade Adams, let’s assume we’re Miami. Why would they give up #18 and two third picks for Adams? They can draft a safety at 18 if they really want to. They can do a less costly deal for another safety. Adams is back from shoulder injury, we don’t know how that went through. And as good as he’s blitzed, his overall game does not justify the price.

        • Rob Staton

          Ignoring that most likely Seattle won’t want to trade Adams, let’s assume we’re Miami. Why would they give up #18 and two third picks for Adams?

          Why would the Seahawks give up two firsts, a third and a decent veteran?

          You can argue for/against on every trade proposal.

          Miami needs a safety and Adams is a perfect fit for the New England style defense Brian Flores uses. They have #3 to spend or trade down, so giving up #18 for a good player at a position of need makes sense. They are also starting what they hope is a window of opportunity to be competitive.

          And for what it’s worth — I would’ve given up #27 last year for Adams. I wouldn’t have ever dreamed it would cost two future firsts and a third though.

      • Bankhawk

        Rob, I was trying to come up with a question to encourage a compare and contrast look at Seahawk ‘blockbuster trades’ that have come off more bust than block at the end of the day, (ie ‘Percy Harvin vs Jamal Adams) but I’ m thinking your comments here sorta cover it.
        Still, if anybody wants to weigh in.. My take is that with JA. I very much dislike the trade, though I like the player. With Harvin, the player was rather problematic, but the trade was arguably less damaging to the team.
        Guess we could trot out the Jimmy Graham deal as well: after all, he cost us Max Unger and they never really got full value out of JG.

        • Rob Staton

          I like Jamal Adams as a player. If the Seahawks had simply signed him, or traded #27 for him a year ago, I would be happy with it.

          But with the team in it’s current state — the idea that he’s essentially cost us three players in a draft (if not more, given how often they trade down) plus he will cost us future players with his salary… it’s not worth it for a blitzing safety. Especially when this team has a lot of out-of-contract starters and needs in the trenches.

          The deal was a massive overpay.

          • Whit21

            I dont think people appreciate the energy and play jamal brings.. the hawks have lacked a guy like adams since kam went out hurt.. even before his injury he lost a little from his first 5 years.. i agree the price payed and the cap problems didnt help.. but the energy he brings and overall play is worth having around albeit a cheaper cost would have been nicer since we would uave to pay him but, when has JS ever payed less than market value on a trade.. Hes always payes above value on almost all player trades because when they want a player. They get him…

            • Pugs1

              Adams is a guy who in PC/JS talk “tilts the field” this is why IMO all the trade Adams talk is futile, and lots of people are setting themselves up to just be angry all over again. If a Adams trade does not go down I’m ready to look to the future and stop dwelling in the past.

              • Rob Staton

                You do realise it’s OK to have an opinion, grounded in reality, and not be ‘angry’ when that opinion isn’t acted upon?

                The discussion about trading Adams is rooted in what they probably should do. And it’s a totally fair and logical discussion to have.

                ‘He tilts the field’ isn’t an argument.

                And neither is discussing the pro’s and con’s of this ‘dwelling on the past’. You sound like you’re trying to police discussion and that’s not allowed here.

                • Pugs1

                  That was not my intention at all. Sorry if it came off that way. All I’m saying is in my opinion I think Pete and John view Adams as a cornerstone player they plan on building around. I’m not saying they are right. I just don’t see them trading him. People have the right to express how they feel about Adams fit and the trade again I’m sorry if it came off as me stifling people’s opinions. I guess I was wondering aloud if people are going to be pissed off all over again if the don’t unload Him.

                  • Rob Staton

                    I suspect most people think like I do — that they probably won’t trade him again, that we’re somewhat resigned to that, but we still think they should do it.

                    I’m not going to be ‘angry’ if it doesn’t happen.

                    But if they re-sign him for $18-20m a year, I reserve the right to call it a dreadful use of resources.

      • Lewis

        > Jamal Adams for #18 and a third rounder this year and next. Make them say no.

        Sold!

        • BobbyK

          Sad but true.

  16. HawkMock

    Yeah, I mean, I don’t even think I’d be happy with it if it was only one 1st rounder and a later pick back. I even like Adams a lot for his energy and attitude out there, but just a huge overpay for the position.

    • Big Mike

      I hear you but at least if that’s what you got back you’d avoid the roughly 18 per you’re gonna have to pay him and replace that with cheap draft choices. No guarantees there, but considering he was the 45th ranked safety in the NFL you have to ask yourself how much is the drop off by say plugging Blair into the position?

    • Rob Staton

      Adams to Miami for #18 and a third.

      Maybe a pick next year.

      I wouldn’t hesitate.

      • Big Mike

        Me neither

      • charlietheunicorn

        The cap flexibility in 2022 and beyond would make this an outstanding deal.

      • Ashish

        Will do that for 1st and 3rd in a heart beat.

      • Sea Mode

        Then you could trade down from #18 to the end of R1 and still grab Molden if you don’t want to roll with Blair at SS, and proceed to execute the RB + OL plan on day 2.

    • GoHawksDani

      I’d be OK with #18 only too.

      And while it seems like a massive fail, you could view it as Hawks traded for Adams and a 4th with 2022 1st and a player, and they traded up in 2021 from #23 (or what would be their original draft position) to #18 with 2021 3rd. That’s not totally awful. Not great, but they shouldn’t lose a ton of face.

      From #18 they could trade down twice, making it into an early 2nd round pick and maybe two 3rd (an early-mid and a late) or a 3rd a 4th and a 5th.
      They could load up on OL in the second, draft DE/DT in the 3rd, a CB in 3rd/4th…
      They could pick up an RB in FA. Jones, Drake, Edwards, Conner, Gurley, Davis, Willson, Fournette FAs, they could re-sign Carson.
      So yeah… 1st + two 3rds would be amazing, but I’d be cool with a single mid 1st pick too.

      As for safety…Diggs is OK, and Blair, Neal can battle out for SS

  17. charlietheunicorn

    Here is the rub. Even if the Seahawks put together an outstanding offseason and somehow fix all the whole on offense and/or defense, they will be playing one of the hardest projected schedules in 2021. Something like 10 playoff teams from 2020…. they might go 9-7/10-6 and call that a win with the schedule. They won’t go 12-4 or 13-3…. from some quick paruing of the schedule.

    Within the NFCW, we expect the Rams, 49ers and Cardinals to all be modestly improved, either due to acquisitions of talent or return of injured players. The Rams and 49ers lost some coaching talent, so perhaps that holds them back slightly. Cardinals could really take a step forward with a solid defense (draft and FA) due to the offense already being really close to clicking.

    • cha

      It’s pretty early to be worried about the 2021 schedule.

      Indy, Chicago, and New Orleans all have major questions at quarterback. Maybe Washington too.

      • charlietheunicorn

        We routinely worry about 2022 and 2023 RW, we can worry about the 2021 schedule 😉

  18. Steve Nelsen

    Great interview, Rob. You are really in your strength when you are talking player evaluations and listening to you and Jim is such an insight to those of us who don’t have that evaluation skill.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Steve, really appreciate you saying that

  19. Hawks_Gui

    Lions are commited to Trade Stafford and they just hired Anthony Lynn as OC. So he’s out off seattle list

    • Chris

      I really hope Stafford doesn’t go to the Niners. I’ve always been a big fan of his, despite his lack of success in Detroit’s post-season games. I think the Lions have been snakebite since Barry Sanders retired, with some of the worst ownership and management in the league. With a fresh start, I expect Stafford to perform very well.

      • charlietheunicorn

        Patriots were the hot rumor this morning as to where Stafford might land. Very intriguing.

  20. Rob Staton

    Can I make a request guys?

    Can you share this video around please. If you visit any other forums or sites. Or if you’re on twitter.

    The podcasts get 3-4000 views but the interviews don’t match up. I want this one in particular to get some traction. It’s really the acid test for whether this series is worth doing.

    Any help much appreciated.

    • Gohawks5151

      Done. Glad to spread the news. I hope you continue to do this interview stuff It has been great so far

      • Rob Staton

        Thanks

    • Lewis

      Done. Least we can do

      • Rob Staton

        Thanks!

    • Nathan W.

      I’m pretty sure if you stop doing these some of us are going to cry.

    • Shane Snyder

      My three followers are on it

  21. Alaska Norm

    What a great interview. Really looking forward to this years senior bowl week. Jim’s energy about this years class makes me wish we had a few more picks. Hoping Jon has something up his sleeve to make that happen.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks

  22. Sea Mode

    If you are the 49ers, do you make a run at Stafford? Obviously you’d prefer a Watson heist, but it seems unlikely he gets traded. If they pull off some kind of Watson + Watt for Jimmy G + Nick Bosa + change, I’m gonna be sick. It would complete the cycle though of Houston gifting to NFCW teams…

    I think Indy makes the most sense for Stafford, since they have a competitive roster. New Orleans is gonna have to tear it down anyways. Patriots I guess would be a good fit as well; not sure what Belichick thinks of Stafford.

    I imagine the asking price is a R1 + change, or maybe a couple early day 2 picks and a good player. He’s due just $43 million over the next two years, and turns 33 on Super Bowl Sunday.

    • millhouse-serbia

      Russ and Stafford are same age. We want multiple first for Russ with some early ones. Is he that much better than Matthew that someone will get Stafford for midle first plus day 2 pick?

      • Sea Mode

        Yes, Russ is better. Also, the decision has practically been made in Detroit: there’s likely no going back at this point. So the Lions will be forced to take the best offer. Whether there will be a real bidding war, I don’t know. Whereas with Russ, unless he openly rebels, other teams would have to offer a price we couldn’t refuse, which would start with multiple R1 picks IMO.

  23. UkAlex6674

    A 32yr old Carson Palmer was traded for a 1st and 2nd, and Stafford is a higher level QB in some eyes, so it it possible.

  24. Julian Langdon

    I’ve been picking my Mock Drafts very much on this assumption for a Jamal Adam trade (even adding a Cody Barton or Rasheem Greene sweetener to help get it over the line!), but adding in a Jarran Reed trade with a 2022 5th Round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars, for their 2021 2nd round pick at 45. They have two second round picks, cap space and need interior defensive line push.

    This would give the Seahawks 4 picks in the first 3 rounds. OL, RB, IDL and WR or TE?

    • Rob Staton

      You’re not getting #45 for Jarran Reed.

      • All I see is 12s

        I don’t understand the desire to trade Reed. He had a good season, especially after Dunlap unlocked him.
        Isn’t the trenches where we want our money to be spent? I would much rather pay a solid d-lineman who can rush the passer than pay the easier draftable positions like LB and safety.

        Also, Rob it is absolutely amazing that you were able to get an interview with Jim Nagy during this week. This is his busiest time of year and his attention is currently at a premium. It speaks miles to your credibility and reputation that you were able to get such a quality interview with him this week. Thank you for all you do

        • Rob Staton

          Thank you!

  25. Hawks_Gui

    Seattle Seahawks want to interview Bills’ QB coach Ken Dorsey for their OC job, per sources. Seahawks also have been speaking to Rams’ pass-game coordinator Shane Waldron and Saints’ QB coach Joe Lombardi about their OC job.

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1353367284841025539?s=19

  26. millhouse-serbia

    Adam Schefter

    Seattle Seahawks want to interview Bills’ QB coach Ken Dorsey for their OC job, per sources. Seahawks also have been speaking to Rams’ pass-game coordinator Shane Waldron and Saints’ QB coach Joe Lombardi about their OC job.

    • Robbie

      I’m liking this! Better than the early names listed.

      • Big Mike

        So any chance that what looked like it could be a rubber stamping of a bobo for Pete has changed to a legit search because Russ wouldn’t roll over and accept a Pete yes man?

        Just speculating/wondering………..

        • Rob Staton

          Let’s wait and see who actually takes the job

          • Big Mike

            So you’re saying there’s a chance it all may just for show and Pete’s still gonna put a yes man in place> Yeah, I can see that.

          • TomLPDX

            It is nice that they are talking to legit OC people now.

            • Rob Staton

              Are they legit OC people?

              I don’t know anything about Ken Dorsey or Shane Waldron.

              • TomLPDX

                Nor do I other and this is strictly my opinion, but new blood and thinking from outside the organization is not a bad thing.

                Dorsey is the QB coach for Josh Allen, who has grown tremendously this year. I count that as a positive for Dorsey.

                Waldron is the Rams passing game coordinator and the fact that they have been successful in spite of their QB is a positive.

                QB Coach Joe Lombardi (Saints) is also a solid choice.

                These three are up and comers from what I can tell and this job would be a promotion to OC for all of them.

        • Gohawks5151

          Maybe the quitting of a former yes man combined with Russell’s feedback and national media attention was enough nudge Pete off his spot. Fowler did say this was going to be a legit search. If not this is the most exhaustive lie in football history.

  27. TomLPDX

    Always like to hear Jim Nagy talk about players. Well done, Rob!

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks

  28. TomLPDX

    Looks like Olsen is retiring: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/01/24/greg-olsen-announces-his-retirement/

    • Big Mike

      I’ll be polite and wish him well in his TV endeavors.

      • TomLPDX

        Good move, Big Mike! 🙂

        I hope he is better than some of those announcers that shouldn’t be announcing…I won’t name names but one is on right now.

        I can’t decide if I hate Brady more than Rodgers or vice versa.

  29. Trevor

    Brady is already the GoAT IMO but if he goes into GB and beats Rodgers to take the Bucs to an SB at 43 yrs old it is cemented.

  30. dand393

    I used to hate Rodgers but after watching him on the Pat Mcafee bc show all year long I really like the way he is. He seems so down to earth and a normal guy. At least he’s not a complete douche bag like Russell Wilson. I mean I love having Wilson as my quarterback but he is so over the top

  31. cha

    Leonard Fournette!

    • bmseattle

      Great run.
      Showed good agility.

  32. dand393

    Is fournette a free agent next year wouldn’t mind him in Seattle

    • Rob Staton

      Yes

      • Robbie

        This is what I’ve been saying! Should have snagged him off waivers

  33. Big Mike

    Sure is nice seeing a quality OC adjust his approach. By that I mean Rodgers was sacked twice on deeper drops, slower developing plays so what does Lefluer do? He switches over to quick passes both slants and wide stuff, rolls Rodgers a few times, etc.

  34. cha

    Barrett blitzing and in your face?

    OK. Let’s adjust, quick throwing to get the defense going sideline to sideline, and then after you’ve widened the field, pound the rock inside for some 5-7 yard runs.

    So frustrating. This is not that hard.

    • Big Mike

      We’re obviously on the same wavelength

    • Sea Mode

      +1

  35. Sea Mode

    How in the world do you let him get behind you there…? wow

    • Big Mike

      That was early season Seahawks bad

    • cha

      Kevin King looked like a kid on the playground. Pinwheeling his arms. Wheeee!

  36. Sea Mode

    Live look at Bill Belichick:
    https://twitter.com/NFL_Memes/status/1353435948210675715

  37. Sea Mode

    Savage, Mike…

    Mike Garafolo
    @MikeGarafolo
    · 2h

    #Packers CB Kevin King is active. Big for Green Bay.

    Mike Garafolo
    @MikeGarafolo
    ·5m

    Update: Big for Tampa Bay.

  38. Sea Mode

    *Sigh. Jonathan Taylor.

    https://twitter.com/CoachSpil/status/1353376850580561922

  39. Rob Staton

    Number of views for Jim Nagy talking in detail about the Senior Bowl prospects: 500

    Number of views for me complaining to Robbie about the OC situation: 4000

    I don’t get it.

    • charlietheunicorn

      I watch some youtubers who talk about that they can make a star wars review (positive) about things upcoming and they will get maybe 20% of the views of a similar star wars review (negative). People tend to gravitate to headlines and articles that trigger people….. instead of inspire people. It is a shame.

    • Robbie

      I’m kind of a big deal Rob! Clearly! 🤣🤣 no really it doesn’t make any sense! It’s a fantastic interview! Deserves more votes!!!

    • dcd2

      I didn’t watch the OC video, but I’ve watched the Nagy video 3x. Clearly I can shed no light on the situation, other than people are more into their Hawks than some college guys that are very unlikely to be Hawks.

      As someone who enjoys the draft, combine and the entire process of building a roster, I absolutely loved the interview.

    • ElPasoHawk

      Rob, I don’t usually take the time to sit through your video’s and after watching this interview I must say I’ve been missing out. What an excellent interview. I hope we land Ladon Dickerson. Watched him play and he’s a beast, but hearing the analysis of his leadership and grit, I think he would solidify our line. What is the realistic time table for return for an O-Linemen with an ACL?

      • Rob Staton

        Thanks

  40. charlietheunicorn

    Packers

    SMH

  41. Trevor

    Green Bay are such a soft team.

    • SeaTown

      A soft team that absolutely destroys the Seahawks in GB.

      • Sea Mode

        Without a shadow of a doubt

  42. charlietheunicorn

    Packers showing good heart. Brady trying too hard to take deep shots.

    • charlietheunicorn

      Now it is getting good

    • Sea Mode

      That first drop from Evans was huge.

      That last tip was too high from Brady.

  43. Frank

    They really just zero blitzed Rodgers and gave Adams an inside release? The look on Brady’s face after that call 😬.

  44. Hoggs41

    I could really see Jamal Williams as a possible free agent RB if Carson moves on. Really solid player. Possibly Kevin King as well.

  45. Big Mike

    Explain to me why Joe Buck mentioned it was off the receiver’s fingertips 2Xs but never once said the obvious, that it was a shit (over)throw by Brady. C’mon Joe, stop with the hero worship and call the damned game.

    • Big Mike

      Now 3 times. Get it out of your mouth Joe.

  46. Mike

    Friendly reminder that the Seahawks traded pick 18 in 2018, where the packers then took Jaime Alexander…. oh well at least we got rashaad penny at 27 instead😔

    • Big Mike

      🙁

  47. Mike

    Jaire

  48. Paul Cook

    I’ve seen plays called and run in this game that I couldn’t even imagine the Hawks doing.

  49. Sea Mode

    Wow, why a field goal…?

    • Trevor

      Wow did not like that call with 2 minutes left.

    • charlietheunicorn

      I was a bit surprised Rodgers didn’t try to run it in on 3rd down, looked like he had space to work… forced it into double coverage.

      • Paul Cook

        The FG made little to no sense at all. You have to score a TD no matter what. Weird.

      • Big Mike

        poor decision. he gets to at least the 2 if not in

  50. Trevor

    Brady back at the SB at age 43 wow.

    • Rohan Raman

      And at home, too.

      GOAT. Any other answer is unbelievably wrong. This same team was literally out of the playoffs last year.

      • Trevor

        Agree 100%

  51. Matt

    Kevin King might never want to show his face in Wisconsin after this one. Thankfully he’s not playing soccer in South America. Poor kid…I know he’s hurt – don’t think I’ve ever seen a non-QB singlehandedly lose a game for his team.

  52. Big Mike

    Well this makes it very easy to root for either KC or Buffalo in the SB

    Love how they pimp Brady after he threw 2 picks. Their defense is more responsible for the win

    • BruceN

      3 picks… he showed once again, if you get pressure and hit him a few times he will make mistakes.

      • Rohan Raman

        Personally, I would say only one of those picks was on Brady. The other was Mike Evans forgetting how to catch and Fournette not doing his job in pass pro.

        • BruceN

          The one throw to Evans was too high honestly. So I would say 2 were on him. Fournette ran well but his hands were made of stone in the passing game. Overall, fun game to watch and a pleasure to watch creative play calling by both sides.

          • Big Mike

            Yeah 3 and yeah I agree 2 on Brady.

    • Mick

      I’m with you on that, the rush of the Bucs was awesome, definitely better than Rams.

  53. charlietheunicorn

    Welp.

    There will be a ton of hand wringing in Packers land.
    Started with the draft of a QB and ends with a home loss in the NFC Championship game.

    • Mick

      I’d say Packers weren’t any better than the Seahawks: poor offensive line, poor game calling (why don’t you go for 4th there is just crazy), poor QB plays (why don’t you run there is just crazy). It sucks to feel we could have achieved more. Ah, and if Russ would throw 3 ints he would be roasted for being carried to the SuperBowl by his team.

      • Big Mike

        If Bukteari isn’t hurt the GB o-line plays a lot better

        • McZ

          TBs DL is really, really good. Shaq Barrett is a terror off the edge. And I fear the prospect of Pocic facing this pair of DTs.

          If St.Brown would have catched that perfectly thrown 2-point-conv, they would have gone for the TD. But, with a low probability to not only dunk on 4th and short, but also another conversion was clearly too far-fetched.

          They had TB at 3rd and 10, and it was a lazy PI penalty on an overthrown pass costing them the game.

          The run game was taken away frlm the pack early in the fame and slowly became a fumble mess. Dillon then hammered some yards through TBs run coverage, IMO, a beast mode style play. It became better and better in the second half.

  54. Frank

    Nobody has benefited as much bye questionable calls from the referees as Brady thru the years. Feel horrible for the Pack to have them Call the game constantly, up until a crucial game deciding play. Rodgers made a huge mental laps not rushing for the TD. If Brady pulls this off, I think he surpasses Jordan as the Goats of Goats.

    • Sea Mode

      Not going to dispute your point about the calls for Brady in general, but IMO that was an easy call at the end, even in a “let ’em play” type game. King had a fist full of jersey/undershirt for half of the route. A little hand fighting and grabbing you can let slide (and they sure did all game), but you can’t not call that.

      • Sea Mode

        Though this is true and should have also been called:

        https://twitter.com/NFL_Memes/status/1353481304931708928

        • AlaskaHawk

          I don’t think they were equivalent, he didn’t hang on and there was two defensive guys covering GB receiver. But I don’t like the call against GB either as they hadn’t called that shirt grab all day.

        • BruceN

          Both should’ve been called. Unfortunately, only one did.

    • 12th chuck

      I agree, what a disappointment

  55. Sea Mode

    Looks like they were watching the first game and have decided to continue dropping a bunch of passes today…

  56. Sea Mode

    Wow, that hurts…

  57. AlaskaHawk

    KC has the jitters now. They will have to play better to beat Buffalo.

    • charlietheunicorn

      So much for jitters

  58. DC

    DOWN DOWN PACKERS!!!!
    I love it!
    I’m rooting for Allen to get his first ring. Failing that Brady might as well get his 17th ring before Rodgers or Mahomes top Russell Wilson with a second ring.

  59. Paul Cook

    I’ve got that feeling that the Chiefs winning the SB is all but an inevitability.

  60. OP_Chillin

    Mahomes is just unbelievable. Free rushers and he still gets two chunk completions

    • Big Mike

      Clearly has a chance to be the GOAT. Kid is unreal. It’s so obvious the game moves so much slower to him than anyone else.

      • Paul Cook

        He’s the best all round QB I’ve ever seen. He can make every throw. He’s more than elusive enough. His mind is always alert under pressure and able to pull rabbits out of the hat. He’s already as cool as can be in big games. He’s humble enough to keep learning.

        This game could become a blow out pretty soon.

  61. Whit21

    I think greenbays offense looked pretty close to he hawks against the bucs.. not sure how i feel about that type of offense..

  62. Gohawks5151

    Call Kafka back again. This is a clinic on offense. The moment too big for Buffalo so far

  63. Rohan Raman

    Man, Dayo Odeyingbo down with a torn ACL.

    Rob, is he a possible UDFA gem for the Seahawks?

    • Rob Staton

      Oh no!

      I doubt he goes undrafted. But yes, this will drop him down the board.

      • Rob Staton

        Apparently it’s an achilles not ACL.

        • Big Mike

          How sad. Seemed like a good kid in your interview.

    • millhouse-serbia

      We could used it and take him in 4,5 th round. Even if he miss all 2021 season it wouldnt be first time for us. 🤣

      • Hoggs41

        Its early enough where he could play next season midway. Could be a 4th round option.

  64. Rob Staton

    Joe Lombardi is going to the LA Chargers…

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1353511545389641728

    So there’s another one the Seahawks talked to and is going somewhere else.

    I have to say… it’s getting a bit concerning now.

    • millhouse-serbia

      I think it will be Kirby Wilson at the end.

      • Matt

        If it’s Kirby Wilson…RW is forcing a trade this offseason.

      • Rob Staton

        If it’s Kirby Wilson then we might see another Wilson putting in a trade request.

    • Rohan Raman

      While it’s very strange, Staley and Lombardi are buddies, so not exactly unexpected.

      • Hoggs41

        I think they want some still playing.

        • Rob Staton

          I don’t think they know who they ‘want’.

          Thus, the endless ‘talks’.

        • Gohawks5151

          I think it’s someone on Green Bay fwiw. Just a hunch

      • Rob Staton

        It’s not strange at all to me.

        But it’s another name they talked to who is going somewhere else.

        • Pran

          Story will be similar to draft… miss out on favorite player, settle for someone underwhelming. We tried our best and this is the best option sob story for fans.

          • 12th chuck

            free agency, and trades a bit as well?

  65. dand393

    Hey rob do you think if the jets traded for Watson that might make Miami more inclined to try and trade for Wilson since they already know Josh Allen is a star and jets with Watson means they got a star so they might think we have to go and get one or we’re going to be left in the dust

    • Matt

      Not Rob – but this is a great point. I would think this would *inspire* them to aggressively address the position.

    • Rob Staton

      Yes, quite possibly.

  66. Matt

    Florio now floating A-Rod being traded this offseason. Could be a wild offseason.

    • Hoggs41

      Niners would be all over that. Maybe he would say screw you for passing on me so Im going to Indy.

      • Rob Staton

        If the Packers ever did trade Rodgers… it won’t be to another NFC team.

        • Matt

          Only NFC team I could see is the Saints. But agreed…more than likely an AFC team. Denver maybe?

    • DC

      Whooooa buddy… It’s A-A-ron
      A-Rod played baseball

  67. millhouse-serbia

    One question for all of you that are unhappy with Seahawks results from 2015-2020…(i dont agree with you but you have all right to not be suttisfied and i am not saying there arent reasons to feel that way).. And looks like people with my opinion are minority…

    Can you name 3 NFC teams you would be happy with… Or if not 3 then at least one…

    • Rob Staton

      I hate it when people frame the debate like this.

      It’s not about being ‘unhappy with the results’.

      It’s the poor decisions, execution and approach that has prevented them from achieving more. Stuff they’ve done that was easily avoidable. That’s the whole point.

    • OP_Chillin

      Eagles are the only NFC team that has won a SB in that timeframe, so I’d start with them. Packers have made a few NFCCG since then, so I’d go with them next. Niners and Rams made the SB in that period, they’d come next. Might as well throw in the Bucs now they’ve made the SB. I’d say the Saints too as they made the NFCCG and had a couple of playoff byes in there too.

    • Matt

      Weird year for the NFC – to answer your question:

      49ers – they have everything but the QB and they will aggressively address that this year.
      Packers – Bad game today but their QB and OL are tough to beat. Love LaFleur.

      Teams that I think are equivalent from an outlook standpoint (to SEA):

      Arizona – Young QB w/ superstar talent.
      WFT – Elite front 4. Can sell out for a QB.
      Rams – 2 best defensive players in the world. Great offensive coach.

    • Tony

      Id rather be Rams, 9ers. I dont trust GB, rodgers has carried them mostly. But SF, LA have done it with average to bad qbs. Both have absolute monster talent every where else and coaches that cover there diffencies. Both also gameplan incredibly well and are agressive in building there teams. If they nab a qb, both will be topps in nfc.

  68. OP_Chillin

    Rob, I haven’t looked at Seahawks stuff for a bit and I’m reading this twitter thread between you, Brian, and Jeff and I don’t get what’s going on. People are saying OCs don’t want this job because of RW?

    • Big Mike

      In my opinion if they’re saying that they’re mistaken. It would be a case of not wanting Pete Carroll dictating to them.

      • Big Mike

        I mean logically speaking if you’re a guy that’s never been an OC and you have a chance to be the guy calling plays for a top 10 QB, why wouldn’t you want to?……….unless you won’t be given the freedom to do just that.

    • Rob Staton

      Brian implied that, yes.

      Then people called him out and I got the sense he didn’t enjoy that.

      I don’t think it was his finest hour. But it’s twitter and the human race shouldn’t spend as much time on Twitter as they do.

      • Ryan

        Is it possible OCs see that the inside reality (that Russ misses a lot of guys his OC schemed open or simply cannot do some of things they’d like to do as an OC) doesn’t rise up to the outside perception of Russ (that he’s “elite” and any problems with the offense are either (a) because the OL gives him “zero time” to throw or (b) because we’re holding him back?

        I could see not wanting to be the fall guy (like Bevell, and to a lesser extent Schotty) when the results don’t match the expectations.

        • Rob Staton

          I can certainly imagine there are coaches who would prefer to work with a more conventional quarterback, yes.

          But let’s be real here. Wilson isn’t perfect but he’s also one of the best players in the NFL over the last decade. He’s shown what he’s capable of time and time again. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

          And the opportunity to work with one of the best quarterbacks in the league is hardly a turn off. Unlike having to deal with a 69-year-old Head Coach who wants to dictate the style of offense, constantly talks about winning 17-14 and is a self-confessed meddler.

  69. Pran

    Mahomes, Tyreek, Kelce….it’s just not fair.

  70. BruceN

    Watching KC’s offense and scheme it feels like our offense is a high school varsity offense in comparison.

    • Big Mike

      Yeah they have an incredible amount of speed, but Reid’s creativity is wonderful as well.

      • BruceN

        Hill/Kielce combo are deadly. And Mahomes makes them unstoppable. But Reid ran his offense with Henne in a divisional round win.

  71. Big Mike

    Whatever KC is favored by in the Super Bowl, I’ll take them and give the points.

    • Rob Staton

      They might win 3-4 SB’s in a row at this rate.

      • Big Mike

        Agree. Green Bay in ’65, ’66 and ’67 are the only team to win 3 straight NFL championships (no Super Bowl vs. the AFL yet in ’65). I just told my Mrs. they have a shot at doing that.

        • charlietheunicorn

          *Patriots

          • Big Mike

            What about them? They never won 3 in a row. Nor did Dallas in the 90s. Look it up. I’m not wrong about this.

            • charlietheunicorn

              2001 – 2004 won 3 SB in 4 years. The Cows had 3 in 4 years as well. As for the Packers, they won 5 NFL/SBs between 1961-1967. This is where I see the Chiefs landing right now barring a major injury.

              Either way, these deomanstrate complete dominance and excellence that the Chiefs could still yet achieve. I’m just glad to see some new blood in the SBs, QB Mahomes + HC Reid is an unbelievable combination.

              • Big Mike

                I’m fully aware of the 5 in 7 years by the Packers and 3 in 4 by the Cowpukes and the Patriots. You’re right, dominant stretches (especially the 60s Packers). However………………my original point was 3 straight.

      • Paul Cook

        It’s possible, injuries permitting.

        Josh Allen is a true warrior, though. The real deal.

      • BruceN

        Very likely. As long as they keep that talented core together with Mahomes and Andy Reid in control they have to be the favorite for the next few years.

  72. charlietheunicorn

    Chiefs are looking as good as they have throughout the season. Finally getting back on their mark and dominating on offense like we all know they can. Should be a good SB…… both teams might score 40+….

  73. Paul Cook

    I kind of like Buffalo being pissed off and ornery as hell. They’ll be back. That’s what it’s telling me.

    • OP_Chillin

      I’m not so sure about that. I think 2020 Allen is 2017 Wentz but we shall see.

      • Paul Cook

        I don’t see it like that. Josh Allen…I’m going long on him.

        As a Bear fan living in Chicago in the 80’s, we lost the NFC championship to our nemesis the 49ers. The Bears were pissed off and ornery as hell at the end of the loss. Every fan who really knew the team knew it was SB or bust going into training camp the next year.

        The next year they killed it.

        Could be the case with Buffalo next year. We’ll see.

      • TomLPDX

        Think Bills 2020 = Seahawks 2012. They’ll be back.

        Two great games today. The cream rose to the top. Should be a great superbowl…and I’m not calling a winner!

        • OP_Chillin

          I don’t see that… the 2012 Seahawks had the most talented defense in the league that year coming into their own. The Bills don’t have a #1 unit on either side of the ball, let alone one with historically great potential.

          • Whit21

            I can see Allen coming back.. He didnt handle their pressure very well.. taking HUGE sacks backing up and not throwing it away.. He got flustered by the looks of it.. I think he can bounce back.. Its just a matter of the Bills getting more talent and trend upwards..

            • IHeartTacoma

              Those sacks were Wilsonesque. The only thing missing was the spin move.

      • Gohawks5151

        I’m always hesitant to say people will be back. Even with Seattle. Sometimes this is your shot. Wentz is exactly the most recent case I can think of for teams getting ahead of themselves

      • Henry Taylor

        A big boost for them is that, unlike the 2017 Eagles, they’ll be retaining their OC. Plus I think McDermott has built a tough winning culture, whilst I think Pederson was always overrated.

        They may also never make a superbowl as long as Mahomes is healthy.

    • Jamho3

      Buff pissed off and ornery. Respect that.

      Buff will be back? IDK about that by any means. Their coaching staff was a huge part of their success.

      The roster overall is fantastic but let’s see how they hold up over time. Lots of teams fire and fall back w/o ever mustering consistent excellence.

  74. charlietheunicorn

    The Super Bowl favored team is 35-19 straight up in the prior 54 Super Bowls. (64% of the time)
    Chiefs are currently 3.5 favorites.

    The Super Bowl over/under total opened at 57 at Caesars Sportsbook.
    I would take the over, that is only a 30 to 27 type of game and I think both teams will put up some points.

  75. SAVAGE

    Hey rob any thoughts on kylin hill? Thanks!

    • Rob Staton

      I’ve not studied him yet, sorry

    • Mick

      Is he available at pick #164 in the PFF mock simulator? 😀

  76. millhouse-serbia

    Next year we could face Saints and Packers without Brees and Rodgers. Our schedule looks mucher better if that happens.

    • Rob Staton

      Rodgers aint going anywhere.

      He was having a sulk.

      • millhouse-serbia

        Just one question… Not saying it will happen…

        They could save 22 mil if they trade him post june 1st…is it possible to agree on a trade before this draft for future picks (2022) but that it isnt only word agreement… Can they sign something that team that trades for him can be sure it will happen…

        • Rob Staton

          No, it’s not realistic and in all likelihood against the league rules.

      • Big Mike

        Rodgers “having a sulk”. Really? That’s never happened before.

  77. Sea Mode

    I do wonder, though, if Russ might have been in favor of Lombardi, being he’s tried to emulate Brees his whole career.

    • Jamho3

      Personally IDK what Russ thinks he probably has tastes similar to ours. As it is, I do believe that the way the search is being conducted shows us that the Seahawks are casting a wide net and that the candidates seem to be ones that match some objective standards.

      Run game guys, with NFL experience to win soon etc.

      So far so good. Too bad about Doug Pederson though incredible asset for us to have but it’s easy to see that it makes more sense for him to collect his $5m salary and then go back as a HC rather than be left of up to the vagaries of SEA’s team success.

      GO HAWKS!

  78. millhouse-serbia

    Chiefs starting OL for the Super Bowl:

    LT Remmers (0 LT snaps since ’16)
    LG Allegretti (7th rounder)
    C Reiter (7th rounder)
    RG Wisniewski (cut by PIT in Nov.)
    RT Wiley (a UDFA guard)

    • Rob Staton

      It’s a good job they have Mahomes, Hill, Kelce and the most creative offensive mind in the NFL

      • clbradley17

        So the best coach, QB, TE, and fastest WR.
        Kelse and Hill combined for 290 rec. yards yesterday vs. the Bills.

        • IHeartTacoma

          That Hardman kid is fast too. Impressive team to watch.

      • Big Mike

        I’m not sure people realize just how good Mahomes is at sensing pressure and stepping away from it to get throws off.

    • GoHawksDani

      I really hope these guys can step up big, and Reid will figure out some creative ways to protect Mahomes. I hope KC wins…not a fan of Brady (as a person, don’t have much against him as a QB), and I like Mahomes (as a person he seem grounded, and a cool dude, and as a QB he’s the complete package)

  79. millhouse-serbia

    How would you feel about Kevin king as a seahawk for next few years?

    He had awfull day yeaterday, but in Petes scheme maybe he can be much better…

    And do you think he will be cheaper than Shaquill?

    • Rob Staton

      Pass.

      Sherm please.

    • cha

      If 2021 is like 2020, they’ll find a way to give King a huge raise and tell the press they’ve set at corner.

    • John_s

      Pass he’s played in 36 of a possible 64 games in his career.

  80. clbradley17

    Thanks so much for this interview Rob. Great ?s and Nagy is the most generous guy to do this right before the Senior Bowl. He had another really good interview a few days ago with Jake & Stacy of ESPN Seattle, talked a lot about the Senior Bowl + the Seahawks and JS. He said JS is the most accessible GM he’s ever been around and made it a great place to work in the front office.

    Please continue the interviews Rob, and if you can get Tony Pauline and Lance Zierlein after the Senior Bowl that would be great to hear who they observed excelling during the practices and game. Any more with players get us an insight into who we may draft like Lewis from last year. We all enjoy hearing you interview anyone from draft experts to draftees to Seahawks announcers like Dave Wyman or Brock if possible – anyone else you can get for a few minutes and ?s is fantastic and greatly appreciated.

    • Rob Staton

      I love doing the interviews — and I’m very, very prepared to continue doing them.

      There’ll definitely be my now annual conversation with Tony and I’m happy to work to get further interviews with players, media members and other NFL personalities.

      However — I also need to know people want this content. I know some of you really enjoy the pieces — but the numbers are so low compared to the podcasts. Or, for that matter, compared to the player interviews a year ago. I’m not sure why. Especially the podcast — why 4000 people are willing to listen to me moan about the Seahawks but only 700 want to listen to one of the best in the business in Jim Nagy is beyond me.

      • cha

        Are you able to track post clicks?

        Do they match the ratio when you do a prospect piece vs when you moan about the Seahawks?

      • Sea Mode

        If it’s any consolation, the clip about Eskridge you posted in your tweet has north of 6k views.

        Maybe that’s an idea moving forward? Keep publishing different clips of the interview on Twitter. Maybe Seahawks fans who aren’t necessarily draftniks will feel they can listen in to a 2 min. video and see if they want to then click and watch the full 17 min.

        Or maybe just embed the whole YouTube video directly in the Tweet if you think it’s just that extra click that people are too lazy to make to jump off their Twitter feed over to YouTube? I know in my own case, that I don’t like to jump around on the phone as much unless I’m really interested in the content.

        I’ll admit I have no real idea about how to best do this, just brainstorming as to why 6k would see that clip but only 700 the YT video. I’m also thinking that if you were to tag the player(s) he talks about in each clip you might get more re-tweets (from Jim, who likes to promote the players there; from the players themselves and their fans; from other draft sites, etc.) It probably wouldn’t even spoil the hook you set up in the Tweet, since most people don’t know his name yet anyway.

      • icb12

        I’m no expert, but my suggestion

        Make sure you include “seahawks” in all your video titles as appropriate. You’ll get more hits. More people search for Seahawks info than Dayo Odeyingbo or Alim McNeil. I think this is pretty readily apparent from the view discrepancies. Even the Milton Williams video got more hits than others; and I suspect it has to do with the fact that it said “seahawks” in the title, and not because it’s a better interview than Dayo or NC State.
        Ditto Jim Nagy. Obviously the Schotty vid has the most hits because that was the biggest news, it tied together with national media.

        Shorter is better. Under 66 characters for google search display. Under 70 so Youtube doesn’t give you the ellipsis. Most of your video titles show the ellipsis. We can’t even SEE the full title on youtube until we open it.

        I’d give each video series a more consistent name. So the podcast series would have it’s own, and the interview series would have it’s own etc etc. Once you get it, then be consistent with the naming system. Consider adding the number when you come up with appropriate series names. It’s statistically proven that viewers like numbers in titles.

        IE: Seahawks NFL Draft Prospects: Interview 1, Milton Williams (That’s 59 Characters, Calls out the NFL Draft, and the seahawks)

        I follow a fair amount of youtube channels from hunting, fishing chanells to biking and skiing. This seems to be the biggest difference I can see. Simply the titles. Be short, sweet, consistent and playy off on the seahawks aspect.

        I think it’s reasonable to expect the podcast series to get more hits anyway, simply because it’s more relevant to most fans. Plenty of fans that don’t necessarily follow the offseason.

        Also when I view the page source, it appears you are not tagging your youtube videos with keywords. i’d recommend tagging them. tag them with Seahawks Draft Blog, NFL Draft, Senior Bowl, etc etc.
        Every little bit will help.

        • Sea Mode

          Calls himself “no expert”. Proceeds to give expert advice… 😀

          I know the thumbnail game is also a huge part of view count on YouTube. Your videos with Seahawks’ players on the thumbnail are inherently much more attractive to click on than the one with just the Senior Bowl logo.

          Maybe at least an image of Jim Nagy in Senior Bowl gear would have been better. Or him overlayed on top of the logo if that’s not too hard.

      • all i see is 12s

        Rob, I suspect that many are just a little burnt out after the season. I mean, this season was equally frustrating and exhausting. Some might just need a break. Also, after the GB loss last year, I think everyone was super excited for FA and the draft as we had more $ and picks than we had in quite some time. As you well-documented, it was all a big let-down and the results were the doomed season we just witnessed. Now we have no cap room, minimal picks and a seeming power or identity struggle between Russ and PC. I think many are just willing to turn off for a bit and tune in later to see how it turns out.

        Not me though. I love the interviews and all the content you bless us with. Thank you again.

        • Sea Mode

          I feel this too, tbh.

      • Ryan

        I assume it has to do with the state of the team this year compared to previous years. In earlier years, I was super excited about our R1 pick, should we trade down, can we move up, that stuff. But I’m not that into the draft this year, looking at various prospects, because we don’t have a 1st round pick and only one pick in the first three rounds. I just can’t get excited about draft season this year, because they’re not going to become Seahawks.

        That said, the future direction of the team really seems to hang in the balance. What to do with Jamal, and our offensive coordinator, and Russ, and Pete and John… that is stuff that seems really interesting right now, and will probably affect our future more than pick #55 and #124 will.

  81. cha

    Adam Schefter
    @AdamSchefter
    Former Chargers’ OC Shane Steichen is arriving today in Philadelphia, where he is expected to become the Eagles’ new offensive coordinator, per source.
    5:24 AM · Jan 25, 2021

    • Hawks_Gui

      Kirby wilson, here we go

      • Volume12

        Can’t be mad at the possibility and now disappointed

    • icb12

      All part of the plan man.
      Constant leaks to the twitterverse on this coach or that… all to make it seem like “hey look Russ.. we are really trying here. Look at all these names”. Meanwhile, inside Pete is just stalling for time till all these guys have jobs and then he can hire his old college buddies and say “we didn’t have any other choice, everyone else got jobs already!”

      It’s seriously reminds me of watching my children clean up their toys. Stalling, stalling, stallling. Every minute or so they will toss one in the toy bin and make sure I hear it go in, trying to make me think they are actually cleaning, when in fact they are simply stalling until it’s way past bedtime and dad will clean up the toys for them.

      Unfortunately for my kids, Mom runs the show and toys left on the floor get tossed in another bin entirely.
      Unfortunately for Seahawks fans, Pete Carrol runs the show and yes men are the flavor of the season.

  82. millhouse-serbia

    GB defense made intentional offside after 2 min warning, to save one of their TO, right? Could Arians reject penalty? And what would happen if GB made penalty again he rejected again etc…

    • Henry Taylor

      I dont think you decline offside.

    • Robbie

      They were saying on the broadcast that they actually could have declined the penalty. Just doesn’t happen often.

  83. BruceN

    LaFleur is getting heat for pulling a PC. What was he thinking? In the big moment he went for safe, or he thought.

  84. Big Mike

    Kicking a fg on 4th down with 2 mins left when you have the top red zone offense in the league and need a TD is like passing the ball from the 1 when you have one of the best goal line RBs in the league.

    • Ashish

      I didn’t get that call at all. GB still would have to stop and make touch down. I was the one who praised GB how to made plays in red zone against Rams. A quick snap and throw to Adams who was in motion defense rusher has no chance to make a play. That was a missed opportunity

      • Gohawks5151

        They actually tried that Adams motion earlier and KC was ready for it.

  85. Paul Cook

    It was a serious brain fart. I mean, look at the possible *reasonable* outcomes.

    –You don’t make the TD your D has the team pinned deep and you’re still a TD/2 pt conversion away from tying and possibly winning the game

    –You make the TD you’re either tied or down by one and only a defensive stop and FG away from winning the game

    –You kick a FG you’re still a TD away from winning and Brady has much better field position after the kickoff and a first down or so away from losing the game

    It was just a bad call.

  86. Hoggs41

    When it comes to the OC search do people think we are getting rejected? Waiting for someone who is still playing? Or just not sure who they want to hire at this time?

  87. Volume12

    Bucky Brooks bringing up stuff that pops out on tape when I watch Micah Parsons and why I don’t think he’s a top 12 pick. He can’t cover. Can’t process. And IMO that goes back to what Bucky said. Has immaturity/football character issues and concerned the light never comes on for him.

    He’s an EDGE for me. But where & how?

    • Scot04

      Amazing LB with great range and speed. Everything i saw looked like a potential game changer. Easily best LB in the class who could also be used to rush of the edge. If I could trade Adams for him and a 2021 3rd I would. Money saved. Plus he takes Wrights position at strong side. No 18m on Adams or 8-10M on Wright. Extend Dunlap & Reed. Use save money on OL.

      • Volume12

        I like Baron Browning more than him.

    • John_s

      Basically another Aaron Curry (i don’t know if Aaron had maturity issues. He was heralded as a can’t miss, but Curry did mention that once he got paid he lost some of the passion).

    • JimQ

      I’ve been deep diving on EDGE/LEO types in the coming draft, looking for a “sneaky” later round Seahawk pick if they still have pass rushing needs after their 1-st couple of picks. One, I’ve come across is:

      EDGE-Elerson Smith, No. Iowa; 6-7/245, He is currently moving up in the draft as a FAST riser. but likely still a day-3 draft pick. IF nothing else, this guy has great height, room to add weight & ++length & seems to be
      ++ disruptive, it would appear that he has ++ physical traits & just requires beefing up a little & some pro coaching to DEVELOP into a beast at EDGE. He’ll likely drop to day 3 due to level of competition concerns.

      PER: https://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com/2020/05/elerson-g-smith/
      2020 stats include 63 tackles, 14.0-Sacks, (#3 in FCS), 5-FF’s (#1 in FCS), 21.5-TFL’s, 14-QBH”s, 4-PBU’s, plus 2-blocked kicks on Special Teams —-> Anyone know anything about this small school FCS EDGE player? Might he be a valid round 5/6/7 pick as a “developmental” DE/LEO?

      • Volume12

        Haven’t seen him. 1 guy I like as someone who can slide inside as a 3-tech is Chauncey Golston from Iowa.

  88. cha

    Oh I’m so, so salty…

    PFF
    @PFF
    Frank Clark: 22 total pressures in the playoffs over the last two seasons

    T-1st w/ Nick Bosa

    • Scot04

      But we have Jamal Adams…. sigh 😕

      • Big Mike

        And LJ Collier, and Darrell Taylor!

        • John_s

          And DK Metcalf

    • Denver Hawker

      It’s a cool stat for sure, but how many other defensive lineman have played the same number of playoff games in that span?

      The fact that he is tied with Bosa who hasn’t played this year says more about Bosa than Clark frankly.

      • Gohawks5151

        Agree on Bosa. I was very confused when I “Clark frankly”. Frank Clarkly? haha

  89. Mac

    Rob, for your YouTube it’s best to have two channels, a SDB channel and a Rob channel. If certain words are put on YouTube(COVID 19, guidelines/safety protocols etc) YouTube will throttle organic reach to combat the possibility on COVID disinformation. Even when it doesn’t make sense.

    It is a pain but YouTube values watch time over everything else. I’d recommend slicing the main interviews into clips before posting the full interview. It is really bizarre that people aren’t watching the interviews, I watch them all, the regular draft media is quite dead at the moment, which should yield more organic outreach.

    I’m just curious why the initial views are so low, it’s bizarre

  90. Sea Mode

    Well, that’s one more OC opening filled.

    Ian Rapoport
    @RapSheet
    ·28m

    From The Aftermath: The #Colts promoted QB coach Marcus Brady to OC, another step in a cool journey that began in the CFL and will continue in Indy. He excelled with Philip Rivers this year.

  91. millhouse-serbia

    Per source, the Seahawks put in a request to interview Bills QBs coach Ken Dorsey for their offensive coordinator job. They aren’t the first. Dorsey’s name has been a popular one.

    • Sea Mode

      I’m willing to hold out the faint hope that the Seahawks did indeed have a name they were focused on from a team still in the playoffs and the rest are just fallback plans and covering the bases.

      One can always hope, I guess…

      • pdway

        To me the simplest explanation is also the most likely – i.e. that they are casting a wider net than in prior searches – which is a good thing. And maybe they were slower than others to pull the trigger on Lombardi or Steichen, because of this, and that caused them to lose out.

        In the end, I suppose the result is all that matters.

        • McZ

          The easiest explanation is, that everybody has Schotty’s phone number.

  92. Rob Staton

    I’ve just a 10 minute broadcast interview for Cleveland.com previewing the Senior Bowl, talking about the draft and the Browns.

    Keep an eye out for it

    • Sea Mode

      Cool. How’d you end up on that one?

      • Rob Staton

        Just got an invite out of the blue.

        It was nice. The last time I got invited to do anything with the Seattle media was in London 2018 when Dave Wyman asked me to call Danny O’Neil a wanker on the radio.

        • STTBM

          Ha! That’s funny! Oneil deserves it though for sure…and of course you passed on the opportunity. Good on you!

    • cha

      Mary Kay Cabot? She’s awesome.

      • Rob Staton

        It wasn’t with Mary Kay but yeah she works with them.

    • Zxvo3

      Haha this is cool. I live in Cleveland so it’ll be interesting to hear an opinion about the Browns from a Seahawks perspective.

      • Rob Staton

        I forgot to ask if we could have their entire O-line and running backs for Jamal Adams, Bobby Wagner and DK Metcalf.

        • cha

          They need some work on their COVID protocols too. So let’s throw PC and Gregg Bell into the deal.

        • Zxvo3

          LOL

    • TomLPDX

      Hopefully someone who sees it will post a link to it.

    • Gohawks5151

      Traitor!! 😉

  93. Volume12

    Good stuff on the interview w/ Nagy Rob. One of those guys I could listen to all day.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks man

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