Arkansas safety Jalen Catalon has a big future

Jalen Catolon has all the tools necessary to be a very good NFL player

Arkansas have taken a huge step forward under coach Sam Pittman. Last year they were competitive for the first time in years. This year, they appear to have taken another big stride.

They’re well drilled, organised and they know what they are. There’s a lot to be said for selecting your identity, having clarity on it and executing a plan that makes sense. Sounds simple but often teams get muddled in their thinking and team construction.

Arkansas mask their weaknesses by punctuating their strengths. Thus, you see a team running for 333 yards against Texas, giving them an absolute hammering, combining that with a well coached defense.

They also have a lot of talent, however. It’s not just a case of being well-structured.

Nobody highlights that more than redshirt sophomore safety Jalen Catolon.

I watched the Arkansas vs Texas game on Sunday morning intentionally to watch Catolon, who I have watched from 2020 already. Although he didn’t make any major plays like last week (where he had two interceptions) — he organised the defense, made adjustments and stood out as the best player on the field.

He’s listed at 5-10 and 200lbs but he plays bigger than that. Catolon plays the run well and is very comfortable working to the LOS to help play contain off the edge or knifing through to hammer a ball-carrier. In the open-field he’s capable of bone-crunching hits and he has that fear-factor ability, lurking deep then showing off his quickness to cover ground and hammer opponents.

He’s more quick than fast — similar to Quandre Diggs in that regard — but he’s very capable of playing deep and in space. He undercuts routes well and shows good anticipation and read/react ability. The ball, at times, acts as a magnet to him. He already has five career interceptions in basically 1.2 seasons.

There shouldn’t be any concerns about him playing free safety. Watch the Florida game where he was able to stick in coverage vs Kadarius Toney, leaping and hanging in the air to break up a pass in the end zone.

He’s a good tackler — jolting and forceful.

And I come back to the way he was recognising Texas’ plays, making adjustments, communicating with team mates and making sure everyone was on the same page.

Steve Sarkisian is an overrated coach. Look at his record — 34-29 at Washington including three 7-6 seasons, then 12-6 at USC. I appreciate this record comes with the knowledge he experienced some personal struggles — but short of being able to go and organise Alabama’s cluster of elite recruits, he hasn’t shown much to date.

It was a surprise Texas gave him the keys to their gig. Or then again, it’s Texas. So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise.

He was embarrassed by Arkansas. The 40-21 scoreline actually flattered Texas. It’ll be interesting to see how Arkansas fair in a stretch of games coming up that includes Texas A&M, Georgia, Ole Miss and Auburn in consecutive weeks.

Regardless, Catolon is a name to watch for the draft in 2022 or 2023. He has every chance to be a superb NFL safety.

Other notes from Saturday:

— I wasn’t able to watch much CFB this weekend due to work commitments on Friday and Saturday. Apologies, I will catch-up in the week. The following are statistical notes and observations.

— It’s a better tight end class for 2022 and Jalen Wydermyer is one of the better players eligible for the draft. He had four catches for 66 yards and Texas A&M escaped with a 10-7 win against Colorado. Cade Otton made three catches for 33 yards during Washington’s latest shambolic performance at Michigan.

— Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton is listed at 6-4 and 220lbs. However, those numbers are deceptive if you’re expecting a hammer in the Kam Chancellor mould. Hamilton is a gliding, quicker player with great awareness and the ability to cover ground. He’s versatile and you wouldn’t rule out him being able to compete at free safety. He had two TFL’s in a narrow win against Toledo.

— The 2022 quarterback class is absolutely honking. Players need to emerge quickly if anyone is going to salvage things. This week I spent time watching Nevada’s Carson Strong and I think he’s probably worthy of a fourth or fifth round grade. Iowa State’s Brock Purdy, meanwhile, was benched after throwing three interceptions against Iowa. No wonder the Houston Texans are sticking to their guns in terms of trade compensation for Deshaun Watson.

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  1. UkAlex6674

    Rob what’s your season record prediction for Seattle please? I’m going 12-5.

    • Rob Staton

      I think 11-6

    • Mick

      Well here’s a record prediction:

      I’m going optimistically for a 13-4, with W against Big Ben, W against Rodgers, 4-2 in NFL West, one screw-up home and one more L away.

      • Big Mike

        You have no idea how badly I want you to be right about beating GB in GB. However………..since it last happened in ’99, I don’t see it.

  2. Bankhawk

    Ah, Rob-a week when you’re apologizing and still some of the best content out there!
    Speaking of tight ends, while you were watching Notre Dame, did their tight end impress at all? I only saw highlights and I trust your eye over mine any day, but the dude grabbed me in a Zach Miller kinda way.

    • Rob Staton

      I didn’t watch the game yesterday — that was simply a statistical note based on my assessment of their leading safety. I’ve been impressed with Michael Mayer though if that’s who you’re talking about?

      • Bankhawk.

        Yup, Mayer. That was the one!

  3. Big Mike

    Counting on Robbie’s undefeated record when attending Seahawk away games today. No pressure tho man.

    • Robbie

      Shoot, sure hope I didn’t jinx it lol but I’ll be there!

  4. Big Mike

    If the defensive game plan today isn’t to be highly committed to stopping the run and making a hobbled Wentz beat them, Pete is dumber than I thought. Don’t want to hear “we didn’t expect that”. As a casual fan, I expect it Pete.

    • Call Me AL

      LOL,The “we didn’t expect that” thing isn’t going away huh Mike. But hey, we have a new offensive coordinator and all is well!

    • Rob Staton

      It’s an obvious game plan you would think

      • Elmer

        Don’t know about Ohio State defense. Are they going to have a down year or are the $&$$$$$ Ducks that good? We

        • AlaskaHawk

          It was the Ohio State Offense that got stopped within 10 yards of the goal multiple times.

  5. Call Me AL

    Todays Seahawks game should be real interesting to watch. Shane Waldron gets a tough test right out the gate with the colts. The Colts defense should be tough to run on and the best way to attack them may be to go after their cornerbacks. It will be interesting to see what the offensive game plan is, the new look offense, the in-game adjustments he makes and how he may have to compensate for a lack of talent at center going against two very good defensive tackles. Can Waldron live up to the high expectations of the fan base?

    On defense the obvious concerns are the run defense and corner back play. The Colts are going to run the ball and I expect their offensive line to be very physical. We lack talent and depth at defensive tackle and this may be an area they can exploit. I’m not sure how effective Carson Wentz can be attacking our secondary given his lack of reps with the team. But if he’s able to do so, this game may turn into a real slugfest. Should be a fun game to watch!

  6. Noah

    Collier a healthy scratch, but why is Collins not playing?

    • Big Mike

      Is he a healthy scratch? If so, their belief in Penny continues to boggle my mind.

      Collier was gonna show everyone that he’s not a bust. Hey LJ, sorry man but you are.

      • Noah

        Collins may have showed up on the injury report this week I think, but he was only limited and went off the report towards the end of the week. And I agree, it’s a tough ask to justify the LJ pick from now on, unfortunately.

      • Lewis

        Maybe they are keeping Collins in bubble wrap in case Carson gets hurt.

        • Lewis

          Or they are working a deal with Ravens.

          • Rob Staton

            The Ravens have already re-stocked at RB

    • Big Mike

      Just looked it up, yep AC a healthy scratch. I’m sure if Carson gets hurt Penny will step in and average like 2.5 a carry.

      • Noah

        What a threatening backup

    • Rob Staton

      I can’t believe breakout star LJ Collier is a healthy scratch

      Good Morning Football lied to us

      • Big Mike

        They predicted him as a “breakout star”? Good Lord, no wonder I seldom watch sports talk TV.

        • Rob Staton

          Didn’t predict, they called him a breakout star from last year!

          • Big Mike

            LMAO. They apparently don’t watch anything but Dallas games

      • Noah

        but he’s bound to break out at some point!!

        • Paul Cook

          LJ Collier healthy. Chuckles, grimaces, and shakes head. So much for the “competition” thing if AC is a healthy scratch. Please. Penny did nothing in preseason that I saw that he earned the next up role at RB.

          • Rob Staton

            Always compete has been a charade for a good while

    • Big Mike

      Is Collier the biggest Seahawks first round whiff since Dan McWire? Certainly since Aaron Curry.

      • Rob Staton

        Penny has to be in the conversation. Especially because they took him over Chubb.

        • Big Mike


          • Paul Cook

            Aaron Curry huge bust. He was can’t miss. Personally speaking, Dan McGwire ws kind of a hit-or-miss QB pick. Rick Mirer was the bigger bust to me in light of expectations.

        • Henry Taylor

          Penny has at least had some good plays.

          • Rob Staton

            In 2019?

            • Henry Taylor

              More than Collier has done.

              • Rob Staton


                823 yards in three seasons for a first rounder. That’s about the same as Collier’s paltry contribution in two years

    • cha

      Collier got beat out by the third-string DE Carlos Dunlap. (seriously, look at the Seahawks official depth chart)

    • cha

      Bob Condotta
      Seahawks GM John Schneider says on pregame radio show that it was a coach’s decision for LJ Collier to be inactive. Also notes that the Seahawks are changing some things on the DL this year, presumably meaning going with more of their speed rush package.

  7. Paul Cook

    Always fun and exciting to have the NFL back on Sunday morning. I’m just like a cat lapping up a bowl of cream listening to all pre-games, predictions, prognostications… What an entertainment industry this is.

    I am really miffed about the Seahawks this year, at least from the standpoint of predictions. My best guess is that they go 5-4 the first 9 games, and then hopefully 6-2 in the last 8 games to finish 11-6. That seems about right. It all hinges on how the new offense performs. We’ve got to be one of the best offenses in the NFL to be successful this year. I mean like top 5.

    I’m disappointed they didn’t do a little more to beef up the OL given how important the offense is to their success this year. Getting Jackson just wasn’t enough for me. If the injury bug hits us there, the fate of the team is in the balance. I don’t trust any of our familiar second tier guys, and our new guys, Forsythe and Curhan, are just that, new guys. It wouldn’t surprise me if there big in-season move this year is for an OLman.

    Anyway…happy football Sunday all.

  8. Palatypus

    “He was embarrassed by Arkansas. The 40-21 scoreline actually flattered Texas. It’ll be interesting to see how Arkansas fair in a stretch of games coming up that includes Texas A&M, Georgia, Ole Miss and Auburn in consecutive weeks.”

    I think just about anyone would be happy with 2-2 in that stretch. If I had to guess it, they probably beat Texas A&M on the road, lose to Georgia on the road, beat Ole Miss on the road, and then lose at home to Auburn.

    BTW, I love the use of the words “shambolic” and “honking.” It makes me think of that Sham-Wow guy.

    • Rob Staton

      I am a big fan of words like shambolic and honking.

      To me they are underused.

  9. STTBM

    Always Compete is an utter lie! Collins inactive so whiny Carrol can prop up his disastrous pick of Penny over Chubb. I’m livid…Collier now is an utter waste of a roster spit.

    Did they use a Ouija board to make those selections?!

    I was looking forward to seeing Collins play, he’s earned it. Penny has earned only derision…

  10. Rob Staton

    A controversial opinion…

    I am not a fan of the ‘SEA…. HORKS’ chant that people do, and that one of the players is doing in this video:

    I like American sports but as fan bases you bring nothing to the table in terms of chant/songs about your teams.

    • Sea Mode

      Oh, that’s an easy agree for me at least. Soccer chants/songs 1 million times better.

  11. JLemere

    Last year the D-Line was the weakness and so I have tracked pressure stats when watching the games. Since this year the weakness on Defense this year is CBs, I want to track some stats, but the problem is the only real stats I could track is PDs, tackles/miss tackles, INTs, and FF/FR since I don’t fully understand how PFF and other analytic sites calculate passer rating allow for DBs. So maybe I’ll track how many times Tre Flowers turns his head on coverage, but I got a really good guess on what that number is for this game and for the regular season.

  12. Denver Hawker

    Why is a “speed rush” package more in favor today than committing to stop Taylor. He is the only weapon that team has right now.

    I don’t buy the Condotta comment. I think Collier is just toast.

    • AlaskaHawk

      Unfortunately Taylor is good on the ground or for outlet passes. Seahawks defense will have their hands full. Should be an interesting game. Lets hope Russell puts up a bunch of points and makes this an easy win.

    • cha

      Agree. Collier doesn’t fit in the speed package or the not-speed package.

      This is the problem – all the pushback about how the DL / pass rush will be better that led with ‘look at the DL depth!’ discount that the Seahawks cannot dress all 9 every single game. And now they’ve got just a bunch of guys dressing and somebody’s always going to be a scratch.

  13. Ashish

    We are so loaded on DL our first rounder LJ Collier is healthy scratch.

  14. Paul Cook

    I think perhaps a player who has as much riding on him as anyone this year is Baker Mayfield. The Browns seem to have as much talent on their roster as any team in the league now. Is it not on Mayfield as to how far they go this year? Is he going to prove to be the weak link, or is he going to be the leader who takes the team a step closer to the promised land.

  15. cha

    Bear in the building

    Bob Condotta
    FWIW, the Seahawks first full team defensive snap in warmups featured a 5-man defensive front of Benson Mayowa, Al Woods, Bryan Mone, Poona Ford and Rasheem Green. John Schneider earlier mentioned Seahawks doing some different things with their DL this year.

  16. Paul Cook

    On a side note, I’ll be happy when the 9/11 stuff is over. For one, it was a tragic event that I’d rather not relive. For two, the only thing positive about it was that it brought our country together in tragedy, which only serves to remind me how much our country looks childishly selfish in comparison now.

  17. Sea Mode

    For better or for worse, let’s get this season’s show on the road!

  18. Ashish

    Trey Flowers man where can we hide him

    • Palatypus

      We can put him in Collier’s spot. No one will notice.

  19. Sea Mode

    Sure, why not give them a free pass on 3rd and long… 😡

    • Paul Cook

      Was it too much to ask for a three-and-out? Evidently yes.

  20. Bmseattle

    The Colts offense is really good…right?

  21. Sea Mode

    Old pal Glowinski with the block in the back on Wagz…

  22. Paul Cook

    I think we need Blair on the field.

  23. AlaskaHawk

    Pete’s plan, give the defense some work by caving in on third downs. There is nothing like real football to improve a player.

    • Big Mike

      Don’t forget having Adams jump offside on 3rd and 9 putting them in position to get te first down and use up 7 more mins of clock.

      The last thing we need now is a 3 and out from the O

  24. Hawks4life

    I’ll take a FG way to hold them. Taylor looks healthy

  25. Paul Cook

    Weird, but our defense looked both good and bad on that drive.

  26. Mick

    Bobby Wagner not bringing his opponent down two times…

    • Sea Mode

      IMO one was a pretty clear push in the back by Glowinski.

      (BTW, they activated Joey Hunt too. Revenge game…? 😂)

  27. Sea Mode

    Looks like they’re going to keep rolling the dice with Adams like always. Risk it big and either it’s a huge play for us or a huge play for them. Not sure that’s sustainable.

    • Paul Cook

      Gotta say that he looks like a real stud out there now, though.

  28. Sea Mode

    Give them 5 free yards on 3rd and 9, then take 5 penalty yards for a 3rd and 9 of our own…

  29. pdway

    whatttttt a catch!

  30. Sea Mode

    It was always going to be him, V12…!

  31. Mick

    I’ll take this drive anytime. Great play by Carson, great reception by Tyler. The OLine looks good.

  32. AlaskaHawk

    If it’s a shootout then the Seahawks will win. Go Team!

  33. 206

    Crushing it on 3rd downs, good start! Great vision or maybe luck for Carson there, nice to see Russ get it out of hand on the blitz

  34. cha

    Gabe Jackson looking for and finding a key block in the hole on the Carson run.

    Atta boy.

    • Bmseattle

      I saw that!
      Great awareness. It was just a little shove..but enough.

  35. pdway

    it’s just one drive, and i’m wearing the rose-colored glasses for sure…. but, playcalling had a nice rhythm to it.

  36. Gohawks5151

    Getting good push up front. 4 yards a carry easy. Beautiful throw

  37. STTBM

    Penny doesn’t play like a Seahawk, bit Tyler Locket sure does! Whew! Maybe the D can show something ..

  38. Hawkcrazy

    Agree incredible job by Lockett looking back, locating the ball and making the catch. 2 special plays on that drive the other being Carson’s great run. Needed that TD. Maybe we can get a 3 and out and get the ball back. So far lots to like about Shane’s play call.

  39. Henry Taylor

    Raheem Green. Seahawks legend

  40. Sea Mode

    A sack! Green and Dunlap meet at the QB!

  41. Gohawks5151

    A screen!!! And to a TE none the less. Waldron, I’m in love

  42. Sea Mode

    Love that 1st down play design! Easy 10 yards.

  43. Pran

    I will wait to see in game adjustments on both offense and defense when it starts getting rough…

  44. GoHawksDani

    I broke down and buy the Gamepass again…hope the Hawks will repay by playing well hopefully all season 😀

  45. STTBM

    No passes to Metcalf….

  46. Matt

    LOVING what I’m seeing schematically on offense. This looks way easier than anything I’ve seen in a long time here.

  47. Gohawks5151

    Tight end again!!!! Cha is happy somewhere

    • cha


  48. Sea Mode

    Carson 6’2″… 😂

  49. Mick

    Simple and elegant, use the TEs, give Russ time to throw. We’re gonna be very hard to stop this way.

  50. STTBM

    I’m afraid this is a mirage….TEs making multiple catches on a drive and a TD, every run getting at least 4 yards…wow!

    Waldron for Prez?!

  51. Sea Mode

    OL been good so far

  52. Denver Hawker

    Okay to be excited about this offense. The TD play to Everett was a nice design for what he brings to the offense.

  53. Ashish

    Please maintain distance between Pete and Waldron

    • Sea Mode

      All the social distancing norms finally paying off…

    • 12th chuck

      love it! 🙂

  54. Troy

    Waldron is getting me fucking hyped dude just a great offensive game plan and execution and play calling so far

  55. Lewis

    What I like most is we are getting some easy yards at times, especially to the TEs. Not a lot of East yards last year.

  56. AlaskaHawk

    I’m seeing a couple new things on offense. A screen pass and better use of the tight ends.

    • Sea Mode

      A very welcome sight indeed.

  57. Big Mike

    The play design on that 22 yard completion to Will Disley was absolutely wonderful play design. He had Swain underneath and Dissly at mid range both were open And they got Russ out in space

    • Paul Cook

      Good call. I noticed that too. Well schemed.

  58. Sea Mode

    Why is this commentator (Vilma) so blatantly rooting for the Colts?

    • James Kupihea

      he keeps saying seahacks….

  59. Sea Mode

    Need some pressure on Wentz here.

  60. Big Mike

    Does anyone know if Brooks is hurt? I ask because Barton is in the game.

    • Big Mike

      Never mind he just pressured

  61. STTBM

    Defense needs to step up. Almost only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and atom bombs…still not sure we have anything other than a middling defense with a terrible coordinator…

  62. KennyBadger

    Love the offensive rhythm right now. Defense looks faster than last year.

  63. Matt

    Thankfully offense looks good because the defense looks…average.

    • Big Mike

      And this isn’t exactly Aaron Rodgers were going up against

  64. Matt Quarre

    Why Dunlap not getting many snaps? Saving him for the end of the game ?

  65. Mick

    As expected, we miss KJ at LB.

  66. Ashish

    Keep blitzing, when are you going to learn

  67. STTBM

    That sucked…we let em off the hook.

    Why on earth are you lining DE R Green on a slot WR?! Asinine! Way to go Ken Norton, genius of the gridiron!

  68. Pran

    wentz all completions except one.. defense is iffy.. let’s see if Ken can answer

  69. Bmseattle

    So weird that Green couldn’t cover pittman.

  70. Paul Cook

    I can’t quite figure out what they’re doing/trying to do on defense yet. There’s something not quite right, even though I’m seeing some good things from time to time.

  71. Kyle

    I’m already so sick of see damn defensive linemen in coverage.

  72. JLemere

    Q. Diggs got targeted on the big plays on the last drive and that guy wants 15M APY. SMH

  73. Sea Mode

    Is DJ Dallas really our best returner? Not saying risk Lockett, but maybe Eskridge or someone a bit faster.

  74. Big Mike

    If there’s an ineligible man downfield it wasn’t a fake punt

  75. Big Mike

    Nice pass rush

    • Sea Mode

      Our star pass rusher Green had to drop into coverage, so understandable…

  76. STTBM

    Seattle has to figure out how to cover RBs in the passing game! WTH?!

  77. Les Thomas

    Rasheem Green playing well, showing max effort….nice surprise!

  78. Mick

    Way to go Jordyn.

  79. Paul Cook

    Jet sweep. Yeah!

  80. dand393

    Man Eskridge looked fast wow

    • Hawks4life

      Yes he does

  81. STTBM

    DK needs to get the ball….

  82. Big Mike

    Offense looks plenty different in a good way.

  83. AlaskaHawk

    I could see the Seahawks building a running attack out of Carson or Collins between the tackles and Eskridge to the outside.

    • Mick

      Carson looked awesome so far, if he keeps up the pace we don’t have worries at RB.

      • Paul Cook

        To me the worry is just injury.

  84. Paul Cook

    RW never sneaks.

  85. Bmseattle

    Cant remember the last QB sneak we’ve successfully run.

    • Ashish

      So happy to see that..

  86. Mick

    And we didn’t even have to give the ball to DK yet…

  87. James

    ummm k. Lockett is ice cold.

  88. Paul Cook

    That was BEAUTIFUL!

  89. Big Mike

    If how do the colts let Tyler get behind them on a second and 20? Bad devil they are defense but I will take it Is wonderful throw too by Russ

    • Big Mike

      Fuckin voice to text

  90. STTBM

    I was gonna say Waldron’s Offense still has training wheels…then they promptly unleashed that bomb to Locket….Holy Smokes!

  91. pdway

    well this is fun…..

    Everett a weapon. Eskridge looks fast. Carson looks good.

    This O could be a force….

    • Ashish

      If you don’t run run …

    • Big Mike

      I like what Waldron has brought so far.

  92. pdway

    and shouldn’t be lost in the mix…Russell looks like Russell. Hopefully proving the point that the 2nd half of last year was some weird aberration.

    that’s 257 yards of total offense in the 1st half.

    • Bmseattle

      Remember Atlanta last year?

      • pdway

        it’s good to see Russell looking the guy from that game is what i’m saying, as opposed to the shaky looking QB we was in the 2nd half of last seasion.

  93. Mick

    Green best player in our D so far.

    • Palatypus

      Can’t believe you just said that.

  94. Sea Mode

    Tom Pelissero

    Russell Wilson’s first half in new #Seahawks OC Shane Waldron’s offense: 9-of-11 passing for 166 yards, 3 TDs and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. They lead the #Colts 21-10.

  95. AlaskaHawk

    The Seahawks have the Colts down. Let’s see if they can develop a killer instinct and crush their spirit in the second half. No mercy!!!!

  96. Sea Mode

    Penny questionable with a calf…

    • Hawkdawg

      Which is EXACTLY you don’t make Collier inactive. Sheesh. Not rocket science.

      • Big Mike

        You mean Collins but you are absolutely correct

  97. Mick

    Very good first half. Good news is, we can even do better.

    • BobbyK

      Yes. Aside from the 9 minute drive allowed to start the game, this was a great half of football to start the season.

      Now and most importantly – seal the deal in the second half!

      • 12th chuck

        so close to a 3 and out for the d as well, and the first down catch should have been challenged

  98. STTBM

    Imagine that. Penny injured yet again…and Collins inactive…well, if Russ and Waldron keep this up, we won’t need too many snaps for a backup rb….Dallas can manage…

  99. STTBM

    I’d like to be able to comment in real-time, it doesn’t feel like I’m part of the conversation with the lag as my comments are approved. Plus, most of my comments today aren’t being approved, despite there being no rules broken by them. I’m doing my best to stay way within the guidelines: what else can I do?

  100. AlaskaHawk

    Seahawks dominated the first half with 3 TDs. Only thing they didn’t dominate was Time of Possession 12 minutes to 18 for Colts.

  101. Palatypus

    Arizona kicking the crap out of Tennessee. San Francisco kicking the crap out of Detroit.

  102. AlaskaHawk

    Lockett would have had that pass if Russell had thrown it a couple more yards downfield.

    • Big Mike

      Or another half yard to the inside

  103. cha

    Dickson with a 49 yard punt to the corner.

    Make it stand up, D.

  104. Mick

    Our D doesn’t look like a liability today.

    • Big Mike

      I don’t want to Jinx it, but the coverage by our corners has been better than I expected

  105. Bmseattle

    Pocic gets whipped

    • Mick

      Just awful. Put Fuller there.

  106. Big Mike

    But we didn’t need any help at the center position

    • Bmseattle

      I hear that the Waldron/McVay scheme makes center play negligible.

    • pdway

      man did he look useless on that play…

  107. Bmseattle

    Lol…Adams totally took himself out of that play

  108. AlaskaHawk

    Wow great sack, Mayowa.

    • Mick

      We’ve been killing them. I don’t get the timeout though.

      • Big Mike

        Perhaps we were one man short? Whatever it was it would be very nice if the announcers would let us know why we needed to take that time out. Vilma is a former player after all you would think he would have seen it

  109. pdway

    pass rush looks solid today. what a great value pickup Dunlap was for us.

  110. cha

    Fuller back in at C

  111. Big Mike

    Ball at the 50 in a chance to practically put the game away and the absolute worst possible thing happens

    • Mick

      Cmon Chris…

  112. Mick

    Impressed by the D today.

  113. Gohawks5151

    DK pissed. Russ gave up on that screen. That was a TD

    • AlaskaHawk

      Seemed like the Colts were waiting for that pass with double coverage.

  114. Denver Hawker

    Mone cat looking solid today- just buried Wentz

    • Denver Hawker

      Don’t even mind that offside- like his attitude

      • Mick

        I’m with you on that, just crashed Wentz and wanted to give the C a piece too.

        • pdway

          I know, when did Mone get this good?

    • Lewis

      Have they done away with the penalty for falling with your full weight on the opposing player?

  115. Troy

    Rashaad Penny sucks. That is all…

  116. AlaskaHawk

    I like the way the defense is getting better.

  117. Big Mike

    God I hate when the D gives up a first on 3rd and 13.

    • pdway

      zero pressure on that play…

  118. cha

    Seahawks make a run stop, Jamal Adams runs up to the pile and flexes at a Colts WR.


  119. AlaskaHawk

    Mone is playing great. He made me laugh with that encroachment call, way to knock the center through the QB. I think he should do that more often – just to keep them guessing.

  120. Denver Hawker

    Taylor just blew that Tackle up!

    • Mick

      Wow! when did we last see something like that?

    • Gohawks5151

      Huge play!! Flex on em youngin

    • Lewis


  121. Sea Mode

    Let’s go! Power went out in my area for the last 25 min., and I turned it on just in time for a Green batted ball and a Taylor sack!

  122. pdway

    hell yeah!!!


  123. Big Mike

    I disagree 100% with the decision to go for it on 4th down by the colts. You’ll. You are down 2 scores for a tie game take the field goal your defense has been playing well

    • Big Mike

      But happy as hell that was the decision they made

    • Mick

      Yeah they should have kicked for 3.

      • pdway

        was pretty sure they were going to convert though….what a bigtime one-on-one play by the new guy

    • Comfect

      Agreed (and also grateful) — plus how do you keep in Wentz’s hands even if you do go for it?

  124. Troy

    Absolutely huge defensive stand there, I did not expect for our dline to get so much pressure. Our drafts picks are really stepping up.

  125. Blitzy the Clown

    Chris Carson isn’t Beastmode. Nobody is. But damn if he isn’t doing a convincing imitation. LOVE the way he runs!

  126. Big Mike

    Think he’s concussed. 😞

    • pdway

      yeah – i think you’re right.

  127. Sea Mode

    Dang, hope he’s OK. Got his head popped on the turf pretty good.

  128. cha

    Pocic’s calf again?

    • Sea Mode

      Looked like he was gesturing he got chopped in the side of the leg. But not sure.

      • Lewis

        Yeah, saw that

  129. Big Mike

    1st time they have single covered him all day and they paid for it perfect throw

  130. Sea Mode

    DK: I’m bigger. I’m faster. Game over.

    • Mick

      Don’t mess with us. Carrie got schooled.

    • AlaskaHawk

      That was a perfect throw and catch by DK. Wow.

    • cha

      TV mic picking up a Seahawks chant in Lucas Oil….LOL!

  131. Lewis

    It’s completely obvious that Waldron is doing a better job at scheming guys open. That play looked so easy.

    • Big Mike


  132. KennyBadger

    And all this without penny and pocic…

  133. Big Mike

    Is anyone see an update on Eskridge?

    • Paul Cook

      Looked like a head-dinger, didn’t it?

  134. Paul Cook

    There’s a lot to like about this game. That’s for sure. Positives way outweighing the negatives. Many of the negatives I saw are correctable.

  135. pdway

    Russell is razor sharp today. Can think of maybe 1 bad throw all game. And nothing approaching a turnover.

    Great news for us.

  136. pdway

    And looking around at box scores I see AZ is up 38-13 on what is projected to be a good Titans team.

    NFC West is going to be a BATTLE.

    • Palatypus

      Derrick Henry has done next to nothing in that game.

      • cha

        Sneaky strange stat: Henry’s worst month by far is September.

  137. Denver Hawker

    That is a shit PI call

  138. AlaskaHawk

    Bad time for the Colts to get a holding call. LOL

  139. Paul Cook

    Beat Flowers, of course.

  140. Mick

    Good job Dunlap.

  141. Hawks4life

    Flowers is trash. Sherman please come back

    • pdway

      he is the weak link for sure.

      what a game for our D-line today. Wentz has not been terrible imo, just under duress.

    • Lewis

      FFS, forget Sherman. He’s got other issues to deal with.

    • STTBM

      Sadly, he’s Pete’s Guy, and he’ll keep starting until he gets hurt. Really would prefer to see the rookie Brown as soon as he’s healthy, or Jones or the new guy….can’t be worse!

      • Hawks4life

        I know Sherman has some things to work out but at the very least he’s an upgrade to Flowers and could help coach up the young guys. I agree I’d love to see Brown get some reps which I’m sure will come with time.

    • Hawkdawg

      That was a zero blitz. No safety there. Tough for any CB, including Flowers. It’s a gamble you can get to the QB before the CB is exposed. Hawks lost that one.

  142. STTBM

    How the heck does Seattle burn less than 15 seconds on that whole drive?!

  143. cha

    Was that an Alton Robinson sighting?

  144. Gohawks5151

    Darrell Taylor again with the speed rush for a hard hit

  145. Paul Cook

    Talking about a game that justified the optimist’s perspective, this was it.

  146. Mick

    Not that they had a real shot, but the Colts gave up kind of easily.

    • Palatypus

      Not as easily as the Falcons today.

  147. Big Mike

    Remember the days when we couldn’t win the 10:00 a.m. game Pete has changed that

  148. Blitzy the Clown

    Darrell Taylor knocking on Wentz’s door again. I’m starting to believe his hype. Also, Rasheem Green looks like he is finally living up to my optimism for him.

  149. Mick

    Very happy with how we looked today.

  150. Isaac

    Best we have looked in a while. Defense looked good and offense was extremely efficient. Awesome win today!

  151. Henry Taylor

    49ers in trouble

    • Big Mike

      Unfortunately they held on.

  152. Bmseattle

    Fun game, and gives reasons for optimism.
    Still worried about CB play vs better QBs tho

  153. Kyle

    Only change I want to see is Penny out and Collins in as the #2 back to give Carson brakes from time to time. Can’t rely on Mr. Glass Penny to be that guy.

    • Big Mike

      Guessing you’ll get your wish next week

  154. BobbyK

    The season couldn’t have started much better! Guys like Darrell Taylor showing why they were drafted in the first place. The DL really played well, much better than I expected. I know Kelly/Nelson aren’t 100% inside – but they’re good. Their OTs may be trash but you’ve got to dominate that type of trash and the DL did. Mone looking better than I thought possible. There actually seems to be some depth overall, too. Very surprised. Pleasantly surprised. Only 1 game, but again, couldn’t have started any better.

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