CFB week 10: Georgia O-line dominates against Florida

Today’s Georgia vs Florida game was box-office for one significant reason — the battle between Florida’s returning pass rushers and Georgia’s terrific offensive tackle’s.

Andrew Thomas is a sure-fire top-10 pick and could easily land in the top five as the best left tackle eligible for the 2020 draft. Right tackle Isaiah Wilson isn’t far behind and could also go in the top-20. Both are expected to declare at the end of the season.

For the Gators, Jabari Zuniga and Jonathan Greenard were back in the line-up after injury layoffs. Both have flashed pass rushing ability, although Zuniga has missed most of the season after hurting an ankle against Kentucky.

So who won? If this was a boxing match, it would’ve been a second-round stoppage. Georgia’s two offensive tackle’s absolutely dominated and showed why they belong in the top half of round one.

Zuniga had a big TFL right at the start of the game, knifing between Wilson and the Georgia right guard to hammer D’Andre Swift for a big loss. That was the only significant play by either defensive end.

Florida had 29 sacks going into this game. They had zero today.

They threw everything at Georgia too. They tried a variety of stunts and attempted a lot of different rushing angles. Nothing worked. Thomas and Wilson were simply too good.

On one 2nd and 8 conversion, Jake Fromm had nearly five seconds to stand in the pocket and complete a comeback throw for a first down. He regularly had 3-4 seconds to stand in the pocket and pick apart the Florida secondary.

Thomas looked like a complete left tackle. Nothing fazes him. He’s perfectly balanced and even when he has to react quickly, his drop and set is textbook. His feet move so quickly and effortlessly to create a sound base and enable him to gain position, lock-on and finish. It’s hard to find flaws with the way he’s played this year.

Thomas is a hulking, massive right tackle but his movement and athleticism are underrated. He’s incredibly powerful and when he drops the anchor and has that safe base he just locks out with his arm length and controls defenders. He’s had games this year (eg the second half against Notre Dame) where he’s really flashed as a run blocker. In this game he excelled as a pass protector — showing his own quick feet and balance. Like Thomas, he was never flustered. Nothing challenged him. Any straight-up blocking was handled with ease and he wasn’t put-off and confused by the endless stunts.

Both players deserve to be graded in the top-20.

It was difficult for Zuniga and Greenard, especially returning from injury. On this evidence, however, it was pretty clear to see who were the high draft picks and potential impact players at the next level.

Overall Florida did a reasonable job defending the run and limited D’Andre Swift to 86 yards on 25 carries. Swift did have a huge touchdown run on a toss-play called back thanks to a holding call that could’ve been ignored.

Swift was his usual self even despite the mediocre YPC. He’s shifty, patient and accelerates quickly. His most impressive play, however, was a stunt pick-up working with Isaiah Thomas. It flashed an understanding and desire for pass-pro which pro-teams will appreciate.

Fromm had a good stat-line (20/30 passing, 279 yards, two touchdowns) but the real stars were the two offensive tackles. He had an age to sit in the pocket and make throws. Overall he was efficient on third down and that was a big factor in the win. He also misses too many easy throws you’d expect a next-level quarterback to make.

On 1st and 10 with just over a minute left in the first half, Swift gained a first down with a big run. Florida snapped the ball quickly because they had a linebacker matched-up against a receiver, with a route designed to the outside. Inevitably the receiver created an acre of separation and Fromm missed on the throw. He needs to make that every time. On the same drive on 3rd and 6, Fromm extended the play by moving out of the pocket. He had a chance to throw to the back of the end zone to an open receiver and overthrew him. Another miss that, for the next level, he needs to make.

Even on a 52 yard touchdown to Lawrence Cager — he had all the time in the world to throw, Cager was wide open on a busted coverage and Fromm hesitated. It’s almost like it was too easy — he was thinking in his head, ‘what am I not seeing, why is he so open?’. In the NFL you’ve got to make that throw quickly.

When he hasn’t got this amount of time in the pocket and when everything is faster — has he got the accuracy, arm strength and improvisation to handle off-script plays, drive into tight windows and manage situations? Even with a good stat line today he didn’t look like more than a third-round quarterback. Although to his credit he made a really good throw to ice the game on 3rd and 7 late on — staying calm facing a blitz to throw flat-footed with accuracy to the right sideline. That was his best play and it was an important one.

Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson also impressed in the game. He had a pass interference penalty down the sideline but in fairness his ability to stick on a stop-and-go was noticeable. His quickness and recovery speed is exceptional. He could be a great nickel corner.

Georgia won the game 24-17.


— Washington threw away an opportunity to beat Utah, losing 33-28. Jacob Eason has the arm strength and when things work ‘on-script’ he looks the part. The problem is when he has to react and adjust. He struggles to improvise and his decision making and accuracy suffers when things aren’t on track. He had a pick-six, another interception and a fumble in this game — all very costly in a five-point loss. The pick-six was similar to Russell Wilson’s against Baltimore. The other interception was a bad throw into coverage. Good arm strength isn’t enough for the next level. I’m not even sure why that’s a discussion at this stage after only one year at Washington and barely any time as the starter in Georgia. He needs reps, games, development. He’s not remotely ready for the NFL.

— Hunter Bryant had a big game, again making explosive plays and flashing major pro-potential. For me he’s the top tight end eligible for 2020 and it’s not close. He can block but he’s also a dynamic receiver at the second level. He did have a drop in the game but he finished with 105 yards on six receptions and two touchdowns. He also had a run for four yards.

— TCU were beaten 34-27 by Oklahoma State but receiver Jalen Reagor had another big performance with 128 yards on seven receptions. At one stage Reagor left the game and headed to the locker room due to a big injury picked-up on a 37 yard reception. He shortly returned however and seemed fine.

— Michigan coasted by Maryland 38-7 but running back Anthony McFarland continues to be a player to monitor. He is a big-play threat whose best football will come at the next level. In a losing effort he had 14 carries for 60 yards and a reception for nine yards. McFarland is quick and dynamic but he also has some explosive qualities.

— Unsurprisingly Clemson hammered Wofford 59-14. Travis Etienne had 212 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns. Tee Higgins had five catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. Isaiah Simmons had an interception and return for 17 yards. Simmons also shared half a TFL and had a QB hurry.

— Notre Dame scraped by Virginia Tech 21-20 to avoid a third loss of the season. Julian Okwara had a TFL and a QB hurry. Khalid Kareem had a sack, a TFL and a QB hurry.

— Justin Herbert briefly left the Oregon vs USC game with an injury but returned to complete 21/26 for 225 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. It was only Herbert’s second pick of the season. The receiver was mainly to blame, sitting down on the route unexpectedly. Herbert has some iffy moments and he’s often limited by the scheme. He also has the physical tools pro-teams will like and, unlike Jacob Eason, he can play off-script. Oregon won 56-24 and will kick themselves they didn’t finish the Auburn game in week one.

— Colorado’s latest implosion continued with a 31-14 loss to UCLA. Steven Montez had a touchdown and a pick plus 195 yards and it was another quiet week for Laviska Shenault. There’s only one way for him to rebuild his stock and that’s with a great combine. He came into the year viewed as a possible top-15 pick but he’s been pretty much a non-factor. Against UCLA he had one run for 15 yards and three catches for 16 yards. Teams will have to weigh up his lack of 2019 production along with the niggling injuries he’s had versus the obvious talent he possesses. Another question mark will be his fit at the next level. He’s not likely to be a bit of a runner and a bit of a receiver like he is in college. Can he be a #1 receiver? The fact that you even have to ask that is a bit of a flag.

— How do you judge Jordan Love’s stock? It’s been a disappointing season for Utah State and their quarterback. In a 42-14 loss at home to BYU he threw three interceptions. His 2019 stat-line is now nine touchdowns against 12 picks. He’s had three games with three interceptions. Even with a poor supporting cast, you expect better. He’s not elevating his team. He’s turning the ball over. And while he’s flashed an abundance of talent — is he a first round prospect with these numbers? You might point to Josh Allen who similarly had a bad final year at Wyoming. It’s also worth remembering how Allen played at the Senior Bowl and the fact that physically he was the ideal quarterback. He had size, speed, enormous hands, supreme arm strength. The whole package. That’s why he went in the top-10. Has Love got the physical qualities to overlook the 2019 numbers? That’s a big question mark.

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  1. DC

    UW sure likes to crap the bed in the 4th qtr this year. These are winnable games.

    • Volume12

      Trey Adams looked f***ing terrible. Woof.

  2. Kenny Sloth

    Come you Damn Ducks

    • Kenny Sloth

      That’ll do

  3. Denver Hawker

    Utah has some intriguing NFL talent- Seahawks really seem to like how the team develops players. Wittingham build tough, sound athletes. The CB Johnson looks legit, and I really like the way Zach Moss runs. Brock mentioned he remind him of Marshawn. I’m not quite there, but he runs hard, has interior quickness and balance. He’s an R2-R3 back for me.

  4. Donovan

    Name for the future: Cade Otton, Soph TE at UW. Reminiscent of Will Dissly.

    • Kenny Sloth

      In b4 “Case Otton to Seattle next year”

  5. CaptainJack

    Washington has really disappointed this year…

    • Kenny Sloth

      ~30 years*

  6. Paul Cook

    What a shyt sandwich this year has been for the Huskies, speaking as a devoted Husky fan. This team cannot seem to ever win the “big game”. It’s becoming endemic. 5-4…are you effing kidding me? Before this season started, I put the Husky schedule on the side of my fridge. I circled 3 games that I thought were going to be the “big games” this year: Stanford on the road, Oregon and Utah at home. They lost all 3 of them in what’s becoming par-for-the-course for this team.

    Sure, Jacob Eason has got arm talent out of this world. But the fact of the matter is that he has NOT put the team on his back and won a big game for us this year. You can point to all sorts of reasons in his defense, but the fact remains he’s not a transcendent QB in terms of decision making and leadership yet. He’s just not. But in the QB drooling NFL, he probably still stands a decent chance of being a 1st round pick.

    I’m just b*tching after another Husky loss…

    • Volume12

      That arm is just about second to none. Can put smoke through a keyhole.

      He is trying to put them on his back. Thats why he makes the head scratching decisions. His lower body mechanics just arent there yet.

      • Rob Staton

        I don’t think it’s that. Some QB’s just aren’t very good when the play call breaks down. As soon as he has to improvise that’s it. The arm, on script, beautiful. The defense simply has to take him away from his primary read and problems start.

        That was a winning position yesterday and he threw two awful picks, one a horrendous pick six, and he fumbled. He wasn’t trying too hard. He made avoidable mistakes.

        • Volume12

          He cant improvise because of his lower body. Its his feet.

          • Rob Staton

            Whatever the reason is he aint getting it done.

            • Volume12

              He struggled badly in the 2nd half yesterday no argument there.

              I stilk think he has the most upside in this class from a QB perspective.

              • Rob Staton

                I find that strange, seeing as you were so vocally against Josh Allen.

                • Volume12

                  Why is it strange? Josh Allen had ‘prototype’ size.

                  • Volume12

                    I didnt see anything but that I should say. Im still not sold on him.

                  • Rob Staton

                    He also had outstanding arm strength and physical tools. Major upside but made a boat load of mistakes.

                    Bit like Eason — but Eason isn’t playing for Wyoming.

                • Volume12

                  Physically? Yes.

                  Major arm? No. Unlike Eason, when Allen puts mustard on his throws it affects his accuracy. See it almost every time I’ve watched Buffalo. The ball sails on him.

                  I also didnt see the upside. Saw a ‘he is what he is’ prospect.

        • Paul Cook

          This is a good analysis of one of his weaknesses. There are others, but this is certainly one of them. His success rate when improvising needs to be improved upon. Brock Huard had an interesting insight about him. When he drops back into the pocket and his initial read isn’t there, he doesn’t step forward in the pocket and continue looking down field. Instead he all too often turns and moves back or laterally when he’s just not that kind of QB on his feet.

          His decision making also frustrates me a bit at times. Time and again he’ll throw to a receiver short of the first down who has little chance to get it. This could partly be on the receivers/coaching staff, but too many drives stop dead in their tracks on 3rd down because he almost seems oblivious as to where the first down marker is. He does this as concerns the endzone as well.

          A lot of this can probably be cleaned up with more reps and playing time and watching tape and coaching. But it’s not there yet. He has to learn what he’s best at talent-wise, and then seek out hot best to maximize it.

          As for leadership…Urban Meyer said it best as an analyst when he said that, like it or not, the QB position is unique in all sports. And a QB has got to outwardly display real leadership on the field, instill such confidence in his teammates, especially in tight/big game situations. Eason is just not there yet in this way.

    • Rob Staton

      And based on what has been said there, sounds like they will revisit if he’s cleared.

      It’s pretty clear they know as well as we do that they’re going as far as RW will take them this year. And it adds some weight to the idea of a high WR draft pick. They’re looking for weapons.

      • Sea Mode


        It also tells us that they won’t stop taking swings at reclamation projects to see if anything sticks. The ways to acquire top talent are just so limited when consistently picking in the final third of R1 and unwilling to overpay in FA frenzy.

  7. New Guy

    Who would you rather have on the Hawks – Carson or Fournette?


    • Kenny Sloth


      • New Guy

        Yeah, it doesn’t seem like Fournette displays dynamism anymore. Or maybe he’s playing unenthused.


      • D-OZ

        Ditto on Carson…

        • New Guy

          Whenever Carson runs there are body parts flying all over. It like watching a bowling ball explode through a set of pins.

          Fournette, not so much.


          • Ukhawk

            Do wish we had a legitimate change of pace back like Brieda or Coleman. SF positively got a teal signing Coleman, wondering if we should check out Brieda who is an FA next year and would add speed.

  8. Eli

    If Skinny isn’t a first round pick this year, I struggle to see Jordan Love being one. He has a lot of the same question marks – working past his first read, elevating the talent of the players around him, succeeding even when plays break down. I also think he has more questionable mechanics. What’s more concerning with Love is that he’s in his third year starting and he’s regressing like this. With Eason you can chalk up some concern to him just not having the game experience.

    Around college football:

    – Boise St WR John Hightower had another big game – 5 catches, 129 yards. No touchdowns sadly. Big fan of this kid. Oregon St WR Isiah Hodgins is another guy having a huge year so far, haven’t seen any film on him yet.
    – My favorite RB in this class is Cincinnatti RB Michael Warren. He went crazy yesterday, 18 carries, 141yards, 3 TDs. Overall, lot of really interesting RB names to look at this year outside the ones we look at weekly here, which is exciting.
    – Tennessee EDGE Darrell Taylor had a sack, quiet day otherwise. I think he needs to be in the discussion as a speedy LEO type for us.
    – Houston LT Josh Jones is a name I’ve seen popping up. I watched a bit of him briefly this weekend and liked what I saw. Anchors well in pass pro, athletic enough to get to the second level on screens and crush dudes.

    • Rob Staton

      The difference thought is we’ve seen Love improvise and make amazing plays off script. Watching Eason improvise is painful.

      • Eli

        I don’t think that’s really that important of a trait to have in a QB, at least not enough to say one guy is a Top-10 pick and the other needs to go back to school. I don’t know if that’s a skill you can even accurately quantify or hope to count on in a successful QB.

        • Rob Staton

          It’s the single most important thing after accuracy.

          The position demands constant improv in the pro’s.

          • Eli

            I suspect we have differing ideas on what improvisation at the QB position means.

            • Rob Staton

              I don’t know why we would.

              Improvising is improvising.

              Eason struggles as soon as he has to think on his feet.

              • Eli

                I will adjust my opinion accordingly

  9. Kingdome1976

    I just wanted to mention that I have some hopes that Josh Gordon will make an impact despite his off the field issues. He seems like a pretty good guy who obviously has substance abuse issues but you never know with a front office like ours.

    Anyway I see people comparing Metcalf to Gordon according to Combine and Pro Day stats:


    Height/Weight – 6-3, 224lbs
    Arm Length – 32 3/8th
    40 Yard Dash – 4.52
    Vertical – 36″
    Broad Jump – 10-1″
    Bench Press – 13 reps


    Height/Weight – 6-3, 228
    Arm Length – 34″ 7/8th
    40 Yard Dash – 4.33
    Vertical – 40.5
    Broad Jump – 11.2
    Bench Press – 27

    Everybody considers Gordon to be a freak. Numbers don’t lie. I these numbers show us just how freaky D.K. really is and since he seems to be all-in on football I don’t see why he won’t be a special player for us for a long time.

    Now that said. Josh Gordon is clearly a more natural wide receiver in almost every way that I’ve been able to tell. This is huge and not to be understated. Let’s hope Pete can do some 1 on 1 magic with Gordon and see what comes out on the other side.

    Go Hawks

  10. Volume12

    SMU has some big time talent at WR. That was a wild a** game last night.

  11. Volume12

    Minkah with beautiful pick 6. He has impacted that defense in a major way.

    • Sea Mode

      Minkah Fitzpatrick in six games since the Steelers gave up a 1st-round pick:

      25 tackles
      4 picks
      1 forced fumble

      They’ll pay him less than $1 million this year, and just $4.7 million over the next 2 years.

      That’s an investment.

  12. Madmark

    I have to ask you Rob with this article and what I’m looking at this next Draft?
    I keep looking at the strength in this draft and for Seattle. I think the Offensive Line is getting old and grabbing a Tackle early would help this team going forward. Thomas I think goes to high but I still think we could trade up for an Isiah Wilson at RT. I love Jamarco Jones at either guard positions. I not sure I’m sold on Ipuadi and Fluker are the future. I just have a feeling it time to do the line for the future. what do you all think?

    • Rob Staton

      I think they have a very clear plan on the O-line these days and that’s fill holes with veteran players and draft and develop prospects later on. We’ve seen them trade for Brown, sign Iupati, Sweezy and Fluker. They’ve drafted Jones and Haynes later on. I would imagine they will continue with that policy. Of course if Ifedi and/or Fant depart and they don’t view Jones as a right tackle it would be an option. But they suffered through rookie growing pains on the OL for years and they’ve improved with a more experienced unit. So I would expect that to continue. And aside from Thomas & Wilson there’s an awful lot of question marks about the OL prospects in this class.

  13. Paul Cook

    As for today’s game…..there’s just no reason we shouldn’t win this home game if we game-planned properly for this team. They are strong against the run, but more susceptible against the pass. Running between the tackles may not reap many dividends this game until we establish our passing attack early.

    This is also a turnover prone team. We’ve got to find ways to get pressure on Jameis even if it makes us a bit more vulnerable to their quality receivers. We have to be a little creative on D this game, keep them guessing.

    We’ve gotta get this game today.

    • Rob Staton

      We’ve got to win, we should win but my expectation level has been zero all week. To me we’re a team more likely to drop a WTF game than we are to win a statement game in the gauntlet coming up. I could see us dropping this one today easily.

      • Paul Cook

        I’m with you. We can’t seem to play a full game. Too many lapses, and too many times we fail to make needed adjustments when something isn’t working. And the tackling has got to improve. The extra yards we’ve been giving up this year has been hella-frustrating.

  14. Paul Cook

    And win or lose this game, the 49ers, it seems to me, are going to be looking to put the smack-down on their divisional rival next week. Richard Sherman will make sure of that. LOL

    • Rob Staton

      Arizona had some success running on San Fran this week. The Niners also picked up a couple more injuries. But you’ve got to create some pressure against them and play with such extreme discipline on defense.

    • cha

      I would love the Niners to be more focused on making a statement than playing fundamentally sound football.

  15. cha




  16. Sea Mode

    Well, let’s hope no rain is good for RW today.

    Also, just had to put this somewhere… Here’s to none of this BS happening in our game today:

  17. Sea Mode

    Well, looks like we will finally see Blair at FS and McDougald at SS.

  18. Paul Cook

    What a dumb-shyt penalty.

    • Volume12


    • Sea Mode

      Come on, Bobby. Shocking.

      • Rob Staton

        Bobby’s expression after the flag is my expression watching Bobby play every week in 2019.

        • cha

          It’s time to ask what is going on with him this year. We need game changers that work FOR us.

      • Paul Cook

        I would sit his arse down for a series or two. I don’t care who or what he is.

  19. Rob Staton

    My god this defense is unwatchable

    • Sea Mode

      At least commit to stopping the run and making Jameis beat you.

    • Simo

      Come on now Rob, the second defensive series looked awesome. TB is a talented offensive team, they are gonna score some points. Keep the faith man!

      • Rob Staton

        I’m not responding to one drive today.

        We’re past the half-way point in the season. They’ve been bad all year. There’s zero sign of improvement.

        • Pran

          Your best player on defense plays dumb and gives up 7 nothing much can be expected

  20. Aaron

    The 2019 Seahawks Defense…😔😔😔

  21. Paul Cook

    That penalty was so stupid I don’t have words for it. Bench him. Now. I mean it. Inexcusable.

    • Simo

      Not like Wags at all. He’s as frustrated as the rest of us by his and the defense’s poor play this year. Can’t bench him though, he’s gonna make an important play in this game!

  22. Volume12

    Is Vita Vea inactive?

  23. Sea Mode

    Did my man Lockett low key just try to lower the shoulder a bit there as he ran out of bounds…?

  24. Paul Cook

    I’ve said it before, but TL’s last contract is proving to be a steal for us.

    • cha

      Schottenheimer just had a great series there.

  25. Volume12

    What an answer

    • Sea Mode

      Finally an opening drive goes as scripted.

  26. EP

    Tyler Lockett, what a player. I suspect this game may be a shootout.

  27. Aaron

    Is this a Classic Big 12 game in the making???

  28. Sea Mode

    Ok, let’s go D. Step up.

    First drive would have been held to a FG if it weren’t for that useless penalty.

    • cha


    • Paul Cook

      I still can’t let that one go. Mind-bogglingly dumb.

  29. Paul Cook

    Big wins for the Steelers and Chiefs.

    • Sea Mode

      Care more about the fat L for the Vikings. Helps our chances.

      • Paul Cook


  30. Volume12

    Blair is good at the football

    • Sea Mode

      Dang, my wifi blipped. Did he make a nice play?

      • Volume12

        He did. Really good tackle in 3rd down. Didnt allow any YAC.

        • Sea Mode


          Nice. Really rooting for him.

  31. Sam L

    Is Kendricks our best linebacker?

    • Paul Cook

      There is no “best” LB so far this year. LOL

  32. Volume12

    Mike Evans is eating these corners alive.

    • Volume12

      Blair makes a great play on the ball and Flowers looked lost trying to find that ball.

  33. Rik

    No pass rush for the Hawka. I think this is the way its gonna be this year, and it will sabotage our defense in every game.

    • cha

      If you’re going to blitz, you’d better get home.

  34. Aaron

    The 2019 Seahawks Defense…🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮…a lot of hard questions to ask in the offseason.

  35. Paul Cook

    Here we go again. Get the Maalox.

  36. Pran

    Pete, your defense is shitty. If you do not have personnel for the scheme, make the scheme fit for personnel. Why you have to be stubborn.

    • Sea Mode

      TBF, that should have been a pick or at best another FG like their first drive should have been. It should be 7-6 Seahawks right now.

    • Rob Staton

      So what scheme works for zero pass rush and not enough talent in the back end?

      • Pran

        So should we mail in the season? Every team has holes yet they make it work..

      • line_hawk

        Belichick has zero pass rush last year. He won the super bowl.

        • Rob Staton

          Yeah, I wonder how the most successful coach and quarterback in NFL history pulled that off.

          Bet they had a secret weapon or something.

      • Kenny Sloth

        10 LB and Diggs

  37. Sea Mode

    Well, at least KJ is still the “screen pass hunter”.

    As for the bad bounce, sucks, but it happens… 🤷‍♂️

  38. Volume12

    They’ve given up 2 drives of 70 yds in the 1st quarter. 🤦‍♂️

  39. Rob Staton

    It’s shocking how this defense is showing no improvement.

    It’s starting to look like it needs a major rebuild. Not a couple of additions.

    • Simo

      Let’s start with a new DC. Need someone to inject some life into this defense, Norton ain’t getting it done!

      • Rob Staton

        Make Norton the scapegoat for PC’s defense if you wish.

  40. Volume12

    I love Christopher Carson. 😍

  41. Volume12

    Shoot Jason Meyers into the sun.

    • Sea Mode

      I say bring in some competition for him, at least on to the PS.

    • Kenny Sloth

      Ok Evan Hill

      • Volume12

        Who TF is Evan Hill?

  42. Henry Taylor

    This is gonna be a stressful one.

  43. Aaron

    The 2019 Seahawks Kicking Game…😔😔😔

  44. Tony

    Well another half played game where we will look at Russell to win it late. Would love to see this team put all 3 phases together for atleast 1 game.

  45. Paul Cook

    Once again, they should have gone for it on 4th down. For one, our kicker is in a total funk. For two, we’re going to have to put points on the board today.

    Think outside the box.

    • Rob Staton

      That aint the problem man.

      It’s the defense.

      • Paul Cook

        Rob, I get the defense thing. Believe me. But we’re not in Kansas anymore. We can’t approach games like we are. Simply put, with our need to score more points than we ever thought, with our kicker in a total funk. I trust RW to pick up 4 yards on 4th down more than I trust a our kicker to hit a 45 yard FG.

        • Rob Staton

          Paul, going for it on 4th doesn’t guarantee anything.

          When you can’t stop ANYTHING on defense. That’s the problem. Not a missed field goal.

          • Paul Cook

            That’s what I’m saying. There’s no guarantee our kicker is going to hit that FG either. I trust RW to get 4 yards more than I trust our kicker to hit that FG. And besides, we’re going to need to score more points than we ever thought before.

            • cha

              You go for it on 4th down when you trust your defense. Not the other way around.

              • Paul Cook

                TB got that ball at the same point on the field than if we had failed on our 4th down conversion.

  46. Volume12

    Can we play all our remaining games on the road?

  47. Paul Cook

    It’s getting too painful to watch.

  48. Rob Staton

    The performance of the defense is unacceptable.

    It’s not longer acceptable to hope for improvement. It aint coming.

    Something needs to be done.

    • Simo

      But what can be done? New DC? Play other guys? What??

      • Rob Staton

        You’re right.

        I don’t think anything can be done.

        The reality of the season is being shown today.

        • Del tre

          I think moving on from Norton would do it. Doesn’t feel like we are getting dominated man to man, they’re exploiting gaps in our scheme. Norton was bad in Oakland, we have him a chance, but this isn’t ok.
          There are flashes from this defense for sure, and I see a lot of potential, but the pieces just aren’t being used right.

    • cha

      The ONLY play I saw a defender get through to Winston was the screen play where they intentionally let Clowney through.

  49. Sea Mode

    Somebody. Sack. The. QB.

    I mean, it’s statistically beyond unlikely not to get a sack sometime soon.

    • icb12

      The bucs answer your request

  50. DC

    Hate to say it but it looks like Norton’s Raiders D

    • Del tre

      We need to move on from him now if we want to win, the pieces are there, he’s just bad.

  51. Simo

    Now the offense can’t do anything! Gonna be a long day…

  52. Pran

    To remind this is Arian’s super bowl game. He might as well win it and Pete’s agony continues!

  53. Sea Mode

    We really need some kind of points right here.

  54. Rob Staton

    Jason Myers FFS

  55. Aaron

    Jason Meyers…🤮🤮🤮

  56. Volume12

    Pete Carroll to Meyers: we’ll get em next time.

    Meyers: doink or wide

  57. Tony

    I turned it off. Better to check back in during the 4th when we show up. I’ve read this book before. Meander thru half a game, turn it on late. Mistakes all over and end it within a TD either way. I just gotta look away for now before I break my TV.

  58. Paul Cook

    I rest my case once and for all about going for it on 4th down. LOL

  59. Volume12

    Is Pete going senile or just being stubborn? He keeps expecting the underneath stuff to help out his secondary but theres nothing.

  60. Aaron

    Did Brown get hurt on that TD??? He looked like he was wincing on the ground.

  61. Kenny Sloth

    Seahawks explode for 24 points unanswered in the second half, let’s go.

    Chill guys, we all we need

    • Sea Mode

      Jameis being Jameis just once or twice is all we need…

      • Kenny Sloth


        Tbf I’m not watching the game

        But it certainly cant be worse than scrolling various comments sections/ twitter rn. What a shitshow

    • Volume12

      …We all we got!

  62. Sea Mode

    The one occasion we should really kick a touchback and it doesn’t happen…

  63. Pran

    Ken Norton and Brian Schneider can be fired just based on the last 20sec of pay

  64. Henry Taylor

    This defence is pretty terrible, we’ll probably need 40 points to win this one. That said Winston has had a couple of his brain fart moments, we gotta capitalise on those in the second half and swing the momentum back.

  65. Kenny Sloth

    >down by 8 to a middling team at home


    • Sea Mode


      Yes, we are a bit toothless on D. Zero pass rush. Zero.

      But we are also an early bonehead penalty and a missed INT away from leading this game.

  66. ReconUK

    A disappointing performance, but it’s only a one-score game. Clearly Seattle can score in this game, so Russ needs to keep it up. A few good runs too considering Tampa’s run defence. I think we can all get wrapped up in the emotions of the game. This is how Seattle plays this year. Inconsistent and frustrating. But if we have a strong second half, we will be 7-2. Just gotta keep the faith, Go Hawks!

  67. CaptainJack

    Chill guys. We’re missing key defenders and Tampa has a good offense. We just need to play better offense in the second half and we’ll keep it close.

    Never expected this to be anything other than a close game.

    • Sea Mode

      Huh? What key defenders are we missing?

      • McZ

        Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril

        • Sea Mode


  68. Paul Cook

    We’ve got a new problem. We’ve got a kicker with a serious case of the yips now.

    • pran

      I doubt we get a new kicker. It’s a league wide problem. Hawks will persist and hope he comes around.

      • Paul Cook

        This is starting to look like the sequel to the Blair Witch experiment.

        • Pran

          Ideally they should have persisted with youth last season instead of Seabass when you are retooling…now toasted both seasons.

    • Sea Mode

      At least it appears to be contagious down on the field… 🤷‍♂️

  69. Pran

    Horrible O. No rush the ball..
    Now if Bucks score we are cooked

  70. Simo

    Man, Flowers is so worried about being beaten deep there’s a 10 yard cushion every play!

    • Sea Mode

      That’s what he’s coached to do.

    • McZ

      Flowers is okay. He is forced to protect a vast space vs Mike Evans, and we still play no nickel. The LBs are too slow, easy mismatch targets.

  71. Paul Cook

    I feel like we need a TD drive here. Like real bad.

  72. Rob Staton

    The defense gives off a vibe that they’d have a team photo after forcing a turnover (!!!) when losing by 20 in the fourth quarter.

  73. Volume12

    What a run! Got lucky too though

    • cha

      My heart can’t handle this team this year.

    • Sea Mode

      I saw the LB coming and was shouting to myself… high and tight, Chris!!!!

      Amazing run though.

    • Pran

      Eerily similar to Carlos Hyde’s today fumble except for result

  74. cha

    RW–>TL is a joy to watch.

  75. Aaron

    Chris Mother Frickin Carson!!!

  76. Volume12

    How good is Tyler Lockett right now?

    • Sea Mode

      I’m literally still watching right now for Wilson, Carson, and Lockett. Just like I’ll always watch FC Barcelona if Messi is on the field.

      • Volume12

        Carson needs more than 8 carries.

        • Kenny Sloth

          But does he though?

  77. Sea Mode

    Lol. Bucs should have had that 2pt conversion play on film. DK just made the catch this time.

  78. Pran

    Mike Evans is automatic…no contest no sweating at all

    • Volume12

      Shaq is getting roasted.

    • Pran

      Need a way this defense can stop Bucks O

  79. Pran

    I think we can consistently rush 3 drop 8 and get better results…

    • Simo

      It’s worth a try since they don’t get there with 4, 5 or more!

  80. Sea Mode

    Thank goodness for that holding call. I was about to scream at the poor tackle attempts on Jameis lumbering through the defense.

  81. Rob Staton

    It’s incredible how easy this game has been for Jameis.

    There has been absolutely no pressure. None at all. Not even a whiff of pressure.

    This guy is a turnover machine. We’re making him look steady away.

    • Sea Mode

      Put Shaquem on the field for some speed rush? I’m struggling for any ideas of what to do about it right now.

      • Paul Cook

        Me too. My only suggestion is BBK as a rush LB. He’s fast, good instinct, great tackler.

    • Aaron

      They’re pretty much toothless without a pass rush. The great QBs will eat them alive. The defense needs to be the first priority in the offseason. Need speed and BAMFs.

    • cha

      I’m so confused. I mean, the law of large numbers means the Hawks should get one rusher free to the QB at least once right? RIGHT???

      • cha

        RIGHT! Wagner

  82. Paul Cook

    Every QB looks like a HOFer in his prime against us.

  83. Volume12

    Name me a handful or receivers better than Lockett right now

    • Sea Mode

      The touch on that pass was *chef’s kiss*.

  84. Sea Mode

    Wilson to Lockett. All. Day. Long.

  85. Paul Cook

    How much draft capital would Chase Young cost us again?

    • Sea Mode

      Not this again…

    • Aaron

      For a top 3-5 lock??? Way too much.

  86. Sea Mode

    Ooh baby. Smacked!

  87. Sea Mode

    It actually happened! A sack!!

  88. Kenny Sloth

    In B4 fire Carson

    • icb12

      Won’t/can’t bench him..

      But his inability to hang onto the ball is extremely worrisome , atleast to me

      • Sea Mode

        Every time he’s run into contact with two hands on the ball he’s had no problem. Just do that consistently.

  89. Henry Taylor

    Dammit Chris!

    • Volume12


  90. Aaron

    Chris Carson…NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  91. Simo

    No Carson, no!!

  92. Kenny Sloth

    “Start Travis Homer next week” /sarcasm

  93. Volume12


    • cha

      Jameis just Jameis’d

      • Volume12

        Big man was running. lmao

  94. Aaron


  95. Sea Mode

    Let’s goooooooooo!!!

  96. Kenny Sloth

    >league mandated parity

    >Why aren’t we the bestest all the time?

  97. Volume12

    Carson was wide open

    • Pran

      Russ trusts Moore just like he used to Kearse….no results to show for.

      • Volume12

        TBF though, that was a great play by Tampa’s DB.

        • Kenny Sloth

          If his back is turned, I’m throwing that Idgaf.

          If I see numbers I’m giving my guy a chance

  98. pran

    Every time Jason Meyer kicks have to hold my heart….

    • Sea Mode

      That was dangerously close to that right post for a chip shot.

      • Pran

        Keeps aiming for the post all the time…holy cow

  99. Kenny Sloth

    Is that stadium empty? What has happened to this fanbase?

    Can’t hear the fans on tv and it looks like the most relaxing atmosphere. Jameis Winston is playing golf while we shitposters on twitter.

    We’re like passive aggressive Philly fans.

  100. Volume12

    Carson is 1 yard shy of 100 and I believe Seattle is undefeated when he has 100 or more.

  101. Sea Mode

    Calling it now: Blair INT upcoming… Believe!

  102. pran

    2 plays is all needed to get in to field goal range…crap. why dont they double Evans

    • Kenny Sloth

      He was absolutely bracketed*******

      Jamar Taylor is bad

  103. Kenny Sloth

    This team needs Quandre Diggs to be healthy. Jamar Taylor is NOT IT.

    Secondary play is by far more inexcusable than pass rush imo

    • Sea Mode

      Disagree. Winston has had all day to pass. No secondary in the league can stop a QB who consistently has 4-5 seconds in the pocket.

      • Kenny Sloth

        And you factor in the investment there, yes probably so.

        But we’re trying to bracket Mike Evans w Jamar Taylor out there.

        • Sea Mode

          Yeah, I can agree on that.

  104. Kenny Sloth

    Loved Matt Gay in college. Thought he was the top K available in that draft

    • Volume12

      Hes awesome

  105. Volume12

    DK bay bay!

    • Volume12

      2 gears

    • Eli

      beautiful go route

  106. Aaron

    DK Freakin Metcalf!!! That speed!!!

  107. Henry Taylor

    You ain’t catching DK!

    • Sea Mode

      Jamel Dean ran 4.30, but TOP is showing now.

  108. Kenny Sloth

    Such a nice feeling to be confident that your WR is gonna pull away when he has a step

  109. cha

    This team is going to be as far as RW can take it.

    (thanks Captain Obvious)

  110. Sea Mode

    DK low key scoring every game like Lockett

  111. Volume12

    Oh boy. Here we go with a PC challenge. *holds breath*

    • Pran

      Waste of a time out

    • Volume12

      lol. Bless his heart. He tries hard.

    • Sea Mode

      Nah, he’s essentially just taking a timeout in a different way with a remote chance of something going your way.

      • Pran


  112. Volume12

    If Seattle can get Clowney a partner in crime, he’s gonna be unstoppable

    • Sea Mode


  113. Sea Mode

    Awww, Clowney. Had him there!

  114. Aaron

    Shaquill Freakin Griffin!!!

    • Sea Mode

      And the Lay-Z-Boy celebration. Epic!

  115. Paul Cook

    Somebody please kick this pessimism out of my psyche…I keep thinking they’re going to score…

  116. Sea Mode

    If they score, will Arians go for 2?

  117. Volume12

    How is Mike Evans so wide open?

    • Volume12

      What. Is. That?!?

  118. Pran

    Come right out of a time out…and leave Evans wide open! KJ is too slow to react on that 4th down call

  119. Rik

    Huge difference in the time Russ has to throw versus the time Winston has to throw. Winston has all day, no worries.

  120. Sea Mode

    Watch Russ and Lockett get us into FG range and Myers miss…

    • Volume12

      Dont u put that out into the universe

  121. mishima

    Feeling the DK go route + Myers GWF.

  122. Sea Mode

    “Get off me” Marshawn style!

  123. Sea Mode

    Let’s go.

  124. Pran

    Get ready for heart break time…oh god

  125. Volume12

    Shoulda got out and took a shot in the end zone w/ DK. IMO anyways

    • Pran

      Agree.. they had time to do that

    • Rik

      Yep. Carson could have had 8 more yards and stopped the clock. Dumb move to slide.

      And now the missed field goal. Sheesh.

      • Pran

        Kicker is broken..even a chip shot is not guaranteed. Pete should have gone for the kill.

  126. Volume12

    Dammit Sea Mode!

    • Pran

      Time for some accountability …right from the top.

      • Sea Mode

        Mah bad 😥

  127. mishima


  128. Paul Cook

    EFF! Should have tried to get closer. This kicker is broken.

  129. Aaron

    JASON MEYERS…😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬!!!!!!!!!!!!

  130. Pran

    he missed an extra point and kicking posts through out the game. nothing is close enough.

  131. Simo

    Gotta score a TD now, no more kicks today

    • Sea Mode

      Yup. All the way to the endzone now, boys.

  132. Volume12

    What happened to big balls Pete? Gone soft in his old age?

  133. Volume12

    Shoulda been PI. He got there early

  134. Volume12

    DK bay bay! Go right back to him

  135. Volume12

    Game ovah!

    Russ has got ice water in them veins

  136. Pran

    Some one called it above 40 to win

  137. Sea Mode


    • Volume12

      So special. Has a chance to be an all-time great.

  138. Paul Cook

    Russell effing Wilson!

  139. Paul Cook


    • Sea Mode


  140. Sea Mode

    Was about to call Hollister for the win and didn’t even get the chance!

    Great throw, great catch.

  141. cha

    Rob, here’s your instant reaction. Just cut and paste.

    Defense is trash.

    Kicker is trash.

    RW and TL are gold.

    Hawks are 7-2.

  142. Aaron

    His name is Russell, last name Wilson!!! Now on to the game of the year against the Santa Clara Forty Whiners.

  143. Henry Taylor

    Russell Wilson you absolute hero.

  144. Sea Mode

    Can’t wait for Rob’s instant reaction, cause I don’t even know what to think about this team any more… 🤷‍♂️😁

  145. Paul Cook

    Did anybody else have that feeling of TD or lose? LOL

  146. Matt G

    You could make a case that this team might have only 1 win if they didn’t have Russ. Heck, maybe zero.

    Worth every penny.

    • Sea Mode

      The mental side of his game is next level.

      • Paul Cook

        It’s unbelievable. Hear I am in need of a priest, a shrink, and an EMT unit, and he just walks out on the field and goes 75 for a TD in overtime. Ice water.

  147. pran

    Jameis getting out of town without throwing a pick is the most damning indication of this D

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