Curtis Allen’s week fourteen watch points (vs Houston)

Note: This is a guest post by Curtis Allen and the latest piece in a weekly series. Curtis looks at the Seahawks and their opponents and discusses key factors…

The Seahawks are coming off an exhilarating win against San Francisco and now they are preparing to face a team in Houston that is trending for a top pick in the 2022 draft. Hopes are rising that the Hawks may win back-to-back games for the first time this season.

The Texans have been battered by injury and rocked by losing their best player to a scandal — and the numbers are showing it. They are in the bottom four in the NFL in every major stat (rushing and receiving yards and scoring) on both offense and defense, save for pass defense yards allowed (they are 15th).

They are coming off what might be any NFL team’s worst performance in a game this season — a 31-0 loss to the Colts. They only managed 141 yards on offense, conceded 389 yards and possessed the ball for only 18 minutes.

The Seahawks certainly have a talent advantage but the way they have played this season, a game like this could become a struggle very, very quickly.

This game should be over by halftime. How can they assure that?

Win in the trenches

No doubt, the Texans are a proud team. They will be smarting from a demoralizing loss and will come out of the tunnel with some energy. The Seahawks will have to manage that early in the game, and not just assume their superior talent will convey them to an easy victory.

As with all football fundamentals, it starts up front.

The Texans’ pass rush is better than the Seahawks’. They are attaining about the same pressure rate (21.2% vs Seattle’s 22%) but with significantly less blitzing (87 blitzes vs Seattle’s 131).

Jacob Martin and Jonathan Greenard are good bookend pass-rushers that will cause trouble for the Seahawks given the opportunity.

Watch them working together (along with the defensive backs) in order to keep Kyler Murray contained:

Greenard particularly needs to be accounted for. He has eight sacks in 325 snaps this year, making him one of the most efficient pass rushers in the NFL. His 84.3 overall PFF grade this season shows he has a rounded out game and is able to help contain the run game as well.

He wins with power and a great motor. Watch this play from Week Five against the Colts. For some reason, Indy feels comfortable lining up tight end Mo Alie-Cox over him on a pass play. Greenard flattens Alie-Cox to the ground and accelerates to Carson Wentz:

And here he is moving 330lb Morgan Moses out of his way and chasing Zach Wilson down for a strip sack:

He spends most of his time lining up over the right tackle. The Seahawks are vulnerable there, with Brandon Shell limited in practice with injury and Jamarco Jones on Injured Reserve. Jake Curhan may get the start Sunday and that will be a matchup to watch.

We know what Jacob Martin brings to the game — a spark of speed in a rushing role that could disrupt the passing game. Watch him slide right past George Fant and power through a feeble blocking attempt by Ty Johnson to get a key sack of Zach Wilson to hold the Jets to a field goal try:

The Seahawks’ tackles will have a job on Sunday. Duane Brown and either Shell, Curhan or Stone Forsyth will need to be on their game in order to keep Russell Wilson clean. If the Seahawks line up a tight end to block, it better be Will Dissly — and they would do well to have someone like Travis Homer ready to chip.

One thing that will help — and this is something we have talked about several times — is Russell Wilson’s pocket sense.

Watch all of those sacks again. On all of them — yes the pass rushers make great plays — but the sacks are entirely preventable if the quarterback makes a decision to throw or scramble more quickly instead of hesitating.

Russell Wilson will need to be decisive. He was sacked four times and lost 50 yards last week against San Francisco. That cannot happen again.

Nobody is going to confuse Jonathan Greenard with Nick Bosa. Yet playing a foe they do not see regularly, the Seahawks do not have the advantage of scheme familiarity that they do with a team like San Francisco. They will need to be sharp.

On defense, they will need to control the line of scrimmage. Again, if there were ever a week for this defensive line to step up and play effectively, this would be it.

How so?

The Texans have very, very little in the way of a running game. Very little.

They have more games this season where they have failed to rush for 50 yards (four) than they have where they rushed for 100 yards (two).

Mark Ingram is still their leading rusher. He has not been a Houston Texan since October 24th.

David Johnson, Rex Burkhead and Philip Lindsay are averaging 2.8 yards per carry as a group. There just is not much in the cupboard.

What about the pass protection?

Houston will still likely be without star tackle Laremy Tunsil, who is still working through his injury. The pass rush should be able to take advantage.

With Tyrod Taylor suffering from a scary wrist injury, Davis Mills will get the start on Sunday.

Mills is one of the NFL’s most-often-sacked quarterbacks. He has been sacked once every 10 pass attempts this year (22 times in only 223 pass attempts).

The defensive backfield can be a big help to the pass rush in this particular game…

Keep Mills from connecting with his first read

Mills has been a real mixed bag for Houston in his rookie year, which is not wholly unexpected given the lack of talent on the roster. It is commendable that he followed up a disastrous game against Buffalo in Week Four (zero touchdowns, four interceptions, a 23 QB rating) with an extremely clean game against New England in Week Five (three touchdowns, zero interceptions, a 141 QB rating).

Let’s take a look Mills’ performance in the Patriots game to see what we can expect of him:

There are definitely some things to like there. He has decisiveness to his throws, an accuracy and finesse, with some real arm strength displayed.

A good chunk of his success here is a function of the quick-passing game plan the Texans installed for this game. It minimized the pass rush and allowed Mills to just have one read. Rarely was Mills called on to improvise or go to a third read early on in the game. Once the Patriots adjusted, Mills struggled and ultimately the Patriots won the game, despite Houston being in control for three full quarters.

Mills has had 2.2 seconds per throw to get the ball out on average this year. That is both a function of poor pass protection and this quick-throw game plan that keeps him upright. Expect the Texans to employ more throws in this manner.

They will do everything they can to generate some offense. Fly sweeps to Brandin Cooks, flea flickers, and trick plays on special teams.

One area the Seahawks will have to key on to avoid letting the Texans get any offensive momentum: passes to the running backs.

The Seahawk defense is the worst in the NFL this year on yardage allowed to running backs in the passing game. They have allowed a whopping 826 yards, nearly 10% more yards than the 31st defense.

Watch the Texans send David Johnson on a route, with the tight end acting as a natural pick that results in an easy touchdown:

This is the type of play they could run all day on this Seahawks defense. Jordyn Brooks, Ryan Neal and Bobby Wagner must provide tight coverage in order to allow them to move down the field.

If they can bottle up the run and short passing game, they will be able to rush the quarterback and create all kinds of havoc.

Most importantly, they can keep the Texans’ best player from impacting the game…

Contain Brandin Cooks

Cooks is the only Houston player on offense with a PFF score that is worth mentioning at 72.5. He has been a consistent player in a dark season for the team, producing not too far below his typical levels despite playing with a rotating cast of quarterbacks and little to no run game to speak of.

Watch what happens when the pass rush doesn’t get home and the quarterback has time to find him:

D.J. Reed, Sydney Jones and Quandre Diggs will have their hands full on Sunday keeping him in check. If they allow him to get loose, this game could turn into a real contest very quickly.

Maintain that killer mentality

Pete Carroll surprised many by calling the most aggressive game of the season.

From allowing a fake punt to be called deep in his own territory:

To actually attempting a deep pass on third and 14 instead of calling the running back draw and punt play:

You could even argue that this third down throw in the red zone to Tyler Lockett was aggressive given the Seahawks have so often settled for field goals:

Carroll even tried a long field goal instead of punting and admitted after the game that he has confidence in Jason Meyers from that distance.

Where did this aggressiveness come from all of the sudden? The Seahawks certainly had their backs against the wall, coming off a three game losing streak, and needed a spark. It calls to mind the teams’ play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week Eight, also when they were coming off a three game losing streak and needed a spark.

There will be a strong temptation to try and control the ball and not take too many chances and let the Texans beat themselves with their hapless play. It is arguable that the Seahawks could gain a world of confidence with a thorough whipping of a lesser opponent. Jumping out to a quick lead and then stepping on the gas and never looking back.

At the very least, a big fourth quarter would give the Seahawks a chance to audition some players for 2022. Dee Eskridge could use some more snaps, as could Colby Parkinson. They could even give Stone Forsythe some snaps to give him a chance to get his feet wet in the NFL.

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  1. cha

    Adding the Seahawks’ Scraps to the Texans’ roster, they’ve called up Philip Dorsett to the active roster for the game tomorrow.

  2. Peter

    The killer mentality is always a strange one for me as this era closes.

    I remember early on with Wilson when pete was fine pumping his fist and taking chances. It’s been odd to have him becaome enamored with a ztyle of pkay that doesn’t seem very pete-ball.

    Hopefully they keep the aggressiveness up tomorrow.

  3. Big Mike

    I believe they played Forsythe at RT last week and based on PFF grades that needs to happen again this week. Curhan played G and was awful. Forsythe was respectable.

  4. Roy Batty

    cha, any FA’s in 2022 currently playing for the Texans?

    This game seems like a good time to scout.

    • cha

      DT Maliek Collins might be worth a look. He’s 27 and will be a free agent this year. 2-4 sacks per year and an interior presence about 55-60% of the snaps.

      S Justin Reid is coming off his rookie contract.

      LB Kamu Grugier-Hill is having a good season as a blitzing linebacker. He’s 27.

      And there’s also this sparky pass rusher the Texans acquired when they traded Jadaveon Clowney…

      The big prize though might be Laremy Tunsil in trade. He tore a ligament in his thumb and should have been reactivated weeks ago, but the Texans keep finding reasons to not activate him. It’s possible either he’s not interested in playing for a loser and/or Houston doesn’t want to preserve his health for a trade. The Texans might end up ‘Jamal Adams-ing’ him, getting a small return for a big investment. He’ll be 28 and only have $10m guaranteed in 2022 and nothing guaranteed in 2023.

      • cha

        Check that, Houston wants to preserve his health for a trade.

        • Big Mike

          Would love to get Tunsel. As for the safety you mentioned, no need. We got the best in the nation.

  5. Rob Staton

    Ian Rapoport backed up Jordan Schultz’s report this week on Wilson

    • Roy batty

      It’s refreshing to have such a nice guy as the star of the franchise. Squeaky clean. Polished at the podium. An absolute gem in community involvement.

      But, and there is always a but, it would be just as refreshing to hear his unfiltered belief, once this season ends. No more dancing around, obfuscating the questions about his stance on Carroll and what he truly thinks, should Carroll remain. No more “leaked” hearsay from his agent or “sources”.

      I get it. Wilson is all about image, legacy and no drama.

      However, upon season’s end, I would much prefer the QB who was caught screaming “F**k Yeah!” after a TD, than the one spewing canned catchphrases at the podium. The fans will love him, no matter what. His legacy in Seattle is secure. Just let it out and realize that we understand where you are coming from. We won’t hold it against you.

    • Big Mike

      Much ado about nothing……..
      Sincerely, John Clayton

      • Bmseattle

        How long has it been since any agent or NFL exec used Clayton as a conduit to leak stories?
        It’s no wonder he thinks it’s a non story…no one has talked to him about it.

    • cha

      I find this fascinating.

      Schultz reported this four days ago. Rapaport had four full days to confirm it and he did with his source. He also burned up Rodgers’ phone trying to get word.

      Feels like he waited and gave the situation time to try and get Rodgers on the record.

  6. cha



    • Mick

      Wonder if it’s Curhan or Forsythe at RT.

      • cha

        Looks like Curhan

        Bob Condotta
        Jake Curhan indeed starting at RT based on warmups.

        • Mick

          Makes more sense anyways.

  7. Ok

    Thanks for these Cha.
    You and Rob don’t miss.

    • cha

      You’re welcome

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you

  8. KennyBadger

    Love these articles cha, thanks.

    Looking forward to the Ryan Neal show today!

    • cha


  9. AlaskaHawk

    This should be an easy win, but nothing comes easy with the Seahawks. Key to the victory will be which version of Russell Wilson shows up. His play against the 49ers was the best I’ve seen in years. Lets keep it up. Getting more time in the pocket should help.

    Defensively it sounds like it will be a good test of the secondary.

  10. Mick

    Again an awful start.

  11. Rob Staton

    The defense on that opening drive was a disgrace

    • Big Mike


    • Scot04

      It sure feels This is how our defense continues to play vrs backups and rookies

    • cha

      Disgust dripping from Steve Raible’s voice.

      “The worst team in the NFL just opened with a touchdown drive on this defense.”

  12. Scot04

    Mills sure made that look easy

    • Big Mike

      Colt McCoy 2.0?

  13. Big Mike

    Would a loss to this pos team guarantee the end of Pete Carroll in Seattle?

    • Rob Staton

      It would go a long way towards it, yes

    • Ok

      I don’t think any result ends Carroll.
      Rob is often correct, and out in front, so I cling to some of his comments that Pete looks like he might quit at the end of the year…but my gut feeling is he’s staying.

      • Blitzy the Clown

        I’d bet money Carroll is already gone. We just don’t know it yet because they’re not going to announce his eminent retirement mid season.

    • SeaTown

      Is it bad that I hope they lose to hopefully get rid of PC?

  14. Robbie

    I dislike our 3rd and 2 pitch plays. DISLIKE A LOT.

    • AlaskaHawk

      This offensive line isn’t fast enough to run side to side, and not powerful enough to run it up the gut.

    • Scot04

      You could almost see it coming though.
      They need to just pick a RB and let him get into a groove though.
      This constant rotation isn’t good for anyone

  15. Mick

    How hard can it be to throw when you’re at 3rd and 2? Everybody knows by now Seattle will run the ball there.

  16. Blitzy the Clown

    Anyone else hear John Clayton screaming at his tv that Penny is the best RB of the 2018 draft?

    Just me?

    • Big Mike

      I’m sorry I can’t hear him through my wailing and tears

      • Blitzy the Clown

        It is a weepin’ and a mournin’ and a gnashin’ of teeth

  17. Big Mike

    Let’s see, 3rd and 2…you have a HOF QB and a 1st round draft bust RB. Yeah let’s run. Brilliant!

  18. Mike

    Reading this blog last draft season makes watching the Texans offense more fun.

    Remember it highlighting Davis mills, nico Collins, brevin jordan.
    Don’t know if they’ve had good rookie seasons, but the Seahawks defense makes them look like all pros.

  19. Roy Batty

    Seam route, pretty please.

  20. Roy Batty

    Can Lockett make it over 150 today?

  21. Blitzy the Clown

    You’d think after a decade together Pete would trust Wilson to get the play off.

    • Roy Batty

      I’m still in shock they hit Dissly over the middle in stride.

  22. Hawks4life

    What a beautiful run by Penny with a solid block by the rookie

    • Roy Batty

      Great use of D as a decoy on fake jet sweep.

  23. pdway

    well…there you go Rashaad Penny, looking like a RB1.

    Seems like his motivation levels go up and down, but when he’s right, he’s definitely got some tools.

  24. Mick

    Great drive, considering where we started. Russ is a hell of a QB.

  25. GoHawks5151

    The last 2 games have looked a lot more Rams-ish/Waldrony. Nice same side PA roll on the Lockett big play. Cool little play with eskridge as the puller

  26. Big Mike

    Nice pass rush

  27. SeaTown

    LJ Collier drinking game. Take a drink every time his name is mentioned. You won’t even get buzzed.

  28. Roy Batty

    A sack? What universe is this? Anarchy.

  29. STTBM

    Ken Norton making Rex Burkhead look like Jim Brown….Mayowa in coverage constantly…Norton is a Clown…

  30. Blitzy the Clown

    I’m just waiting for them to call Penny Rasheem

  31. Blitzy the Clown

    Oh come on DJ

    • Blitzy the Clown

      That’s a bogus call. Reed just got turned around the wrong way. Bailed him out.

  32. Roy Batty

    Wow. Penalties going our way. Again, what universe is this? Anarchy.

  33. STTBM

    Seattle got a gift. That wasn’t PI…

  34. AlaskaHawk

    Both offenses playing well and both defenses can’t stop them.

  35. cha

    3rd and 19 out of FG range.

    Let’s line up the corners 9 yards off the WRs and concede a easy as pie 13 yard pass to get them a FG.

    Looks like we know what kind of game PC is calling today.

  36. Roy Batty

    And here we go. This defense. Wow. Just wow.

  37. Les Thomas

    Seattle’s D is hilariously awful. Norton making Davis Mills look like Joe Montana…

  38. SeaTown

    Davis Mills making this defense look foolish. Let that sink in. Davis Mills.

    • Robbie

      So did Colt McCoy.

      • Roy Batty

        Tied half way through the 2nd with the worst organization in the NFL.

        This is where the Seahawks are it.

    • Big Mike

      Colt McCoy did the same

      • SeaTown

        Yea but Mills is a green rookie.

  39. Blitzy the Clown

    So far this is Reed’s worst game in a while

  40. Paul Cook

    Man did Houston get bailed out on that call.

    I think we’ll win this game, but closer than it should be now.

  41. Blitzy the Clown

    Al Woods came to play today

  42. Mick

    DJ Reed slowing down. Wondering if we shouldn’t draft a CB and play with him and Tre Brown. Maybe we can also keep Diggs this way.

    • Paul Cook

      It has to be the trenches in the draft first and second and third-most.

  43. Scot04

    Defensive minded HC in carge of player personnel who continues to produce this type of Defense for the last several seasons.
    Can we please get changes at the top, come on Pete ride off into the sunset. We desperately need you too

  44. Big Mike

    Davis Mills owning the defense.

    Don’t forget, Pete Carroll is a defensive coach.

    • pdway

      thing is – they’re all easy throws, and I don’t mean that as a diss on Mills. We just don’t make it hard on teams. Norton needs to be replaced too.

      • Scot04

        If PC goes, there’s about 0% chance his replacement would keep Norton

  45. Paul Cook

    If we win this game, that Rams game next week is going to be huge. Upset the Rams, who have been up and down of late, and we’re back in the playoff hunt. That would be something, wouldn’t it?

    • Big Mike

      It’d be awesome. But keep in mind Carroll is like 2-8 vs McVay

      • Paul Cook

        That Ram game will loom gargantuan for our playoff hopes if we win today as I expect. But yeah, we never beat the Rams.

    • Scot04

      It would be something, just as making the playoffs would. Unfortunately it wouldn’t fix any of the problems we continue to have.
      We need change regardless of how the rest of the season goes.
      So go Hawks, but I still want PC & JS gone at year end.

      • Paul Cook

        Totally agree. I would just like us to be playing for something as long as possible.

  46. Blitzy the Clown

    Wagner’s just phoning it in. Some will say it’s just a FG. But I think if you make $17m a year, you should at least make a showing of trying to block it.

  47. Big Mike


  48. cha

    Gregg Bell
    DT Bryan Mone carted off the field injured in Houston. He pounded his chest to teammates before he got driven away from the bench

  49. Blitzy the Clown

    Why is Collins in? He has a slight injury and Penny is running well.

    Must be more 3-D chess Peteball.

  50. Blitzy the Clown

    Now that’s a nicely designed play action pass to Hart.

  51. Paul Cook

    There is NO DOUBT in my mind that RW’s finger started getting better last week, and that it wasn’t right those weeks before.

  52. 206

    This guy can’t get anyone’s name right lol

  53. Big Mike

    Shit play call on 3rd. Ran everyone downfield from what I could see

    • Paul Cook

      Yup. They just don’t know how to pass for first downs on third down well enough.

      Now let’s see if we can stop then here and get the ball back.

      • pdway

        it’s baffling how few easy 5 yard pass plays we have in our normal offense. seems like we should hvae learned something from what we were able to do last week against SF

  54. Paul Cook

    Dickson back in top form after a off start at the beginning of the season.

    • Big Mike


  55. AlaskaHawk

    I can’t figure out when that ref on the left side will call pass interference. I’ve seen two that didn’t look like interference and now he watches the hand fighting for 10 yards and doesn’t throw a flag. Frankly I wish he would let them play.

  56. Scot04

    These 3rd and short calls continue to confound me.

  57. Rob Staton

    The Seahawks are so boring to watch these days

    And the one exciting game they have last week, I’m working on Pit vs Bal

    • AlaskaHawk

      Kansas City is making their matchup boring by overwhelming them.

    • Big Mike

      Gotta make a living my man

  58. Paul Cook

    I want more points before the end of the half!

    • AlaskaHawk

      Pete Carroll, Defensive Mastermind , Is going to make it happen. Watch and Learn!!!

    • Mick

      1 min, we should get a TD.

      • Roy Batty

        Waking dreams much, Paul Atreides?

  59. Paul Cook

    YES! Saved a time out.

  60. STTBM

    This game should be 28-7 Hawks. Pete Carroll and Ken Norton making chicken crap out of chicken salad…thank God for Wilson/Lockett….

  61. Roy Batty

    Told yah.

    Lockett with over 150 today.

    • Big Mike


      • Roy Batty

        The downside is DK almost being ignored, once again.

  62. Paul Cook

    YES YES YES!!!

  63. AlaskaHawk

    LOCKETTTT- You are the man. No matter how much we love Metcalf, it’s Lockett that gets open consistently.

  64. Blitzy the Clown

    BuT lEt’S tRaDE rUsSeLL wIlSoN

    • Big Mike


      There were people here that said that. Here.

    • Hawks4life

      I sure hope he stays and we can turn this franchise around with a new coaching staff

  65. Paul Cook

    RW is the best deep ball thrower in the game. No one can take that way from him.

  66. Paul Cook

    We left too much time on the clock. LOL

    • pdway

      Myers sure having a crap season. Missed extra points always put a damper on things.

      • Paul Cook

        Yeah. I don’t trust him again anymore.

  67. STTBM

    Pete Carroll shouldn’t be coaching pewee football at this point…

  68. Roy Batty

    So, Meyers’s, about that missed PAT…

    • Big Mike

      • Roy Batty

        Are they really gonna pay him $5 million next year, or $1 million to go away?

  69. AlaskaHawk

    Good first half. Maybe beating a couple weak teams will build the Seahawks confidence!

    • Paul Cook

      I hope so too. Because we will need all the confidence we can get to attempt to beat the Rams next week and get back in the playoff hunt if we win this game.

  70. Big Mike

    Penny hurt?
    Say it ain’t so

  71. Paul Cook

    We need a turnover…

  72. Paul Cook

    Goddammit! Start taking this game over now!

    • Big Mike


  73. AlaskaHawk

    I’m liking this drive. Is the Houston defense starting to wear down?

  74. pdway

    best thing about this game (and the last one) — russell looking sharp again.

    • AlaskaHawk

      Agreed = It’s been a long time since Wilson looked this sharp.

      • pdway

        if russell is still russell….I’m so f-ing relieved….

        the idea of a 100% re-set w out russell, is just depressing

  75. Paul Cook

    RW has been showing signs of some real brilliance these past few weeks. Anything is possible if he gets it back and the offense gets a little more sophisticated.

  76. Blitzy the Clown

    I wonder if Pete just said f^ck it, Waldron you call the entire game.

    That’s how much better the offensive scheming has been this week so far.

    • pdway


    • Big Mike

      No cuz the give up call on 3rd was pure Pete

      • Blitzy the Clown

        True dat. But I guess he wouldn’t be Pete if he didn’t meddle a little.

        • Big Mike

          And yeah, the O looks more creative today so I think you’re on to it

  77. AlaskaHawk

    That was a push against Metcalf in the end zone = should have been pass interference.

    • Ashish

      Yes it was but we got some calls

  78. Big Mike

    Give up and kick the fg call 🙁

  79. Paul Cook

    Go for it!!!

  80. Paul Cook

    That was the time you go right up to the line and go for it putting it on RW who looks pretty hot now.

  81. Paul Cook

    Screen passes are killing us.

  82. Big Mike

    What a half assed effort by Dunlap on that last screen

  83. Big Mike

    “LJ Collier”
    Take a drink

  84. Blitzy the Clown

    Everybody drink!

  85. AlaskaHawk

    Oh Ferk me — Jones

    • AlaskaHawk

      Drinking Heavily – Kombucha.

  86. Paul Cook

    LJ Collier sighting.

  87. Paul Cook

    Eff me.

  88. Big Mike

    Get a damned stop!

  89. Paul Cook

    GTF off the field now…

  90. Big Mike

    Now a td drive and take control of this damed game.

    • Paul Cook

      Exactly. Soul killing TD drive here and now. We need to get some mojo back.

  91. AlaskaHawk

    We are right at the vegas point spread of 6.5. Those bookies are pretty smart!

  92. pdway

    that hold call on Sidney Jones was legit – but in general, I don’t hate him out there. Not a star, but he fights, and not that much of a drop-off from Shaq Griffin for me.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      That’s a decent analogy. Jones’ impact on a game is roughly equivalent to Griffin’s.

  93. Mick

    I don’t care about the Jones PI, Taylor looked really good there.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      True but the only reason Taylor got to Mills was because Mills had to hold the pass because Jones committed the PI.

  94. Big Mike

    Are the Seahawks the worst screen team in the history of football?

  95. Hawks4life

    Why can’t we create some easy completions, it will never make sense

  96. Paul Cook

    What is it about PC teams that seem perpetually magnetized towards close games?

    • AlaskaHawk

      Got to keep the record for 4th quarter comebacks.

      • Paul Cook

        They get down big, they come back. They get every opportunity to pull away for a convincing victory and they hit the brakes.

  97. AlaskaHawk

    I’m optimistic but this game could go either way. Just depends on who steps up and who makes the big mistakes. Russell Wilson has played a good game. But then I see the Houston run game performing well.

    • Big Mike

      This team hasn’t run the ball on hardly anyone this year and we are struggling at times to stop it

  98. Big Mike

    They held Taylor there didn’t call it and he still got the sack. That was impressive

    • pdway

      bright spot on the season for sure. 6 sacks now, could have a few more, likely will end up w 8 or so – in his rookie year. Nothing to sneeze at.

  99. pdway

    sort of hate to be the guy to beat this dead horse — but it’s pretty clear the D is no worse without Adams out there.

    • AlaskaHawk

      Good point.

    • Paul Cook

      If we miraculously squeak into the playoffs this year, that will pretty much seal the deal as being the worst trade in Seahawk history.

  100. AlaskaHawk

    Yes Taylor is coming along nicely. He will be a great player.

    Okay – I want to watch the Seahawks make a long-time sucking drive down the field for a touchdown. Show me some killer instinct!

  101. Chris

    If we had any d.t who could get push up the middle Darrell Taylor would already have 10 sacks this year

  102. Big Mike

    Pete takes over the playcalling.

  103. Ashish

    Russ trade talks needs to die

  104. AlaskaHawk

    Let Rus Cook!!!!! Perfect throw to Lockette.

  105. pdway

    russell is doing russel things today…buying time, finding guys downfield

  106. Big Mike

    That’s on Russ

  107. AlaskaHawk

    Hmm on the throw behind Metcalf. Penny making some yards. And Go Everettt!!!! Made a little out of nothing there. Go SEAHAWKS

  108. Big Mike

    That better stay a td

  109. Blitzy the Clown

    There’s no camera angle right on the goal line?

    • Paul Cook

      If not, then TD. Can’t overturn that call.

  110. Big Mike

    Btw, fuck Mike Pierea

  111. pdway

    that was the drive we needed. close it out, and it’s a decent win.

    also – been reasonably impressed by Mills today. we’re not a great D, but he doesn’t play like a rookie either.

  112. pdway

    that was nothing but a good defensive play by Reed there.

    • Big Mike

      Totally bullshit call

  113. Hawks4life

    I wonder how many yards Wager has given up while being dragged by a ball carrier

  114. Blitzy the Clown

    I’ve seen refs call PI really strictly in games, and really loosely in games.

    But I don’t think I’ve seen refs call P really strictly AND really loosely in the same game like this.

  115. Leo

    All it took was beating up on a 2-10 team for the Pete Carroll defenders to come streaming out of the woodwork. Seahawks Twitter has officially deemed it sacrilege again to consider life after a 70 year old head coach.

    • Big Mike

      Let’s see how they react to a loss to the Rams next week

    • Big Mike

      One other thing, why do you bother with Hawks twatter

  116. Big Mike


    • Blitzy the Clown

      Great to see Penny get some.

    • Mick

      Yeah game over. I’m happy for Penny. But he’ll need to play like this every week to get a new contract.

      • Hawks4life

        Don’t care if he plays like this the rest of the year, I would only keep him for a very cheap deal. He’ll get hurt eventually

  117. DriveByPoster

    Good grief. A 100 yard rusher. What in the world has gone wrong??? 😀

  118. AlaskaHawk

    Yes = Penny running well today. On his last contact year LOL. For all you Carroll criers – his whole coaching arc would have been turned around if Penny had played like today. Har har har.

  119. pdway

    Penny could sure make himself a nice chunk of dough w four solid games to end this season….

  120. Paul Cook

    Great. Fantastic to make it a decisive victory even if it took a bit too long.

  121. Big Mike

    This is not good. We are very thin at corner

  122. Ok

    Why is Bobby still in the game?

  123. 206

    Good for Rashad Penny, It’s great to see. BUT, don’t forget Houston’s rush defense is last in the league!

  124. Blitzy the Clown

    Jamal Adams who?

    I mean seriously, was he missed in the slightest today?

    • Mick

      Speaking of which, I didn’t miss Shell at all today.

    • 206

      I didn’t just not miss him, I ENJOYED not being distracted by #33. Also, it’s great to see Neal out there having a blast plus he clearly has better chemistry with his fellow teammates than Jamal.

      • Big Mike

        But, but, but…his play was improving….best in the nation.

        Worst trade in franchise history and at least top 10 worst all time in NFL history

  125. AlaskaHawk

    Looking at next 4 games the Seahawks should be able to go 2-2. The big games are in the division with the LA Rams and the Arizona Cardinals.

  126. Blitzy the Clown

    RT Curhan had a decent game today. He had a little trouble with the speed rush, but Wilson was effectively mobile today so it didn’t hurt.

  127. Hawks4life

    I’m all for letting DK go when the time comes, we just can’t seem to get him involved this year and more importantly the cost just doesn’t work for us. Lockett is and has been the best WR on this team for a long time.

    • AlaskaHawk

      I agree with you, he either isn’t open or when he is open Wilson doesn’t see him. My one caveat is – he helps take coverage off of Lockette.

      • 12th chuck

        he has dropped a lot of catchable passes as well. To be honest, high pointing the ball is not one of his strong points despite what he thinks. he does draw a lot of double teams making it easier for the other wr’s

  128. Blitzy the Clown

    Wow Browns beat the Ravens

    • Big Mike

      Lamar carted off in the 2nd quarter

  129. Blitzy the Clown

    Houston looks smart for drafting Mills last year. He’s well worth the 3rd round pick they spent on him. What they need is a good RB.

    I think Penny might be available.

  130. pdway

    i guess that’s why you take the starters out…poor guy, that looks awful.

  131. AlaskaHawk

    Satisfying win today!

    Only one channel here in Alaska – but it is Tampa Bay and the Buffalo Bills. That should be an interesting game!

  132. GoHawks5151

    Happy for Penny. It would be low cost to keep him and still draft Charbonnett. There are worst RB 2/3s in the league.

    Are we about to see the nightmare scenario? Winning out and management see it as just an off year, keeping Pete. Also Penny goes on a tear bumping the RB need down the draft board…

    • Big Mike

      Pete beat McVay? Unlikely

    • Blitzy the Clown

      What makes you think it’s management’s choice?

      I’ll say it again, I’m virtually convinced Carroll is done. This isn’t fun for him anymore. And he knows that if he stays, Wilson is gone.

      He almost retired in 2018. He’s 4 years older and the rebuild he committed to back then failed miserably, and the next rebuild could be worse, without Wilson.

      • GoHawks5151

        Ego, money etc. The comment was more of a joke but if PC doesn’t announce it before seasons end, I am going to worry all off-season.

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