Curtis Allen’s week seven watchpoints (vs LA Chargers)

This is a guest article by Curtis Allen

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The Chargers currently sit at 4-2 and are undeniably talented.  They have the most valuable roster piece of all – a franchise quarterback on a rookie salary – and some big pieces on defense.

This year, though, they have been the living embodiment of the “live by the sword, die by the sword” nature of this NFL season.  Most of their games have featured very slim margins, with a singular play or two making the difference.

They lost a close one to Kansas City in a game that included Justin Herbert throwing a backbreaking 99-yard pick six in the fourth quarter.

They beat Cleveland by the skin of their teeth when the Browns’ kicker missed a 54-yard field goal try with moments to play.  Jacoby Brissett also had a very poorly thrown interception late in the game in the red zone.  

Their most recent win came in overtime and featured a muffed punt by the Broncos that sealed the game.

That does not mean their record is inflated.  I am just pointing out that for a team that has very high expectations for this season, they have been playing close to the razor’s edge. That is a good thing for the Seahawks.

Still, this game will require Seattle to be sharp in all phases – including the coaching staff to prepare a proper game plan in order to put their players in the best position for success – if they want to come away with a victory.

The Rookie Class Will Need Both Great Individual Efforts and Team Support

This group has exceeded all expectations so far this season and has been a massive boost to the team and their future team building plans.  This game will be their biggest test yet.  Why?

Practically everywhere you look at this Chargers team, there are very accomplished players that will match up against a Seahawks rookie.

Keenan Allen and Mike Williams will line up across Tariq Woolen and potentially Coby Bryant.

Khalil Mack will be trying to get past Abe Lucas and Charles Cross (more on that below).

Those are tough assignments for anyone, let alone players with only six games of NFL experience.  No doubt the coaching staff will not put them all on islands and ask them to consistently win every snap.

The pass rush and Quandre Diggs will need effective games to keep these great receivers from tilting the field.

The tight ends and running backs will be needed to chip and block the rushers and Shane Waldron will need a balanced attack with a steady diet of runs and quick passes to maximize Geno Smith’s effectiveness.

Darrell Taylor, Uchenna Nwosu and the interior players will need to be effective in their assignments.

At the end of the day though, there will be several plays Sunday where a rookie player will be one-on-one with a very talented Charger.  Holding them to a draw would be a big, big victory for the team.

For their long-term development, sure some mistakes and losses would provide some great teaching moments for the players and the coaching staff.  In this game though, there is quite a large burden being put on the rookies’ shoulders.  How they respond will have a lot to say about the outcome of this game.

There is one more rookie we have not yet discussed that should also figure very prominently on Sunday…

Feature the Run Game and Do Not Abandon It

Some fun with numbers…

The Chargers had the #30 run defense last year, conceding 139 yards per game and they gave up a league-worst 144 rushing first downs.

This year they have risen to #23 in the NFL at 125 yards per game and incredibly, are on pace to concede only 77 rushing first downs.  So, in this one area they would flip their position from league-worst to league-best.

The numbers would suggest the Chargers have made a serious improvement in run defense.

Don’t believe them.  They are lying to you.  The Chargers are still one of the NFL’s worst run defenses again this season.

What is the real story?  The Chargers are giving up an awful 5.6 yards per carry, worst in the NFL except for the Giants by a slim margin.  Why so few first down runs then?

The Chargers have only faced 22.5 rushing attempts per game this year, good for 27th in the league.  Teams are running very well on them, just not very often.  This is a serious weakness the Seahawks are primed to exploit.

Why are teams not pounding the rock on Los Angeles?  I am not sure.  They do have a good number of tackles for loss, which might be concerning to play callers.

One thing I am sure of:  It is not because the Chargers have such a dynamic offense that they run up the score early and teams are being forced to abandon their running game to catch up.  

The Charger defense has taken the field with a lead on 49% of their snaps.  Compare that to the #28-32 teams in terms of fewest rushing attempts faced:  their defenses have been on the field with a lead a whopping 66% of the time.

What does facing a low number of attempts and conceding a high average per carry mean?  They are allowing some really explosive runs.

Look at this chart of their opponents’ successes running the ball so far this season:

Twelve explosive runs and four of them more than triple the 12-yard threshold for an explosive run.  And the efficiency – my goodness, these runners are just gashing the Chargers in a relatively small number of carries.

Is there one specific direction runners are making these big gains?  No.  Look at the two right columns – they are happening both inside and outside the box, and are attacking the left side, the right side and the middle.

So, what is happening with the Charger defense that is causing so many big runs?  One big factor is they are running a defense very similar to what Head Coach Brandon Staley ran with the Rams as defensive coordinator.  On the defensive line, the interior players have a ‘gap and a half’ responsibility.  In short, it means the defender is tasked with engaging the guard or center, reading the runner and the gap and then coming off his man and making the tackle.

It works brilliantly when you have Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers.  Not so much when you do not have players of their caliber.  Thus, the Chargers can be exploited with a heavy package of blockers.

That is exactly what is happening.  Looking at those explosive runs on tape, there was a common thread in the vast majority of them:  the offense employed a power formation at the line of scrimmage.  All of Nick Chubb’s runs had at least six on the line.  One had seven.  One had eight!

Look at Dameon Pierce’s 75-yard run.

You have six on the line, Nico Collins is off the line but crashing in to help on the edge (that’s seven) and Fullback Troy Hairston is leading Pierce through the hole and taking Derwin James out of the play.

Did you notice that Pierce was never even touched?  On a 75-yard run.  Runs do not get any easier than that.

The Seahawks have a running back ready to explode in Ken Walker.  Last week against the Cardinals he had four explosive runs.  Alright, fine.  He only had three.  I rounded up.  His 11-yard run counts as explosive in my mind because he wasn’t stopped by a tackler but the goal line.  And that little okie-doke move he gave Byron Murphy at the end was sweet.

The point being, running with a power formation should be a regular feature of Seattle’s offense on Sunday.  The have the means, motive and opportunity.

Other teams so far have just flirted with it.  They get their explosives and then check out of the runs and go to the passing game.  So odd.  

Just to be clear, I am not stumping for the Seahawks to run 35 or 40 times on Sunday.  Just make sure you do not shy away from running, even if it does not produce amazing results immediately.  We have seen rock-solid evidence that it will come if you stick to it.

Having a stacked offensive line and running a lot will also assist you greatly in keeping the strongest area of their defense in check…

Do Not Allow Khalil Mack to Disrupt the Entire Offense

Let’s not mince words.  The Seahawks are countering maybe the NFL’s best pass-rusher on Sunday with bookend rookie tackles who had a really challenging day last week against Arizona.

Charles Cross (59 PFF Sunday) and Abe Lucas (61) facing off against J.J. Watt and Marcus Golden last week was just a warmup for this weekend.

They will be taking the point on keeping him in check and they will need to bring their A-game Sunday for the offense to function as it wants to.

Mack is having a tremendous season.  While league talking heads are not unjustifiably focusing a lot of attention on the Russell Wilson trade as a huge win for Seattle, the Chargers must be over the moon with their trade for Mack.  For only a second-round pick this year and a sixth-round pick next year, they have an 86.9-graded PFF player on the field for 85% of their defensive snaps who has collected six sacks, seven tackles for loss and forced a fumble.

Oh, and they are paying him only $8.75 million this year.  And they have him under contract for the next two years with little to no guarantees.  That is what you call a steal of a deal right there.

But back to the game Sunday.  The Chargers line Mack up against both tackles, so they will both need to be ready.

There are several things the Seahawks can do to help mitigate the effect that these two players will have on the offense:

-Run the ball consistently.

-The tight ends will be a critical piece for this game.  From just straight up helping the tackles in a standard blocking formation, to chipping and then releasing and getting open for a quick timed pass, to using them in a fullback/H-back type position to lead the runner through holes.

-Geno Smith will need to be even quicker with his processing.  There will be plays the Seahawks do not max-protect and he will have to know that sooner rather than later the rush is coming.  He will need to decide to throw or scramble at a faster pace.  Typically, this year he has been fine in this area but he regressed Sunday against Arizona a bit and that led to him being sacked six times — as Pete Carroll has acknowledged.

-The running backs will need to stand ready to pick up rushers.  The Chargers blitzed 24 times last week against Denver.  The backs will need to give more than a token effort to pick them up and give Geno that extra half-second he needs to make his throw.

All those are great ways they can help.  But as I said above, at the end of the day Cross and Lucas will still face Mack or a blitzer one on one at times.  It is just a numbers game.  You cannot double-team him and a blitzer on every single play.  How they do in these matchups will be crucial.

One thing that will provide incentive for them to play well – the Chargers are not just giving up explosive run plays.  They have been burned several times in the deep passing game.  Big acquisition J.C. Jackson is struggling with a new scheme and his health to the point that he got benched Sunday.  They have claimed that he will start Sunday.  At this point, what looked like an offseason area of strength is now looking like a real vulnerability.

One of the reasons Los Angeles is struggling with deep passes:  Staley misses Jalen Ramsey just as much as he misses Aaron Donald.  He literally had Ramsey on an island and flooded coverage on the other side of the field.  You look very, very good as a defensive coordinator with a player who can take half the field away.

Staley does not have that advantage anymore.  In fact, his corners have been beaten with regularity.

And those nine blitzes per game I mentioned up above?  They open the middle up and put pressure on the backfield to consistently win one-on-one, which they have yet to do to the degree they need to.  So, if the blitzer does not get home or otherwise effect the play, the defensive backs are vulnerable.  And they will be more so if they are trying to cover D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.

The Seahawks should be able to take advantage of this.  If – and this is a big if – their blockers can provide the quarterback enough time to make his reads and throws.

Special Teams, Please Do Not Do Anything Stupid

This point is self-explanatory.  Two weeks in a row we have seen a punt go horribly awry and both resulted in touchdowns for the other team.

In the Saints loss, the margin of victory was seven points.

In the Cardinals win, the Seahawks were able to shrug it off because they won comfortably and the defense had an uncharacteristically great day holding the offense out of the end zone with some assistance from a wonky Cardinal offense.

The Chargers are more talented than those two teams, and the Seahawks defense is still fragile.  Barring some strange collapse by the Chargers, a best-case scenario is this game will be another close matchup.  Another blunder could make the difference like it did in the New Orleans game.

Special Teams has always been a source of pride for Pete Carroll.  When he spoke earlier this week about the mistakes driving them crazy, I believe him.  Look for the Seahawks to right the ship this week.

They better – they will need to be very effective to beat the Chargers.


  1. Big Mike

    Outstanding as always cha. Thank you. Great piece on why the Hawks need to run the football today first and foremost.

    • TomLPDX

      and stick with the run game, let it develop.

      Great write up curtis.

      • cha

        Thanks guys 👍

  2. Sea Mode

    This guy continues to be dynamite.

  3. Sea Mode


  4. Forrest

    I’m seriously hoping this was LJ Collier and Jamal Adams:

    • Forrest

      I would offer “three first round picks” and include Rashaad Penny.

    • Romeo A57

      I think someone should replace PCs Cellphone with a Garage Door Opener until after the Trade Deadline in 11/1. I would be ok with trading Seahawks Players for picks, but he doesn’t need to buy anything with the surplus picks.

      • Big Mike


      • cha

        • Romeo A57

          I know the “Simpsons did it” 🙂

          Thanks for this write up CHA.


    Sidney Jones?

  6. Canadian Hawk

    Another great summary Cha.

    I feel if the Seahawks can continue to get better at Peteball – run the ball, protect the ball, bend-not-break defsense – not only do they have a chance to win today, but coming out of it you’ll have a young, confident group heading into the second half of the season.

    And that could be alot of fun to watch.

    • cha

      Thanks for reading

  7. Mick

    As interesting as always, cha, thank you.

    I think we should go mean and hit Herbert as hard as we can. He’ll panic and their O will go down. And we shouldn’t get cute, throw in a lot of multiple TEs, protect Lockett and run the ball with Walker, Dallas and also Eskridge and Metcalf.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      We need Cleveland, New Orleans and Vegas to all start winning some games.

      We’d have a legit shot at Levis if we start with the 4th pick. Alternatively, it wouldn’t cost multiple picks to get Richardson. Or we could trade down for an extra R2

      • 12th chuck

        need indy to win some more games as well

      • Rob Staton

        I think it’s increasingly likely Levis goes first

        The projection is so easy with him

        • Blitzy the Clown

          I agree completely. At this point in the season we know who’s out there and I don’t see anyone, Will Anderson included, who rates higher. Let alone for a QB-desperate team like Carolina, Detroit or Houston.

          So if we have pick #4 through Denver, and our native pick is in the 15-20 range, what else would it take to move up 3 spots to #1?

          Certainly our 2023 R1. Probably also our earlier 2022 R2 from Denver.

          4, 15-20, 34, 2023 R1 — would that be enough?

          Not advocating for it, just looking for a possible cost.

      • Hawkster

        Heinike ? Nah. Add the Commanders to the list

        • Hawkster

          Forgot about Wentz though

  8. Blitzy the Clown

    Tranquill had a really nice game vs Denver. Dude has some wheels. I’d watch out for him in the pass rush with Mack getting most of the attention.

    But like you say cha, explosive runs should keep the Chargers’ defense on their heels. Other than Mack and Joseph-Day, their DL isn’t much.

  9. cha


    Penny Hart
    Artie Burns
    Sidney Jones
    Gabe Jackson
    Teez Tabor

    Lockett active as Pete said he would likely be.

    • HOUSE

      Seeing Jones and Jackson has me hoping for trades… 🤷🏻‍♂️

  10. Jordan

    Don’t want to speak too soon, but it certainly looks like Rodgers, Brady, Stafford will be fading from the scene in the coming years. If the Seahawks can nail down the QB spot (be it Geno or someone else) with someone better than Hurts or whoever the 49ers give the keys to, they could be in a really good place in the NFC.

  11. Blitzy the Clown

    Panthers just took over on downs as they lead Tampa Bay 21-3 with 7 mins left in the game 😮

    • Big Mike

      I just was gonna come in and ask the question, have they quit on Brady? Maybe they’re just sick of him going to an opposing team’s owner’s wedding and missing a bunch of training camp and all that kind of crap. Or is it cuz he pushed Arians aside as coach…er, Arians stepped down?

      • Blitzy the Clown

        Todd Bowles. Arians is a special advisor I think. As interesting to me is Carolina exercising CMC demons? They have like 150 rushing yards in the second half alone against a good run defense.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Game over. Bucs run into kicker and give the ball back to Carolina with 3:30 remaining

      • Big Mike

        This season is going to be a real down way for Brady to go out

        • Blitzy the Clown

          I mean first he was out before he was in. So…

          I dunno what he expected. Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay surprise me more.

          • Big Mike

            Me too

  12. Blitzy the Clown

    Browns have a chance vs Ravens down by 3 with 2:30 left

    • Big Mike

      Packers losing to Washington by 6 and they just turned the ball over at the Washington 30. Long. A lot of time left but Rogers is not Rogers

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Ravens block Browns 60 yard FG attempt. Take back possession and hold a 3 point lead with 2 minutes left

      • Big Mike

        Commanders now up 9
        6:40 to go

      • Blitzy the Clown

        Right before the FG Brissett somehow got away from Justin Houston and a certain sack and made for the sideline but Odafe Oweh ran his arse down before he could get there.

  13. Blitzy the Clown

    Wow Rodgers to Jones what a pass and catch

    • Big Mike

      Great improv

  14. cha

    Anyone else blocked from listening to Rob from the USA?

    • Big Mike

      I haven’t tried yet. Will do so on my laptop and let you know here in a second

    • Big Mike

      Page I got said that the program will be available shortly after broadcast? Not what we’re looking for I would guess

      • Big Mike

        Went to my phone and got something that said listen live and now it says the same on my laptop

        • Big Mike

          Aaaaand I click on it and it says this content is not available in my location so yes apparently we are blocked

          • Mick

            Same here and I’m in Europe.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Yes but I had to use a UK server for my vpn and I had to register with BBC using a UK zip code but it works and I’m listening to Rob and Mike right now!

      • Big Mike

        Aaaaaaand Blitzy shows us he’s a computer wizard while someone like me reads this and says “huh?”. 😀

        • Blitzy the Clown

          Eh it’s a fughesi now it’s just the Fox announcers I don’t know if Rob is still broadcasting or how to find him

  15. AlaskaHawk

    Seahawks are 4.5 point underdogs!

  16. Big Mike

    Oh Geno, no.

  17. ShowMeYourHawk

    How the hell does Mafe miss the fumble recovery?

    • Big Mike

      Why the hell does Pete think this is incomplete?

      • Romeo A57

        Pete is getting his useless challenge out of the way early today.

      • Hawkster

        In todays NFL that, to me, looked incomplete. But challenge? separate matter.

      • ShowMeYourHawk

        Why the hell are we surprised that Pete would burn a challenge?

      • Palatypus

        House Lanninster” “A Lannister always pays his debts.”

        House Stark: “Winter is coming…the North remembers.”

        House Carroll: “Always pitching the red banner.”

        House Staton: “Bullocks! Shambolic dog’s dinner!”

        • Robbie

          Pete has to be the worst at challenges

          • bmseattle

            He’s admitted that he often challenges, even when he knows he’ll lose.

  18. Blitzy the Clown

    Eckler didn’t get it excellent defensive stand!

  19. ShowMeYourHawk

    Nice stop on 4th, D. All things being equal, I’d rather have the challenge back.

  20. Chris

    Wow! Game of inches

  21. cha

    Great stop D! That’s a 3-pt win at least.

  22. Mick

    Nice to have improved version of Brooks back and Al Woods returning on the pitch.

  23. HOUSE

    Solid stand there… I swear every time Pete challenges a call, it gets called STANDS every single time.

  24. Chris

    I would like to see more of the 3 t.e set going forward. Run the damn ball!

  25. Chris

    What’s Waldron have against running the ball?

    • Big Mike

      Just came in to ask the same

      • Mick

        I don’t get running it on 3rd and long, maybe it’s just me.

      • Blitzy the Clown

        Passing to set up the run 😂

  26. ShowMeYourHawk

    Shaping up to be an ugly slog of a game…

  27. cha

    Lockett is the best at selling PI.

  28. Blitzy the Clown

    There we go. Lots of this.

    Nice block by Colby Parkinson

  29. Chris

    Not bad with the pass pro so far

  30. HOUSE

    Walker is so nimble on his feet. Love watching him process and attacking an opening

    • bmseattle

      He trusts in that so much… it ends up in a lot of negative plays, too.

      • HOUSE

        Two plays after I post that, he loses 4 yards. 🤦‍♂️

        • bmseattle

          He reminds me a lot of Barry Sanders.
          Lots of amazing moves and runs, but you take the inevitable 3 yard losses with them.

          • Hawkster

            I’ve been tryin really hard to not say Barry Sanders, but some o that is there

      • Hawkdawg

        That was very typical of Barry Sanders too…

        • bmseattle

          funny. just posted that as well!

  31. Big Mike

    Nice improv by Geno but I despise empty on 3rd ans 1

  32. Chris

    The interior of our oline gives up so much penetration in the run game

    • bmseattle

      Blythe gets tossed around quite a bit.
      Our guards should be able to get some push, though

    • cha

      Haynes came around and completely handled Mack on that long Walker hesitation run though.

      Jackson wouldn’t have gotten over in time.

  33. Big Mike

    GREAT throw!

  34. Blitzy the Clown

    Geno Smith just as cool as the other side of the pillow

  35. Sea Mode


  36. AlaskaHawk

    Yes good throw and catch! Good game!

  37. ShowMeYourHawk

    Geno is finna to price himself out of our ability to sign him at a reasonable contract. It’s pretty incredible.

  38. kyro183

    I feel without Russell we play a more organized and cohesive fun game plan. Even if Geno is less talented than Russell the offense as whole, TE, RB, WR and even the line just play better.

  39. pdway

    lets go D!

    nice hands on that zinger

  40. Blitzy the Clown

    Ryan Neal with the INT!

    • cha

      “Tough break for Justin Herbert” ???

      What game are you watching, color guy?

      That was a poor decision plain and simple.

  41. ShowMeYourHawk

    Adams doesn’t pick that off, 11 out of 10 times.

    • Big Mike

      Best in the nation

      *at taking what should be interceptions off his face mask

    • pdway

      this hawks offense is fun

      geno throws it all over the field. walker looking like a star in the making.

      who are these guys??

  42. Mick

    Someone explain me, why do we pay Jamal Adams?

    • HOUSE

      Because we grossly over paid for him in the trade and then had to try to justify keeping them around by giving them a big ass contract. I’m totally fine with Ryan Neal starting next year and us biting the bullet of $7.2 million in dead cap in 23 and 24 by cutting Adams. Ryan Neal will be a restricted free agent and probably cost us around $3 million next season. With Jamal Adams dead cap hit, that would roughly be $10-11M invested in the SS position. Rip the bandaid off

      • HOUSE

        Just re-read overthecap… It would be 3 years of $7.1M dead cap to get rid of Jamal Adams. smh

        Anyone want to force him into retirement?

  43. HOUSE

    Nice pick Neal!!! Let’s go

  44. bmseattle

    As fun as it would have been to see that ball bounce of Adams’ facemask… I love to see Neal making a play on the ball like that.

  45. Blitzy the Clown

    Wow nice carry for Dallas

  46. Hawks4life

    What happened to Walker?

    • Big Mike

      Obviously was just resting

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Why there he is

  47. Matt

    Weirdest year I can ever remember in the NFL. I feel like teams are gonna make decisions based on weird stuff and will pay for it the following seasons.

    There are literally no great teams. It’s like there are 20 teams that are wholly indistinguishable.

    Just so odd to watch.

    • Matt

      Like I’m watching this team; and I don’t see a good team – BUT they are playing well. I honestly don’t know how to process this.

      I’m sincerely worried people think we are on the cusp and it results in a multi-year setback because we were in fact, not that close.

  48. Blitzy the Clown

    Nice PBU

    But we get rescued by the Chargers’ mistake

  49. ShowMeYourHawk

    ROOKIE!!!! Flex on ‘em!

  50. Robbie

    I love the way Walker runs!

    • Big Mike

      Curt Warner 2.0 man. That cutting ability is 100% Curt. But I see the Laveoan Bell hesitation too.

  51. Hawks4life

    Wow! Walker is a special special player! His change of direction is incredible!!!

    • Blitzy the Clown

      I agree. He’s special.

  52. Chris

    Wow that rookies exceleration is incredible!

  53. cha

    That’s two explosive runs for Walker already.




    • Big Mike

      Dallas effective too. Waldron maybe came out throwing early to open up the run?

      • Kyle R

        Maybe Waldron needed a year to fail and grow and also needed his own guy with his blocking scheme too!

    • cha

      7.1 YPC so far

  54. AlaskaHawk

    I like this game plan with balanced passing and rushing.

  55. Romeo A57

    What a start. Just when you start believing that the Chargers might be good they do not fail to disappoint. Geno is looking sharp.

  56. Sea Mode

    Offense and defense be rollin’!

  57. AlaskaHawk

    Yes, I wondered if the defense was just going through growing pains and would “get it ” half way through the season. It’s looking better already.

  58. bmseattle

    Mafe in coverage, one on one… not good.

  59. Big Mike

    What a draft!

  60. Blitzy the Clown

    Nice play Tariq!

  61. cha


  62. ShowMeYourHawk

    Without the rod in his leg, Taylor gets 6.

  63. Big Mike

    B4 he ripped the ball out, he was held.

  64. Blitzy the Clown

    Darrell Taylor hello my man!

  65. Sea Mode

    Let’s go baby!

  66. Chris

    I love it when young players come through

  67. Blitzy the Clown

    Cmon DK you gotta hold onto those

  68. Chris

    Metcalf will never be elite until his hands improve

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      That was less him drop in it and more a great arm punch by Jackson.

  69. bmseattle

    Making that play is the final step for DK to be truly elite.

    • Big Mike

      100% agree

      • Hawks4life

        You’ll have to wait a long time for that, DK will never have those type of hands

  70. pdway

    man..this is fun

  71. Chris

    What have the coaches been feeding the dline? They look like a different group out there.

  72. Tony

    This game feels like it’s going towards that lions game.

  73. Chris

    Hopefully d.k has to poop again

  74. bmseattle

    DK needs to take another dump, hopefully.

    • Sea Mode

      Came here to say the same… you two already beat me to it…

      • bmseattle

        He may need to rethink his pregame meal.

  75. ShowMeYourHawk

    DK back on the “Mud Butt Shuttle.”

  76. Kyle R

    Metcalf needing to take a shit again.

    • Kyle R

      Welp… he’s out for the game. Time to use the 3 TEs and run the ball strong

  77. Mick

    Best quarter of the season.

  78. Big Mike

    Shit, it wasn’t the shits

  79. bmseattle

    DK actually hurt?
    Uh oh…

  80. pdway

    weird …dk seemed upbeat and smiling on the cart

    • bmseattle

      Yeah, he didn’t seem in pain, or upset at all.
      Very odd that he’s ruled out for the whole game already.

  81. Blitzy the Clown

    Pretty good coverage by Neal

  82. Big Mike

    Who needs time outs?

  83. Chris

    Lol, Neal a similar version to kam chancellor. What a maroon

  84. Blitzy the Clown

    Yay t/o and clock management!

  85. bmseattle

    Chargers seem to be moving Allen away from Woolen’s side

  86. AlaskaHawk

    Herbert has figured out the zone coverage!

  87. Glor

    Need to figure it how to stop ekler

  88. Blitzy the Clown

    I’m very apprehensive about the trend of this game and half time adjustments by the Chargers

  89. ShowMeYourHawk

    DK down? Time to unleash the Dareke!

  90. Hawks4life

    Eskridge has been nothing short of terrible, complete bust

  91. bmseattle

    For being a first round pick, who is super athletic… Fant sure doesn’t show anything special with the ball.

  92. ShowMeYourHawk

    Eskridge…… oh. Drink.

    • Big Mike

      That will be the last one for the next 5 weeks or so because the last time he was concussed he was out for that long

  93. Blitzy the Clown

    Oh ffs

  94. bmseattle

    So he gets a concussion on top of it?

    • Big Mike

      You have Walker and Dallas running the ball well and their position is running back why do you get cute and put a wide receiver in the backfield?

      • bmseattle

        Because that’s what separates the “genius” offensive coordinators with the run of the mill ones.

  95. AlaskaHawk

    Eskridge got Macked! Youch

  96. Romeo A57

    Things were going too wellnwith a 17-0 1st Quarter. Eskridge fumble then he gets hurt. DK is out with a bum knee…

  97. Tony

    That might be game over for dee. Hope he’s OK, but guy can’t go 3 games without being hurt. He’s like prosise.

    • Big Mike

      My guess he misses a minimum of 3 games

  98. Tallyhawk

    Why? Just why? We’re up 10 don’t get cute. Use your actual running backs who are getting 5+ a touch

  99. pdway

    just an awful play by eskridge. no excuse for that

    • Big Mike

      Is terrible idea for putting him in the backfield in the 1st place

      • pdway

        im gonna blame the player who fumbled a two foot toss w out being hit. waldron has called a good game in general

  100. Tony

    Al woods is a beast.

  101. AlaskaHawk

    Seahawks need a receiver like Mike Williams.

    • Hawks4life

      We have a more athletic version that can’t catch though

      • AlaskaHawk

        He caught a paycheck and scored!!!!

  102. Roy Batty

    Wow, Diggs actually making an effort.

  103. Chris

    Damn is that digs 1st solo tackle of year

  104. Big Mike

    Those 7 points are on Shane Waldron

    • Roy Batty

      Yeah, I don’t get the force-feeding of Eskridge. Even when he takes kicks or gets a reception, I’ve seen nothing to make me think he will do much as a runner.

  105. Roy Batty

    Not really enthused about a turnover battle.

  106. Tony

    Yup lions game 2.0
    Defenses look trash, aside from turnovers

  107. ShowMeYourHawk

    Feeling like the air’s been let out. If we can’t take this next series down the field, not looking good.

    • Tony

      Total momentum shift after the dk td drop.

  108. Big Mike

    So Waldron is oh for 2 on getting cute this year. Remember the halfback pass that didn’t work earlier this year? You know for a coach that preaches basic football Pete allows way too much of this crap.

  109. UP Hawk

    Barton is so bad. Hand fighting a WR instead of turning around and Mike Williams runs right behind his back.

  110. Big Mike

    Oh what a novel idea use your running back to run the football

  111. Big Mike

    It’s really good to see him back on the field. Glad I was wrong

    • Blitzy the Clown


  112. Chris

    It would be nice if walker could as least to the l.o.s without making a man miss

  113. Tony

    This rb is better at rb than the wr at rb. genius stuff.

  114. Tony

    Dee only doing bad things today.

  115. cha

    Terrible call on Eskridge. He’s not allowed to block his man?

  116. Roy Batty

    And Eskridge kills another drive.

    • Tony

      Jesus, stop shooting yourselves

  117. Roy Batty

    Blount, what the hell were you thinking.


  118. ShowMeYourHawk

    No freeform jazz from Dickson…. but ST f*cks it up anyways.

  119. Big Mike

    More bad not special teams

  120. Chris

    The stupid mistakes are killing us

  121. KennyBadger

    How about you sit the next few plays out Dee.

  122. pdway

    all that early momentum gone. mistakes after mistakes.

    • Big Mike

      Sadly true

  123. AlaskaHawk

    Yes, I’m surprised they brought him back this fast. At least wait till the second half.

    There’s gonna be a lot of medical questions on Monday Morning.

  124. Chris

    Who worse the hawks defense or the kraken goalie?

  125. ShowMeYourHawk

    Breece Hall went down with a knee injury. Here’s where Walker make his bid for ROY…

  126. Roy Batty

    That’s the way. Nice, hard nosed defensive stop.

  127. Big Mike

    Good job on the tackle Mr. Bryant

  128. Chris

    We needed that to stop the momentum swing

    • Big Mike


  129. pdway

    really nice stand for the D there.

  130. Roy Batty

    Would be nice to have a few TE seam routes.

  131. Big Mike

    Really could use some points on this drive. They get the ball to start the 2nd half

  132. ShowMeYourHawk

    I want Dareke!! The people demand it!

  133. Roy Batty

    There we go. Mix in those TEs.

    • Big Mike

      OK I’ll give the design on that as being excellent by Waldron

      • pdway

        we really do look like a more modern nfl offense these days. the misdirection is getting guys open.

  134. Chris

    Russ must have hated throwing to the t.e’s because they are a huge part of our offense now

  135. AlaskaHawk

    Eskridge is feeling scrappy! Love seeing the tight ends get involved more , they are stepping up now that they are needed.

    • pdway

      this gsme is just screaming for him to step up.

      we’ll see ….

  136. Blitzy the Clown

    Eskridge has bulked up a bit since last year

  137. Kyle R

    Yes! God I love it when we use the TE and get them involved and the quick passing game is great too.

  138. Roy Batty


  139. ShowMeYourHawk

    Whomever decided that Gronkowski was charming or funny should be sacked.

  140. cha

    Wow! Goodwin with some hops

  141. Chris

    Damn, way to step up goodwin

  142. ShowMeYourHawk

    Goodwin! And Geno with the DIME!

  143. Blitzy the Clown

    Geno making magic all over the field today

  144. pdway

    what a gorgeous throw and catch

    i’d thought goodwin was cooked career-wise, glad to be wrong!

  145. Sea Mode

    I simply cannot believe what we’re seeing from Geno right now. Incredible.

  146. Roy Batty

    And for the 7th game in a row, I will say it: Geno getting to the line with at least 15 seconds on the play clock is SOOOOOO refreshing.

    • pdway

      totally agree. gives him time to adjust at the line too.

      • Roy Batty

        Geno gets to the line, sets, makes his pre snap reads, backs off, and STILL has plenty of time.

        So nice.

        • Tien

          Totally agree, Roy! I used to think that all those delays and last second snaps to beat the play clock were due to the coaches being late with getting the plays to Russ but now, I’m thinking that for whatever reason, those delays were mostly on Russ.

  147. Big Mike

    Perfect ball placement by Geno incredible catch by Goodwin

    • Bmseattle

      Goodwin playing like a guy who should be getting more opportunities.

  148. Blitzy the Clown

    Noncontact injury. That’s probably not good

    • HOUSE

      Definitely hate seeing that… That guy was brought in to make a huge upgrade to that secondary. If it’s serious, rooting for a speedy recovery

  149. AlaskaHawk

    Yes Goodwin is having a great day and Geno is showing he can make all the throws.

    About the only thing I haven’t seen the Seahawks offense pull off this year is a good screen play. But they haven’t needed to with the running back counters in other games.

    Jeeze they started talking about a players knee and I thought it was a Seahawks for a moment. Not that I wish anyone an injury but at least make it a charger player.

    • Roy Batty

      I would love to see a play action screen with Walker getting the catch up the middle and two linemen out front.

      Carnage would ensue.

  150. Chris

    Offensive line doing a good job in pass protection so far. It also helps to have a qb who gets the ball out on time.

  151. Roy Batty

    Wow, his ACL must have just popped.

    That sucks.

  152. cha

    Lindsey Thiry
    Chargers have officially ruled cornerback JC Jackson out because of a knee injury.

    He left the field with an aircast on his right leg.
    3:05 PM · Oct 23, 2022

    • Tony

      That sucks for him. You could tell season is over based on his reactions.

    • Roy Batty

      Non-contact, too.


    • Big Mike


  153. downtownjewelrybryan

    nice bat down poona the big tuna

    • Bmseattle

      Such a blatant hold on Poona, as well.
      Not sure how they didnt see that.

  154. ShowMeYourHawk

    I certainly don’t hope to be proven wrong but Herbert must still be hurting from those ribs.

    • Big Mike

      Yeah that 3rd down pass was on him no matter what Sanchez said

      • cha

        Sanchez has been brutal today.

        Too kind on Herbert.

        He actually said Geno has “quick twitch” and is an “effortless runner.” Hyperbole much?

  155. Chris

    This game is gonna have a wild finish

  156. Blitzy the Clown

    All in all a nice half of football from Seattle

    • Roy Batty

      Yeah, it’s all over the board, yet still entertaining.

  157. AlaskaHawk

    Interesting first half – it would be nice to get out of this game without any more injuries – on both sides.

    • Big Mike

      Ummmm, sadly that doesn’t look like the case

  158. Tony

    Watching this offense after the last few years. RW looks more and more like the issue. Its just crazy to see geno do this well. He’s not elite, but he is really controlling the offense.

  159. Hawkster

    SEA 17:16 pass:run
    LA 25:9 pass:run

    • Hawkster

      I remember PFF doing drat grades and them lamenting Walker as a terrible pick, F- type f pick. It is the effective running game that is the difference in the first half of this game. Sure, all sorts of stuff ll over the place, but in the end the 4.6 yd/carry on 16 carries (5 rushing first downs and a TD) is the difference.

  160. Roy Batty

    God I did love watching Rodgers stare into the abyss and realize his team sucks earlier today.

    • Tony

      I’d add mad/frustrated Tom brady to that also.

  161. cha

    FWIW Dr Chao thinks JC Jackson has ruptured Patella and DK isn’t that bad.

    • Big Mike

      Sad for JC
      Happy for DK

  162. Chris

    All the talk of Pete holding Russ back turned out to be not true. In fact Pete seems to get the best out of qb’s

    • Roy Batty

      His reply to a reporters question about Geno says everything about Russ, too.

      “He does what you tell him.”

  163. Roy Batty

    Bellore out cold.

  164. Belfasthawk

    Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere but speculation DK has done his ACL

  165. Tony

    Injuries got me more interested in just getting thru this game. Guys are getting destroyed everywhere.

  166. Chris

    Cody Barton has no instincts

    • Roy Batty

      He just stincts.

  167. Roy Batty

    A Brooks whiff. Drink.

    • Big Mike


  168. ShowMeYourHawk

    Brooks takes…… an angle.

  169. Blitzy the Clown

    JFC Cody Barton is utterly inept

    • Hawkster

      He was there to confirm that a play was run

  170. AlaskaHawk

    Clearly holding when our defensive line rushes. Call if ref!

    • Big Mike

      So not calling the face mask balances that out I’ll take it

  171. Roy Batty

    Oh, Nwosu wanted that one BAAAAD.

  172. ShowMeYourHawk

    Ooooooh. Really lucky they missed the facemask…

  173. Chris

    I hate to speak so soon, but our defense is starting to look competent

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Pass rush is definitely getting there. Corners look pretty good too. We’re weak in between though and it shows.

  174. pdway

    feels so good to see them figuring out ways to get pressure on the quarterback. realky changes everything.

  175. Big Mike

    Now offensive line, could you please block a little for Walker

  176. Chris

    Dissly earning every bit of his contract

  177. cha

    Walker!!!! Another explosive!

    • cha

      Remember that whole thing about drafting a RB high this offseason?

      So silly.

    • Big Mike

      VERY special

      • pdway

        he looks fantastic

    • Roy Batty

      Patience, vision and speed.

      Yes, please.

  178. Chris

    When walker gets in space I always stand up

    • HOUSE

      Do you find yourself getting giddy and jumping around? 🤣

  179. Blitzy the Clown

    Nice timing on these runs. Just grind the Chargers defense down in this 3rd quarter.

  180. AlaskaHawk

    Yes = amazing how a good draft or two changes things. Get people that are hungry for their wins.

  181. Big Mike

    You and rob and other people need to remind Hawks twatter about their stance on the draft pick. I don’t do twatter

    • AlaskaHawk

      Which player does twatter not like?

      I kind of feel like Pete Carroll is blessed with the ability to pull a quarterback out of his yoo hoo. His best trait for sure.

  182. Chris

    I’ve ripped Evan hill on his take

  183. ShowMeYourHawk

    Walker giving Mack the business is so sexy…

  184. HOUSE

    Walker is FEARLESS. TOLD Mack to get lost. Lol

  185. pdway

    thats a crazy call

  186. Big Mike

    Is absolute shit officiating

    • Bmseattle

      On several levels

  187. Blitzy the Clown

    What a bollux call

  188. HOUSE

    False start on Blythe… WTH???

    Curhan is in at RG with Haynes having to leave the field

  189. Roy Batty

    Geno with a laser. He

  190. Tony

    Did my favorite team, the refs take over in 2nd half?! Such a big ref fan

  191. pdway

    lets goo hawks!

    • pdway

      geno just playing lights out

  192. Big Mike

    An absolutely shit call. They blew it dead and shouldn’t have and they knew it so they had to call it on the seahawks

    • Bmseattle

      And then forgot to reset the clock and didnt own it

    • Matthew

      Could have just said there’s no foul on the play and moved on. Don’t have to call anything. Stupid though…

  193. Chris

    Nfl officiating is outta control

  194. Blitzy the Clown

    Geno Ice

  195. AlaskaHawk

    Oh man that’s a good catch. Wow

  196. ShowMeYourHawk

    Between the phantom false start, pulling Haynes from the field and making the Hawks take a TO due to not resetting the play clock, these refs can eat many bags of d*cks…

  197. Chris

    Geno is fired up

  198. Hawkster

    Geno finding himself some #16

  199. Roy Batty

    Walkers first, patient cut is sick.

  200. Tony

    I’m here for fired up geno.

  201. AlaskaHawk

    Hmmm He only gets 5 yards for that dirty low block?

    • Big Mike

      These officials are an absolute joke

  202. Roy Batty

    Hahaha, in case of emergency, break glass and grab the Lockett.

  203. Blitzy the Clown

    Under pressure!

  204. Hawkster

    Lockett catches footballs

  205. pdway

    man, right past curhan

    • cha

      The Joey Hunt Special

    • AlaskaHawk

      Like a doorway to hell

  206. ShowMeYourHawk

    If this offense could actually actually be effective in the red zone, we’d really have something special.

  207. Big Mike

    Still a good drive because we started that at our own 5 yd line and ate up a whole bunch of clock.

    • Bmseattle

      Yep…excellent drive.
      Especially considering the ref screw ups

  208. Blitzy the Clown

    Welp they’re gonna hold us to 3 points.

    But that drive ate up about 8 or 9 minutes.

  209. AlaskaHawk

    Yes i’m impressed by the clock control.

  210. 12th chuck

    this is the worst officiating I have seen in a long time. And I watch the pac 12 games as well

    • Big Mike

      A sky judge could fix a lot of this but they won’t do it. Is it cause they want to steer games a certain way?

  211. Big Mike

    I like that he declined it 3rd and long don’t give him an extra down

    • Big Mike

      Didn’t do any good. Didn’t get to Herbert in time

  212. ShowMeYourHawk

    Did Brooks knock his fellow defender off of the Everett tackle?

  213. AlaskaHawk

    I like the score but feel like the Chargers have momentum.

    Geno has to play to win and not just to hold a lead.

  214. Tony

    I still see 20 total points coming in 4th lol

  215. Big Mike

    Look at that coverage by a guy playing his 7th NFL game who isn’t even a converted WR

    • pdway

      he is the truth

    • Big Mike

      * is a converted WR

  216. pdway

    everett giveth, everett taketh away. a story we know well.

  217. Robbie

    Tariq Woolen is good! Like real good!

  218. ShowMeYourHawk

    Dropped pass? THAT’S the Gerald Everett I remember.

    • pdway

      everett giveth, and everett taketh away

    • Bmseattle

      He giveth…and then taketh away

      • Bmseattle


        • pdway


  219. AlaskaHawk

    Two great defensive stops! But the goddess of football is fickle and we end up with the ball on our 2 yard line!

  220. cha

    Through three quarters this defense has given up 22 yards rushing.

    • Tony

      On like 6 carries

      • cha


  221. Big Mike

    I’d be happy with 2 or 3 1st Downs here

  222. Big Mike

    Nice block Blythe

  223. ShowMeYourHawk

    Nice run blocking, OL…. 🤦🏽

  224. AlaskaHawk

    Wow! That was not the right play to call on the 2 yard line!

  225. Big Mike

    No need to draft a good center though

    • AlaskaHawk

      They don’t have enough cap so they better keep drafting offensive linemen.

  226. pdway

    dammit….huge play

  227. Big Mike

    That punt was needed

  228. Palatypus


    JETS !!! JETS !!! JETS !!!

  229. Chris

    Almost every inside run has a defender in the backfield

    • Bmseattle

      Our run blocking is pretty bad…especially in obvious running situations

  230. cha

    I hope Myles Adams gets some PFF love. He’s had 2 or 3 good plays today.

  231. pdway

    man, way to go seahawks defense

  232. Sea Mode

    Why is the clock still running if Herbert ran out of bounds?

    • cha

      The clock restarts once the refs mark the spot if it’s more than 5 mins out from game/half end.

      • Sea Mode

        Oh. Thx

  233. AlaskaHawk

    I like how close the defenders have gotten = how quick they are to tackle or jump for the ball.

  234. Chris

    Defense stepping the f— up

  235. Trevor

    Herbert is not even throwing at Woolen. When was the last time a team avoided a rookie with 6 starts.

    • Big Mike

      Hey he gave up one catch today

      • Big Mike


      • Bmseattle

        That play where he was illegally picked?

        • Sea Mode

          Or the one where he had his hand on the pass and Mike Williams somehow made an incredible catch…

        • Big Mike

          That’s the one I didn’t say it was illegal play😄

  236. Palatypus

    Hey, if Geno gets a win today, he’ll have done something Russell Wilson never has: beat the Chargers.

    House Wilson: “Riding the wind like a prairie hawk, across the plains, to the mountain pine.”

  237. HOUSE

    Nice defensive stand there. We need to eat some Clock and make up those two points we lost on that safety. We need to put up at least a FG here

  238. cha

    Another Explosive for Walker!

    • Bmseattle

      With an assist from Lucas

      • BoiseSeahawk

        Lucas just exploded on that run play. This rookie class looks incredible

  239. Blitzy the Clown

    Oh yeah Walker!

  240. Blitzy the Clown

    He got tackled mid cut that’s why he was blown back so far

  241. Kyle R

    Damn I love me some Walker and our rookie tackles!

    • Palatypus

      Did you know that the only time the Pro Football Writer’s Association named a pair of offensive tackles on the same team to the All-Rooke Team was in 1982?

      St. Louis Cardinals Luis Sharpe and Tootie Robbins.

  242. Dave Stacey

    The last time we played Khalil Mack was against the Bears 4 years ago. He took over the game. He’s barely had a mention tonight.

    This team is starting to look legit

  243. Blitzy the Clown

    It’s raining flags hallelujah!

  244. Big Mike

    If Louis makes the block there this a really big play

    • Big Mike


  245. Big Mike

    Do we have to throw a challenge flag on that I guess not. They actually got one right
    Real poor throw by Geno got away with one

  246. Blitzy the Clown

    Jason Myers has been pretty solid so far this year.

    • Big Mike

      NO JINX!!!

  247. ShowMeYourHawk

    Asante Samuel goes full sturm und drang there.

  248. Chris

    My butt clinched up on that throw

    • cha

      Poor throw. You throw it to the sideline where “my guy gets it or no one does”

      He threw it at the WR’s back hip.

      Samuel shouldn’t have even been able to get a hand on it.

      • Matt

        Geno has played really well, but he’s thrown 2-3 balls a game that should be picks and the other team just doesn’t finish it. Again, he’s played really well + some great luck to boot.

  249. KennyBadger

    Pete ball game today.

    • AlaskaHawk

      I was thinking that too. Pete ball the way he wanted to play it.

  250. cha

    Jason Myers flexing at the Charger sideline = LOL

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Went a lil Kirk Cousins

      YOU LIKE THAT?!?!

  251. Palatypus

    Broncos lose!!!

    • Blitzy the Clown


      • Palatypus

        Okay, maybe not. They reversed the interception.

  252. Chris

    Jackson did his best Jamal impression

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      Not nearly enough facemask in the bounce.

  253. ShowMeYourHawk

    Are we letting Norton guest DC for this drive? What the hell is happening?

  254. HOUSE

    Damn you Mike Jackson!!!

  255. Matt

    I’ve never seen a 6’6” QB have so many batted balls. Herbert is so gifted but he just doesn’t have that mojo that Burrow has. I think that’s what separates them.

  256. Kyle R

    Is Herbert like 5’6″? Why all the batted balls?

  257. AlaskaHawk

    Yes Jackson isn’t going to make it if he can’t make some interceptions.

  258. cha


    • Bmseattle

      Lol…i read that differently at first glance

  259. Big Mike

    Coverage sack

    • Palatypus

      I like the sound of that.

  260. ShowMeYourHawk

    Uh oh. If Nwosu is badly hurt, our odds of trading for a replacement go up drastically.

  261. KennyBadger

    I hope that’s a cramp and not a strain…

  262. HOUSE

    That doesn’t look good for Nwosu

    • HOUSE

      Whew… looks like we dodged a bullet there

  263. Sea Mode

    Broncos lose!

    • Troy

      Getting a top 5 pick from them would be so sweet

  264. AlaskaHawk

    Both teams must be exhausted. They are getting so many injuries.

  265. Chris

    We need to quit hurting the chargers so they can beat the broncos next time they play them

  266. pdway

    what a great game for this defense.

    one short field td, and one other score all game. tons of key stops.

    are we becoming a playoff team?

    • Big Mike

      I would have never dreamed it was possible but it’s looking like we at least have a good chance

  267. Hawkster

    Hard fought game, couple teams that came to play.

  268. Blitzy the Clown


  269. cha


  270. Palatypus

    This draft sucked.

  271. AlaskaHawk

    Oh yes Walker – he is awesome.

  272. ShowMeYourHawk

    “WITNESS ME!!!!” – Ken Walker III

  273. HOUSE

    Walker with the DAGGER!!!

  274. Hawkster

    Keep seeing thing, KWIII kills it on the right side.

  275. pdway

    you aint catching that dude!!!!!

  276. Troy

    Cha gotta be feeling vindicated with K9 getting all them yards and TDs lol

  277. Romeo A57

    Complete domination on the road today. This looks like a playoff team. Impressive defensive effort. I am in shock!

  278. SEAhemoth82

    I swear Cody Barton is a live action Madden glitch.

    • Hawkster

      He did have a clean open field tackle .. on a receiver already on the ground.

  279. pdway


  280. KennyBadger

    Cheers blog – according to my preseason prediction, Seattle won’t win another game 🍻🍻🍻

    • Big Mike

      I had them at 5 so I still have room 😉

      • Glor

        Happy to eat crow

  281. Roy Batty

    Neal has been ballin out today.

  282. Big Mike

    Please someone go on seahawks Twitter and remind those idiots that they thought the draft choice of Walker was a poor choice at that point in the draft

    • Hawkster

      Said it after the first half, folks at PFF were touting it as an idiotic 1980s pick.

  283. Tony

    Hot take here.
    Walker kid looks pretty decent.

  284. Big Mike

    Answer more shit officiating the receiver ducked into the tackle

    • pdway


  285. Chris

    One defender had an angle on walker and that evaporated real quick

  286. Blitzy the Clown

    Another crap call. I get the rule but the WR initiated the helmet to helmet

    • Big Mike

      Yep he ducked into the tackle

      • Big Mike

        I suppose because they hadn’t made a call in 3 plays they had to throw a flag

  287. Trevor

    I remember a bunch of Hawks Twitter whining like crazy when the Hawks took Walker and not Malik Willis.

    Last years draft is looking like one for the ages.

  288. Big Mike

    Pete, will you please put DJ Dallas in the game when we get the ball back and let Walker not get injured

  289. Blitzy the Clown

    Ryan Neal has been effectively busy today

    Haven’t felt like anything’s missing at that position

  290. Blitzy the Clown

    Halfway decent coverage by Mafe, with an assist from Bryant

  291. AlaskaHawk

    Nwosu delivers an order of Herberts barbacue ribs!

  292. Blitzy the Clown

    Oh baby! Bryant with the Woolen tip INT!

    • Blitzy the Clown


  293. Big Mike

    And yet another horse shit call

    • Bmseattle

      Thank goodness we are winning comfortably.
      Imagine how infuriating these calls would be, otherwise

    • pdway

      right? didnt look near to crossing into neutral zone.

      refs have done us wrong all game

  294. AlaskaHawk

    At least a bunch more time is off the clock.

  295. Trevor

    NFL officiating is worse now than ever. It is unbelievable that a multi billion sport can’t get this figured out and get quality officiating. Gets worse year after year instead of better.

  296. Big Mike

    A sky judge takes care of all this kind of horrible officiating. Why won’t the NFL implement it? Because they can’t steer games the way they want to is that it?

  297. HOUSE

    I know Ekeler is a beast, but Cody Barton is trash and got destroyed there with that move. No more Barton after this season

  298. Glor

    Zebras working hard to keep the chargers in this

  299. Blitzy the Clown

    Hey Big Mike you see that graphic comparing K9 to Curt Warner?

    • Big Mike

      I did not but even watching his film from Michigan state I could see it

      • Blitzy the Clown

        Walker and Warner are the only rookie RBs in franchise history with +150 yards and 2 TDs in one game

        • Big Mike

          Thank you!

  300. Sea Mode

    I’ve seen a couple really good open-field blocks from Parkinson today

    • SEAhemoth82

      He was mixing it up all game with chippy blocks. He agitated Mack at the end of the game.

      Don’t let the free flowing locks of love fool you!

  301. cha

    Today’s game is the middling defensive performance we’ve been begging for.

    Let the offense be the star. Just bring your lunchpail and hammer rivets all day.

    • Ben P

      I’d honestly go so far as to say that the defense played pretty dang well today. That last drive aside, they’ve been rock solid.

  302. Blitzy the Clown

    I am absolutely gobsmacked that after 7 weeks Seattle will be alone atop the NFC West at 4-3

  303. Sea Mode


    Brady Henderson

    From @ESPNStatsInfo: According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Kenneth Walker III reached a max speed of 22.09 MPH on his 74-yard rushing TD. That’s the fastest speed by any ball-carrier in the NFL this season.

    • Big Mike

      He cuts like Curt but obviously faster

      • cha

        No he’s better than me.

        I’m a big enough man to admit it.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      You could see it in his strides he was covering so much ground between foot strikes it almost looked fake

    • Tony

      Didn’t Tariq get clocked with fastest a couple weeks back?

      • Blitzy the Clown

        I think that was in coverage when he ran down a ball carrier just before the goal line

        • Tony

          So we have the fastest runs with and without the ball. Nice.

  304. cha

    Deejay adding insult to injury. Good night!

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Abe Lucas just destroyed his man on that too

  305. SEAhemoth82

    I know we on the blog have said all it before, but this draft class from top to bottom is incredible.

    I also feel that Waldron’s offense after 7 games has been somewhat vindicated with it’s ability to function at a high level with Geno Smith.

    • AlaskaHawk

      I agree. Got to think Pete has some blessing from god to find quarterbacks. His best ability! Who knows, maybe Lock will be the next find LOL.

      • SEAhemoth82

        I don’t want to create speculation about what Wilson was doing while under center for Waldron, but it just seems like he was playing outside the offensive scheme, principles, and ultimately the game plan (every week).

        I mean it was reported that Wilson stormed out when he denied to have any offensive influence over the gameplan against the Cardinals in 2020 (?). Maybe he decided to make play call changes at the line during games?

        It’s just interesting to see this offense thrive under Geno Smith, and completely sputter with Wilson in command.

  306. Trevor

    Lucas has had a great game run blocking. The Right side of the OL has been money in the run game.

  307. Blitzy the Clown

    Lil jump for joy from DJ

  308. Trevor

    That’s how you close out a football game!

  309. Bmseattle

    Breece Hall looking like a season ender.
    Running Backs just get hurt…really sucks

    • Big Mike

      That is really too bad
      Please stay healthy Kenneth

  310. ShowMeYourHawk

    This was the first impressive win of the season. D never looked as awful as they’re capable of and the offense put on a clinic. Well done to the players and the schemes this week.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      This was a bit of a statement win

  311. Trevor

    When this season started and you looked at the schedule I wonder how many people had a trip to LA to face Herbert and the Chargers on the road as a W? I know I sure as hell didn’t.

  312. Sea Mode

    Too bad, would have been another one to hang up in the museum from Geno

  313. Bmseattle

    Any guesses on what our record would be this year with Russ?

    • clbradley17

      2-5 if he was totally healthy

  314. HOUSE

    I haven’t seen the snap count yet, but Curhan played those last few drives at RG. Something to look at in the future. I know we’ve talked about Waldron converting Tackles to play Guard and Curhan fits the bill (frame-wise and size) to guys that made that transition for the Rams

  315. Big Mike

    Isn’t Michael Jackson just someone else’s cast off? I mean he can play. Hes not Woolen but he can play.
    Pete can really coach corners

    • HOUSE

      Spot on. The guy is like 25 years old and has been in the league since 2019. He’s bounced around a couple teams and is looking like a DJ Reed-lite

    • AlaskaHawk

      He should spend a half hour a day catching footballs. He was defending and tackling well today.

  316. DriveByPoster

    Well that was a genuine pleasure to watch. Go ‘hawks!

  317. Kyle R

    A big win and now the 6th overall pick from Denver!

    • HOUSE

      Crazy to think we didn’t “earn” that #6 pick, but the “QB away” Broncos have.

      • Kyle R

        Their shit show of a coach helps too

        • Sea Mode

          Hope they do a mini fire sale at the trade deadline.

          • Kyle R

            Whatever helps…”Just loose baby!”

  318. Chris

    It appears Pete can get the most out of qbs as well

    • SEAhemoth82

      Can’t forget about Waldron. It’s a nice to see that his offensive scheme has been somewhat vindicated after 7 games.

  319. Matthew

    Remembering when jettisoning PC in favor of Wilson was a discussion? Absurdity.

  320. Palatypus

    As you all have probably heard a hundred times today, it is national tight-end day.

    I think I will celebrate by watching that scene in Top Gun: Maverick when Jennifer Connelly makes that slow walk to her house and leaves the door open.

    Over…and over…and over…

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