Curtis Allen’s week ten watch notes (vs Commanders)

November 12th, 2023 | Written by Rob Staton

This is a guest article by Curtis Allen…

Time to prove your mettle, Seahawks.

After a severe faceplant against the Ravens, Seattle badly needs a game that highlights their strengths and keeps their weaknesses to a minimum, lest they become an afterthought in the race for the playoffs.

Expect to see tweets like this every week for the rest of the season:

With this game and a trip to Los Angeles to play the Rams before their brutal four-game stretch, they have no time to casually work out their many issues. They must get back on track right now.

Washington provides an intriguing opponent at this stage in the season. They too have gone 2-2 in their last four games, with wins against the Falcons and Patriots mixed in with competitive losses in division games against the Eagles and Giants.

Offensive Coordinator Eric Bienemy has been working with quarterback Sam Howell and they have done a nice job using all of their offensive weapons — and lately minimizing the impact of having a porous offensive line. Defensively they are in a rebuild of sorts, having traded Chase Young and Montez Sweat. Safety Kamren Curl is their leading tackler which is generally not a good sign.

Control the Game with the Offense

The Commanders are rolling out one of the worst defenses in the NFL currently. They are conceding 28 points per game, an average of 252 yards per game (good for #28), and 4.3 yards per rush (#26) for an ugly 5.7 yards per play total (#29). They are conceding nearly 40% of third downs.

They have holes on every level of their defense and nothing to really hang their hat on. This matchup is just primed for a game where the offense deploys several different weapons and challenges the Commanders’ offense to keep up.

The pass rush is only getting 20.8% pressure on the season and that includes the 11.5 sacks they traded away in Young and Sweat. The offensive line has a great chance to redeem themselves from a poor performance in Baltimore against this line.

In pass protection, the numbers are showing that quarterbacks have time to pass on this defensive backfield. Emmanuel Forbes is conceding a whopping 19.5 yards per completion on 21 catches (one of the worst numbers in the NFL), Kendall Fuller 11.4 yards per on 39 catches and has conceded 6 touchdowns.

Blog favorite Benjamin St-Juste is playing well though. He should provide a good matchup for D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.

Tight ends are feasting on this team, catching five touchdowns so far and being targeted regularly. That was even before old friend Cody Barton and his 126 QB rating conceded in coverage landed on IR.

The point being, the Seahawks should have the freedom to plan their game as they see fit to attack this defense. It is less about where Washington displays their strengths and more about the Seahawks strategizing and executing well.

There is, however, one area of concern for the offense to monitor…

Keep the Turnovers Down

The Commanders have forced eight turnovers in their last four games. The Seahawks offense has had nine in that same span (and we all know they should have had many more…

This pass defense is performing poorly but that is not an open invitation to get wild and take chances passing the ball. A measured, effective passing game will do wonders for this offense. Geno Smith has got to take advantage of this break from tough defenses to get his head right and build up his confidence.

One press conference where he says he needs to play better is admirable. A great statement of accountability and a display of leadership.

Two is pushing it.

Three is damaging.

Four is an open invitation for criticism and opening the door for all kinds of talk and questions the team does not need right now.

This is the game where you “play better” instead of making excuses and trying to be a stand-up teammate.

Keep Sam Howell from Being Effective

Eric Bienemy has worked well with Howell and is getting results.

The Commanders’ offensive line has been a disaster this year. Howell has been sacked 44 times and the offense has suffered as a result.

Lately though, Bienemy has dialed up several short, quick passing plays designed to blunt the pass rush and get the ball out of Howell’s hands so he can stay upright and in the game. It has been working.

In his last two games, Howell has ‘only’ been sacked four times, while being pressured 18 times (a vast improvement for Washington), while throwing for 308 and 388 yards. The vaunted Eagle defensive line only managed one sack and a 12% pressure rate on him.

How are the Commanders doing it? They are running out a 23/46 run/pass split, with half of Howell’s throws being within five yards of the line of scrimmage and nearly half of those being behind the line.

That does not mean everything is dink and dunk. He also has mastered an early-season Seahawk weakness: the slant and in-breaking route. Howell has the legs to move around in the pocket and let his receivers further down the field uncover for deeper throws. He has the arm and accuracy to make these throws that punish a defense that has fallen asleep by his many screens and short drop passes in the flat.

The other challenge is, Bienemy has Howell using all of his weapons. Terry McLaurin is obviously the feature wide receiver but when you watch game and highlight packages, you see him using Jahan Dotson, Jamison Crowder and Logan Thomas liberally as well.

This game is going to come down to who can control it with their offense.

The Seahawks’ safeties are going to be critical. Jamal Adams is going to need to help bottle up the run game and be a force on these quick drop passes. Julian Love needs to be stickier in his coverage of players like Logan Thomas. And Quandre Diggs needs to patrol the deep middle with force and better anticipation than we have seen from him so far.

434 Responses to “Curtis Allen’s week ten watch notes (vs Commanders)”

  1. Big Mike says:

    ….minimizing the impact of having a porous offensive line

    Dear Shane Waldron and Pete Carroll: if necessary, please go back to doing this especially considering you did so successfully this earlier in the season

    The Seahawks’ safeties are going to be critical

    So in other words, they need to actually earn those salaries? Got it. Color me skeptical

    Thanks cha. Good stuff as always.

    • Peter says:

      One of the better teams at explosive plays vs maybe the most apathetic safety group….probably, not could, going to be rough today.

    • Elmer says:

      I’m expecting Terry McLaurin to expose the pass defense. I can only hope that Mafe and co. can keep pressure on the QB.

  2. Mick says:

    Thank you cha. I’m scared of this game, we have lost in similar situations before, should actually win it but manage to find a way to mess it up. I hope we use more TEs for blocking and we run the football more efficiently (Bradford proving an important puzzle piece there, in his absence). An ideal scenario would be a DK touchdown to calm the noise.

    • Peter says:

      Less worried for me than frustrated that a bunch of nerds on a very niche website can see the keys to victory but….give me strength if they run three WR’s all afternoon and do a 60+/40- pass to run ratio today.

      They may have lost young and sweat. But their interior dline vs our interior oline…could be rough.

      I know a lot of us roll our eyes at Walker dancing but that may be what the doctor orders today.

  3. UkAlex6674 says:

    Thanks Cha.

    I think we will have enough to win this.

    A classic rebound win – show enough flashes to make us think have we taken another step up?

    But at the same time remind us we aren’t as close as we think.

    No score prediction but Seattle win by 10.

    • Peter says:

      By 10? Nice.

      I think it’s like detroit. 7 points. But I can’t find the winner yet.

      Getting to 6-3 would be great and much needed before some serious defenses come knocking.

    • whit21 says:

      Not looking close so far. No idea why Geno is still playing… 4 3rd &5/3rd&4 and Geno is going down the field not even trying to get a first. Dont know who is at fault right now. Is this how they want to attack 3rd and shorts or is he trying to do too much?

      Sanchez is the worst QB to be commenting on decisions, but even he is saying where there’s other options to pick up first downs.. Im lost for words..

  4. Romeo A57 says:

    Thanks cha, I would like to see at least 125 Yards rushing by the Seahawks. I would also like to see a few carriers by McIntosh for the first time.

    • Peter says:

      I don’t care which of the recievers need to ride the pine. Both teams are bad at stopping the run and their running attacks are bad.

      Get the TE’s out their early and often and run the d— ball.

      What I actually expect is a shootout being decided by last team with the ball is the winner.

      The fading fumes of: top three offense!! Top running defense!! Top anything!! Have almost all gone away. Eight games in have revealed that we very much are a mirage. I wouldn’t say time to find an identity. More like time to switch identities going forward. Turn geno into a game managers, game manager and limit him to about 25 passes.

  5. I’ll take a win however we can get it, but I think this could be the game where JSN breaks out big time, with the run game getting back on track as a result. Would be awesome to come out of this game with the whole NFC nervous about the five-headed hydra of an offense up in South Alaska that is finally starting to gel.

    • Peter says:

      I like the optimism.

      I expect Seattle to put up 31-34 points. I hope the run game gets going. I actually hope jsn, dk, and Lockett have lame games as the secondary key after running the rock is to try to figure out why the TE’s are getting around a target a game ( each) recently.

      The TE room vs where Washington is bad should be an easy mismatch in our favor.

  6. ukalex6674 says:

    Oh boy.

    I can smell the stick from Frankfurt here in the UK……

  7. cha says:

    Last time these teams met, this happened:

    One of the rarest plays in the nfl

  8. Forrest says:

    I predict Witherspoon will show up in a few flashy plays to blow up short passes today. He’ll be a difference maker!

  9. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Tight ends are feasting on this team, catching five touchdowns so far and being targeted regularly.

    I sincerely hope they go back to more 12 and 13 personnel looks, which worked so well against the Lions and Giants.

    Feels like the move away from that was mostly (solely?) to manufacture targets for JSN. But hey, he’s going now. No need to force anything and put the offense in a worse spot for it.

  10. Blitzy the Clown says:

    At least the Huskies defense picked the right half to totally suck yesterday. A bit reminiscent of the Seahawks defenses of late.

    But seriously, impressive win (minus the abysmal first half defensive showing) for UW

    I hope they make the CFP

  11. sten says:

    This game feels like it could easily turn into a shootout or be one of those ugly games that makes us say we are who we thought we were

  12. Big Mike says:

    Man alive it could be worse, we could have Mac Jones as our QB. I know, faint Geno praise but good Lord Jones is terrible.

    • BK26 says:

      I honestly don’t know if he’ll ever start again after the Pats let him go. He might not even get picked up. Maybe the least physically talented and a dirty player.

    • 12th chuck says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up here as a reclamation project. I also think the patriots will draft Penix

  13. Troy says:

    As cha highlights, this should be a game where our offense comes to play and puts up points. You can probably pencil in 1-2 INTs by Geno, but if he can counteract it with say 3 TDs, but more importantly keep the offense on track with long extended drives then we should be able to get it done.

    I would put our odds at playoffs at 0% if we lose this game, this is one we should win, and with the gauntlet coming up we have to win these to have any shot.

    I’m sort of relieved cause after this game I’ll know whether it’s worth it to keep being as invested as I am currently based on the result.

  14. Rob Staton says:

    49ers look back on track

    Got a feeling by the time Thanksgiving comes around, we’ll know who the top dogs are in the division

    • Joseph says:

      Unfortunately, it’s looking like the 49ers are. One thing I’m worried about: Washington has Seattle’s number in the regular season. Last time Seattle won at home vs them was the wild card round in 2007-2008.

    • Scot04 says:

      Young looking like a pretty nice addition.

    • Big Mike says:

      If Kyle can just be conservative with his offense that’s all the niners need to win a lot of games. Keep Brock from turning the ball over let the defense lead the team

  15. Henry says:

    Rob, is it now time to consider Bo Nix as a better QB than Drake Maye? Maye won yesterday, but also plays against janitors and high school teachers.

    • Joseph says:

      I think Spencer Rattler and Quinn Ewers are QBs Schneider would be more interested in.

    • Peter says:

      Bo nix I’m a little intrigued if the ducks get into the CFP.

      After all the talk of Penix and Heisman, Nix in an admittedly easy offense is putting up numbers.

    • Rob Staton says:

      No, Bo Nix isn’t better than Maye

      He plays in an extremely easy environment for a QB

      Oregon are now giving up fewer sacks than any other team in college football (0.4 per game). The offense is so easy to manage. It’s a ton of quick, high-percentage throws. Then the occasional big play to 4.2/4.3 runners when everyone cheats up. We’ve seen what Nix looks like in a tricky environment (see: Auburn).

      Maye might be overrated in the media but he makes some great plays and is showing way more potential than Nix. For comparison, UNC give up 2.4 sacks per game.

    • BK26 says:

      He doesn’t throw the ball over 15 yards and they are much better than most teams. He’s pretty boring and the tape he is putting together doesn’t show much. Underwhelming, long career. I don’t want him as an option. System, system, system. He’s not close to Maye, let alone some other guys.

      Winning isn’t the big mark in college football as a takeaway.

  16. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Jaguars got punched in the face by the 49ers early, but they’ve held on defense the last couple of series.

    Let’s see if Lawrence can put up some points

  17. cha says:

    The Niner corners might not be all-world, but they sure can tackle runners downfield.

    You watching, Woolen? Diggs? Love?

  18. Rob Staton says:

    Browns actually putting up a fight vs Baltimore

  19. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Lockett showed up to Lumen today looking like Neo from the Matrix

  20. Rob Staton says:

    Yep, 49ers back on track

  21. Mick says:

    McIntosh is inactive, so are Eskridge and Myles Adams

  22. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Not a bad challenge strategy wise by Shanahan but that’s a catch by Kirk

  23. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Jaguars seem a bit shambolic

  24. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Njoku turned into a right proper TE

  25. Big Mike says:

    Amazing how good the niners look now that everyone is healthy again. Go figure

  26. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Browns making a game of it vs the Ravens

  27. Scot04 says:

    Exactly. Couldn’t believe people thought we were the new favorite after the Leonard Williams trade.
    Now if we win our next 3 games we can revisit.

  28. cha says:

    Did the Browns just face-doink an interception???

    karmic justice?

  29. CL says:

    Hey Peter and geoff u, before our game starts, I’d like to reiterate my insane disappoinment regarding C.J. Stroud!

    Felt so bad.. the whole offseason he was kind of out of range for us anyway and juuust before the draft so many negative news hit, that it felt like there’s a chance he drops to us.
    Kid is playing lights out.

    • Peter says:

      That’s awesome. Fills me with pride in my eyes to see him be not just a top rookie but playing like a top qb in the league.

      Big win. Two ints for the whole season. Incredible.

  30. Rob Staton says:

    We managed 37-3

    Browns beat the Ravens in their own backyard

  31. Troy says:

    Texas beat Bengals in their backyard too. We couldn’t muster any offense in that game either.

  32. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Woolen kid gloving it to start

  33. Big Mike says:

    If there is a perfect example of something you don’t see in the box score that could make a huge difference in this first possession. Woolen failed to make a tackle that would’ve put Washington third and 4 instead they get a first down

  34. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Woolen may be the worst tackler ever.

  35. Blitzy the Clown says:

    JFC Adams if you’re gonna blitz you need to make the freakin play

  36. nfendall says:

    How did Adams completely whiff that?

  37. Big Mike says:

    Jamal Adams unabated to the quarterback whiffs on the sack and costs his team 6 points. There’s your 18 billion dollars folks

  38. BrandoK says:

    Terrible defense again

  39. cha says:

    Jamal Adams, when you blitz, you actually have to bring the QB down.

  40. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Looks like a “high-paid salary Safety” type play. Sweet Christ on a cracker…

    • KnoxHawk says:

      That okay makes me very very mad. A little arm tap is all he could muster? That’s embarrassing. Body awareness is at an all time low

  41. Blitzy the Clown says:

    I’m so glad they traded a R2 for Leonard Williams only to continue blitzing the safety

    What an excellent allocation of resources

    • Big Mike says:

      It’s awesome that we traded 2 1sts and a 4th for a guy that can’t even tackle and double down on it by paying him 18 million dollars this year

  42. Kyle R says:

    Maybe the Seahawks should look up on youtube that video Hawk tackling I think an NFL team put out like 10 years ago.

    • Peter says:

      Comedy= tragedy plus time…

      This is too soon for jokes like this.

      • Kyle R says:

        I’ve gone through all the stages of grief the last 5 years or so. I’m at acceptance now. Acceptance that nothing is going to change until Pete is gone and that isn’t going to happen anytime soon so all I can do is laugh.

  43. AlaskaHawk says:

    Ruh Roh, Washington came to play. Seahawks better snuff their ambitions like a candle in the crypt.

  44. Denver Hawker says:

    Adams too much juice again all jacked up

  45. STTBM says:

    I’m afraid Seattle is going down the toilet. We’re about to see just how bad it can get when an entire coaching staff is inept.

    But I have faint hope they can turn it around. Pretty dim after Adams play there though…

  46. Big Mike says:

    Hey Peter, What did our boy Dave Wyman blame the Adams whiff on? Had to be something that wasn’t his fault right?

    • Peter says:


      I’m a little late to my date With Wyman.

      But I’m going to clock into my shift with Wyman in about 15 minutes…..

    • Romeo A57 says:

      I was listening and Wyman was incredulous that he missed that sack. Keeps mentioning it also 🙂

  47. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Not a fan of that 13 play action. If you’re gonna set it up heavy, run the ball

    Nice pass to JSN on the next one tho

  48. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Lockett jumped up quick because he doesn’t want to go through the protocol. But I bet he will anyway

  49. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Terrible ejection. Flag warranted but kicking him out? Bogus.

  50. AlaskaHawk says:

    Hate the hit on Lockett, but I like the penalty results!

    By the way, the news of the 49ers collapse and demise were vastly over exaggerated. They will be some stiff competition for the Seahawks.

  51. BrandoK says:

    Geno with another almost Int WTF is he doing

  52. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Thought Geno was gonna toss it to JSN behind the play but instead he saw a better opportunity with a turnover worthy attempt

  53. KennyBadger says:

    I’ve never seen a team so inept at the screen game than Seattle.

  54. Big Mike says:

    There’s some more of your excellent attention to detail by the Seattle Seahawks

  55. nfendall says:

    Jesus Geno.

  56. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Geno costs Seattle 4 points

  57. cha says:

    Oh boy Geno, way to get the offense off.

  58. DC says:

    Is DK playing or benched from the “hit”?

  59. BrandoK says:

    really a delay of game by offense how?

  60. HOUSE says:

    We didn’t waste the time out, but Geno cost us 4 points there. Come on

  61. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    If we’re not leading comfortably by halftime, it’d tickle me for the 12s to start a “Drew” chant, just to stir the pot.

  62. KnoxHawk says:

    I’m pretty sure Woolen just ran into the end zone when the commanders player was returning the kick lol. Cmon man

  63. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Nice PBU by Spoon

  64. HOUSE says:

    Spoon is such a nuisance to WRs. I love it

  65. Big Mike says:

    I’ll give our boys of all one thing he’s the greatest celebrator of a basic tackle in the whole NFL

  66. BrandoK says:

    A good play by Adams shocking

  67. KnoxHawk says:

    I miss the ol zone and power runs from the Marshawn days

  68. Kyle R says:

    I like Bobo and DK paired next to each other on the same sideline that’s a lot of beef at WR to try and deal with.

  69. AlaskaHawk says:

    Okay theres Metcalf.

    Can we make a new saying? Throw behind the line, die behind the line or something?

  70. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Walker on his tap dancing routine again…

  71. Kyle R says:

    Geno had a crossing route over the middle for a 1st down.

    • STTBM says:

      Geno truly sucks. He’s been just awful today. Couldn’t get it above the shins on a screen to Bobo FFS….

  72. BrandoK says:

    Geno looks yet again today

  73. Palatypus says:

    So, I see that we are 21st in TD Red Zone efficiency.

    But what is our Danger Zone efficiency?

  74. KnoxHawk says:

    Metcalf looking like adams. Man I’m feeling awfully negative. This is not good. I hope they start to prove me wrong.

  75. Big Mike says:

    18 million dollars

  76. STTBM says:

    JFC Seattle can’t tackle…

  77. Romeo A57 says:

    FYI- Wyman just said that Jamal needs to fix his aim.
    There we go, problem solved.

  78. nfendall says:

    Adams sure can run in a straight line fast!

  79. Blitzy the Clown says:

    The Commanders came to play.

    There’s a lot of game left, but I’m not sure Seattle did.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      Washington played pretty well last week too. Not enough recognition by Seahawks that Wash is on the rise and the hawks are in a tailspin.

  80. BrandoK says:

    Is Adams one of the worst tacklers on this team he misses alot of them

  81. SEAhemoth82 says:

    If I had to choose, I would take Mike Williams over DK Metcalf right now.

  82. Pran says:

    Peacock show time..

    One made tackle and bunch of missed sacks and tackles..unlimited show off

    Even a rookie 6th round safety plays better


  83. BrandoK says:

    Damn Bobby is slow slow

  84. STTBM says:

    Every third down Seattles D leaves someone uncovered. Nothing ever changes…

  85. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Unless he’s got an RB coming right at him, Bobby is a total liability out there.

  86. KennyBadger says:

    Watching our safeties makes me sick. From play to behavior.

    • ShowMeYourHawk says:

      I don’t mind them jawing and showboating, if they’re making a difference. Our safeties aren’t that.

  87. AlaskaHawk says:

    The tragic part is I remember Adams as being a good tackler when he first joined the team. Then he started racking up injuries and hasn’t been the same.

    Is my memory right? Or was he a bad tackler from day one?

  88. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Zach spending too much time around Walker. Just hit the line, young man.

  89. Peter says:

    Percy butler….feel like I’ve heard that name somewhere….

  90. 805Hawk says:

    OL is giving Geno all the time in the world.

  91. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Much better series of plays here

  92. Kyle R says:

    Why does it feel Geno gets more batted balls this year that Russel Wilson had in all his here?

  93. nfendall says:

    All I can do is sigh.

  94. Kyle R says:

    Geno couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn

  95. 805Hawk says:

    Has Geno been pressured or hit at all yet? Nice not having to face Sweat or Young and then they lose Forbes at safety.

  96. STTBM says:

    Good grief, Geno can’t hit a barn door three yards downfield…that drive stalled because Geno is not an NFL QB.

  97. Grubberkick says:

    3 and Geno’d

  98. 12th chuck says:

    Geno is who we thought he was

  99. Quinn says:

    Geno. Smith. Is. Not. Good!

  100. Troy says:

    Geno is not it. I really hope we trade up to get our guy this next draft.

  101. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Spoon with another pass defended

  102. nfendall says:

    At least we have Witherspoon to be excited about. Dude is a baller.

  103. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Bog Cat with the sack!

  104. BrandoK says:

    William’s has more impact so far then Jones

  105. 805Hawk says:

    G no struggling to do anything, but we are at 17 passes to 6 runs so far. Not good.

  106. Rob Staton says:

    Benjamin St Juste who knew

  107. cha says:

    Remember when deep balls were Geno’s thing and he was accurate on them?

  108. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Nothing wrong with Geno, his timing, or his throws. Nothing at all

  109. Big Mike says:

    Hey another not Geno’s fault throw

  110. BrandoK says:

    Geno is not seeing the field well at all

  111. HOUSE says:

    Is Geno Smith trying to get our receivers killed?

  112. Trevor says:

    Geno is brutal and DK should be on the trade block this off season IMO.

  113. GoHawks5151 says:

    Jeeze. Bobo open, nope throw behind DK with 3 guys on him

  114. Seahawkwalt says:

    Quit forcing the ball to metcalf…

  115. Mark says:

    If a team offers a 2024 1st and 2024 2nd (late part of the round) for DK, do we pull the trigger?

  116. BrandoK says:

    I really hope this FO draft a QB this year and not stick with Geno

  117. Romeo A57 says:

    Seahawks have 7 offensive runs so far this half. Why do they keep spending 2nd round picks on Running Backs if they aren’t going to use them? Decoys?

  118. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Mafe makes plays

  119. nfendall says:

    Mafe is another player to be excited about. Love his development this year.

  120. BrandoK says:

    Good play by Mafe

  121. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    This offseason, prioritize Mafe and Spoon on defense. Everyone else gets the “PetSmart sack of unsold cats” treatment.

  122. 805Hawk says:

    Mafe and Spoon give me hope. We can build off of those guys as a core. Just gotta build smart.

  123. whit21 says:

    Going into this game KJR 93.3 talked about 3rd and 4 to 6, Geno has the 2nd worst QB rating and if he just threw the ball out of bounds, he could improve the QB rating by 30 points or something like that.

    They have punted on what, 4 3rd and shorts and 3 of them he attacks down the field on forced throws.. I cant even say its the play calling at this point.. Geno is just forcing dumb throws. Maybe he feels the heat on his own play. If they lose this game. Whats the record gonna be when the schedule gets actually hard.

  124. Blitzy the Clown says:


    why do we even have RBs?

  125. Troy says:

    This defense should be built around mafe, woolen and spoon. By far our best defenders, uchenna as well when healthy

  126. BrandoK says:

    Fant was wide open and Geno misses

  127. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    I’ve seen enough. Have the head ref hit Geno up with the breathalyzer.

  128. Peter says:

    Is geno thinking he can still get his incentives?

    We’re almost 3x passes to runs.

  129. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Big dog barking!

  130. Palatypus says:

    …And with their pick in the 3rd round the Seattle Seahawks select Sham Bollocks, quarterback, Latrine State.

  131. Big Mike says:

    Please run the ball again

  132. Peter says:

    More running please.

  133. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Kick the damn FG

    Tie it up. Consider yourself lucky it’s a new game at the half and you get the ball

    • Blitzy the Clown says:

      Fortunate penalty

      This is the better result

      • whit21 says:

        I thought for a second with Geno’s stance, looked almost like QB sneak.. They made them jump but, called it on his head bob.. which i dont think it was that bad.. All pro QBs get to do that..

  134. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Idiot. Just dive forward.

  135. BrandoK says:

    red zone offense has been abysmal

  136. Big Mike says:

    The officials never should have blown the whistle so they have to make some sort of call because they did and we got screwed in the process

  137. BrandoK says:

    Can we bench Geno already

  138. nfendall says:

    The 4th and 1 ineptitude is unbelievable.

  139. AlaskaHawk says:

    Never seen such a failure to launch on Fourth and One.

  140. Peter says:

    Has Seattle drawn anyone offsides?

  141. SEAhemoth82 says:

    Sorry Sanchez, but Geno should study Philip Rivers, not Drew Brees in regards to trying to bait the Defensive line.

    Put this Offense on a Milk carton, please.

  142. MarkN says:

    Why does it seem when other WR/TE catch a ball at or near the 1st down marker they plow ahead and gain the yards? The only that does this for the Seahawks is DK everyone else gets tackled super easily to prevent the 1st. Parkinson’s should have just plowed ahead for being such a big guy. Are we too finesse?

  143. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Finally, Woolen with a PBU

  144. nfendall says:

    Nice play by Woolen.

  145. Palatypus says:

    I predict before the end of this game Geno will be flagged with pass interference on himself.

    Then Pete will lose the challenge.

  146. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Throw the damn ball! WTF is wrong with him?

    Penalty bailed him out

  147. Big Mike says:

    Geno checked into that run outstanding work there

  148. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Man Damien Lewis just cleaned out the defender to spring Charbonnet on that last run

  149. nfendall says:

    We’re in scoring range! Phil Haynes – “hold my beer”.

  150. BrandoK says:

    Geno holds the ball way to long

  151. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Take a shot at the end zone or side line. Two if you’re quick. Have the FG unit ready to run

  152. Troy says:

    Geno has been off but it’s been nice to see us move the ball better than last week

  153. Big Mike says:

    You’re in field goal range Geno how about just throwing the ball away if your first read isn’t open?

  154. BrandoK says:

    really Geno WTF

  155. Kyle R says:

    Geno really wanted to take the sack there and cost the team points

  156. nfendall says:

    How is Geno’s situational awareness SO bad this year?

  157. KennyBadger says:

    Geno is literally sabotaging this team.

  158. Kyle R says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA GENO IS fucking amazing

  159. Big Mike says:

    You just cost your team 3 points Geno

  160. BrandoK says:

    Geno Smith what a play

  161. 805Hawk says:


  162. Big Mike says:

    Hey Rob, what are the Geno excuse makers saying about that play?

  163. Pran says:

    This should put a nail on the head for Geno and Shane. Both are goner end of season unless Pete pulls more BS

  164. AlaskaHawk says:

    This is a historic play in Seahawks history! The day they almost scored.

  165. HOUSE says:

    Are you kidding me? These damn boneheaded plays by Geno… Delay of game on the 3rd & 1, the False Start on 3rd and 1 and now this stupid Intentional Grounding… WTH is going on???

  166. DC says:

    At this point if we want to win any games bench Geno. I don’t see how we win any games rest of the year except against the Cards.

  167. STTBM says:

    Seattle DESERVES to lose. That last sequence, with Seattle once again going all conservative once they were in scoring range, was simply criminal. My God, it’s as if Carl Tater Smith were the Head Coach…

    Absolutely, hilariously awful final play call and execution.

    Pete Carrol must go–and take Geno with you.

  168. Romeo A57 says:

    Odds that Lock starts the Second Half?

    I got it at 15%

  169. Tony says:

    How does Pete watch these awful plays by geno and think itll change. Just watching that final play, we all can see it coming. How does Pete not see this???

  170. nfendall says:

    I was not one calling for Drew Lock previously, but if Geno is going to continue to play like this there really isn’t much to lose.

  171. Ely says:

    How much worse can Lock be? At this point I’d rather see Rypien.

  172. Hawkster says:

    It wasnt pretty, but was effective, … no I mean it wasnt effective but it was pretty, no, it was just khack.

  173. whit21 says:

    I held it in earlier in the game.. but now I will say it… How with Geno’s decision making, can you say Drew Lock would make the same level of bone head plays? Or could he make better decisions and a few head scratchers.. Im saying he would make better plays than Geno right now…..

    Just bench him already. Who cares about team moral, hurting Geno’s feelings, or anything else.. Dude needs to sit.. Its atrocious level of bad plays.. Just gave up a sack and no FG chance? Mark Sanchez is telling this dude what hes doing wrong.. MARK FREAKIN SANCHEZ….

    • BrandoK says:

      Totally agree with you

    • Kyle R says:

      Hell Lock might take off and gain a couple first downs with his legs too. However, Pete will never take Geno out of the game or replace him unless Seattle is out of the playoff race and even then I have my doubts.

  174. BrandoK says:

    I hope we get to see Drew Lock this game

  175. Kyle R says:

    Ok this is for the 5 year olds in the back. If you have no timeouts and 10-15 seconds or less left and are in field goal range already you throw the damn ball away past the line with time to spare. You don’t take a sack or commit a flag worthy play that can result in lost of time or yardage.

  176. Peter says:

    Moyer thinks we should be up two scores….

    Maybe he’s watching another a game.

    Said the pass protection had been great so that sort of screws up the normal talking points….

  177. Troy D says:

    If anyone has Geno’s kompromat on Carroll can we please hand it to Lock quickly Im so done with this guy. We have a chance to be okay with even competent QB play. We are no where near competency right now.

  178. 805Hawk says:

    ‪Could Drew really be any worse at this point? Geno and the Hawks have one TD in the last 9 quarters…and that was a screen pass. ‬

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      That’s an interesting stat.

      Looks like this 4-5 team is pretty eavenly matched with the Seahawks, I guess we know what level we are at, and it’s not playoff worthy.

    • Peter says:

      That screen game finally getting right.

  179. Peter says:

    Positive takeaway……run defense is back baybee!!!

    Just need teams to only run 5x a half.

  180. Anthony says:

    /Will anyone ask Pete some variation of “What will it take to make a change at QB?”

  181. Pran says:

    Pete is killing the confidence of Luck by waiting as long as he can and then when he comes Luck will throw a pick or two and you all will be screaming for Geno. Sneaky fox Pete!

  182. 12th chuck says:

    on the plus side, the seahawks aren’t playing their best football yet this season… that happens when Lock plays

  183. Leo says:

    It does feel like the general opinion on Geno has finally turned, most of the commentary on Twitter and Reddit is finally critical

  184. BrandoK says:

    How much more do we need to see Geno play

  185. Kyle R says:

    The glass half full thinking is I’m glad Geno is shitting the bed this game. I was worried he’d look halfway decent and put up some good stats against Washington and then most people would be back on the Geno bandwagon. That’s not happening now and it’ll only get worse with the next teams we play.

  186. nfendall says:

    Geno just can’t process the field right now.

  187. Kyle R says:

    Geno “I don’t know what a 3 step drop is”

  188. Rob Staton says:

    Just checking…

    Are you still just confirming your priors if you don’t think Geno’s the guy?

  189. BrandoK says:

    Hold on to the ball way to long

  190. Peter says:

    Pete gets it. Says he wants to get back to our strength…..

    Weird that he forgets every year we are supposed to be a running team.

  191. Troy D says:

    We dont have a passing game anymore. Its kaput.

  192. AlaskaHawk says:

    The 49ers defense will eat Geno’s lunch and steal his getting home money!

  193. BrandoK says:

    Don’t have twitter or X is Seattle media finally turning on Geno?

  194. Kyle R says:

    Howell is the much better QB in this game and has a worse offensive line.

  195. Peter says:

    If you squint the defense seems okay….

    Then Howell does that.

  196. nfendall says:


  197. Peter says:

    Good bye Taylor we literally hardly knew ya

  198. Troy says:

    Ok I can’t stand geno anymore, 100% in favor of his getting benched. We should at least see what Drew can offer

  199. Kyle R says:

    I honestly believe this defensive could be in the top 1/3 with better coaching. There is some talent there.

  200. Big Mike says:

    Mafe easily a Pro Bowler

  201. Romeo A57 says:

    He a definite life boat for this team in a sea of ineptitude.

  202. Craig says:

    Remember praying for a middling Defense because our offense was so good?

  203. nfendall says:

    Pacquiao MVP of this game.

  204. AlaskaHawk says:

    Yee haw! I was wondering what everyone would say if Geno led them to a decisive victory in the second half.

  205. Ely says:

    Geno MVP

  206. dand393 says:

    Genos back baby, haha just kidding he sucks but nice job by walker

  207. Kyle R says:

    If Geno needs to only throw it 4 yards and doesn’t have to think or look down field we might have something to work with.

  208. Big Mike says:

    Gotta give credit, Geno checked into that play

  209. Sea Mode says:

    Well, whadayaknow? Get the ball to your offensive weapons and good things can happen!

  210. nfendall says:


  211. Peter says:

    There it is.

  212. Kyle R says:

    Witherspoon and Mafe stepping up big for the D this year and are difference makers

  213. HOUSE says:

    Spoon is a DOG!!!

  214. Peter says:

    Diggs making a play.

  215. Peter says:

    7 penalties. Cripes.

  216. Big Mike says:

    Evan Brown with the whiff

  217. Kyle R says:

    Well the offense took advantage of that turnover and field position….for Christ sake.

  218. Peter says:

    Fumble recovery turns into nothing. Awesome.

  219. nfendall says:

    Outside of the 2 outlet plays to Robinson this defense has been good.

  220. Tony says:

    Tre brown has been amazing. Really impressed how he’s looked this year.

  221. Peter says:

    Was wondering when WAS was going to find the middle of the field.

  222. BrandoK says:

    Did Jones just make a play wow

  223. AlaskaHawk says:

    The defense is gaining confidence as they play Washington. Nice to see all the good plays. Like Brown, wow.

  224. geoff u says:

    I totally forgot who Jones was an had to look it up. This his first game?

  225. nfendall says:

    Loving this running game right now.

  226. Peter says:

    The pass D is doing well.

    A little cold water though this offense is as unbalanced as Carolina. 9 rushing plays through 3 quarters.

  227. nfendall says:

    Oh no, it’s 4th and 1.

  228. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Walker and Charbonnet are one helluva RB combo

  229. KnoxHawk says:

    Thankful for Zach C, mix it up with K9.

    Geno just missed a wide open JSN for a touchdown if I’m not mistaken, was a little hard to tell.

  230. nfendall says:

    I complained about odd year Myers early in the year, but he has been money since the first few games.

  231. Big Mike says:

    So if DEL Rio has made adjustments to stop us on third down where is our coaching staff making counter adjustments based on what they are doing? One for their last 10 on third down

  232. nfendall says:

    Wagner in coverage… Oof.

  233. Bmseattle says:

    Mafe totally held there.

  234. Trevor says:

    Bobby looked old and slow on that drive.

  235. AlaskaHawk says:

    This is turning into a nail biter of a game!

  236. Anthony says:

    Why does Brooks want over $15 mill again? Resigning him would be like if we would have signed Shaq Griffin instead of letting him go to Jacksonville. Don’t pay money for mediocre players!

  237. Sea Mode says:

    Was that Mafe again inches away from a big play?

  238. Big Mike says:

    Yet again they blitz on third down and we do nothing to counteract it

  239. STTBM says:

    Utterly awful, scaredy cat call on third down. Horrible playcall.

  240. Kyle R says:

    Saved by the flag hahaha

  241. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Personally I thought that was pretty good coverage by St Juste. But I’m happy for the penalty bailout

  242. Blitzy the Clown says:

    All he does is…


  243. AlaskaHawk says:

    Geno and Lockett are heroes! Teamwork! Geno Forever!!!

  244. GoHawks5151 says:

    Maybe they won’t play Drew Lock because of the haircut. Yeeeeesh…

  245. Kyle R says:

    “Are you a QB that can’t throw accurate or get flustered very quickly?” Here is your get out of Jail Free card and his name is Tyler Lockett.

  246. Matt says:

    This win feels like getting the 7th seed…it’s just so obvious to see we are nothing more than a slightly above average team that’s not a real contender. I’d never root for us to lose, but these types of wins jusg have me thinking “status quo is safe for another year.”

  247. Troy says:

    Imagine if we didn’t have Lockett…this offense would be horrendous. By far our most valuable player on offense

  248. AlaskaHawk says:

    Yes talk about starting a tough day getting your bell rung , and here he is making winning catches. I hope Lockett can retire as a Seahawk.

  249. Blitzy the Clown says:

    ngl I dig those salute to service team hoodies like Pete’s wearing

  250. KnoxHawk says:

    Jarren Reed is playing awesome.

  251. Scot04 says:

    Need D to step up here. Don’t want Washington to get an opportunity to go for 2pt conversion and the win.

  252. Hawkster says:

    Addams gets the fertilizer treatment

  253. Big Mike says:

    They sure are throwing at Bobby Wagner a lot

  254. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Still can’t close it out on defense

  255. Big Mike says:

    Absolutely no pressure on the quarterback

  256. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Wow I’d have thought they would’ve tried the 2 point conversion to win

  257. Pack of K9s says:

    Having Diggs as your starting safety is kind of like not having a starting safety at all

  258. nfendall says:

    Good thing our safeties are elite. /s

  259. AlaskaHawk says:

    Ran through a bunch of secondary.

    Seahawks are lucky that Wash missed their first extra point.

  260. GoHawks5151 says:

    The one time we didn’t bring pressure

  261. geoff u says:

    It’s geno time. 50% excited 50% scared

  262. Scot04 says:

    This is not a team that should have been trading valuable picks away at the deadline.

  263. Big Mike says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we had that field goal that Gino blew at the end of the first half?

  264. Hawks4life says:

    We’re hard to watch, Geno is terrible, Pete has been done for 5 plus years, we don’t know how to use our weapons, the defense still can’t tackle. This team is no different than last year. We need change

  265. AlaskaHawk says:

    Wow two key catches by Metcalf. Nice.

  266. Blitzy the Clown says:

    What a win! Even if we should’ve anyway.

  267. nfendall says:

    Sanchez criticized DK for fighting for yards, but he got 10 more and they had plenty of time to clock it.

  268. Romeo A57 says:

    Geno was terrible in the first half but did enough in the second half to win this game.

  269. BrandoK says:

    Even with this win Geno’s play was still terrible

  270. AlaskaHawk says:

    Free drinks for everyone! lol Good win guys!

  271. Anthony says:

    Seahawks Twitter said that Geno is fixed because of the second half and we had almost 500 yards of offense. You can stop scouting QBs now, Rob. We have the second coming of Tom Brady.


  272. Matt says:

    Win for the season. Loss for the long term future of the organization. We are going to get that 7th seed off the back of barely beating dog shit teams.

    Sorry fellas…I hate status quo when you’re middling.

  273. king says:

    Sigh. Another year of 9-10 wins. Another playoff also ran. Geno and Pete gonna do just enough to stick around.