Curtis Allen’s week two watch points (vs Lions)

September 15th, 2023 | Written by Rob Staton

This is a guest article by Curtis Allen…

It is “déjà vu all over again.”

Last year, the Seahawks traveled to Detroit to play the Lions in Week Four.  After three weeks, the Seahawks didn’t know what kind of team they were going to be — with a breathtaking win over the Broncos, an absolute hammering at the hands of the Niners and a tough loss to the inferior Falcons putting fans through an early-season roller coaster.

This year, they started the season with the hammering.  Last week’s loss to the Rams was easily one of the worst games of the Pete Carroll era.  Following that, promises of harder work, better focus and renewed defensive strategizing have rung forth out of the VMAC.  Once again, the team travels to Detroit to test their resolve.

What can we expect from this matchup?  Many of the points we emphasized last year are still extremely valid.  I suspect they will be in 2024 too, when the Seahawks play in Detroit again.

Here are the Cliff’s notes version of my writeup:

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They really need something tangible they can point to on defense and say they are making progress.  Right now, they are near the league bottom in several crucial categories and they need something to build on.

The Lions have found something that works with Jared Goff’s limited abilities.  Hand it off to your explosive runners and let them move the ball downfield.  Run some play action with designed pass plays that are one-look and throw and let them gain yards after the catch with their athleticism.

Watching him play this year, it is remarkable how much he telegraphs his intentions by not even looking at anyone but his primary target.  He practically must throw to his first read for the play to be successful.

If that is the case, the strategy is obvious.  Get the corners up on their men.  Press them, take away the easy catch and run and make Goff hold onto the ball and think.  Safeties and coverage linebackers, read his eyes.  I would be comfortable gambling by instructing the defenders to break on his first read and make him pay for his lack of vision.

Make Jared Goff beat you.

Win In the Running Game

The Lions have been only slightly better in run defense than the Seahawks this year.  Where is their defense the weakest?  They have been absolutely gashed between the tackles in the run game. 

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Several of those points proved prescient as the Seahawks won a wild one 48-45, the NFL’s top-scoring game of the year. 

The Seahawks had a great game running the ball, Riq Woolen read Goff’s eyes and stepped in front of a pass for a pick-six and the defense otherwise struggled to contain an undermanned Lions offense.

This season, the Lions have all their offensive weapons healthy but are banged up in the trenches.  Left tackle Tyler Decker will likely not suit up and defensive end Josh Pascal appears to be out for the game.

The Seahawks have loaded up on personnel on both sides but questions linger about coaching and execution after such a poor performance Sunday.  Injuries to both of their starting tackles will pose a challenge to the staff to prepare an effective offense that keeps rising star Aidan Hutchinson from wrecking the offense’s rhythm.

Let’s look at some keys to the game…

Commit To the Run and Do Not Waver

The Seahawks defense needs sorting out and the offense needs rhythm and to protect their inexperienced tackles.  They have two talented running backs primed to fire off.

The Lions were the #29 rushing defense last year and the only major piece they added to improve their front seven was linebacker Jack Campbell in the draft.  Blog favorite Alim McNeill is coming along nicely but this defensive line is still one of the NFL’s softer units.

Jake Curhan at Right Tackle might be a sizable step down from Abe Lucas overall but he has played in some of Seattle’s best rushing games in recent years — including the 213-yard effort against the Chargers last year — and he started every game of Rashaad Penny’s explosion to close the 2021 season.

In 2022, the Seahawks had their best game of the year rushing the ball against the Lions, gaining 235 yards on a whopping 7.83 yards per carry average.  In 2021, the Seahawks had the best game of that year running the ball against Lions, with 265 yards on a 6.46 yards per carry average.  Detroit safeties have become very familiar with Seahawks running backs.

These are indisputable facts that all point to Seattle featuring the running game Sunday.

True, the Lions held the Chiefs to only 90 yards in Week One — but Kansas City just gave a token effort in the run game that amounted to ‘try and keep the defense honest’ with only 17 carries plus six more from Patrick Mahomes.

Detroit styles themselves as a tough blue-collar type of team.  The Seahawks need to establish the tone of the game by running the ball up the gut and not shying away from it, even if they only get 2-3 yards per carry in the early going.

A secret ingredient to a good running game against the Lions:  Quarterback runs.  Mahomes ran six times for 45 yards last week, half of Kansas City’s yards on the ground.  In their last two games against the Lions, Russell Wilson and Geno Smith have a combined 13 carries for 73 yards and seven first downs.  Both were just enough to exploit Detroit’s poor coverage and run defense and keep the offense moving forward.  Geno needs to be instructed if he drops back to pass and sees a good lane develop, go for it.

Like this:


Another facet to a good offense against the Lions…

Feature the Tight Ends Heavily

This seems obvious, as when you are starting both of your backup offensive tackles, it makes sense to bring in a Twelve Personnel package, with one running back, two wide receivers and two tight ends.  It helps the tackles with pass protection, becomes a safety outlet for the quarterback to turn to when under pressure and can assist the running game in overpowering the opposition.

There is another reason this package will be specifically advantageous this weekend:  Detroit is poor in covering tight ends.  Last year, the only team to give up more tight end touchdowns than the Lions was the Arizona Cardinals.  Indeed, Geno Smith’s two passing touchdowns in Week Four were to Noah Fant and Will Dissly.

Detroit is just not strong in safeties and linebackers that can cover.  Safety Kerby Joseph was responsible for conceding six touchdowns in only forty targets last year.  Watch Geno Smith take advantage of Joseph not getting his head around and Will Dissly easily winning by using his reach and nearly 70-pound advantage:

Watch Joseph get completely twisted out of his cleats by a sneaky Tyler Lockett rub and leave Noah Fant unguarded:

Games like this are why the Seahawks invested so much in tight end play.  They need to get their three heavily involved this week.  They could open up the run game and generate opportunities for the wide receivers to have man coverage.

One more way they could provide value:  chipping Hutchinson or picking up blitzers.

Geno Smith was not terrific last year when blitzed.  His completion percentage dropped from 71 to 65, his QB rating dropped from 105 to 85, and his sack rate went up exponentially.

Last year, the Lions only blitzed eight times and got no sacks and only three pressures and three hits on Geno.  The result?  He had a scorching 132 QB rating on a 76% completion rate, scoring two passing touchdowns.  That game was his true coming-out party as a real NFL passer.

If the Seahawks can adequately protect him, he should be able to make his reads and throws very effectively.

Some Defensive Notes

Last week against the Rams, the in-breaking routes were the death of this defense.  Neither the pass rush nor the coverage was working when they employed these routes.  The corners were too loose and the linebackers and safeties too late to help with coverage.  The Seahawks tried every defensive formation imaginable against the Rams and nothing was successful.  Perhaps slimming down their playbook and committing to less diversity and more attention to execution is the key.

They better solve it quickly.  Guess who is very, very good at throwing in-breaking routes?

Last year, Goff papercut the defense to death — getting eighteen first downs through the air.

As always, he had a very quick passing approach that relied on yards after catch.  It is very in-rhythm.  The Seahawks need to keep working to break that rhythm and give the pass rushers time to work.  Goff is not a good off-schedule quarterback.  If you force him into making reads, your chances of success grow exponentially.

But of course, if he is supported by a deadly run attack, he can be very effective.

The Lions are going to roll out their version of thunder (David Montgomery, one of the NFL’s leading tackle-breakers) and lightning (Jahmyr Gibbs, he of the 4.36 40 time).  Tackling was a big problem for this team against the Lions last year.  If they made proper, routine tackles, that game would have been much more comfortable for Seattle.

The defensive coaches for the Seahawks kept talking this week about how successful they were holding the Rams to 2.3 yards per carry in 40 attempts.  It is fair to say they are clinging onto a small victory.

The defense must bottle-up this dynamite running game in order to force the pressure onto Goff.

Something that bears watching:  Is it time to put Riq Woolen on an island and roll coverage to the other side, like the Rams did for years with Jalen Ramsey?

Last week, the Rams targeted Woolen a grand total of two times.  Tre Brown?  Six times.  Julian Love?  Ten times.  Michael Jackson?  Two times in very limited snaps.

Just as we saw down the stretch last year, after an explosive start to the season, the league took notice and started avoided targeting Woolen in their passing game.

The Seahawks need to use that to their advantage and get creative.  Roll coverage to the other side and put Woolen on an island in the first half.  Then when the coaches make their adjustments at halftime, go back to your standard packages.  That sort of thing.

How about a blitzing package that isolates Woolen and floods coverage to the other side, while putting pressure on Goff?

The Seahawks have an all-world talent at corner.  One of the few true players who can contribute more than just covering a receiver.  He can make the defense seem like they have an extra player on the field.  Surely it is worth exploring.

511 Responses to “Curtis Allen’s week two watch points (vs Lions)”

  1. dahveed says:

    Love was painful to watch… #20 had no instict for where the ball was going unlike #10 who was the best player on defense ,

  2. Tezza says:

    0-2 here we come.
    Can’t wait to have Caleb Williams in Seattle

  3. Ashish says:

    I’m so upset that I’m not ready to read the article. But wanted to thank you Cha for the article. Seahawks typically do exactly the opposite of what other thinks.

  4. Dubb says:

    Worried about the pass rush. I thought rookie Derrick Hall would provide some juice; but he looks heavier and slower than at Auburn. Did he put on weight to play Edge in the NFL?

    Also, Wagner blitzed his way to 6 sacks in LA. We didn’t seem to send him last week.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Also, Wagner blitzed his way to 6 sacks in LA. We didn’t seem to send him last week.

      Wagner’s performance was as concerning to me as anything.

      Last year he was like a man possessed. Clearly being cut by Seattle lit a fire. The Wagner I saw on Sunday was exactly the same as the one I saw in 2021. A player who is hesitant, who is letting things unfold around him and not eager to engage contact. I remember thinking he might be hurt in 2021 with the way he played, especially given how he played last season. Now I’m starting to wonder if he’s almost just too comfortable in Seattle.

      • Tom.Msr says:

        For what it’s worth, I was relatively impressed by Brook’s performance in his first game back. I thought he played aggressively downhill and had some solid coverage reps down the field.

      • Zane says:

        Hmm, I didn’t feel that way. He made a few really nice run stops, shooting gaps aggressively, which is all you can ask of a 33 year old linebacker I’d say.

      • pdway says:

        not sure if it’s an attitudinal thing or not – but I think he just has dead/slow legs at this point in his career – is a liability in space, and not anything close to a playmaker.

      • Ben says:

        Looks like a farewell tour unfortunately. Would love to see him moving forward and tackling.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I almost wish it felt like a farewell tour

          I think it’s more of a ‘I am comfortable here’

          And when he wasn’t comfortable last year, after being cut, he played with fire

          We need to see that back in Seattle now — it can’t be a ‘phew I’m back where I want to be’ type of thing and then he plays with the hesitancy and passive nature that helped see him cut in the first place

          • geoff u says:

            Was it just against the Seahawks he played with fire? Or the whole season? I didn’t watch many other Rams games so i honestly have no idea…

            • Rob Staton says:

              I think I saw him two other times and was impressed with how he played

              On Sunday I just thought… bloody hell this is exactly the same performance that led me to getting loads of grief for saying they should cut him last time

  5. Brodie says:

    Great write up Cha.

    If they can have success running the ball, I think they actually have a chance. This feels like one of those games that could buck the odds. No one is giving us a chance and that is where Pete’s teams seem to thrive.

    I really hope they give Zach a substantial role. Get him 10+ touches.

    Hawks 25 – Lions 20 in a game that asks more questions than it answers about the 23 season. Pre-emptive shout out to JSN for his first career TD!

  6. Mick says:

    Thank you cha. I sometimes wonder if we have someone doing what you do: looking at the opponent and preparing the scheme accordingly. The game plan is so stuck in run, run, pass and all-over-the-board D. Bad coaching.

    • Malc from PO says:

      Carroll is totally a system guy, I’ve rarely if ever seen adjustments for specific foes other than in the most basic terms (“we thought they’d run more than they did” (vs Bills); keeping running against Dallas in the playoffs; numerous statements like “that game just doesn’t enter my comprehension). And forget in-game adjustments. If the system isn’t working, we pack it up and roll it out next game to see if it works against a different opponent. The comments to yesterday’s post mentioned Carroll’s reliance on exceptional athletes executing a simple system. When we don’t have clearly superior athletes our system is often found wanting. The problem is that in the modern NFL everyone is an incredible athlete, and this is increasingly the case. Clever scheming and coaching adjustments are more and more important and Seahawks just seem behind in that regard.

  7. Big Mike says:

    Thanks as always Curtis. The last part about leaving Woolen on an island was very interesting. I’d love rto see that as this D needs any advantage it can muster. My question, have they ever done that before? Did they do it with Sherm?

    • Peter says:

      Feel like they did not do that.

      Wasn’t that the big dumb debate of its time that Revis, etc, covered the best reciever and Sherman “only” erased his area.

  8. Peter says:

    Cha this is such a great breakdown.

    The two watchpoints that are very hard to work out for our the following:

    1. How big an impact does Witherspoon have. Specifically anything in the in breaking route terrain and potentially (?) Blitzing from a DB position. I still like Bryant. From last year to last game the coaches can’t prove to me they aren’t mishandling him and Jackson ( meh ), Brown (blech) are better outside than him. Starting to think it might be that no one is ‘better’ at playing inside than him.

    I’d love to see Witherspoon playing nickel and being that Polamalu style weapon and get bryant outside.

    2. For the bad battle. Under the TE matches while all true I think this one is harder to predict because it seems Detroit has a pretty bigvupgrade in safety play.

    I lied. Now it’s three things. Not just a quicker passing game which you laid out wonderfully but I’ve been duly informed that while not fast JSN has YAC ability with his shifty-ness and I’m pretty sure DK is still one of the faster recievers in the game. It feels like forever since I heard the guys in the booth excitedly yelling “he’s going to the 40, the 35, the 30….” am I imagining it or is Seattle poor at generating YAC with its passing game?

  9. Zane says:

    After watching the tape, these guys stood out positively:
    1. Jordyn Brooks
    2. Uchenna Nwosu

    Need to improve:
    1. Colby Bryant (here’s hoping Witherspoon takes his snaps)
    2. Julian Love (he looked hesitant and uncertain all around)

    Honestly I was surprised by how correctable most of the defensive issues appear to be. It was mostly a case of a wrong step here, bad timing there – the results wouldn’t have been so ugly if Stafford didn’t have one of the best games of his career.

    • Ground_Hawk says:

      Through the years though, Seattle’s defense has allowed many QB’s to have career days lol. It’s a systemic issue for this organization unfortunately.

  10. Palatypus says:

    Deion Sanders on College Football Gameday is must-see TV.

    My favorite sign: “Who’s Sherdaddy?”

  11. pdway says:

    Thanks for the write-up. Even without the tackles, I have confidence that our offense is going to bounce back w a good game.

    The defense? Man, who knows, that was a really really bad showing last week…maybe they’ll surprise me. But I fear Detroit is going to move the ball and control the clock all game.

  12. Peter says:

    Worried about that defense. The Bobby/brooks connection seems like “second verse same as the first, ” from 2021. Active, lots of tackles, but for all the wrong reasons: 40 minutes of playing time.

    Saw a lot of missed assignments. Guys thinking the other player had “it,” when the ball was thrown.

    A lot of circular logic on different sites: the pass rush would be better if the DB’s played better-the DB’s would be better if there was a better pass rush…..something has to give folks.

    • pdway says:

      Yeah, honestly, it’s not until watching this last few seasons of the Hawks that I came to realize what a misleading stat number of tackles is. Having a ton of tackles seems to correlate w never being able to get your defense off the field.

  13. Scot04 says:

    Thanks for the write up Cha;
    About your idea of going 12 personel, only with a slight change.
    In the 3 pre-season game Oluwatimi, Bradford, & Curhan played quite a few snaps together.
    Looked like by game 3 they had built up a bit of chemistry going into the 3rd game.
    When they ran right with that group it actually looked pretty good; with aggressive blocking.
    Would like to see those 3 get a chance with 12 personel, & pounding it right.
    I doubt Carroll would want to replace Brown & Haynes; But I figure what’s there to lose.
    Maybe those 3 go out & play like they want it more.
    After all, we’ve already heard that wasn’t the case from our starters last game.
    Plus it gives us a chance to start seeing what we have in Olu & Bradford now; vrs waiting behind 2 guys on 1yr contracts.

    • cha says:

      It’s worth discussing.

      PC has consistently favored playing the one-year contract veteran over the young draft pick. It’s very hard to reconcile.

  14. JimQ says:

    The OL was already “suspect” to start the season, now, with their two starting OT’s out & replaced by street veterans – it is inevitable that the OL will be in some trouble going forward.

    The defense is very obviously “lost” and will likely require a DC replacement sooner rather than later. It’s going to be a really long season for a lot of Seahawk fans.

    The teams’ problems are exasperated by poor coaching on both sides of the ball. I hate being negative about “my team” but something has to change! PC has been a great head coach however all coaches reach a point where their prior successes are overshadowed by their current lack of effectiveness, it happens to all of the good coaches – eventually.

    Sometimes the game progresses beyond what an “old” coach can Invision and his methods become obsolete. I’m afraid the Seahawks will lose a lot of fans (the majority of them band-wagon fans) during the period between now and the new ownership. Hopefully the new ownership will bring “fresh eyes” and a commitment to getting this team back to a truly championship level with a new “young” coach with innovation and good coaching acumen. Until then, I guess we fans will be disappointed but hopeful for the future of the franchise.

  15. Hawkster says:

    Totally off topic, Im reading badgers up by 7, 21/14 after have picked tge ball off 5 (five!) times in 2.5 qtrs of play. Wtf

    • Kyle R says:

      The defense stuff basically comes down to coaching I believe. The reason multiple players look slow or hesitant isn’t because they lack skill or desire. It’s coaching. It’s a combination of a bad scheme and terrible or unclear teaching. A good coach makes a scheme to put in the skills of their players in the best possible light to succeed. They also drill in their heads what they have to do in said scheme so they don’t have to think, it’s second nature so they can just react. Seattle defense does neither of these two things and it’s been that way for 4-5 years now. It’s why when players leave like Wagner and do better or the multiple players for the Jets last week it’s no surprise. It’s not the players as the main problem it’s the scheme and ultimately the coaching that is leading to this terrible defense year in and year out.

  16. Denver Hawker says:

    Drake Maye looks pretty good today

  17. Ground_Hawk says:

    Rattler showing he belongs in the 1st round conversation with this game, so far.

  18. Palatypus says:

    I fell asleep during Alabama @ South Florida and it’s 3-0 SF with 3:38 left in the first half.

  19. Jabroni-DC says:

    It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for the Seahawks to have an injury riddled, crap campaign in 2023 if it means that we snag ‘our guy’ at QB in the 2024 draft. Pretty exciting group of prospects.

    I’d be happy with something like…

    R1 franchise QB
    R2 DT
    Cut Adams
    Cut Diggs
    Cut Geno Smith
    Maybe cut Mone
    Maybe cut Lockett
    Explore a DK trade before the 2025 season

    Burn out the chaff so we can right the ship & right the cap. We’ve GOT to draft a great QB.

  20. Palatypus says:

    Florida A&M’s punter is wearing very short pants today, showing that his kicking leg is completely tattooed and his plant leg is uncut.

    Here’s what you need to know about the University of West Florida Argos quarterback Peewee Jarrett.

    6’4″ 240 lbs. Senior

    On the season: 40/50 for 559 yards and 5TD. He has 16 rushing attempts for 54 yards and 2 TD.

    • Palatypus says:

      And after dominating their first two opponents 70-6, UWF is struggling against the “Dark Cloud” defense.

      It’s all locked up at 3-3.

    • Palatypus says:

      Nah, give me a box safety.

    • Henry says:

      Meanwhile, Michael Penix Jr torching Sparty, throwing to wide open receivers and no defender within 5 yards of him. Would love to see some better opponents to get a better gauge on these QBs rather than watching them play powderpuffs

    • ShowMeYourHawk says:

      Any concern he’s Daniel Jones redux?

      • Rob Staton says:

        The only reasons people mention Daniel Jones are:

        1. He can run

        2. He played for Duke

        • ShowMeYourHawk says:

          And this is an unfair comparison because….?

          Not trying to imply that Leonard isn’t a talented guy but a running Jones in that same system apparently got him drafted well before his actual ability would have dictated.

          • Rob Staton says:

            It’s unfair because we’re only comparing him to Jones because they are both athletic and went to the same school

            They aren’t stylistically anything like each other

            • Palatypus says:

              That run reminded me of that famous 49-yard touchdown run by Steve Young against the Vikings.

            • ShowMeYourHawk says:

              I’ll concede that Leonard had a better Soph season. Slightly better pass %, more TDs, less INTs. Much better passer rating. More yds per rush too. Still used a LOT as a running option, be it designed or to escape pass rushers. I am intrigued by him as an option but he’s roughly the same build and runs the same system. Eager to see how much he improves upon his numbers from last season.

              • Rob Staton says:

                But they aren’t similar players

                You can’t watch them and think they are similar

                Other than they are athletic and both played for Duke, which is the point I’m making

                • ShowMeYourHawk says:

                  No looking to drag this out. I get you’re high on Leonard and I’ve agreed that he definitely deserves being kept tabs on. I look forward to your continuing breakdown of what you’re seeing in your QB research. Love the site and have for years.

                  But, yes, my man. I can think they share similarities in their respective games at the same program without declaring that they are exactly the same player.

                  Thanks for your candor. ☮️

    • Keith says:

      During the draft process, Pete and John mentioned several times that they value QBs that played multiple sports in HS. Look at his basketball highlights below. Tremendous athlete that just recently started focusing on football. He tilts the field. Cannot imagine that John and Pete are not high on him.

  21. Rob Staton says:

    Would’ve loved to do an interview like this with the Seahawks staff after last week 🙂

    • Palatypus says:

      PC: We were completely unprepared. Our scheme is outdated and I am getting too old for this $hit! I knew I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines! Surely, you could have got me a nose tackle.

      JS: I never should have locked up $56 Million on safeties. That’s my fault. and stop calling me Shirley.

    • Peter says:

      Really enjoy when you get on 710 in any capacity but I wish they’d put a little more respect on your name and not just a blogger, but a reporter/journalist

      • Rob Staton says:

        I’ve not been on 710 for 18 months — which is a shame because all of the previous hits seem to have gone down well

        • Peter says:

          I was referencing the heaps pieces but also when Salk read your piece this week. Stoked they do that. But he referred to you as a blogger. True. But that’s feels like some guy in a basement where as you’re a real journalist with a blog.

  22. Dubb says:

    I watched the routes that Minnesota had Justin Jefferson run to get him open; and compared it to the routes Seattle has for Metcalf (a slant, an out, or a go route) and it made me sick to my stomach. They are wasting his talents.

  23. Palatypus says:

    Just learned from Annie in my writers’ group that there is an HBCU GO app where you can stream the Florida A&M game. She’s watching it before the Gators game (She is a Florida graduate.)

  24. Peter says:

    Biggest game for ft. Collins, CO happening now. Hope the buffs have some magic. But the rams might have their number.

  25. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Colorado showing incredible grit to rally and win in overtime

    Because it’s personal

    CSU DL Mohamed Kamara and TE Dallin Hooker showed for the Rams though

    • Peter says:

      Kamara? Weird size listing. 6’1″ 250. Looks bigger and longer than that to me. Plays d line. Wonder what he could be moving forward.

      • Ben says:

        He’s only 6-1?? Looked way more built. Came here to say it looked like could play sundays. Hooker looked good, and big fan of Horton at WR for CSU too.

        Sanders is just excellent all around. Amazing feel for the pocket and great play action.

        • Peter says:

          Horton and Hooker both great players.

          Ben, just checked again to see I wasn’t misreading it. Kamara, like you, I thought he looked like a dude out there.

    • Romeo A57 says:

      Stupid penalties and bad coaching decisions by Colorado State has kept Colorado in this game. CSU should have gone for the 4th and short late in the 4th Quarter that could have sealed a victory. Also CSU not going for 2pt conversion in OT1 made no sense.

      • Peter says:

        Having Travis Hunter their best corner and best WR taken out by a cheap shot early didn’t help CO either.

        Still love a college game like that.

        • Romeo A57 says:

          If I didn’t know anything about either team, I would have guessed VSU was the better team. They dominated until the 4th Quarter and only kept Colorado in the game with Eight! Personal Fouls and ugly turnovers. CSU’s dirty play was really ugly.

          I find it fascinating that Colorado vs Oregon and USC in the next few weeks may be the biggest college games of the year. I find it hard to believe that Colorado is going to win both those games. Once Colorado loses their popularity will wane a lot.

          • Peter says:

            CSU is coached up. Very exciting team.

            Agree if CO loses both those games coming up. If they even win one I think the momentum stays with them. I also think CO has very little going on defense which is a huge problem for them.

            As for biggest games of the year….maybe. there’s nothing exciting about any SEC team. The rest of the future former pac 12 has a bunch of teams in the top 25 but they’ll soon start picking each other off.

            I saw ohio and notre dame coming up as predictions for GameDay….honestly that’s a pretty flat game to me. Perennially over ranked notre dame vs. Almost always very good Ohio. College needs story lines.

  26. Rob Staton says:

    Few people have asked for thoughts on JJ McCarthy. I haven’t had a chance to properly study him yet (and would prefer to wait until Michigan play actual challenging opponents) but his two interceptions yesterday against Bowling Green were really, really bad.

    Just not physically impressive enough based on what I have seen of him

  27. Denver Hawker says:

    Not sure if this account is credible or if reported elsewhere, but Seahawks apparently in attendance to watch Rattler:

  28. cha says:

    Bob Condotta
    Devon Witherspoon working as the starter at left corner in early warmups.

    So glad we worked him at nickel so much in camp.

  29. cha says:


    S Jamal Adams (knee)
    LT Charles Cross (toe)
    DE Mike Morris (shoulder)
    ILB Devin Bush (shoulder)
    OLB Boye Mafe (knee)
    OT McClendon Curtis
    OL Ben Brown

    • Romeo A57 says:

      Jamal not playing is good news for those that want the Seahawks to win today. Disappointed to see Mafe on this list.

  30. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Great start. Nice run K9

  31. Palatypus says:

    I see we have Shawn Hocculi’s crew today.

    He had a great day against Clete Blakeman on FanDuel.

  32. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Beautiful blitz pick up!

  33. Big Mike says:

    Looked like a TD *shrug*

  34. Bmseattle says:

    Perfect…hurry up to catch them off guard…only to false start

  35. Big Mike says:

    Is Waldren ever creative down here?

  36. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Whew. Getting bailed out early. Gotta capitalize.

  37. Palatypus says:

    Shawn Hocculi’s crew, it was said last week, threw the second most flags of any crew in the NFL last year.

    There have already been, what, four?

  38. Mick says:

    Great start, why couldn’t they show up like that against the Rams last week?

  39. Blitzy the Clown says:

    8 minute opening drive capped by a TD. When was the last time Seattle opened a game like that?

  40. Big Mike says:

    Great blocking there

    Thanks for the help Detroit D

  41. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Offense did it’s job. And now….. we pray. 🧎🏽‍♂️

  42. pdway says:

    let’s go – – that’s how you start it.

    nicely done.

  43. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Taylor and Wagner both missed a TFL there

  44. Big Mike says:

    Hit at the LOS. 6 yd gain

  45. Rushless pass says:

    JSN in the blue tent getting his leg checked

  46. Palatypus says:

    Forgive me if I am a little off today. Watching Red Zone in Florida.

    Our television market has KC at JAX and GB at ATL.

  47. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Hey there Spoon!

  48. Big Mike says:

    Little late on the close there Diggs

  49. Mick says:

    Why am I not surprised? How much do we pay Diggs again?

    • Palatypus says:

      “My Pop Warner team can do better than that and I pay them in popsicles, not millions of dollars!”

  50. cha says:

    Once again, Love and Diggs not on the same page.


  51. pdway says:

    and we just get no pass rush ever…

  52. Peter says:

    Just my weekly “f— the colts” post

  53. James says:

    Gonna have to put up 40 to stay in this one.

  54. Mick says:

    Waldron, write down 100 times: Screens don’t work for us when we’re 3rd and long.

  55. Bmseattle says:

    So, they have just pigeon-holed JSN as a screen receiver, apparantly.
    Isnt he good at getting open in the middle of the field?
    I thought that was his strength.

  56. Nathan W. says:

    That stiff arm on Wagz 🫡

  57. cha says:

    Can we PLEASE stop talking about that Bobby Wagner speech to the team in practice now?

  58. Rob Staton says:

    Why is Wagner back?

    Good grief

  59. Troy says:

    I can’t believe we get another season of pathetic defensive play. So easy, too easy. My expectations for this season are over.

  60. Rob Staton says:

    I see that injuries are going to be the excuse this year to go through all of this again in 12 months

  61. Hawkster says:

    3rd and 7, I mean 3rd and short

  62. Bmseattle says:

    Maybe our high priced DL free agent signing can make a play for us at some point?

  63. pdway says:

    man, bobby is just bad now

  64. Tony says:

    This laughably bad defense

  65. SeaTown says:

    Dremont Jones scammed the Hawks. He’s fing terrible.

  66. ShowMeYourHawk says:


  67. Henry Taylor says:


  68. Troy says:

    That Bobby Wagner speech sure helped. This is a high school level defense

  69. pdway says:

    that’s a great play….more more more of that

  70. Palatypus says:

    Deep pass to Nick Bellore?

  71. Mick says:

    Meanwhile the plays come from Nwosu, Jordyn and Spoon. No surprise there.

  72. Pran says:

    D is hopeless. Pete cannot fire Clint and there is no one out there who can help

  73. Big Mike says:

    God this lack of pass rush….

    Nice play Spoon

  74. Peter says:

    Spoon and Reed are basically gonna have to do it today

  75. MattG says:

    Goodness, Carroll looked tired and surprised when reacting to that Spoon knockdown.

  76. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Gonna have to settle for a field goal because Geno won’t run, right?

  77. Scot04 says:

    Run Geno Run there

  78. Palatypus says:

    Who is DK Lockett?

  79. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    What a sh*tshow. Take the damn yards, you idjit!

  80. Big Mike says:

    This drive died when Geno didn’t run on first down

    So looks like we’ll be worrying about our FG kicker now

  81. Bmseattle says:

    Seems like Myers’ worst kicks come in domes

  82. Big Mike says:

    Working the rook over

  83. Mick says:

    Is it me not knowing the rules or that DPI was easily given?

  84. Big Mike says:

    How many pressures on Goff so far? One?

  85. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Rooks gonna rook. Take the good with the bad.

    Though, Jalen Carter obviously would have caught up and made the INT there, just sayin’. 😝

  86. Pack of K9s says:

    Quandre Diggs is worse than Jamaal Adams. There is my hot take. I don’t think he is a good safety. He’s a real “ah almost got him” or “shoot a second sooner” or my personal favorite “what was the defensive back doing?” He provides almost 0 support in the secondary. Time to just cut Adams and Diggs

    • pdway says:

      yeah – maybe the most actually overrated guy on the team, b/c everyone talks about him like he’s a star

  87. Rob Staton says:

    This defense man

    It’s time

    It’s time

  88. Palatypus says:

    Red Zone just said th

  89. Pran says:

    This cannot be the players, coaches and coaching. That’s it.
    Even top picks are ruined in this system.

  90. Blitzy the Clown says:

    When did they put Olu in for Brown?

  91. Palatypus says:

    If a rookie falls in the woods and there is no one there to see it…

  92. pdway says:

    have to say — O-line holding up pretty well so far

  93. KnoxHawk says:

    K9 still struggling to get north and south when the play is doomed

  94. Henry Taylor says:

    I’m getting kind of annoyed that every run is a draw. Can we just run wide zone from under centre?

  95. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Go for it or no?

  96. Big Mike says:

    If we don’t convert this it will be 21 to 7 and it may anyway

  97. pdway says:

    weak sauce… just go for that 4th and 3

  98. Henry Taylor says:

    What a great use of a timeout

  99. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Anyone else see Lions DE John Cominsky run into DK on Seahawks sideline and the ref jumped in to prevent DK from retaliating?

  100. Bmseattle says:

    Have you ever seen a more obvious “we’re not really going for it, please jump offsides” play than that?

  101. Palatypus says:

    They keep mentioning that it is Patrick Mahommes birthday.

    Should I send him a cake?

  102. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    I can’t think of a worse decision than to pass up a 4th and 3 to put your defense back on the field with all three timeouts.

  103. Bmseattle says:

    Ah, another “juat fair catch it to be safe…even if you have 20 yards of clearance” call.

  104. Mick says:

    Myles Adams looked really good on that 3rd down.

  105. Pran says:

    DJ’s fair catch caught Detroit by surprise.. Seahawks finally managed to surprise them

  106. downtownjewelrybryan says:

    come on guys get close enough so myers can miss again

  107. Blitzy the Clown says:

    The play calling on this final drive of the half is…baffling to me. How could you not use the sidelines in this situation?

    • Bmseattle says:

      No shit…you might as well throw middle of field rsther than 5 yard outs that dont get out of bounds

  108. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Brown back in at C

  109. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Sad trombone

    • pdway says:

      come on Myers….

      otherwise, you gotta say that’s a decent half for our guys.

      • Blitzy the Clown says:

        I’d say it was a decent half for certain position groups.

        But not a decent half overall.

        Cheers to the OL, WRs, Geno (mostly). Jeers for the D, especially LBs and DBs and pass rush.

        • pdway says:

          yeah – but should be at least 14-10, against a team that beat KC last week. that’s on the high side of where I thought this would be at the half.

  110. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Gonna need to look at some FA kickers this week.

  111. Palatypus says:

    Baker Mayfield won the scepter for angry runs last week and now he’s running all over the place.

    Big Mike, who is getting the glass peacock?

  112. downtownjewelrybryan says:

    dk should sucker punch him

  113. KennyBadger says:

    Laces out Jason.

  114. Mick says:

    It comes to Myers costing us 6 points. Terrible.

  115. Gross MaToast says:

    One thing I know for sure – Pete and these coordinators are unmatched at making half-time adjustments.

    Unleash the…whatever…

  116. jed says:

    They deserve 0 points for punting it on 4th & 3 after burning a time out.

    • MaxInVan says:

      Get over yourself man. They punted, the ball was downed at the 5 and the defense played a good series to give the offense a chance to put points on the board before half.

      • Big Mike says:

        While I think punting was the right call, the D did not play a good series. The WR for the Lions drppped a pass that likely would’ve been a 40 yd gain.

  117. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Not to be dramatic but I feel that the shot of DK’s face after the second Myers miss will be indicative of the remainder of the season.

  118. Palatypus says:

    Can you put a coach in concussion protocol?

  119. Pran says:

    Geno is holding back offense.
    Meyers is holding back Special teams
    There is no D

    Season of gloom is here..

  120. Big Mike says:

    Geno good so far
    Oline pass pro holding up but run blocking is poor
    D? shit as usual
    Punter all world
    Kicker not even all KingCo league

  121. Bmseattle says:

    Well, our one scoring drive was assisted by 4 penalties on Detroit.
    Detroit gets the ball first after halftime.
    We have zero sacks or pressures.
    Our tackling and coverage has been bad.
    We cant rely upon our kicker at all.

    Any positives?
    Geno looks better this week.
    Unfortunately, that isnt enough.

    • Justaguy says:

      Down one touchdown at half is better than expected. Maybe this team can luck it’s way into a W

    • pdway says:

      offense had a solid half. they didn’t just get that TD b/c of the penalties, and our own penalties offset theirs – – they put up 184 yards and held the ball for 17 minutes. It should be 14-10, if not 14-13.

      D still looks soft…..

    • Peter says:

      Half time radio show saying Seattle defense looking stout for the most part….checks notes….better hope the lions don’t double their current output or the totals will be worse than the rams yardage wise. And nearly the same score.

  122. Palatypus says:

    Is Rodrigo Blankenship healthy?

  123. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Everyone remember the much ballyhooed hire of Brandon Jordan, the “pass rush specialist?”

    *inserts Office Space “What Would You Say You Do Here?” GIF*

  124. MaxInVan says:

    I thought it was decent first half. This is a good Detroit team with a really good O that went into KC last week and won.

    I just think perspective is important. We are down both starting tackles, our number 1 corner and number 1 receiver. Despite this, are down 1 score on the road and have left points on the board.

    I just think we should be changing our expectations a little given the cirmustances

  125. Palatypus says:

    Two questions:

    1) How does Trevor Lawrence keep his hair that way in this Florida humidity?

    2) How come Patrick Mahomes is doing the Head and Shoulders commercials?

  126. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Now that’s how you start a half!

    Nwosu is our best most consistent defender

  127. Blitzy the Clown says:

    That’s the K9 shuffle baby!

  128. UkAlex6674 says:

    LET’S GO!

  129. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Man, Walker’s vision is unreal.

  130. Blitzy the Clown says:

    And suddenly it’s a new game

  131. Troy says:

    Nwoso blow up the play, TE for a chunk play, walker with the vision into the end zone.

    Chefs kiss 👩‍🍳 😘

  132. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Amazing catch by St Brown. Love’s coverage was tight

  133. Big Mike says:

    Dear Shane Waldron
    That’s called a screen play

  134. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Sorry if y’all heard me yell “SCREEN”

  135. Palatypus says:

    How many flags is that?

  136. Pran says:

    Get that guy Ben Johnson to Seattle

  137. Big Mike says:

    Dear Shane Waldron that’s called red zone creativity

  138. Palatypus says:

    I count seven flags so far. I figure the over/under is 13.

  139. Blitzy the Clown says:

    This game is a little Creed-Balboa (the first one)

  140. Peter says:

    Updated keys to the game:

    We need detroit to really up their penalties because we can’t stop them.

  141. BrandoK says:

    This defense is just so bad its so hard to watch I don’t have any trust in them getting a stop.

  142. Blitzy the Clown says:

    There you go. Press the pedal

  143. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Geno ice ice baby

  144. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Beautiful textbook draw play

  145. Kyle R says:

    Glad they are sticking with the running game here in the second half.

  146. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Seems like Dissly’s YAC has been good

    • Kyle R says:

      The offense last year was really going when we ran the ball and got the TE involved a good portion of the game.

  147. Troy says:

    No matter the result, I’m much more impressed with the fight and grit showed today.

  148. Palatypus says:

    So, if I were Shawn Hocculi and want to do some point shaving I would call.

    A) Taunting
    B) Helmet-to-helmet contact
    C) Illegal Formation
    D) Tripping
    E) Unsportsmanlike Conduct on the Sideline

  149. BrandoK says:

    Run the ball we have 2 awsome RB’s

  150. Bmseattle says:

    Seems like the defender was just reacting to the facemask.

  151. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Forsythe holding his own against Hutch

  152. BrandoK says:

    We still need to bring in a FA kicker I don’t trust Myers

  153. Ground_Hawk says:

    Converting that turnover into 7 points was crucial.

    Settling for 3 points isn’t going to cut it against this Detroit offense imo

  154. MaxInVan says:

    with made kicks, we are winning this game.

  155. Kyle R says:

    Trading field goal tries with TDs is not a winning strategy.

  156. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Jeez… how bad is the Chiefs OL that Hutchinson looked like another Bosa?

  157. BrandoK says:

    Is it just me but why do people keep praising bobby wagner saying he looks good out there but for me just looks slow and below average.

  158. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Great stop Seattle

  159. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    WAIT! A “blitz” can help apply pressure to a QB?

  160. MaxInVan says:

    Biases aside, very glad that wasn’t called, it was incidental contact

  161. Blitzy the Clown says:

    A pair of penalties for Haynes today

  162. Troy says:

    2 amazing stops by the D there, let’s hope the offense can capitalize

  163. Big Mike says:

    Wondering if Montgomery has the dreaded Bo Jackson injury?

  164. MaxInVan says:

    Regardless of the result of this game, I think we all appreciate the effort thus far. Its been hard fought, gritty game, in a hostile environment and the boys have gone toe to toe with this good Lions team

  165. Big Mike says:

    Excellent play again by Geno

  166. Blitzy the Clown says:

    1. Geno is as cool as a cucumber with a rusher in his face today

    2. Dissly’s YAC is whack yo

  167. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Zach attack gettin it done!

  168. pdway says:

    ok, I think i’m gonna like this Charbonnet just fine…

  169. Big Mike says:

    There are plenty of things to criticize Pete Carroll about but having his team ready to play at 10 AM in the Eastern time zone is not one of them. 14 of last 15 were wins that’s something else

  170. Palatypus says:

    FWIW, my cousin’s daughter just hit a triple for Mississippi State in fall ball.

    Off to a good start.

  171. Big Mike says:

    Shit fucking call
    NY stepping in to keep the darling team ahead

  172. pdway says:

    wow — – that’s an incredibly f’d up grounding call

  173. Kyle R says:

    I’m not a blame the ref guy but that was a terrible call.

  174. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Nice decision to run by Geno. If he’d done that earlier, we’d have the lead.

  175. Big Mike says:

    Still waiting for Blandino…

  176. Kyle R says:

    Well at least with stupidity we earned that flag.

  177. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Why isn’t an intentional grounding penalty challengeable?

  178. TheOtherJordan says:

    Shawn Hochuli has been a joke since he was a Pac-12 ref. He literally made up two calls I can remember clearly. Guy is an NFL referee because of his daddy. That was a horrible call.

  179. MaxInVan says:


    The amount of time that happens and goes unseen is unbelievable. The timekeeper starts the play clock after the play but then doesn’t reset it after the penalty call.

  180. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Damn straight! Put your thumb on THAT nfl!

  181. Big Mike says:

    Perfect throw
    Great catch

    Overcame a screwing by the refs

  182. Kyle R says:

    Beautiful ball placement by Geno on that TD

  183. pdway says:

    great drive Hawks… us out now D!!

  184. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Looks like there’s some life left in the boyos yet, mates!

  185. pdway says:

    beginning to think J Geils had it right – – Love stinks

  186. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Tre Brown with the…sack?

  187. BrandoK says:

    Was that a sack

  188. pdway says:


  189. Kyle R says:

    Whoa!!! That’s a game changer!

  190. BrandoK says:

    This team is too confusing to watch

  191. Big Mike says:

    There goes Goffs no interception streak 😀

  192. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Nwosu made that happen. And great heads up by Brown who, hold on to your ass, just made two consecutive highlight reel plays

  193. Palatypus says:

    No record for you Ken doll.

  194. pdway says:

    and there goes that completions w out an INT record….

  195. Kyle R says:

    It’s almost like pressure causes bad things to happen to the offense!

  196. Palatypus says:

    Wait, do we have a nose tackle? Was that Cameron Young beating a double team on that sack?

  197. HOUSE says:

    Great pressure and play there. Nice Pick-6 Brown!

  198. Peter says:


    Seattle should see about playing all their games away.

  199. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Ok so Nwosu does his job by holding the edge and turning the runner back inside, and a trailing Brooks overruns the gap? C’mon man

    And then Darrell man

  200. Hawkster says:

    That was so “first read throw” that cha mentioned.

  201. Gaux Hawks says:

    starting to believe that this defense is 90% worthy of being in the top 30.

  202. Blitzy the Clown says:

    My goodness Tre Brown’s switch has been flipped

  203. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Jones Tasmanian deviling himself to that sack

  204. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Dre’Mont sighting. Drink!

  205. BrandoK says:

    Wow another sack

  206. Palatypus says:

    KC has 11 penalties for 89 yards.

  207. Troy says:

    Dremont sighting!!!

  208. Big Mike says:

    D has definitely picked it up

  209. Blitzy the Clown says:


  210. BrandoK says:

    another 3rd down conversion what a surprise

  211. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Tackling is still a problem

  212. Kyle R says:

    I mean that was great tackling on that play….Jesus

  213. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Safety and CB trying to hand tackle a TE? *sigh*

  214. BrandoK says:

    This team really don’t know how to wrap up when tackling

  215. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Jordyn Brooks has had a pretty good game, despite not finishing off all his tackles. But his speed to the ball is remarkable

  216. pdway says:

    D was showing life there….that 3rd and 13 conversion was a killer.

    up to the offense – – we haven’t been good at this part of things for a while.

  217. Kyle R says:

    Alright offense time to get a couple first downs and ice the damn game.

  218. Palatypus says:

    Win probability is a useless statistic in the NFL.

  219. Kyle R says:

    You need to run the damn ball there to run the clock to 2 minutes!

  220. BrandoK says:

    Why is this team so bad with screen plays

  221. pdway says:

    are you f-ing kidding me

  222. Big Mike says:

    After having an excellent game he does that

  223. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Why didn’t he throw it?!?!

  224. BrandoK says:

    WTF was that Geno

  225. Palatypus says:

    Bwahahahahahha !!!

  226. icb12 says:

    Geno out here with his best Russell Wilson impression. Good grief.

  227. pdway says:

    witherspoon literally got called for PI on that same play earlier in the game

    that’s a HUGE call to give them at this point in the game.

  228. ShowMeYourHawk says:


  229. Kyle R says:

    That was the worst offensive set I’ve seen to try and run the game out

  230. HOUSE says:

    You have to throw that ball away!!! WTH Geno

  231. Hawkster says:

    Impressive that SEA managed to not take a minute off the clock.

  232. Peter says:

    That penalty to run around combo…..bull ish

  233. BrandoK says:

    Did Geno think he could out run all of those Dline

  234. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Abandoning the run with a lead and a chance to force them to use their timeouts? Nope, don’t like it.

  235. STTBM says:

    Even Cousins and Garappolo throw that one away.

    One of the dumber things I’ve ever seen from a QB.

  236. Blitzy the Clown says:

    I’m all for extending the play past the 2 minute warning so that when we punt it to Detroit they have one less timeout.

    But you have to throw the ball out of bounds while you’re running to the sidelines

  237. BrandoK says:

    Can we bench Geno

  238. Troy D says:

    I would be angry if a rookie, in his 2nd game, did whatt Geno just did. At no point was he even trying to throw the football. Honestly was he throwing the game?

  239. Palatypus says:

    We are at 11 penalties. Over/Under I said 13.

  240. Blitzy the Clown says:

    OT is the best we can hope for

  241. GoHawks5151 says:

    No call hold on Spoon. Game falling apart

  242. BrandoK says:

    just a question was Geno trying to get a safety on that last possession because that was a WTF moment

  243. Palatypus says:

    Watch Bobo block it.

  244. Hawkster says:

    Go for it … ?

  245. BrandoK says:

    What little belief I had in Geno is all gone can’t trust him at all

  246. Palatypus says:

    This overtime has been brought to you by the Ceasar’s Sports Book App.

  247. pdway says:

    we lose this — Myers gets a big scoop of the blame….

  248. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Frustrating. But entertaining

  249. Tony says:

    This team win or lose is destined to be .500 at best. What a poorly undisciplined team. Mistakes all over. Will be lucky to get 9 wins.

  250. Pack of K9s says:

    The sad part is some people will blame the lions comeback on Riq being out. But i dont think it makes any difference the talent you have when the scheme is nonsensical. It could be Riq and 2013 Richard Sherman and i dont think it would matter. We might win here on a lucky coin flip. Winning on luck doesn’t make a good football team. Even if we win the Lions are a better team

    • MaxInVan says:

      Win by luck? Seriously? How about the lack of luck this team had in this game? The nonsensical intentional grounding, the weak OPI call on that 1st down catch that would have sealed the game, the Laporta catch on 3rd down he knew nothing about, the 2 missed field goals from Seattle. But yea, this was a lucky win for sure.

  251. Blitzy the Clown says:

    I’m glad Jason Peters wasn’t able to go today so we got to see Forsythe looking like a decent LT

  252. Palatypus says:

    Chicago actually did a screen worse than us.

  253. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Once again, abandoning the run?

  254. Blitzy the Clown says:

    What a relief to see DK hold on to that catch

    • pdway says:

      that was a dime by Geno. stupid play at the end of the game – but he’s otherwise been good all day.

  255. Peter says:

    Screen pass? Why not

  256. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Dallas in at RB? Was there an injury to Zach or Walker?

  257. BrandoK says:

    why do they keep using Dallas when they have Ken and Zach which they are way better players

  258. Mick says:

    Our TEs really showing up today

  259. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Some of our play action today has been excellent

  260. pdway says:

    refs have me looking for flags on every play….

  261. Kyle R says:

    We have a good group of 3 TE they need to be used more.

  262. Palatypus says:

    Give it to Bellore !!!

  263. Blitzy the Clown says:


    All he does is…!!!

  264. ShowMeYourHawk says:


  265. MaxInVan says:

    Horrible spot on that Metcalf. BUT IT DOESN’T FUCKING MATTER

  266. Palatypus says:

    Geno Smith playing just well enough to stick around.

  267. Mick says:

    Proud of you guys!

  268. pdway says:

    that’s a super solid win – way to go hawks

  269. Peter says:

    Lockett!!! So good

  270. dand393 says:

    Does Jaxon smith njigba even play on this team

    • Troy D says:

      Our coaches like the 2-3 TE sets which mean he will be on the sideline for now. I expect he will have a decent season but its still Lockett’s show for now.

  271. Kyle R says:

    That’s the way we’re going to have to win this year all shootouts.

  272. Blitzy the Clown says:

    In the end, Seahawks earned their victory today. It wasn’t given

  273. HOUSE says:

    Gritty win there. Saw some good things from Witherspoon/defense and offense looked a lot less hesitant compared to last week.

    Couple things that still need work, but good win. GO HAWKS!!!

  274. Troy D says:

    Well somehow we snatched victory from the jaws of victory. Jason Myers better being buying a round(s)

  275. STTBM says:

    I almost had a heart attack. Suck it, Refs and NFL!

    Was afraid they’d use that asinine fumble into the end zone rule and give it to Detroit on the 20…

    11 fourth quarter or OT drives for Geno. Long way to go catch Wilson…

    Mild hold on Hutchinson, but they don’t call that anymore. Don’t know why Announcers were whining about it. The hold on Witherspoon earlier was far more egregious.

  276. Peter says:

    First win against a team above .500 in over 11 games. Hope this is the start.

  277. Ground_Hawk says:

    Great seeing Geno connecting with Lockett!

    Glad that the defense found ways to attack and disrupt Goff

  278. dand393 says:

    I say Drew Lock is MVP for the coon toss win