Desmond Ridder has my attention

I haven’t properly studied Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder. There have been times in his now four year career where I’ve thought he looked like simply a good college player. He’s been on a well run team, that wins games, and his numbers have been decent but nothing special.

Today against Notre Dame, he had my attention.

For some reason Saturday’s college football schedule on British TV was fairly limited. Usually there are a number of games to pick from. Today we had to wait until 8:30pm our time for the Lane Kiffin-inspired Ole Miss capitulation at Alabama.

As such, I wasn’t planning to write about college prospects today. Yet at the last minute I remembered another broadcaster, Sky Sports, has done a deal with NBC to show the Notre Dame games.

I started watching in the fourth quarter and saw two ‘wow’ throws that make you think there’s a pro-prospect in the offing here.

Take a look at this:

That’s one of the prettiest throws you’ll see this season at any level. He gets the ball out quickly and throws with perfect velocity and touch, hitting the open receiver in stride.

His footwork is far from perfect. He has choppy feet, technically you’d like to see a smoother drop. You can’t argue with the end result though.

Then later in the game, he delivered an absolute dime down the seam for a big gain. He looked off the defenders to open up just enough space down the middle of the field, then threw perfectly into a small window to make a big completion. A few plays later, he ran in the touchdown himself showing nice athleticism to basically win the game for Cincinnati.

He seems decisive. He appears to have the arm strength. You can work on some of the technical flaws. And heck, Justin Fields is/was a technical disaster zone at Ohio State. He’s still become many peoples darling — not just in terms of the draft but also the never-ending pining for him to start in Chicago.

And while Notre Dame have all sorts of injury issues, Mike Tirico called it the biggest win in school history. That’s no mean feat. Ridder deserves some credit for that.

Often you only need to see a few flashes to know a player has ‘it’. Ridder showed a little something today. I’m intrigued to see more — and will make a point of watching more.

The 2022 quarterback draft class is a horror story. There’s a major opportunity for someone to emerge as the king of the crop.

On a different note, this is the second time this week I’ve seen a Cincinnati-based team have fun, win a game and just look young and fresh. Firstly it was the Bengals, now it’s the Bearcats.

With the Bengals, they look like a team on the start of a journey. If managed correctly (and it is the Bengals) they could be a real force.

But seeing that young, enthusiastic bunch generating excitement and new hope didn’t half make me pine for the days when the Seahawks felt fresh, new and exciting.

One other quarterback played well and caught the eye today. Stanford sophomore Tanner McKee is a tall, gifted passer. He led a 95-yard touchdown drive to tie the game against Oregon as time expired. McKee then scored in overtime and Stanford’s defense produced a stop to win the game.

He’s definitely one to monitor down the line. He’s an older player having served a two-year mission before his first CFB season in 2020.

Another draft note — a number of running backs are emerging this season with pro-potential. Alabama continues to find physical, explosive playmakers and Brian Robinson, a player we’ve highlighted over the last few weeks, continues to look terrific. He drives through contact, finishes runs and has the quickness to get outside. He can do it all.

Robinson is highly cut which is sometimes a concern and it helps playing behind Alabama’s ridiculous O-line. He has next-level skills though.

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  1. Starhawk29

    Rob, those throws were huge, reminded me of the kind of throws we rely on Russ to hit with regularity. Ridder is definitely an interesting one. He has plenty of traits, and has put together a huge number of starts. He’s also not perfect. I watched 90% of that game and rarely did he seem to go through a progression. He was decisive yes, but I also think he struggled a bit more when asked just to drop back and make a play, especially early on.

    He had a poor completion percentage most of the game. Some of that was him making the veteran call to throw it away, but he missed some gimmes as well. Honestly, the biggest flaw with him seems to be the god-awful college offense he’s in. RPOs, bubble screens, etc. definitely contribute to his game. But he has tools, that winning fire, and a good performance last bowl season against Georgia iirc. Screams 2nd rd pick to me, but would love to see him elevate above that.

    • Rob Staton

      Interesting, thanks for sharing those thoughts. I’ll see if I can find the full game on YT.

  2. Big Mike

    Speaking of QBs, Georgia did that to Arkansas today with their backup QB.

  3. cha

    The throw at 1:48 is brilliant. That’s NFL grade stuff right there.

  4. Rob Staton

    I like the look of this Stanford QB Tanner McKee

  5. Big Mike

    Ducks program = fraud
    Physical teams beat them far too regularly

    And yet again, the Pac 12 has zero chace at the playoff

    • Paul Cook

      So satisfying to see the Ducks go down to Stanford. Warms the cockles of my heart.

  6. cha

    Jeremy Fowler
    Potential shakeup in Seattle’s secondary: Seahawks are looking into multiple options due to struggles against the pass, per sources, with newly acquired corners Bless Austin and Sidney Jones bracing for expanded roles, depending on what coach Pete Carroll decides for game day.

    • Rob Staton

      This is fine

      • cha

        I’m actually starting to think if the Seahawks paid the same price and got Jalen Ramsey instead of Adams, at this point right now we’d all be asking “Why is Jalen Ramsey lining up 10 yards off the receiver?”

  7. Paul Cook

    Finally time for the game of the week, Washington Huskies vs. Oregon State Beavers.

    • 12th chuck

      its a hard game to watch. To similar the way the hawks are playing right now

  8. Paul Cook

    I’m simmering now and working my way to a boil. Huskies have only 10 points nearing the end of the 3rd quarter and they still won’t put in their 5 star freshman top prospect QB.

    Is it that hard to be commonsensical?

    • Rob Staton

      I don’t think it’ll do Huard any good starting as a freshman with this team.

      • Paul Cook

        It’s about getting experience. He’s only going to be here for three years, two more after this year in all probability. Get him reps this year, get him through many of his growing pains now, rather than next year when we’re going to want to be competing for a Pac 12 title.

        There’s little doubt in my mind that Urban Meyer, Dabo Sweeney, or Nick Saban wouldn’t be giving him game experience now were they the Husky’s coach.

        • Rob Staton

          Well Dabo didn’t start Lawrence as a freshman until the other guy crapped the bed. And Huard ain’t Trev.

          Putting Huard into this team, IMO, could destroy him. There’s no rush to start true freshman QB’s and never should be. He doesn’t need losing experience. He’s better off getting the time to develop physically and mentally.

          • Paul Cook

            We’ll start seeing more of him soon, in all likelihood. I’m not even talking starting him. Just putting him in and getting him experience at times that make sense, like when Morris is going 5-13 in the 2nd half and can’t buy us a first down.

            The Husky’s got beat by a team whose starting QB threw for 48 yards against us. 48 yards. We just needed some kind of an offensive spark. We only got that when they finally put our RB at QB in the wildcat and he got two first downs and 2 TD’s.

            • Paul Cook

              PS> We win last night’s game, we’re all alone in first place in the Pac 12 north in spite of our putrid start. And we should have won last night’s game.

            • Rob Staton

              It does seem a lit bit like ‘the young guy can’t do any worse’ though. And as we saw with Justin Fields last week, if you’re not ready —- you can be worse.

              There’s no rush to put Huard in. No benefit to it IMO. It’s not common to start a true freshman QB. To me it feels like desperation from fans. But Huard ain’t turning that crap team around this year. And if it’s just about him getting time, it won’t definitely help him to experience negative play.

  9. Palatypus

    FWIW, if Montana beats Eastern Washington tonight the two teams that Washington lost to will be 9-0.

    Also, I heard on the radio today that former Washington quarterback Jake Haener is now #1 in the nation in touchdowns and yards. I checked this on ESPN and they have him as the #2 passer in the nation, but I am not sure it has been updated yet. Can anyone confirm this?

    Also, a bit of local rumor. The University of West Florida, which won a Division II National Championship a couple of years ago, is trying to expand with the hope of eventually becoming division I. The blueprint apparently is to become the next University of Central Florida – and they could do it.

    There have been many NFL players that have come from Pensacola, most recently Alex Leatherwood from the University of Alabama who was drafted by the Raiders. He went to school at Booker T. Washington High School where the head football coach is former Florida State Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and NBA All-Star Charlie Ward.

    Also, NFL Hall of Famers Derrick Brooks and Emmitt Smith are from Pensacola.

  10. Paul Cook

    Sean McGrew trying to single-handedly get the Huskies a win now running the wildcat.

  11. AlaskaHawk

    I like Auburn’s QB Bo Nixon. He has been scrambling all over the place. He keeps his eyes downfield and made a bunch of completions while he scrambled.

  12. Ostrich

    Rob – have you checked out BYU running back Tyler Allgeier? He’s right in the Seahawks wheelhouse at 5’10”, 220, and he likes to hit people. He’s a former walk-on and converted linebacker, and is basically the reason that BYU is 5-0 right now. Pro Football Network says he could go late day 2 or early day 3.

    Oh, and if there’s any questions about his athleticism, watch his DK Metcalf-esque forced fumble against Arizona State:

  13. Paul Cook

    I’m done with Penny. Sometimes you just have to move on from someone. Keep him on the roster just in case for later in the season, but cut bait once and for all at season’s end. If you can’t stay in the field, you’re no good for us.

    • Roy Batty

      If they weren’t sitting on over $10 mil in cap and needed an extra $1.36 mil, they might consider cutting him now. But, with Pete’s ego and Carson’s lengthy history of missing games, I just don’t see it happening. Penny will walk out the door at season’s end as an FA, be signed by another team on the cheap, and promptly let go once he has another nagging injury during camp. The guy will have made just under $10 mil with the Hawks, so I will never feel bad for the guy.

      • Paul Cook

        It’s hard to tell what’s in a person’s heart, but it sure does seem like he doesn’t love the game the way you have to to play such a brutal game at a high level.

  14. cha

    Congrats to the M’s on the electric win.

    All four AL Wild Card-eligible games play at the same time tomorrow, which will bleed into the Seahawks game.

    • Rob Staton

      And I suspect the Mariners will win that viewing battle tomorrow

      • Palatypus

        You can get tickets for $10. That’s currently seven quid and 38 pence if I’m not mistaken.

  15. cha

    Schefter reports Lockett will play, as will Kittle.

  16. Paul Cook

    Nice to see that fan excitement in Anfield this morning with Liverpool vs. Man City.

    • Sea Mode

      What a goal by Salah

      • Paul Cook

        Man that was foot work in a tight place.

    • Leonardo

      Insane match, has been the best fixture in the world since 2018. Instant classics every time they meet.

      • UkAlex6674

        You’ve never seen an A420 derby game then 🙂

  17. Paul Cook

    Back to the NFL. I couldn’t break free of that Liverpool/Man C game. Really fun soccer to watch. Back and forth, up and down the field. I’m a novice soccer fan, but that was exciting.

  18. Rob Staton

    Titans — toiling vs the lowly Jets

    Vikings — not looking great vs the Browns at home

    • Mick

      I want Goff back at Rams:

      • Rob Staton

        Good old Jared Goof

    • Rob Staton

      Vikings — 7 points today

      • Rob Staton

        Titans going to lose to the Jets

        • Rob Staton

          Vikings going to lose, scoring 7

          • Rob Staton

            ‘Stone Cold executioner’ Kirk Cousins looking absolutely shybo too

  19. Rob Staton

    Collier inactive again

    Remember when during the off-season, Good Morning Football introduced him as a player who had a breakout season in 2020?

    • cha

      Best DL since 2013

      Coulda made a million dollars by selling T shirts and bumper stickers for all the trumpet noise we heard this offseason.

      • Rob Staton

        Lot of people were parroting that

      • Big Mike

        “Trumpet noise”? You know what that was cha.

    • Henry Taylor

      I think they’ve finally found the perfect role for him.

      • Paul Cook

        I had a faint hope that they could turn him into a situational DT. He’s pretty much a first round bust now by any measure. Too bad.

    • bmseattle

      It might be time for Pete/John to start taking Jim Nagy’s senior bowl player suggestions with a grain of salt.

  20. Mick

    Jamarco Jones and LJ Collier out. I guess Ogbuehi is ready to go, but if Jamarco isn’t injured and Jake Curhan is ahead of him, he should join Collier on the cut list.

  21. cha

    Adam Jude
    Sidney Jones will get his shot today — hearing that the former Husky is set to take over at right cornerback vs. 49ers, as Pete Carroll hinted throughout the week.

    • cha

      Gregg Bell
      #Seahawks pregame at 49ers: Sidney Jones appears to be the starting left CB for his Seattle debut, D.J. Reed back to right CB where he started to end last season.

      Tre Flowers appears benched. Not on the first-team defense pregame.

      Changes promised. Changes arrive.

      • Mick

        Sounds like good news, hope they deliver.

  22. OP_Chillin

    Dak Prescott has been sensational this year. Top 5 QB easy.

    • Mick

      The Cowboys D is also looking amazing today.

  23. Big Mike

    Jets in the driver’s seat to beat the Titans but Seattle couldn’t hold a 14 point 2nd half lead against them. Sad.

  24. Paul Cook

    I hate to sound hyperbolic, but today is a necessary win if we are to be taken seriously as a playoff team.

  25. Sea Mode

    Hmmm, not sure I even want to stay up for this, but here we are…

    Go Hawks! (squawk)

  26. Palatypus

    Daniel Jones looking like a real quarterback today.

  27. OP_Chillin

    Crap start. Run run pass punt. Classic

    • Big Mike

      Was that pressure up the middle I saw on that 3rd down pass?

      • OP_Chillin

        Definitely. Either a looper or a blitz where he was a free rusher, don’t remember which. Not good either way.

  28. Paul Cook

    Three and out. Picking up where we left off…

  29. Sea Mode

    Sigh, already a free rusher right up the middle…

  30. Matt

    Jamal was outstanding on that missed tackle.

    Looking like an ugly day ahead.

    • cha


      • Matt

        YOu just don’t understand what PC is asking him to do; maybe he wants him to miss tackles and not defend passes.

        Either way, Adams is obviously outstanding.

  31. Submanjoe

    Terrible pass by Wilson on that 3rd down.

  32. Hawks4life

    Waldron has done nothing new for us and the defense still looks like a HS team… it’s going to be a long 17 game season

  33. Submanjoe

    Defense looks equally terrible

  34. Matt

    So pumped for the Twitter video breakdown experts to explain to us how this is actually really good.

  35. OP_Chillin

    Jones boxed out and that’s an easy TD

  36. Paul Cook

    Uh oh…

  37. Robbie


    • Robbie

      Being facetious btw

  38. Big Mike

    Sidney at least closer than Flowers would’ve been on that TD pass.

    • Rokas

      +1. Exactly what i thought.

  39. Rob Staton

    Absolute disgrace

    How the hell is this just carrying on?

    Why are there never any consequences?

  40. Palatypus

    Okay, who had the Giants in their survivor league?

    • Submanjoe

      Saquon is a back Seattle could trade for…. Buy low, needs a contract, something to prove, 3 down back, star power….

  41. Rob Staton

    Deejay Dallas, tackled by a kicker

  42. Matt

    I’m actually starting to hate this team…

  43. OP_Chillin

    Didn’t look like anyone was open on that view, but damn the ball has to come out earlier than that.

    • Big Mike

      Or how about we’re not in third and long? And how about we actually have someone on the o-line besides Duane Brown that can pass block?

      • OP_Chillin

        That’s fair man, absolutely fair. OL just ain’t good enough. Why didn’t they get both Hudson and Jackson btw?

  44. Rokas

    I would really enjoy our demise, if not for the fact that our 1st round pick belongs to the Jets.

  45. Palatypus

    Greg Gumbel just said the Titans have blown their last six overtime games. Is that a record?

    Zach Wilson putting up very David Krieg-like numbers today: 17/27 240 yards, 2/1.

    • Matt

      I actually love the fact that Saleh is not making him a game manager. They aren’t competing for anything – let him have growing pains playing the QB position. It’s going to pay off big time, in the long run.

    • Big Mike

      Didn’t they beat Seattle in OT?

  46. AlaskaHawk

    it’s going to be a long game full of achy, breaky heartache.

  47. Sea Mode

    Our last two seasons portrayed in our last two drives.

    • Nick M

      Tank for Thibodeaux? 😂

  48. Sea Mode

    At least our punt team is great at flipping the field so Jimmy G can rack up stats on us…

  49. Tallyhawk

    What is different about the OC? What happened to scheming runs and open receivers? What is the supposed elite QB doing to help things?

  50. DC

    I kinda want to see back to back blowout loses just to have some actual change occur. This is a ridiculous outting after last week’s showing.

  51. OP_Chillin

    Let’s goooo Ninoooo!

  52. cha


    • JLemere

      I think the guy who is on a contract year and has allowed a perfect passing rating through the first 3 games, just realized that he needed to show up.

  53. Submanjoe

    My negative take on Diggs must have fired him up to prove me wrong 😂

  54. Rokas

    Why we don’t bring the heat more often? F****** why??!!

  55. Sea Mode

    Finally! Now quick strike to DK and let’s get going.

  56. cha

    Schlereth: “The strength of this Seattle defense is up the middle with Wagner and Adams.”

    Next play: Niners run for 7 yards up the middle, Adams blocked out of the play and comes up clapping and chirping at the runner.

    • Sea Mode

      Noticed that.

  57. OP_Chillin

    Bloody hell this offense cannot play complementary football worth a goddamn.

  58. OP_Chillin

    What the actual EFF?? Losing fking yards!

  59. AlaskaHawk

    Seahawks offensive line is looking worse – this is crazy.

  60. Rob Staton

    This team is a disgrace

    • Mick

      Losing any hope I had in them.

    • Big Mike


  61. OP_Chillin

    Three offensive drives, three third-down sacks, three three-and-outs. Horrible.

  62. Sea Mode

    Russ is 3/5 for 6 yds in 3 drives…

  63. bmseattle

    Brown can’t handle Bosa…yikes.

  64. Rokas

    Utter incomptence. I mean what did they expect? Prevent defense? Soft zone?
    Russ seems hesitant as it happens more and more often.

  65. Submanjoe

    Wilson hesitates, backs up, gets sacked. Does he own who he his? Can’t he step up and throw? He backs up…

  66. Henry Taylor

    At least we’re breaking the good in the first half, bad in the second half streak.

  67. Nicholas M

    Why does Russ hide in the pocket? What happened to using his wheels?

    • Sea Mode

      What happened to making a quick read and getting the ball out? He’s already got happy feet and is second-guessing every throw.

      • Nick M

        It’s like he’s too short to see the first initial read or something…
        But then he does the duck and cover and there is no help after that.

  68. Paul Cook

    OMG! Do we suck in the trenches now. Ugh…

  69. Mick

    Not defending Wilson, but with this OL there’s not really much he can do. Donald will eat him alive next week.

    • Matt

      RW is looking horrible but you’re right – this OL is beyond atrocious and the play calls, long developing are absolutely stupid.

  70. Ashish

    In 3 games offense was bad in second half. Now we are bad in 1st half too.

  71. cha

    Where’s the energy? Niners are crisp and the Seahawks playing like their alarm clock didn’t go off this morning.

    • Paul Cook

      It sure seems like I knew the importance of this game more than they did so far.

  72. bmseattle

    Adams gave up on that blitz.

    • Sea Mode

      saw that.

    • Paul Cook

      Seriously, he may as well have been in coverage.

    • Big Mike

      Peacock clapper

    • Mac

      No he didn’t, I don’t think you understand the his position. He’s an extra blocker for your opponents offensive line and a cheerleader for the Hawks.

  73. Mick

    Probably one of the worst quarters we’ve ever had, nothing is working.

  74. DC

    Looks like the offense from how they’ve done things in the past…

  75. Ashish

    On defense we can’t defend pass or run. Our DL and Oline will be tested by in upcoming games. Our money and draft picks are at middle Adams Brooks Dee Eskridge Blair LJ Collier Penny.

  76. Troy

    Our “trenches” are playing like absolute shit. Oline can’t block to save their life. Dline putting zero pressure on Jimmy. You have NO SHOT at winning playing like this, this is disgraceful

    • DC

      It’s not even competitive is the sad part

  77. OP_Chillin

    Defense is outplaying the offense. That’s where we are right now.

  78. cha

    Nice Brooks!

    • AlaskaHawk

      Love the effort. Looks like we are relying on the defense today – and that is scary!

    • Sea Mode

      And then… straight to the sideline for the next play…? 🤔

      • cha

        Shades of Alton Robinson vs Tennessee. Strip sack and then barely used.

  79. OP_Chillin

    I swear if we get blown out by a team without a damn kicker…

  80. Submanjoe

    They are so lucky it’s not 17-0.

  81. Paul Cook

    We just have to figure out some way to win this game. Or get lucky.

  82. Sea Mode

    LOL, so like us to luck out against backup QBs/kickers and still manage to lose…

  83. Henry Taylor

    Woo, still a 1 score game. Take those victories tonight

  84. Paul Cook

    By the ay, is DK on the inactive list?

  85. Canadian Hawk

    I can’t believe this is the same group that went 12-4 last year.
    Rob and this blog have been more attune than most as to the issues with this team – and unfortunately spot on.

    Changes need to be made.

    My question now would be where do you start?

    1. Coaching change?
    2. Trade Russell while he’s still healthy and replenish lost draft capital?
    3. Start cutting those that are overpaid and under delivering?
    4. All the above?

    Team doesn’t look even close to being a serious contender.

    • Big Mike


    • Troy

      4 all day long and twice on sunday. this is a zombie team. needs a complete rebuild

  86. OP_Chillin

    My stars, they look completely overmatched and discombobulated. How we used to make other teams feel at the Clink

  87. OP_Chillin

    FOUR drives, FOUR sacks. Unbelievable.

  88. Big Mike

    What’s the over/under on when we get our first offensive first down?

  89. Mick

    They should consider punting on second and 8, better than getting penalties and sacks.

  90. Robbie Williams

    This is just sad…..we are in for a long season.

  91. Sea Mode

    Russ-bot malfunctioning today. What is that walking backwards right off the snap?

  92. Nick M

    Is something wrong with Duane Brown? I’ve never seen him on the ground as much as in this game so far.

  93. Peppapig

    It’s all gone Pete Tong.

  94. Rokas

    Russ i a very flawed QB, it’s time for him to look in the mirror, instead of constantly worrying about his legacy.

    • Submanjoe

      He’s has amazing strengths but he’s not a qb who can run the offense from the line of scrimmage.

  95. JLemere

    So… when are we are going to talk about trading away pieces to make up for the top 15 pick that Seattle is going to lose out on because of the Adams trade?

  96. bmseattle

    come on!
    how do you not destroy him there?!

  97. cha

    If Peacock actually tries to form tackle Samuel on that play instead of just lunging at him, that’s not a first down.

  98. OP_Chillin

    Adams get away w a little PI there?

    • Robbie Williams

      Yep, and he got burnt on the play. Got lucky

  99. Paul Cook

    The one positive about this game so far is that we’re only down 7-0.

  100. Big Mike

    The peacock was saved on that fleeflicker by a bad backward pass from Jimmy

    • Sea Mode


      and got away with PI like Chillin said above

  101. OP_Chillin

    Jimmy G is low key playing like asscheeks today. Our offense is absolutely unable to capitalize right now.

  102. Sea Mode

    Easy TD if the pass back to Jimmy G was good

    • Ashish

      Jamal celebrating

  103. cha

    Jimmy G is trying to help the Seahawks as best he can. They’re not taking the help.

  104. Sea Mode

    Well, all we need is a busted coverage TD to Lockett and we’re tied…

  105. Mick

    If we go 3 and punt again I give on this game.

    • OP_Chillin


  106. Big Mike

    Overrun your on our 1st 1st 1st down middle of the 3rd quarter

    • Big Mike


  107. McZ

    You can kill the Seahawks with practically no play design. If it were not for Jimmy G doing Jimmy G things, this game would be all over.

  108. AlaskaHawk

    Could Seahawks set a record today – in negative offensive yards??? LOL

  109. OP_Chillin

    Can’t even blame the D at this point man. O is giving next to nothing. They give up a TD now I won’t even be that mad, it’s just inevitable.

  110. 12th chuck

    what the hell is up with russel mirer- I mean

  111. Matt

    The whole offense sucks today…that said, can’t help but smell PC’s hands all over this. This looks *identical* to the second half of last season.

    • Big Mike


  112. Nick M

    Russ can’t even get the ball in front of DK GIANT Metcalf on a slant.
    I don’t get it.

  113. Sea Mode

    ST is literally the ONLY thing we have going for us. What a whack!

  114. OP_Chillin

    Meanwhile, the Cards are putting it to the Rams up 21-10

  115. Hawks4life

    If Pete doesn’t leave there is zero chance Russ stays and other quality players like DK for example won’t resign either. Pete is single handedly ruining this team and his reputation

    • Big Mike

      Pete will leave after collapse is complete

  116. UkAlex6674

    This is worse than the 2017 hammering we took at home from the Rams.

  117. Ashish

    Familiar football from hawks

  118. Sea Mode

    Lynch commercial only entertaining bit of this evening’s program…

  119. Mick

    Bench is your ally, how about we see Alex Collins or even Geno Smith?

  120. Robbie Williams

    At least that uber eats commercial with Marshawn was good.

  121. OP_Chillin

    Another 3 and out coming up?

  122. cha

    I say ST sell out to block the punt

  123. Matt

    Neal just made a play that Jamal will never dream of making.

    • Hawks4life

      100%. If you like comedy just watch adams every play

    • Ashish

      Seriously he is better than Adams he makes play

    • Sea Mode

      But the 9ers are “avoiding number 33” according to our brilliant announcers. Ugh, they are so stereotype and not only add nothing to the broadcast, but even contradict themselves and come up with things that just aren’t true to fill the time. So annoying.

      • Matt

        Just hilarious…he’s just not a good player. Certainly poses no threat to opposing offenses.

      • Kirk Smart

        I thought that was a hilarious comment from the announcers too.

        The 49ers are smart by running the the ball to the opposite side of the field that Adams is on. He has no sack or tackles for loss this season. But they don’t want to do anything that could get him going. LOL 😆

  124. Kyle R

    Why did that 49er roll with the ball into the endzone? He knows that’s a touchback right?

    • Sea Mode

      Dunno but I’ll sure take it with the way Russ is playing now.

      • Kyle R

        No complaints here I’ll take whatever we can get.

  125. cha

    Brilliant play. Take adv of the pressure and burn them.

    Let’s go.

    • cha

      Take adv of the pressure again.

  126. AlaskaHawk

    About time they put Collins in. Hope they play him the rest of the game. Not like that other game where he had one play.

  127. Henry Taylor

    First doooooown

  128. Sea Mode

    Like the attitude Collins is bringing

  129. Kyle R

    Collins with some blitz pick up even. Maybe he can even be in on third and long then for blitz pick up. He’s more of a weapon that Homer for sure.

  130. Mick

    We better not get just a 3 point out of this…

  131. Big Mike

    Ballsy call on 3rd and one by Waldron. Pete must not have heard the playcall so he didn’t overrule it.

    • Ashish

      Ha ha so true. Hurry up call from Waldron

    • Rob Staton


  132. Paul Cook

    If you’re a 49er fan now, you’re going WTF!! How can we only be up 7-0 and Seattle on the move to tie the game?

  133. cha

    Quick slants to Metcalf. Good day in the morning.

    • Big Mike

      Wait a minute I’ve been told Wilson can’t throw that route

  134. Matt

    DK has mastered that route

  135. Mick

    Now we’re talking. Keep it up guys.

  136. Henry Taylor

    Unbelievable that this is tied.

  137. Troy

    I can’t believe this is a tie game. Niners absolutely gifting the hawks and ability to still be in the game.

  138. Sea Mode

    What a weird game. If Shanahan ever gets a good QB, watch out…

    • Big Mike


    • cha

      Don’t go there. McVay appears to have gotten a QB.

    • Norman

      Feels like the Seahawks games of years past, feels like we’ve been completely dominated, yet score looks like an evenly competitive game.

    • Matt

      Thankfully they dealt several 1s to *not* get one.

  139. Nick M

    DK’s hair is out of control lol

  140. Mick

    I’m happy if we end this 7-10.

  141. Curtis Allen

    Poona so smart

  142. cha

    Announcers praising Peacock on that play.

    For what?

    • Mick

      He’s good looking 🙂

    • bmseattle

      for diving in way after the play, of course

    • Big Mike



      He didn’t get a penalty! Woo hoo!

    • Nick M

      Flying Burrito

  143. bmseattle

    The announcers *really* want to give credit to Adams, don’t they?

    • Big Mike

      Very very obvious

  144. OP_Chillin

    IDK why but the Seahawks always seem to play this shanahan offense well (at least in SF, Falcons torched us when we played them in 2016).

  145. Sea Mode

    Adams “wisely avoids the illegal contact”… LOLOL

    • Rob Staton


      • Paul Cook

        That was so sycophantic.

  146. OP_Chillin

    Why did they call timeout if they were going to run down the clock???

    • Nick M

      They weren’t anticipating the muff on the return

    • Rob Staton

      If they’d got a decent punt return, they would’ve handled that differently.

      • Hawks4life

        So why risk a fumble or injury to a prone Carson

  147. Mick

    Still can’t believe we’re not down 7-28 or something.

  148. Paul Cook

    7-7. Are you effing kidding me??? What fans are more pissed off by that half?

    • Rob Staton

      Somehow… both will be equally irritated.

      • Paul Cook

        This half time score summed up our regular season record last year.

  149. Sea Mode

    Yeah, let’s run another play to risk injury to Carson instead of just letting the clock run out or kneeling down…

    • Hawks4life

      My thoughts exactly. If your going for it just do it, stop risking a injury or fumble

    • 12th chuck

      or a fumble, which is what I thought was going to happen

  150. Peppapig

    Peacock likes the fake.

  151. Norman

    Rhetorical question: Any chance Pete recognizes the last of impact from Adams & the playmaking of Neal, and seeks to trade him as we approach the deadline?

    • Norman

      lack* of impact

    • Big Mike

      We should be so lucky.

    • Rob Staton

      They can’t trade Adams due to his new contract


      • Sea Mode

        Instant reaction header pic, please!

        • Big Mike

          Ditto from me

          • Big Mike

            Still ZERO splash plays for the SEASON

            • Sea Mode

              Don’t worry, it’s “going to change this game”

    • Mac

      2023 will be the first year that his savings is larger than dead cap hit. We’re stuck with the clapper

  152. Paul Cook

    If RW gets unstuck in the 2nd half, we may end up winning this game. Unbelievable.

  153. OP_Chillin

    Cardinals in position to go up 28-13 before halftime. Wow.

    • Paul Cook

      They’ve got just the kind of QB that can give the Rams trouble.

  154. Matt

    Side note…Zach Wilson had 4 throws today that I don’t think I’ve ever seen a rookie make. Jets/Saleh are wise to let him continue to wing it, take the lumps early…he’s gonna be a real good one.

  155. cha

    Dang. Shanahan noticed how badly Jimmy is playing.

    • Sea Mode

      I thought the same. The phantom “calf injury” just a way to bench him without ruffling feathers.

  156. Big Mike

    Backup QB, we’re fucked

    • Sea Mode

      Haha! Sad, but true. Only Jimmy G was keeping us in this game.

  157. cha

    Great stop, D !!!!

    • Big Mike

      REALLY fine play by Neal

    • cha

      I swear, the announcers have been gifted $2200 LV coffee cups.


      • Rob Staton

        Look at the play by Ryan Neal! And there’s Jamal Adams, to lie on top of Trey Lance after and talk some s**t!

        • Big Mike

          Agree with both of you

  158. Matt

    Hot take…SF is much better with Garappolo. Lance isn’t very good.

    • Sea Mode


      • Matt

        Trey Lance is not good.

        • Sea Mode

          Agree, but still dangerous on any given play.

          • Matt

            His mobility and arm are greatly, greatly overrated.

            And I think Shanahan is a brilliant enough offensive mind where the QB just needs to take the plays given in structure.

            • Sea Mode

              Fair. Let’s hope it’s a completely wasted trade up and pick.

              • Matt

                I’m very confident they did indeed do so.

  159. Mick

    Terrible game by Carson today.

  160. OP_Chillin

    Ugh. Carson doesn’t have it. Why is Collins not in there?

  161. cha

    Quick tip for Carson.

    Please do not try to outrun DB’s to the sideline. Lower your shoulder and punish them.

    That is all.

  162. bmseattle

    another obvious screen play

  163. Robbie Williams

    OOOHHHH he under threw him! Come on Russ!

    • Robbie Williams

      AND STILL should have caught that! Come on DK

  164. Mick

    If we have one amazing player in the roster, it’s Dickson.

  165. Matt

    That’s a drop…

  166. Submanjoe

    Another incomplete on 3rd down. Slightly under thrown by Wilson

  167. Big Mike

    Underground by Russ and DK should’ve caught it

    • Big Mike


      • Rob Staton

        It was slightly underthrown. But Metcalf is going to want to be among the highest paid WR’s in the league next year. So make the play.

  168. OP_Chillin

    Dammit! That’s why AB talks about “late hands.” You need to wait until the last possible second to shoot your hands up to catch the ball so the DB doesn’t have as much time to swat at them.

  169. Paul Cook

    DK could’ve had that. I didn’t see a hand touch that ball…

  170. Sea Mode

    Shutup, Schlereth, DK dropped it.

  171. bmseattle

    damn… really the first deep pass to DK this year, where he had a step and position.
    …and he drops it.

    • Sea Mode

      If Russ doesn’t underthrow it, that’s a TD.

  172. 12th chuck

    time to sit carson for a while

  173. OP_Chillin

    Sure, that was a bit underthrown, could have been a TD if he lead him appropriately, but Metcalf can still make that catch to move the sticks.

    • Big Mike


  174. bmseattle

    what a dumb play by Blair.
    even if he hadn’t gone out of bounds, the ball was too far from the goal line to down it there.

  175. Hawks4life

    Mark just said the Hawks and 9ers ar great football teams lmfao

    • Rob Staton


  176. Paul Cook

    Hmm…Lance don’t look good. Come on offense. Take control of this game QUICK!

  177. Mick

    Come on, too many mistakes by the 9ers, get some points on that board.

  178. cha

    Remember when people were comparing Kerry Hyder to Michael Bennett?

    I’m ready to file a Missing Persons report.

    • Paul Cook

      Is he still on the team?

  179. Robbie Williams

    Anyone else stoked for Far Cry 6 🙂 lol commercials are the best part of this game

    • Matt

      Damn straight son! It’s out in like 3 days, right?

      • Robbie Williams

        Thursday! 🙂

        • Matt

          Welp…there goes my nonexistent social life.

  180. Matt

    Just a reminder that I’m grateful the 49ers passed on Mac Jones and instead opted for one of the most overrated QB prospects I’ve ever seen.

  181. Sea Mode

    1/7 and 1/8 on 3rd downs. What a terrible game. We both deserve to get clobbered by the Cards and Rams.

  182. Big Mike

    Interior offensive line opening running lines. Good to see

  183. OP_Chillin

    Gosh, they (most Russ) look so awkward running some of those screen type plays. I think they just need more practice as they usually never run them. Would pay dividends to be able to run those cleanly to pick up easy yards

  184. cha


    That’s the desire and competitiveness we need!

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Well alright, alright, alright.

      Love to see that fire!

  185. Mick

    Yes I missed one of these.

    • Sea Mode

      Same. And you can design that option too if you catch them in man coverage.

  186. Henry Taylor


  187. OP_Chillin

    Up-tempo has been working all season… just saying

  188. Nick M

    Alex Collins is changing the pace and it’s making a huge difference I think.

    • 12th chuck

      i absolutely agree

  189. AlaskaHawk

    Amazing how some successful plays will build team confidence.

  190. John

    Woof Seattle winning but this defense has gotten incredibly lucky that Garoppolo and Trey Pance have been playing subpar.

  191. Paul Cook

    We need a turnover now so bad. It would be so timely…

  192. cha


    Tide turning?!

  193. Sea Mode

    Let’s gooo!

  194. Henry Taylor

    Imagine how mad 9ers fans are watching this game.

    • cha


  195. Mick

    Thank you 49ers, but it’s not Christmas yet!

  196. AlaskaHawk

    Wow – I take back all the bad things I said in the first half.

    • Hawks4life

      I most definitely do not. I’m happy we’re winning but this team is still average

      • Sea Mode

        yup, this

  197. cha

    I don’t believe it.

    I don’t believe it.

    Holy smokes.

  198. Big Mike

    Incredible play by Russ. Unreal even

  199. Robbie Williams


  200. Sea Mode

    Wow, just wow.

  201. OP_Chillin

    WOW Hell yeah! That was the first “magical” play I’ve seen from RW in a while. Sexy deep balls aside I love me some houdini action.

  202. 12th chuck

    amazing how the game has turned aroundfor now at least.

  203. Hawks4life

    Why is adams always so far away from the play, and when he’s close hes still standing up doing nothing

    • Hawks4life

      Hmmm would you look at that busted coverage from adams

  204. OP_Chillin

    Blair in for Nino? Is he hurt?! that would absolutely suck

  205. Big Mike

    Um defense let me clue you, their only chance to win is run the football

  206. Submanjoe

    They’re lucky Lance is playing and that apparently Shanahan won’t run their normal offense with him…

  207. Big Mike


  208. bmseattle

    “Good Russ” really covers up a lot of weaknesses.

  209. OP_Chillin


  210. Mick

    No way we can be consistent at least once…

  211. Submanjoe

    At least Adams can blame someone and not take any responsibility for that busted play

  212. Pran

    That’s an expensive Peacock show!

  213. Leonardo

    We would legit be better with Ryan Neal starting instead of Jamal. At least he knows the scheme

  214. Robbie Williams


  215. Matt



    • Sea Mode

      Hope we start chanting that instead of Sea-hawks!

      • Matt

        LOL…I want it to become a thing.

  216. Sea Mode

    Can’t wait for Adams’ presser…

    • cha

      “What happened on that play?”

      “He scored”

  217. Henry Taylor

    As much as we all like to bag on Adams, that was probably on Jones.

    • OP_Chillin

      I think it was Blair. He clamped down on the intermediate dig? Unless it was Cover 3 in which case Jones does need to be on the deep third.

    • bmseattle

      either jones or blair there, i think

      • bmseattle

        two guys who haven’t played much

  218. Big Mike

    “Not my fault”. “Somebody else’s coverage “

    • Henry Taylor

      Which is probably true

    • Sea Mode

      Just point enough and the commentators will think it wasn’t you

  219. Peppapig

    Peacock earning his money.

  220. Blitzy the Clown

    LV Peacock is a laughing stock. He’s had enough time to learn the coverage schemes.

  221. Sea Mode

    LOL 49ers woes

  222. 12th chuck

    no team will trade for adams we are stuck with him smh

  223. Mick

    Now a long drive, waste 8 minutes and score some points.

  224. OP_Chillin

    Guys that wasn’t on Adams XD

  225. Sea Mode

    Please don’t blow it to this 9ers team. Please.

  226. OP_Chillin

    DK WTF?

    • Big Mike

      Still drops too many

  227. cha

    Another drop DK.

  228. Mick

    I dare say this was an important first down.

  229. Troy

    Hawks sustaining a drive in the 4th quarter? What universe are we in?

    • Palatypus

      One where the Jets and Giants both won in overtime on the same day.

  230. Mick

    Yey Alex my Irish guy!

  231. Big Mike

    LOVE the somersault

  232. AlaskaHawk

    Alex Collins – auditioning to be our #1 running back. Love the combination of power and shifty running.

    • Ashish

      Play player by performance, Collins and Ryan should be starter

  233. Matt

    Is Collins better than Carson…

    • Sea Mode

      Against such a strong DL, quite possibly.

      • Norman

        Collins a better zone runner. Carson better with power. New Waldron scheme prefers zone running.

  234. Paul Cook

    Collins is just a plain old good RB.

  235. cha

    Great inside running by Collins.

    Seems like every game against the Niners the Seahawks have a run right up the gut for a TD.

  236. Big Mike

    And to think, they had Penny in front of AC on the depth chart

  237. Paul Cook

    Okay…how can we blow this?

    • Big Mike

      Not play the run tough

      • Paul Cook

        I was thinking pick 6 to start…LOL

  238. Hawks4life

    Collins has always been a #1 type RB

    • Sea Mode

      Just fumble issues

  239. Big Mike

    Cardinals up on the Rams 34-13
    Guess I’m going to have to start believing they’re for real

    • OP_Chillin

      I think it’s in LA too. Big time whooping.

  240. ScandicHawk

    Alex Collins is the best RB on our roster right now. Great vision, awesome feet, makes guys miss, patient and then BOOM, and he breaks tackles. Carson’s a tank and I’ve loved him since he was drafted, but the guy is just running into people right now, doesn’t make anybody miss and he’s not patient. That touchdown run was a thing of absolute Running Back glory. Hope Collins stays in and Carson stays on the bench.

  241. Mick

    As happy as I am we turned this around, the Rams will kill us if we show up like in the first quarter.

  242. cha

    Lean on that rookie, fellas!

    • Hawks4life

      Lance looks completely lost in there

    • Matt

      Lance looks just awful.

    • cha

      This is delicious.


  243. 206

    Is Neal playing nickle CB? Glad they are getting him on the field

    • bmseattle

      Well, neither Umadi or Blair has played well, so I guess they are trying everyone in that spot.

  244. cha

    Schlereth is intolerable.

    • Big Mike


    • Troy

      But Cha, how could you possibly live without knowing that guy “is a football player”. That is his best compliment, you know what about that guy? He’s a football player, he’s a hall of famer. Just super unoriginal and uncreative.

  245. John

    How long before people hype up this performance and act like the defense is back. Despite both 49ers QBs missing throws and playing horribly.

    • Big Mike

      5 minutes after the final whistle?

      • Sea Mode

        As soon as Rob clicks “publish” on his instant reaction article…

      • cha

        Can you win the game in the first quarter?

    • OP_Chillin

      I mean, busted coverage aside, this has been one of their better performances against a rookie/backup QB. Not a ringing endorsement, but still.

  246. OP_Chillin

    Could still use some tempo, honestly. Plus they’re really sniffing out these screens and relying on guys to break tackles to make any positive gains on them. 🙁

  247. Troy

    I know lance is a rookie and could end up being good, but am I the only one who is just as happy seeing him struggle as the Hawks winning? The niners put so much on him resource wise, if he’s a bust that tanks their franchise for the foreseeable future.

    • Matt

      He looks completely lost. And his traits are so overrated.

  248. Henry Taylor

    Wow, I’ve been pretty focused on game and didn’t notice. The Rams are getting spanked

  249. cha

    “Jamal Adams gets his hands on a quarterback”

    tickled me

  250. Paul Cook

    I think we’ve won. Lance can’t beat us now. Just get some first downs. Collins seems good at that now.

  251. Big Mike

    Ryan Neal with the rackle, Peacock with the clapping

    • 206

      Now we know why Pete likes him so much, just a bunch of peacock clappers

  252. Peppapig

    Lance looks real green.

  253. Mick

    I bet Ryan Neal doesn’t own any expensive cup.

    • bmseattle

      My suggestion is to spare no expense on your cup.

  254. AlaskaHawk

    I didn’t even notice Deebo Samuel in the first half. Now he’s coming alive.

  255. cha

    How is that not a hold on Dunlap?

    • bmseattle

      he was thrown to the ground!

    • Submanjoe

      I thought the same thing

    • Big Mike

      Because referees are cheaters they’re trying to keep the niners in the game to keep the ratings up

    • Norman


  256. OP_Chillin

    Taylor got yanked down by the back of his jersey SMH

    • OP_Chillin

      Oops good call cha that was ‘Los

  257. AlaskaHawk

    Garapolo is the 49ers version of our Penny. He never gets through a season. It’s too bad because he could be better, but he won’t last.

  258. Big Mike

    referees are cheaters they’re trying to keep the niners in the game to keep the ratings up

  259. OP_Chillin

    Great stop! Also looks like Diggs is back in, which is nice 🙂

  260. Troy

    Defense stepped up. But keep in mind, QB play for San Fran has been atrocious. Hawks need help on the dline badly.

  261. Norman

    HUGE play by Brooks there.

  262. OP_Chillin

    Run, run, run. I thoroughly do not enjoy that.

    • Big Mike

      Yeah I wanted play action on FIRST down

      • OP_Chillin

        First or second down yeah. Or just throw a quick pass.

  263. Big Mike

    Playing not to lose gonna bite us in the ass?

  264. cha

    Another hold on Dunlap not called and he’s hurt.

    • Big Mike

      No problem calling different and holding on us though

      • cha

        There’s a makeup call.

        • Big Mike

          They still owe us 2 or 3 more

  265. Paul Cook

    It seems like Diggs has had a good day today.

  266. bmseattle

    Schlereth going out of his way to say that shouldn’t be a hold!

    • Big Mike

      He sucks more than Linda Lovelace

    • Norman

      Technically he’s right, the rule book actually does have a clause saying a rip move makes that arm around the neck not holding.

  267. Paul Cook

    Huge win for us today. It keeps the obituaries at bay.

  268. Big Mike

    1st important play by Adam Sawyer

    • Big Mike

      Adams all year

  269. OP_Chillin

    There’s Adams, finally! Great hit on GK

  270. cha

    Now THAT is the time to lower your shoulder and not wrap up, Jamal.

    Fantastic play!

  271. Troy

    First legit play by Adams there

  272. Norman

    WHAT?! An impact play by Adams???

    • Big Mike

      First one

  273. OP_Chillin

    Lance has markedly improved throughout the game. Plus that mobility is scary.

    • bmseattle

      They picked a good defense to break him in against.
      good from their perspective, i mean.

    • Matt

      Uh…his only bit of production came on a broken play (which his pass was awful) and when Seattle went to prevent defense.

      He looks a long ways from becoming a functional NFL QB.

      • Norman


  274. Paul Cook

    BOOM! That’s what we’re looking for from JA.

  275. Big Mike

    Playing not to lose puts you in this position

    • Mick

      I still don’t see us lose it though.

    • OP_Chillin

      100%. Why the hell didn’t they step on the niner’s throats? Regardless if this onside kick works or not, this should have been a dominant win on the scoreboard.

  276. Mick

    Glad we won, worried as hell about our game. We have so many things to improve. I noticed that the guys that play best are those with relatively low expectations – Collins, Neal, the youngsters.

  277. Sea Mode

    Winning will quench the ignorant fan’s concerns for a week, but the intelligent fan knows full well what a crapfest that was.

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