Interviews: Breno Giacomini & Geno Smith

October 4th, 2015 | Written by Rob Staton

Not Seahawks related, but I attended the Jets/Dolphins game in London yesterday and spoke to former Hawk Breno Giacomini and quarterback Geno Smith after the game.

37 Responses to “Interviews: Breno Giacomini & Geno Smith”

  1. mrpeapants says:

    I sure miss breno. he set the tone for the line. I don’t know if we have that guy now. go hawks

    • Volume12 says:

      Remember when some Seahawk fans in general said he was garbage and we could do much better? Careful what ya wish for.

    • JeffC says:

      After he fixed the penalty issues in the second half of the season, he gave us what we wanted from RT.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      I rememberhim struggling in early season with pass protection and off sides, then improving enough that I was surprised the Seahawks didn’t match whatever he was offered. Gilliam should show that same improvement over the season, minus the penalties.

      • Volume12 says:

        I hope so in terms of Gilliam. He has not looked good in the 3 games played so far.

      • AlaskaHawk says:

        Breno had his share of whiffs also. At least Gilliam is making contact, he just doesn’t always stick to his man.

        • Volume12 says:

          True, but Breno brought an edge to him as peapants (love that name by the way) said, and Gilliam just doesn’t seem to possess it. I like Gilliam and see the sky high potential in him, but IMO he’s a backup/swing tackle that will give the Hawks fantastic depth on the edges for years to come.

        • Rob Staton says:

          Breno was deeply underrated. He shut down (no overestimation) some of the games top pass rushers in 2012/13. Was he perfect? Far from it. But once he cut out the penalties he became for me one of the NFL’s best right tackles. And he still is.

          • AlaskaHawk says:

            I totally agree that by the playoffs he was a great right tackle, I wish we could have kept him. He signed a 4 year 18 million dollar contract, so making 4.5 million per year. You can get a pretty good linemen for that amount. I guess I would like to see the Seahawks try and recruit an offensive line in that 4-5 million per starter range. Players who are average to above average, but not so exceptional that they get a high salary. A line that is consistent instead of the annual slide back to square one. Is it unreasonable to budget 25 million for the offensive line?

  2. Volume12 says:

    What did ya think of Breno Rob? Charismatic guy?

    • Rob Staton says:

      Good guy. One of the more popular players in the locker room in terms of media too — lot of people were waiting to speak to him.

      • Volume12 says:

        Seems like it. I always liked him and enjoyed listening to his interviews and what not. He fit us perfectly from a character or personality standpoint.

        I know I asked you about him back in August, and heard you mention him a couple times on the podcast, thoughts on A&M’s Germain Ifedi?

  3. Cysco says:

    Only matter of time before one of the networks gives you some football coverage work Rob. Good interviews.

  4. Volume12 says:

    Is Bruce out for tonight’s game? If so, does that mean more Frank Clark and Cassius Marsh?

  5. JeffC says:

    Alec Ogletree out for the season. What a huge loss for the Rams. He was giving us fits in game 1.

    • CharlietheUnicorn says:

      The one place that the Rams could afford to lose depth, front 7. They have plenty of talent behind and around him.

      • Matt says:

        Ogletree will be hard for the Rams to replace. He’s a 3 down LB who had great cover skills. The Rams have great depth on their front 4 not front 7.

  6. Thy Hawk which is most Screeching says:

    First punt to Tyler it was to close to the end zone so he faked out the return team like he was going to catch it. Damn he’s on it !!! GOooo Hawks !!!

  7. Thy Hawk which is most Screeching says:

    Those two plays were classic I’m thankfull Russel Wilson is our Quarterback awesome!!!

  8. Thy Hawk which is most Screeching says:

    I’m scared, where is everyone? It’s game time? I Love you guys!

  9. Thy Hawk which is most Screeching says:

    I just Love Jon Gruden. He’s da shit!!!

  10. Forrest says:

    Dear Lord Buddha Jesus…this game is scaring me!!!

  11. Forrest says:

    Chancellor is forgiven!!!!

  12. Forrest says:

    Ugly, ugly game…thank God it’s over…but a win nonetheless!!!

  13. Forrest says:

    Lynch not being there is a big problem…let’s hope he’s fine. A+ plus to the D. ST gets a B-. O with the exception of Russell “Houdini” Wilson gets a C…I still see a lot of positives on Offense, but too many STUPID mistakes…O-Line looks like a piece of Swiss Cheese that got puked on and thrown into a muddy field…

    • Wsugrad2006 says:

      How in the world do you think Wilson is an exception for the mess the offense is? He is easily part of the problem on at least 3 of the sacks. Also free edge guys are a key sign of his lack of ability to diagnose things presnap. Rodgers would never get blitzed like that because he would kill them with pin point passing. And his Oline is terrible some weeks. And yes I will compare him to the elite because that is how he views himself and we pay him like a top 5 qb. If he wanted to make mid money and not be judged harshly that option was out there. O line sucks but on a lot of plays guys do get blocked and his scrambling causes the sack. I feel bad for a very cheaply constructed O line getting torn apart when they are not the only issue on that offense. And for anyone wondering life without Lynch might be pretty damn rough.

      • Ed says:

        I won’t say some of the sacks were Wilson. However, Bevell has got to go. Let Wilson make some presnap calls. We are stuck in the play. Even when they blitz, the plays are still 3-5 step drops. Has Bevell heard of a quick slant to get the ball out of Wilson hands. So tired of all the deep drops in a shotgun formation when our oline is suspect. At the same time, Britt picked up some outside blitzes, that was cool to see. Okung is average at best. He repeatedly got beat and I know a lot of people say they should pay him because who knows who would replace him, but I’m sorry, he is not worth it. The players that are all converts played just as well, so time to let him go. Trade him to Miami for 2nd round pick.

      • Forrest says:

        I think most of his scrambling plays were called by Bevell, and Wilson looked borderline mad after several drives (specifically when he was talking to Bevell). While he made mistakes today, he sure wasn’t getting much help anywhere else. Other than the two uncharacteristic (lost) fumbles, I didn’t see anything wrong with Wilson’s play as a whole…and don’t get me wrong, the Offense does look terrible, but Wilson created the only real positive plays they had on offense all night…therefore he gets a little slack…just a little…

        Life without Lynch will be dreadful…but I’m getting the feeling that in 2-3 seasons we’ll see a pass first offense with guys like Richardson, Lockett, and Graham being utilized more, and more of a RB Committee with physical/dependable backs. Will it be an easy transition? Of course not, but a lot of the pieces are in place.

        • Ed says:

          Isn’t Graham out of guaranteed money? If so, do you think he would be happy returning? I think we may have issues with Chancellor, Bennett, Lynch (health) and Graham next year. We better draft our 1st and 2nd rd better

        • Matt says:

          Ed- You think Russell scrambling for his life on a 5 step drop is called?!

          Bevel changed the game plan after Jackson went down. We were moving the ball with regularity beforehand.

          • Ed says:

            No, I’m saying because they were having, and continue to have issues with pass protection, stop calling 5-7 step drops. Look at the patterns, they take too long (not that the oline is giving much time). Look at GB, most of Rodgers passes are under 10 yards, but the WR make YAC. Please fired Bevell, time for him to go.

  14. Rad man says:

    I don’t think talking about Russell’s bad plays grants any meaningful leverage in understanding the problems on offensive.

    I’d submit that very few QBs in the league would have had a positive game, a win, or even physically survive that putrid O line performance. Russell just posted a great game with 77% completion percentage, almost 300 yards passing and 40 yards rushing. And no picks. He was hurried on more than half of his drop backs, hit 10 times, and sacked 6.

    So far, Cable’s experiment is an abject failure. They played a high risk/high reward game with their offensive line strategy and so far it’s fallen more on the risk side.

    They’re not going to go anywhere this season unless that O line gets a LOT better. Expecting much more improvement from Russell is either unrealistic and/or will have limited impact on the gaping hole that is sinking this ship.

  15. Matt says:

    All hail the LOB! Our elite defense is in full effect after Kam came back.

    We need to do more on offense to beat Cincinnati next week.

  16. Thy Hawk which is most Screeching says:

    It was a game of shit. A game of shit I tell you. Boo, and extremely frustrating. I still believe the Offensive line will work itself out, but for now it’s just garbage ballocks !!!

  17. Thy Hawk which is most Screeching says:

    I’m talking offensively.