Live stream: Seahawks vs Titans preview

Rob & Robbie conducted a live stream earlier today looking ahead to the Titans game in week two. I also shared some early thoughts on the 2022 draft class…

You can watch the recording below:

87 Comments

  1. cha

    Baldy loving him some Gabe Jackson

    https://twitter.com/BaldyNFL/status/1438482839624896523

    • cha

      Baldy loving him some Gabe Jackson II

      https://twitter.com/BaldyNFL/status/1438488963489091586

      • DavidM2

        Sam Perkins would like a word with Baldy about who the original “Big Smooth” was in Seattle.

    • Mick

      Good job blocking the pass rusher by Penny on the first TD though. With a stronger C, both Jackson and Lewis would perform better.

    • Lewis

      Wow! Looking at that from this angle, that gap was tiny. I don’t think of Carson as a guy that squirts through small openings, but that’s what he did there.

  2. Justaguy

    Looking forward to your predictions

  3. pdway

    didn’t we think that if the Hawks were going to sign Geno Atkins (or another available vet) that now would be the likely timing?

    Do we think it’s just not likely to happen?

    • cha

      Has Atkins taken any other visits than Seattle? I haven’t heard of any.

      It may be over money or structure at this point.

      I would think the Seahawks would do something similar with Atkins as they did with Snacks. Start him out on the PS, get him in game shape and up on all the concepts and then elevate him when he’s ready.

      • Lewis

        Yeah, it’s not like anyone else has rushed to sign him. OTOH, they don’t usually negotiate contracts after the season starts, so what are they planning with the cap space they have?

      • Ukhawk

        Visited Vikings, others clearing space

  4. cha

    The Titans’ OC just had a press conference and said ‘they couldn’t have had a worse start to the game’ and said several times they ‘had to wake up’ and get going sooner. Said the offense put the defense in a hole right out of the gate.

    The Titans were chasing the Cards for the rest of the game.

    (again, so refreshing to hear direct questions and thoughtful, honest answers in a press conf – he was asked about why AJ Brown didn’t get targeted until almost the end of the 2nd quarter and gave a fantastic answer)

    This game may be the rare time when the Seahawks should take the ball if they win the coin toss. The Titan defense stinks and putting that same early pressure on the offense may yield similar results.

    • Rob Staton

      Yeah sure but what does the Titans OC think about the hate in the world?

      • Lewis

        What’s the point of bringing this up again?

        • Rob Staton

          Because I want to.

          If you have an issue with that, I’ll get my violin out for you.

          • Lewis

            Your blog. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

            • Rob Staton

              What have you gained from this exchange, exactly?

              If you don’t like me and Cha talking about press conferences, just ignore it.

              And you’re right. It is my blog. I generally don’t go on other people’s websites and challenge why they talk about what they want to talk about on their own websites.

      • GerryG

        I definitely would have spit my drink out if the Titans OC responded (to the hate in the world question) “clearly they dont realize how special DK Metcalf is”

  5. cha

    Another key Niner injury

    Ian Rapoport
    @RapSheet
    ·
    12m
    #49ers LB Dre Greenlaw will see
    @DrWilliamMeyers
    today and plans to have surgery either today or tomorrow, source said. He’s out 6-8 weeks after the core muscle procedure.

    • Rob Staton

      Ouch. Big loss for them.

    • Big Mike

      That’s their 3rd major injury already.

    • Mick

      Rivalry or not I’m starting to feel sorry for them. It’s one thing to beat them with their full squad and another to play against a decimated roster.

      • cha

        Young talent not filling the gaps either.

        Kinlaw still not over his knee injury from last year and Aiyuk only played 26 snaps and didn’t register a single stat Sunday.

        • Rob Staton

          What a shame…

      • J.P.

        It was bad luck at first, at this point, it’s just something they’ve chosen to live with.

        Look at the top of their roster, it’s full of guys with extensive history in dealing with injuries. That includes Jimmy G and Bosa to name a couple. Seahawks do get their share of injuries but the worst of it is usually losing all their RBs or some such. Wagner, Wilson, Brown are probably the key pieces they can’t afford to lose, but they’ve been durable throughout their careers.

        And yeah, their drafts look kinda gross considering how much time they spend sucking and drafting high. Kittle and Warner? Excellent picks. Everyone else? Meh.

        • BigSmooth13

          3 losing seasons in 4 years for that HC/GM duo.

          • Rob Staton

            In fairness they also have as many NFC West titles in that timeframe as we do and they’ve been to a SB with a vastly inferior QB.

            • Mitesh Shah

              Vastly inferior qb. But vastly superior roster to the majority. They’ve under achieved every year except one. Which is starting to look more like an outlier.

              • Rob Staton

                They’ve had back breaking injuries too

  6. Paul Cook

    I just put a little dinner party together for our home game against the Rams in 3 weeks on Thursday night football. The Rams are really looking like our chief NFC West rival, at least on paper now. Hopefully we can build some momentum heading into that grudge match.

    • cha

      Let Paul Cook Cook?

      • Paul Cook

        Actually…yes. Going to be cooking Italian that night. LOL

  7. CD

    Love the blog. Nice to see people not backpedal from their opinions. Keep it cheeky.

  8. Paul Cook

    I gotta say it. The 17 game schedule annoys me. Before you even get into the injury element with the extra game and the Thursday night games, the odd number of games just effs with my mind symmetry. Did they flip a coin to decide which teams got the extra home game advantage?

    I know it’s all about money, but the NFL is really starting to mess with the health of their players. And you just know the 18th regular season game is coming. If and when that happens, contending teams are going to start having to strategize down weeks for players to keep them fresh. It’s already starting to happen in more clandestine ways.

    • jeff

      I’m not defending the 17 game schedule, but they had a great solution to the extra home game. The AFC teams got it this year. I assume the NFC teams will next year. Thus, no advantage for playoff spots.

      • Paul Cook

        Well then I guess you could say that the advantage for playoff spots flips back and forth each year. But you know it’s going to 18 games soon enough, probably reducing another pre-season game, perhaps adding a 2nd bye week. Hey, let’s extend the NFL another month. Sounds good to me.

  9. G.T.

    Great chat. Thanks, Rob!

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks for watching

    • cha

      Agree. I miss one live stream and the community makes it rain! Incredible support.

      Thanks for the kudos Rob, Robbie and Big Mike. Means a lot!

      Is this is the tweet you were looking for ?

      https://twitter.com/DannyBKelly/status/1438009269501190144

      • Rob Staton

        👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  10. Rob Staton

    I missed this on Sunday…

    https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1437074307004436488?s=20

    • Justaguy

      This will be underwriting this entire season and by the end of this year after multiple key players hit the IR we are left with another off-season of will he stay or will he go

  11. Trevor

    My goodness Terry Mclaurin is good. I can’t remember a guy more universally loved on this blog from the time Rob hi-lighted him. Can’t believe he lasted as long as he did in the draft.

    • Mick

      But we got DK that year, so I don’t think we’re in a position to complain. I was also happy to see McKissic do well for WFT, though I wouldn’t want him back.

  12. Justaguy

    I smashed the thumbs up. Rob and Robbie are where it’s at.
    I have adjusted my prediction for this game. The health of the starters will be the predicating factor to this season. Lose a few starters and this season and then the scene changes. Going against Tennessee with full strength should be another cake walk.

    • Zane

      That’s what I’ve been thinking about this season–there will be extremely high variance depending on our health. As we saw Week 1, we’re a dangerous team with all our stars on the field, but a few serious injuries and I feel that we could be exposed immediately.

  13. Rob Staton

    There are so many sad little weasels among this fan base.

    You wouldn’t believe some of the comments on here that I moderate.

    Not one of them would ever say any of their keyboard warrior stuff to my face, of course. They’d curl up in a little ball and start crying.

    • Henry Taylor

      Sorry to hear that Rob. I’m not even sure what there is to be weaselly about atm.

    • Blizty the Clown

      I was up late last night when I checked in here and saw the comment I think you’re referring to, and I couldn’t believe it when I read it. What an a$$hole.

      • Rob Staton

        Nah these are ones I’ve since moderated that were on hold.

        Some people live very sad lives I’m afraid

  14. swedenhawk

    The Titan defense may be poor, but the weather forecast has me concerned… I found this tweet from a couple years back about Russell’s performance in the rain. Can Waldron’s offense mitigate some of these issues?

    You think Russell Wilson is not his best in the rain at home? You’re right. Based on NFL Weather data, I compiled Wilson’s stats during home games when it has rained:

    112/218 (56%)
    1,691 yards
    7.8 YPA
    13 TD / 8 INT
    85.6 Passer Rating

    https://twitter.com/hawkblogger/status/1185723857539223553?lang=en

    • Rob Staton

      The weather is a concern.

    • DC

      Hopefully, open easy short throws are dialed up consistently which should help mitigate it. Rather than mostly contested, tight windows, I think Waldron can scheme that up based on what we saw last week.

  15. Sea Mode

    #bottomfeeders

    Adam Schefter
    @AdamSchefter
    ·3h

    […]

    🏈The loss sends the Giants to 0-2 for the 5th straight season. No team has started 0-2 in five straight seasons since the Rams from 2007-11.

  16. Sea Mode

    Cha, stash this one for your preview next week… 😁

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_ca4RAUcAAjo_o?format=jpg&name=900×900

    • cha

      So you’re saying the Vikings should just concede and save everyone the effort?

  17. STTBM

    While I agree with you Rob that the local media questions to Carrol are revolting, has it never occurred to you that the companies they work for are likely to have received intense pressure from Allen-owned corporations to moderate their questions? Seems to me that it’s at least a possibility….

    Of course, that doesn’t let the “journalists” or their employers off the hook. But it’s important to me at least to look at every angle, and assign blame as fairly as possible. To me at least, some blame is likely due to their employers, Seahawks Management, Ownership, and yes, Carrol too, as he has apparently reached God Status and gets pissy every single time he’s asked anything other than a soft-ball question.

    • Rob Staton

      This doesn’t happen.

      I work in the biz. No team applies this pressure.

  18. Big Mike

    Soooooo, the NFL is at it again. The league has given the stealers so many scheduling breaks over the years and this year is no exception. They play the Raiders AT HOME this week after the Raiders played Monday Night. So Las Vegas basically has 5 1/2 days off AND travels 5 hours to play the game on the road at 10 AM Pacific time while the stealers sit at home for a full week and wait for a tired team to show up. If you’ve been paying attention over the years, and I have, you know these types of things have gone on regularly. The NFL did the same thing to the 49ers about 6 or 7 years ago, they played the late Monday night game week 1 of the season when there were 2 games on opening weekend Monday and their game got over at about 10:30 Pacific time. They had to turn around and travel to Pittsburgh for a 10 AM Pacific game the following Sunday morning. The results were rather predictable, the 9ers got beaten easily.

    If you like to wager on the NFL, the stealers -6 are in my opinion a total lock to make you money. Not only does LV have to travel on a short week and play early body time, but they’re coming off a very emotional overtime win Monday night. They will be flat.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      You were saying Big Mike? I imagine that Vegas line will change before Sunday morning.

      Raiders’ RB Josh Jacobs ruled out for Sunday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2021

      • Big Mike

        Probably go to 6 1/2

        And by the way, fuck the stealers

  19. Zane

    Great article- an overview of the challenges Waldron will face this year.

    https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2021/9/17/22678669/seahawks-offense-russell-wilson-shane-waldron

    • Brett

      Wow i posted the same thing probably a few minutes after you with slightly different wording. Rob probably scrapped mine for spam during moderating but i like the way you think ha!

  20. Robbie

    Hey everyone, my buyers bailed on the game this weekend so I have 4 tickets for sale, section 340 row W and V seats 6 and 7 in both rows. If interested let me know. I’d be willing to sale in pairs if needed.

  21. Koko

    3rd down defense is going to be the x factor to me. I think if we can force 3rd and 7+, we could split the %. 3rd down stop rate will depend heavily on how we do on 1st and 2nd. If we’re constantly in 3rd and shorts, I think it’s a long day for the defense, and we will quickly find that we have to be near perfect on offense (which I dont think is out the the realm of possibilities).

    Key player like you said: Russell Wilson.

  22. Sea Mode

    Very nice.

    Film Room: Darrell Taylor Dominated in NFL Debut versus the Colts
    https://youtu.be/XTDWZWs-epI

    • Ukhawk

      Very pleased given he was written off by nearly everyone

    • Jordan

      Brooks -Taylor -Lewis. The execution of a plan.

      Give up something to jump up for Taylor, gain something dropping down for Lewis. Take Alton too.

      Play it careful and patient taking care of Taylor last season while understanding that it is a long -term investment.

  23. Paul Cook

    IMHO, I think the Hawks need to sign two of the best remaining vet OLmen ASAP before they are gone. Schwartz, Osemele, DeCastro, etc… We need to have a fail safe for if/when injury strikes our OL. I know there are injury concerns with some of these players, but at some point as the season progresses in all likelihood we’re going to need someone to step in and save our butts.

    Our OL bench sucks. I don’t trust anyone to step in and do the job if one of our starters goes down, which would suck if we are truly competing for a division title and the role of a contender this year.

    Besides one of our stars going down like DK, Tyler, Adams, or god forbid RW, I’m most paranoid about our OL this year in terms of derailing the season for us. I’m reminded of KC losing the SB. I thought they were close to a lock to win the SB until their OL got hurt and shredded.

    We could fall from an above average OL when healthy and playing well to bottom quarter OL so fast. Let’s bring in a few of the best remaining vets that we can and rotate them some, give some older vets weeks off, and the like, play the long game.

    I wish I could get over these OL nightmares.

    • AlaskaHawk

      The minute they moved Lewis out of his normal position and over to the opposite side of the line, and then refused to draft or buy a decent center, they screwed themselves. But I’m trying hard to be optimistic.

      • Hawkdawg

        I’ve got worries about the OL too. But Lewis is not one of those worries. He’s going to be a good NFL guard, either side, for years to come.

  24. Brazilian Hawk

    Definitely most intrigued by Darrell Taylor and Alton Robinson. Hope they can keep up the good work.

  25. KD

    HOT TAKE: The first two weeks of CFB have been boring, but week 1 of the NFL was great. For the first time in a long time, I am actually more interested in the NFL vs CFB. So far (I know we are only 2 weeks in…. I know) CFB is boring. Iv’e been more entertained by the NFL since there have been some great games so far.

    I used to be more of a college fan than a pro fan, but this this the first year that flipped for me. The NFL is much more interesting. This CFB year feels like it’s going through the motions (IT’S ONLY WEEK 3!). I know. No one is standing out as a Heisman candidate.

    For me, a Heisman candidate has to be a dominant player. The key word is DOMINATE. I can’t identify a single college player who is so dominant that he elevates his team to a new level.

    • Rob Staton

      I think there have been some exciting endings in CFB but there’s a distinct lack of quality QB’s and top teams. It feels like Alabama and everyone else. That dilutes the excitement somewhat.

      • KD

        Another word for “Heisman Candidate” would be Paragon, but it just feels like that trophy will go to to the SEC player with the best stats.

    • Paul Cook

      I think there’s been some really good games so far, fights to the end. OSU and Oregon big upset, UCLA beating LSU, Georgia and Clemson nip and tuck in a defensive slug fest, the Wisconsin game, Texas A&M taken to the wire…I could go on.

      Alabama and Georgia seem like the tippy-top of teams this year, with Oklahoma, Clemson, and a few other teams just off the pace.

  26. Ryan

    Would love to hear what to community thinks is needed for this roster to become a serious Super Bowl contender? Are we already there? Is it just a corner, or a center, or something else to put this team over the top and seriously push. Would love to hear ideas on trades or FA’s, thinking only about the short term and not long term ramifications.

  27. Sea Mode

    Finally, something awesome from our media team!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Seahawks/status/1438953329116123140

  28. EP

    Kenneth Walker at Michigan State is some player. Good spot Rob. He bounces all over the field.

  29. UkAlex6674

    Rob did you cover the Sheff Wed game today? I’m a Shrewsbury fan. Wondered if we played as well as everyone is saying or we are just glad we came away with a point?

    • Rob Staton

      I didn’t, I was at Bolton. But I did our phone in after and the Sheff Wed fans were not happy

  30. cha

    Eskridge downgraded to out tomorrow

    Nkemdiche a practice squad activation for game day.

    https://www.seahawks.com/news/seahawks-elevate-dt-robert-nkemdiche-from-practice-squad-wr-dee-eskridge-ruled-o

    They must feel OK about Shepley behind Fuller.

    Another scratch for Collier?

    • pdway

      I know its a long shot….but still curious to see Nkemdiche out there in a Hawks uniform

    • Blizty the Clown

      I wonder if they called up RoNk because of Mone’s elbow. We know they aren’t afraid to rotate the DL deeply, so we’ll probably get to see him on the field finally. Not expecting much, but he has the tools to keep me interested.

      Collier is a total nonentity at this point.

  31. Paul Cook

    Rob was right about this being an off year for QB prospects in CFB. We’ve been kind of spoiled the last 5-6 years or so in that way. There were a bunch of college QB’s you could at least imagine as being the answer for an NFL team’s QB problems, and a bunch of them playing for the top teams, Alabama (Jones, Tua), Clemson (Watson, Lawrence), Oklahoma (Mayfield, Murray), OSU (Fields), Oregon (Herbert), LSU (Burrow), USC (Darnold), and a smattering of others from somewhat lesser programs (Wilson, Lance, Jones, Allen, Mahomes, etc…)

    Nobody’s jumping out in that way so far from what I can see or read about. The NC QB I haven’t been wowed by. Rattler hasn’t really shined or taken a leap forward this year. I can’t think of anyone else off the top of my head.

    This may be a draft year where teams just don’t elevate QB’s up the draft board as they have in recent years.

    It’s still early. Maybe a few will start to rise.

    • Frank

      The modern nfl rules have made playing QB easier than ever, as well as coaching the position in high school and college has seen such development that capable QB seem to be coming into the league in droves. It might be a down year, but I feel competent QB are so easy to come bye if you don’t have one, it’s probably not the QB you can’t find but the complimentary pieces to make it work as in offensive coordinator, targets, protection. This last RW game was different, I’ve never thought of him as a top five QB in the league but damn he looked great at everything that’s always driven me nuts about him. Cautiously optimistic RW is finally getting coached correctly, and he might be the guy I thought he was going to be 8 years ago and pining for that rookie contract is a good one to pump the breaks on for now. Another late season/playoff collapse can change that pretty fast, but this is the most optimistic I’ve ever felt about RWs play.

      • Paul Cook

        I agree with much of what you said. I don’t think, however, that finding a competent QB is quite as easy as you make it sound, if by competent you mean a franchise QB, a QB a team feels is consistently good enough to get the team where it’s capable of going with the talent they have at any given point in time. I’m not sure how many QB’s fall into that category?

        RW mostly frustrated me these past few years. The style of ball he played had been quite effective almost his entire career. There are few QB’s who have ever won as many games as he has at this point in their careers. His career efficiency stats are on par with just about anyone, and there are few QB’s who come close to him in his ability to pull out come from behind victories.

        The problem with RW is that he can’t successfully scramble and extend plays the way he used to. His game has needed to evolve, and he’s been in need of a new system that takes into account his diminished capacity as an athlete, yet still can exploit his considerable skills as a passer and leader.

        I hope we see that this year. He needs a system that gets the ball out faster, an offense that is more creative and diverse from the get-go, rather than from an improvisational standpoint.

        Anyway…good stuff.

  32. Blitzy the Clown

    These Gators! Giving Bama a run for their money.

    Love to see it. Some very interesting players in this game on both sides of the ball for both teams.

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