New podcast: Seahawks @ Falcons preview

In the latest podcast Robbie and I run through the season opener in Atlanta. Please spread the word for the new podcast, share and like the video on YouTube and let us know what your thoughts are on the game in the comments section.


  1. #77Hawk

    So far This year Pocic has accomplished what I hoped he would. Wishing you the best Ethan!

    • Sea Mode

      Let’s hope so…

      Gregg Bell

      Russell Wilson says his new center Ethan Pocic “has really stepped up…he’s really on it.” Says his three previous years of extra meetings, blitz-pickup work with Pocic is paying off now.

      • Pran

        all it tells me is Russ is really really hoping Pocic would step up and save both the lives..j/k

  2. Steve Nelsen

    I hope the Seahawks season is like this blog. Started good and kept getting better!

    I think Russ is too much for Atlanta with everyone healthy.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Steve

  3. Ashish

    That’s good start for the series. Since I know you’re rational in your analysis hope to see hawks doing positive to change your views. I’m not saying we are great or something but there’s hope because we seen in past. Though past does not guarantee anything just gives you HOPE. My prediction hawks win with 31-21

  4. Sea Mode

    I’ll believe it when I see it, but ok.

    Gregg Bell

    K.J. Wright cuts to the chase on #Seahawks not going to play so much base 4-3 this season. They are going more nickel because they love Marquise Blair. “We gotta have Marquise on the field this year.”

    • cha

      There was also a snippet about Brooks in WILL on rush downs.

      • charlietheunicorn

        There was talk of more exotic looks or personnel grouping this year. More parts that could be plugged in more guys to confuse an offense and keep the defense harder to read pre snap. (Heaps was mentioning this today on the radio)

        • Rob Staton

          I’ll believe that when I see it.

    • Marco

      I wonder why they couldn’t just have kept Blair at SS instead of trading two firsts and a huge extension for Adams soon?

      Is he just a far better fit at NB?

      • Rob Staton


  5. BobbyK

    Huge drop from from Clowney to Mayowa/Irvin and another huge drop from Woods next to Reed (with Poona as depth) to Poona next to Reed with no depth.

    The positives are the Atlanta OL sucks almost as bad as our DL sucks.

    I know Robinson won’t get many snaps in the first game of his career, but I’ll be looking for flashes/potential from him because he is the only guy with legit potential to be good (Reed doesn’t count because he is already good and the only DL who can say-so when you have older guys like Mayowa and Irvin… you know what you’ve got and what it is isn’t very good).

  6. charlietheunicorn

    The cross talk brought up something interesting, Seahawks OL has good size while the Falcons DL is on the small side. Just bulldoze them and you can win the game. With a new right side for Seattle, this might be an advantage. Bring the nasty and bulldoze some fools.

    I would love to see Russ cook, but this might be a game to let him bake ;D

  7. Mike

    All I can say, is im ready to see what predictions and assumptions we’ve made over the last few months get validated, or get debunked. Either way, itll be good to have concrete football performances to talk about again. Im glad we can move beyond the clowney saga, even though it didn’t work how we wanted.

    If the DL is as bad as we think, and the team falls short, so be it. This offseason is by and large over now. The moves and decisions have been made. If its subpar, we can talk about the development of the guys we got. Or the options for next offseason.

    Any way you skin it, it’s something new.

    • BobbyK

      The Atlanta OL is pretty horrendous. Even if the DL has a decent game against them – I’m not going to think the DL has been validated. They would then need to have a good game against NE the following weekend, too. Then I will be (hopefully) pleasantly surprised.

      • Mike

        True. But at least we can talk about the hawks in the context of a real performance again.

        Also, im already missing Jacob Martin just from his one sack.

  8. Rob Staton

    Duane Brown’s week so far:

    Wednesday — limited practise (knee)
    Thursday — did not practise (knee)


    • BobbyK

      No doubt!

    • Sea Mode

      From the sound of it, we had better get used to it. Kinda like Lynch and his back or Bennett and his toe.

    • #77Hawk

      Yes and they have a few players on the team who can play LT. The question is can any of them pass protect or run block in the NFL, but at least we can be sure they will look good in the huddle & lining up.

    • charlietheunicorn

      Who is the back-up LT? I honestly have no idea.

      • cha

        Ogbuehi, who has been nursing a sore shoulder.

        Probably Jamarco Jones behind him.

        • #77Hawk

          Former USC LT & Giants OT Chad Wheeler. He looks good getting off the bus. Seriously though Hawks have no excuse, after previous years experience, they must be better at back up LT than last year, otherwise what’s the point of any of this. They had the $$, the time, they didn’t cut Britt when they could have.

    • cha

      Today’s frustration with the media

      Joe Fann asked Schottenheimer “How’s Duane doing?” and Schottenheimer gave a stock answer about how long he’s been in the league, he’s a talent, leadership, etc.

      And then no followup about it.

      So was Joe just generally asking how Duane is? Or was he trying to get some insight on the injury and decided not to follow up? I can’t tell.

      Good grief.

      • Rob Staton

        And Joe also said Dunbar had a fantastic camp this week.


    • GoHawksDani

      That sounds “awesome”. So cool that we have plenty cash and draft picks to get a successor. Ohh wait… At least it’s not one of the most important position…ohh wait…
      PCJS dropped the ball hard it’s gonna be hard to watch what happens at LT for the years to come

  9. Rob Staton

    Maybe the Seahawks should get someone like Frank Clark.

    • Sea Mode

      🎵 Never mind, I’ll find someone like yooooouuuu… 🎵

    • Bmseattle

      …or Jacob Martin?

      • Sea Mode

        Don’t worry, it was worth sacrificing him to get Clowney… oh, wait…

      • Oly420

        Or somebody that got more sacks… like Benson Mayowa

    • Rob Staton

      Or Jacob Martin.

  10. Scot04

    Jacob Martin already with a sack

  11. Bmseattle

    Not sure whether to laugh or be extremely annoyed.

    • TomLPDX

      I’ve been extremely annoyed about Martin since we traded him. He was the one guy that had upside going into last year.

  12. CaptainJack

    Both Jacob Martin and David Johnson playing well… BOB doesn’t get enough credit

  13. Sea Mode

    So David Johnson can still run, and Jacob Martin can still sack…

  14. Sea Mode

    Just look at the way he moves…

    • Scot04

      Sigh 😕

  15. Sea Mode

    Charles Robinson

    What it looks like when two Brinks trucks pull up next to each other at a stoplight.

  16. Troy

    CEH looking good…who woulda thought?

    • charlietheunicorn

      I can hear Rob comments about this guy….. repeated over and over every time he makes a play or looks good rushing or catching a pass.

      • charlietheunicorn

        Damn it, over 100 and a TD now :/

      • Bmseattle

        Dynamic player, for sure.

        • Bmseattle

          Too bad he doesnt fit our RB “profile”.

          • BobbyK

            Like actually be a good first round pick?

          • BobbyK

            Don’t worry. We don’t have anymore of those to waste for a long time. Sigh.

            • Big Mike

              Ouch and ouch and spot on both times

    • Gohawks5151

      Would have got hurt in camp

    • #77Hawk

      Good player but the Seahawks are the team to admire when it comes to RB’s.

      • Bmseattle

        Ah, but to pay Carson, or not?
        And if not… the room isn’t quite as admirable.

    • Rob Staton


  17. RWIII

    Midway through the third quarter. The Chiefs are up 24-7. Patrick Mahomes is. 1) Super smart. 2) Super quick/slippery 3)Super accurate. 4) The Chiefs have a BOATLOAD of WEAPONS. 5) The Chiefs play calling is the best I have seen in a long long time.

  18. Troy

    So I’m salty. Players playing well this game which could easily be Seahawks:
    Frank Clark
    Jacob Martin

    • Pran

      Is there a return policy?

    • Mike

      Its ok. We got rashaad penny, lj collier, and a linebacker that will be warming the bench.

    • McZ

      Willi Gay (who didn’t got a snap, but – watching the Chiefs LB group struggle – will be a starter come week 2)

      • Rob Staton

        Willie Gay who we could’ve had in R2 to avoid needing to take a WILL of the future with the top pick.

  19. Pran

    typical BOB’s game…fall behind, garbage time yards, boring…all check.

  20. DougK

    While of some interest on how we did last year against the Falcons, I feel it is of limited use comparing last year’s Hawks squad vs last year’s Falcons’s squad. Yes, the core of the rosters are about the same but I feel there are enough differences to warrant such comparisons somewhat moot. We’ll see how the game plays out, but if you think not much has changed then it seems like you are saying the Hawks will get off to a strong start only to see the Falcons’s have their way with the Hawks in the second half. You may be totally right, but if so I think it will be for other reasons than last year’s performance. I’m hoping we exceed my expectations!

    • Rob Staton

      I made reference to the game I didn’t say I expected a carbon copy.

  21. charlietheunicorn

    TNF = Crap game #1 of the season.

    Texans got smoked, not even as close as the score indicates.

  22. Sea Mode

    Now everybody knows what we here already knew: the league is gonna regret big-time letting CEH slip to the Chiefs.

    • Rob Staton


    • Henry Taylor

      My fantasy team at least didn’t let him slip to the end of round 1. Very happy with my selection thus far.

      • Scot04

        Kansas City addressed their offseason before draft. Seahawks did not. Was hoping they could draft BPA. Unfortunately it seems they haven’t really had a strong offseason plan for 2 straight years. Hurts them in drafts.

  23. EranUngar

    In 10 years with PC the Seahawks won away on day 1 only once. Not a great stat to be optimistic about.

    This game should provide some answers regarding this team. Both teams boast a franchise QB surrounded with ample talent at all skill positions (5th and 6th in yards per game last year). On the other side of the ball they are the opposite of each other. While the Seahawks ride in with a great back 7 behind a very questionable DL, ATL chose to invest in adding Fowler to Gardy Jarrett and Takkarist McKinley while ignoring a questionable secondary (with the possible exception of Keano Neal coming of a serious injury).

    Can the Seahawks play good defense and win in spite of the DL is the greatest question riding into 2020. This game can start answering it.

    On the bright side, if they actually win it (And I predict they will), there is another stat we should consider –

    During the PCJS era, whenever the Seahawks win the first game of the season away from home – THEY WIN THE SB!!!

    • Rob Staton

      One game won’t provide answers.

      Regarding the D-line in particular, it won’t provide a complete answer until the playoffs or decisive NFC West games.

      If the Seahawks win a few games because of Wilson, that won’t be progress. Progress and the D-line not costing them will mean getting to the NFCCG or the Super Bowl.

    • All I see is 12s

      Not sure that’s true. Off the top of my head… Last season we won the season opener on the road against Cincinnati. In 2013 they won the season opener on the road against Carolina.

      • Rob Staton

        They won the season opener against Cincinnati at home.

  24. DC

    Deshaun Watson misses Nuke Hopkins…offense isn’t the same without him.

    • Sea Mode

      Nah, he’s got Randall Cobb…


      • cha

        Cobb didn’t record a catch until 4 mins left in the game.

        I know you can’t just snap your fingers and replace a player like Hopkins but it felt like they started playing and when they lined up they realized they traded a centerpiece of their offense.

        • DC

          Nuke was Hopkins security blanket.

  25. GoHawksDani

    In all honest: CEH looked superb but he’d probably suck as a Hawk. He’s not a break tackle from DL kind of runner which this offense and OL demands. He’s slippery, quick and can break LB/secondary tackles. Will be successful with the Chiefs but wouldn’t be as successful with us.

    • Rob Staton

      He’d look awesome as a Hawk.

      And he breaks loads of tackles.

    • cha

      Were we watching the same game?

      He ran up the middle and broke tackles more than once.

      • GoHawksDani

        He’s not a goal line runner. Got stuffed like 4 times in the game. Not saying he’s not an awesome RB after some exp could easily be top3 in the league. But I think he has a better home with KC than it would with SEA. Taylor or Akers would seem like a better fit style-wise

        • Rob Staton

          Let me just go and dig out all those TD’s and fantastic short yardage runs he had at LSU.

    • AlaskaHawk

      On the touchdown run I watched, he broke a linebackers leg tackle in the hole, juked the safety and ran 20 plus yards for the touchdown. I thought it was a good advertisement for having a great linebacker and safety squad.

  26. SeahawkeyezSubj80

    Chiefs are a loaded! Watson absolutely misses Hopkins. Outstanding QB s in last night games. This next AFC version of Tom Brady/Payton Manning obviously different playing styles, but the many AFC playoff/championship games we will be seeing these two play. So thankful football is back. Looking forward to Sunday. My time of the year. Go Hawks!

    • Big Mike

      More likely it’ll be Mahomes/Lamar rather than Mahomes/Watson imo. Ravens a very well run franchise……….Texans, um not so much.

      • DC

        Maybe Mahomes/Jackson in the playoffs, but Watson can sling it better than Lamar. Unfortunately Watson is in Houston.

        What ever were the Bears thinking with Trubisky? Tall and strong arm, 1st round pick lol. Never mind the guy that took down Alabama with a sheer will to win.

      • SeahawkeyezSubj80

        I would like to see Lamar keep doing it for a couple more years. Time will tell about the Houston Texans…fleeced us a third round pick and Jacob Martin.

  27. cha

    Tom Pelissero
    The #Cowboys are signing DE DeMarcus Lawrence to a one-year voidable extension for salary cap purposes, converting $15 million of his 2020 base salary to a signing bonus and clearing $12M in cap space this year, source said.
    7:07 AM · Sep 11, 2020

    • Sea Mode

      Earl will be expensive… 😉

      • HawksFanBR

        Earl will sign a modest contract, after week 1, which will make it non guaranteed. He fucked up bad in Baltimore.

        • Rob Staton

          I don’t think he’ll sign anywhere

        • Sea Mode

          It was a joke… The Cowboys are getting ready to pay Dak.

          I’m with Rob on Earl. My guess is some team will try to sign him mid-season because of injuries, but he will be “offended” by the low offers and lack of guarantees and won’t sign.

    • Pran

      Earl will sign after week 1. Boyz released their safety just after Earl’s issue.

  28. Happy Hawk

    * The DL sucks
    * The OL sucks
    * The Coach sucks
    * The Coordinators suck
    * The GM sucks
    * The Ownership sucks
    * Last year’s draft choices suck
    * This year’s draft choices suck
    * The Adams trade sucks
    * Losing Clowney sucks
    * The Off season sucks
    * The star QB is unhappy which sucks
    * No 12’s allowed in the stands sucks
    * Lost all of next year’s draft picks and cap space for 2021 which sucks
    * Someone yesterday referred to the Hawks as “Seachickens” from the old FC West days which I hadn’t heard for a decade – which of course sucks
    Tough way to kick off the season
    Somebody give me a silver lining to cling to!

    • cha

      Username most definitely does not check out

      • Sea Mode


      • 3susSaves


    • Ashish

      Things didn’t go well for us Hawks this offseason which everyone agrees. How bad it is only time will tell. We get excited with CLM who was selected after Brooks but only time will tell real value (see Todd Gurley). Guys lets just calm down and enjoy the season and hopping for the best.

      • dcd2

        That’s a funny typo.

        CLM – Career Limiting Move

        Yep, sounds right.

        • Big Mike

          “hopping for the best” wasn’t bad either. I’m jumping up & down as I type this………

    • pdway

      there’s probably 25 teams in the league that would swap rosters and coach/gm combos with us right now . . .

      it ain’t all bad.

      • Scott

        I think this team is a pretty fair distance away from a top 6 roster. They have some very good pieces, but it’s m opinion that you simply cannot have a top 6 roster when both the OL and DL’s are such huge question marks.

        • pdway

          I’d disagree. I think all the off-season criticism on here is totally fair and warranted.

          But it’s also easy to stare so hard at the trees that you lose sight of the forest.

          My two cents – –

          clearly better rosters: Ravens, Chiefs, Niners,
          better roster (but their QB is 41): Saints
          others in similar boat to us: Cowboys, Packers, Vikings
          let’s see if their QB’s career-best season was a fluke: Titans

          So, that’s 8 . . and really, if pressed, I wouldn’t trade rosters w any of the above teams outside the top 3.

      • McZ

        They would take our QB and possibly our leading MLB. Not so sure about the rest.

    • evan

      * the air quality sucks too

  29. Sea Mode

    Your weekly Andy Reid laugh:

  30. Sea Mode

    Haha, can’t argue with that:

  31. JLemere

    Forbes has Seahawks valued at $3.075 billion. Probably the sell price would end up at $4 billion.

  32. Robert Las Vegas

    I think Dak might want 40 million a year. Anyway Rob I have question for every day I read another team is modified a player contact . Either with extension or some kinda bonus . The Seahawks hmm never really do this I can’t seem recall were a player turned some portion of his contact into a signing bonus of a sort. Any thoughts

    • Rob Staton

      I think it’s because Seattle’s roster is perfectly constructed with the greatest secondary ever to grace the game and their 17 sack safety who’s also going to play defensive tackle if Jarran Reed gets hurt. Thus, no need to spend any more money.

      On a serious note, it baffles me how they can be so aggressive some of the time and sit on their hands and be conservative the rest.

      • Big Mike

        Rob: you left out the Fullback that’s going to play Left Tackle if and when Duane Brown gets hurt (seemingly weekly now).

      • Submanjoe

        ‘On a serious note, it baffles me how they can be so aggressive some of the time and sit on their hands and be conservative the rest’.

        I could not agree with this statement more. Perfect way to some up the PCJS era.

        • SeahawkeyezSubj80

          Yep. Ditto

    • Logan Lynch

      SEA did this when they traded for Duane Brown. Doug restructured his contract before the regular season started to give them some space and then Russ did it in order for Brown to fit.

  33. cha

    Friday Press Conf w PC

    [john boyle] Exccited to see what team looks like? “Dying to see where we are. Don’t know until you get out there and match it up and see what happens. Experienced FB players and staff. Really looking forward to it.”

    [joe fann] Duane, just rest or managing knee? “Managed him through camp. Been around a long time, wanted to make sure we take care of him. Regulars system managing, will be same for while. ”
    [joe] Able to put “rest” as option? “yes.”

    [ben Arthur] Starting RCB? Dunbar & Flowers unique qualities? “Both guys similar in stature, ability to run and cover. Dunbar more experience, tell by style. Both will play but let you know at gametime who will start. Best we’ve seen from Trey. Comp helped us.”
    [ben] Dunbar legal troubles, focus on football? “Loves playing, being back with us. Anxious to find out about our culture, captured by that. No distraction from work and study time. Good for him to get going, become part of team. Newness there. Worked well.”

    [bob condotta] Dorsett health? Impact WR? “Sore foot get through. Rested him today, see what happens. Moore ready to go. Best on it he’s ever been. Swain’s done a nice job. Anxious to see him, no hesitation playing Freddie.”

    [brady Henderson] Cedric out Sunday, how much seen? Big part of offense? “Capable of both sides of tackle and TE spot. Really good at it. Likely be able to do that for us.”

    [Curtis crabtree] Collier starter on unofficial depth? Seen? “Better shape than year ago. Healthier, quicker, stronger, made it through camp healthy. Much more to his ability level. Good camp, chance to start in this game, he’s earned it. Played well.”
    [Curtis] Skill? “Quickness, length, good technician, high motor.”

    [Gregg bell] Concerning is Dorsett issue? Josh Gordon? “Don’t’ know how long it’s going to be. One day at a time. Philip good camp. Can’t respond on Gordon.”
    [Gregg] Knew about Dorsett? “No, had not known about it for him, found it during camp.”

    [tim booth] KJ 10th season, important to have a guy that long? “Great team guy, competitive guy. Smart player, gracious w other players, mentors them along. Tough, physical, best year last year. Really good w flexibility in his game. One of my all time favorites. Great camp, recovered from shoulder surgery, didn’t miss a day.”

    [jen m] Hyde/Carson compare to former RBs coached? “Yes, very similar. Really physical on that attack and bring it. Similar to Lendale White. Thick and heavy runner. Great balance, pad level, over 230lb. Chris, looks really good when running w the rock. Who plays? Both play. Sometimes you rotate, sometimes you go with the guy that is hot.”

    [michael shawn dugar] Convo with Corey Booker? What expect? “Impressed w him, followed him for a while. Steve (Kerr) stumbled into it as well. Standup against the odds and battle for what he thinks is right. Great competitor.”
    [michael] Racism speech 2 weeks ago? Feel diff than Bennett w LV police in 2017? “Opp to keep learning, growing, understanding things more clearly. Been clamoring about this for a long time. Way back in the LA days. Don’t know that I had the right words to say along the way. Feel very strongly about what I said.”

    • cha

      [corbin] Dissly limited yesterday, good to go for game. Recover in camp? “Coaches held him back through camp, ready to go. Phenomenal offseason. Never missed a minute. Great camp, he’s fine. Ready to go.”

      [joe fann] Ups from practice squad this weekend? “Can wait until 90 minutes before game time.”

      [bob condotta] Secondary w Jamal and Quandre, eager? “Really excited. Group has identity and energy, excited to play together. One of my fav aspects of the game. Gonna be real significant part of our FB team this year.”

      [Gregg bell] Business as usual or new aspects? “Part of the flow, dealing w new aspects. Everything different. Nothing feels the same. Adapted to change, have to take care of business. Testing part, locker room, how many can come in to locker room, sidelines. Won’t change way to coach the game, just the lead up to it. Stops along the way remind different.”
      [Gregg] friends, family in locker room off limits? “Yes, very specific, very strict. Leaving hotel, leaving room, very tight. All for it. Elements you can’t control to worry about. NFL and NFLPA decided on regimen.”

      “Brian Schnieder left team for personal reasons, Larry Izzo taking ST over.”

      • Aaron

        Brian Schneider leaving the team?!?!? Hope everything’s alright with him. Wow!!!

        • Rob Staton

          One of Pete’s longest serving coaches, so absolutely hope everything is OK there.

    • pdway

      good stuff. man, I really hope Dissly can stay healthy and gets the chance to play a full season. For the on-field production of course, but also because he seems like one of the good guys, and has worked so hard to get back twice.

    • Ashish

      Amazing 👏 thanks for sharing. This video needs to be played every day 5 times in locker room, before the game and at half time.

  34. Rob Staton

    That press conference really pissed me off.

    A question accusing Pete for not doing his ‘speech’ on social justice three years ago.

    This is a man who has worked for years and years to do his bit in the community and to support this cause.

    Absolutely ridiculous.

    Pete doesn’t have to justify anything.

    • cha

      Very strange way of coming at Pete over that. Felt like MSD had been just waiting to pounce on that.

      I remember as a UW fan hating PC and then seeing the stories about him driving through the gang infested areas at 2am to help kids. That’s someone who’s rolled their sleeves up and got to work on a thorny issue.

      • Rob Staton

        I saw a tweet of his after Pete dedicated a press conference to the topic and spoke passionately about the cause (in a way no other coach has done). The tweet said, ‘well done’ and then ‘why wasn’t it done sooner?’

        It really pissed me off. And now this too. Go and watch the 60 minutes feature on Pete when he was still at USC. Anyone who has followed the Seahawks over the last decade knows FULL WELL how supportive Pete is of his players and the important causes within society.

        You’re seriously going to have a go at him for the timing of his impassioned press conference?

        That really boiled my piss. Like I said, Pete doesn’t have to justify anything or answer to anyone on the work he has done. Having a go at him over this was a staggering low blow and completely unnecessary.

        • cha

          I thought Pete was very gracious in his answer. He didn’t like MSD calling it a ‘speech’ and was gonna say something when MSD prodded him with the ‘hear what I’m saying?’ remark, but kept his cool.

          • Rob Staton

            On the second question Pete looked to the side and smiled, composed himself, and answered professionally.

            Kept his cool when he needed to.

            But I think we could all see what he was thinking.

            • Big Mike

              So reporters won’t ask tough questions about the stated offseason priority yet this guy calls Pete out for something that was utter bullshit, SMDH.

              If I had a guess, I’d say this guy had political intent with something that seems to easily be classified as an attack.

              • SeahawkeyezSubj80

                Exactly. His agenda not in line with asking about pass rush and defensive line depth guess? If you gonna attack Pete on social issues at least be consistent and ask the hard questions on the team your employed to cover? What gives?1

              • TomLPDX

                I read all of MSD’s articles on the Athletic and they have historically been very good but now they are getting more and more preachy. To the point where I skip through. I get the feeling he is the self-appointed spokesman for the social injustices that have been occurring for longer than he has been alive. I hope he regains his balance. Taking it out on Pete is just weird.

  35. Sam

    Any thoughts on Collier getting the start? Also, have they announced who is going to return kicks this year? I don’t recall anyone asking in the press conference.

    • Rob Staton

      It says Tyler Lockett on the depth chart but I guess we’ll see.

      I don’t really have many thoughts on Collier getting the start. Only that it says it all about Rasheem Green.

      • #77Hawk

        Green is 23 & Collier is 25 age difference is a huge factor when your in your early 20’s. Isaiah Wilson is a perfect example of that.

  36. charlietheunicorn

    Good Job Bill O’Brien. If you don’t get fired by mid season, then we know you have some dirty pictures of the owner in your back pocket for leverage. Texans look solid, except they have ZERO explosive players on offense.

    • Rob Staton

      Let’s have some perspective here.

      They lost to the Chiefs on the road. In the first game of the season. Against the Super Bowl champions. Who have the best player in the league at quarterback.

      Maybe the Chiefs are just pretty good?

    • cha

      The Seahawks look solid except they have zero explosive pass rushers on the defensive line.

      Gonna be calling for Pete’s head by mid season?

      • charlietheunicorn


        I would giuve them much more leash than O’Brien. He has given away multiple players and picks for pretty much pennies on the dollar. The rhyme or reason for the moves is also haphazard at best. At least PC/JS seem to have a goal, even if it doesn’t always pan out.

        • GerryG

          The O’Brien pile on is a little bit much imo.
          1) Tunsil. He had to get a LT to protect his franchise qb. His mistake was not getting the contract in place first. A big error, but the acquisition was solid.
          2) Clowney. He got a third rd pick (better and sooner than the comp pick) and a young cheap pass rusher that is still contributing. Seattle didn’t get squat. Look JCs FA market. He was never going to command much in trade value.
          3) Hopkins. Ok, flame away. This deal is terrible.

          • Rob Staton

            The Hopkins trade also needs some context though.

            He’s just agreed a preposterous $27.25m contract per year in Arizona. If he was making crazy demands of Houston, when they had to pay the QB and LT, then they were never going to come to an agreement there. And there was some talk of him becoming a disruption.

            Not a great trade in terms of compensation. But maybe understandable given the circumstances. And they’ve tried to replace him with Cooks, who is a good player albeit one with major health issues.

            • Pran

              that 27.25$ per year is year 4 and year 5. if you look at contract average its only 18ish

              • Rob Staton

                My point still stands.

                It’s an enormous contract and Houston had to pay other people.

                • Pran

                  they do need to pay other people..he is one of top 3 WRs in the league. its a fair compensation. Houston made their choice on who to retain.

                  • God of Thunder

                    In my book (so take it with a grain of salt), for that kind of compensation, you get from your player both production and character.

                    I suspect the Texans saw something they didn’t care for.

  37. cha

    One fun thing Sunday will be seeing the offensive combinations the Hawks lay out. They have so many options with their depth, and can disguise their intentions by the versatility of their TEs.

    Imagine a 2 TE set with Olsen and Dissly inline. Lockett and DK split wide with half a step of room off the line. Carson or Hyde in the backfield. There’s so many different things you can do with a setup like that.

    Motion a TE and overload the line on one side and run the ball down their throats.

    Or have both TE chip and release into the flat and run DK and Lockett deep.

    Or have the WRs run crossing routes and find a TE in the deep seam.

    • charlietheunicorn

      I think it will be….. great to see guys hit each other on the field!

    • BobbyK

      Agreed. Can the OL be decent enough to allow all of this to happen? That’s the question.

      I’ve always heard that if you want to be good/great that you need to win in the trenches. The Seahawks are set up to be a good team in spite of the trenches. How is this going to play out? IDK. Even if the DL looks good week 1 – I won’t get too excited because the Falcons OL sucks. But week two…

  38. Sea Mode

    Is this for real…?

    Gregg Bell

    #Seahawks didn’t know WR Phillip Dorsett had a longer-term foot issue when they signed him this offseason.

    • Rob Staton

      Nothing surprises me any more

    • Big Mike

      “Seahawks didn’t know”seeming to be a theme

    • Pran

      It took them so long to
      dont they have previous medical reports and team dr checks before signing.

    • cha

      I think it’s worth noting they brought in all new strength & conditioning staff last year, and subsequently had a horrible year for injuries.

      • God of Thunder

        Good point. I never thought of that.

        However… a caveat: Strength and conditioning is mostly a matter of core and flexibility. A couple of the injuries that hit the team (Dissly and Penny) are ones you can’t really condition to prevent.

        • Rob Staton

          This is a good point.

          Very easy to point the finger at S&C.

          Most of the time injuries are simply bad luck or not looking after yourself.

  39. Nico


    1. Given that we are at the start of the season, could you do a review showing potential free agent, trade and draft prospects for next year? It may be interesting to compare what we see the needs of the Seahawks are now with the expected availability of different players now vs where they may be at the end of the season. (I’m primarily curious about what kind of quality we might expect for the lines and Tight end positions)

    2. I’ve see some commenters on this and other blogs suggest that this year might mirror 2012 primarily in the expected performance of the secondary and linebackers vs the D Line. Do you see any similarities or do you think that there is no real correlation between years?

    Really appreciate all you do. It’s been a pleasure to read your columns for the past 10 years. My father and I have had quite a few late night discussions about your analysis and where we perceive the needs of the Hawks are.

    Cheers mate

    • Rob Staton

      1. It’s a bit early Nico. Nobody knows what the cap will be next year so I can’t project who will hit the market. Players like Von Miller ‘might’ be available but he might re-do his deal in Denver and there will be a hot market for him. The Seahawks are not predictable in terms of spending. It’s also too early for the draft and projecting the next class will be a mess I’m afraid unless there’s a decent chunk of CFB.

      2. I think that’s part wishful thinking, desperation to validate what Seattle has or hasn’t done and revisionist history. The Seahawks had a FAR better DL in 2012. But it was still lacking and everyone was saying at the end of the season that they must get more. Thus, Bennett & Avril. This is a totally different situation. Diggs isn’t prime Earl. Griffin isn’t Sherm. Flowers isn’t Brandon Browner. They don’t have a nickel corner. Can Adams be Kam? He better bloody be for the price. And on the DL you’ve not got Clemons, Mebane or Bryant. You haven’t even got Alan Branch.

      Finally, thank you Nico for the kind words. I’ve had a lot of nonsense sent to me this year. 12 years of mainly positive reporting and now that I’ve criticised the team, I’ve received abuse, people telling me aggressively that they won’t read any more and people sending me stuff written on other sites and forums — like I really want to see other people slagging me off. So the thought of you and your dad sat having a conversation about something I’ve written is a perfect antidote and means a great deal to me. Thank you.

      • Peppapig

        “I’ve had a lot of nonsense sent to me this year. 12 years of mainly positive reporting and now that I’ve criticised the team, I’ve received abuse, people telling me aggressively that they won’t read any more and people sending me stuff written on other sites and forums — like I really want to see other people slagging me off”.

        Easy for me to say don’t worry about it.
        But I think Phuk ‘em.
        I think the content you produce here and the contribution by others is excellent.
        More input here than any other Seahawk site I know of.
        The more popular you get, the more the shit gets thrown at you.
        Looking forward to football.

        • Rob Staton

          It’s fine. I did a job for 10 years where after every post-game radio phone-in I did, I’d get hundreds of tweets after telling me to F-off or worse (several death threats). So a few people telling me they’re not arsed about the blog any more is water off a ducks back.

          But it has been irritating at times to see people completely miss the point. I was never being negative for the sake of it. I just want to talk about things that matter with the team. Not write fluff pieces so people can feel a bit better.

  40. Sea Mode

    Is this whole “voidable years” thing a cap loophole that needs to be closed? Seems like I hear more and more examples of it.

    Tom Pelissero

    The #Saints tweaked DT Sheldon Rankins’ contract, adding two voidable years and clearing $4 million in 2020 salary cap space. He still is due about $7.7M this season and can be a free agent in March.

  41. Henry Taylor

    I do find it interesting how the Saints are so unconcerned about taking on future cap hits for players that wont be on their team, if the cap actually drops like they say it might theyll be in an enormous hole.

  42. Sea Mode

    Ah, crap.

    Adam Schefter

    Titans’ first-round pick Isaiah Wilson was arrested Friday night for a DUI, as @BuckReising reported.

    Titans: “We are aware of the situation. This is not conduct that is indicative of the character of our football team and we are working through details on how to proceed.”

    Ian Rapoport

    This is confirmed. #Titans OL Isaiah Wilson was released from prison early this morning.

    • schuemansky

      At least we didn’t waste our first round pick on him.
      Also twice on COVID-19 list this summer.
      Must be a really bright kid.

      • Sea Mode

        Eyewitness on police report said he was doing donuts in an intersection and crashed into concrete barrier… 😬


        Tough sledding early for #Titans OL Isaiah Wilson. Two run-ins with the law, two times being placed on reserve Covid list and conditioning issues during camp. Mistakes happen, but not an ideal start for the 29th overall pick in what the Titans hope to be a special season.

        • Rob Staton

          Seems like an absolute idiot.

          Dodged a bullet there.

          • dcd2

            Wow. What a disaster. Some guys just don’t get it.

          • Big Mike

            Indeed dodged a bullet and I fully admit when our pick came I wanted him or CEH. I guess 1 outta 2 ain’t bad.

  43. cha

    Meanwhile, the AQI in Seattle is currently 219, which would make it impossible to play a game there tomorrow; next Sunday, the Seahawks host New England.
    Quote Tweet

    · 2h
    California Air Quality Index could be a problem for both Cardinals-49ers and Cowboys-Rams
    8:32 AM · Sep 12, 2020

    • Aaron

      Looks like a Martian sky here from my home in the suburbs of Seattle.

      • Big Mike

        Been that way for 2 days and now a third down here in Vancouver not B.C., Washington not D.C.
        (Portland area for those that don’t get that)

        • Daniel Loftus

          So, you’re in Maine?

          • God of Thunder


  44. Sea Mode

    Bye, Carson?

    Adam Schefter

    Vikings’ RB Dalvin Cook agreed to a five-year contract extension that ties him to Minnesota for the next six seasons, per sources.

    New money average is $12.5 per year, so five years, $62.5 million. Now it just needs to be signed.

    • Rob Staton

      If the Seahawks pay Chris Carson at this level they want kicking.

  45. Sea Mode

    Lol. Seconds later…

    Ian Rapoport

    Sources: The #Saints & star RB Alvin Kamara have reached an agreement on a huge 5-year contract extension worth $75M in new money. He gets $77.133M overall and a $15M signing bonus. Kamara cashes in. Agent Damarius Bilbo of Klutch Sports did the deal. Money bag Money bag Money bag

    • cha

      I get a kick out of how copying the tweet into text translates the emojis.

      “Money bag Money bag Money bag”

  46. Sea Mode

    Footage of the Seahawks front office trying to sign Clowney this off-season:

    • Rob Staton


      Someone just sent me that and I’m so amused to see it on here tellingly compared to Seattle’s attempts to fix the pass rush.

    • TomLPDX

      Probably trying to convince the DLinemen!

    • #77Hawk

      It’s a fact Collier had a nasty ankle Injury last year that bothered him all year. It’s Collier’s time to demonstrate why he was drafted round 1. Schneider & Carroll have repeatedly said Collier is looking good, so I don’t think anyone can suggest the Seahawks doubt Collier is a really good player. What’s the point of bringing so much attention to your 1st round pick right before he hits the field.

    • cha

      Poor guys have been disrespected all offseason.

  47. Big Mike

    Sure is nice to not automatically assume a loss because the team is playing at 10 AM Pacific time like was the case in the Holmgren days.

  48. Jeff Stufft

    Question about viewing. I don’t have cable or satelite only internet. Is there a way to view the game a day or more later than game day? Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.

    • Rob Staton

      Apparently they are replaying it in a condensed 60-minute version on Q13 Fox in Seattle.

      • charlietheunicorn

        Normally the night after the game is likely. The condensed version is the way to go, way less commercials and more action. They also trim some of the fat out of time outs and challenges.

    • Volume12

      Should be able to download the Yahoo sports app and watch games that way.

    • Sea Mode

      NFL GamePass is the official, recommended way you can watch replays at any time. They also have a condensed version that lasts about 40 min. (snap to snap, hardly any replays) and you can even watch all-22 or jump to certain plays within a game.

      If you, um, like to watch in HD, then you might also google “nflfullhd” and see what comes up.

      • Big Mike

        And if you’re in a city, an over the air antennae attached into your coaxial input will usually get you the game via your local FOX/NBC/CBS station (FOX this week).

    • Aaron

      Yahoo Sports and NFL apps will let you watch primetime and local games on a phone or tablet for free, but not a TV. If you’re out of the Seattle market then NFL Gamepass is your best option.

    • DC

      There is also a Seahawks app that claims you can watch the game while in the local area. Will test drive it tomorrow. I believe it’s live only though.

    • Largent80

      Here’s a useful map for network broadcasts in your area.

  49. Sea Mode

    Time will tell. Let’s see how many get burned ala Gurley.

    I’ve added APY and the guarantees in parenthesis, as well as Zeke for comparison.

    Albert Breer

    Running back deals this offseason …

    Christian McCaffrey, Carolina: 4 yrs, $64M, $16M/apy (3 yrs, $39M)
    Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas: 6 yrs, $90m, $15M/apy (4 yrs, $50M)
    Alvin Kamara, New Orleans: 5 yrs, $75M, $15M/apy (3 yrs, $34M)
    Derrick Henry, Tennessee: 4 yrs, $50M, $12.5M/apy (2 yrs, $25M)
    Dalvin Cook, Minnesota: 5 yrs, $62.5M, $12.5M/apy (2 yrs, $28M)
    Joe Mixon, Cincinnati: 4 yrs, $49.2M, $12M/apy (2 yrs, $20.5M)

    (Check back in 2 years on these.)

    Y’all can let me know if I got any of that wrong. The ones with only 2 guaranteed years look best to me if we will look to keep Carson (and you know PC probably will unless he completely falls apart this season…)

    • Sea Mode

      Speak of the devil…

      PFF SEA Seahawks

      Chris Carson had the 6th-best rushing grade (79.8) among RBs last season (min. 150 attempts).

      Carson also forced 62 missed tackles in the run game, ranking 3rd among RBs. #Seahawks

      • Big Mike

        Needs to do a better job holding on to the football tho.

  50. charlietheunicorn

    Ian Rapoport

    This is confirmed. #Titans OL Isaiah Wilson was released from prison early this morning.

    Hum… it would be jail, not prison. Just saying.

  51. charlietheunicorn

    Isaiah Wilson

    Let’s not completely give up on the kid already. He is obviously an immature “too” young person, needing to grow up. But he has a chance with the right mentors around him. It just is sad to see someone with such an opportunity start down the wrong path so early in his career.

    • Gohawks5151

      Haha. Like people give up on Penny, Collier and Taylor? Injuries are largely uncontrollable. This was a choice

      • #77Hawk

        Pocic too! He can’t even get respect after winning the starting Center job! Isaiah Wilson is too young right now, kids make mistakes, it’s a long term investment.

    • Scott

      I lost my brother because of a drunk driver. I have zero sympathy for anyone who drives drunk. The immature kid excuse is crap.

  52. TomLPDX

    This is the best we got. God help us!!!

    • Rob Staton

      The Seahawks have a WILL linebacker of the future.

      But no left tackle of the future.

      And their LT is 35 and already missing pretty much a full week of practise… before week one.

      • TomLPDX

        ..and his primary backups are out or ill. This sucks Rob. I know you are being snarky/honest but the truth really is starting to sink in. Saints (no, not NO) preserve us!

    • Big Mike

      Nothing gives me confidence like the thought of Chad Wheeler protecting our HOF QB’s blind side. Can you say “Bradley Sowell”? I knew that you could.

      • TomLPDX

        Lord help us!

        • Scot04

          I know many felt differently; butI thought retaining Fant should have been a Priority before the Offseason started. Just behind Clowney & Reed,
          Still feel that way. This offseason continues to be one of frustration.

  53. cha

    Ian Rapoport
    The #Rams and WR Cooper Kupp have reached an agreement on a 3-year contract extension worth up to $48M, per me and
    . Los Angeles has done work the last few days, with Jalen Ramsey going first and now Kupp. Time for football.
    9:48 AM · Sep 12, 2020<

    • Big Mike

      Well deserved for the young man from Yakima.

  54. Sea Mode

    Hahaha! 💯

    (also, what the…??? 🤣)

  55. cha

    I’m locked in my room with my AC on. I think my throat will close up if I go outside with the air quality as it is.

    So here’s an alternative offseason. As close to reality as I could get. Unless specifically mentioned, all other contracts stay the same.

    Finney, Shell, and Hyde signings never happened. That saves about $9.7m

    Let’s sign some of the guys the Seahawks really wanted, but be a little more real-world and team friendly.

    Sign Irvin for $5m (Still a 25% raise)
    Sign Mayowa for $2m (Still a 17% raise)
    Sign Ogbuehi for $1.2m (still a 61% raise)
    Tender Hollister at original round RFA for $2.1m (Still a 300% raise…!!!)
    Either extend Britt and lower the cap hit to what his dead hit is, or bring him back at a similar number

    Saves $4m and change

    So we have almost $14m to spend. But let’s get some more.

    Rework Tyler Lockett’s contract to get more competitive as Rob suggested. Sign him to something like 3yr $55m. Save $4m of cap room in 2020
    Rework RW’s contract in conjunction with one of the signings below. Save $7m of cap room in 2020

    So that’s roughly $25m to spend. Let’s go shopping!

    Give Jack Conklin the same contract he got with Cleveland. $8m 2020 hit
    Trade 4th rd pick (#133, Parkinson in real life) to Jax for Calais Campbell and give him the same contract Baltimore did. $10m 2020 cap hit.
    Sign Everson Griffen $6m 2020 cap hit.

    Now, that frees you up in the draft. I didn’t go crazy with trades or create any weird scenarios where a player fell that didn’t in real life.

    27 CEH
    59 Willie Gay
    69 Damien Lewis
    101 Saadhiq Charles
    144 DJ Dallas
    148 Alton Robinson

    So Lewis, Dallas and Robinson are still Seahawks.

    They don’t have to reach for a pass rusher. Instead of Taylor they add a projectable LB at a much more affordable spot AND a LT to groom behind Duane Brown.

    2020 Seahawk primary players

    QB RW, Geno
    RB Carson, CEH, Homer, Dallas
    LT Brown, Charles
    LG Iupati, Haynes, Simmons
    C Britt, Pocic, Fuller
    RG Lewis, Jones
    RT Conklin, Ogbuehi
    TE Olsen, Dissly, Hollister
    WR Lockett, DK, Moore, Gordon

    SAM Irvin
    MIKE Wagner
    WILL KJ, Barton
    Backup LB Gay Barton BBK

    CB Griffin, Dunbar, Flowers
    S Adams, Diggs, Blair, Hill

    DE Griffen, Mayowa, Collier, Green, Robinson
    DT Reed, Poona, Campbell

    BONUS! You’re in a better position to negotiate with the Jets on the Adams trade. Let’s not go crazy though. Still trade 2 first rounders, but we’ll take that 2021 3rd round pick off the table, and sign Adams to an extension as a condition of the trade that has no cap change in 2020.

    Lines strengthened, fat trimmed, pass rush priority addressed.

    • Sea Mode

      Bookmarked for when the mulligan for the entire year of 2020 comes around.

      • cha

        I’ll get the delorean you get the plutonium

        (I forgot penny on the list)

    • Big Mike

      You’re hired as GM. Now find a HC that knows football and has the same fire as Pete and cxan create the same culture.

    • Rob Staton

      Cha for GM

    • Troy

      I choose to believe that this is the actual reality.

    • God of Thunder

      “ I’m locked in my room with my AC on”

      Yeah you can do it in your room … but can you do it in a Thursday night in Stoke?

  56. Trevor

    Can’t believe I am saying this but I can’t ever remember being less excited about a Seahawks season. I have been a Hawks fan for 38 years and this is the first time I have felt blah about game #1. Not sure if it is pandemic crap or all the political and social unrest that has now leaked into sports but things just don’t s.seem the same. Hope the spark comes back when the game comes on tomorrow but I miss the days of sports being an escape from the real world for fans.

    • Rob Staton

      I am looking forward to the game. Very much so. But I do share some of that reduced excitement. I think partly it’s the lack of fans and knowing this is a different season with a little less magic to it. Certainly though, it’s a feeling too that the Seahawks have not fixed the areas that needed to be fixed and I get the impression this is all going to be very predictable and that I could probably write an ‘end of season’ article for January right now.

      • Trevor

        I think that is part of it too. Nothing changed from last year with regards to addressing areas of weakness so to expect a different outcome seems a little silly.

        Football without fans is going to be so weird.

        One thing about having Russ though is you always have a chance each Sunday for a little magic. At least We have SDB still and it is greatly appreciated.

        • Rob Staton

          I’m mostly surprised as well that after months of everyone saying, ‘they’re not done yet’ — they’re just slinking into this first game, almost embarrassed, without actually doing anything to the D-line since the draft. They didn’t even sign a defensive tackle — something we all assumed was a nailed on certainty. Even writing this out again now it’s barely believable.

          If the Seahawks win tomorrow it’ll be 100% Russ.

        • lil’stink

          “Nothing changed from last year with regards to addressing areas of weakness”

          Not sure how you can say this with a straight face. Sounds like you just trying to score points with people. The secondary looks to be drastically improved. More speed and depth at LB. Drafted two promising edge defenders. More depth at RB and TE. Just because they didn’t make the moves we might want doesn’t mean they haven’t made improvements.

          • Rob Staton

            And I don’t know how you can get after Trevor for what he said with a straight face.

            No, the DL is NOT improved. At all.

          • Trevor

            The team weaknesses last year were OL and DL. Look at any stats or metrics. Do you really think they have improved in those two areas? How can you say that with a straight face.

            If you have ever read any of my previous posts you know I have never tried to score points with anyone. Grow up.

    • Aaron

      In a year of so much instability, I for one am glad we’ll have a stable, predictable, and uninspiring Seahawks season. Inject that into my veins!


    • #77Hawk

      Not me I’m pumped up! 1 play at a time, 1 yard at a time, it doesn’t matter whose on the field. Monday thru Friday I will celebrate or cry.

    • pdway

      I know what you mean . . . but for me at least, a lot of it is this crazy stretch in the world. With Covid showing no signs of slowing, the fires down here in So Cal seeming apocalyptic, and the politics in our country in such a terrible/divisive place – it’s tough to feel upbeat about anything.

      That said, i’ve definitely enjoyed the nba playoffs, so i’m not underestimating sport’s ability to provide some needed distraction.

  57. charlietheunicorn

    Rob, are you going to do a “bold” predictions article prior to the game?

    Here is mine, Hyde will have over 100 yards of total offense.

    • Robbie

      I’ll do a bold prediction. L.J Collier collects two sacks on the day.

      • DC

        Something’s got to be on the line to make a prediction bold eh?

        Regardless, I hope you are prophetic on the way to a W.

  58. cha

    Hype video

    • charlietheunicorn

      The catch by lockett in the endzone….. still unbelievable.

  59. Adog

    Dissly two tds and a two pt conversion…

  60. charlietheunicorn

    In a new rule put in place this year, teams are allowed to elevate up to two players for a game, essentially creating a temporary 55-man roster, and those players can then go back to the practice squad after the game without having to pass through waivers.


  61. Darnell

    Really appreciate the efforts into producing frequent content Rob.

    Pre-covid my life was very social (work in academia, pickup hoops + the bar on Friday and Saturday nights). With work being entirely online, and gyms/bars being closed it means a lot to be able to access conversational content in areas which I am interested.

    Sports are largely inconsequential, but what you do matters.

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you Darnell, I really appreciate it 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  62. Sea Mode

    This guy wins Twitter for the week 😂:

    Gregg Bell

    More folks wearing masks in Atlanta than I expected. #Seahawks team hotel particularly vigilant on it. Big dude at front door of lobby won’t let anyone in without a mask. Players sequestered inside their hotel. No visitors in lobby, even.

    Chris Carson, Bruce Irvin from here.

    Dan Cohen

    Hey, if this big dude isn’t letting anyone past, is there he could line up at OT for #Seahawks tomorrow? 😂

    • Rob Staton


    • Big Mike

      Or DT?

  63. Big Mike

    Pete 1-5 in road openers does not bode well.
    Falcons 27, Hawks 24
    Nothing I’d like better today than to eat a heapin’ helpin’ of crow on that one.

    • Sea Mode

      You mean the kind where it’s 27-3 halfway through the 3rd Q and then Russ scores 21 unanswered points only to fall short 27-24…?

      • Big Mike

        Sadly quite possible

  64. Sea Mode

    Bold or not-so-bold prediction, you decide: Grady Jarrett will have more sacks than the entire Seahawks DL today.

    • Trevor

      50/50 proposition I would say. Grady likely gets two sacks. The Atlantis OL is one of the leagues worst though and it is game #1 so the DL should have an advantage so if the Hawks area ever going to have some sacks it should be today. If they don’t things are even worse than expected.

  65. Sea Mode

    And he’s worth every penny…

    Chris Curtis

    Tony Romo ($17 million) is making more this season at CBS than any player on either the Dolphins or Patriots.

  66. Sea Mode

    2020 continues to amaze me…

    Ian Rapoport

    Help on the way for the #49ers? Sources say free-agent Ziggy Ansah, one of the top pass-rushers available, will be in SF today, going through COVID-19 testing in preparation for a workout Tuesday. His second visit to the #49ers, a sign of their interest.

    “one of the top pass-rushers available” = how much did his agent pay for this promo tweet…? 😂

    • Rob Staton

      Absolute joke of a tweet.



  67. cha

    Two Color Rush and one Wolf Grey this season

    Hopefully one of the Color Rush’s they wear the blue pants. That was sharp.

    • TomLPDX

      +12 on that!

    • Big Mike

      Ditto for me too

      • Big Mike

        Much better look than the all neon green………..and yes I know they call it “action” green.

        • Hoggs41

          I’d be excited for 16 games of Wolf Grey

  68. Trevor

    Hawks come out flying today and Russ lights it up 38-34 with a red zone TD pass to Greg Olsen for the win in the final minute.

    • Trevor

      Bold prediction is Hawks continue one of the strangest streaks ever as being undefeated in the Russel Wilson era when the opposing teams QB throws for 400+ yards.

      I think Seattle is 8-0 under Pete Carroll when the opposing quarterback throws for more than 400 yards. Matt Ryan lights it up today in a loss and makes it 9-0.

  69. Huggie Hawks

    Just came here to say… Go Hawks 😎

  70. Sea Mode

    Oh, lookie here: our savior Alton Robinson (yes, the one who “dominated” all camp and will save our pass rush) is inactive today…


    • dcd2

      Is Dallas hurt, or just a healthy scratch?

      • Sea Mode

        Healthy as far as we know. (and yet another “camp winner” according to many)

    • Big Mike

      Man does this team ever do an incredible job drafting d-linemen.

      With Jemarco and Ogbuehi inactive are we not one Duane tweak away from Bradley Sowell 2.0 (Chad Wheeler) protecting our HOF QB’s blind side?

    • cha

      Make room for Damontre Moore.

      • cha

        Joking aside I really hope PC doesn’t pull his “don’t play him until week 15 and then talk in the offseason about how he really showed us something and they should have played him more” routine with Alton.

    • cha

      All 4 TEs active. Luke Willson probably playing some special teams, but with the 2 backup tackles hurt we could see plenty of 2 TE sets.

    • Aaron

      *Sees Alton Robinson on inactive list
      *Spits milk from nose


    • cha

      PC confirmed Dallas and Robinson are healthy scratches

  71. WallaSean

    Seahawks go 11-5, but this year it wins a competitive NFC West.
    The D-line improves, slightly, the new edge rushers show some of the improved team speed. The D-line rotation allows players to play at their natural positions more often. Blitzing will be a weapon, not by frequency but by efficiency, shown more than used, but executed by more dynamic players all around. Irvin will be a key piece of this as both a blitzing LB and dropping into coverage as a DE. The D will continue to produce a good turnover margin. The improved coverage and team speed will be the most noticeable improvements. The mediocre D-line play will be just enough to allow playmakers to flash in what will be a top-20 defense that shows well on third down and red zone when it counts.
    The modest improvement on the defensive side will give the offense a chance to win games, and they will. A top 10 rushing attack will be more consistent with the improved depth at RB and TE. The new look line will improve as the season goes along, with early season focus on the run. The strong running game will give Wilson plenty of chances to work his play action magic as his strong finish to the season gives him a legitimate shot at MVP. 10-4 going in to the last 2 games, the Seahawks earn a playoff berth against the reeling niners to clinch the division. A playoff win against a division rival will put them in the NFC title game.
    Seahawks 30 Falcons 23, Seahawks get 2 rushing TD’s, 1+ sacks and we continue to worry about the DL through the bye week.

  72. Zane

    Concerns about the lines aside, is there a more dangerous skill group in the league?

    Wilson – Metcalf – Lockett – Olsen – Dissly – Carson

    • Sea Mode

      I’m curious to see what Olsen has left in the tank.

  73. cha

    Bob Condotta
    Seahawks GM John Schneider confirms on pregame radio show on
    that entire Seahawks team and staff tested negative for COVID-19 this morning. So far, no hiccups for Hawks.
    9:08 AM · Sep 13, 2020

    • Big Mike

      Chad Wheeler as your backup LT IS a hiccup Bob

    • WallaSean

      This could be a key for the season, Pete has stressed this all along. Guys are going to miss games eventually, if we have the advantage here it could really help us especially late in the season as injuries start to build.

  74. Rob Staton

    AlToN rObInSoN Is A bEaSt He iZ gOiNg To Be ThE sEcReT wEaPoN

    Alton Robinson: inactive

    Damontre Moore: On his sofa 2 weeks ago, now starting

    ‘Fixing the pass rush is our priority’

    • Rob Staton

      I have horrible 2008 Buffalo vibes about this game.

      That proved to be the beginning of the end for Holmgren.

      • Aaron

        Here’s the lowlights of that game..

        The Hawks finished 4-12. This was Holmgren’s last year, and also Walter Jones’ last year.

        I don’t anticipate 4-12 and Pete, John, and Duane Brown all leaving. I do think the Hawks’ floor is 7-9 and I’m pretty sure this is Duane Brown’s last ride. He’s already missing most practice days in week 1…WEEK 1.

    • Henry Taylor

      Why on earth would he be inactive? Is he hurt? Were they just lying about him having a good camp?

      The Seahawks approach to the pass rush is just so strange.

      • Rob Staton

        It seems they are being overly cautious with rookies.

        And hey, at the end of the day I was never banking on Robinson as a fifth round rookie. The media overhyped him after a couple of good days at camp.

        But it says it all about the Seahawks pass rush that the decision to go with a guy who was a street free agent two weeks ago over a fifth round rookie feels so important.

        • Henry Taylor

          I wssnt expecting him to be a major part, but why not give him a few rushes to see how he does in a real game.

          It’s not like there’s a wealth of players you cant take off the field in front of him.

          Reminds me of watching my other ‘football’ team (Spurs) last year, down all their attacking players and Jose refused to play Troy Parrot for more than a 90 second run around at the end of the game.

          • Rob Staton

            Stand by for Clay Matthews and Cameron Wake getting a workout on Monday.

        • cha

          Because playing a vet over a rookie REALLY worked out well last year…

  75. Rik

    Pete’s been raving about the play of Dallas and Robinson all training camp, but now puts them on the inactive list for the first game?!

    Was he trying to make our draft picks look better than they really are? Or is he that scared to have talented rookies on the field? Seahawks definitely under utilize rookies compared to many other teams, and to our detriment, I think. Use the cheap talent while it’s there. It ain’t like we sign many of them to 2nd contracts.

  76. cha

    Gregg Bell
    As expected, Quinton Dunbar the starting right cornerback for #Seahawks pregame drills at Atlanta.
    9:30 AM · Sep 13, 2020

    Bob Condotta
    Pete Carroll on pregame radio show with
    still hedging some on the RCB spot, saying Quinton Dunbar “will play some.” Sounds like could see both Dunbar and Tre Flowers out there.
    9:28 AM · Sep 13, 2020

    Why are the Hawks dithering around with this?

  77. CaptainJack

    Looking at this defensive line… We’re going to have to score early and often to win. That probably includes a defensive touchdown as well. Going to be hard to stop the falcons offense if Matt Ryan has all day to throw.

    Go Hawks, but I don’t feel extremely optimistic having to trot Damontre Moore out there.

  78. Scot04

    Maybe they’re worried Robinson might prove to be more of a disruptive force than Collier. Sigh

  79. Volume12

    Ya’ll ready? Felt like this was never getting here.

  80. Matt

    Bad feeling we get smoked today. Defense looks atrocious on the first 2 snaps.

  81. cha

    LJ Collier just exceeded his 2019 production.

    The rest is a bonus!

  82. Troy

    Holy shit LJ getting early pressure…encouraging!

  83. TJ

    It’s early, but Collier disrupting and causing an intentional grounding call against Ryan. I’ve got to say, I will be watching Collier closely today.

  84. Sea Mode

    Wonderful way to start the year offensively…

    • Rob Staton


  85. Sea Mode

    Huge fortune on that PI call to bail us out of 3rd and forever…

  86. cha

    Wow. Was that a Seahawks drive or what?

    A couple sacks, a couple Carson hard nosed plays and RW passing perfection.

    • Scot04

      Don’t forget their typical holding penalty

  87. Sea Mode

    Let’s go! Nice stop.

  88. Volume12

    Adams is something else. Just everywhere. Fantastic stop.

    • Bmseattle

      Was that a well designed screenplay?!

    • Trevor

      He is a stud for sure!

  89. Bmseattle

    Short yardage defense comes up big.
    Surprised and impressed.

  90. Troy

    Early pressure from Mayowa and Collier…hype levels intensifying

    • Sea Mode

      At least we know he can make something happened when nobody blocks him….

  91. CaptainJack

    Pretty encouraged by how motivated the team seems to play. They are playing harder than ever even though there are no fans…. big factor is having both Russ and Jamal as motivators. Falcons look flat.

  92. AlaskaHawk

    Nice defensive play by Mayowa to bat the pass down. This is a promising start for the Seahawks.

  93. #77Hawk

    So far it looks like inside pass pressure is the weak spot on the DL but that’s Mack’s territory.

  94. cha


    That was butter

  95. Volume12

    Right down the field.

  96. TJ

    Their offense is looking great! So many weapons.

  97. Sea Mode

    Well that was easy….

  98. Henry Taylor

    This pleases me

  99. AlaskaHawk

    I’m loving the way the offense is cutting through their defense. Russell Wilson getting in on the action with a long run. Lets see if the Seahawks have developed a killer instinct on offense and they will keep their foot on the gas pedal that whole game.

    • cha

      I think a called RW run is something they’ve gotten away from. Need one or two a game just to add an element of unpredictability to the offense.

  100. Trevor

    I guess they have thrown conservative out the window. Going to be fun to watch if Russ keeps playing at this level.

    • cha

      Jamal in the backfield a lot too.

  101. Scot04

    Beautifully setup screen pass for touchdown

    • Lewis

      Yeah, great screen. Love to see that

  102. EP

    Mantra change for the Seahawks. Don’t establish the run early. Establish a lead early

  103. cha

    John Boyle
    DE Rasheem Green has a shoulder injury, return questionable. #Seahawks
    10:35 AM · Sep 13, 2020

    • Bmseattle

      Green has been playing?

  104. Thomas Wells

    First quarter thoughts:

    Russ is in fire. We need this Russ every week to win a super bowl.

    Pass blocking has been suspect. Which leads to…

    Shotty is calling a great game. Love the short passing attack and screen game as a way to mitigate pressure. Carson looks great catching the ball

    • Thomas Wells

      Forgot to add: pass rush looks awful. Collier forced an Intentional grounding and Mayowa batted down a pass. Outside of those two plays Ryan has had all day

  105. Hawkcrazy

    Big problems on defense and stopping the run totally forseeable. Big time offense for Hawks also forseeable. Russ is cooking.

  106. Trevor

    As expected the secondary has no chance with the pass rush giving Ryan all day. Scary part is that the Atlanta OL is one of the worst in the league.

    Keep balling Russ we are going to need 35+

  107. Matt

    RW is winning the MVP this year. Our defense is ugly. Gonna be an interesting year – at least should see a ton of fire works on offense.

    • Scot04

      This type of D-line could prevent him from an MVP year

    • AlaskaHawk

      And then the offense imploded.

  108. Rob Staton

    This defense is EXACTLY what we thought it was.

    • Trevor

      It does not matter how good your back 7 is if you give an NFL QB all day he is going to shred them. It is not rocket science.

    • Scot04

      Still there will be no tough questions asked about it

    • cha

      7.5 yards per play

      • Rob Staton

        But the real problem is we’ve blogged too much about it.

  109. #77Hawk

    Atlanta scored the TD running at the DE. Inside pass pressure & DE run defense not looking good against Atlanta

  110. Bmseattle

    And, apparently the offensive line is what we feared it was

  111. Rob Staton

    Wilson is getting hammered back there.

    • Scot04

      We said all offseason the failed to upgrade either side of the trenches.

    • Donovan

      Jamal Adams. Wow!

      • Hoggs41

        That last sack was on him. He had all day.

        • John

          Agreed, an eternity

    • SeahawkeyezSubj80

      I would basically tell Russell if you cant throw by 3 seconds. RUN!

  112. Scot04

    Atlanta on the other hand; with the addition of Fowler gives them a pretty nice looking D-line. Although i guess anything would look better than ours.

  113. CaptainJack

    Not loving how the offensive line is holding up. That was a scary sack to watch

  114. Sea Mode

    Couldn’t that be a flag on Fowler for smacking Wilson in the face?

    • Hoggs41

      Should have been but I actually like the no call as long as it goes both ways.

  115. #77Hawk

    Wilson held the ball too long! That series was not the best series of play calls against Atlanta.

  116. Hoggs41

    Adams is a one man wrecking crew.

    • clbradley17

      It can’t be! No way Adams is going to get 6 sacks with us like he did with the Jets.

      • John


    • WallaSean

      and on the field every play, unlike a d lineman

  117. Troy

    Jamal Adams sack…looks like gratefully, Carrol is playing to his strengths. Thank god

    • Lewis

      I had a feeling all the talk of Blair being nickel corner was more about going big nickel and keeping Adams be free to make plays

  118. Scot04

    Could you imagine Adams with a strong D-line in front of him.

  119. HOUSE

    Adams is all over the place…

  120. SeahawkeyezSubj80

    This is what we need from Jamal to make up for our defensive line.

  121. TJ

    I guess we now know how Carroll plans to use Adams. He is everywhere and blitzing often.

  122. Volume12

    Adams man. My goodness. 5 tackles, 2 PBU, a sack, and has taken multiple cutback lanes away.

  123. SoCal12

    The more I watch him, the more I’m starting to see Jamal as Pete’s ideal safety.

  124. Volume12

    Russ is getting banged. Help protect him.

    • Trevor

      That is the big problem with the whole let Russ cook therory where he drops back 40 times a game. This OL is just not good enough to do that he will get killed. He might not get through game #1 at this rate.

      • Volume12

        * fingers crossed* the O-line has worried me more than the other side of the ball.

  125. Trevor

    Have to give Pete credit. Even he knows how bad this DL is and he is using Adams creatively. I was not sure if he would or not and it is nice to see.

    Still can’t hide the fact that the DL can’t get consistent pressure but should help some splash plays and 3rd down stops if they keep doing it.

  126. Gohawks5151

    Russ gun shy. Pressure for sure but missing the check downs

  127. cha

    Gregg Bell
    Noticed Jordan Simmons was in at LG for Mike Iupati that #Seahawks drive
    11:05 AM · Sep 13, 2020

  128. CaptainJack

    They have struggled to get DK involved. They’ll get that going eventually, but the pass protection is not good.

  129. Rob Staton

    Wilson’s holding the ball way too long.

    Offense has ground to a mediocre stall.

    • SeahawkeyezSubj80

      I agree Russell always looking for homerun. He getting pounded

    • Bmseattle

      Quick game worked early…not sure what happened.

    • cha

      He’s got to get back to that after a 3 count, if he doesn’t see anyone, move out of the pocket and let your WRs do a scramble drill.

  130. SeahawkeyezSubj80

    Our offense tackles got me biting my knuckles. Russell is getting pounded. Short game play action from here on out.

    • Rob Staton

      Russell isn’t doing them any favours. Patting the ball.

  131. SeahawkeyezSubj80

    We are witnessing one of the best safety play ever. Jamal Adam’s on fire.

    • SoCal12

      I’m very excited, but man he really going to be asking for 20+ mill now lol

      • Trevor

        If he plays every Half like that one he would be well worth it. Best player on the field so far.

  132. Rob Staton

    And again.

    If Russ is going to cook he might want to actually get rid of the football.

  133. Volume12

    A couple have been on him, but look at those #’s for Russ. Imagine if he had some pass protection

  134. SeahawkeyezSubj80

    Russell in his beer goggles mode.

  135. cha

    Rasheem Green is jogging.

    • Trevor

      He does a lot of that.

  136. Trevor

    At least Michael Dickson looks like he has things back on track.

  137. Rob Staton

    Look how quickly Ryan gets the ball out.

    • Lewis

      Or Mahomes the other night

    • Volume12

      It’s gonna sound like I’m disagreeing w/ you, and I’m not as weird as this’ll sound. Their 2 different QBs. PC/JS are more than aware of his bad habits. And he’s got a couple huge ones. Going w/ Shell, Iupati (terrible pass pro), and cutting Britt is not helping him. They gotta do better.

      • Olsonc

        The run defense has looked real bad , Poona and reed not good enough. Poor pass rush.

        • Volume12

          It has. I almost wonder if they go DT in the draft this year. It’s the easiest position to learn which means it’s gonna be more likely the top prospects at that position are going to hit.

  138. CaptainJack

    virtually zero pass rush from Mayowa and Irvin

    • John

      Irvin had 1 pressure at least that I recall.

    • Volume12

      Dunbar has struggled to put it mildly

  139. Rob Staton

    Half time thoughts…

    — Think the Seahawks caught Atlanta off guard with their pass-centric start. But now that they know — the whole thing has ground to a complete standstill and looks totally ineffective. The Seahawks need a counter here because they’re not going to win with 14-20 points.

    — There are two big problems on offense. The O-line looks abysmal and Wilson is holding onto the ball too long. The result is he’s going to get hammered. They cannot have him being slammed around 5-10 times a game.

    — The D-line is as bad as we thought. The run defense is appalling and there’s no pressure on Ryan unless they blitz.

    — Jamal Adams is fantastic. It’d be great to see him get some proper front-four support.

    • Matt

      Dead on. Looking like another 9-10 win season and an early exit.

      Man what a lost offseason. They managed to spend $60M to have the same problems as last year.

      • clbradley17

        Our 2 big OL FAs Finney and Shell already look like busts. Could’ve signed Ifedi back for cheap and been much better than Shell has been this game, or Conklin for a low cap hit this year, and be set at RT for the next 4 years. If Shell is this bad against Atlanta on almost every snap, it will be hell against the 9ers with Bosa and Chandler Jones of AZ, and we play them each twice a year.

    • CaptainJack

      They have been blitzing Blair a lot as well. Just no pressure from the defensive linemen.

    • AlaskaHawk

      Atlanta is getting rid of the ball quickly. I don’t care how good your defensive line is, you can’t stop a 2 second passer.

  140. HOUSE

    1st half notes:

    1. We knew ATL would dial up pressure and our OL needs to protect Russ
    2. Jamal Adams is as good as advertised
    3. Our DL isn’t doing much at all regarding pass rush
    4. Russ started very efficient and the pressure is getting to him now

  141. pdway

    actually have thought the pass rush is not as abysmal as feared (even if they have to generate it in lots of diff ways)- – but run defense looks bad, feels like they can run for 5+ yds any time they want.

    Shell looks bad so far. Pressure keeps coming from his side.

    Adams looks like everything we’d hoped. All over the field.

    Hope we throw the ball downfield a little more – but RW needs some time to do that.

    Bogus missed offensive PI call on Atlanta got them that last 3 points . . .

  142. #77Hawk

    Fowler showing or DE’s how to play run defense

  143. cha

    1st and 5 to 4th and 9…

    • cha


  144. Donovan

    None of the Homer plays have worked.

  145. Matt

    I feel like I’m watching the exact same thing I’ve seen for the last 5 years. Just uninspired. Not making any grand proclamations for the season but this is just new packaging on the same crap.

  146. AlaskaHawk

    Wow – Big Balls Russ

  147. Lewis

    Geez, I hate going long on 4th and 5, but hard to argue with the results

  148. Volume12

    lol. Big balls Pete right there

  149. Sea Mode

    Lol, this team…

  150. Hawkcrazy

    Homer has had a tough time moving the chains. Is there a reason Dejay Dallas was inactive. Holly Catfish going for it on 4th down and bomb to Metcalf…beautiful play. Big Balls on that play.

    • Volume12

      I didn’t agree w/ him & Alton being inactive. What can ya do though?

    • AlaskaHawk

      I think the Seahawks have enough talent that they don’t need Homer right now. Maybe use him as a last resort when there are injuries. He just isn’t a strong runner.

  151. cha


  152. Volume12

    Big play from Blair. And a late day 3 pick is right there on top of it
    Good heady play by the rook.

  153. Hawkcrazy

    Seattle continues it tradition of blowing timeouts,,,

  154. cha

    Welcome to Seattle Greg Olsen!

    • Gohawks5151

      Man, he is open A LOT! Gonna be a huge help

  155. Troy

    Holy shit…this offense is EXPLOSIVE!! When it’s on, it is ON

  156. cha

    Gregg Bell
    Once again, if #Seahawks don’t blitz Matt Ryan has all month to beat them. Julio Jones beats Lano Hill for 42-yard gain. Hill likes that matchup with TE last drive much better.

    4-man rush for Seattle.

    Hill was in because Quandre Diggs was in the locker room
    12:10 PM · Sep 13, 2020

    • cha

      Gregg Bell
      Quandre Diggs doesn’t jog but runs out of the tunnel from locker room right into the defensive huddle after fill-in Lano Hill gives up that 42-yard catch by Julio Jones. Hill was injured on the play. Costly absence of Diggs. #Seahawks
      12:11 PM · Sep 13, 2020

    • Sea Mode

      Shoot, now Hill hurt too? Who’s next up…?

  157. Hoggs41

    Is Diggs hurt? Why is Hill out there?

  158. Bmseattle

    Lano Hill at deep safety, forced to cover Julio?
    Something not right there.

  159. Rob Staton

    Lano playing deep and the two edge rushers just running by the QB and doing nothing 🤦‍♂️

  160. Big Mike

    Is Adams out?

    • Big Mike

      Nm see its diggs

  161. Rob Staton

    And I’m telling you it doesn’t matter if Diggs is in there. A safety vs Julio deep with no pressure isn’t working.

  162. Hawkcrazy

    Thanks Cha that answers my question too. Lano Hill getting beat deep who would have thought?

    • AlaskaHawk

      He had his hands on the ball, just couldn’t stop Jones from pulling it in.

  163. Sea Mode

    Julio gonna Julio… what a catch.

  164. Rob Staton

    Shaquille Griffin is the OPPOSITE of Sherman when it comes to toughness.

  165. AlaskaHawk

    Mayowa makes another nice play chasing down the QB.

  166. cha

    That was definitely a coverage sack right there.

    Bend don’t break boys!

  167. Volume12

    Adams is some kind of weapon.

    • Sea Mode

      Nothing short of incredible out there. Intensity and the way he poses after plays reminds me so much of prime Earl, except Adams is everywhere.

  168. Rob Staton

    That’s better.

    Great pursuit by Mayowa.

    No idea what Ryan was doing.

    • Sea Mode

      Did he not see him?

  169. Sea Mode

    The impossible has happened! Mayowa!!!

    • John_s

      1/3 of the way to Clowneys sack total

  170. clbradley17

    That was a great ending to the Falcons drive! First Adams stuffs Gurley for no gain, then Mayowa sacks Ryan on 4th down.

    • Lewis

      The run defense seems to be tightening up.

  171. dcd2

    I’ll check the comments later, but wanted to pop in and say GO HAWKS!!

    Adams looks amazing. Was pretty nervous about things, but so far, so good.

    *knocks wood

  172. Henry Taylor

    We’ve seen some good secondary play from Pete’s Seattle these last few years. Jamal is worthy of that group.

  173. Troy

    Huge stop by the Hawks there…that is some impressive defense. On 4th and short

    • Sea Mode

      They were inches away from stuffing Gurley on the leap into the end zone earlier too.

      • Lewis

        Yeah, the made him work for it

  174. Dan

    I don’t know Adams looks pretty bored on this defence

  175. CaptainJack

    jamal Adams has to be the most enthusiastic/energetic defensive player I’ve watched

  176. SeahawkeyezSubj80

    I’ll be first to admit. This defense awhole lot better than I was willing to admit. Jamal setting the tempo. Better than I could hope for. It’s only one game but I gladly be wrong and take it. I’m go giddy right now.

  177. josh s krueger

    Man Clowney Would have been fun with Adams and Bwags… O well…

    • Lewis

      IKR? To have an elite player at all three levels of the defense would be something

    • Sea Mode

      Hey, no saying the “C” word today… 🙃

  178. cha

    Is there a way to mute Mark Schlereth?

    Good grief.

    • Sea Mode


  179. Gohawks5151

    Man, I love the bubbles and now routes but can we throw it to the right people? Keep throwing them to Moore , Carson and Dissly… DK needs a few a game

  180. Hawkcrazy

    Damien Lewis with just a slew of penalties today. He will learn though.

  181. Sea Mode

    Settle down, rook

  182. SoCal12

    I like Damien Lewis but man he really needs to simmer down. First game ever yeah, but hope he learns.

  183. Hawkcrazy

    Meyers has been perfect today. So far a lot of overall positives. Announcers not one of them.

    • Hawkdawg

      His kicks have not looked pretty, but they’ve been straight…

  184. Justaguy

    Dan Quinn fired

  185. Hoggs41

    we are going to win this game 31-28 aren’t we?

  186. TJ

    I’ve been trying to figure out their odd player rotations (Homer, Simmons, Hill, etc.) all game and it dawned on me that the Hawks are probably trying to look at certain players like they would during pre-season games in normal years.

    • Sea Mode

      And/or not overload guys coming into full-speed action with no pre-season.

      • TJ

        Agreed. The lack of conditioning, timing, and everything else they work on in normal pre-seasons will probably be evident for the next few weeks.

    • AlaskaHawk

      I didn’t even know Swain??? was on the team.

  187. Pran

    Our CBs are also not good just like DL

    • Matt

      Shaq Griffin taming the Jarran Reed route during a contract year. I’ve always thought he was a good #2 CB; can’t say I’ve ever understood the idea that he is this blossoming elite talent.

    • Trevor

      Hard to cover Ridley and Jones etc when Ryan has all day on 90% of the snaps. Get used to a lot of high scoring games this year I think.

  188. SoCal12

    Disappointing from Shaquille so far. Especially coming in a contract year. Not worth top level CB money at this point.

  189. AlaskaHawk

    Not having much luck running to the left. Second series of conservative plays.

    I really like the offense better when the play harder. Like when they play to make a touchdown instead of eating up the clock.

  190. Volume12

    Good stuff. The 2 corners who have struggled the most I thought, make 2 big back to back plays

    • Justaguy

      This is right on the money

  191. Troy

    0/4 on 4th downs…defense came up huge when it mattered.

    • AlaskaHawk

      Ryan missed that last 4th down throw. But since the receiver got his hands on it = maybe I shouldn’t blame the QB.

      • Lewis

        Went right through Ridley’s hands. Not sure how that is a miss.

  192. Sea Mode

    Almost a 40-burger. Gonna need a few more of those this season.

    • AlaskaHawk

      40 points would make up for whatever happens on defense.

    • SoCal12

      Good thing we have Russ cooking and he’s got more burgers where that came from.

      • Sea Mode

        Brilliant title idea for Rob’s instant reaction piece!

  193. Hawkcrazy

    I hate prevent defense. It also seems that most of the game has been prevent defense.

  194. Gohawks5151

    Matt Ryan is the best playing from behind, between the 20s QB of all time

  195. SoCal12

    Can’t help but respect Yunghoe’s onside boot.

    • Hawkcrazy

      agree with this very well played by Atlanta. Even so for an onside kick to be recovered I think the receiving team has to do an awful job. Seahawks receiving team players rushed to outside and left a hug whole where the ball went. glad we were up enough it will just be a learning experience. Happy to have win #1 in the books.

  196. Kenny Sloth

    Fire Pete Carroll.

  197. pdway

    I don’t care about all those late-game Ryan yards – – if our D can make a few plays when it matters, like they did on 4th downs today . .. this team will be good.

    Receiving corps is just better than it used to be – don’t know that we need 4 tight ends, but Olsen, Dissly, even Hollister all bring diff things. Seems like Russ had guys to throw to most of the day, and he’s not missing open receivers.

    O-line wasn’t great, but when you’re QB goes 31/35, they’re doing enough.

    I’ll take that win, Atlanta not top of the league, but they finished 6-2 in 2nd of last season, and have some high caliber talent.

    • Volume12

      Completely agree

  198. Big Mike

    So who predicted this morning the Hawks would give up over 400 to Ryan and win?

    • Big Mike

      Whoever it was ought to buy a lotto ticket

    • Sea Mode

      It was Trevor:

      • Big Mike

        Buy that ticket Trevor!

        • Trevor

          Just missed on the score though I said 38-31 Hawks. Did get the Olsen TD too though 🙂

          Gonna be a lot of high scoring games this year I think.

        • Robert

          Meh –
          400+ yards and squeaker win: not so good.
          400+ yards when the game was out of reach for much of the second half: who cares?
          Even if Atlanta scores on that last Hail Mary, this game was put away like they failed to do all last season. They can give up that kind of passing yardage every game if they’re up three scores in the fourth quarter and I’ll be ecstatic.

  199. charlietheunicorn

    Pete Carroll sucks 😉

  200. Trevor

    The knives are going to be out early for Dan Quinn in Atlanta. A defensive coach can’t have a unit play that bad for 3 years in a row now.

  201. CaptainJack

    Does anyone else think that the chargers and rams have uniforms colors and logos that look way too similar for two teams that share a city and stadium? Nonsensical….

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