Podcast appearance on Tasteful Profanity

This week I was invited onto the Tasteful Profanity podcast (Beast Pode) to discuss the Seahawks season so far, the future and the 2019 draft. It was a lot of fun so be sure to check it out below…


  1. Georgia Hawk

    Woah Rob, just learned that you are a Harry Potter hater and now I question everything about you.

    • Rob Staton

      Haha 😂

      My wife loves Harry Potter. I’ve never got into it.

      • Volume12

        Same. Can’t get into Game of Thrones either. Both are like Dungeons N’ Dragons.

        • DC

          Harry Potter I can understand but Game of Thrones??? Come on man. That’s top quality, non-sport entertainment!

          • Largent80


        • GerryG

          The only thing worse than someone trying to tell me about their fantasy football team is someone who wants to talk about Game of Thrones.

        • Coleslaw

          What the f***! DnD is legit….

          • Kenny Sloth

            Madden career mode is basically sports DnD lol

      • Brandon Adams


    • Hawktalker#1

      Hold the phone, WHAT?????

      You can’t be serious. 😉

  2. millhouse-serbia

    CB Joejuan Williams is an interesting prospect… Really good tape vs Alabama/Ridley in 2017. Saw him this year vs UF – got cooked off LOS on slant vs WR Van Jefferson (exactly the hip fluidity concern you mention)

    Comps at moment Tharold Simon/Tre Flowers (both went to Seattle)

  3. Volume12

    KC/Rams last night was incredible. One of the best games I’ve ever seen. Was waiting for someone to hook it directly into my veins.

    What was hilarious about it was all the old, washed guys asking ‘wHeRe wAS The DeFensE?’

    Love that the NFL has gone full on BIG 12.

    • Rob Staton

      One game doesn’t make it the Big 12.

      And personally, I’d hate the NFL to become the Big 12. The big 12 is boring.

      • DC

        The NFL is doing their best rules-wise to stack the deck firmly in the favor of offences. Is it in part because the ‘best offence of all time’ got throttled by Seattle in the SB?

        I like to see innovation and usually that gives a leg up for a period of time. But it gets countered or caught up to eventually and then comes back down to earth. For example, the Quack Attack.

        • Rob Staton

          Football goes through these trends. At its core, however, it stays relatively similar. Not everyone can play like the Rams and Chiefs. There will always be a variety of styles and that’s the same with a lot of sports. I like to make the comparison to soccer and the last three world cup winners. Spain, Germany and France all played a very different style and formation. Ultimately it comes down to talent and execution, whichever way you want to play.

          • GerryG

            I agree with Rob.

            It’s also worth pointing out that 35 points were directly related or one/two plays removed from defensive turnovers.

            I also think the reoccurrence of Andy Reid’s career long abandonment of the run cost him last night. Their run game was effective and passing so much just increased the opportunities for Donald and that pass rush DL to wreck things, which they did. We know their weakness is run D. They didn’t need Schotty ball, but more balance may have tipped the scale in a super close game

      • Del tre

        I agree, good defense is way better than a track meet all game. Quite frankly the game was only cool because we hadn’t seen it before, if every game was 55-54 shootout I’d find a new sport to watch because at that point they might as well play flag football

    • Trevor

      I am with you Vol last nights game was really fun watch almost a spectacle. Enjoyed it immensely but I hope they have not taken in too far. I love innovative and fun offensse but there is still something really amazing about a great defensive battle as well. An offensive show like last night would have so much more meaning if the rules had not become so skewed to favour offense.

      Mcvay and Reid truly are offensive masters. On the same level as a DB coach.

      • Volume12

        As a follower of a team that doesn’t play that style, and that’s fine, I was just enjoying it for what it was.

        I appreciate a good defensive game too. Give me a 9-3, 10-7 game or a shootout. I want aggressive one way or the other. They opened up the rules for the offense to speed the game up. No one wants to watch your average, run of the mill 23-17 game that lasts 4 hours. The NFL desperately needs teams like KC, N.O, LA. They also need defensive teams like Seattle, Chicago, etc. That’s what makes CFB so fun. 31 different flavors so to speak.

        As for going too far, IDK, Aaron Donald and Chris Jones sure were making an impact on the other side of the ball. Good year to be a DT. 😉

        Yeah, big fan of Andy Reid. Love him actually. Turned Donovan McNabb into a pro bowler, went to 5 NFCC games and a SB, traded McNabb and made Vick an elite passer. Had an 11 win team with Alex Smith at QB, gets rid of him, and let’s his BIG 12 QB play that exact same style. And it’s working. Most of the HC’s in the NFL are the same and never change a damn thing. He’s an all-timer. Could are less if he hasn’t won the big one.

        • Trevor

          Chris Jones really has become the game changer we both thought he would coming out of College. He still is a little inconsistent and dos some bonehead things but wow he is a beast when he is on. Would love to see the Hawksfind someone like him in this draft.

    • SoCal12

      Was lucky enough to get last minute tickets with some buddies to that game. Great prices on good seats because of the last minute move from Mexico. Still shaking from the sheer adrenaline of watching that game live. Seeing these two teams play live is something else man. Mahomes throws look even prettier in real time, and Tyreek Hill must have Cheetah DNA. I despise the Rams but I gotta respect McVay for the team he’s put together as well. I know some people dislike shootouts, but tbh I’ve never enjoyed football more than I have in those three hours of electricity.

    • Kenny Sloth

      Call me crazy, but I hope to never see Seattle in a shootout like that.

      Be nice to be able keep pace with the Rams, but I’d prefer to see us controlling the pace of the game.

      That kind of game is fun to see, but not something I want to have. Like other people’s kids.
      “Wow this thing is crazy lol. Ok dude you can have it back”

      • clbradley17

        They were in the high 30’s instead of just over 50, but the Houston game last year and the Pittsburgh game 2 years earlier were shootouts, and we won both. But I would rather see us play good D, run the ball a LOT and control the clock/keep their offence off the field.

        We’ll see how these high-scoring teams do in the playoffs. Supposedly D wins championships, and of the 3 blistering offences in the NFL this year, it seems the Saints have been playing better D than either the Rams or Chiefs (they just beat the Eagles 48-7). Wouldn’t be surprised to see the Chargers go the SB with Bosa coming back and having a good over-all D and Rivers at QB, or Houston with their great D and on a 7 game win streak.

      • DC

        Remember the shootout victory over Pittsburgh? You can’t tell me that wasn’t an adrenaline rush.

        Bottom line, it’s nice to be able to win any style of game. They’re all fun when they end with a W!

  4. Alfredo

    I’ll always hate the Rams after losing to them 3 times in one season. Bobby Engram!

  5. Trevor

    I kind of like that the Hawks are zigging with a power run offense while the rest of the NFL is zagging with a Pass Happy offense. Scary part is the Saint have both.

    As teams build their defense to stop the pass it could benefit the Hawks down the road.

    • charlietheunicorn

      There are four or five teams (besides Seahawks) built this way now in the NFL. Giants, Bills, Panthers, Cowboys and Redskins. I think a tough hard fought game in the low to mid 20s is much more fun to watch than a Tecmo bowl game like the MNF Chiefs/Rams game. Maybe I’m being contrarian, but I think crowds love tough nosed football, instead of the 2 hand touch they are getting in the modern (last few years) NFL.

      The upcoming Panthers game is the Seahawks season, imo. They win, watch out. Then they start to get on a roll and get hot headed into the playoffs. Definitely not a TEAM you want to face in the first round.

      • Elmer

        Agree, I would much rather watch a close game featuring good defenses. After MNF was over all I could think of was how Kansas City must feel scoring over 50 points and LOSING THE GAME. The KC defensive guys probably aren’t feeling too confident about their long-term futures.

      • Dylan Leptich

        I’m biased being a hawks fan and all but totally agree on this. Maybe because I am a fan of the team who seemed to display that physical, dominant style in its peak form in 2013. If given the choice between the greatest show on turf or the LOB, Marshawn, etc, I choose the latter. Don’t get me wrong, Ill take a super bowl victory however it comes, again Id just choose what had in 2013 if given the choice.

        To be so physically dominant that the other team simply wilts and succumbs is just an epic spectacle to see, basically what was done to the Broncos in SB 48 (considered one of the best offenses of all time at the time).

        And when it comes to compelling matchups, as fun as that Rams-Chiefs game was, in my view it doesnt approach those Hawks-Niners games. I think people will look back at those as peak football, with hall of famers and perennial pro bowlers all over the field in the primes of their careers. Rams-Chiefs was a shootout but those games were battles.

  6. Brandon Adams

    Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh don’t deserve Super Bowl rings.

    • All I see is 12s


  7. icb12

    Great Podcast. I enjoy these guys. Just found them on podbean and followed.

    What are some of the other podcasts people listen to?

    I listen to a lot of hunting podcasts, a handful of fishing podcasts, a couple NHL ones.
    Also listen to hardcore history, and occasionally I find a joe rogan one I’ll listen to.

    • Bankhawk

      Plus one on the Dan Carlin podcasts thêre ICB 12! Been flat out hooked ever since I stumbled across Ghosts Of The Oestfront

      • icb12

        I do enjoy hardcore history. My only issue with it- I can’t have it on in the background. I have a hard time listening to it without really listening to it. Working through Kings of Kings now. Fantastic.

        • Hawk Eye

          big fan of Dan Carlin
          will watch Joe Rogan, depends on the guest. Loved the interview with Victor Conte, must watch. Still waiting for Joe to ask his guest 1 tough question though……
          will listen to anything with Seymour Hersch. Greatest investigative journalist of all time

    • Kenny Sloth

      I literally only listen to whatever Rob is on and then hella soccer podcasts hahahaha

      • Rob Staton

        Appreciate it man

  8. Gohawks5151

    I was surprised to hear your answer to Pete Carroll’s successor being Chris Peterson. I respect him and enjoy watching his teams. However he hasn’t won anything. The transition to the NFL from college is tough (ie: Saban) and the coaches that succeed in the NFL off the top of my head all have won college championships or have solid identities. Pete Carroll and Jimmy Johnson were winners and great defensive guys. Harbaugh had a strict identity on offense and defense. Peterson has none of this. No championships aside, he used to have a reputation as an offensive game planning mastermind that took risks and innovated. Also crazy special teams plays. I’m don’t think you can say that about him at Washington. He has nothing to hang his hat on lately. More of a jack of all trades, master of none guy. I have no good answer to the question either but i was surprised.

    • icb12

      I’d take David Shaw over Chris Peterson for head coach.

    • Rob Staton

      It’s a tough question to answer for sure.

  9. charlietheunicorn

    Rob is more a Paddington Bear type of guy. Don’t hate on him not loving Harry Potter.
    Now if he starts hating on the Beatles, then there might be problems 😉

    • Rob Staton

      Love the Beatles!

  10. Bankhawk

    Plus one on the Dan Carlin podcasts thêre ICB 12! Been flat out hooked ever since I stumbled across Ghosts Of The Oestfront

  11. Trevor

    Starting to look like KJs season could be done. Sad to see a great leader and player go out like this if that is the case because it would be hard to imagine the Hawks resigning him unless it is for a low $ deal now. 3 amazing defensive leaders going down to injury and likely ending thier Hawks careeers (Avril, Kam and now KJ) really sucks. Hope I am wrong but Pete sort of hinted at it yesterday.

    We are really lucky to be adding Kendrick’s for the playoff push IMO. He is healthy and motivated. If he can get his legal issues resolved would like to see them extend him and add a young LB in he draft.

    • Rob Staton

      Kendricks is absolutely vital now.

      Just a shame he’s not available for this game.

      • FresnoHawks

        Shocked Calitro wasn’t exploited more than he was. Did he raise his game another level? How good can Calitro be?

        • Rob Staton

          I don’t know. He’s 25 in January so he has time on his side. I’d like to say he provides good depth.

          • FresnoHawk

            “Great depth” that’s a win for us but he also replaced Mingo who did “OK” at that position. I can’t help but to get “greedy” here with 6 games left and its Calitro’s 2nd year in the NFL.

    • millhouse-serbia

      As I understood the situation, kendriks has a trial in February and there is little chance of not getting a prison sentence.

    • millhouse-serbia

      Ok, here is what Adam Schefter said about Kendriks: “He is not scheduled to be sentenced until Jan. 24, when, based on federal guidelines, he could be facing 30 to 37 months in prison.”

      • Rob Staton

        There’s also a line of thinking that he’s unlikely to go to jail.

        • Mac

          I think he’ll be fined a ton, but I doubt he gets much more than 2-3 months + probation. In this scenario, the victims of his crime are limited and it’s not like he was manipulating markets by shorting a company on the verge on bankruptcy. If you believe most reports, he was buying stocks of companies that were going through mergers and acquisitions before it was publicly known. Combine that with athlete pedigree and I have a hard time believing the gov’t will put him in a position that would make it hard for them to get money from him.

          • Rob Staton

            Plus he paid everything back

            • GerryG

              And acknowledged all wrong-doing

            • FresnoHawk

              He did not touch the $$$ = no money laundering!

  12. Kenny Sloth

    Those hosts had a lot of nice things to say about this comments section 😌 (*blushing*)

  13. RWIII

    I am hoping John Schneider can sign Kendricks to a long-term deal. Seattle’s defense looks entirely different when they have both Bobby Wagner and Kendricks playing at the same time.

    • clbradley17

      I hope so too. He’s only 28, and is very good in coverage and rushing the passer. Like Rob mentioned, he paid all the money back so he may get no jail time or could only be for a few months with good behavior and/or probation – should be available in time for 2019 training camp. Hopefully he’ll also give us somewhat of a discount since we were the only ones who took a chance on him this year.

    • FresnoHawk

      Vikings after signing Kendrick’s to a long term deal now know both brothers are vulnerable to the pass. Eagles knew Kendrick’s messed up so they let him go, Cleveland knew he was vulnerable and he got a small contract. March 2019 could be an entirely new situation for Kendrick’s my concern is he is so broke that he will go after the best deal he can get.

  14. EP

    Enjoyed the podcast. Can’t beleive you didn’t vehemently support the idea that Carling/Tennents are the most spectacular beers on the planet.

    • Rob Staton

      Apologies 😂

      I do like a proper beer. The local breweries are good in Yorkshire. But if I’m out and about I’d have a San Miguel.

      • mishima

        I don’t drink alcohol, but discovered San Miguel Sin, last time in Spain. Best 0.0% beer on the planet.

  15. Gohawks5151

    Interesting take on the D class. Completely disagree with the Ferrell assessment.


    • Rob Staton

      It’s interesting. But with all the guys they suggest in round two, I just wonder who that anonymous scout expects to go in R1. Because there simply aren’t many options outside of this DL class.

    • Volume12

      I think Ferrell’s a 1st, otherwise I completely agree.

      Again, 100% on board about Auburn’s Derrick Brown and the Richard Seymour similarities I’ve mentioned a couple times.

      • DC

        Brown & Reed could form the ‘Great Wall of Sodo’.

        • Volume12

          ‘Great wall of Sodo.’ I love that.

          • C-Dog

            Jarran Reed and Derrick Brown as your starting defensive tackles. Yes, please.

  16. Rob Staton


    Michigan’s Devin Bush Jr was not good in the first half against Indiana at the weekend.

    • Rob Staton

      Better in the second but they use him in a way that isn’t easy top project at the next level.

      • Volume12

        Yup. He’s very hard to figure out. I kinda think he’d be better suited as a 3-4 ILB or even a box safety depending on how he runs.

        • Zxvo3

          Another player on that Michigan defense is S/LB Khaleke Hudson. Plays a lot like Jabrill Peppers and could be suited to play as a box safety in the next level

  17. Rob Staton

    Wow — Clelin Ferrell, Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins were absolutely FANTASTIC again against Duke at the weekend. Outstanding. I’d take any of the three in Seattle.

    • Zxvo3

      Do you think we would have a chance at drafting one of them?

      • Rob Staton

        Only if they end up picking in the top-15.

  18. Volume12

    If Seattle does grab one of these interior guys who push/collapse a pocket early and hunts for an Avril like value at DE with their next pick, which might make more sense when they pay Clark (hopefully), I really like Syracuse’s Alton Robinson.

    Alton Robinson (6’4, 250 lbs.), relentless pass rusher, 9 sacks and 16 TFL. Almost went to jail for 20 years in HS due to a robbery. His natural athleticism just jumps off the screen.

  19. Kenny Sloth

    Thankful for Rob and this community. Y’all are awesome enjoy your loved ones today

    • Rob Staton

      Happy Thanksgiving Kenny!

      And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is part of the community here. Grateful for you all.

      Go Hawks

  20. John_s

    Happy thanksgiving everyone!

    Watching Bears vs Lions. Makes me go back to before the season and Mack was on the trading block. I was with Rob that you trade for Mack and give him the big contract.

    With how the team is playing, how much would you like to see Frank Clark and Khalil Mack rushing the passer?

    Rob said at the time and I’m paraphrasing that you trade for Mack, you’re trading to be a playoff and Super Bowl contender. I wholeheartedly agree! I believe that Mack gets you 2-3 extra wins out of the 5 you lost.

    • Rob Staton

      His impact for the Bears is clear. They’ve instantly gone from a middle of the road, possible top-10 pick team to a possible division winner.

    • Kenny Sloth

      Can you afford Clark with the addition of Mack?

      Doubtful. Is he better? Sure but you’re paying that difference and Seattle has shown to be shrewd negotiators getting team friendly deals when retaining team stars. What a disrespectful move to him though.

      We also have next to no draft capital and I dont feel like mortgaging the future and digging a deeper hole. Because a bigger problem than a lack of high profile talent is lack of relevant quality depth at key positions. Bobby and KJ still play too many snaps and it’s taking it’s toll. If Griffin or Flowers or Coleman goes down it’s pretty dire straits. I’m not ready to give up on anybody on this roster, but nobody is a sure thing and we need to keep reloading.

      Let’s stay patient and keep buidling the way we do best. High profile trades have not always been super succesful. Building through the draft is more consistent and cheaper.

  21. Coleslaw

    Does anyone actually think Bosa wont go #1? I dont even care if he misses the combine, hes the best player in the draft

  22. Kenny Sloth

    Funny how Darrell Bevell was ahead of the curve on the jet motion stuff for nfl offenses

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