Month: May 2018

Are you kidding me!

Today we added another big bodied receiver.  Ummm…..hold on.  While this could be a wonderful addition are we not going to talk about the continued giant elephant in the room?  If Russell doesn’t get rid of the ball in a reasonable amount of time what is the point in getting another possession receiver?  Look Brandon Marshall is great.  Go check some of the highlights on YouTube, I’ll even provide the link!  But if you (Russell) are going to continue to look all the way down field EVERY play then what is the freaking point.  Get Brandon the ball and let him get you the 1st down.  You can’t win games by yourself and you certainly can’t win on a single throw.  Start throwing the timing routes ON TIME.  Start letting your receivers break a tackle and get more yards than was expected.  BE A PROFESSIONAL.  IF you (Russell) do that Brandon Marshall is an incredible pick up on a very team friendly deal.  It gives you the latitude to be very picky in the WR room.  It increases that “positional group competition” level we have talked about before.  I believe McEvoy deserves a healthy look this year and the opportunity to prove himself in a few games.  If he can’t do it this year move on, but let’s not keep this kid as a part of the active roster and not use 6’6″ 230lb reciever!  Let’s have a bigs package for crying out loud!  I’m both excited and curious about the move today.

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Coaches Suck! Podcast Available

We were a little behind and didn’t get one out last week but some good blogs went out and some good thoughts.  This is some good stuff about the coaching staff changes and maybe a slightly different view than some people.  Again, it is available on iTunes and links are provided here.  You can find it on iTunes by searching “50-50 xtra points from the cheap seats” or Rob50.  Let us know what you think of this stuff!  Get us some feedback on how wer are doing and as always LIKE SHARE FOLLOW SUBSCRIBE!

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Memorial day

From us here at Seattlehawktalk.com we’d like to acknowledge the great sacrifice that has been made too often by young men and women from all over this great nation. Seahawks fans and not. We are country proud! This is a great nation that has grown from the sacrifice of so many. Recognize that today. We will get back to talking Chickens but today, set a beer aside and pour it out as the evening winds down. Remember them today and the families that mourn their losses today.  Be thankful for the gifts we have.  Hug your family because so many can’t.  Recognize that this is more than just a 3 day weekend.  I’m proud to be a veteran.  I’m proud to be an American.  I’m proud of the brotherhood I am a part of, and ask that you respect those you have sacrificed.

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Leadership Under Fire

I have a different viewpoint on a story that seems to be gaining traction.  It is also kind of pissing me off to be honest.  You can go and check almost any of your sources that you frequent and Cliff Avril has come out and said that because of the loss to the Patriots in 2015 the “team” started to question Pete.  (here’s a link if you haven’t seen it)  Let’s review Pete got you to a second Super Bowl in consecutive years and you were in a VERY good position to win the game and came up short because of a multitude of factors.

Malcom Butler makes one of the great plays in SB history.

Russell Wilson throws the ball in the most incorrect spot you could possibly throw it, that ball needs to be low and away to put his reciever on the ground and be out of reach for Malcom to make that play.  No one ever talks about Marshawn being open, like WIDE open on the other side of the formation.  For all of the accolades that Russell gets, this play exemplifies why there are more improvements to be made.  Because as a play call there were two options available that would have scored touch downs but they hinged on Russell making the correct throw….he did not.

So there’s that, but also and here’s where I start to get a little pissed and ask that people have a bit of vision.  Let’s not forget through all of the things that they do for the community these are still fairly young men.  They have rarely been put in the role of true leadership….leadership on the field yes, but they are the “enlisted” not the command staff, the “Generals” who are responsible for the development of game strategy, philosophy, and so much more.

So these young men get on their pulpit of percieved power and start to speak out/rebel against a coach who has taken them to the promise land.  A General who has led them to glory.  But the minute the “tough” shows up you bail.  You are not a leader.  You are a fake.  You pose as a leader in the locker room.  You lead because you are speaking louder than the man who is CHOOSING to back your play and hope that you develop as a man.  He has brought you to where you are fellas.  And this isn’t just Cliff, please read that this also applies to Sherm and Bennett.  Don’t forget Michael where you were prior to the Seahawks.  You were a productive player toiling in the trenches of obscurity.  When Pete and John brought you into the fold you truly became the game changer you are today.  They GAVE you the platform you speak from today.  And in return your respect and reverance shown is that you disrespect him publicly to further your own platform.

Truth be told those who are paying attention are seeing children acting out against daddy.  They have cut off their nose to spite their face.

As a Veteran, as a FireFighter, I’ve truly seen what it is to “lead under fire” and you don’t just abandon your leaders.  You show true leadership through following them in the tough times and supporting their actions.  You back your brothers play.  You did not do that, YOU were the demise of the Legion of Boom”.  You were the demise of one of the most dominant defenses ever fielded.  Think of the power and opportunity that you had and just ignored.  A defense, a team, a philosophy that was battle tested, had gone through failure and come out stronger on the other side.  All you had to do was to buy in, to do what TRUE leaders do.  You had the opportunity to be the voice in the storm and you failed.  Instead you carried the message of the storm to a greater scale.  That isn’t what leaders do.  I have forgotten more about leadership than you may ever know, but the real disappointment is that you don’t even recognize your failure.  Maybe time, age, and maturity will change you.  I have doubts.

So to Pete, you keep doing you.  You put yourself out in front of every comment, every rumor and said “not them, ME”.  You LEAD with passion and maturity through the storm.  You gave opportunity after opportunity for them to “buy in” and you saw what I saw, a team that was ONE decision away from another Super Bowl.  THEY never made that decision.  I am proud to have you as a coach of the 12’s.  As parents, leaders, supervisors, and coaches we can only teach so much, there has to be a learned component.  You can show them the road but they must choose to walk the road even through adversity.  You are doing a great job.  Keep being the voice in the storm.  We used to have a saying in some of the work I did while in the service and I’d encourage you to keep following that model.  Continue to bring the “Speed, Surprise, and Violence of Action” in all that you do. Continue to mold young men into even greater men by being the example of what leadership looks like at all levels.

Go Hawks.

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Finally!

Alright today is a big day!  Maybe not for you but for me, it’s a big day.  We are officially up on iTunes now!  We are getting ALL of our content loaded up but the bottom line is you can now find us there!    I’m very excited about this development and maybe just maybe I can stop talking about the website and get down to what we really want to chat about, Seahawks.  Our podcast  “50-50 Xtra Points from the Cheap Seats” can be found by searching just that on iTunes.  It has a link to our website on there as well so you can keep updated on what we are talking about today.  For instance:

This article I saw on BR today talks about Schotty and Wilson and the challenge it represents…..Can we stop using words like “challenge”  Yeah I get we live in a fully PC world where everyone gets a trophy but hey THIS JUST IN:  WE DIDN’T.  We didn’t get one last year.  We didn’t even get an invite to the dance.  We got ousted.  And some of that responsibity lies on the shoulders of “second coming” Russell Wilson.  Yeah, I love the guy too.  I think he has MORE in him though.  I think he has better in him.  I think he can be a proffessional and be even more devastating than the stats devastator he is right now.  It’s really neat to crush stats, but go ask Dan Marino how many of his records he’d give up to have a SB ring or two.  Seriously man I love that he’s mobile but you know, and I’m just shooting from the hip here, if you get rid of the ball quicker won’t that negate some of the running around you do?  Wouldn’t that also limit Russell’s exposure to hits?  I read articles like the one mentioned above and I can’t help but think that the national media is catching on.

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