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A few thoughts on Game 3


So a few updates to the episode, we recorded this before some of the roster moves took place.  Specifically McEvoy who I am pretty disappointed in.  However the upside is that we have a VERY talented WideReciever Group this year.

Game 3 was another loss but like we keep saying that isn’t the point of the pre-season.  The point is to get some looks at people in specific situations and I think we are doing a great job of that.  I was bummed that Mr. McGough didn’t get some play time with the 2’s and I’d like to see that after yet another lack luster performance on Austin Davis’s part.

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Some post Pre-Season loss thoughts

Football is back!  We are back baby, watching giant men crush each other shorten their lives and possibly permanently damage their grey matter.  Summer is still here in the great NW and with the Seattle Seahawks playing again it seems as if all is right with the world.  So here are a couple thoughts before Dad and I release our latest podcast sometime in the next couple of days!

Mr. McGough, reportedly has struggled in camp…..but I have to be honest…..That’s not what showed up on the field… MY OPINION.  Alex showed up and played behind the 2s and mostly the 3’s so what was the expectation.  He looked not horrible behind a make shift offensive line that was missing blocking assignments, not passing blitzes effectively and generally playing fairly poorly.  Alex was hitting his check downs, keeping his eyes down field and not just running.  He proved that he is athletic and can create out of nothing.  He didn’t throw an interception or fumble the ball.  I think this is good news and it would be interesting to see what he can do behind the 2’s or even the 1’s which is something I am positive we will see before the pre-season is over.  I continue to be a fan of this kid, while I am not in any way saying or advocating for him to supplant Russell I think his upside is incredible.

Rashaad Penny, although the numbers don’t show a great outing there were some signs.  As a fan you have to ask yourself and constantly remind yourself that that is what the pre-season is about.  It is NOT about cranking it all the way up and showing the league your cards.  But watching Penny bounce that run in the redzone to the outside for 7yds while out running smaller players that should be faster, was a thing of art work.  It gives you great hope going forward.  Although he struggled to find room later, I put more of that on the poor blocking and blitz recognition than I do on Penny’s ability to run the rock.  Also don’t forget, defense’s are usually ahead of where Offense is at this point of the season.  So….don’t pay attention to the stats at this point, watch the game….you tell me how he looks.

Defensive line, I think we are good and deep.  It was impressive to watch the defensive line move the line of scrimmage every play against every iteration that the Colts threw out there.  Specifically the 1’s.  Seattle consistently owned the line of Scrimmage….and not just a little.  Barkevious Mingo looked fast and exactly what we needed there, even while being double teamed and having Running Backs help the Tackle.  That kind of attention helps others get free.  And before we go any farther let’s also acknowledge that Indy while not a great Team has a GOOD offensive line.  They have spent time and money trying to get the right crew to protect Andrew Luck…..these guys are talented and good so when our 1’s dominate them…..I’m feeling pretty good.  Rasheem Green, looking good!  And not in the flashy sack stuff although that’s great too…his fundamentals look great.  This kid has some serious upside and I’m excited about what the future holds for him.  The rest of the fellas played as Dad and I have talked about for a while.  Solid.  Better than what the national conversation would have you believe.

Secondary play, well I loved it.  I love watching Tre Flowers.  He’s gonna be great.  I think he’s the starter by mid-season and it’s gonna be tough for opposing QB’s to choose where to throw.  T2 Was a bunch of fun to watch.  He was so much fun to watch in fact, that I think it has taken some of the stress out of an Earl Thomas holdout.  Sure Earl is Earl…..but if you don’t want to be a part of this and a leader in our locker room….I’m good.  Fine go then, fine I’m gone, fine go then, fine I’m gone (remember Waynes World).  I think that Earl probably watched the game and realized that these Seahawks are not going to miss Earl as much as Earl would like them too.

Bottom line folks, I’m excited for the season.  I’m encouraged by the competitive nature of this squad and I’m happier with this squad even if they go 8-8 than I am with last years squad.  I’d rather have the young hungry lion than the old lion sitting in the locker room being a bitch instead of the leader they should have been.  I’ll take 8-8 over what should have been 12-4 that somehow you found a way to dump to 9-7.  I don’t think these guys are going to be 8-8 by the way.  I think these guys are going to surprise some people and win between 9-11 games.  Hungry lions are dangerous.


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Hey 12’s can I get a GO SEAHAWKS!  GAME DAY BABY!  Got to be excited to see our west coast boys in Blue get after it in a game setting for the first time in a little longer than we’ve been used to lately!  I mean come on this is exciting!  We finally get to see the fruits of some of the labor!  Is the O-line better than national media would like you to think!?  Are the running backs as truly competitive as we think they can be!?  I can not wait to see this crap finally on the field.

Here is a podcast that Dad and I have put together pre-pre-season game that we discussed a few things Earl because we had to deal with and some of the other crap that’s being said and continues to be said.  Stand by folks today marks the start of the roller coaster.  Put your hands up, lock the lap restraint in place and let’s get it on!

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Earl and Money Ball

Like I said in our last podcast about commenting on the “Earl Thing”; It’s not because we want to it’s because we have to…

Regarding the ongoing saga of Earl Thomas versus the Seattle Seahawks.  I get that it’s turned into an emotional thing for everybody, but Beau made a great point about this in our latest podcast – It’s not on the Seahawk front office, but rather on Earl…and here’s the extra point;  Somebody asked former Seahawk great and Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent why he was unwilling to demand a new contract before it was up and his response was, “I signed a contract and I’m going to honor it”. That’s the response of an honorable man.

Go watch the movie “Money Ball”. The business of an NFL team is the need to stay competitive and the salary cap simply doesn’t allow a team to pay exorbitant contracts to a select few players and still have a consistently competitive team. Ya gotta find the best player for the money that you have in the budget for that position.  It’s like, ya can’t buy a new sports car when the roof leaks. You fix the roof and find a car you can afford. Ya gotta believe it’s a never-ending juggling act to field the best team with the budget allowed under the NFL salary cap…. to quote another sports movie, “This is show business, not show friends”.  Earl, the Hawks can’t afford to pay you AND the other guys who’ll also be in line for a better pay day in the next two years.  So, what do you want the Seahawks to do….pay Earl an even bigger salary and then next year tell Russel Wilson, Bobby, KJ and Frank Clark that you don’t have the money to pay them?  The only way that works is if there is no salary cap and NFL teams can spend money like drunken sailors on shore leave.  Even then there will be limits on what teams will pay for YOUR favorite player.