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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…..in 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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GAME DAY BABY!

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!

A few minutes of Dumb Sh*t

 

Sparkling Hawk Flag

 

Dad and I had a good time doing the “stupid stuff” people say show not too long ago.  The problem is that the national media makes it so easy.  There are a bunch of people out there who write about the Seahawks but aren’t really paying attention to what’s ACTUALLY going on and that has to do with more than what’s going on with Earl.  It is more than Russell Wilson.  There is a team out there that has some potential and NO one is talking about that.  ANYWAY give this a listen let us know what you think.  Like Share Follow.  Check us out on Instagram and Twitter!  All under Seattlehawktalk

Question for those who are actually checking us out…..What would you like to hear about?  Anything you’d like us to go a little deeper on?  Let us know!

 

The Rest of the Offense Not Named Russell Wilson

So here’s another shot at a little more insight for what MAY be happening behind the doors at our favorite organization.  Dad and I chat a bit about the rest of the offense.  The national conversation has a tendency to revolve, start, stop, and everything in between with Russell Wilson…..this is not that.

Let’s remember that this is a team game.  This, as much as Russell’s agent would like you to believe, is not Russell-ball, this is Football team.  Doug Baldwin is still one of the premier WR in the entire NFL.  For my money I like him more than anyone else out there.  Yep, more than ANYONE.  I’m not even going to waste time listing people who I am ranking Doug ahead of, I know, I get it, He’s my guy.  His grasp of the passing game, effort, and leadership is second to NONE and he’s MY GUY.

Excited about the run game and in the same breath….I am excited about the O-Line!  You heard it hear.  I am excited about this group.  There isn’t turmoil, there isn’t turn-over.  There is continuity, leadership, and COMPETITION!  I couldn’t be more excited.

Give it a listen.  LIKE SHARE FOLLOW and let us know what you think!

Earl Podcast and some other thoughts….

So as I was looking at the last post I realized I made sure the newest podcast was on the front page player but not included in a blog….so here ya go!

As I continue to stew on this whole situation I can’t help but remember Steve Largent!  Maybe it’s cause Dad is in town and we are waxing poetic about when I was younger and a fan then.  Remember when Seattle was a perennial loser!?  Man as 12’s back then we would have been stoked for 9-7 instead of acting like the world was coming to an end! But back to Steve Largent, he was often critized for not going after more money.  His reply would always be something like, “we signed a contract and I will fulfill my obligation”.  Compare that to, “come get me bro”, or “I’ll be rich and happy somewhere”.  It’s a bit off putting.  I enjoy me some ETIII but “come get me bro”….really!?  I’ll be happy when this whole thing is over so we can get back to the game.  Not contracts, the game.  Where people come to compete and be better than yesterday.

Also as a side note….I don’t think Seattle is going to pay him.  I think if the right trade came they’d jump on it, just like you would jump on a better financial opportunity.  But they aren’t gonna give someone the deal of the century because Earl is being pissy.  Go ahead and pound your fists and cry like a toddler.  At the end of the day it is Earl who will lose out.  The market isn’t amazing for Safeties.  Sure, he will command top of the market, but if he holds out Seattle saves money, maybe spend it elswhere.  If he holds out all year some GM’s and coaches will be turned off and he shrinks the market.  So, good luck Earl.

I’m good.  Let him be a whining toddler.  Just let him be that outside the locker room.  We are trying to compete.  Trying to bring back the magic of a physically dominant, competitive team that doesn’t give up 40-7 games at home.  Because Earl that’s what I will remember.  The veteran leadership was still there last year pal.  Where were you then?  Were you bitching about coaching too much to rally the troops?

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