Geno Smith film study by a Hall of Fame QB
Seahawks make another roster move on Tuesday, praise for Ken Walker III, and asking where DK Metcalf ranks among NFL WRs, 8/1/2023
Welcome to August, a month so nice…that the NFL will play a lot of football games in it! Which is a lot more than I can say for March, April, May, June, and July.
The Seattle Seahawks play their mock game on Friday and then open the preseason at home against the Minnesota Vikings next Thursday. For *complete* coverage of Seahawks training camp, preseason, and continuing our player/coach/roster/team/rookies/what’s new/what’s the same/Grayson McCall coverage from the summer, as really the only place on the Internet that did that, be sure that YOU are subscribed to Seaside Joe.
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For Tuesday’s bonus article, I’ll link you to a must-watch video on Geno Smith (that’s free, because hell, I didn’t create it!) and then we’ll talk about it. Then some roster news.
After the break: Why the Seahawks are hyped on Ken Walker’s sophomore season; Where does DK Metcalf actually rank among NFL wideouts?; a throwback Seahawks game from 1978!; and why did Seattle’s Super Bowl odds get better than ANY other team this offseason?
Thank you for supporting, now back to your regularly scheduled August.
Kurt Warner on Geno Smith…finally
Every man goes through something in his fifties or so that’s called “The Widening”. It’s when your body and face get wider, regardless of your exercise and diet routines, it’s just a fact of the male aging experience and nothing to be ashamed about. I’ll be there myself very shortly. Kurt Warner, 52, is going through his widening but still showing off his guns and lucky for us is regularly breaking down QB film on YouTube.
He did a couple of Geno Smith videos last season and I was hoping he would do another before the season, specifically the wild card game, and we got that on Tuesday. It blows my mind that in today’s world, we can see a Hall of Fame quarterback breaking down film for free and it will be viewed by maybe only 5,000 to 10,000 people.
Wide. I mean, wild.
I recommend you just watch the 20-minute video instead of me breaking it down for you-enjoy this rare gift!-and then let me know in the comments what your takeaways were from re-watching Geno’s wild card performance with some commentary by Warner. This is just the first half, as part two should be out on Wednesday.
My broad takeaways include the fact that Geno got more confident as the season went on (very important!), good decision-making and accuracy, he tends to make the right reads, and knows when to get rid of the football. Perhaps it is only in those tight, high pressure situations that Geno breaks down a little and that’s where having a whole season under his belt could greatly benefit him in year “two”.
Seahawks make another transaction
As noted, these end-of-roster changes are going to keep churning on a regular basis. Seattle worked out defensive tackle Robert Cooper, who they cut not that long ago, and then adding him back to the roster on Tuesday. We thought at the time of the UDFA market that Cooper had a half-decent shot at working his way up a shallow depth chart, now it’s just a matter of whether he can do well enough to make the practice squad.
The Seahawks released Roderick Perry, who was signed last week. He could also return at some point.
If your article cuts off here, or if you want to make a comment on any of this, join Regular Joes or Super Joes to keep reading. We’re talking throwbacks, DK Metcalf, Super Bowl odds, and why there’s growing hype around Ken Walker despite missing time with a groin injury.