Seaside Joe 1173: Will versatility be the key to unlock Seattle's second round pick during his rookie season?
Yes, great angle. As I was reading, Deebo came to mind so that direction, and Cook's new usage, sparks interest.
An underrated aspect to one of our top backs ever was Lynch's catching ability. When Marshawn caught passes it was absolutely backbreaking for the other team because it took so much to slow him in the run. Then, when he caught passes, it added to his arsenal and the opponent didn't have answers. He made some nice catch-n-runs off that wheel route he ran.
Screens are obviously just long hand offs, and the more developed play they ran for Lynch where he'd go to the middle of the zone, sit, and catch there left him just dealing with linebackers and defensive backs that were very mismatched in the open field with him.
The Hawks can run two back sets with Walker in the receiver's slot and taking the jet sweep (that are generally handled by receivers), and misdirection hand offs.
Notice in the video Walker had some nice chips before going into coverage. Another aspect of his pass game knock is he can't block. That's another area he'll be able to clean up being a pro.
Walker's a football player so, yes, find any ways to get him the ball, or have him on the field.
I was so sucked in to the discussion about Dick Tracy that it was jarring to read about Pete Carroll. Where's your movie recommendation blog?
From what I have seen KW3 will not be over used catching passes. The Seahawks have never taking that approach and we were terrible at screens. Maybe Russell had a hard time throwing over defenders, I doubt it. Waldron offens does use the back as a receiver Pete's ideas don't. Let's see. Victoria Chris
Before ever being produced, I could have told you Dick Tracy would not catch on. Whereas anyone with two brain cells knew Batman was going to be a winner. Who directed, and who acted in the Batman movies was not instrumental in that win. Batman was a beloved comic book series, Dick Tracy was a newspaper comic strip with little following.
Kenneth Walker can catch. Too many passes and he'll want what Deebo Samuel wants....money wise.
I don't think using KWIII as a receiver would stunt his growth in anyway. I think the number of times Walker lines up as a receiver is dependent on how well Dee Eskridge plays and maybe add in Marquise Goodwin. I like the idea of him playing some receiver if Penny is determined to stay on the field like he did coming down the stretch last year. Walker would need to learn 4 or 5 routes, but most importantly running hard to recognize variations. Today both Eskridge and Goodwin had nice things said about them by Pete Carroll. Just as important to the two speedster he was talking about both of them being on the team. In my mind I was 100% sure that Eskridge would make it. I wasn't as sure about Goodwin. After watching his highlights from last year I was convinced. His total yardage wasn't that impressive, but when you take into account that their QB rarely got past his second read. Most of that was caused by a bad Oline plus they roled out their The Ohio State first round pick probably more than any other QB. To put a button on this, when you roll out your only using half the field and there is no more than two players, maybe add a tightend, to throw to, so you tuck it and run
Play really well tomorrow night Drew.
I have actually been thinking of this in reverse. Penny out wide with Walker or Carson in the backfield. I would have absolutely no problem with any of them lining up wide on occasion just to keep the defense off balance. Sweeps, screens, motion man; these are the ways to utilize guys like this. So long as they show they can catch the ball with regularity who cares.