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Congrats on 50 and counting! I really like the level-headed comment section here. Twitter, Reddit and such have far too much negativity for me, and Fieldgulls (my usual Hawk Talk hangout) has even turned that way. Disagreements are so darn civil here! It's like people actually talking face to face rather than anonymous flame wars. Hope it stays that way and thanks to everyone commenting and Kenneth for providing the space.

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Hi Chuck I believe you and I are in the same boat. We both love the Seahawks and talking about them. I would not read comments or write any if it was like Twitter. Keyboard warriors who have never been rocked by a heavy hit. I don't know what sports you played, however I would bet money, all be it Canadian money, that you have had contact in your sports. Even a person who played above little league baseball and knows what it's like to get hit by a pitch. I am like a dog if there is a ball in play I would run all day long. Rugby was my number on sport and I got to travel the world playing the game I loved. I played hockey baseball, I started soccer at 5 years old and played locally division one men's at 16. When I turned 18 I had to choose rugby or soccer and rugby was the clear winner. I could go on and on, sorry I am not meaning to brag, at 59 what's left to brag about. If that goofball had ever played contact sports I don't think he would have been lipping off Mike Tyson. What a fool, maybe he lost a battle with a bottle of Wild Turkey Bourbon. My point is a person will learn civility in a hurry if they had ever been hit really hard.

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May 22, 2022·edited May 22, 2022

“Keyboard warriors”! Ted Williams’ characterized Boston sportswriters as “The Knights of the Keyboard”—one of the great put-downs.

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Played tackle football k-12 (fullback and safety), boxed a bit, and wrestled. None at a high level tho.

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Same here. Who would have thought that a civil tone begets thoughtful discussion? Go figure. I also appreciate the relationship Seaside has established with his commenters.

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I don't believe the Hawks starting QB is on the roster now and probably won't be until Training Camp. Locks a 3 year failure in Denver and Smith is a career long back up. I don't think a great draft will be wasted on these 2 low rated QBs

Hello Mayfield, Minshew or Jimmy G.

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Well you have been involved in contact sports. You played fullback and boxed i would say those two things put a capital C when talking contact.This is why you respect people and don't try to hurt people's feelings hidding behind your phone or keyboard. That is my soap box oration for this week.

If we are going to be the running team we are going to be, we need a very athletic fullback. Let's call Nick Balore a linebacker he looked great there last pre season. Do you remember how good a football player John L Williams was. Ground Chuck had play where we would fake the screen to Curt Warner or Chris Warren, meanwhile John L would leak out the other side, the play was good for 30 yards almost every time. The Niners are a running team and they use their fullback all the time, I am blanking on his name. It will come to me. Anyway I would like to see that worked into our game. A fullback and Dizzly leading the way with Cross or Lucas. Have a good night.

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Very nice! One bit of feedback for Max re the specific issue of fit. There’s no metric for fit, although it is clearly a consideration. When a national analyst questions a particular player’s fit on a team, why not reach out to a John Boyle or Jake Heaps et al for an assessment of the team’s thinking before issuing a critique?

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I think your blog comments will continue to increase as the season progresses. I didn't hear the broadcast but if you commented on the highlights that would be great.

I also believe that Seattle will use a high draft pick to chose a QB next year. With Seattle not having a chance to even really see Geno play as a starter or Lock under their system and coaching, I will be interested to follow the process. Seattle really did have Lock on their radar the year he was drafted and Gino understands this is his last chance to be a starter, (Lock as well), so it may provide a higher urgency to perform for both. The professional pundits have pretty much crucified both of Seattle's potential starters without Seattle even having a chance to work with them and give them the opportunity. I don't think Mayfield is an answer but more of another personality issue/problem. He would want big money probably next year. Seattle is building their roster back with yet another year of probably pretty good draft position and quantity. A high first round pick is not a guarantee that Seattle will find the heir apparent to Wilson, a 3rd rounder. When I look at all the high first round busts or disappointments over the last 6 years you might have better luck at the craps table. Players like Herbert, Burrow and Mahomes are more the exception than the rule. Depth in all phases of the team and coaching may be an even more apparent path to success than a few elite players. I know I sound like a broken record but if a less than elite Peyton, Foles and Dilfer can lead their respective teams to a Super Bowl winning season, their may be hope for Seattle the next few years, especially if the defense becomes top 10 again.

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