Seaside Joe 1275, 9/1/22: Seattle's savings are real, and they're spectacular
Comments are sooo well written by "parallax ", "JohnnyLondon", and "10to80". They sum up my personal feelings so sucinctly .
I envie their ability to make their point in so few words. My excitement in looking forward to the new season has paled considerably with these huge contracts signed in the last year. Like them I will be going back to college ball a lot more this fall. I'll watch the Hawks for the new guys as long as I can stand Geno, but my enthusiasm has waned. But I'll hang with Joe and and his commentors. Good writing is always a joy. Texas Hawk since '76.
Looking around Twitter, the general pulse seems to be the this deal is fair, even team friendly. Brock and Rob Staton seemed to allude (Brock outright said) that Russ wouldn’t have taken that deal in Seattle. Seems very high to me considering his age and recent performances.
The Richard in me says praise Jesus that bronco fans are about to find out what we all know . Russ is a very very good QB but he’s not 47 mil good and that ever growing persona is not going to age well if he does not deliver .... The season will be fun for us . Get to watch the growth of the young ones and if we can gel by end of season will be fun playing spoiler ..... off season also will be fun with loads of arguments about who we draft and where #edge #WR #Grayson #center #LetsFlyHawks 🤦🏻♂️😂
Wait until Russel finds out the 165M guaranteed is in Walmart gift cards.....
Replacing Gabe Jackson with Quenton Nelson?! Absolutely Love this Idea
One could write a dissertation on the salary cap itself. On how it's changed the fabric of the game. And on how the game of football reflects, reinforces and corrupts American culture. Reflections of some of the best parts of our culture but also the worst. It's hard to watch without a healthy degree of cynicism, charming though it may be when the narcissistic superstar without a dime's worth of intellectual depth thanks Jesus for his great fortune, his insatiable ego fed for a moment, though he'll continue to build an ever larger empire while our rain forests burn.
One more bonus of Russ going to the Broncos is that Hawks fans won't have to deal any more with demands or rumors of Russ being dissatisfied and wanting to be traded.
Thank You, Goodbye.
I sure want Russ to have a similar trajectory to Manning with the Broncos. Especially losing badly in the Super Bowl to the Seahawks.
Thank you Jesus for granting me an absolute shit ton of money and not sharing it with anyone else, including my team mates who not only earn a fraction of what I do, but also very likely to have a career a fraction of the length of mine. Because it was you working in mysterious ways, I am justified in all of my disingenuousness and naked greed.
I loved Russ coming to the Hawks. He was a really good college player with a 3rd round chip on his shoulder that really motivated him. I loved him on the field, and greatly appreciated him off the field. His focus was intense, and his skills improved.
Then he became a brand. He stopped being the franchise QB, and started becoming A franchise.
The divided devotion showed up on the field. He had the skill set to still be very good, but he lost that hungry edge that makes guys great. Russ' robotic affect at the mic went away as he grew his brand, but his game on the field became robotic, and it was easy to game plan. Especially in a division with another QB who wants to do the same thing (Murray).
Brady somehow kept it. Maybe Russ should have been a 6th rounder instead of a 3rd?
It creates a template for drafting and developing a QB as they move forward though. You get a guy that's a 'gym rat' for the game that loves it more than the bright lights, and a guy you don't have to write into his contract 'study film.' Accuracy and mobility are NOT overrated!
Mahomes strikes me as a guy that continues to improve his craft.
I'm very glad the path the Hawks have taken, and they'll draft a QB in '23 looking to return to the big stage. I think the ship is pointed in the right direction.
$165 large guaranteed is the only thing that is surprising about the contract, given the 100% guarantee Watson got and Wilson's agent's Baseball background. But... good luck with that, Broncos!
I will say right now the Seahawks W-L record in 2025 will be substantially better than the Broncos. Will the Broncos get to the SB in the meantime with Wilson to make it 'worth it'? Making it to the playoffs out of their own division is going to be tough.
'Seahawks 2022 How Good Can it Get?'
Just once I would like to hear Wilson thank Jesus for him having the worst game ever instead of constantly taking the blame himself. He had so many opportunities to do that last season!!
IIRC, the beginning of Wilson's downturn started right after his $142M contract. It will be interesting to see how that $245M will motivate him. He's under great pressure to prove himself this season.
I’m thrilled that Seattle is not paying this contract. We have spent years watching the Seahawks be good, but not good enough. It certainly wasn’t Wilson’s fault and I’m not going to disparage him here. This fan is happy to be on a different path with new and exciting possibilities!