Rookie of the Year, Star Wars, Jerry Maguire: Seaside Joe 1411
I'm with you all on K9, but it's been true all year. If we win, K9 has had a good day.
I see the defense putting the secondary on an island by calling more run blitzes than we have all year and confusing Purdy into a turnover in the process.
Waldron is going channel the Husky's Grubb and be truly creative with middle screens, Dareke Young impersonating Deebo, a wildcat while Geno fakes an audible, and DK lining up at the tight-end and slot positions forcing Ward to cover Fant instead of DK.
Geno will sell out on a run for the winning TD.
We're going to learn a lot tomorrow. I am trying to avoid thinking about the future. I'm just trying to let it come to me without expectations. However, hovering in the shadows of my mind I can sense hope. What shape that hope has I am not even trying to discern. I'm afraid if I chase that hope down a dark hallway, and finally corner it, that it will dissolve into smoke. I want to hold onto even the shadow of a hope until reality catches up to those hopes and resolve into fits of joyous hoops and hollering or into a different and darker reality.
I sort of met Ebert once or twice on a cruise we were both on.
Last should have been a dominant win by the Seahawks but it was a squeaker. That is what division rivals do--they are like your ex who knows how to push all of your buttons. But what made the game vs the Rams more difficult than it had to be is going to make the game vs the Niners a lot closer than it should be, and maybe winnable by the Seahawks.
1. a mistake-free game from Geno with zero turnovers. That means no fumbles, no INTs. In the rain, that is going to be a tall order but that is what the Seahawks need to have a chance to win.
2. a successful 120+ yard running game from Walker.
3. at least two turnovers forced by the D including 1+ INT and a strip-sack fumble.
Going in, the Niners have a 77% win probability. That means that if the game is played 10 times, the Seahawks will win at least twice. We need Saturday to be one of those times.
We’ll, I had 3 or 5 right for visions last week. K9 for 100+, Bobby Wagner having an OK but not great game, and ARogers having a bad game, resulting in a Packers loss. DK for 100+ and Geno at 300+ were big whiffs.
These visions I have now, I’m hoping are prime cuts.
K9 going for 100+ and 2 TDs.
Myers hitting 2 FGs.
And, in a highly specific vision, I see Woolen elevating in the back corner of the end zone, tipping the ball, with Tanner Muse coming down with it as time expires, preserving a 20-17 Seahawks victory.
Hard to believe, but I had a vision come true last weekend. I have wanted Dareke Young to be used as a weapon in our offense. He is 6ft 2, 225lbs and runs the Forty in 4.4. My vision was he would get two touches, which is two more than he had for the whole season. He indeed got the two touches, both were counted as catches, that went for 24 yards and two first downs
My vision is for Dareke getting three touches tomorrow. I have been watching the Santa Clara weather forecasts, I know a true Seahawaks nerd. It looks like the rain may ease some between 1 and 5pm. The way I decipher this is, instead of heavy rain it will be more like last week's game. This is why I give Dareke a chance at three touches. Seattle needs to use him to make space for other teammates. Diggs is on a roll and he and Nwosou are going to have a big impact. I see Diggs with an int. and Nwosu with 3 solo run tackles and two sacks. If these visions come true Seattle will almost certainly be in it with five minutes to go. In that vain Jason Mayers nails a 46 yarder as time runs out, YIPPEE !
On a slightly more realistic note, bad weather is usually the great equalizer. On defense Seattle needs to keep the Niners run game to a dull roar. Holding them somewhere between 110 to 130 yards. This will bring Purdy into the game in a big way. I feel that would work to our advantage. Purdy has played very well, but we need to make sure if we lose its because Purdy plays great. On offense I really want to see us spread out. If the weather allows, this will give K9 a little more room to run the rock. In general we will be looking for Geno to get the ball out quickly. In doing so we can put pressure on their great linebackers. Most importantly each passing down we need at least one receiver going deep. Geno could have five or 6 opportunities when the line does well and gives him an extra little bit of time to hit Tyler on a go route, or DK on a deep post. In other words take our shots at winning the game. I have all the confidence in the world that Pete will try to play the game this way. Pete will play to win.
The Raiders showed how to make the 49ers defense look average. We must follow their footsteps.
Let's see...how about a C Barton pick; a C Bryant fumble recovery and a C Parkinson TOUCHDOWN!
I see a good ugly game.
1. This is very specific, but I see it. Coby strip sack that DT scoops up and scores.
2. Hawks get a special special teams play on a punt or kickoff return. I'm just not sure if we're kicking or returning when it happens.
3. Anyone who wants to name Purdy Offensive rookie of the year instead of K9 feels foolish after the game.
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Listening to Michael Bennett and Lofa Titupu while on my way to work this morning, Michael had a Great way of putting things. He referenced a "thorn in the side" or a "pebble in the shoe" and even "a hair in your food"...
My vision - well really it is a wish - for this up-coming game is three fold:
1) I would like to see Bruce Irvin be a Thorn in Brock Purdy's side.
2) I hope that Uchenna Nwosu will be a Pebble in Christian McCaffrey's shoe.
3) We need the whole O-line end up being a Hair in Nick Bosa's food!