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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

All I can say is WOW!!! Wow, wow, wow!!! Did I say wow?

You guys know what a stick in the mud I've been, again and again, this season. Today, I've been inspired to finally suspend disbelief. Will this team make the playoffs? I don't know but why not? From this moment forward, that's what I'm pulling for. And Walker -- wow! Bryce Hall looked great for New York today too until he went down, a cautionary tale for all teams. But K9 has gotten past the injury that bit him at the beginning of the season and shown the league that he's a man with whom they must reckon.

As for Geno, I'm a believer. To the point that I've actually come around to the notion that the team might want to sign him to a two-year extension right now. And then, sure, feel free to draft a QB. But let's bag Geno. If we don't need him next season, I'm sure he'll trade nicely.

What else? The defense. Really stepped up today. The Chargers are not as good as their record would indicate. They're all banged up. But we beat them on the road. The NFC West is surprisingly weak. So why not Seattle? If we go out early in the playoffs, fine. Let's take our best shot to go as deep as we can -- and who knows.

In case all this goodness wasn't enough, Denver went down today and Rypien played well. Not great but better than Wilson. Does this create a QB controversy in Denver? I have no hatred toward Russ. In fact, I wish him well (after we get the first pick in the draft this year). Could today's loss cause them to start trading assets? What a great day.

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Welcome to the light! #RideWithPete

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No need to pile on. You're a big time Seahawks fan and we're all excited. They're doing the things I saw them put together; it doesn't always work, but in this case, it's going good so far.

The great thing is they're playing as one (which I what I said Pete wanted all along), and it's sustainable because no one's having a career year that's carrying it. Everything they're doing is not fluky, can be done in heat or cold, West or East coast, it doesn't matter.

This win on the road was a big step. Big because they didn't just win, they solidly beat a good team..

There just cannot be a QB competition in Denver no matter what. They went all in on Russ, and if anything, Hackett's in more trouble than Russ.

But Russ' confidence is not good right now.

I don't have hatred towards him, but I've been okay with the trade from day 1. Glad he was here, glad we've moved on.

And boy have we! Geno's playing good ball, his press conferences are solid.

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This season sure is making Carroll and Schneider look good. The draft too. As you say, they're playing as a team. There isn't the big chip on its shoulder that the LOB carried, and that cuts both ways (as it was mostly focused on other teams). But there seems to be great chemistry and an earnestness in which, when one man goes down, the next guy steps up.

I agree that Denver can't afford a QB competition. In fact, they can't afford anything other than for Russ to succeed. Unless they want to trade another first round pick or two to get another team to take him off their hands. Can you imagine if he went to San Francisco and played for Shanahan? They got thumped last night by KC. I wonder if a coach running a scheme more suitable to Wilson's skill set could result in a complete turnaround and maybe even another Superbowl appearance. Not that I think it will happen. No one will take such a big chance, as it's an experiment that could sink another franchise. Plus, it would implicate the new owners in Denver, who for now have clean hands. They can just fire the coach and GM and endure a few bad years.

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Drafts and trades are as much art as science. You can have all the facts, but won't know how a guy's going to react till he's in house, in the system. Does seem like some good scouting on this draft, and they're winning the Wilson trade big time right now. But I've been a big Harris fan since watching his tape. Right now EVERYONE would trade just Harris and Cross for Wilson (because of Geno's effectiveness and Wilson's contract, PLUS, how well Harris and Cross are playing).

Denver's just in trouble on this one. I can't see any way Wilson's tradable (but there's one born every day I guess).

Sadly, Wilson and Denver's failure adds to the fun of the Hawks season right now. I don't know how anyone could say different (unless they're all Wilson and not really a Hawks fan).

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I couldn't agree more.

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Oct 24, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

Solid win against a good team. This was not the Hawks team I was expecting, but definitely a Hawks team I'm proud to root for every week.

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Stock up for the OL as a unit keeping Geno mostly clean and for the run blocking (plus a shout out to Geno for getting downfiled for a block on a Walker run!).

AND stock up for the DL as a unit, holding the Charges to 55 yards total in the run game and getting consistent pressure on Herbert.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

Yeah right. Running backs have no value and Kennerh Walker was a wasted draft pick. 168 yards, 2TDs and 7.3 yards per carry. Me and Seaside Joe say neener, neener. neener to you all!!!

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Oct 24, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

Ironie

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Oct 24, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

Sorry I needed to point out we lost to the Saints and beat the Broncos, however neither team is very good so point made.

I caught an angle and it looked like Blount was coming around a Charger player and that maybe why he missed the fair catch sign. I will add a penalty taken in that end of the field and the very physical hit wasn't a bad thing. What was a bad thing was Coby Bryant being called for a hit to the head, when the Charger player ducked into Bryant.

I thought Geno showed very good poise at different times of the game even though it looked like he was beaking off to the Charger sideline after a completion.

Ken you showed us Seasiders almost every highlight of KW3 college career. This got us ready for these three sublime performances. For a 205 pounder he runs with the power of a much bigger person. His power is coming from an incredibly strong backside. His 74 yard game winning run was a thing of beauty but not surprising as you had us ready for it.

Last thing I stepped out of the room and didn't see what happened to DK. Fingers crossed that the big fellow is going to be OK. Tyler Lockett had a gutty game today and it looks like his hamstring is fine. Next week two of the top NFC teams do battle, when the New York Football Giants come to Lumen field to take on a Sehawks team with a defense that's coming together. In July I never thought I would write a sentence like my last one

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Walker is exciting on every play, because you know if he gets past the LOS he is only another broken tackle or two from taking it to the house. The speed... unbelievable. The Charges defense on the 74 yard TD was ok and would have taken out a slower back for maybe a 5 yard gain. But the closest they got was an air swipe as he turned the corner.

Just wait until he starts catching swing passes or wheel routes. He will threaten Shaun's 27 TD record for the Seahawks one day--maybe next year!

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I have been wondering why they haven't used him in the pass game. On third or second and long he splits out into a receiver position. I am guessing Pete doesn't want to put to much on his plate. Also he got 23 touches all runs I believe so they are working him. Someone mentioned this morning they like to see him play like Roger Craig. If he is used like that, perhaps Alexander Seahawk record could get surpassed. I just want him to have good luck when it comes to injury.

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100%. Watching Breece Hall go down today is a reminder of how fast a picture can change.

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Oct 23, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

How about Geno, this guy make me smile !

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Oct 24, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

Team win. Too many players that made big plays on both sides of the ball.

M. Jackson dropped two interceptions, I believe. Oh, well, that's why they are DB's and not WR's I always say.

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One. The WR got his hand on the other.

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Joey Blount is an undrafted rookie and that was NOT a fair catch by the rule book. So I'd excuse him for that one, it was a great tackle.

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He made a quick movement to call for a fair catch. The ref saw it, but Blount didn’t. Hopefully a lesson learned.

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That's the thing, the rule says it must be clearly visible to everyone.

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Oct 24, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

Based on the radio broadcast, I’d give Jackson a Stock Up. There’s a reason why these guys aren’t receivers. FWIW, both Raible and Wyman were complimentary of Blount despite the penalty. This was a convincing win by any standard—and the most satisfying road win since 2017 in Philadelphia.

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Oct 24, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

So satisfying to finally beat the Chargers. The last two times we played we were supposed to be the better team. Glad to return the favor.

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Going into the season all I wanted to see was steady improvement throughout the season. I was not expecting this. Is it outrageous to think the Hawks can make the playoffs?

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As impressive as W3's long touchdown run is, I have been watching the first one over and over. Man, the blocking on that play was PERFECT and Walker hit the hole with such speed that he could not be stopped short of the endzone. That first touchdown was an incredible play too.

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Can a half dozen rooks and one geezer QB be our ticket to the play offs? Hell yes!

Bob's logic : Many more experienced pro's are very good are playing at or near their potential by mid season. Our rookies are very good and are just starting to climb the learning tree... getting better each week.

As for Geno...years of reps in practise and preparing for every team, every year, without the accompanying physical 'sack' trauma, makes for a very fit, competent and confident QB. Geno not only knows OUR system well and has every tool needed to run it, but he understands what his opponents are doing on defense as well as anyone not on their team.

I hope all those folks predicting how bad Geno and the Hawks would be this year are enjoying the taste of crow.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

What was the BS false start call about? The replay showed nothing and Geno was PO'd. Also, the personal foul for leading with the helmet against Kobie was plain wrong. He was trying to used his shoulder but the receiver ducked his head. I hope the league reverses that. Last ref comments, we got away with one when Nwosu should have been penalized for a blow Herbert's head and a facemask penalty on the same play. This was not a very well refereed game.

It appeared that Barton saw more snaps this week. We won't know until tomorrow but did anybody else notice more linebackers on third down?

I had the same thoughts on Eskridge. Fumble, PI, 0 yds receiving, 4 yds rushing. I watched him on several plays and he gets no separation. He obviously has talent, you don't get picked in the second round if you don't have a resume, but he just can't seem to put it together.

-I call foul on your assessment of Mike Jackson. Yes, he should have caught that ball but he had a damn good game. I say "stock up"!

-Ryan Neal. Can you say "YES" but it's a long drop to his backup.

-Marquise Goodwin made me feel much better about our receiver situation.

- I also think it's unfair to stock-down an offensive lineman who gives us a sack immediately after coming in. It's not uncommon and it seems to take a couple of plays for them to get going. Also, he's still learning the guard position.

We should have Sidney Jones, Dee Eskridge, Noah Fant, Josh Jones, and Cody Barton on the trading block plus draft capital and non-essential players. My wish list is Elijah Moore, Jonas Griffith, and Joe Tryon. Other players of interest are Jakobi Meyers, Roquan Smith, DaRon Payne, Albert Okwuegbunam, Brian Burns, Cam Akers, and Isiah Simmons.

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No on Noah.

He's working on a weakness, blocking, his offense prowess will come. Go watch Denver film on him...He's a player.

They can literally line him up on the shorter attic DK does and take those reps till DK returns.

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He clearly has the physical tools but it's not translating at this point. His 2022 YAC, his supposed strong suit, is a whopping 71 yards. Last year he ranked 32nd out of 35 tight ends in run blocking. I know that John was enamored with him and was set to draft him instead of Collier which I admit would have been an upgrade. Still, he costs too much to be a third tight end and he's not progressing; his best year was 2020. His receiving rank on PFF is 31st behind Dissly at 18th and Parkinson at 21st. His run blocking rank is 49th behind Dissly at 17th and just ahead of Parkinson at 53rd. Albert Okwuegbunam, whom Denver has benched in favor of rookie Dulcich, is ranked 5th in run blocking. More for less is readily available and I'm not sure the potential is still showing in his 4th season.

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Oct 24, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

Initial x-rays are “negative” with further testing later in the week.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/seahawks-dk-metcalf-suffers-knee-injury-in-week-7-win-over-chargers-x-rays-negative/

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