‘The Seahawks are basically begging Drew Lock to take the job'
Seaside Joe 1276: What Mike Florio had to say about the quarterback hot seat in Week 1
Seaside Joe is feeling a little under the water today, so please forgive him for a shorter edition of the newsletter. What’s better to do when you’re feeling sick than to binge watch? Let’s binge watch some Seahawks-related YouTube videos together.
In the second question of the PFT Mailbag on Thursday, Mike Florio and Chris Simms both answered “Geno Smith” when asked which Week 1 quarterback was most likely to be benched first.
“They’re basically begging Drew Lock to take the job,” said Florio, after first making it known that the answer to the question was obvious to him and that he and Simms probably both felt the same way.
“The competition continues. Pete Carroll has made that clear. Both he and John Schneider said that Lock just ran out of time. Once he has a little more time, he’s gonna take it. And I really do believe that they just think that they have a better chance of beating Russell Wilson with Geno Smith. If they were playing anyone else to start the season, maybe it would be Drew Lock.”
That sums up most of my feelings after the announcement of Smith being named the Week 1 starter. Simms then says that there couldn’t even be another answer to the question that’s close to Geno Smith.
Of course, if the Seahawks beat the Broncos with Geno, the Seahawks aren’t going to make an immediate switch the Lock in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers. That is unless Smith plays bad and Seattle still manages to win anyway. If he plays bad though, it seems likely that Lock will play in Week 1 after all.
As I wrote last week, there’s no point in arguing about the quarterbacks right now and we’ll see what happens when the regular season games begin.
Why does Richard Sherman’s podcast look so bad?
I have no ill will towards Richard Sherman and I really do not intend to open up a can of sherms by giving a little trash talk to the king of trash talk…but seriously where in the hell did Richard Sherman buy his webcam? Circuit City?
Where did the money go, Richard?
Abraham Lucas has SUPERSTAR potential
A film study highlighting the pancake blocks and advanced technique of Seahawks rookie right tackle Abraham Lucas. In Seattle’s best case scenario, they have the next three seasons with Charles Cross and Lucas as their bookend tackles. Then the situation gets complicated, as both would be up for new deals. We should find out how they play in the regular season, how they develop over the next 12 months, and cross fingers to not deal with any significant injuries before we get ahead of ourselves.
But good starting tackles are so hard to find that at the very least, it’s safe to assume that a few teams are kicking themselves over passing on Lucas in the second and early third rounds.
Here’s some Charles Cross/offensive line watching vs. the Bears.
Noah Fant (pre-Seahawks) film study
“The good and bad of Noah Fant” seems an appropriate title for the tight end. If Fant can clean up the bad, he won’t be good, he’ll be great!
Sidney Jones IV back at practice
Seattle’s CB1 should be ready to face Seattle’s former QB1 in Week1.
Coby Bryant breaks up pass
Griffin Twins sack Aaron Rodgers
It’s always a good day to watch Grayson McCall highlights
McCall makes his 2022 debut against Army on Saturday afternoon.
Apologies for the lesser version of the newslesser today. If Joe is feeling over the water later, maybe there will be a bonus.
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Watching Grayson is healing (unless you're on Defense). ... but is it Fair?! Grayson makes it look like Coastal Carolina is playing with 12 players while the Defense only has 10 (1 must be in the penalty box). Heal up KenJoe, Team Seaside needs You.
Florio's bit on Lock is interesting but if you keep watching, lordy I had no idea about Kliff Kingsbury's record in the back half of seasons going back to college! That is a very concerning trend if you are a Cardinals fan.
Camera be damned I loved Sherm's podcast. This is a guy who knows Pete better than just about anyone, and he is thinking that Pete will find a way to get to .500. He also seems to think Denver is maybe the 3rd best team, with Wilson, in the AFC West so we'll see. If I had to bet I would also take the Chargers this year.
Love our tackles and the potential to have a dominant OL, even if the early games show a bit of a struggle. Fant will take off this year too, maybe not until Drew starts throwing to him.
These are the first extended highlights I have seen of this McCall fellow you are so high on, Ken. The level of competition though... might have to wait until the Senior bowl to get excited for him.
Get lots of rest and hope you are feeling better, soon!