What fans say about Geno Smith, Jamal Adams, and Poona Ford: Seaside Joe 1481
KenJoe, YOU are the embodiment of Gruntled-ness, as Margot Robbie is to pulchritude!
Canny effort on this one, Ken!
I gave the Geno signing an A because it's such an incredibly team friendly deal. Though I love the Dre’Mont Jones signing, I gave it a B because paying a guy full freight involves risk. He may get injured; he may not play to expectations. But I've no problem with the decision to sign him. That will hold if he gets injured or under-performs because John and Pete don't have crystal balls. Fortunately, it takes nothing more than ordinary balls to manage a football team.
I hope Adam’s plays more snaps but suspect that it will be Love. The injuries are piling up for Adams. It is one thing to come back from a single major injury but there are not a lot of players that come back from multiple major injuries.
I voted Love would play more snaps. It seems Adams has a ways to go in his recovery and hasn’t been able to stay healthy. If he’s not able to make a significant contribution this year then his contract just doesn’t make sense and I think he gets cut.
With the TE class as it is this year I think giving Fant his 5th year option was a mistake based on his production. We could get one of the three great tight ends (Kincaid) who is a much better blocker than Fant and just as good of a receiver at 20 for half the price of Fant at 7M.
Having gone to UofU and watching all their games since he was signed I think Kincaid is a beast. He is a fantastic blocker and once Utah's best TE went down at the beginning of the year Kincaid blew up. I'm betting Kuithe will go as high or higher than Kincaid because he catches everything but he can't block as well.
I will remain optimistic about Adams until he's no longer on the team. I voted he'd play more snaps simply because if he's the same guy he was and can stay healthy all year (remember, I'm optimistic) then he never comes off the field. He's a safety on running downs and a LB on passing downs. He's the best pass rushing DB in the NFL. He has a role in every defensive situation. If he can just stay on the field then we will all be super gruntled!
I know for me a big part of the Evan Brown vote is that he can shift to G, so by drafting a C at #52 we give ourselves the most flexiblity. I trust Brown could easily be our starter and an improvement over Blythe (low bar, but it's what it is), but with the 1-year nature of the deal and being far from long term solved at G why not explore the options and cover yourself in case of injury.
This does also include room to draft outside of Rd2 and to draft G's instead of C's. JS made a good deal and again has just set up the draft to come to us (well, we do have a glaring gap at DT now). Beef up the trenches some more JS!
It is uncommon for a defensive lineman or nose tackle to make a significant impact during their rookie season. Jordan Davis was a highly sought-after interior lineman from Georgia in the 2022 draft. By all accounts, he acquitted himself adequately in his first season. When the Eagles begain to sense they had a great chance to win the Super Bowl, they signed Ndamukobg Suh mid -season to beef up that part of their defense. Jordan played slightly under 50% of their defensive snaps during the regular season. Those totals shrunk somewhat further in the playoffs, as Suh became the starter. I am not sure how happy Hawks fans are that J Reed is coming back. I for one think it is a move in the right direction. Dremont Jones has not played a snap in Seattle yet, I feel he will be a significant upgrade to our interior run and pass defense. As far as his salary is concerned, I think he slots in about right, because of his proven ability, talent, and being a 3 down player in the engine room. Seattle may still see Pona Ford as part of their rotation at much less money. It will take some time before we know the answer to that question. I believe we still need one more steady pro even if we do select Jalen Carter. My main reasoning being I believe most sports are controlled by the middle of the field, the ice or court, and we can never have enough depth in that area. I am uncertain why so many Seahawk fans are not optimistic about the 26 year old Dremont Jones. From what I have read and watched researching Jones, run defense is his strength and he averaged six sacs a year over the last three seasons. I could be wrong in my assessment but surely it will be better than watching the Raiders pile up 300 yards rushing. That frustrated me can you imagine how Pete felt.
A quick note I got a chance to listen to Gino in an hour long podcast done just before the Super Bowl. I learned much about how talented an artist he is and how bright he was in the classroom. If we do take a rookie QB, Gino will be a great mentor and has said that he would help any young buck as much as he can. Good for you Gino, great to hear.
I voted that Love would play more snaps - it sure seems like they got him to fill that Adams role but with better coverage skills. Obviously don’t know what it means for Adams’s future on the team but I still doubt they’ll cut him unless/until he gets hurt again.
Dang, disappointed to see Al Woods go, but he was getting up there in age, especially for his position. He was our only player who could eat up blockers on our line last season, even if only 1/3 downs he could play.
After these moves I’m becoming more and more convinced our first 2 picks will be DT and ILB. If we hit on those, and find a way to pick up another run stuffer (Reed alone isn’t enough and rookie DTs have a hard time holding up against the run), we may have a decent defense.
I think Adams’ career is likely over. He basically hasn’t played since getting paid, and even if he has the fire to come back, will the body be able after so long not being an elite athlete? Yet another wild swing and miss from PCJS. Good thing they have some out of the park grand slams to make up for it haha.
Gruntled is weird word and spellcheck even flags it as misspelled. Now I'm trying to think of how many words are commonly used in the English language only in their negative form. Apathetic might count, but probably not since pathetic doesn't mean caring and there's no noun for "pathy." When I see the word disgruntled, my mind always goes to "postal employee." I wonder if back when that happened was when I first heard it?
I voted B for the Jones signing. I liked it a lot and am happy we signed him, but with A being as high as the scale goes, thought that one might be best saved for a steal of a contract or absolute game-wrecker of a player.