Seaside Joe 1336: Which players stood out the most and improved their value moving forward?
What a fun game today, just the right amount of suspense and then the Hawks turned out the lights. The defense was amazing, they suffocated Barkley like no other team has and they exposed Jones. A lot of fantasy "experts" were saying Jones was a good streamer against the Hawks, they obviously hadn't been paying attention to the past two games.
If we're talking about "stock up" I think Mark Sanchez is surprisingly good at announcing... lots of good insight.
"Ben Baldwin roasting on an open fire,
Ken Walker playing like a star."
... I will finish the rest in time for xmas, I'm sure.
There were truly no "stock down" players on the team (well, maybe Eskridge who lined up incorrectly and cost a redzone first down on a Walker run).
The team is just playing so well right now--where is the D that gave up a kazillion yards and points to Detroit/Atlanta/NO? Do we credit Hurtts or the players themselves (several of whom credit the 'players only' meetings reviewing assignments for getting all on the same page). Pairing an average+ D (and the outlook is ++ right now) with an offense that is near the top of the league means there is no limit for this team.
They can bury Arizona if they can pull of the win next week and they will likely be favored to do so. Then TB in Germany... could the Seahawks be 7-3 going into their bye? Why yes, yes they could!
This is a good team on both sides of the ball and special teams. They also happen to be fun to watch. I’m very happy that my season expectations are turned on their head.
Happy to admit I was mostly wrong: Jody was right to stick by Pete and let Russ walk. I also expected a 7-9 win team this year and right now, this team looks like 12 wins are their floor. Happy to eat the crow, and happy to say that when Pete Carroll is dancing down the sidelines, the rest of the NFL should be on notice.
As for anyone complaining because Tyler Lockett is protecting his availability over getting a couple extra yards on 1st down catches, shut the fuck up. Lockett is *essential* to the Seahawks offense and people should be happy he'd rather be effective and productive for the entire season rather than playing hero ball and likely missing half of it. Fans can be the worst people.
Thank god for Travis Homer. Anything negative I've ever said about Travis Homer I will happily take back.
Thanks, Kenny. It's quite a tribute that I repeatedly checked your page tonight waiting for the stock up/down postgame article to hit. You've vaulted into the top spot for me among the Seahawks blogosphere.
This was a weird game in that the Seahawks dominated a lot of it but it could still have gone the Giants' way. I'm glad to be surprised on the upside rather than on the downside, though, and happy to have been wrong about most of what's going on with this team.
Kenny - I KNOW you have access to GIFs. Do you think you can dig one up of Bruce Irvin Blowing up Danny Dimes into making his own RB tackle? - that was an AWESOME play!
Jokes - 'so Tyler, on his way to scoring another go-ahead touchdown, had his first drop of the season - and his first fumble on Offense EVER...that dude better shape his sh!# up!'
'the league's best running back got a whole yard over our ridiculously costly rookie RB...but then again Saquon WAS a first rounder!'
BTW - Bruce Irvin DID have our Best (at least the funniest) defensive play of the year so far when he Totally blew up Danny Dimes into making a tackle on his own RB for a Big loss! That play deserves a GIF
STILL another over-hyped QB that our G-7 outplayed...how many is that so far?
I am not at all convinced that we are not getting at least as good safety play overall out of Neal as we would be out of Adams, at a miniscule fraction of the cost. And Neal's abilities generally include availability.
Eskridge so far, when he's been able to play, has been a liability wrapped in an error wrapped in a mistake.
-It will be interesting to see if they talk about the open run on sack of Geno. In the first or second week they had an open shot and Geno was at fault for not calling the right protection.
-Homer should be stock up because his presence on special teams made an obvious difference.
-Eskridge had one reception for 3 yards and one penalty for -5 so he was a net negative 2. Even worse, he can't seem to get any separation on his routes.
-It's tough for me to determine Barton's level of play. I'm not hearing his name for mistakes but there are no significant plays either.
-Pete said somethign to the effect, "We're a better defense with Neal on the field". Might they decided to play Adams in a "husky" position next year so they can keep Ryan Neal on the field?
-Harris, Ford, and Woods have made a nice unit.
-Mafe was once again forced to defend a running back on a wheel route and again it was wide open, they just missed it.
-Coby missed the tackle on the tight-end because he tried to take him out at the ankles instead of wrapping up. Do they teach that for smaller players against a big TE?
-Could someone with more knowledge please talk about how NY shutdown our run game?
-The formation with Homer and Dallas in the backfield seemed to give NY some problems and the ran it for a whole series.
-The Giants seem legit. Imagine if they had a QB and another bigtime receiver.
I know I laughed at a 15 yard penalty for the first time tonight! Pete’s penalty was just what Lockett needed after feeling so defeated. They shared a chuckle and a hug after that happened.
It was a good game with no high stress points and that is a welcome change this season!
Great game for ST and Defense. Offense showed grit today under tough fronts and blitzs for the most part. Bruce Irvin is contributing and was a great add. He seems to be feeling the youth around him. Homer may have missed his blitz pickup, but his postive presence was felt both offensively and on special teams. Speaking of Homer's, I'll be one here. I'm not going to stop beating the drum for Dereke Young. Eskridge has never done much good when he is on the field...can Young do worse? I still think the kid can do some of the same stuff Debo does for SF and add another big receiver with 4.4 speed to Geno's orchestra. Imagine running trips with Metcalf, Goodwin and Young with Tyler in motion in the redzone. (see Pitt preseasonTD) Just a thought.
A Collier sighting. Before the season there was speculation he might actually perform better in a 3-4 defense. It will be interesting to follow next week in Arizona. The TE's are really coming into their own in this offense. Waldren is finally being able to implement his playbook. I give the line and Geno a lot of credit for that.
What a difference Neal makes at safety. He seems to fill Adams shoes quite well. Hmmm. By the way, Joey Blount looks a lot like Neal.
Walker is everything Joe thought he was...cudos Kenneth. This game really showed his patience against a tough front.
Maybe Metcaf really is an Avatar. I did not expect to see him on the field today. Tyler is just a pro who can overcome his worst day and help win in spite of it.
Geno really is Seattle's QB future. I can see him getting a nice deal before year end at this rate. Seattle will still draft his air apparent with some good first round ammo next year. Geno will work with him for the teams future. He really is a great leader that Pete always knew he was.
Shelby Harris more trade mojo for Russ. Mafe gets better every week. Barton actually looked better today than he's played all year. Maybe he wasn't getting the new scheme either?
How good is the seondary? Next week will really be a good test. Hopkins is a HOF dude.
Who knew football could be so much fun again in Seattle. Pete should be a COY candidate.