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On the OL they could move Brown to G and start Olu as just another option.

I wonder if "sitting the starters" during preseason (I know some of these guys played, but nothing close to a full half of football if they did) contributes to early-season injury? There is simply no way to simulate game-speed contact.

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Also, they could elevate Peters as a tackle, and move Curhan to guard, where he also has some experience.

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Seaside Joe

I am starting to wonder about training. I dislike the cliche but “just saying.” If the 12 and 13 personnel is a strong point then let’s go to the strengths. It seems to have kept the heat off Geno.

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I'm hoping that Peters likes his mentor role and the culture so much that he agrees to be a backup for the next year, or two, then moves into our coaching staff. It was an idea I saw floated here in the comments by someone when you covered Peters' signing, and I kinda like the idea. Now, as far as defensive line goes, Hurtt & PCJS need to decide system vs. talent, which one is failing, because it hasn't looked better than last year (as covered by SSJ, too). To my eye, it looks like we are same or worse on 3rd downs, right now. Also to my eye, please insert fork if this doesn't get better. I'm hoping that rookies improving and everyone getting coached up can bring us into respectable average defense range.

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Sep 22, 2023·edited Sep 22, 2023

A long time ago...which is NOT the same as "Once Upon a Time", so don't panic about another long, tortured comment here...I used to read descriptions of the LoB as something like "a simple system executed by extraordinary talent". It made sense at the time, and I've always wondered if all of PC's subsequent defenses have been an attempt to get back to that.

Adams, Diggs, Woolen, WItherspoon would all make sense as trades/selections in that context. Whether he (PC) can re-bottle that lightning, though...that's a tall ask.

Aside: I was puzzled by your asking for a fork in your eye. I don't recommend that at all, but I may have misinterpreted your post.

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I'm guessing the fork in the eye might be less painful than continuing to watch subpar defense (personally, I usually reference a sharp stick, but to each his own). Like the Giants' all-too-familiar-looking failures on nearly every 3rd and long vs SF last night.

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The LOB was as great as they were because they had formed a true brotherhood between them. Their talent was secondary to that. They all knew how great they were as athletes but more so knew they were better as a team. That’s hard to replicate.

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If the defense keeps getting worse, please make it so I can't see this mess anymore... hence, the fork in my eye. Of course, it's just a saying, any utensil will do.

Also, Karl is correct, too. Less painful as well.

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And yet, and yet... over at FG is Frank Raines' summary of ESPN's data showing three Seahawks DL at "top 20" at their position is "Pass Block Win Rate". It is maaayybe too soon to judge the Seahawks' DL given the two QBs they have faced so far. Stafford was sparkling for the Rams, getting rid of the ball so quickly it didn't matter if the Seahawks DL were beating their blocks. And as much as we (ok, I) disparage Goff he is very hard to sack as SSJ has documented. So, let's see how the DL performs over at least the first quarter of the season--this week could be a big breakout for the DL in terms of sacks/pressure.

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As always, I'm here to help!

https://youtu.be/TlvuQYDDJMw?si=QMy6RfTZ3iX3r4gG

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Sep 23, 2023·edited Sep 23, 2023

:D

I'll take yer Tammy Wynette and raise you a Janis Joplin!

The Seahawks are trying *really hard* you know? And that hard work must be rewarded... give them all a Benz!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qev-i9-VKlY&t=11s

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It's worth noting that the Seahawks were threatened with losing a second round pick for withholding info on a knee injury Richard Sherman had in 2017, instead they got a stern talking to and a public warning. Since then they seem to be willing to list pretty much anything and everything on the injury report. I'm not sure how meaningful the list really is.

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I think I can do without the injury report teams put out each week. My guess is it’s primarily used by the people betting on games and teams who hide injuries from the public.

Maybe coaches try to outdo each other to see which team has the longer list each.

Who thinks Bryce Young is not playing this week because of an ankle injury? Russ played 6 or 8 weeks a few years back with a high ankle sprain.

I’d rather see a list of who’s playing this week than who’s taking a couple of practices off during the middle of the week to mend a couple bumps and bruises.

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http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2007-11-22-injury-report-cover_N.htm

You have to wade through some stuff to get to a brief history.

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Interesting article, but "the defending Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts"...that was written a while ago! 😉

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2007...but the history went back to 1947.

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I suppose it is too late for me to take the Chiefs over the Bears on Sunday? Wednesday just came and went. Being I haven't yet lost, I'm kicking myself.

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Never kick yourself, bubba.

Let us do it for you. We'll enjoy it more.

At least let us watch.

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Not wanting to be anyone's pain-in-the-ass, I'll register an asterisk. Hey, maybe the Bears win. No big deal, since the Measure is picking a loser. My bet is this will result in 'who lost the least?' Again. I must make a note to read my note.

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Really, it wouldn't be any trouble!

Ken would find us a cool youtube video showing how Chuck Norris could land three kicks in one second. Some idiot would point out how his clock started as the first kick landed, so it was really just two kicks in one second. Nobody would care.

Dale would list all the ways they kick in Aussie rules, then would observe that Aussies ALWAYS rule. Nobody would care, because he would be so late to the party.

Mike McD would compare the statistics of our effort to those of other great whuppings in recent history. Ken would be happy that he's there.

Three guys with initials that look suspiciously like those of dudes over on Field Gulls would chime in, probably just for old time's sake. Everybody would pretend to care, but nobody really would.

McFamous would make sure that the correct vintage was served for the event, along with two or three alternatives at twice the price.

Doug would set it all to music, and publish a Spotify playlist.

And someday, far enough in the future that none of you are around anymore, I will tell your story. It will start "Once upon a time" and you will be famous and people will say to themselves "That cannot possibly be true!".

But in the quiet just before the break of dawn, a small voice will murmer in their soul's ear: "What if it is? What if it is?".

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Sep 22, 2023·edited Sep 22, 2023

FWIW: In the Yahoo contest that starts with week two, 9 people didn't make picks, 8 people picked Jacksonville, 7 each for KC & Dallas, 6 for San Francisco, 3 of us (including me) picked Baltimore, 2 picked Miami, and 1 each for the Jets and LA Rams. All of the picks look pretty good to me except the LAR over Cincinnati thing. Generally, you don't pick upsets in a Survivor Pool.

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Not to pick upsets, but so far I’ve tried to pick weaker teams that have been playing even weaker teams to win. My theory is that I’ll have all the better teams left towards the end. Risky I guess, and it sort of ends up being a 50/50 kinda feeling (which has proved to be the case - I’m out of one comp now, but am still around in the other one).

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Generally yes, pick the weakest team that will win and save the stronger teams for later in the game, but there are nuances. For example, in smaller pools like this one 90% of the players will flush out before the season is half over so you don't have to be super careful to save the Chiefs and 49ers until the very end. If you get to week 12, you'll win the contest by default.

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It won't be an upset when they confirm Burrow isn't playing.... I hope.

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I want all of us to get into week four, so I hope this works for you, but I think it was an unnecessarily risky pick.

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I figure if I'm going to win, I'll have to pick a team that is 17th best in the NFL eventually, so I'll get it out of the way when they are playing a back up QB. I would say it was a calculated risk that is mitigated by the circumstances to be less risky than it would be later in the season.

Of course, this does reek of throwing a slant on 1st and goal with Marshawn behind me.

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Ouch...

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Sep 23, 2023·edited Sep 23, 2023

If anybody wants an idea for lunch tomorrow with the game, there is still time to start this for tomorrow: Victory Pulled Pork with Honey Slaw.

\https://dougflet.substack.com/p/nfl-week-3-lunch

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Were we supposed to get a request to provide our picks for the week? I've not seen it. Not sure how to get in there and make selections.

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Go back to the ash article that introduced the yahoo second chance survivor. Click the link and it takes you where you want to be. Then save the url for the future 🤣

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Thank you. What's an ash article and where do I find it? I looked at the Seaside Joe main page and there's nothing.

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An ash article is a typo/auto-correct. It was supposed to be the original article introducing the second chance.

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I'll try again. Was having trouble finding it.

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Looks like I missed the window. Found it but couldn't make a selection. Would have picked Miami over Denver. Oh well.

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Probably need to choose before the Thursday night game. I would have given you the direct link but it probably would have either asked for a password or it would have gone to my account. Maybe Joe will post a reminder at the top of his Wednesday articles.

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