When does Jamal Adams return and other Seahawks? Seaside Joe 1662
Does Myles Adams have any injury issues? He never seems to get any snaps, but plays well when he does. Reminds me of the DE Robinson from Syracuse that Hurt seemed to forget about including in the rotation. Then he'd do well (this was before getting hurt) in a game before disappearing from Hurt's view again. Adams has had 2 and 4 snaps in two games...
Thanks for the great update! Other than the outside line guys( almost all of them need to learn their keys better), and of course some learning going on at DB they played OK on D. Very Pleasantly surprised by the O-line. Amazing what some player Tutelage can do! Yes, hoping Peters can hang around all year- Thinking Geno was just a tiny bit gun-shy, thinking is O-line wasn't going to play as good as they did maybe???
Pete to Spoon in the first 1/4: “How’re you doin’?”
Spoon: “it’s easy”.
If y'all didn't listen to/watch the Pete Carroll Show imbed in the post, go back and do it now. The part about how he intentionally teaches the men how to bounce-back from a loss is an awesome listen. It is the essence of why I love Pete as our coach for as long as he wants, then President of Pick-a-Title after that. He also honestly answers questions about the blown call(s) without criticizing the refs. He carefully phrases his outrage and concern as a legitimate question. It's a great technique for persuasive speaking that allows the person/people criticized to keep their dignity and self-evaluate without shutting down in defensiveness. It is one of the many useful things I learned in an honors public speaking course way back in college, and I love hearing Pete use it and other effective communication techniques that make him great at his job (and probably great at life).
I don't think Taylor needs to take over a game to be more than just a guy. He DOES, however, need to contribute, preferrably on the stat sheet; and at least make his presence known with a little pressure, penetration, or block-eating to help the other LBs get to the ball easier.
I COMPLETELY agree on the "mystery sack" as dubbed by SSJ. If Goff holds his fake so well and so long that he fools linemen into thinking he has the ball, then he should have to pay the price for the benefit of that sales job. I do see the other side of it, though... what's to stop them from free shots on any playaction. We know how protective of QBs the league is (rightfully so) now, so it kinda makes sense. I still don't like it, though. That fake was well longer than most. Goff should have to end the fake after the RB is in the line of scrimmage to keep protection, IMO. Not sure of the official rule on this, but from the way they interpreted and enforced the intentional grounding rule, I don't think it would matter much anyway.
Whoa! Only from Seaside Joe do we get the story of Philoctetes as part of a football injury report (which had more detail than i'd ever seen before). Odysseus was my favorite while growing up yet i never heard tell of this part. Thanks, KenJoe.
Until Darrell Taylor actually takes over a game, he's just a guy. If he can consistently set the edge, stop the run game in his area, and put real pressure on the QB in passing situations, then he's a good guy. He's doing his job. What we were hoping was that he would be something more like Michael Bennett. Maybe that's still in him? Personally, I thought the "sack" of Goff was legit when I saw it. I didn't see the handoff or saw something that was so quick it looked like a fake. Even looking at Goff from the front on TV, I didn't see that he didn't have the ball. He was deliberately moving like he still held it. From the other side, I don't think Taylor could have seen that he didn't have the ball. I don't think he should be coached to stop and ask, "Excuse me, can I just make sure you have the ball?" So I take it as a positive sign and wish him the best. This is a game of "want to." If he "wants to" he will.
Sometimes being a football fan feels as ghoulish as watching gladiators battle in the Coliseum. Of course it's always hard to face this reality. It always feels like one's own team takes the brunt of it but, when one looks around the league, one sees this is pretty much standard operating procedure. An interesting stat would be what percentage of each team's total salary cap is unavailable due to injury at any time. Would probably be as predictive a stat as any when it comes to predicting game outcomes.
It's hard to fathom the impact on a team when a guy like Adams (let alone Rogers or Chubb) goes down. And seeing some injuries as they happen (Chubb's is a perfect example) requires a strong stomach. These guys may be multi-millionaires but it's hard to not feel bad for them when one thinks about the aches and pains and disabilities they carry forward for the rest of their lives.
It won't happen right away and all at once, but I think as Adams gets back into shape, and assuming he's still the same guy he was, he'll take over the SS role from Love full time. Maybe we'll see Love more in nickel and dime packages and less Coby/Burns. He hasn't done anything to prevent Adams from reclaiming his spot. Only Pete and Hurt really know, and that's a good thing.
"... one smack that mysteriously gave the Lions a free 15 yards"
Fixed it for you!
There are few QB's that I would have enjoyed seeing a 'Darrel Taylor sack' executed upon more than Jared Goff. Good job Darrel.
F*ck injuries! I've often coveted Chubb's production over Penny's injury issues and it's gutting to see what happened to Chubb last night. That one could be career-ending.
Would be great if Adams could at least get some playing time vs Carolina, at least shake off some rust sooner than later. I expect he'll take as many of Coby Bryant's snaps as possible moving forward.
Young players missing camp/preseason due to injury is never good for their development, not surprised Woolen has been less effective than we'd like. Just hoping whatever his mysterious injury is, it's not going to linger.
It's encouraging to hear that the Seahawks are getting value out of Peters before he's even played. One of the downsides of starting two rookies tackles is the lack of any veteran mentoring, signing Peters may boost our backups but man, I wish Cross and Lucas could get in on that; seems unlikely unless the Seahawks can carve out a roster spot for Peters all season long (which may happen but their hand may be forced in that regard).
"Darrell Taylor went from 37 snaps to 46 snaps, finishing with one tackle for a loss and one sack that mysteriously gave the Lions a free 15 yards. "
Good update Kenneth, thanks.