Plus more FROM YOU on DK Metcalf, NFL Twitter, spending $1 million, and Clark's breed: Seaside Joe 1588
Thanks for mentioning me in the article, it was cool to see my comment in the article!
«He played high school football and nobody wrote any stories about it and if they did, they’re probably not going to be on the Internet because it was the mid-90s».
Come on, Ken, we're roughly the same age. Pretty sure that a more socially functional nerd created a digital school zine on geocities or something like that. Maybe even the school hosted it.
It's probably lost forever unless you know where to find it on Internet Archives, though.
Shane Waldron’s lack of an origin story is actually very interesting. He seems to have stuck around the game for years without making much of an impression until he became the Seahawks offensive coordinator. Sort of like the Seahawk’s starting quarterback. Last year Geno and Waldron both showed they belonged in the NFL. This year the best storyline of all would be for Waldron and Geno to emerge as one of the top offenses in the NFL
Nice origin story (or lack thereof) on Waldron! I didn't know there was nothing to know before McVay, or even less than nothing to know! These were my thoughts and feelings while reading it:
I started wondering what Pete saw in him, other than general exposure/ experience in McVay's system (is it even McVay's??). I can see why he hasn't had any head coach interviews. He really has very little meaningful experience, although he seemed to do pretty well last year as OC. But, then I was wondering how much does HE bring to the job, versus how much does he coordinate Pete's and the staff's offensive ideas into one play book? Could he have just been a coattail guy? Was he just a right place, right time dude that got a higher position promotion to jump ship and is in over his head?
Ultimately, I guess being around those good coaches for a few years could have given a sharp guy plenty to absorb and given him a base of concepts to integrate his own ideas into. He seems to be a bright person in his interviews and videos I have seen him in. I feel as though I am a sharp guy, and it took me about 6-12 months to grasp my job, and a few years to really master the nuances of my position. So, a couple of extra years spent on a more complicated project like the game of football isn't out of the question for him, I reckon.
In the end, he is our OC. And, like all the other origin stories you wrote about, I have now pondered his position here, pondered what we know of him as a person, and am pulling for him personally as well as professionally (selfishly). You have made me look at another one of our guys in a deeper, more humanistic, way.... again.
Aside: your humorous interjections make for very entertaining reading. Keep that shit up. 👏👏
I am not an expert, but I have been around Lhasas for an extended time before. My mom's boyfriend had a Lhasa Apso when I was a teen, and his family had 4-5 of them. They all had straighter hair than Clark, and seem a bit thicker. Clark appears to maybe have some small terrier in him along with some Lhasa, perhaps. He reminds me of a yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) mixed with something bigger.
But, it is moot. He is Clark. He is family.
I believe DK can be whatever his mental aspect and maturity will allow. If he starts to mature, which can very well happen the sky is the limit for him, IMHO- The limited exposure of Dareke (sp) has high hopes from me. I could see him, if used properly being a very good addition to the O. As always appreciate the articles and info!
From what I've learned on the Athletic's football podcast, a quality control assistant is the one who logs all the plays the offense/defense runs, what they ran against, and the result. This info is then used for analysis and scouting: whether in the week after, later in the season, or after the season.
Joe, I greatly appreciate your brilliant work as well as that joyful burning felling I know you get inside from the love and passion you have for the Seattle Seahawks. The same one all true die hards feel... I live for info on the hawks and can never get enough so I thank you and again it’s appreciated. The way you write is genius on top of it. I am from Alaska so naturally grew up a hawks fan. I also lived in Seattle for 4 years as well along with having a hand in the construction of Safeco and the Clink (Lumen Field). My favorite game I ever went too was Brett’s farves last Monday night game ever as a Viking. It snowed that evening and was so majestic and it being prime time ect. I’m not a farve fan but it was historic. Anyhow, I was curious when you have the time if you could write a story about Pete Carrol’s not just an origin but an origin mixed in with his impact on the game, history of hos beliefs and where they come from (bud grant) ect. His complete coaching tree top and bottom, the 2 Super Bowls he easily could of won being 12’ and 14’ as I believe we beat the niners that year and win superbowl if we beat atlanta and we’ll... 14’... we run the fucking ball or we do something we do well wich is not screen play. Ect ect... basically a Pete (NFL Films) kind of story with your twist.. anyhow, thanks again for all you do and broncos country bribe would be a great article name on the possibly the top 2-3 trade steals of all time. Top 2 if Adam’s puts together 2 more pro bowl seasons in Seattle.
Regrettably ( for me), limiting a suggestion box to super joes only is a good strategy. The exalted status could use more discriminators.
One small hamburger helper-style extender for your “Shane Origin” -respecting Joe’s unique ability to add vivid color and humor to obscure topics:
“Shane played at Tufts University. Their teams are named the Jumbos, after their first mascot, a male African Elephant donated by P.T. Barnum, a Tufts Trustee, who gave Jumbo and, probably, took a jumbo deduction off his tax bill!”
Enjoyed the highlighting of community comments. Thanks!
If it interests you, Wisdom Panel is a DNA test for dogs with an enormous database that will tell you not only what breeds are in the mix, but what the parents each were. We did one for Eleanor and it was a fun reveal. I think the kits are around $100 and you just do a cheek swab.
Funny story that the Shane Waldron part made me think of: You mentioned that nobody wrote stories about him and if they did, they're long lost because it was the aughts. Indulge me to tell a story from the 80's. We had a *really* good running back transfer to my high school team and he wanted the number 22. This had been my friend Dean's number all through school, but he was asked to give it up for the new guy since Dean didn't start and the number was a big deal to Reggie, the new kid. Well, nobody let the local newspaper know about this number change. Week after week, there would be a picture of Reggie running free for a touchdown in his #22 jersey and the headline would read, "Dean **** tears up Crest High for 231 yards and 3 touchdowns!" Reggie did not find it nearly as amusing as we did. Flash forward to 20 years after graduating, I brought this up to Dean at a high school reunion and he said that after his grandmother passed, she had all these clippings saved. How she thought this jacked African-American kid in the photos was her skinny lily white grandson, we'll never know. I only wish Reggie had attended the class reunion to have heard that story.
Great round up of recent posts Joe. You’re right, it is great to have all the quality input from all the Seasiders.
With regard to your query about Threads, I can’t see why anyone would use it. Why would you want to deliberately go back to the guy that censored and colluded to restrict you obtaining information?