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Dec 18, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

I’ve often thought that good special teams coaches should get more interviews to be head coaches. Special teams coaches have to work with what they’re given, organize the random assortment of players to be assignment correct, and to motivate scrubs to go all out for little glory. If you can do that well, why couldn’t you organize, motivate, and delegate to success as a head coach? I’d give Izzo an interview any day.

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Harbaugh is the only former special teams coach with a head job in the NFl. There has been some good head coaches coming from that roll. Last year Rich Visatcci sorry spelling, did a fantastic job as the interim head coach of the Raiders. He got them into the playoffs and they almost beat the Chiefs. Personally I would have promoted him to full time head coach. I guess it's hard to pass up on Josh McDaniels who hasn't proven himself yet but for one game against us. He got that game plan from watching how Tampa played us in Munich. Now everybody we play will be picking at that sore until we stop the bleeding in our run defense. Jalen Carter is looking like a strong candidate as our first draft choice. I for one will be watching Georgia's defense

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Dec 18, 2022Liked by Seaside Joe

I am a former goal kicker in rugby which is the same as a field goal kicker but there is no snapper sometimes on windy days I had a holder. As most kickers are, I am superstitious about kicking and nothing else. This is the reason I have not commented on Myers all year. 0ur skipper has brought it up so I am OK. The vast majority of Seahawk fans would have been happy if the Hawks had cut Myers. Kenneth was not a huge fan but I think that was based on salary more than anything. Myers actually started off shaky but his kicks were finding there way home. Nothing will help a kickers" mentals", as Marshawn would say than your none perfect strikes getting through. Lately Myers kicks have been strong and down the middle.

Michael Dickson is a top three punter in the NFL. Without going into great detail, his punting could be compared to the best iron players in the world of golf. He can move the ball both ways which is not easy to do. He rarely kicks a touch back. If TV were to set up a camera high in both end zones fans could really appreciate his talent.

It is really a shame DJ Dallas has the dreaded high ankle sprain. His game at runningback has improved greatly. When I see him lined up in the backfield I have confidence. Unlike Homer who thinks the side step or deke is a over flamboyant move Dallas has some shake to him. This has showed in his kick off returning. Making him to punt returner was one of the best moves the Hawks have made all year. What a difference maker, he is strong enough and tough enough to become very good and it has paid dividens already. No knock on Freddy Swain but 90% of punts were fair catches. Adding to our special team success is our new kick returner and runningback Igwebuke, he has shown great balance speed and nerve. I would be interested to see if he can play runningback. One thing if he keeps returning kicks this way, he will have an NFL job. You never know our special teams could get us in the playoffs. Also if we can keep the band together it could be a difference maker in our 2024 Super Bowl run.

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Myers is great every other year. We should definitely cut him or trade him after this season and maybe sign him again for 2024 if he is available.

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If you look at the game logs from Myers first season with the Hawks, he had two tough games (both of which Seattle won anyway). Even so, Myers kicked 82% for the year.

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It is always fun for me when people understand my humour 😂

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I remember when Seattle traded up to take Dickson. If memory served, the trade was with Dallas and the Dallas people were later laughing about Seattle giving up draft capital to waste it on a punter. I love little tidbits like that, as Pete and John get the last laugh on that choice. What's really cool about Mike is he's been great since his first day in the league. He's run for the occasional first down. He's dealt with muff situations on the fly with great composure and aplomb. I'm thrilled he's our guy.

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Glad they stopped running into the punt returner.

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