Seaside Joe 1338: Seahawks make no trades, but do make a couple moves
Thanks for the reminder of what we thought the cornerback situation would be! I think we were mostly ok with that original idea. It wouldn't be fantastic, but it would be ok. And wow, never would have expected these young guys to step up and take over. Now we have a shut-down corner, a guy who takes souls when he hits, and a slot that flies all over the field. We're blessed.
-The lack of trades tells me that Pete/John believe in the 2023 draft and weren't willing to lose draft capital.
-Laquon Treadwell - From Fox Sports, "Back in September, Zimmer commented that Treadwell wouldn’t play until he started practicing better. All indications were Treadwell needed more work on his route-running, specifically generating better separation. Lack of separation was the big knock on Treadwell coming out of college. We’ve seen a couple plays this year that show there’s still work to be done." This sounds like Eskridge 2.0 so unless the Hawks see something that can be developed, he sounds like another great college player whose skills didn't translate to the NFL.
SeaHawks Race to the Super Bowl:
7 teams have a better record
4 teams have the same record
21 teams have a worst record
Broncos Race to the Draft:
19 teams have a better record
7 teams have the same record
6 teams have a worst record
There's just no reason they can't be considered a contender all the way up to Super Bowl this year with the team as its playing right now.
I've pounded the drum all summer Pete sees it as 53 guys (plus, practice squad, coaches, etc). He doesn't believe it's all on Geno. But Geno has carried his load, and he's playing well enough for the Seahawks to be considered contenders.
But for Pete, I don't think Geno is playing above what he can play--as if there's some great anticipated fall off. He's being blitzed like crazy, but he's standing in and delivering. If the lines going to keep him clean and avoid costly penalties, there's zero reason this team has to be worried about anyone.
Now, there are a few teams that I think are better right now in the NFC. I picked the Eagles to win the east here on this site. The Cowboys--sadly--also have a nice defense complimented by a stout offense. They're good.
SF's a wild card. I think they're a team like the Seahawks that can be had by playing on the road. I think they'll benefit if they can be at home, but they won't be favored on the road in the playoffs.
Seattle's rematch is the season's real litmus test as to how this team has improved. They got spanked down there, but it's a different team.
I think their victory over the Rams paves a way for us to be excited about those games. I may be more concerned by the upcoming Cards game than I am the Rams.
It's a really good spot to be in right now.
One thing is certainly true: the Seahawks control their own destiny. Leading the NFC West at the rough "half-way" point of the season they even have a 1-game lead over a team they lost to (49ers). It starts with Sunday: win vs AZ to sweep them, split with the Rams and win the 2nd game vs the 49ers should get it done.
I predict that the Seahawks will hit the bye at 7-3, and win at least 4 of their 7 games after the bye to finish with at least 11 wins. That is one more than I predicted was their ceiling before the season started. The 11 wins I now see is the floor for the team for the remainder of the season.
Barring any signficant injuries this team is going to keep getting better. The OL has been doing a great job but Cross and Lucas are going to continue getting better and our rookies on D will as well. Mafe flashed vs the Giants and we are going to see more from him as well as Coby and Tariq getting better too!
I feel badly for Sidney Jones IV.
Predicting this team is near impossible. To start the season off with a bang was awesome but our defense wasn't. Geno my gosh who could predict this. Now the defense looks more than competitive. I looked at this week's Power Rankings we were 11, I thought that's fair, then I saw the Giants at 7 with the caveat they will be back in the top 5. Did I watch a different game, at no point did I have any doubt we would win
This week the Cards. Muddy up the pocket. We want to stand up the two gaurds and center, shutting down Kylers ability to see. Hold the edges stand tall and watch numbers 10 and 51 sneak home.
I remember saying that travel would be the great equalizer against Tampa, in Germany. I was looking at the possible upset. If we win this week, I don't think anybody would think us winning I'm Germany an upset.
Staying 3 games above 500 will see us through this is why these next 2 weeks are SO important. The Panthers and the Jets are the only two teams that we "should beat" no garuntees but should. Geno will need to lead us as he has against, the Niners on a short week, Kansas City and two against the RAMS. Even when Jeff Fisher was coaching the Rams and we had the best defense 4 years running we would loose one a year. The Rams still have a championship defense, hold Kupp to 300 yards and two TDs over two games and we should win one.
For everybody that hates or hated the Jamal Adams trade. Yes I know he couldn't catch a cold or a bus but physically he could change every game.
Pete, " always compete ," Carrol tanking? As if. When monkeys fly out of my butt!!!
I was wrong, and that makes me happy. We are fortunate to be fans of this organization.
I said 10 or 11 wins and I was trying to be pessimistic to ward of some bad juju. I think they have the talent to do better than that.
Remember earlier in the year when I mentioned Ewing Theory? I 'm feeling pretty good about that right now.
In forty (two) years of being a fan I’ve come to realize that I tend toward pessimism regarding where the Seahawks are headed. I’m sure it’s partly a defense mechanism and partly my own temperament. I don’t mind being wrong, though, because I don’t get paid for it, and I don’t begrudge the young’uns who have never really seen this team bad thinking the Super Bowl is just around the corner. I’m glad to be a part of the Seahawks experience. It’s a lot easier these days with social media, especially not living in the northwest.
Pete said during preseason he wasn’t giving anything away! He wanted opponents and fans to wait and see. I have been wondering if Geno in preseason was told to work the players and not care about wins or his own stats. It seemed Pete always knew Geno would be QB. Remember when he said “Geno’s our guy” when speculation of all the choices was hot topic with the media.
Will Seattle win the NFC West? Who'd of thought this would even be a dialogue this year. But going into week 9 it's a possiblity. When you look at the schedule the big question in our division will be the upcoming games in the NFC West. Arizona does have Hopkins back who is all world, but I think it's going to take more than Hopkins to save Kingsbury's job. Murray still makes some questionable throws under pressure and is getting sacked more. LA has their own offensive line problems along with their running game. The D is good but not as good as last year with Miller. SF. I think Seattle and the 12's have that one circled on the calender. Hmm, a December game in Seattle against the 49ers which could be a pivital game for the division. Where would you rather be.
You look at the Panthers that are playing tough but again Seattle is at home. The Raider's and Jets also here in Seattle. The Bucs in Munich before the bye. I think Seattle wins the next two games. They will be close ones. I like Seattle against the Jets, Panthers and Raiders. That's 10 wins. I think Seattle will split with the Rams this year so that's 11. The Chiefs are awfully good and at home. That's a loss but a great measuring stick of how good Seattle is as will be the SF game.
KJ Wright was interviewed the other day and said he was really getting a feeling like it was the 2000 tens again. That same air of youth, figuring things out, team chemistry and just plain fun as the season progresses. Seattle could have folded after the SF embarrassment, and letting Atalata and NO get away from them. Instead they have put 3 wins together over two teams that were picked to be in the playoffs and another cinderella story who got their glass slipper scuffed up.
The NFL is so injury affected that staying healthy, having some depth and having a little luck on your side can be all the difference in a make or break year. It's to early to say Seattle can win the West, but they sure seem to be positioning themselves for a good run at it. After the trade deadline, it appears that they a dancing with the ones that brought them to this point and have a very high value on the 2023. The draft is really where the long term winners are made.
I'm enjoying this season more than I have for a long time because of the enthusiasm the coaching staff and players are radiating. I think I'll enjoy this year and buckle up for 2023. Honestly, I think Seattle is pretty good, and getting better. The second half of this season will cross the T's and dot the I's.
I think the biggest key for the hawks chances of winning the division, making the playoffs and advancing further, will be avoiding any type of serious, long-term injuries on the offensive line or defensive line ￼
I had 7-10 wins before the season, but that’s not why I’m here. Thank you Uchenna for giving me those Chris Clemons vibes! Clemons was my favorite player back then, and now it’s Chenna. Love watching this guy play, and this is easily the most enjoyable season in years.