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(Thank you, Seasider Chip, for sending Clark many treats and toys, such as this accompanying taco that he loves.) That was after Clark’s haircut on Sunday…this is before:
Before Clark got a haircut on Sunday.
This was Clark’s recent trip to Joshua Tree after he took five grams of mushrooms*.
*5 sticks of bully.
Many of you have asked for more pictures of Clark, and now I have delivered. On Monday, I asked for someone to “make my day” but joining the Regular Joes club for the first time and YOU delivered. Thank you to all the new members of the Regular Joes premium club, including: Seasider Alexis, Mr. Bob, Seasider Byron, ABC Payne, Hella R, Seasider JL, Rock This Way (I will!), Seasider Regan, not-Michael J. Fox, but similar, and Mr. Ott.
And Happy Fourth of July/Thank you to all of you, whether you are a free Seaside Joe subscriber—today marks not only the fifth 4th in a row that a newsletter has gone out but the 1,585th day in a row, we take no holidays—a Regular Joe or a Super Joe. All Seahawks fans are welcome here.
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Now, I DO promise Seahawks content everyday, so here are a few things to share and then you can go back to fireworks.
Tyler “Open” Lockett
PFF says that according to their research, Tyler Lockett was open on 67.5% of his targets, by far the best mark in the NFL. Just maybe ignore that number two was Parris Campbell and number three was Richie James.
Conversely, Tariq Woolen was ranked as one of the most difficult cornerbacks to get open against, ranking ninth.
On Monday, I wrote about DK Metcalf and the possibility of coming closer to 2,000 receiving yards this season. But it would be so interesting if the Seahawks just decided to give Lockett 190 targets instead, if that would be possible, and to do so at age 31.
On the flipside, there are significant concerns about Metcalf’s ability to do “the little things” right and to get yards after catch, but he’s only 25. When Lockett was 25, his career averages through three seasons were 50 catches for 657 yards and three touchdowns. Lockett has transformed and improved immensely over the past five years, so there’s hope for Metcalf yet and he’s off to a much better career start than his teammate. Or most receivers.
OL steps and angles
Previously on “today’s Xs and Os video of the day” I mentioned that some of my favorite content creators have no subscribers and shared a Justin Jefferson breakdown with less than 100 views. Well, here’s a great explainer on offensive line play by Philly Film Room, a channel with 548 subscribers and a video with 156 views.
If you’re like me and sometimes think, “Okay, but why are Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson two of the best offensive linemen in the NFL?” as well as “Why is Andre Dillard so bad?” then this video will help explain it.
I think it will be great to track this type of stuff with Damien Lewis, Charles Cross, Abe Lucas, etc., when the 2023 season begins. That’s only about two months away now.
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