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Vision Board: The BYE Week
What the Seahawks could use, even while they're on vacation: On this episode of Seaside Joe 1355
The Seattle Seahawks get the week off, but Seaside Joe hasn’t even taken one day off in the last three and a half years. That will include this week’s Seahawks vision board.
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Last week’s vision board against the Bucs starts off with a massive dud, rebounds, then re-duds.
Seahawks win by 21 (Vision: Scheisse) Seems my request was misunderstood, as Seattle allowed 21 points, but lost by four.
Jason Myers is good from 60 (Vision: 55/20) Myers hit his second-longest field goal of the season, connecting from 55.
Tom Brady is sacked four times (Vision: 0/20) Brady was not sacked at all on 35 dropbacks.
This week’s vision board is a little different, and not only because the Seahawks are on a bye. Instead of finding images or GIFs that fit my vision, I’ll be using music videos in my YouTube history list from this week.
K.C. tears through the right parts of their remaining schedule
Kansas, anyone? Whenever I need a pick-me-up, I go to Polo & Pan. ‘Dorothy’ is one of the greatest music videos ever made, with nothing more than clever and precise editing. And a perfect song, I guess.
Now the Seahawks could use some precise winning and losing from the Kansas City Chiefs over their remaining schedule, specifically:
Beat the Rams in Week 12
Beat the Broncos in Week 14
Lose to the Texans in Week 15
Lose to the Seahawks in Week 16
Beat the Broncos in Week 17
If Patrick Mahomes can deliver a perfect 3-2 record over those five games, Seattle gains a leg up on a division opponent and Denver’s draft picks get that much closer to the top. Perhaps even to the very top if Houston manages a couple of surprising wins over the rest of the season.
The 49ers were gonna beat the Cardinals on Monday Night Football, but then they got high?
In case you didn’t know that Afroman is cool… Afroman is cool.
Afroman said a lot of things that I like and relate to in this documentary short about his hit 2001 song “Because I Got High,” including:
“I sell sound. So if it sounds like a party, it’s a party.”
“I do funny. I don’t do serious. I don’t do good when I do serious.”
”They say one-hit wonder. Well, how many hits do you need?” (Afroman precedes to hold up one finger and laugh.)
Afroman mentions that the beauty of “Because I Got High” is the song’s simplicity, so I’ll make this vision as simple as it gets: The Cardinals beat the 49ers on Monday Night Football.
Arizona host San Francisco this Monday and surprisingly they’ve kind of dominated the series of late: 12-4 since 2014, including a sweep in 2021. That’s the most encouraging part about it, Kliff and Kyler went 2-0 against largely the same 49ers roster last season, winning 17-10 and 31-17.
A win by the Cardinals would drop the 49ers to 5-5 and keep the Seahawks in first place in the NFC West. Arizona’s record would improve to 5-6, but Seattle’s already swept them. If the Niners, there will be a tie atop the NFC West, with San Francisco currently holding a tiebreaker advantage.
Meanwhile, the Saints could also help do a ton of damage in the next three weeks: vs the Rams, at the 49ers, at the Buccaneers.
A miraculous New Orleans clean sweep there would give Seattle a huge boost in the division and potentially a much needed extra advantage if Tampa Bay drops another game. That Saints-Bucs game will also be on Monday Night Football.
Broncos keep casting actors off the street
Not sure if I’d ever seen a CinemaStix video before, but YouTube likely suggested this one to me because I do watch a lot of videos similar to this one about the Safdie brothers. The focus here is how the Safdie brothers regularly cast non-actors in important roles of their movies, including in Heaven Knows What, a movie based on the life of Arielle Holmes. The Safdie brothers met Holmes, encouraged to write a memoir on her life so that they could make a movie based on the book, then cast Holmes to play herself in the movie despite not having any acting experience.
I hope that the Denver Broncos, already selling off key parts of the roster after trading Bradley Chubb to the Dolphins, continue casting players off the street to play in their final eight games. The Broncos have gone from playoff aspirations to merely hoping that they’re only the second-most embarassing team in the AFC West.
How fortunate, the two hottest seats in the NFL meet this Sunday at 1:05 PM PT: Nathaniel Hackett vs. Josh McDaniels.
If the Raiders can beat the Broncos in Week 11, Denver could leapfrog over the Raiders in draft order; Las Vegas currently holds the number two pick! If the Broncos can just lose this one game, then a top-three pick becomes more than realistic. The Broncos then face the Panthers in another “Who’s gonna tank better?” showdown this month.
It doesn’t even seem like Denver is that concerned with winning at this point, so hopefully they keep handing out jobs to inexperienced hopefuls instead of valuable starters.
Do you have any non-Seahawks visions for this week or the rest of the season?