Seaside Joe 1278: The question has been raised
Ha! I meant no ill with my statement; I certainly wasn't trying to imply you were a liar. I just happen to be well aware of something called "confirmation bias" - it's human nature to have a tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports one's prior beliefs or values. That's not "LYING", just being human.
I have only been a paid subscriber for a few months, maybe since around the draft, and I really enjoy your stuff. That means that I have not seen the last 18 months worth of content and your work on other QBs and draft prospects. I've only seen a lot of Grayson McCall love, though you replied to an earlier comment of mine that you don't see anyone touching Bryce Young as far as talent.
There are indeed so many other writers out there who yield to their confirmation bias. Your newsletter is trustworthy (and enjoyable) enough for me to pay for it. Just want to see you keep this the best Seahawks-related content out there! Keep up the great work!
I wonder when you’re going to get that DM from JS to stop talking about Grayson as you’re outing his master plan 😁🙌🏻
If McCall turns out to be the Seahawk QB he will have beaten out some very good ones in the hearts and minds of the Seahawk front office. So be it. I love the QB talent in this class. QB's are so hard to find that I feel the Hawks should be shopping not for one 2023 QB but two. Think about that. The success rate is low. Why not improve our odds of finding a top-10 talent at the most important position?
I am pretty sure Bill was not making a slanderous statement. I will agree with you that 6 ints doesn't leave a lot of room for negativity. I have watched every highlight I can on McCaw and he looks to be the point gaurd Pete wants. He always does well with defenders all around him. Lastly how did you get to watch his game last night ? Let us in on the secret.
What I appreciate Ken is that you are evalutating draft picks within the Pete Carroll universe of preferred playing style (run to burn clock and save the defense; low turnovers with good ++ turnovers as a team, explosive play % high on O, low on D, that kind of thing).
McCall DOES fit in that mold for sure as do others potentially. For McCall, the senior bowl (hopefully he will get a invitation) and the combine (same) are going to be very significant for his draft position.
But... I applaud you for shining a light on McCall because he is very Seahawk-y and I haven't seen anyone but you talking about him.
Before i even knew who Grayson McCall is i was checking College QB Stats and instantly began searching him in Google because his Yards per Attempt, Completion % and TD/Int was incredible for me.
Funny Thing i found out. Grayson McCall is not even to be found in Pro Football Focus 2023 Mock Draft Simulator.
That was an exciting game and I think we should have a CCU watch party next week! Although that might entail encouraging less than legal streaming, it’s the only way I know to watch them (and I’m 4 hours away from the stadium).
I’ve watched a condensed version of the Kentucky game and I think Levis might be in for a long season having lost 3 linemen to the NFL. He didn’t look bad save for a bad goal line int, but he was getting flustered and rushing things.
Bryce Young is very good. I have to wonder how much of that is having such a stellar supporting cast. Probably not too much.
Kenneth, what do you think of scouting reports like this one?
Like Russ, I wouldn't know of McCall but for you. As I've read your reports and watched the clips you've posted, I've reached out for additional information and run into a lot of stuff like this. Of course, at QB in particular, there's no way of knowing who will succeed at the next level. I look forward to seeing how this plays out. I tend to agree with those who think it makes sense to pick a QB with one of our first round picks and then again with a day three pick. Why not have two, competing with each other and a veteran?
I know of at least one other writer who is far ahead of the curve watching future potential draft picks QBs etc and writing about them often contrary to the national narrative, Rob Staton. You’re not alone.
6’/194 is what concerns me about Young. How many hits can he take from NFL DEs and blitzers? It’s not the height alone so much as his relative slightness—Kyler Murray is 2” shorter but 13lbs heavier, a build that can absorb a few hits. In any case, I hope that they don’t reach for a QB because of need—that’s the road to Josh Rosen (when you could have had Minka Fitzpatrick or Vita Vea).
I wouldn’t know who McCall was except for the information you provide in your email. But, I did enjoy following the Army, CCU game Saturday just to check on the QB stats. Sounds like he had a great game and I’ll be looking forward to checking in with CCU again next week. Will he make it to the NFL or be any good; at this point, I don’t care.
Can you lay off with the "I'm the ONLY one talking about...." and "NO ONE ELSE is writing about..." nonsense? You aren't. It's either a lie or warped self-promotion that simply isn't true.
A quick search shows si.com listing McCall as the 3rd best qb prospect in the draft and Bleacher Report says he's a Day 2 pick. That's after three minutes worth of searches.
So no, you're not the ONLY person on earth saying nice things about McCall and all of the previous times you chuck those phrases out there (there are many, btw, and all are a combination of dead wrong and laughable) take away from any entertaining points you make.
With all due respect Kenneth, the best draft expert in the Seahawks community is Rob Staton. He regularly identifies guys (especially qbs), well ahead of everyone else. He's probably the reason seahawks fans like Levis so much, and I trust his word on qbs more than most anyone. Not saying he's perfect, as with plenty of draft experts, he is wrong about some players. But he generally is verrrry good at identifying nfl talent at every position including QB.
Are we sure Seaside Joe isn't Pete's pseudonym?
Question...you said that as far as you know Pete Carroll isn't reading your article. Is anyone from any NFL team subscribed? If so, what's the breakdown by conference, division and team? Be nice to know which enemies are following excellent analysis.
How many teams will be QB shopping in the 2023 draft? Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Detroit, NY Giants, Washington, and maybe Carolina. Possible first round QBs are Young, Stroud, Levis, McKee, Richardson, Van Dyke, Hooker, Hall, Jurkovec, Leary, Haener, and McCall. Others may emerge but I don't expect any of these guys to drop like a rock. The point is that I see seven teams shopping and at least half a dozen QBs that are better than anybody in the 2022 draft. We can get a top ten pass rusher and still find a QB we want. 2023 could be a landmark draft for the Hawks. Hex on the Broncos!