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Seattle Seahawks Thread



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭ Paleface

    What a disaster of a season its turning out to be. A lot of underlying issues all coming to the fore at once:

    • Russ was eventually going to get injured at some point but saying that he hasn't played well since the second half of last season by his standards
    • Bad coaching/management in general. Some new ideas are needed on how to run a team in the NFL today
    • Poor drafting and giving up too many high draft picks in trades. Looking back at the top pick for each year since the SB win: Eskridge, Brooks, Collier, Penny, McDowell, Ifedi, Clark, Richardson. Ignoring Eskridge for now given that he got a bad injury in preseason, there is not a lot to shout about on those picks apart from Clark. Several of them have proven to be busts. Brooks has showed promise.
    • The squad is top heavy with a few standout stars but really poor depth
    • OL, TE, RB, CB are all problem positions year on year and never seem to get fixed. Edit: I'm going to add DL here also as its been getting steadily worse the last couple of years
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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,953 ✭✭✭✭ alchemist33

    Well, ****. At first glance, I don't like this deal. Unless we absolutely tank next year, we're looking at mediocre QB play for quite a while. The lads really need to make those picks work.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,881 ✭✭✭ Shedite27

    And the drafting has been awful the past few years.

    Bit mad when ya think Seahawks gave up 2 firsts for Jamaal Adams and got 2 firsts for the franchise QB.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭ Paleface

    Goodbye Russ and Bobby. Thanks for the memories!

    Something had to change but I'm not sure if this is what's best for the team. Never thought Carroll would preside over a complete rebuild at his age. I don't believe he wants to either but its clear the relationship with Wilson has soured and one of them had to go. Having more control, Carroll was always going to win unless he decided to retire. I was hoping he would and some new blood would come in on the management side but I guess he's not done yet in his own mind.

    Very interesting to see what happens next for both Wilson and the Seahawks and who comes out the better from this separation. Surely Wilson is the winner today.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭ Paleface

    Would love to go but I think demand for tickets in Germany will make it very hard.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,087 ✭✭✭ Onecoolcookie

    Yeah would love to go myself and will definitely look into it but might have to settle for a London game I think

    Anyone know how the distribution of Munich tickets will go? Like will Bayern season tickets holders get first dibs or members from NFL Europe teams??

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,951 ✭✭✭ TheDoctor

    Top of the division!

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,951 ✭✭✭ TheDoctor

    This first half has been …. Better than expected

  • Registered Users Posts: 579 ✭✭✭ al87987

    Great result, I did have a sneaky feeling we would win this one.

    Will watch the highlights at lunch, Go Hawks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,881 ✭✭✭ Shedite27

    Scored 17 in the first half, zero in 2nd, held on when Denver missed a FG in the last minutes.

    Defence looked solid. The TE's looked great. Geno had some nice scrambles and enough throws to keep it moving

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  • Registered Users Posts: 579 ✭✭✭ al87987

    Watched the highlights, lots to like about the performance.

    Won the game with a bit of luck and solid D. Geno started 13 for 13 which is a great confidence booster for him. Got lucky that his and Penny's fumbles both were recovered.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,951 ✭✭✭ TheDoctor

    Live game on Sky tonight

  • Registered Users Posts: 579 ✭✭✭ al87987

    That was a rough watch. Got beat in every facet of the game. Think the Lance injury makes them stronger. Cardinals pulled a win from nowhere too.

    Ah well, we'll always have week 1.

  • Registered Users Posts: 579 ✭✭✭ al87987

    Great game this week. Geno had the offence humming, Lions can't seem to stop anybody.

    Our own defence is much the same, no confidence that they'll ever get a stop.

    2-2 is not a bad start to the year, could have beaten Atlanta too.

    Saints up next, they'll be on a tough week after that disastrous defeat in the London game and maybe still missing Jameis.

  • Registered Users Posts: 34,375 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye

    Gotta say when you see how bad Wilson has been in Denver and how the bust that was Geno Smith is doing in Seattle you have to wonder if it's the coach and his system that's QB friendly and makes them look good.

  • Registered Users Posts: 579 ✭✭✭ al87987

    3-3 ain't too bad at this stage, especially considering how weak our division looks.

    Schedule looks to get a little tougher though from here on.

    Losing Penny ain't great but Walker had a nice first game.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭ Paleface

    4 - 3 is better! :)

    I don't think anyone expected this team to be where they are at this stage of the season. Top of the division and getting better! A wildcard playoff position is a realistic target given the strength of the NFC overall. There are a few fancied teams with real issues dragging them down.

    Unfortunately I think DK may be done for the season but they just haven't officially confirmed it. They ruled him out of the game very quickly so could be ligaments.

  • Registered Users Posts: 579 ✭✭✭ al87987

    Absolutely, great game all around except the DK stuff. Looks like he's done for alright although I have been impressed with Goodwin and the contribution from our TE's in recent games.

    It's been a remarkably fun season so far with the defense coming along nicely, Walker now breaking out and Geno continuing to impress.

  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭ akenno

    Haven't been on boards in a while but felt like a good time to drop by this thread. I'm having much more fun watching this season than last couple of years (That's not a bash against Russ). The young guys are playing their asses off and feels like they are settling into a nice groove now. I really didn't think that the Giants game would have playoff implications for both teams so early in the season but here we are.

    Geno is full of confidence, really hope DK's injury isn't season ending because the wr group isn't going to cut it for a full season. Woollen is a great find, hopefully he can keep this up and be in with a shout for DROY with Sauce Gardner