DiscoverSea Hawkers Podcast for Seattle Seahawks fans204: Unlimited diarrhea, running backs who had success behind bad offensive lines, and NFL rule changes
204: Unlimited diarrhea, running backs who had success behind bad offensive lines, and NFL rule changes

204: Unlimited diarrhea, running backs who had success behind bad offensive lines, and NFL rule changes

Update: 2018-05-29
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It turns out Russell Wilson has life problems just like the rest of us. The guys talk about a recent issue with one of Wilson's Great Dane puppies illustrating this and it is something that Adam relates to. 

The main feature this week is a look at a methodology for finding which running backs have historically had success behind an offensive line ranked in the bottom 10 in the league.  We went back and looked for running backs who finished in the top 10 in yards, but had an offensive line that finished in the bottom 10 for adjusted line yards.

We found that since 1997, this has happened 34 times. Taking a look at the distribution of where these running backs were drafted, half of them were drafted in the first round and 75% in the first two rounds. The guys talk about some of these top backs and what it could mean for the Seahawks this year. Visit our blog page for a full list of the running backs and where they ranked in yards with their offensive line ranking.

There were some rule changes announced this past week and the kickoff for the NFL season will look different than usual this year. Adam is indifferent to the changes, while Brandan has reasons to believe this change will make for a more exciting play than we've seen in recent years. Another rule change was that all players and team personnel must stand during the anthem if they're on the field. Will this really take the focus away from an issue that's been in the headlines for the NFL for the past two seasons?

Understanding that the issue has saturated the media, and if people are tired of the talk surrounding this new rule, you can listen to an anthem-discussion free show via getintheflock.com. But we mostly did it because a couple of our listeners bet that it couldn't be done after this past week.

In the second half of the show, we talk about the salary cap impact of Cliff Avril being cut from the team. With that amount of cap room, what are some the things the Seahawks could consider doing? Extensions for players coming into the final year of their rookie deal could be one area to use it, or holding on to it in case something comes up during the season.

Do better goes out to a rogue Amazon device who made the news this week along with a Bleacher Report writer who doesn't seem to know what the word "overrated" actually means. Better at life honors go to a hero in the Denver area and to a Seattle radio host for going against the grain in the media when writing about some of Doug Baldwin's latest comments.

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231: Unintentional Art
Changing the show up a big this week now that it's been a few days since the Vikings game and the Seahawks are facing a familiar foe in the San Francisco 49ers we covered recently. With so much feedback over this past week, we're reaching into the mailbag and covering some of the biggest topics from the past few weeks. The show kicks off with a discussion that looks ahead to the next home game with the Kansas City Chiefs coming to town now that they're fresh off a loss at home to the Chargers. What seems to be the key to beating some of these teams with big offensive firepower? A lot of discussion recently has been surrounding the idea that the Seattle defense needs a new nickname. There's one in particular that came up on Reddit that offered some intrigue. Our Associate Producer points out the narrative's after many of the Seahawks games this year and has predictions for what the excuse could be next week if Seattle hands the Chiefs a second loss in a row. A YouTuber who made a bet and appears not to be following through needs to do better, and Adam suggests a training program to create an elite group of mall Santa's is a terrible idea. Better at life nods go to Tyler Perry for his efforts to bring joy to a number of Atlanta-area families and to a man after Adam's own heart. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  

231: Unintentional Art

2018-12-1501:01:39

230: Emperor Wilson throws a shoe, notches another December win to improve Seahawks playoff odds
The Seahawks keep their winning streak against the 49ers alive with a 43-16 victory over San Francisco at CenturyLink Field. Russell Wilson doesn't throw for many yards, but he really didn't need to. He only needed four completions in the first half, and three of them were for touchdowns, to put Seattle up 20-3. With a big Tyler Lockett return to start the second half and a Rashaad Penny run to punch it in from 20 yards out, Seattle had more than enough points to coast through the rest of the game. Richard Sherman was unwilling to accept that Wilson had a solid performance and pointed to the fact that Russell threw for less than 200 yards, while also noting that it was the 49ers quarterback had thrown for more than 400. We ask the important questions, like, is Sherman a yardage truther? But this game was more about Bobby Wagner than it was Wilson or Sherman. Wagner had a game that busted off the stat sheet with 12 tackles, 2 for a loss, 1 pick six, a fumble recovery and two pass defenses. His 98-yard interception return was a new Seahawks record. If the NFL season ended after this game, Seattle would be the 5th seed in the playoffs. It actually gives them a bit of room for error over the next four games and that's what has Adam a bit worried going into this week's matchup. The Vikings are hanging onto the final playoff spot and have one of the best receiving corps coming into Seattle. But will the Vikings coach choose to air it out or try and stick to promoting a run game that is currently 30th in the NFL? Better at life nods go to a Packers team for firing a position coach, and former Seahawks linebacker, who vaguely criticized Aaron Rodgers and to the NFL for cracking down on PED use at a position where it provides very little enhancement. Better at life honors go to CBS for bringing back Adam's favorite captain and to Jared Allen for setting his sights on a return to professional sports. Be sure and check out the NorCal Sea Hawkers Facebook page for upcoming events leading into the next road game against the 49ers. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | ">Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
229: Seahawks to take on Richard Sherman and the Sherminators (feat. George Kittle)
After Sunday's 30-27 victory over the Carolina Panthers, Adam and Brandan continue to enjoy the win. This week, we award those who deserve to be recognized for some of the biggest plays from Sunday's win. Russell Wilson also gets some recognition for his franchise record milestone and a pair of receivers do something that has been done less than a handful of times in the Pete Carroll era. The Carolina Panthers were able to end the Seahawks streak of seven straight games with more than 150 yards rushing. With that coming to an end, Brandan brings up the other teams that have accomplished that feat since Seattle joined the NFL and they all have something in common. As fans, we knew that Richard Sherman coming back to Seattle would be a big story line. Maybe we didn't know it would be the only story line. Adam points to Pete Carroll's Wednesday press conference as evidence who the media really wanted to discuss and it was all Sherman for a majority of the time. The 49ers quarterback, best known for going to the same school as Brett Favre, was off to an excellent start in his opening game. And despite the challenges San Francisco has faced this season, they're very similar in terms of their offensive production to Seattle. Closing out the show, the guys explain why the Big 12 Conference and the city of Missoula need to do better. Lastly, NASA and the Washington State Cougars marching band are better at life. The first 12 listeners to donate $12 or more to 12shelping12s.com/donate and email us at gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com to let us know, we will send a $12 donation. We also welcome Shinesty as a new affiliate. Check out some of their clothing items at shp.show/shine. Proceeds from this next week will also benefit 12s Helping 12s. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
228: Seahawks overcome WTF moments vs Packers, look forward to another nail biter in Carolina
The Seahawks overcame a lot in last week's 27-24 win over the Packers. They won despite a fumble on the opening play that was quickly turned into a score, they won despite a huge touchdown throw from Aaron Rodgers to put the Packers up by double digits early on in the game, and they overcame a rough first half by Russell Wilson. Not only that, they racked up a few pre-snap penalties, Kyler Fackrell had a huge day, and they even got some help in a few key areas late in the game. The running game continues to have a positive impact for the Seahawks. With Carson, Penny and Davis all proving to be solid options, they continue to impose their will on teams. It showed up in the final four minutes of the game when they showed the Packers that they would not get the ball back and have a chance at some late-game magic. It was a stark contrast to a team that led at the half, yet fed their lead back only four times in the final 30 minutes of the game. Now at 5-5, Seattle will travel across the country and face their second to last road team for the season before hosting four of their final five games. Carolina is coming off two road losses, but they return home where they have proven to be a very different team. The Panthers, Rams, Patriots and Chiefs are perfect at home this year. Fortunately, Seattle has been a very good road team after losing their opening two games on the road. The guys talk about how similarly the two teams match up going into a critical game for Seattle to maintain momentum toward a playoff spot. In the final segment of the show, they talk about how the national media seems to be coming around to the idea that Seattle is a team with playoff potential. They take a look at the winners from the pickem league this week and welcome new members of the flock from getintheflock.com. Do better nods this week go out to media members who offer a poor explanation of what happened in the Le'Veon Bell holdout and his decision to sit out the season and to the historic matchup on Monday Night Football. Better at life honors go to a college in New York for a shine created to honor Danny DeVito and to the Seahawks who were among the top 25 finalists for the 2019 Hall of Fame. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock!   Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
227: Seahawks fans left wondering where is the clutch?
The Seahawks fell back below .500 this week after another close game. Just like in the first loss, the Seahawks had the ball at the end of the game with a chance to score and came up short. Where is the clutch Russell Wilson that we've come to expect in these finals moments? The guys aren't buying the notion that an improved running game has any sort of negative impact on the passing offense late in the game. Wilson got it done on the ground, but when it comes to the passing game, one particular stat surprised Adam. So are the Seahawks the best of the bad teams or a bad, good team? Whichever one it is, they're about to face a team that has similar questions. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are facing Seattle on Thursday night and they seem to have a back who can make things happen on the ground. The other side of the ball is an issue for them. Green Bay has a defense that is structured similar to the Rams and Seahawks have put up at least 30 points in those matchups. The guys explain why there was no quick reaction show, although technically this could be a quick reaction show considering the amount of time between watching the game and the show this week. Congrats to Cameron for coming out on top of the VIP Flocker leaderboard this week! Despite a strong game for Tyler Lockett, he finds himself in the Do Better segment along with a particular article of Salute to Service attire that doesn't seem to belong. Better at Life honors go to a section of the Universal Studios theme park and to Justin Britt for camping out in Aaron Donald's head for Sunday's game. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
226: Time for Russell Wilson to bounce back and for the Seahawks defense to hold on third and long
The Seahawks lose what ends up being a close game at the end to the Chargers. The defense holds the Chargers offense to zero points after having a rough first half. With the fact the defense was able to keep it close, Russell Wilson has to own a big part of the loss. Taking sacks, missing receivers and not getting rid of the ball when he has an opportunity all had an impact. The guys talk about how he's having to do some work to get back to working within the offensive system. Part of the trouble in the first half against the Chargers was with giving up explosive players to the Chargers. The guys dig into the third down stats to see that the Seahawks are among the best in the league on holding teams on third down. Why does it feel like if the opposing team is in a third and long situation that the defense is going to give up a big play? Looking ahead to the Rams game on Sunday, the Seahawks ability to attack the perimeter the way the Saints did last week and success throwing deep against Peters will help keep them in the game. Adam thinks the defense has to be able to get enough stops to keep the Rams under 30 points for Seattle to have a shot to win. Seattle hasn't shown much ability to get a pass rush against good offensive lines and Jared Goff has been outstanding when throwing from a clean pocket. Those two things could make for a difficult day. The loss to the Chargers knocked the Seahawks playoff chances down to 35% when it was 50% last week. Adam and Brandan look at the other teams in the playoff race for the NFC Wild Card spots to try and see where the biggest competition is and how it will impact the games on the schedule. In the second half of the show we talk about Bruce Irvin going to the Falcons rather than coming back to Seattle and talk about how the Seahawks touchdown celebrations having been on point this season. One of our members of the flock went to Western Oregon University, or at least a school that now refers to itself by that name. Others attempt to verify its existence, but it starts to sound more like a Bigfoot sighting than actual verifiable evidence. In the Do Better segment Brandan goes after Troy Aikman while Adam talks about his experience trying to license his camper. Better at Life honors go to new space technology that involves pirates (but not space pirates) and to Chris Carson for opening up about a traumatic event that has him championing a cause that is a critical issue in the Seattle area. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
225: Dickson earns two big honors after Detroit win, Seahawks play at home for only the third time this year
Following a 28-14 victory over the Lions, Seattle was quiet at the trade deadline and didn't give up or acquire any picks. But they did open up a roster spot by dropping Brandon Marshall. Marshall hadn't seen much action in recent weeks and Coach Carroll mentioned a desire to add to special teams. And speaking of special teams, Michael Dickson earn NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after earning a new nickname and making a play from his own end zone that was celebrated by his teammates, by his coach and by a former Colts punter who took to Twitter to offer an amazing call on the play. The Los Angeles Chargers are next up and Philip Rivers is having a solid season. The guys take a look at how the Chargers earned their 5-2 record and what the Seahawks need to do on defense to have success. For Seattle, their secret weapon may be their defensive coordinator who had a lot of success against Rivers in his previous position. The Chargers bring a secret weapon into this game, too, a second receiver with the last name Williams from a college we're not sure actually exists. This week's show features a deep dive into offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's headwear selections and how it has impacted the games throughout the season. Adam sounds as though he's prepared to eat crow based on his reaction after the signing in the offseason and Brandan is prepared to make a deal with a local beat writer to track the coordinators headwear at practice. Do better nods to go out to players from the Jaguars for their behavior in London and to several members of the Packers organization for their behavior in the closing moments of the game against the Rams that continued to impact them through the trade deadline. Adam names another telescope that is better at life than Skip Bayless and Brandan honors the Seahawks first head coach Jack Patera who passed away this week. Use the code GOHAWKS18 into the 'Promos' section of the Lyft App or use the invite link to receive $5 off 12 rides to and from CenturyLink Field on game days. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
224: Matchup with Detroit can tune up the Seahawks for the toughest part of their schedule
The Seahawks are coming off of their bye week and are back on the road to a location that Russell Wilson has yet to win a game. The last time the Seahawks and the Lions played in Detroit, it was Wilson's rookie season. Fortunately, Russell is undefeated against Detroit when he's not a rookie. A lot of the talk leading up to Sunday's matchup, is how Detroit now has a running game. They now have a talented player to hand the ball off to, but it hasn't changed the way that the Lions and Matt Stafford attack opposing defenses. Even with an improved run game, it isn't as if the Lions are making it a point to shift their offensive philosophy. Adam and Brandan break down some of the statistics going into the game and where the Lions have the biggest deficiency against the Seahawks. On offense for Detroit, they have a former Seahawks receiver who Adam considers the biggest concern for the Seahawks defense. One area to watch is if the Seahawks pass rush can continue what they showed us against the Raiders, even though the Lions offensive line is much better. Brian won the pickem league this past week and there is an eerie coincidence that matches up with the 20-year anniversary of an iconic movie. We revisit the segment from last show and cover many of the remaining  types of tape we didn't get in last week's power rankings.  In the Do Better segment, Brandan has a problem with some of the marketing from his cell provider and Adam goes after a writer for ESPN's power rankings. Better at Life honors go to Funko for creating a cereal that is flying off store shelves and to NASA for coming up with a creative way to fix the Hubble telescope. This November, 12% of proceeds from all game day ProShop sales and rides to and from CenturyLink Field with Lyft will directly benefit nonprofit, The Mission Continues, and their efforts to empower veterans transitioning into their communities.  Use the code GOHAWKS18 into the 'Promos' section of the Lyft App or use the invite link to receive $5 off 12 rides to and from CenturyLink Field on game days. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
223: Seahawks dominate Raiders and expect to carry the momentum through the bye week
After a win over the Raiders in London, Pete Carroll now has more wins than any other Seahawks head coach. There wasn't much more that Seattle could have done in this game apart from a Russell Wilson interception and some penalties that pushed the offense out of field goal range early on. This was the type of football Pete Carroll loves, too. Seven straight run plays and more than seven minutes off the clock on their way to an opening touchdown - something we haven't seen as Seahawks fans since 2016. They started the game playing physical football and they finished about as well as any team can. With more than eight minutes on the clock, they got the ball from the Raiders and never gave it back. Surely Ken Norton, after being fired from the Raiders in the offseason, enjoyed the 27-3 beatdown that was awfully close to being a shutout. Adam and Brandan go through the highlights from the game and the highlights from the pregame and postgame meetup with our members of the flock. We get into the bus tour that somehow turned into cheers and jeers at people walking around the streets of London that culminated in a meetup at Buckingham Palace. We close out the show with a rant from Adam on the state of football and how he doesn't like what he's seeing. Brandan goes after a reporter for trying to make a news story out of Bill Belichick confirming that no defensive pass rusher belongs in the same conversation as Lawrence Taylor. Better at life honors go posthumously to UK Sea Hawker Ian Robert Smith who was honored at the end of the first quarter of the game by many in attendance and to Seahawks owner Paul Allen who passed away this week battling cancer. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
222: Catfish the Rams! The Seahawks miss out on a big win before heading to London
Winning is always better than losing, but is a loss against the Rams better than a close win over the Cardinals? That may be a difficult choice. The Seahawks carried a 31-24 lead into the fourth quarter and continued to lead after a missed extra point by the Rams. They had a couple opportunities to keep their lead late in the game, but failed to execute. Adam and Brandan talk about the key plays in the final quarter and the coaching decisions that contributed to the loss. On the positive side, the Seahawks looked like a team that has the ability to compete with any other team in the league. With Tedric Thompson now in the starting lineup, he filled in well for Earl Thomas and was the top rated defensive player according to Pro Football Focus. The guys talk about the plays he contributed to the most and the upside of the Seahawks secondary. Considering what we saw from the Seahawks and their potential to be a team on the upswing in the second half of the season, the guys talk about the other teams in the NFC that could present a problem in a run for a playoff spot. The Seahawks head to London to take on the Oakland Raiders for the franchise's first regular season International Series game. The guys talk about which area that Seattle clearly holds an advantage in the matchup between these two teams. But are there some wildcards to consider in this game? It may be that the Seahawks have never seen field conditions quite like what they'll find at Wembley Stadium. Are you going to be in London? Want to meet up sometime before the game? Visit getintheflock.com to find out where we'll be if you want to swing by and say hello. Closing out the show, find out why people criticizing the Giants star receiver need to do better and which states have an attorney general who need to join the fight against annoying phone calls. Better at life honors go to an inanimate object in space as well as park managers on the Olympic Peninsula who are helping to save us all from goats with unusual cravings. Visit lightstream.com/hawkers for a special discounted rate on the products they offer including debt consolidation and auto lease buyouts. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
221: Even in AZ winning is better than losing, how the  Seahawks take on the Rams without ET3, KJ, or Kendricks
Coming out of the 20-17 win against the Cardinals, an unlikely position group is getting some leaguewide recognition. The Seahawks offensive line was highlighted by NFL.com as one of the top five units in the league this last week. Adam and Brandan take a look at just how little Russell Wilson had to worry about getting hit in this game. With Pocic on his way back to being healthy, they look at how the Seahawks are approaching it considering the relative success they've had with this particular group of five players over the past two weeks. The loss of Earl Thomas will have an impact, but which player injury will have the more long-term impact for the Seahawks. Will Dissly has on the brink of having a breakout rookie season, but could the prior injury of Jimmy Graham provide some optimism for Seahawks fans that the Montana native can return to the player we saw through the first quarter of the season. Looking ahead to the matchup with the Rams, it's going to be a significant challenge against a team averaging around 35 points a game through their first four games and a team that put up big numbers in Seattle last season. The loss of Thomas right before this game will have an impact, but should Seahawks fans be as concerned that KJ Wright will continue to be out especially with Mychal Kendricks now out indefinitely from his suspension from the NFL? John in Louisville emails in to provide some helpful pointers for the offense in the matchup with the Rams. After the break, the guys take a look at the team after the first quarter of the season and project forward on what would need to happen to contend for a playoff spot. An email to the show from Nathan shows that even a few days out after a win, it's still maddening how one play call in particular shifted the game and impacted the career of Earl Thomas. Closing out the show, Adam has two drop a 'do better' on two sports analysts he deeply respects and Brandan congratulates the few people who were able to find the audio of an historic first in NFL sports media. Better at life honors go to a team of scientists who are taking the first steps to preventing Armageddon and to our Seahawks kicker who reminds us that winning continues to be a better option than losing while helping our quarterback be one of the ultimate winners among the Seattle franchise quarterbacks. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
Week 4 quick reaction: Arizona is the LOB's graveyard
It was a costly victory as the Seahawks came away with a 20-17 win over the Cardinals. To divide the game into parts of frustration and excitement, the frustration wins out especially when considering a goose egg on 3rd downs, the inability to get a consistent pass rush, missing two field goals and losing Earl Thomas to what was likely his last time in a Seahawks uniform. Strangely it happens on the same field that Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman played their last games with the team. To see Russell Wilson lead the game winning drive and have Janikowski kick the last second field goal, it seemed to bring more of a feeling of relief than joy. Chris Carson sat out the game due to injury and Mike Davis gave us a 2nd straight 100-yard game. He even did it on 10 fewer carries and scored the Seahawks only two touchdowns of the game.  Seattle, on the defensive side of the ball, ultimately was able to keep David Johnson in check. Josh Rosen had little help from his receivers with multiple drops, and special teams was equally frustrating as the two missed field goals by Dawson matched the misses by Seattle. The Seahawks return home this week to take on the Rams. It was going to be a test with a healthy Earl Thomas leading the secondary, but if they can manage to put defensive backs instead of linebackers on the Rams wide receivers they’ll be a step ahead of Minnesota. If they can pull off a win, it could really make some heads spin and show us all that this team isn’t ready to accept a fate that so many were predicting for the Seahawks in the offseason. Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
220: Cowboys recap, Rosen to lead Cardinals, and a foolproof plan to take advantage of QB hits
We start the show with some frustrating news that keeps cropping up in social media with fake player news coming fast and furious this week. Adam and Brandan look back and some of the biggest highlights from the win over the Cowboys. Going through some of the stats from the game, Russell Wilson has been getting the ball out faster from a statistical perspective, but Adam isn't buying that anything has changed apart from him having more protection and plays that don't require as much time to develop. Part of the protection includes the return of D.J. Fluker and he showed an impact in the game this week and Ifedi was able to have a solid game as well only giving up three pressures on the day. Russell Wilson is getting more freedom to control the tempo of the game and one example was the Seahawks first touchdown to Jaron Brown to put the Seahawks on the board in the first half. The Seahawks go back on the road this week for the third time in four games, but to a road location that has been historically favorable in Arizona. The Cardinals are starting their rookie quarterback for the first time this week. Had Arizona actually put Josh Rosen into the game sooner against the Bears this past weekend, they likely would have beat Chicago, because Sam Bradford was awful. He was able to take advantage of some early mistakes last weekend and then the Bears defense shut them down. If you're going to the game be sure to check out the Seahawks Road Crew page for the Sea Hawkers gathering down in Arizona. Check out seahawkerspodcast.com/tickets if you need tickets for the game. Hopefully the 12s will continue to show up on the road in that stadium. In the pickem league, the guys go over the latest standings, and even in a week where there were a lot of surprises, there were people getting double digit wins. One of our pickem league champions emails in to challenge Adam about his gameday attire to suggest it may also be considered of the hobo variety. Closing out the show with do better, Adam looks at some of the latest USA Today power rankings. Brandan calls out some flopping quarterbacks and that leads to a discussion of a foolproof gamepan to take advantage of how the referees are calling penalties. Better at life honors this week go to the Mars rover and to this week's 12 flag raiser Kam Chancellor. Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
219: Russell Wilson is not regressing, and can one timeout suggest a power struggle within the team
With questions about whether or not Russell Wilson is holding onto the ball too long, if the offensive line is struggling to hold off the pass rush or receivers are getting open, Adam is digging into this week's tape to see what the biggest problem was in Week 2. Pete Carroll was called out on his post game comments about Chris Carson and now says he was wrong and that the plan was to give Penny carries in the fourth quarter. The guys talk about some moves from this past week that caused a stir. With problems of depth at linebacker, Seattle signed Mychal Kendricks after he was released from the Browns following his guilty plea for insider trading. Defensive tackle Tom Johnson was waived from the team to make room for a safety who didn't even play, which was curious considering the team's struggles to rush the passer early this season. Pete Carroll explains part of the thinking behind the move. Andrew Guzman, Cowboys fan from the Common Ground Football Podcast, joins the show this week to talk about how Dallas has looked through the first couple weeks of the season. He explains why Prescott has struggled to this point in the season, and how some of the injuries on the offensive line are contributing to the inability to move the ball early on this season. The Cowboys pass rush is looking good now that their second-year defensive end Taco Charlton is creating pressure opposite of Demarcus Lawrence. After the interview, the guys take a look at Ben Baldwin's tweet on a sequence in the game before the Russell Wilson interception in the game against the Bears. Based on that sequence, fans are suggesting that a power struggle could be brewing between the Seahawks quarterback and the coaching staff. Pete Carroll is aware of the questions surrounding the timeout and says it was simply because the offense wasn't lined up correctly. The show closes with a discussion of the Bucs quarterback through the first two weeks of the season and his memorable press conference. Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
Week 2 quick reaction: The Seahawks commitment to the run game vs the Bears
Maybe the show title is missing a question mark. When it comes to a commitment to the run game, it seems like three straight runs to start the game was enough, because Seattle completely moved away with it and had no success through the second and third quarters. The clear lack of a run game was the story of the game as the Seahawks fall to the Bears 24-17. The score didn't dictate any reason to keep the ball off the ground as Seattle was down only 10-3 at halftime thanks to a long field goal by Janikowski. It wasn't until Seattle started moving the ball on the ground in the fourth quarter that the Seahawks started to see some success against the Bears defensive line. Before the start of the fourth quarter, Wilson had dropped back 14 straight times and was sacked a total of six times throughout the game.  After a Tyler Lockett touchdown got them within a score, the defense got a stop and Seattle had the momentum. As the announcers were cheering the commitment to the run, the Seahawks go to an empty backfield and Russell's pass out to Penny on the sideline was picked off and returned for a touchdown. The guys discuss where to assess blame and it wasn't to the defense, which managed to hold the Bears offense to 17 points without Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright and their starting corner from the game against the Broncos. Where was Chris Carson in the second half? According to Coach Carroll he was "gassed" from playing on special teams. The guys offer some positives as the team heads back home to Seattle after Shaquill Griffin had a monster game with two interceptions. We close with a discussion over whether or not Coach Carroll had the opportunity to challenge a potential turnover early on in the game where Earl Thomas appeared to force a fumble. Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
218: Denver's end zone paint feathering and a Monday Night Football preview with Da Bears Brothers
What were the biggest issues coming out of the game against the Broncos? Was it the 21 pressures allowed by the offensive line or the defensive line's inability to get pressure on Case Keenum? Was it the inexperience of Tre Flowers at corner or the dominant performance by Emmanuel Sanders? Why does the Denver Broncos field crew seem to have problems painting a solid white line in the end zone? We hit all of the big questions this week while also looking at some of the positive aspects of the game. Will Dissly did something no other Seahawks rookie has done in the history of the franchise. Chris Carson came out of the game looking like the clear favorite to carry the football moving ahead. Michael Dickson was dropping mortar shells onto the field, or maybe it was some other kind of explosive. Will and Nicholas from Da Bears Brothers join the show this week to break down what we can expect with the matchup against Chicago this week. Have Bears fans had their moment yet that signals Trubisky as a clear franchise quarterback? The guys also let us know what matchups on the offensive line to watch as there are some questions over one lineman's ability to hold his job in the starting lineup with a clear favorite to succeed him waiting on the bench. The guys talk about how they were riding high at halftime during Sunday Night Football, until Rodgers came back and did Aaron Rodgers things. In the later part of the show, the guys make an important announcement regarding the pickem league and how listeners should proceed with caution when picking their Seahawks matchups. Mike emails in with a logical way to look at the loss to the Broncos. Do better call outs go to armchair scientists for their suggestions that Seattle handled the trip to Denver in the wrong way and to the NFL for an egregious app update. Better at life nods go to our wildland firefighters, including the brother of a member of the flock. With the Seattle Storm earning a WNBA title, they also get a better at life honor. Want to change your pickem league team name? Go to seahawkerpodcast.com/change Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
Week 1 quick reaction: Miscues defensively, two big calls and a missed kick lead to a 27-24 Seahawks loss
Miscommunications on defense led to the Broncos scoring two touchdowns in the first half, but turnovers helped to keep the score close and a pick by Earl Thomas led to an early touchdown for Seattle. Fourth round pick Will Dissly had a huge game in the first half with more than 100 yards receiving and the Seahawks first touchdown of the year. A missed field goal by the Seabass was the difference in the game, but can we really be sure that the former Raiders kicker is the same guy Seattle signed or is there some trickery going on?  Russell Wilson brought the team from behind with a fourth quarter bomb to Tyler Lockett, but it was the Broncos receiver who was able to celebrate convincingly enough for a conference between officials to swing a call in the Broncos favor. The guys argue over which call had a bigger impact in the game between that one and a Brandon Marshall touchdown that came off the board early. The pickem league has launched. Go to seahawkerspodcast.com/pickem and the top four prizes are open to all participants. Weekly prizes are given to our "VIP Flockers" who support the show at or above $3 a month at getintheflock.com. Sports Travel Tours is offering a package for Sea Hawkers Podcast listeners who want to attend the Seahawks game against the Raiders in London. Visit sportstraveltours.com and enter the promo code SEAHAWKERS10 at checkout for 10% off your travel package before the Thursday night deadline this week. Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
217: Earl is mad and that could be a good thing, Pro Football Doc David Chao on Doug Baldwin's knee
Making note that any "disrespect has been well noted" Earl Thomas returned to the Seahawks this week early enough that he could be ready to play in the opener against the Broncos. Can we be certain that the disrespect he speaks of is directed at the Seahawks or was it from fans and other teams around the league? The 53-man roster continued to take shape this week as Seattle picked up a couple players off of waivers and some familiar names landed on the practice squad. Only having a bit of preseason action to work from, Adam and Brandan note that the Broncos third preseason game showed how Denver could be better than the preseason power rankings are giving them credit for. Von Miller is the biggest concern the Seattle should have going into the game and Case Keenum has a track record of performing poorly is his first start of almost every season. Dr. David Chao, former team head physician for the San Diego Chargers, is now a sports medical analyst for the San Diego Union Tribune. He also hosts the new Pro Football Doc Podcast and interacts on Twitter @ProFootballDoc. Dr. Chao joins the show to talk about what goes on behind the scenes among coaches and team doctors and talks about how he uses video to help offer fans more information about an injury a player may have. He offers his thoughts on Doug Baldwin, K.J. Wright, Dion Jordan and what could have kept Tyler Lockett from reaching full strength last season. The first week of picks are in as the guys run through the first week of action ahead of this weekend's games. In the do better segment, a Cowboys writer is still unwilling to give up the fight and NFL.com has Seattle looking up at the rest of the NFC West in their power rankings leading into Week 1. Earl is back and it's enough to earn him a better at life nod to close the show. Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
216: Seahawks 53-man roster breakdown and final preseason thoughts after the Raiders game
The Seahawks have gone 0-4 in the preseason for the first time in the history of the organization and while it's not the kind of milestone fans want to see, we offer some perspective by talking about some other teams that have gone winless in the preseason. Shaquem Griffin jumped off the screen in preseason and now he may start the first week of the season with K.J. Wright battling a knee injury. Now that the preseason is over, it's time to take a look at the players remaining on the team after coaches cut the roster from 90 down to 53 players. And it shouldn't be a shock to anyone that the roster is now slightly different when it was announced, because it will continue to shuffle as other teams add and cut players to their squads. One of the biggest surprises was seeing Byron Maxwell sent to injured reserve which may effectively end any chance we will see him lining up across from Shaquill Griffin. Will Johnson be the week 1 starter or will the team choose to have Justin Coleman on the field for all the snaps even though he has shown to be most effective covering the slot? What about Earl Thomas who receives a special designation on the roster going into the season? The special teams decisions were made after the Chargers game, but are there other options available now that Seabass missed a couple kicks in the final game of the preseason. Coach Carroll says he "over tried" against his former team, so maybe there's nothing to be concerned about. Offensively, it looks like an exciting group of receivers and a group of running backs that should be able to improve over what the team showed last year. Coach Carroll was asked about George Fant at right tackle, and judging by his response, it seems safe to expect that Fant will be backing up both tackle spots for now. The backup quarterback was a bit of a surprise as the Seahawks made a trade prior to the game against the Raiders for former Packers quarterback Brett Hundley and Adam is not pleased by the move. In the final portion of the show, Brandan calls out the clickbait article writers for missing a piece of information that flew under the radar from the NFL's flagship podcast and Adam gets after a former Raiders receiver who was expected to be a part of their offense coming into 2018 and was cut from the team. Better at life honors go to ESPN's Mina Kimes who is conducting the hype train for Michael Dickson as Rookie of the Year and Adam honors a political leader who called for unity in his final moments. The pickem league has launched. Go to seahawkerspodcast.com/pickem and the top four prizes are open to all participants. Weekly prizes are given to our "VIP Flockers" who support the show at or above $3 a month at getintheflock.com. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
215: Seahawks at Vikings NFL Preseason Week 3 Reaction Show
With the Seahawks starters seeing the most action of the preseason, Seattle led 13-6 by the time Russell Wilson left the game in the third quarter. Two missed kicks by the Vikings rookie kicker helped to keep Seattle in the lead until late in the 4th quarter. But Minnesota was able to score 15 points in the 4th quarter to get the 21-20 lead and a hail mary came up 2-yards short of the goal line as time expired for the Seahawks. Ross Bell fills in for the reaction show this week with Adam on the road for work. Brandan and Ross take a look at some of the biggest plays of the game, including a look at Michael Dickson's first punt after taking over as punter full-time with the departure of Jon Ryan. On the Seahawks second drive of the game, we saw the ball appear to end up in the end zone without Russell throwing the ball. Defensively, the Seahawks consistently shut down the run and took away the deep part of the field to make Cousins routinely check down. Offensively, David Moore continued to look like he will contribute this season hauling in a touchdown from Alex McGough. Chris Carson and Mike Davis shared the load at running back with the starters. On the line, Fant came in for Ifedi at right tackle in the second quarter, and both appeared to be serviceable at the spot. On defense, Tedric Thompson and Quinton Jefferson looked to be gaining confidence along with Shaquill Griffin who matched up well with Stefon Diggs. Closing out the show, Better at Life this week is the tight end group who have come up with an interesting fine structure that includes a reference to the movie Napoleon Dynamite. Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Be sure to join our pick'em league at shp.show/pickem Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
214: Farewell Jon Ryan, will Fant take over at tackle for Ifedi when the Seahawks face the Vikings
Perhaps the most beloved punter in all of Seahawks history was released from the team this week. We talk about how Jon Ryan spent his day after learning he was cut from the team and how his new team is probably the best possible outcome for all involved. Adam and Brandan look back to the game against the Chargers at some additional takeaways from the game and how a penalty and a fumble can completely change how you can look at the game. With the game coming up against the Vikings, what is there to watch for on offense and defense? On the offensive side of the ball George Fant is now taking snaps at right tackle. Will he get a chance to start the game or will it be a short leash for Ifedi after his performance against the Chargers? Which players on the interior of the defense could get left out on cutdown day? An injury to another Seahawks running back makes the performance of an often injured back more intriguing. The Seattle Times recently profiled the Seahawks new offensive coordinator and the number 53 came up. No, it wasn't the percentage of hat that he prefers to wear, but the number of pass completions combined with running plays that he believes correlates to NFL wins. The guys look into how the numbers played out last season and if it could lead to a more up tempo style of offense in 2018. In the second half of the show, the guys discuss the helmet rule that hasn't appeared to impact Seahawks games significantly, but has teams and players reacting around the league. In the "don't do meth" portion of the show, be on the look out for a discarded Domino's Pizza sign in the Seattle area. Finally, the reaction in the media to the Jalen Ramsey story has Brandan calling for them to do better, while Adam is ready to pull journalism credentials for anyone continuing to push a very strange trade rumor that involved a future Seahawks draft pick. Doctors in the Pacific Northwest and Nintendo all earn Better at Life honors to close the show. Thanks to hims for sponsoring this week's show. Get a trial month of hims for just $5 today. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
213: Seahawks vs Chargers: NFL Preseason Week 2 Quick Reaction
The Seahawks fall to the Chargers 24-14 in the second week of the preseason. For getting to 300 members of the flock, we're jumping right in with our quick reaction to this week's preseason game. Concerns on offensive include one particular spot on the offensive line as well as the inability to get into the end zone from the 1-yard-line. The play at right tackle actually had Adam reconsidering a player who he was dead set against just a couple weeks ago. On the positive side, Chris Carson did look good running the ball up to that point and getting the tough yards the Seahawks couldn't get last year. Jaron Brown and David Moore hauled in some big catches from Russell Wilson as our quarterback racked up nearly 200 yards before the half against a good Chargers secondary. The Seahawks defense is where there seems to be more concern for Seahawks fans - which is out of the ordinary. Melvin Gordon ran up the middle without much problem in this game and ultimately punched the ball into the end zone. Special teams also took a hit for the second touchdown in the game to go down 14-6. The guys wrap the show with some predictions about the secondary and at what point Earl Thomas could work his way back into the lineup this season. Better at life honors go out to the man who put us over the edge for 300 flockers and to a MMA athlete's story that Adam had been saving for a while. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
212: At Seahawks Training Camp, Thoughts from Game 1 of the Preseason
The Seahawks fall to the Colts 19-17 in the first game of the preseason, but there were some positive takeaways. Adam and Brandan offer their thoughts on the game while at Seahawks Training Camp in Renton. They primarily focus on some of the rookie performances, because that seemed to be the highlight with so many members of the latest draft class contributing in the game. The guys also discuss the performances by the quarterbacks and running backs. Monday was Military Appreciation Day at the VMAC, so Brandan gets some thoughts from some of the military members in attendance. Armando Mejia, community engagement assistant director, joins the show for a few minutes to talk about some of the efforts by the team supporting military members and former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, now a wide receiver for the Seahawks, stops by to answer a few questions. Recording the second half of the show back in Montana the following day, we thank some new members of the flock and have a couple announcements to make for how we're going to approach the upcoming season. Do better calls go to anyone who has shifted from taking information via the phone to only taking information online and to the Cardinals General Manager for his offseason behavior. In our better at life segment, Adam continues his streak of RV campgrounds that he's liked and Ciara has Russell Wilson's back after a rapper suggested that her husband wasn't very cool. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
211: 2018 Season Expectations and Ben Malcolmson, special assistant to Pete Carroll, joins the show
It's time for our annual season expectations show and we kick things off with some of the latest news, including a contract extension for Duane Brown. A former Super Bowl 48 Champion is coming back to the team as the Seahawks look to the right side of the offensive line that seems to have a lot of question marks around it. The Seahawks had their first scrimmage of preseason and the guys talk about some of the players who stood out. Leading up to the first preseason game against the Colts, Brandan and Adam share their thoughts on what groups they'll be watching throughout the game. Adam is more interested on offense with the group of running backs and narrowing down some of the battles for the final wide receiver spots as well as rookie tight end Will Dissly. On the defensive side of the ball, Shaquem Griffin and Tedrick Thompson should get some extended playing time and while Seahawks fans haven't seen much from Thompson, K.J. Wright (who thinks he'd make a good future GM) says T2 is going to be really good. The guys also discuss who they see as a breakout star, comeback player, rising star, a player not to forget about, a guy who needs to rebound, and their darkhorse MVP candidates. There's also a disagreement over which player gets the coveted title as the best looking player. Ben Malcolmson, special assistant to Pete Carroll, joins the show this week to talk about his experiences with the team and the leadership he saw from Coach Carroll following the Super Bowl loss. He has a new book out titled, "Walk On: From Pee Wee Dropout to the NFL Sidelines--My Unlikely Story of Football, Purpose, and Following an Amazing God." Ben talks about what it's like for an average guy to make it on a top college football team in the country and how he ultimately made it on the field for one play at the end of the season. He also talks about some players on the Seahawks who also have underdog stories. In the final segment of the show, Max sends in a note via YouTube asking a few questions about the upcoming season. Which Seahawks running back will ultimately have the most yards this season? And which player from another team would Adam and Brandan rather have in Seattle? An ESPN writer and Apple engineers need to do better this week and a campground and a podcast listener share this week's Better At Life honors. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
210: Arizona Cardinals - Know Your Rival, with Drew Butler of the Punt and Pass Podcast
Training camp opened for the Seahawks this week, which has Adam and Brandan fired up for the 2018 season. One thing is apparent is that there's a lot of young talent on the team that we haven't been talking about with the departure of so many former star players. There are a few down notes with Coach Carroll announcing some injuries to start of the season, but the important thing for most of them is that they're ready for Week 1. Closing out the Know Your Rival series for the offseason is a look at the Arizona Cardinals. Former Cardinals punter Drew Butler, now of the Punt and Pass Podcast, joins the show to talk about changes to the coaching staff and at quarterback. How the Cardinals respond to a new system on offense is a big question leading into the season. Drew talks about where he was when the Seahawks and Cardinals faced off for the 6-6 tie on Sunday Night Football and he offers his thoughts on the Seahawks new punter Michael Dickson. In the second half of the show, the guys take a trip to Prisco's World and Pete's prediction that Seattle will go 5-11 this year. The prediction record appears to a be a subconscious nod toward his thoughts on the Seahawks quarterback situation. We have a lot of listener emails this week and discuss everything from why Russell continues to have his detractors to an imagined origin story for how the Sea Hawkers Podcast came to be. Do better call outs go to the writers and media members who are doing nothing but complaining about the Terrell Owens situation and a sports writer for taking an odd angle on the Malik McDowell story. Better at life honors go to the astronomers who discovered Jupiter has 10 more moons and to the Jets for saying all the right things about their backup quarterback recovering from a devastating injury.  Thanks to hims for sponsoring this week's show. Get a trial month of hims for just $5 today. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
209: San Francisco 49ers - Know Your Rival, with Oscar of  the Better Rivals podcast
The 2018 NFL season is here, players are reporting to training camp and we're working toward wrapping up our Know Your Rival Series. The second of three installments is a discussion with Oscar from the Better Rivals Podcast, our longest tenured rival, joining the show to talk about the San Francisco 49ers offseason. Before we get to it, we briefly discuss Earl Thomas and his likely holdout. The 49ers are a team that seems to be on the rise. Having traded for a franchise quarterback and closing out the 2017 season with a 6-game winning streak, it seems as though San Fran is once again the competitive rival that Seahawks fans got used to in the Harbaugh era. It's clear that 49ers fans are starting to feel some excitement again. The guys discuss some of the free agent acquisitions and draft picks from the offseason as well as some of the contract decisions that bring up questions about the team's front office. These two teams have clear areas of the team where talent at particular position groups are stronger than the opponent. But what about areas like offensive line, wide receiver, running back and defensive backs? The guys debate which areas of the team are strongest and where there are some questions marks between the two clubs. With an abbreviated show, we close out the show with a discussion about Richard Sherman's latest comments and how little we should be surprised to hear his responses in a recent Sports Illustrated article. Better at life honors go to a new employee who went through extraordinary lengths to make it to work on his first day and the response from the company's CEO. Tony Miles, runner up in the World Series of Poker, also earns top honors on the show. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
208: Thanks BAM BAM, a tribute to Kam Chancellor
Kam Chancellor announced recently that he is stepping away from the game of football due to a potential risk for paralysis if he continues to play. While the news wasn't unexpected after hearing for months about the possibility this announcement could be coming, it still doesn't make it easier for fans of Bam Bam. From his sideline hit of Vernon Davis to his biggest moments in the playoffs, Kam has a long list of memorable plays from his eight seasons in a Seahawks uniform. Adam and Brandan take a look at his most memorable plays over the years and reflect on his contributions to the team and the physical nature of his play that made him such a fun player to watch. Following the announcement, Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone wrote a piece saying he has a "nagging sense of guilt" when thinking about the potential long-term impacts on a player's health. Adam talks about his own experience of managing risk within his work environment and how it relates to how he views the issue. In the end, was it a bad decision by the team to extend Kam? In the second half of the show, one listener has a message for Adam and the perceived disrespect toward the hosts of the Rams Podcast on the previous show. Other listeners have suggestions on things to consider with the upcoming bet between the two shows. One of the hosts and a bunch of NFL writers need to do better, and better at life honors go to a multi-billionaire who is solving problems that come up in the news and to Kam Chancellor in recognition for his Seahawks career. Amazon Prime Day is almost here! Check out the amazon.com/primeday page every day to stay up to date on Amazon's best deals and offers of the year. The 13th Annual Podcast Awards are now open for listener nominations. Please help us get into the final voting by nominating us in the Sports category via their form after signing up here: https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
207: Los Angeles Rams - Know Your Rival, with James and Bear of the Rams Podcast
The way the offseason has played out for Rams and the Seahawks, things couldn't be more different. With departing stars like Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett, and Cliff Avril now off the team on defense. Seahawks fans have also watched Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson sign big contracts to go to other teams in free agency. On top of that, Kam Chancellor career is in question and Earl Thomas held out from the team's minicamp. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams only seem to be adding stars. Brandin Cooks was traded to the Rams from the Patriots and on defense they acquired Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. Brandan and Adam talk to James and Bear about their feelings the directions the two teams appear to be going and why simply going by arrivals and departures could be a bit deceptive when it comes to both squads. One of the hallmarks of our talks with the Rams Podcast over the past two seasons, and now into our third, is our annual bet. The first year Adam lost a bet between Thomas Rawls and Todd Gurley. Last year was one between Cooper Kupp and Tyler Lockett. This year, the bet moves to the defensive side of the ball, as well as a bonus bet with both teams going head to head. In the second half of the show, the guys tease the new song "Crappin' on the Rams" which closes this week's show. Find out why Adam has some sentimentality to this one particular iconic 80s rock song that the new tune parodies. After some blowback last episode to Brandan's comments about the Godfather, he explains his position as to why he couldn't put it at the top spot for greatest movie of all time. The guys close the show with a listener submitted 'do better' for a great American accomplishment that may have gone mostly unnoticed in the news and a better at life nod toward Sandy Gregory, who started her career with the Seahawks in 1976 and just announced her retirement. Thanks to hims for sponsoring this week's show. Get a trial month of hims for just $5 today. Crappin' on the Rams Credits Executive Producers: The Flock Associate Producer: Dustin Mock Performed by: Jay Stevens Written by: Flocktimus Prime, Cameron Cole, and Brandan Schulze with input from the Sea Hawkers Podcast Ring of Honor Facebook Group Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
206: Minicamp player hype, Earl Thomas holdout and goal setting for the 'trifecta of awesome'
Minicamp has wrapped up for the Seahawks and now the team goes into a long six week stretch of the offseason before training camp starts up around the end of July. The purpose of mini camp and OTAs was clearly to hype up as many players as possible as Coach Carroll runs through a list of players who looked great. Earl Thomas was the only Seahawks player who didn't show up and joins other players in the division like Aaron Donald and David Johnson who are sitting out to try and get a new contract. Adam and Brandan run through the arguments commonly used against players who want more money as Adam calls out anyone who is against Thomas as being "pro-billionaire." Which strangely leads into a discussion about Paul Allen's Stratolaunch - the world's largest airplane. The NFL's Top 100 list continues and the guys pick up on the list of quarterbacks and the players who ranked out before Russell Wilson made his highest appearance on the list at number 11. Bobby Wagner shows up at the top linebacker behind Luke Kuechly. In the second half of the show, after a discussion about Terrell Owens' decision to forego giving a speech at the Hall of Fame ceremony, the guys get away from football talk to discuss a response from visor nation, Montana's "Testy Festy," the Mandela effect, and how the word about giving someone a thumbs down is spreading across the nation. After thanking some new members of the flock, it seems like we have a new listener goal of 3,000 members to get Adam into a pair of short shorts while wearing a man bun visor and doing the flute dance from this past season. Seriously, if you haven't seen the Billy Bob Man Bun Visor, you should stop what you're doing to check it out. Closing out the show, we get some closure on why Adam is against leaf blowers despite all of the evidence listeners mail in to demonstrate their usefulness. A disgruntled employee at Tesla and golfer Phil Mickelson need to do better, while better at life honors go to one of the top movies of all time and to former Seahawks Matt Hasselbeck and Mike Holmgren. A special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock! Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
205: OTA takeaways: Brandon Marshall joins the team, Schotty is a visor guy, and Ken Norton needs a mustache
The Seahawks continue their OTAs and are also continuing to add to the roster. Brandon Marshall signed with the Seahawks this past week to a low-risk contract. Can Marshall be successful with Seattle at 34? There's one player who he compares well to who also played into his mid 30s at the end of his career bouncing from team to team. The guys explore some of his history and how it could impact the team. Pete Carroll and the two coordinators spoke to the media last week. There was a difference in sincerity in Carroll's voice when it came to hyping up his two new coaches. He also was hyping up one of his second-year receivers. Which one could step up this year and how are things going to shake out with this year's group of running backs. Schotty seems to be the go-to nickname for the new OC, but the guys are exploring other options and it leads to a rather lengthy discussion about Schotty's headwear. Ken Norton is back in Seattle and local reporters may need to be reminded that he coaches the entire defense now, not just the linebackers. The guys also have thoughts on an accessory for Norton this season to work against his counterpart on offense. Cliff Avril had some things to say about how things could have been different based on the play that shall not be named. But the media seems to be misinterpreting Avril's comments as somehow being anti-Carroll. Had things gone the Seahawks way at the end of that game, would it really have changed anything over the past three years? The NFL Top 100 continues and Earl Thomas drops again this year after having one of his best seasons. The guys talk about what Seahawks players we can expect to see in the top 40 and where will Russell Wilson rank out among the quarterbacks? Closing out the show with do better, Adam calls out a news site for a "story" and takes the time to read the entire story. Brandan goes after Twitter for a feature that continues to cause problems on their platform. Better at life nods this week go to a national park getting rid of the second biggest problem in America and to an NFL player who is putting his new degree to good use. Thanks to hims for sponsoring this week's show. Get a trial month of hims for just $5 today. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
204: Unlimited diarrhea, running backs who had success behind bad offensive lines, and NFL rule changes
It turns out Russell Wilson has life problems just like the rest of us. The guys talk about a recent issue with one of Wilson's Great Dane puppies illustrating this and it is something that Adam relates to.  The main feature this week is a look at a methodology for finding which running backs have historically had success behind an offensive line ranked in the bottom 10 in the league.  We went back and looked for running backs who finished in the top 10 in yards, but had an offensive line that finished in the bottom 10 for adjusted line yards. We found that since 1997, this has happened 34 times. Taking a look at the distribution of where these running backs were drafted, half of them were drafted in the first round and 75% in the first two rounds. The guys talk about some of these top backs and what it could mean for the Seahawks this year. Visit our blog page for a full list of the running backs and where they ranked in yards with their offensive line ranking. There were some rule changes announced this past week and the kickoff for the NFL season will look different than usual this year. Adam is indifferent to the changes, while Brandan has reasons to believe this change will make for a more exciting play than we've seen in recent years. Another rule change was that all players and team personnel must stand during the anthem if they're on the field. Will this really take the focus away from an issue that's been in the headlines for the NFL for the past two seasons? Understanding that the issue has saturated the media, and if people are tired of the talk surrounding this new rule, you can listen to an anthem-discussion free show via getintheflock.com. But we mostly did it because a couple of our listeners bet that it couldn't be done after this past week. In the second half of the show, we talk about the salary cap impact of Cliff Avril being cut from the team. With that amount of cap room, what are some the things the Seahawks could consider doing? Extensions for players coming into the final year of their rookie deal could be one area to use it, or holding on to it in case something comes up during the season. Do better goes out to a rogue Amazon device who made the news this week along with a Bleacher Report writer who doesn't seem to know what the word "overrated" actually means. Better at life honors go to a hero in the Denver area and to a Seattle radio host for going against the grain in the media when writing about some of Doug Baldwin's latest comments. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
203: The Seahawks are Underdogs Once Again! Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic Seattle talks wide receivers
We start off the show with some sad news this week after Chuck Knox passed away at the age of 86. Seahawks fans also got some closure on Cliff Avril's injury as he was waived from the team. But the positive news was that he'd be sticking around and joining a local radio station. The Seahawks are back! Back to being the underdogs we've known prior to their Super Bowl victory. Adam and Brandan talk about why that is while going into some of the questions that we have about the 2018 season.  Among those questions has to do with the offensive line and a recent Field Gulls article has Adam musing if Mike Solari is the coaching version of Jay Cutler. In other news, after retiring from coaching, Bruce Arians may now be more of a part of our lives as Seahawks fans than he was by coaching in the division. Earl Thomas is still in the news and we expect that he is probably not going to get an extension before the season. But he is going to be a member of the Seahawks this year - so stop it with the Cowboys talk! And speaking of the things that are silly to talk about, Russell Wilson expecting a franchise tag in 2020 is another one of them. But when Pete Carroll is throwing around glowing praise for their new 7th round quarterback, maybe his agent wants to try and cash in on a new contract right now. What can't Alex McGough do? We go over some of the news and quotes from Pete Carroll from rookie minicamp and we bring you some exclusive audio that will have you hyped up for one of this year's draft picks Michael-Shawn Dugan, @MikeDugar on Twitter, joins the show to talk about what he saw at rookie minicamp. Dugar, formerly of the Seattle PI, is now a writer for The Athletic. His latest article discusses the Seahawks receiving corps and we talk about his roster breakdown and talk about if the Seahawks make a mistake by not drafting a receiver. Or should they count on the guys they brought in from recent years? The dishooplafication of the Seahawks Roster continues and this time they make a sensible decision when it comes to having a tight end with the proper number of Ls in his name. We talk about the latest Supreme Court ruling and the expectation that it will lead to more gambling on NFL games. The guys talk about several issues around that before closing out with a Do Better for some crazy shifts in the media narrative toward the Seahawks based on people they visit with and to the Denver airport for inadequate signage. Better at life honors close the show for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a company that is bringing space age technology to one of Adam's favorite past times. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
202: Grading the Seattle Seahawks 2018 Draft Class
Continuing our draft coverage this week as we eavesdrop in on their phone calls with John Schneider and Pete Carroll for most of the Seahawks draft picks. Of course the player from Montana would be the one call we'd need to censor with a catfish, and the call to Shaquem Griffin to let him know he's joining his brother in Seattle would be about as emotional as one would expect. Adam offers his thoughts on the selections of each of the picks and both of the guys break tradition and actually give a letter grade to the Seahawks for the class as a whole. With the selection of a punter in the fifth round, a lot of people were seeming to make a big deal about how the Seahawks traded up to make that selection, but the guys explain how little that criticism means at that point in the draft. In fact, they talk about how taking a player at that point in the draft may make it easier to point toward a successful 2018 draft a couple years down the road. Some cool show news: We're now on the Amazon Echo devices! You can say, "Alexa, enable Get In the Flock" to subscribe to the show on any of your Alexa enabled devices. Closing out the show with Do Better callouts to the NFL and the owner of the parrot who "delivered" one of Tampa's picks on the third day of the draft as well as a writer who continues to carry forward the idea of Earl Thomas going to Dallas now that the draft is over. Better at life honors go out to a producer of one of the greatest television shows of all time and to Doug Baldwin for a recent award for his work off the field this past year. Want to help support the show as well as a couple of the Seahawks draft picks? With player numbers announced this week, Shaquem's jersey is already among the top five in sales. Shaquem Griffin Jerseys - Mens - Ladies Rashaad Penny Jersey - Mens Or shop for other Seahawks items at Fanatics: shp.show/fan Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
Shaquem Griffin drafted by Seattle! 2018 Seahawks Draft recap with Rob Staton and Samuel Gold
The 2018 NFL Draft is in the books for the Seahawks and the team made worldwide news by taking Shaquem Griffin, twin brother of Shaquille Griffin, in the fifth round of the draft. Griffin was born with amniotic band syndrome and had his left hand amputated at age four. He becomes the first one-handed player drafted into the NFL. Seattle continued their push to improve the run game by being the second team to take a running back in the draft and selecting Rashaad Penny out of San Diego State. Will Dissly became the first player from the University of Washington drafted by the Seahawks since Jerramy Stevens was taken in the first round back in 2002. The full list of Seattle Seahawks players selected: Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State Rasheem Green, DE, USC Will Dissly, TE, Washington Shaquem Griffin, OLB, Central Florida Tre Flowers, S, Oklahoma State Michael Dickson, P, Texas Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio St. Jake Martin, EDGE, Temple Alex Mcgough, QB, Florida International Rob Staton of seahawksdraftblog.com offers his thoughts on each of the players and talks about some of the reasoning behind some of the later round selections. Jones was a player that was expected to go sooner in the draft, but may have fallen in the draft due to some of his numbers in the combine. Martin displayed a level of toughness at Temple that would be appealing to the Seahawks. Mcgough was a player who seemed to go under the radar leading up to the draft, but had a statistic that Seattle seemed particularly intrigued by. Samuel Gold of Sam's Film Room on Field Gulls also joined the show to talk about his upcoming breakdown video of Rashaad Penny. While Penny wasn't his second-favorite running back on the board, he did have him as the fourth best in the class. Sam said his criteria for taking a running back in the first round is that he wanted to see a complete all-around player or someone with elite running talent. He says pass blocking is a major area of improvement for Penny. Sam also talks about Rasheem Green and the steps Green will need to take in his game to become a top defensive lineman at the professional level. He points toward one college game in particular where Green showed that playing on the interior of the defensive line might be difficult for him in the pros and why he is projected to play defensive end with the ability to move inside to rush the passer. Thanks to hims for sponsoring this week's show. Get a trial month of hims for just $5 today. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
201: Carroll declares that Earl Thomas is a Seahawk, Rob Staton talks 2018 NFL Draft prospects on offense
Pete Carroll was interviewed last week on 950 KJR and touched on a number of storylines that have come up throughout the offseason. The guys listen in and comment on his thoughts about looking at Josh Allen this offseason, Pete's answer to whether or not Earl Thomas will be a Seahawk in 2018 and if there's anything we should be reading into why he's not at voluntary workouts. One of the news items from this past week was that Michael Bennett admitted to reading books during Pete's meetings. Carroll addressed that along with the reason why there have been some key departures from the team and how part of it has to do with his perception of a player's focus. At 21:48, Rob Staton is back on the show to talk about some of the offensive prospects the Seahawks have visited with. With a shift in philosophy based on the outcome of last year's top pick, Rob thinks that Christian Kirk could be a relatively safe pick for Seattle and a guy who can have an impact at receiver and on special teams. We also revisit the offensive line and some of his favorite players that could help add to the offensive line. Jumping back to the defensive side of the ball, where we focused primarily last week, Brandan asks Rob about a few players who were projected as top 10-15 picks a year ago. What may have caused them to fall back into the second, third and fourth rounds? Which one could be most likely to land with Seattle? A couple weeks back, the guys looked at some of the player's draft profiles to find some questionable strengths and weaknesses. This week, they have what might be the most baffling descriptions of a player on an NFL.com scouting report. Do better at better at life are completely non-football related, despite being just days from one of the biggest events of the NFL offseason. Adam goes off on an investment company that's more concerned about profit than curing people's health issues and Brandan calls out a billionaire who wants everyone to help him buy a bankrupt toy store. Better at life nods go out to a man who has set up a treasure hunt in the mountains and to a legendary actor who passed away recently. Links from this show: Pete Carroll on 950 KJR Rain City Redemption: Episode One (Remastered) Rain City Redemption: Episode Two (Remastered) Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
The 2018 Seahawks schedule and how Seattle got one of the third worst lineups in the NFL
After taking a couple days to take in the Seahawks schedule and compare it to other schedules throughout the league, Dave Bloomquist joins Brandan on the show to talk about his breakdown and why the Seahawks have received one of the three most difficult schedules in the NFL. At first glance, the back end of the schedule set up nicely for Seattle, but when you consider the minor advantages given to opponents early on it may not make a difference by the end of the year.  One advantage the Seahawks did get over past seasons is the weather. Traditionally the trip to Carolina happens early in the season but is much later this year. Dave runs through his list of teams who have the top 3 most beneficial schedules. Not surprising to him was that the Patriots were one of those teams. But one of the Seahawks rivals also landed in his top 3 most favorable schedules, but it wasn't the team one might expect. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation  
200: Seahawks big catch in free agency, a look at defensive draft visits with Rob Staton, trending toward less hoopla
We kick off our 200th show with a big announcement. Seattle has landed what might just be the biggest catch in free agency. John Schneider has gone fishing and he landed a Seabass. It only took 200 shows for Adam to feel like the Seahawks might be tuning in to hear his thoughts on some of the most needed additions to the team. Seattle is set to make a bunch of new additions to the team in a couple of weeks with the 2018 NFL Draft right around the corner. Rob Staton of seahawksdraftblog.com joins the show to talk about some of the college players who have visited with the Seahawks. Rob gives his thoughts on what he thinks it would take for the Seahawks to stay put with the 18th pick and forego drafting on the second day of the draft. He also discusses his philosophy around some of the players who might not have draftable grades, but are among the names Seattle is bringing in for a private visit. That may have an impact on where these players decide to go if they are among the many undrafted free agents at the conclusion of the draft. After the discussion with Rob, Brandan and Adam get into a couple of the biggest news items from this past week as Seattle reportedly cancels a visit with Colin Kaepernick who had been scheduled to come in for a workout. Is this a signal that the Seahawks are trending toward a team that wants less "hoopla" surrounding it? Dez Bryant was just cut by the Cowboys, so expect the talk about Earl Thomas to ramp up, because it has already started. Do better nods go to a meth smoking child care provider in Adam's hometown and to a fortune teller who is predicting an upcoming Super Bowl for a division rival. Better at life nominees go out to NASA scientists for an experiment that could determine the future of the human race and a co-host who many of us hope never changes. Thanks to VPN.com for sponsoring this week's show. To learn more about how to delete your Facebook or to keep up with the protests visit vpn.com/facebook today. Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
199: How routine scouting leads to rampant speculation at QB, and a look at eight potential Seahawks draft picks
During last week's show we discussed the logical reasoning why John Schneider might be watching Wyoming QB Josh Allen throw at his pro day. Not long after, a comment about a Russell Wilson rep talking to Schneider suddenly turned into rampant speculation of Wilson's future departure from the team. The guys go back to the comment that kicked it off to discuss what could have happened to generate this wave of terrifying stories. The guys run down some of the skill position players that the Seahawks have reportedly met with over the past few months. Quarterback Chris Streveler heads up the list and has a beard worth checking out. Of the three running backs, Ito Smith may have the best story behind how he was named, and one of the three receivers has "stick and stay" hands. They've even talked to a fullback that could help solve some of the short yardage woes we've seen from the team in past seasons. Adam's audio while on the road cuts out right before the end of the first half of the show and so we flip over to the backup audio for the second half. We talk about a reporter who wants all of the embarrassing scores posted from the combine and people who are irresponsible when it comes to eating spicy food. Better at life honors go to a former linebacker who went into an unorthodox post-career profession and a former Buccaneers center who is living the minimalist life while touring the country with a dog named after a George Michael song. Special Thanks to: Associate Producer Dustin Mock Contributer Daniel Wienholz and David in Florence, SC Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Facebook | Twitter | RSS Or listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Email: gohawks@seahawkerspodcast.com Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com and get bonus episodes Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
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204: Unlimited diarrhea, running backs who had success behind bad offensive lines, and NFL rule changes

204: Unlimited diarrhea, running backs who had success behind bad offensive lines, and NFL rule changes

adam emmert, brandan schulze