DiscoverSea Hawkers Podcast Seattle Seahawks Talk205: OTA takeaways: Brandon Marshall joins the team, Schotty is a visor guy, and Ken Norton needs a mustache
205: OTA takeaways: Brandon Marshall joins the team, Schotty is a visor guy, and Ken Norton needs a mustache

205: OTA takeaways: Brandon Marshall joins the team, Schotty is a visor guy, and Ken Norton needs a mustache

Update: 2018-06-04
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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.

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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
198: It’s a reset! Not a rebuild, reboot or reload. The 2018 season - we'll see
Seahawks General Manager John Schneider was interviewed this past week and we now have the official term for how to characterize this offseason. We were too drastic by referring to it as a Hawkpocalypse? Maybe so, although John's son Jack shares many of the same questions we fans have. With almost half of the most highly paid Seahawks players under contract for just one season left, what kind of reset could we see next season? In the history of the team, the Seahawks have never lost more than two Pro Bowl caliber players in an offseason. But this team there will be at least three who won't return. But there were some moments in Seahawks history where the sheer number of turnover within the starting lineup was more than half from the previous season. One of those times was when Coach Carroll first arrived, another was when the team was just getting going in the late 70s. Earl Thomas wants to be a Seahawk for life and types out a note to share online about what Seattle has meant to him. Trevonne Boykin is no longer a member of the Seahawks after some gruesome allegations, and Michael Bennett also found himself in the spotlight of law enforcement this past week after an incident during Super Bowl 51. Adam shares a story in the do better segment this week that might turn your stomach and Brandan goes after an NFL head coach who sounds like he wants to bring back the 'No Fun League.' Better at life nods this week go to orange snow in Russia and a 36-year-old accountant who played professional hockey for the first time. Leading up to the draft, the guys will be taking a look at several players the Seahawks have reportedly met with in the past couple months. Send in your thoughts to the show on any of the following players and we'll share them on the show: Tony Brown, CB, Alabama Will Dissly, TE, Washington Poona Ford, DT, Texas Shaquem Griffin, OLB, Central Florida Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State Khalid Hill, FB, Michigan Natrell Jamerson, S, Wisconsin Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M Keith Kirkwood, WR, Temple Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA Nick Nelson, CB, Wisconsin Foyesade Oluokun, OLB, Yale Dante Pettis, WR, Washington Justin Reid, S, Stanford Chris Seisay, CB, Portland State Chris Streveler, QB, South Dakota State Josh Sweat, DE, Florida Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa Thanks to hims for sponsoring this episode. Go to forhims.com/hawkersED to get your first month's order for only $5. 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  
197: No, Seahawks fans, the sky isn't falling: Kenneth Arthur of Field Gulls provides a rational perspective
The Seahawks have signed what many hope to be their most impactful free agent signing yet by bringing in D.J. Fluker. Fluker is another top draft pick from the 2013 season, and Kenneth Arthur, managing editor of Field Gulls, joins us to talk about the move along with some of his observations from the offseason to this point. One of the things Kenneth likes best about the Fluker signing - it's better than paying top dollar for the other guards who hit the market. But the best possible outcome might be finding a guard via the draft who can ultimately take over at that position. Despite all of the change this offseason, Kenneth says the direction of the team seems to be an approach toward sticking to the philosophy that got the team to a Super Bowl. Cutting Richard Sherman even allows them to keep last year's roster together as much as possible by allowing them to keep Dion Jordan, Justin Coleman, Bradley McDougald and potentially Byron Maxwell. The Seahawks were at their best when they had rookies playing at a high level with contracts that were far below the value they offered. They were able to find players in that "middle class" who were able to compete and produce in ways that led them to extensions with the team. In hindsight, perhaps it would have been better to move on from those players. We discuss the projections of the Seahawks possibly only winning six games, and Kenneth points out how a top quarterback like Phillip Rivers has been able to produce winning seasons without a lot of help around him. Even if a couple big names leave, Russell Wilson should be able to lead the Seahawks to a winning record. Clinton Bonner joins the show to talk about some of the moves from the offseason including Luke Willson's departure. He talks about what he's going to miss most from the Wilson to Willson connection. He also has a new public access show he's starting called TNT Dynamite Thursdays that launches on Thursday. The show closes with calls to do better for Cowboys fans who feel entitled to Earl Thomas and to  Mike Freeman for a nonsensical take on how things will go for Russell Wilson this coming year. Better at life honors go to UMBC and their Twitter account manager and to a caretaker of an island off the coast of Italy. Listen to Seaside Chats with Kenneth Arthur/3000 NFL Mock Draft on Soundcloud and on Apple Podcasts Support Field Gulls on Patreon Thanks to hims for sponsoring this episode. Go to forhims.com/hawkers to get your first month's order of The Complete Hair Kit for only $5. 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
196: Richard Sherman is still better at life than Skip Bayless
We didn't think it would happen last offseason, and we still didn't expect it to happen this offseason, but Richard Sherman is no longer a member of the Seahawks now. What's worse is that he's actually a member of the San Francisco 49ers. A team that he seemed to have an strong sports hate for himself while Jim Harbaugh was coaching there. Adam and Brandan talk about how difficult it is to see him go there, but also with an understanding of why it made it an easy choice for him based on the circumstances. A big cast of characters is heading out the door as we enter free agency and we give a Hunger Games style sendoff to Sherman, Deshawn Shead, Jeremy Lane, Jimmy Graham, Paul Richardson and Sheldon Richardson. As all those players head out the door there's just a few coming back through it to start free agency. The guys talk about why that is and what it could mean for the upcoming season at this point. Because this was a tough week for so many of us, we read a few thoughts from listeners of the show and take some questions that came in via email. It really looks as though we've come to the end of an era of a historically great Seahawks defense and it opens up the doors for Pete Carroll and John Schneider to make a run at putting together another team that may be structured in a different way. Closing out the show, Adam has words for the state of Delaware, while Brandan takes offense to athletes who are taking issue with the thoughts from fans when it comes to fan expectations this time of year. Adam memorializes one of the great theoretical physicists and Brandan explains that even as a member of the 49ers, Richard Sherman is still better at life than Skip Bayless. 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
195: The Hawkpocalypse of 2018 with Danny Kelly: Michael Bennett traded, Richard Sherman could be next
Apparently the Hawkpocalypse is here and it has started with Michael Bennett being traded to the Eagles. Before that trade was announced, reports came out that Richard Sherman was saying goodbye to teammates and reports are suggesting that his release from the team is imminent. But after listening to reports that he was going to be traded last year, is this actually going to happen? Danny Kelly of the Ringer, former editor in chief at Field Gulls, joins the show and believes that this offseason will be the end of an era in Seattle and that it's time to "reboot" the defense with a younger group of players. After the Bennett trade, playing younger players is one of the main points that seems to resonate now from John Schneider's press conference at the combine. Danny was there and talks about some of the rumors he heard there and also about Shaquem Griffin and his combine performance. If the Seahawks do free up some cap space going into free agency, we talk about where to spend the money. Danny talks about the offensive line, a couple of top free agents the Seahawks could have their eye on and how change their scheme can help lead to success in the run game. Adam and Brandan continue the conversation about Richard Sherman and reasons why the team may see a need to move on and talk about two big reasons why she should stay. They also discuss some of the movement in the NFC West and how the Rams defense is going to face some similar struggles in the coming years. Brandan sides with Danny's boss at the Ringer for his "Do better" callout this week, while Adam directs his "Do better" back at Bill Simmons. Then the show closes with Better at Life honors for a Panthers running back and to Michael Bennett for his Instagram post thanking the Seahawks organization and fans. 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  
194: NFL Combine recap with Rob Staton and analyzing potential Seattle Seahawks draft candidates
To talk NFL combine action over the weekend, Rob Staton of seahawksdraftblog.com joins the show to talk about his takeaways from the event. Before getting to the prospects, they discuss Pete Carroll and John Schneider's press conference as well as the recent reports of the Seahawks interest to find a trade partner for Michael Bennett. We kick off our discussion about the combine by talking about running backs and offensive line, considering the weakness of the Seahawks last year and running the football. The guys look as possible picks in the earlier rounds as well as potential players on day 3 of the draft. Rob considers running backs and interior offensive lineman a strength of this draft and Adam is happy there might be some top guards who played guard in college. John Schneider was asked about Lamar Jackson during his press conference and Brandan and Adam speculate on why his response was somewhat intriguing and Rob offers his perspective on the range of the draft board Jackson should land. They also get into Shaquem Griffin's combine performance, and while there's a lot to be excited about there's also a key detail that shows up on tape that would be a negative for the Seahawks. There are some underwhelming areas of talent in the draft as well. The defensive linemen didn't perform well for the most part and the wide receiver position appears to be lacking talented players who could start right away. The Seahawks also had one of the strangest stories coming out of the combine by challenging a punter to a staring competition. Is this what Coach Carroll means when he says, "always compete"? The guys close the show with stories of an airline not honoring the achievement of some Olympic competitors and a scientist who is not a fan of sending potentially contaminated material to another planet. Better at life nods go out to a listener who made a cross-continent move recently and to a big time country singer for an incredible milestone. Follow @robstaton on Twitter and visit seahawksdraftblog.com for more detailed analysis of the combine. Time codes for position groups: Running back (18:27) Offensive line (27:00) Quarterback (36:10) Linebacker (42:25) Defensive line (48:39) Defensive back (51:50) Punter (55:55) Wide receiver (57:10) Tight end (1:01:27) 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
193: Seahawks team needs via free agency, Russell Wilson trade talks, is P-Rich worth signing long-term
With the new league year and free agency just a couple weeks away, this week's show focuses on how the Seahawks should approach free agency. Is it best to fill needs through free agency or trust your scouting and address the biggest needs through the draft? The guys look at the various position groups for the ones that seem to be the most critical to address this offseason. When looking at the offensive line, it seems as though there's still a spot on this team for George Fant even with Tom Cable now in Oakland, but Adam doesn't want to admit it. There was a recent article by a Seattle reporter and national analyst toying with the idea that the Seahawks should consider trading Russell Wilson. With that in mind, the guys mock up a phone call between the general managers of the Browns and Seahawks. (31:57) How the Seahawks approach free agency will also be dependent on how they view their chances at getting compensatory picks in the 2019 draft. Brandan talks about which Seahawks free agents could net Seattle some compensatory picks next year if they move on in free agency. Corbin Smith, co-host of the Legion of 12 Radio podcast and contributor to The Seahawks Wire, joins the show this week to talk about the trade of Marcus Peters to the division rival L.A. Rams. With Trumaine Johnson looking like he'll be moving on, how much better are the Rams going to be with Peters? Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham are two big names on offense who could both be on other teams in 2018. Corbin talks about some of the things Seattle would be missing if Richardson leaves, and he talks about the salary the Seahawks would want to consider to keep him on the team. If Graham leaves, he has thoughts on who might be worth an incentive-based contract to lure to Seattle. Follow Corbin on Twitter @CorbinSmithNFL. (41:50) Closing out the show, our Flock sends in some emails with some thoughts on offseason show ideas. In the do better segment, Adam talks about one airline that made an emergency landing because of a gassy passenger and Brandan talks about the conclusion of his appliance experience. Another SpaceX launch earns Adam's better at life nod, while the USA Women's hockey team and their gold medal victory has Brandan feeling as though some revenge was earned against Canada. 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  
192: The end of the LOB, franchise tag candidates, analyzing the Schottenheimer offense
The Seahawks will have the opportunity to use their franchise tag as early as this week. Who are some of the players who the team might target? The guys look at some recent metrics on the pass rush as well as the running game. They also discuss the interest among media to try and break up the Legion of Boom as the story lines around Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman are now clear going through the offseason. Samuel Gold breaks down the Brian Schottenheimer offense after taking a look at game tape from when he was the offensive coordinator for the 2014 St. Louis Rams.  Gold talks about the things he disliked from the offensive line in terms of the zone blocking scheme and ways that could improve this coming season. Sam talks about Jimmy Graham and the marginal difference in cost between what Graham could command versus bringing in another player to fill his shoes. The guys run through the top names among free agents on the offensive line, which doesn't take long. Sam also gets into some of his favorite running backs in the 2018 draft and a name that could interest the Seahawks with their first pick. After the interview, Adam explains why the Seahawks need to go fishing and how the Seahawks could fix one of the biggest problems for team in 2017. A trip to Prisco's World discusses one of the most ridiculous exercises analysists can go through in February. Closing out the show, the guys take to task a YouTube commenter for his flat earth advocacy and Trout Unlimited for promoting fake outrage after a Super Bowl commercial. Better at life nods go to a girl scout for camping out at one of the top cookie selling locations of all time and to a pair of Seattle residents for leading an effort to fight hunger in Western Washington. Links: Sam’s Film Room: What Brian Schottenheimer’s passing scheme could look like Samuel Gold's YouTube Channel Follow Sam on Twitter @SamuelRGold 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 Check out Nectar Mattresses for $125 off and two free pillows 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  
191: Early Seahawks draft candidates, grading the 2017 NFC West draft classes, Wilson traded to the Yankees
The biggest news of the week seems to be the Russell Wilson trade from the Rangers to the New York Yankees. With media speculation about how this could impact the Seahawks, Adam and Brandan talk about how this will in no way have an impact and the reasons why. With the NFL Combine approaching, Rob Staton of seahawksdraftblog.com joins us for the first time this offseason and covers a lot of ground with some of his top picks from the Senior Bowl to join the Seahawks. He talks about what it would likely take in terms of personnel moves to get the John Schneider to stick with the 18th pick overall. Considering the amount of talent among running backs this year, Rob advocates for taking a guy in the first two rounds to get a player with top tier talent. To help Seahawks fans enjoy the Combine, Rob explains some of the things to look for while watching the event to try and identify players the Seahawks might be interested in. He explains the measurements among running backs to key in on, watching the mirror drills with the offensive linemen, and the importance Seattle places on the short shuttle for linebackers. A recent article talks about the Seahawks 2017 draft and gives Seattle a C grade. The guys talk about what the criteria should be for grading a draft at this point. Seattle clearly deserves higher, but one other team in the NFC West clearly did better than the others. Prize winners for the pick'em league are announced along with their prizes. Both Adam and Brandan find out that customer service representatives from two different companies are putting off work to their customers that the companies should be doing themselves. We get into some emails before do better shots go to a rodent killer boarding a plane and the Colts general manager. Better at life nods go to the scientists behind "super wood" and to a Washington product for his level of preparation leading up to the Super Bowl. 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 Buy a Nectar Mattress and a portion comes back to the show. Or visit our website for other ways to support the podcast Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation
190: Scoring outlook for 2018, three free agency moves to sign the best available lineman, regrets with Pinterest
We look back and look ahead in this week's show. First we start by congratulating the Philadelphia Eagles on their Super Bowl title over the Patriots. Adam believes he may be living in some alternate reality. We then look back at some of the worst free agent moves in Seattle's history, especially considering how the 2017 free agency period went. Looking ahead, we talk about the red zone production for the Seahawks and how that could potentially change in 2018 with the departure of Jimmy Graham. Evan Hill from Hawkblogger.com joins the show this week to talk about the likelihood that Seattle's primary defensive players should be with the team next season. Considering Sheldon Richardson could command top dollar, there are also some significant risks and we talk about why compensatory picks could play a role. With his latest article, Evan talks about why it's important to have rookies who can fill the role of the "middle class" players teams pick up or re-sign in free agency. We talk about three moves that the Seahawks could make to sign the best available guard in free agency and how some of the details of Justin Britt's contract leads Evan to believe that trading him could make sense as part of an offensive line shakeup. Finally, he breaks down the three goals the Seahawks should focus on this offseason. In the second half of the show, we celebrate an upcoming milestone by laying out a big bet that could impact the future of the podcast. Do better goes to Pinterest and Kodak, while an organization gets credit for making things better for fans on gameday and Richard Sherman saves his grandmother from a potential financial disaster. 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 Be sure to register your team name for the pick'em league Register your team name to win prizes 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
189: Seahawks could replicate 2017 Vikings success, why establishing the run is a myth, and Mad Mike is ready to launch
As the Seahawks launch into the offseason with a clear goal of running the football better, this week we look at a team who made some dramatic shifts on offense a year ago and ended up playing for a chance at the Super Bowl this year. Adam and Brandan explore if Seattle has the same ability to make the kind of changes that can help make it so just about any running back can have success. They even explore a couple free agent prospects depending on the type of direction the team may want to go. Now that Tom Cable is in Oakland, are there any Seahawks players he might want to bring with him? Germaine Ifedi and Justin Britt would be two clear candidates and there is a relationship between the two teams to make things happen. Mock draft season is kicking off and two of the more prominent names in the media have seemed to agree on the narrative we'll be hearing from the national media on how the Seahawks should approach the draft. To talk about the Seahawks run game and a common myth held in the NFL, Sean Clement joins the show to talk about one of his latest articles on Field Gulls. Sean did a statistical analysis on running plays in the NFL to dispel the idea that teams can "establish the run" in the way that short gains early on end up turning into bigger gains later in the game. It doesn't mean teams shouldn't run the ball, but it does mean that you should be good at running the ball to have an impact at any point during the game. In the second half of the show, the guys talk about more coaching changes announced this past week. The pick'em league wraps up this coming week, but while it looks like the top spot is already locked up there is still a big prize on the table for second place. Tune in to find out who needs to 'do better' this week and why a Giants receiver and the brother of a Seahawks player are 'better at life.' Articles and websites mentioned this week: Sean Clement on Twitter Seahawks couldn’t “establish the run” because there’s no such thing Kicker Consideration, Week 17: Season in review Seattle Sin Bin (Hockey) The Kam Chancellor Conundrum: Why Kam will be on the Seahawks in 2018 Wentz and Brady are kings of NFL merch mountain One-handed UCF star plans to inspire — and dominate in the NFL 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 Be sure to register your team name for the pick'em league Register your team name to win prizes 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  
188: More coaching changes, how Cable's departure impacts the offensive line, and the worst part of mock draft season
A major shakeup in terms of the number of coaches turned over in the past week for the Seahawks, but we explore whether it really is a major overhaul in terms of philosophy for the team. Adam and Brandan discuss some of the major similarities with the new coaches compared to the former coaches who held the position.  Brian Schottenheimer replaces Darrell Bevell, Mike Solari is in for Tom Cable and Ken Norton Jr. returns to the team to take over for Kris Richard. Adam explains why he is two-thirds excited over these changes. Keith Myers of 12th Man Rising and co-host of the Hawks Playbook podcast joins the show to talk about the departure of Tom Cable and the impact he had on the offensive line during his tenure with the Seahawks. He also offers his thoughts on Mike Solari and why he's excited about the Seahawks going back to the coach who held the job during two of the worst Seahawks seasons in recent history. The Seahawks have their first arrest of the offseason as Jeremy Lane expresses his surprise that people can get a DUI for substances other than alcohol. The guys discuss the idea of having toxicity brackets considering how terrible some people are at driving even when they are sober. Looking way ahead to 2018, there is already a game for fans to mark on their calendar as the Seahawks are set to take on the Oakland Raiders in Week 6 in London. The guys talk about some of the logistics associated with the game and all of the excitement among fans overseas surrounding the game. A note to mock draft headline writers and writers who express surprise over the crazy things that happen during their personal mock drafts. And how the NFL rules committee needed to do better leading into the playoffs to get away from meaningless moments after games end in spectacular fashion. The guys close the show by honoring Cliff Avril's passion to return to the field and to Vikings fans for recognizing an act of sportsmanship in their big win over the Saints. 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 Be sure to register your team name for the pick'em league Register your team name to win prizes 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
187: Coaching changes, optimism among position groups heading to 2018, potential Seahawks OC candidates
Big news this week for the Seahawks as offensive coordinator Darrell Bevel and Tom Cable both let go by the Seahawks. This week's show focuses primarily on the change at offensive coordinator and some potential names that have been discussed immediately after the news came out. Adam talks about a candidate he likes who coaches running backs for the Titans while Brandan looks at a quarterback coach of a division rival. After venting last week, the guys come back toward looking ahead for some reasons for optimism at the various position groups with a focus primarily on younger players, but also some veterans who are at the core of this Seahawks team. Pete Carroll gave his end-of-season press conference recently and the guys reference how some of the comments from the head coach are important clues to how he seems this team moving forward. One name on defense may come as a surprise to be included in the top three, and on the offensive side of the football two names at running back were likely left off his list intentionally. Looking at some NFL and college football, we take a trip to Prisco's World this week for some of his comments made following Alabama's overtime win in the final playoff game. Adam also offers his thoughts on the latest ESPN article on the Patriots. After some talk about the Divisional Round matchups, a look at standings in the pick'em league and email questions, the guys get into the final two segments of the show. A pair of Cleveland Browns players need to lighten up and do better, and Adam explains how the Rams owner clearly doesn't know what it means to have a home field advantage. Marcus Mariota get a better at life nomination for his big play against the Chiefs. 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 Be sure to register your team name for the pick'em league Register your team name to win prizes 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  
186: A fitting end to the Seahawks season, venting the anger from what went wrong in 2017, and possible changes ahead in Seattle
Pete Carroll called this Sunday's game against the Cardinals a microcosm of the season. Because he's absolutely right the brief overview of this game ends up leading into some of the major complaints for the season as a whole. Adam and Brandan attempt to dissect where some of the major grips are, and recognizing that this team still went 9-7 shows how the situation isn't as dire as many would suggest. Especially when you consider the circumstances of injuries and 3-4 kicks that contributed to missing the postseason.  Brandan recognizes that while it wasn't a "championship caliber" team at the end of the season, it was still a team that could rise up and get a win. Looking at how the team played from the first half of games to the second halves of games demonstrated there isn't an issue with talent on the team and how it must some different aspects of coaching or team mentality. Michael Bennett told the Tacoma News Tribune that he doesn't expect to be back next season. The guys offer their reaction and look ahead at the players under contract that could be salary cap casualties as well as the guys on the list who are set to become free agents. The first half of the show ends with an email from Brett in Sydney who offers some of his least favorite moves from the front office in 2017. In the second half of the show, the guys take a look at how sports hate impacts their rooting interest for the playoffs. Which teams can they potentially get behind for making a run at the Super Bowl and which are the least favorable options.  They run down the pick'em league leaderboard and congratulate last week's winners and remind people to continue to make their picks throughout the playoffs. Last year it came down to the final game. Adam singles out the Cincinnati Bengals this week and calls them out to do better, and the guys honor Bills fans and an anonymous developer that makes Adam's life better. 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 Join the pick'em league The Sea Hawkers Podcast pick'em league on NFL.com Register your team name to win prizes 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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205: OTA takeaways: Brandon Marshall joins the team, Schotty is a visor guy, and Ken Norton needs a mustache

205: OTA takeaways: Brandon Marshall joins the team, Schotty is a visor guy, and Ken Norton needs a mustache

seattle seahawks fans adam emmert and brandan schulze,