257: 2019 Season Expectations
Officially kicking off the 2019 season of the podcast with our annual "season expectations" show. Adam and Brandan talk about where they have questions and concerns and what to expect from the team this year in terms of play calling on offense and, even with some big departures, why the defense will continue to be in the top half of the league for points allowed.
One thing that is much different from past seasons is that there are more concerns on defense than the offense, particularly because the offensive line seems to be solidified and relatively unchanged from the previous year. Fans can also expect the coordinator to have a better feel for the offense, something it took Brian Schottenheimer time to get a feel for last season.
On defense, Adam says that although the defensive line has some of the bigger questions with injuries and suspensions, he's more concerned about the defensive backs. Brandan is concerned about where the turnovers are going to come from this season, because that was one of the biggest reasons for the team's success on that side of the ball last year.
In the second half (final third?) of the show the guys have a solution for the continued complaint surrounding the microphones at the preseason press conferences. We also talk about the status of Michael Kendricks going into the season. Do better nods go to "the Skynet of bars" and to Mina Kimes for going to the dark side of the force for at least the preseason. Better at life honors go to a North Koreans soldier who Shawshank-ed his way to South Korea and to Bobby Wagner for his new deal keeping him in Seattle through 2022.
The pickem league for this season will be via the Yahoo Fantasy app:
League ID 4211
Call or text: 253-235-9041