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The Seahawks have changed as well...

06 January 2015 - 11:11 AM

I was looking around on CBS sports and found an article with divisional round picks.  My eyes went immediately to our matchup and I thought that I should share this exert:

 

 

In the most recent game between these two teams, Carolina almost came out on top. Back in October, the Seahawks needed a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson with 47 seconds left to beat the Panthers 13-9. 

I'm not sure why I brought that game up though because that's not the same Seahawks team the Panthers will see on Saturday.

Going into the October game, the Seahawks were 3-3, on a two game losing streak, had just traded Percy Harvin and had to travel cross-country to Charlotte for a 10 a.m. PT kickoff. Everything was stacked against the Seahawks and they still won.

 

I thought it was funny to see someone mention that the Seahawks have actually changed as well, along with the venue.  While its been well documented over the last week that things have changed dramatically with the Panthers (almost to the extent of a fan base that is used to losing and desperately wants to make themselves feel like this time will be different) no one seems interested in actually talking about the Seahawks.  And while I don't think things were "stacked against" Seattle in the last meeting he does make good points about the Harvin trade, they're current state, and the location of the game, which are huge, I think we should all be a little more realistic about what could potentially happen this weekend.  The Seahawks are on a 6 game winning streak, are home in the playoffs where they were 2-0 last season in the playoffs, and have pro bowler Bobby Wagner back in the lineup.

 

Cam will have to play his best game of the season and the team will have to be flawless in every phase to come out with a victory.  We can absolutely do those things much like we did against New England on monday night football last season, but thats a big IF considering where we will be playing and the experience of the Seattle players.  I am all up for optimism but I'm also realize that this team has overachieved a bit this season and I know this game is going to be extremely tough.

 

Not trying to cause arguments but just wanted to inject a little rationality and reality into the convo for the upcoming matchup.  We can definitely win this game, but we have to play so much better on offense than we have.

 

That is all.

 

http://www.cbssports...rs-patriots-win


Will Alexander's suspension be lifted?

09 September 2014 - 10:02 PM

Does anyone know whether or not the NFLPA's potential new deal with the NFL on drug policy and HGH testing will end the 4 game suspension of Frank Alexander?

 

I knew that players like Josh Gordon and Wes Welker's suspensions would be lifted but I wasn't sure about Alexander's.

 

Here's some more information in the article that Chris Mortensen posted:

 

http://espn.go.com/n...g-policy-tabled

 

He mentions that almost 20 players would be reinstated.

 

 


No love for the online?

07 September 2014 - 07:23 PM

Perhaps the biggest question mark this off season and I thought they played outstanding. Only time Anderson was pressured was either on busted plays or for the few minutes there at the end when the bucs were fired up.

They gave Anderson plenty of time and opened enough running lanes to keep the defense honest.

Hats off to the revamped offensive line.

Barber: Anderson Attended Production meeting

06 September 2014 - 09:44 PM

http://profootballta...uction-meeting/

 

Per PFT, Rhonde Barber says that Anderson and Cam attended the production meeting.  The importance of this is that it is unusual for backup QBs to be involved in these meetings, unless they're playing of course.

 

Just wanted to pass this on and get everyone's take.  Like Jeremy said, I think the mind games are overblown and they really are playing this by ear.

 

I'd love to see Cam play tomorrow but then again I'd also love for him to be 100% healthy when he does end up playing.  Either way the offense is going to have issues tomorrow which means the defense is going to have to be spectacular.


Gettlemen going after "Max Value"...

09 May 2014 - 10:21 AM

I was reading an article today by Jonathan Jones and I really liked this quote from Gettlemen:

 

 

 

“I say it over and over again: we don’t draft for need, we draft for value. If you draft for need instead of value you’re going to get burned.”

 

This is the first time I've heard him say it like this which I think is really interesting because I feel like he's really saying that if you need a wide receiver than a good one could have more value than say a defensive tackle or defensive end.  

 

I feel like the same thing happened with KK last year because it may be a little hard to believe that he was literally at the top of their draft board but when you factor in the need+their rating (which I'm sure was near the top) then that equals the maximum value.

 

So I really feel like we got some insight into what is in Gettlemen's head in the draft, he loves to get those max value guys and the beginning and then get just solid value guys later.  For example, last year we saw value based picks late like Klein and Barner because that late in the draft you just want to get some guys that can contribute.  Today I think we'll see some more holes filled in the 2nd and 3rd round...probably CB and OL, then from the 4th-7th we'll see just solid value picks no matter what position they play, which I love.

 

The only thing I still can't quite figure out is how Kugbilla factors into all this, maybe the 4th round is for "swing for the fences" guys.