Seahawks Insider

Seahawks Insider podcast 10-9

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 9, 2009 at 9:55 pm with 19 Comments »
October 9, 2009 9:55 pm

At 1-3, the Seahawks head into a critical, two-game stretch heading into the team’s bye week Oct. 25.

Eric Williams and Ryan Divish of The Tacoma News Tribune and Rob Rang of talk about the top story line heading into this Sunday’s game against Jacksonville. Included in that discussion is whether or not Seattle made the right decision in selecting LB Aaron Curry considering all of the injury problems the team has had at offensive line.

Rang also talks about some of the top offensive line prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft.

Check it out here.

Leave a comment Comments → 19
  1. Damn right it’s a critical two game stretch!

  2. I like how Rang said there should have been 4 OTs taken in the top 10 and that Oher CLEARLY looks like the best of the bunch. But he was a “reach” at #4. Derr…

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Ryan – You are the first member of the media to point out just how absurd it is to say that Walt’s micro-fracture surgery was on a “non-weight bearing bone” (perhaps from a purely medical standpoint but at 350 lbs…) and that his age played a significant role in his setbacks. Thank you. I know we are just “armchair critics” but that has always been some difficult B.S. to buy coming from the ‘Hawks and I take a level of comfort hearing someone close to the organization call it for what it is.

  4. BobbyAyala says:


    All due respect to Ryan, Mr., Divish isn’t “close to the org.,” and he would say the same.

    Come one man…

  5. Dukeshire says:

    In so far as he’s a member of the media who covers the Seahawks, while bearing in mind that virtually everyone else simply reported what they were saying without questioning it and noting that of course that expression is a matter of degree; yes, absolutely he’s close.

  6. BobbyAyala says:

    Hmm. Point taken, and I humbly stand corrected.

  7. In many ways, tomorrow feels like it should be titled “Hasselbeck’s last stand.”

    Strangely enough, if the Seahawks win, it won’t be because of him. It will be because the defense finally “gets” the scheme and ends a multi-year run of futility.

    I’m hoping for a turnaround on the order of the 2007 NYG. They started 0-2, allowed 40 points per game and Strahan looked like he should have retired. They turned that around big time.

  8. The most frustrating thing for me is that I pretty much bought into what the organization said about Walt and how it was a “non weight bearing bone” and thought he’d be ready for the season. Stupid-stupid-stupid. I do take comfort in the fact that I was blasted for saying Oher was the best Tackle to take, even at #4 (although Moreno was the one player I wanted over Oher). I think sometimes we hope so much that it clouds our better judgement.

    Ryan/Eric — if you HAD to guess on what week will Walt be back… what would you guess? Or do you think we’ve seen the last of him in ’09 (and potentially, ever).

  9. I think we all knew we were hoping for a bit of a miracle for Walt to come back strong in the early season, right? We knew. I think its sort of a “Superman effect” that none of us can really imagine that Walt has to become mortal and retire at some point. Still, I don’t buy the criticism of the GM over not spending big for another OT. I think the team went into the year with their eyes wide open and truly believed that Locklear and Willis are good starters and that OT was not their biggest need. I don’t think they were wrong. I just think it takes multiple years to fill needs at multiple positions, and that’s why the NFL has such close parity between teams.

    BobbyK, Good point that being fans does cloud our judgement sometimes. I know its still fun to talk about “what if” we had drafted Oher, or Moreno, or Sanchez, or Monroe, or whomever… I hope everyone stops and remembers one thing while revisiting our perfect 20/20 hindsight of the draft…

    If the Seahawks had not selected Aaron Curry, they would have taken the field against the Bears with Herring, Hawthorne, and DD Lewis at LB and everyone here would have been screaming that Ruskell made a huge mistake.

  10. Eric,

    Is this really a podcast? Where does one go to download these? The only Insider podcasts I can find available for download through iTunes are from 2007.

  11. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, can you get Rob his own microphone next time?

  12. finfangfoom says:


    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    If it was a podcast, I should be able to download it and listen to it on my iPod. ;)

  13. Yeah, I hear you. I’m working on providing an opportunity to download the conversation either through our server at the TNT or through ITunes. So technically you are correct.

  14. finfangfoom says:

    I know you said last week that you’d work on it and I appreciate that. I’m just giving you a hard time. :p

  15. variable575 says:

    @ stevos

    Good point on what the LB corp could have looked like against the bears! doesn’t sound that intimidating. Even though, It wouldn’t have been the problem.

    Is there any Haynesworth caliber NT’s coming out this year?

  16. variable575 says:

    Go Reed!!!! He looked like he got in Peyton’s face at least one of the few times he was out there.

    Reed gets his first sack this week!!!!! you heard it here first!!

  17. seahawklovertoo says:

    What we need are more first or second round picks ! Those picks need to be spent on TWO tackles, one guard, and minimum of one safety. Now, if somebody like ( NT) Suh is still there , then by all means we should draft him.
    This draft will have more than half dozen quality tackles so, no need to panic if we can’t get Okung and such.
    After the third round ( that we don’t have) we need to look at another safety and a corner.
    Running backs can be taken in FA market and even a good QBs can be found late if Teel isn’t the answer.
    The bad point in this coming draft is that other teams will get batter as well; so, it all boils down to (good) FO and the (good) coaches that we don’t have.

  18. seahawklovertoo says:

    This is my (somewhat) prediction of next draft’s top ten (You chose the player order);3 QBs (McCoy, Bradford, Tebow),T Okung, NT Suh, Barry or Mays,
    WR Dez Bryant, T Cyron Black, ( I don’t know which) DE, and only God can predict whom will Al Davis pick. What do Y’All think?

  19. The scouts aren’t overly high on McCoy, for whatever reason. I do like McCoy though. I don’t know if he’ll be top 10 and I still have my doubts that Tebow goes in the first round. A lot of people on this blog seem to love Taylor Mays but he’s not having as good of a season as he should be having. Great physical skills aren’t translating onto the field. Al Davis will either go Punter or a DB/WR with no arms if that player can run a 3.9 40 yd dash.

We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0