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  1. variable575 says:

    Whitehurst is a joke and so is any “fan” who jumps on here and other places yacking about how hopeful they are that we’ll pull a win outa are butts come sunday. Hey, Maybe it will happen against a crappy team like the rams, but definitely not against the saints.(bty, so what Charlie has been getting all the reps, wasn’t that the case against NYG earlier on?)

    Put it this way, UW has a better chance of beating Nebraska tonight away from home then the Hawks do of beating the Rams on sunday at home.

    If for some reason we get lucky, by that I mean the Rams come here and play like SH!# handing us the game, I’m sure the lot of you will be on here talking about the “possibilities” of us against the Saints…………………AAAHH AHAHAHAHAHAHA, right!

    ……Any given sunday, huh? Yeah I saw that movie to and it SUCKED. Just like our beloved Hawks.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    So, you’re saying that Seahawk fans shouldn’t root for a win because they are facing a better team?

  3. Panthers
    Offense Rk 32nd: 31st in pass, 32nd in run
    Defense Rk 14th: 7th vs pass, 14th vs run
    Special Teams Rk #16
    team needs: 8DE; 7DT,OLB,TE; 6QB,WR,CB; 5G,C,FS
    ’10 record 2-14, Rd 1 draft #1 QB A.Luck

    Broncos
    Offense Rk 18th: 12th in pass, 31st in run
    Defense Rk 16th: th vs pass, th vs run
    Special Teams Rk #16
    team needs: 8CB; 7TE,DE; 6G,SS; 5RB,OT
    ’10 record 4-12, Rd 1 draft #2 CB P.Peterson

    Bills
    Offense Rk 23rd: 23rd in pass, 21st in run
    Defense Rk 25th: 24th vs pass, 29th vs run
    Special Teams Rk #18
    team needs: 9QB; 8OT; 7CB; 6SS; 5TE
    ’10 record 4-12, Rd 1 draft #3 QB C.Newton

    Bengals 4th DE R.Quinn, Cardinals 5th OT D.Sherrod, Cowboys 6th DE A.Clayborn,

    Browns
    Offense Rk 20th: 22nd in pass, 15th in run
    Defense Rk 13th: 8th vs pass, 19th vs run
    Special Teams Rk #11
    team needs: 7WR,OT,DE,OLB; 6G,ILB,FS; 5QB
    ’10 record , Rd 1 draft #7 OLB T.Lewis

    Seahawks
    Offense Rk 30th: 29th in pass, 29th in run
    Defense Rk 29th: 29th vs pass, 18th vs run
    Special Teams Rk #2
    team needs: 7SS; 6OT,G,C,DT,OLB; 5WR,DE,CB; 4QB; 3K,RB
    ’10 record 6-10, Rd 1 draft #8 OT Nate Solder

    9ers 9th QB R.Mallett, Titans 10th QB J.Locker, Vikes 11th OLB B.Carter,

    Redskins
    Offense Rk 25th: 24th in pass, 25th in run
    Defense Rk 27th: 26th vs pass, 23rd vs run
    Special Teams Rk #25
    ’10 record 6-10, Rd 1 draft #12 WR A.Green

    Texans 13th DT N.Fairley,

    Lions
    Offense Rk 19th: 17th in pass, 27th in run
    Defense Rk 23rd: 21st vs pass, 28th vs run
    Special Teams Rk #12
    team needs: 9CB; 7G,SS; 5ILB,OLB; 4OT
    ’10 record 6-10, Rd 1 draft #14 CB P.Amukamara

    Raiders
    Offense Rk 24th: 25th in pass, 7th in run
    Defense Rk 18th: 25th vs pass, 13th vs run
    Special Teams Rk #9
    team needs: 8QB; 6WR,OT,G,DT,OLB; 5DE,CB; 4TE,FS
    ’10 record 7-9, Rd 1 draft #15 (to NE) RB M.Ingram

    Fins 16th RB R.Williams, Jags 17th DE A.Bailey, Bolts 18th WR J.Baldwin, Bucs 19th DE C.Heyward, Packers 20th OLB V.Miller,

    Rams
    Offense Rk 29th: 26th in pass, 30th in run
    Defense Rk 18th: 19th vs pass, 20th vs run
    Special Teams Rk #17
    team needs: 9OLB; 8WR,G; 7TE,DT,SS; 6RB; 5CB
    ’10 record 8-8, Rd 1 draft #21 (assumes they lose in the WC round to NO) WR R.Broyles

  4. so what is variable575 saying? he is on the wrong site The 49ers have a great blog,They will get a good draft pick also___ go there

  5. Dukeshire says:

    What is that, something like a mock draft? And do you have strong safety listed a top need? Confusing.

  6. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Hate to disturb the homers, but Locker looks REAL average against a fairly mediocre Nebraska team. I’d rather see us draft Erik Folk…LOL!

    Seriously, I wonder if drafting OL and defense this year makes more sense, and draft Kellen Moore next year. Moore is better than Locker…IMO

  7. variable575 says:

    dukeshire says:

    “So, you’re saying that Seahawk fans shouldn’t root for a win because they are facing a better team?”

    -dukeshire,

    To put it in your own words….Not only is your post wrong inferring that my post implies to root against the Hawks, it’s just plain stupid as well.

    If that’s what you gather from my post there is no point in trying to clarify for you. No surprise though, draw what you will dukiepoo.

    ….duke, you ever become El Presidente, I’ll be your VP and just live a kick a$$ vacation lifestyle. Apparently, you love and root for individuals in the wake of their own poor performance.

    I like watching the Hawks kick butt, and when they don’t they can shove it right up their own collective a$$. Big whoopdidoo. it’s great how some of you come on here and defend the hawks like they’re you best buds that call and hang out with you on the weekend. It’s comical!!! Keep it going!!!

  8. variable575 says:

    …..I will say this, that last paragraph was directing more so towards the “cerjam” type on this blog and less at you, duke.

    You are, and probably will remain, the best and most consistent contributor to this blog…………however, I don’t know if that’s saying much, but……..

    ………….Go Huskies!!!

    Maybe there is hope for the Hawks…………to beat the rams.

  9. @variable575…

    no need to be a dick dude. we’re all fans/supporters of the Seahawks in here. i mean really. Dukeshire has more knowledge of our team than you do in your little fingerpenis. respect. damn.

  10. variable575 Put it this way, UW has a better chance of beating Nebraska tonight away from home then the Hawks do of beating the Rams on sunday at home.
    I have been a Seahawk fan from 1976 and would of took a playoff game anyway it came back then and you know what i still will.I always want too win and its really not a stretch to believe we can beat the Rams at home you are the kind of fan I hate.No they are not my Buds ___duh why do you even bother ?

  11. i dont like making fun of people and hate it when others do but the variable coments r as bad as can be eat crowhaha go hawks

  12. Dukeshire says:

    variable575 – I do root for the ‘Hawks regardless. Example; I hate Kentwan Balmer but root for him. Do I want his ass cut the day the season is over? Yes. But until then, no matter how poorly he plays, I root for him to play well because it’s in the Seahawks best interest that he does. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, sadly. I’m not a blind supporter, as you seem to acknowledge. So, I appreciate that…

    And if I may, I wasn’t inferring anything with my question. It was genuine. Calling Seahawk “fans” a joke because they are hopeful for a win Sunday would seem to imply that you think they ought not root for one. I was asking for confirmation. So, what I think you meant to say is not that my question was wrong and / or stupid, but simply me who is stupid for not being able to understand your intended opinion. (See, I’m not afraid to call myself stupid. ;) )

    How ’bout them Huskies!? Wow.

  13. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Nice win for the Huskies. OBVIOUSLY Locker logged in to this blog and read my comments at halftime, then turned things around…LOL!

  14. Dukeshire says:

    pfah – variable and I have gone back and forth a bit in the past but I’m trying to get past all that with him. We’ll see how it goes. But thanks for the kind words.

  15. Dukeshire says:

    SeahawkFan12 – Overall he didn’t look very good at all but did enough. A real game effort. I didn’t think they had much of a shot tonight. Great win.

  16. SeahawkFan12 says:

    I agree, Duke. Definitely a great win.

  17. Nebraska favored by 14 points. Definitely a better team. UW gets the win. Hope Seattle can pull it off also this Sunday. Would make a great start to 2011.

  18. UW 19, #17Nebraska 7. . . . Remember that 0-12 ’08? Remember, even, that team that lost to Neb 56-21? That Husky team got a whole lot better when they decided to run the ball – especially their defense! What a crazy turn around! UW’s linemen were stronger on both sides of the ball – manhandling Neb’s lines. UW outgained Neb rushing 268 yds to 91! Total yds 340 to 189. Hawks should fix their lines, too, esp. their OL’s run-blocking! Maybe UW’s OL coach could give ours some pointers? UW ran right down their throat and Neb couldn’t stop it.

    Locker ran for 83 yds on 13 carries. Got injured in the 1st half, then their 1st drive of the 2nd half ran a 25 yder for a TD, breaking tackles. Tough, tough competitor. A team could really do alot worse than drafting him early. Chris Polk 34 carries for 177 yds & a TD. But Polk, I believe, said he’s coming back to UW next season.

    LOL, maybe Sarkisian would let Mora be UW’s HC and Hawks could get Sark for their OC?

  19. PS: Being a Duck, I’d love to see Sark someplace else.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    The first place Nebraska needs to look, before their inability to stop the run, is their 12 penalties. Back to back false starts. Facemasks on long returns. Can’t win like that especially if you can’t stop the run.

  21. MattandCindy says:

    variable575 says:
    December 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    Whitehurst is a joke and so is any “fan” who jumps on here and other places yacking about how hopeful they are that we’ll pull a win outa are butts come sunday. Hey, Maybe it will happen against a crappy team like the rams, but definitely not against the saints.(bty, so what Charlie has been getting all the reps, wasn’t that the case against NYG earlier on?)

    Put it this way, UW has a better chance of beating Nebraska tonight away from home then the Hawks do of beating the Rams on sunday at home.

    If for some reason we get lucky, by that I mean the Rams come here and play like SH!# handing us the game, I’m sure the lot of you will be on here talking about the “possibilities” of us against the Saints…………………AAAHH AHAHAHAHAHAHA, right!

    ……Any given sunday, huh? Yeah I saw that movie to and it SUCKED. Just like our beloved Hawks.

    -I bet that you just forgot about saying all this stuff, didn’t ya? I love some of the things that are said and then “FORGOT” about.

  22. MattandCindy says:

    variable575 says:
    December 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    Whitehurst is a joke and so is any “fan” who jumps on here and other places yacking about how hopeful they are that we’ll pull a win outa are butts come sunday. Hey, Maybe it will happen against a crappy team like the rams, but definitely not against the saints.(bty, so what Charlie has been getting all the reps, wasn’t that the case against NYG earlier on?)

    Put it this way, UW has a better chance of beating Nebraska tonight away from home then the Hawks do of beating the Rams on sunday at home.

    If for some reason we get lucky, by that I mean the Rams come here and play like SH!# handing us the game, I’m sure the lot of you will be on here talking about the “possibilities” of us against the Saints…………………AAAHH AHAHAHAHAHAHA, right!

    ……Any given sunday, huh? Yeah I saw that movie to and it SUCKED. Just like our beloved Hawks.

    -I bet that you just forgot about saying all this stuff, didn’t ya? I love some of the things that are said and then “FORGOT” about. HAWKS WIN!!!

  23. Duke -
    In that ‘some kinda mock draft’ thing, team needs were stole directly from CBS Sports http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/team-needs which comes from NFLDraftScout.com (Rang). I’ve been looking at team needs for awhile now, and gotta say it’s an order of magnitude more difficult than figuring which team drafts when.

    You have to first see for each team where each position stands now (direct or implied from O,D, & ST stats). (We also need to know if the new CBA is gonna include a rookie-contract salary cap? Is the new team salary cap $200M? Are 2010 contracts retroactive in the caps, RFA compensation amts, unused performance bonus carryover, etc.?)

    Then figure holes, before and after FA period, for each team & each position:

    Prime UFA Vets:
    1) Which teams schemes fit which UFAs?
    2) How many and how big are their pre-draft position ‘holes’, where will they draft, and which positions are unlikely to be adequately addressed in the draft?
    3) If there is a gap between where a target team drafts and the likelihood of them getting the player they need, does target team have ‘overstocked’ positions players they’d be willing to trade for a better draftslot?
    4) How desperate are teams’ GM/coaches to “win-now”?
    5) Which prime UFAs/agents will require that they ‘set the market ($)’ for each position?;
    6) Which teams will be able & willing to overpay, and how much?
    7) Which vets will likely give ‘home-town discounts’ to stay where they are?

    Older UFA Vets:
    1) who is gonna (or needs to) retire (as a starter, anyway);
    2) any teams ‘poised to win the SB’ if they had just the right older vet?;
    3) which older UFA starters will only be offered smaller or 1-yr contracts by their original team, and is there a home-town discount?;
    4) which other teams might be willing to offer better (or multi-year) contracts; and
    5) which multi-year-contract-offering GMs would be able and willing to over-pay for a proven older vet, and which GMs won’t? (& how much ($)?)

    Pre-or Non-Prime UFA Vets:
    1) Which teams have excellent position backups who’s starters aren’t gonna be going anywhere;
    2) which backups would leave if they got a starting job;
    3) which teams would keep their backups and trade their starters to make a cap?

    etc., etc., etc. (not done yet)

  24. Dukeshire says:

    klm – That’s cool and food for thought. But a question; where it says for the Seahawks, “needs 7SS”, what does that mean? There are 7 significant needs and SS is 7th? So the “needs” are listed in reverse order and ties (like with the o line) are listed together? But that wouldn’t seem right because kicker then ranks ahead of QB. Or are those numbers you just listed a key to what each position is likely to command? Example; SS as 7, likely to give hometown discount. That seem plausible but awfully random. Anyway, that’s what I find most puzzling. Thanks.

  25. CBS Sports (NFLDraftscout.com) lists position needs as:

    Team Needs Explanation
    Rating Description
    0-2 Solid starter(s). The team is unlikely to draft a player at this position.
    3-5 This position needs depth.
    6-8 This position needs a starter.
    9-10 This is the biggest position of need.

  26. They also add:
    Conditions for the Ratings
    • Injured starters can increase the need at that position
    • Rookie starters can increase or decrease the need at that position according to his performance
    • Free agents and trades will either increase or decrease a need at that position
    • Contract players will increase the need at that position until they sign an extension
    • This will update throughout the season to determine each team’s needs for the 2010 draft.

  27. I have lotsa questions about those team needs from CBS Sports. That’s why I’ve been looking into them. They’re saying that Hawks need to get a starting SS in the ’11 draft. That tells me that they (Rang) think Milloy is gonna retire or otherwise be too old to be our team’s starting SS next season, and that Chancelor isn’t going to be able to fill his shoes – that Kam’ll only be good enough to be a backup. They’re also saying that the UFA SSs out there are either gonna be too $expensive for Hawks, that they wouldn’t be willing to move to Seattle, or that there won’t be any out there in FA that would be appropriate for our scheme. It may also be there aren’t enough FA or traded SSs available to fill all the teams’ needs at that position. Another idea is that GB’s GM T.Thompson is JS’s guru, and that since GB doesn’t do much in FA, neither will SEA(?)

    Any comments/ideas/observations about any team’s position needs (especially as may be perceived by JS & PC for the Hawks) would be as welcome as a cool beer after a hot dry summer’s day of hauling hay.

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