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Monday Morning QB live chat replay

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:19 am with 18 Comments »
October 8, 2012 1:21 pm

That’s a rough estimate. I’m still making my way back to T-Town, but I should be available at 12:30 p.m.

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  1. SeaThemHawks says:

    eek 6: How the Seahawks Can Beat The Patriots

    The Seahawks are coming off a strong win against the panthers, a game in which the Seahawks D once again showed that they are a top 3 caliber defense. The defense is going to have to maintain its high level of play with the New England Patriots coming to Seattle if the Seahawks have any hope of pulling off the upset win at home.

    It’s no secret that Seattle has one of the best secondaries in the NFL today (and according to Richard Sherman) Two of the best corner-backs in football. They are going to have to live up to that standard if they expect to stop Tom Brady and his high powered offense. The secondary, especially the safeties, are going to have watch the deep threat that Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd present on the outside.Kam chancellor is not quite fast enough to win a race against either of those two so he needs to stay behind his man and be ready to jump on short throws. The Seahawks d line should be able to impose its will on the patriots running game by getting pressure up the middle forcing the ball carrier to the outside where he can meet either Big red Bryant (immovable wall) or the red hot Chris Clemmons (unstoppable force). I also expect to see Bruce”Almighty”Irvin continue his impressive play, the patriots tackles will have their hands full trying to stop the speedy D end out of WVU. And if Bobby Wagner can carry on his strong performances of the past few weeks, watch out Brady because this defense is crushing elite QBs.

    All that is fine and well but without production from the offense this team is bound to spudder and stall. Russell Wilson has kept the Seahawks in every game so far this season, but he has missed to many opportunities on big plays, granted a few have been brought back because of stupid penalties ( giacomini forfeited 81 yards to penalties in the first quarter against Carolina) but Golden Tate has been open numerous times with YAC available without getting the ball thrown his way. If Russell and Golden get on the same page they will be a scary duo to deal with and will be able to take big chunks out against the Patriots D. SCORE TOUCHDOWNS you may be able to win a game with a field goal, but your not going to keep up with this patriots offense unless you can capitalize on opportunities and score, on offense, defense, and/or special teams. You’re going to need points to beat the patriots.

  2. bbnate420 says:

    The Hawks need to play good run defense in the nickel and get pressure on Brady in order to keep them under 20 points. As with every QB, it’s a lot easier to slow Brady down when he’s on his back or worrying about the rush. See SBs 42 and 46. I think the offense will score 23-27 points versus this Pats defense. They’re pretty good versus the run, so RW will need to be sharp and use the play action to his advantage.

  3. bbnate420 says:

    I agree that it was a good thing to shut the chat down, but I’m not sure if it will make a huge difference in the game chats. If someone is just on there to cause havoc and piss people off, then I’m not sure that shutting chats down early will deter this. It may be a badge of honor to them. My guess is that at least the majority of people using other posters’ handles and just talking crap aren’t regular posters here.

    P.S. I hardly ever take part in the game chats anymore. Check in sometimes at the half. I find it takes away from my concentration on the game. So if anyone posts a bunch of bullspit under my username, please assume it’s not me.

  4. bbnate420 says:

    I would posit a guess that Eric wishes that Knapp was still calling plays for the Seahawks? ;-)

  5. jchawks08 says:

    Very serious question here: Start or sit Brandon Lloyd this week??!? :D

  6. Personally, I never had a problem with Knapp (or Bates). I thought they had, mostly, terrible talent to work with and I don’t care how good of a coach you are — if you’re trying to make chicken salad without any chicken, your final product probably isn’t going to taste like chicken salad.

    I expect the Hawks to play ultra-conservative against the Pats b/c you know Bill is going to be ready for a rookie QB that there’s now over a month of NFL on. He’s a great defensive mind, although he’s not exactly loaded with talent on the defensive side of the ball, he’ll be ready for our inexperience at that position. I, for one, will not be too hard on the staff if Wilson doesn’t exactly air it out all that much during the game for this very reason.

  7. ..as long as it’s a win! :)

  8. I would agree, Bobby. People will get fixated on Wilson having to throw the ball, but the biggest weapon the Seahawks have is Marshawn Lynch, and our ground game makes life tough for any opponent. The Pats will have trouble stopping our run. We need to pound the rock for 4 quarters and force them to keep 8 in the box. Grind it out, go for the occasional explosive play, and work for turnovers. It ain’t pretty, but its the way the Seahawks can beat anybody on our home field.

    Anybody.

  9. bbnate420 says:

    I would agree that they’re not going to have Wilson sling the ball around a ton, nor should they. Controlling the clock and limiting NE’s possessions will be important. I think RW will ABSOLUTELY have to make NE pay if they stack the box though. Play action will be important. NE is 8th in rushing yards allowed a game and 5th in average allowed per rush. They have stout D-lineman and Mayo and Hightower in the middle. The secondary is their weakest link. NE is 30th in passing yards allowed per game. I know this statistic is skewed with teams that have the lead a lot, but they are only 3-2. Their pass defense still seems to be worse than their run defense. Hopefully, we can go Beast Mode on them and it won’t matter. A defensive/ST TD or 2 would be nice as well.

    I never had a big problem with Bates. I was not a fan of Knapp. I definitely agree that neither of them had very good talent when they were here.

  10. Dukeshire says:

    Knapp was awful, IMO. No talent to be sure, but my god, it was like watching someone pulls plays out of a hat, they made so little sense.

  11. I’m not so sure how this is such a big win. The panthers offense is way below average. I’d understand if they just completely blew them out, but they didn’t.

    The panthers have played 3 elite offenses this year (NYG, ATL, and NO), Their defense has allowed:

    25 pts/gm (20th)
    377 ypg (23rd)
    127 rushing ypg (23rd)
    and 249 (19th) pass ypg, which is the biggest thing for me.

    just sucks watching an elite defense and running game get wasted with awful passing game playing.

  12. freedom_X says:

    It looks like Seattle’s pass rush may have stepped up a notch, so that they can get pressure on the road as well at home. If so, perhaps Seattle can bring even more heat on Tom Brady than they did against Aaron Rodgers. And Brady isn’t as mobile or nimble as Rodgers.

    That will be tempered by the fact NE will run more than Green Bay in the 1st half. That might keep Irvin off the field in many situations.

    If Seattle is going to take a few chances in the passing game, home is where they should be doing it.

  13. “It looks like Seattle’s pass rush may have stepped up a notch, so that they can get pressure on the road as well at home.”

    I’ve noticed that too – Newton was under pressure on most of his dropbacks. Add that to our run defense, which has been great all year, and that’s why we’re #1 in the league right now . . .

  14. bbnate420 says:

    RADEoN, Carolina was averaging 122 rushing yards a game going into Sunday, which was not well below average, and the Hawks held them to 82. Part of Carolina’s offensive numbers are due to the fact that the Hawks’ defense just gave them a shellacking yesterday.

    Smile, the Hawks aren’t last in passing yards per game anymore!

  15. A guy like Rodgers may be more nimble and athletic outside the pocket than Brady, but aside from Marino, I have never watched a game in person where the QB was quicker in the pocket than Brady. He’s quite impressive in that area. For those of you going to the game on Sunday, it’s really impressive in person and something to watch.

  16. Dukeshire says:

    Brady is as cool in the pocket as any QB I’ve ever seen. He can sense and ignore the trash around him, all at once. I totally agree with Bobby, here.

  17. freedom_X says:

    It’s true that Brady is phenomenal in decision making. Rodgers is extremely good there as well. I feel that Rodgers had to move out of the pocket not because he felt some pressure, but because he had no options and it was move or get hit. Rodgers did get rid of that ball quickly when he had something or someone to dump it off to.

    If Seattle can also take away Brady’s options for the 1st couple seconds, then a potent pass rush could be even more effective, because Brady won’t have any good options to select.

    But if Seattle does make a coverage mistake, or deliberately leave a hole in the defense (counting on pressure to hide that hole) then Brady is perhaps the best there is now in finding that hole and exploiting it. (Manning would have been there but he’s still getting his mojo back, and doesn’t yet have the arm strength to exploit a mistake downfield.)

    The big TE oriented offense is what might make it tougher for Seattle, since the big Seattle DB’s won’t be able to rough up those TE’s as easily as most WR’s. Hopefully both NE TE’s will still be a bit gimpy, and a strong pass rush will give them less time to get downfield.

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