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Morning links: More high praise for Wilson

Post by Eric Williams on July 18, 2013 at 8:49 am with 120 Comments »
July 18, 2013 8:49 am
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson greets Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III after an NFL wild card playoff football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The Seahawks defeated the Redskins 24-14. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson greets Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III after an NFL wild card playoff football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The Seahawks defeated the Redskins 24-14. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Good morning from the desert. Bill Barnwell of Grantland provides an interesting look at the four young quarterbacks from 2012 in Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick.

Barnwell takes a look at the numbers and predicts what quarterback will be the most successful in 2013.

Barnwell gives Griffin the nod over Wilson as the most productive quarterback of the four in 2012. But who will be the best of the four in 2013. Here’s Barnwell’s answer.

Barnwell: “I’m going to rule out Kaepernick because he has likely lost his best receiver, Michael Crabtree, for most of the season. Knowing the Harbaugh 49ers, the guy they replace Crabtree with will become an instant Pro Bowl–caliber contributor, but I’ll be a little skeptical for now. One down.

While there continues to be great news out of Washington regarding Robert Griffin’s recovery from knee surgery, the possibility of the knee causing him further problems is meaningful enough to cross him out here. These are high standards. And while I honestly believe that Andrew Luck will take enormous strides this season, he could improve his numbers by a significant margin across the board and still come up short of Russell Wilson’s performance from the second half.

So that leaves Wilson, who picked up a no. 1 wideout over the offseason, Vikings standout Percy Harvin. Even better, Wilson won’t be splitting the first-team practice reps with anybody during training camp this year. I’m pretty comfortable picking him as the best quarterback from the Gang of Four in 2013. (Also, sorry for putting that hex on you, Russell Wilson.)”

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle says that the Seahawks have the best value at quarterback in the NFL with Russell Wilson, as he evaluates Seattle’s quarterback situation. Wilson is set to make $526,217 in base salary in 2013.

ESPN’s Mike Sando talks with Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin about what he considers the unfair perception of NFL athletes, with the few players in legal trouble making headlines over the positive things players are doing this offseason.

Seahawks fans are attempting to buy a brick on a Fanwalk at the 49ers new stadium that says “Go Hawks.”

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports lists Seahawks defensive passing game coordinator/secondary coach Rocky Seto among his top 10 NFL assistant coaches under 40 years old. Former Seahawks quarterback coach Jedd Fisch, now the offensive coordinator for Gus Bradley in Jacksonville, also is on the list.

More Prisco: Pete Carroll is ranked No. 15 on ranking of the top coaches in the league. Bill Belichick, Tom Coughlin and John Harbaugh are the top three.

ESPN’s Field Yates considers Brandon Browner the top press corner in the NFL in his review of the best role-specific corners in the league. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times takes a closer look at how many carries Percy Harvin will get this season.

Morning links
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  1. CDHawkFan says:

    I have been told not to listen to the mainstream media hype/bias. I guess I shouldn’t agree with Barnwell, so does that mean Luck is #1? This bandwagon stuff is confusing, damn you Russell Wilson.

  2. yankinta says:

    lol, use your own eyes and form your own opinon based on facts. hope that helps. :)

  3. Dukeshire says:

    I’m donating to the Seahawks brick at the new 9ers stadium. That’s awesome.

  4. Macabrevity says:

    RW sure looks a full 100+ draft picks shorter than RGIII in that photo, doesn’t he?

  5. yankinta says:

    I’d like the brick to say “Separation is in the Preparation – 12>49″, if we can’t get “Go Hawks” on it.

  6. banosser says:

    ^^ excellent observation..

  7. WiscCory says:

    I’ve been a little embarrassed by local Hawks fans in the past on national social boards. Specifically when it comes to the east coast bias topic. I feel like it’s a BMW situation (bitch, moan, whine).

    Now, with all the hype on the Seahawks, it almost feels like the opposite is happening. With all the hype and attention, many Hawk fans are trying their best to taper their emotion. Almost as if we don’t want the attention.

    No point here. Other than, for you Seattle locals…enjoy the non-biased national attention while it lasts.

  8. WiscCory says:

    On a more important note….

    The WI-DOT has just approved my “HAWK FAN” license plates. Should be on my car within a few weeks, just in time for the season.

    I will have then proudly displayed on my car at Lambeau on Aug 23.

  9. yankinta says:

    WiscCory, lol, I hope you or your car won’t get hurt….by whiny Packers Fans still mad about Tate’s legit TD.

  10. montanamike2 says:

    I Must have one, thanks for the info WiscCory, Love the BMW comment.

  11. montanamike2 says:

    I have a friend who goes to games with me at the pub. He takes losses harder than anybody I’ve ever seen and i take loses hard, but i remember a few years back it took the better part of an hour to make him stop bawling. Maybe the alcohol we kept feeding him wasn’t helping, true story.

  12. Carlsonkid says:

    Browner the best press corner in the league , eh ? Isn’t his contract up at the end of the year ?

  13. yankinta says:

    The article doesn’t say Browner is the best press corner. It said Example player. Eric made a mistake.

  14. sluggo42 says:

    Lol mike

    Big balls Wiscory-

    Man I hope they make that brick outta hardened steel, the whiner fans will destroy it ASAP.

    Why does RW look the same size as rgiii? I know RW bulked up to 215? I wonder what rgiii weighs in at? RW is just built like a tank at 215.. We are the same height, and in my youth I was a pretty gnarly guy, but 205 was the biggest I ever got, before I became a fat old man anyways… But senior citizens are allowed… Hehe
    But, that’s why I don’t fear for his life as much as the caper or rgiii when they run. Caper is huge but still long, and those body types can get hurt easier on the run. RW is like a running back build, and I think he is faster than most think…

  15. He’s got the quicks for sure. But mostly smarts. He knows how to get down and when. If he can somehow avoid cheap shots, we’re looking at a nice long ride.

    Go Hawks!

  16. The brick idea is funny – i doubt it will ever happen, but funny.

    How is Rex Ryan listed in the top half of anything – The guy looks, acts, and coaches like a baffoon! probably a good assistant but I have never been impressed with him as a head coach – yes he made it to a AFC championship game or 2 but he has not been able to maintain it, even with some good players still on the squad.

    Such is life.

  17. hawkfan777 says:

    I cant stand Prisco. He has Rex Ryan and Marvin Lewis ahead of Pete. Really??? Loser.

  18. hawkfan777 says:


    I like your action man. I live in Dallas now. I will have to see if Hawk Fan plates are available here. That would be awesome.

  19. rramstad says:

    I’ve met RW and the impression I came away with is that he’s thick, through the legs, the hips, and the shoulders. He’s not barrel chested, but close. Almost a Marshawn Lynch type of build. Definitely NOT your typical QB build, and I think it’ll help him with injuries, for sure, as the farther your wrists and ankles are away from your core, the bigger chance you have for injuries to your extremities… and the thickness in the torso and hips will reduce central injuries too.

  20. SaigonSun says:

    When it comes to life, I’m somewhat OK.When it comes to sports, I’m so sickly superstitious that it even bothers me. I want to join on cool-aide about Wilson & the Seahawks so badly … I’m just so scared to jinx them if I say something good or brag about them… ehhh…

  21. SaigonSun says:

    We should start a thread like confessio ns of the Seahawks fans that will start with : “Dear Father , I have not sinned, but….. “

  22. GeorgiaHawk says:

    That is interesting what you say about Wilson, almost a Marshawn Lynch type build.

    Wasn’t it Pabs that was saying something similar to that a few months back?
    And he got some criticism for saying that from some bloggers here including me.

    I have only seen them both on TV or computer screen and they don’t look similar to me, however in person it could be a whole different thing.
    Interesting. Pabs may be more right than wrong again.

  23. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Do not click on this link if you have had bad experiences with reading rant articles of the past.

  24. I am just have problems posting!!! ARg – 3 long posts – none of which actually appeared after I hit submit comment!

  25. sluggo42 says:

    Just hit refresh Xcman …

  26. CAUTION!: Do not state a dissenting opinion of anything a certain commenter posts a link to, or he will never stop whining like a baby who got his sucker taken away…

  27. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Lol STTBM.

    And I commend you for making an effort to state an opinion in a paragraph or less. You’re getting better. There is hope.

    Just jerking your chain. Lol.

  28. GeorgiaHawk says:

    From the sports network-

    “If there truly is an arms race going on between San Francisco and Seattle in the NFC West, it’s currently at the height of Cold War levels because both the 49ers and Seahawks have amassed enough power to obliterate just about everyone else. After trading for star slot receiver Percy Harvin, signing a pair of pass rushers in Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, and inking perhaps the game’s best nickel corner in Antoine Winfield, the Seahawks appear to be entering camp with few weaknesses.”


  29. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I don’t think they compare much, however I think this is a great rivalry.

  30. Southendzone says:

    Please kiss and make up GH and STTBM, or if not at least shut up about it. Had to stop reading the last thread at 65 comments because it was full of junior high squabbles.

    Don’t carry it forward to new threads.

    I totally agree with the coaching article putting Belichek on the top. Love him or hate him, that guy is an evil genius when it comes to NFL coaching. Not so sure about Coughlin unless they incorporate face redness into their ranking scale.

  31. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Southendzone- I promise I won’t take this to new threads, and I will continue to focus on the positive despite the negative feed back. I understand that some are just focused on the negative, and some are focused on the positive.
    That’s just how the world works.

  32. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Great link on the running backs preview Oklahoma.

  33. MattandCindy says:

    GH – You must have a pineapple in your shorts for the season to start. 11 posts in 3 hours…but I understand.

  34. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Are you Matt or are you Cindy?

    And yes if you are a big Seahawks fan you shouldn’t be ashamed at how often you post.

    Maybe I’m just guilty of being a true Seahawk fan.

  35. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I can’t believe that I have to defend myself on a Seahawk blog for posting too much in a three hour period.

    You would think I was on a 49er blog. All I can say is that if you don’t like Seahawks material then find another team. Or perhaps add something to this blog other than complaints.

  36. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Post away Georgia, don’t think you needed to defend yourself. I would read that as a fun jest. We’re all ready for training camp and are beyond excited for this season. Most anticipated one in a long, long time.
    As my wife says, “I’m Charlie Brown and the Seahawks are Lucy. Every year you get super excited and jacked for the season to start and then The LucyHawks pull the ball away.” Ha, not this year!! This year Lucy doesn’t have a chance. This year has a much different feel and the anticipation is at another level. As many of you are long time Seahawks fans, I bet you understand that feeling. We’ll be talking training camp in another nine days!! Go Hawks!!

  37. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Thanks MoSeahawk12.

    Nice to hear some positive Hawks talk. I really feel we have a team that will go far this year.

    Go Hawks!!!

  38. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Lol, Brooks has a better chance punching his teammate then catching Wilson.
    Perhaps he punched his teammate out of frustration of not catching Wilson. Lol.

  39. Georgia–Danny Kelly’s articles on position group battles on Field Gulls are pretty good. Much better than some of the drivel I have read there, and on “the other” hawks blog which shall not be named….

    Southendzone–I never was mad at Georgia. I was irritated that he took my opinion of two blogs as a personal attack, and that he kept making veiled insults in my direction, but I dont hold it against him. And he took my last comment as it was intended, so its all good.

    But Im not going to put up with being ragged on and called out, period. I will answer back. (unless its from a major troll, which I try to just ignore).

    On football-related stuff, Im thrilled that the NFL–ever a copy-cat league–is full of folks trying to duplicate Seattle’s success on defense, and with a play-action + chunk-play offense.

  40. GeorgiaHawk–Just as you enjoy–and probably cant help–posting millions of article links and comments on this thread and others, I have a hard time commenting in one sentence or paragraph. There’s so much to discuss/argue about for rabid Hawk fans, especially this season, no?!

  41. GeorgiaHawk says:

    STTBM- 95% of what you post I like. Don’t sweat the 5%. We all have our faults.
    Keep posting my friend.

  42. Here’s my positive post for you Georgia if you are still awake:

    NFC Playoffs
    #6 seed S.F. @ #3 seed Seattle, Seattle wins
    #5 seed St. Louis @ #4 seed NYG, St. Louis wins

    #3 seed Seattle @ #2 seed Atlanta, Seattle wins
    #5 seed St. Louis @ #1 seed Green Bay, St. Louis wins

    #5 seed St. Louis @ #3 seed Seattle, Seattle wins

    Superbowl XLVIII in NYC(NJ)

    Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks, SEATTLE WINS!!!

  43. raymaines says:

    Are the Seahawks, Pete Carroll and assistant head coach Tom Cable committed to the run game? Make that are they committed to physically punishing and dominating other teams with the run game? Well, yes as a matter of fact they are.

    Did you know that Marshawn Lynch is the lightest back on the roster right now. He’s one inch taller than Christine Michael, Spencer Ware and the Turbinator, but a little lighter.

    And by the way, the more often Lynch runs the less often RW gets smacked.

  44. raymaines says:

    Galena: No, No, No!!!

    Seattle has to whop up on Denver in the SB.

    My perfect dream for this season includes beating both Mannings in New York.

  45. raymaines says:

    New York, New York.

    Come on GH where are you when I need ya?

  46. That would be just fine raymaines due to a life long hatred of the Broncos(not a Manning fan either). A victory over the Steelers would have it’s own sweetness. Truth be told a victory over anyone in the Superbowl will work for me. After the 1st one I’ll get a bit more picky.

  47. raymaines says:

    G: So true. After the first SB win I’ll get more picky. The ‘Hawks can beat just about anybody in the SB this year and I’ll be a happy camper.

    All I really want this year is to go 19-0, score about 500 points, allow less than 160, and score two 50 point shutout wins against the 49ers. Next year I’ll be more demanding with my wishes. Go ‘Hawks!

  48. montanamike2 says:

    I’d love to beat Denver in NY, just because about 40% of the people in my area are Broncos fans. I really like that some of us diehards are getting crazy with anticipation and can resolve their differences in a civil dignified way. Hell, you have to be a fanatic just to post everyday on a blog all the time when it’s not even Football season, or even remotely close. This is like that last week before you get out of the military or the hospital, it goes so slow!

  49. bbnate420 says:

    Beast Mode is listed at 215, but he may weigh more now. We really don’t know. Anyways, his running prowess and style is a product of him running with a very wide base that gives him exceptional balance, not his size.

    I wouldn’t hold your breath about getting a brick that says “Go Hawks”. The Whiners have the right to refuse any message.

    The reason that RW looks the same height as RG3 in that picture is perspective. RW is closer to the lens. I think RW is as thick as RG3.

  50. bbnate420 says:

    So, apparently the Hawks have approx. 3.7 mil in cap space right now. That’s if you figure their top 51 salaries.

    Does anyone still see someone getting cut primarily for cap room?

  51. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    let’s see what we have have learned this off season.
    1. it’s too long
    2.duke and STTBM are smarter than the rest of us.
    3. georgia has his panties so bunched up he is talking in a soprano.
    4.yankinta still guarantees everything
    5. as promised STTBM and georgia are awkwardly kissing and making up.
    6. as good as this team is other than us fans no one wants that to be true.
    7. did i say the off season is too long?
    8. when training camp starts all will be better.

    what we still don’t know

    1. is it matt or cindy?

    ok guy sorry bored nothing worth posting so well…

  52. hawkfaninoklahoma–Dude, give it a rest. Neither Dukeshire nor I have ever claimed to be smarter than anyone, let alone EVERYONE. And how many times do I have to say that I was never pissed at GeorgiaHawk, we’re cool and he’s actually calming down so its all good.? Enough pot-stirring.

    bbnate–yeah, I think its a good bet someone gets cut for cap reasons. However, it doesnt have to be that way: Seattle could elect to keep this roster as stacked as possible and go into next year looking to cut salary to resign folks. They could decide not to bother carrying over cap room to next year, in order to ensure against injuries etc this year. Sometimes you only have one shot at the big dance, as you never can tell what will happen down the road, so keeping the roster as stacked as possible makes a certain sense.

    Mike Rob is on the bubble, but I personally think he’s gonna be here through this year, regardless of what Ware and Coleman do. Next year, different story; his salary makes him a cost-cutting target, just not yet.

    Guys off the top of my head who could get cut-restructured/whatever, either this year or next–in no particular order;

    1) Rice
    2) Mike Rob
    3) Farwell
    4) McQ
    5) Longsnapper (Brainfart, forgot his name–Gresham?!)
    6) Haushka (Wiggs could beat him out)
    7) Clinton McDonald (He’s decent, but young guys are cheaper and may have higher upside)
    8) Winfield (If he loses even half a step, and WT3 keeps up his recent play, he COULD be a casualty)
    9) Mike Morgan–Getting older, costs more than Toomer et al, injury prone.

    What do y’all think?

  53. Sounds like an endorsement deal of sorts for Wilson; The investment company gets to tie their name to a great young FB player, and instead of taking pay that he will be taxed on, he has them directly donate to charities he likes. That way it doesnt eat into the amount he himself can donate without taking a tax penalty. Smooth.

    Im not a fan of large charities, for many reasons, but this sounds like a good deal to me.

    Could Russel Wilson be any better?! He’s so good its almost disgusting. As good as Kaep is, Im so glad we have Wilson instead, just because of his demeanor and off-field behavior.

  54. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    STTBM, actually that was a compliment to you and duke. i doubt many on here would dispute that you two have a great understanding of the game. also an even greater ability to articulate that knowledge. as far as georgia he knows i am just given him shit. basically just poking fun at everyone.
    sorry if it came across other than i meant it.

  55. zzzzzzzz….

    I can’t wait for camp to start next week so everyone can stop blabbing on and on about the “greatest” this and the “worst” that, based on distant memories….

    None of this gets real until the first shoulder pad bruises a set of ribs, when the first QB is on the ground sucking wind to get his lungs back, when the first running back rips through an arm tackle, leaving a million-dollar defender behind him on the ground, and embarrassed… when we see some 23 year old rookie steamroll a 30 year old all pro… that’s when it starts getting real. Last season’s statistics and highlights be damned.

  56. hawkfaninoklahoma–Ok man; Im flattered that you think that highly of my football knowledge. If anyone has ever complimented it on this blog, I surely dont remember it! Mostly Ive had sarcasm directed my way, or outright scorn–mostly for being long-winded (guilty as charged), or espousing an opinion that doesnt follow the crowd. Perhaps it makes me a little touchy. No worries.

    While Dukeshire and I often disagree, I think its obvious his understanding of the intricacies of football–such as Gap Theory on the lines, etc–goes well above my current knowledge. But my Seahawks obsession rivals his for sure lol!

    Stevos–I think everyone is dying for Training Camp to begin. Armchair GM’ing is only fun for so long…

  57. sluggo42 says:

    Less than one week?

  58. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    STTBM, god knows i disagree with you enough on some topics, that said i come back to this blog because of you, duke, bobby, georgia and the rest of the core group. as i said it will all get better next week when training camp starts. at any rate it’s all good we are all friends in our love of everything hawks.

  59. bbnate420 says:

    One thing we have certainly learned this off-season:

    Everyone becomes oversensitive during the break before TC.

  60. bbnate420 says:

    STTBM, I appreciate your football knowledge as well. I’m fairly sure I haven’t said it before. We disagree regularly, but I appreciate your opinion and still believe you have a significant amount of knowledge about football.

  61. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    nate, no lie

  62. bbnate420 says:

    I’ve become oversensitive here before as well. People just have miscommunication sometimes.

    This blog should be 180 degrees different in a week.

  63. montanamike2 says:

    We do get whipped into a frenzy at times, almost bipolar but i’m glad to be a part of it. I really think that some of us are flipping out because we’ve never had a team this good before and we have to wait another week before we get to see who is going to be a breakout player and the progression of the team. I’m stoked to see the rookies and FA’s, this is hard to wait another week.

  64. on this board we have the same dynamics as our team, a bunch of losses causes strife and arguments, but winning smooths over all bruises . . .

    Re RW, it’s funny, the amount of positive press is getting borderline over-the-top (can’t blame the league/press for latching on to such a good story), my best friend is a diehard Eagles fan, and said with the volume of stories praising Wilson’s work ethic and intellect, he’s expecting to read one nominating him for a Nobel Prize or Macarthur Grant any day now . . .

  65. There are some SF fans that I wouldn’t want to give a brick to…

  66. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Our boy getting some love on ESPN’s cover page. Featured photo with JJ Watts, Peyton and Adrian Peterson.
    Pretty good company.

  67. rramstad says:

    My first thought for “New York, New York” isn’t Frank, it’s Nina…

    Roxy, Mudd Club, Danceteria…

  68. Dukeshire says:

    Lol. Things are so testy in here. Reminds me of what camp is like about 2 weeks in, when we start reading about the fights breaking out between offense and defense.

    Inside a week for camp opening and three weeks for the first preseason game.

  69. STTBM, I’ll play ball on your ‘who’s on the bubble/chopping block question’.

    The names people keep bringing up are McQuistan & M. Rob. Personally I think it would be sheer folly to dick with either one of those guys for essentially chump change savings vs. veteran value. Like you mentioned and our FO is well aware of, you only get so many chances where the stars line up. It’s all in time right now.

    AFTER we win the Superbowl I could see a multitude of contracts in the cross hairs. MikeRob, Lynch & Big Red won’t be getting any younger and all have their potential replacements currently on the roster. The Rice and/or Tate question will be answered. There are some big extensions coming down the pipe and they taint coming cheap.

    We can always make cap space next season so let’s get the glory first and hold the penny pinching until later.

  70. MattandCindy says:

    Georgia- Relax. Maybe you should get some Adderal…that’s a joke. I thought it was funny to point out how many posts you had in such a short time. And you really shouldn’t wonder if it’s Matt or Cindy. It’s a blog. I don’t wonder if your a hawk from Georgia.

  71. So…from a fantasy perspective, who will have a better statistical year?

    RW or CK?

  72. Yup, its official: the offseason doth sucketh.

    Thanks for the kind words folks. I know Ive gone postal a few times on Dukeshire and bbnate to name two, and both were magnanimous enough to let it ride without insisting I grovel and eat extra-Honking helpings of crow, so while I wont back down when being ragged on, I dont let myself get too worked up over disagreements.

    Considering the slow news month, and the incredible anticipation for the upcoming season, I think everyone’s doing pretty good for the most part not making things personal.

    Tarnation, the season cant get here fast enough!

    Galena–I too think its most likely that McQ and Mike Rob keep their jobs this year, as well as Rice. Next year is a different story…but Farwell–as great as he is at ST–and Gresham and McDonald could lose out to lesser performers with higher upside–and lower cost–this year.

    Whatever happens, we can be sure JS and PC wont sacrifice future cap considerations to make a run for the SB, but they may hedge their bets somewhat.

    Some lower teams like KC, Jax, and the Raiders are gonna pick up some good players from us via Waiver Wire, for sure…

  73. joereb–My bet is CK will have the better Fantasy Stats, but RW will show himself to be the better player, and take his team further in the playoffs. Even if he doesnt, I wouldnt trade Wilson for anyone in the NFL, certainly not a talented douche like Kaep.

  74. If MRob gets cut, then someone’s going to have to step it up to replace the Real Rob Report. Maybe the Fresh Files will have to pick up the game?

  75. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Has anyone checked this out yet? Wow!
    Imagine how good our defense could be with JJ Watts on the line.

  76. The calm before the (training camp) storm…

  77. doubledink says:

    I think the Team will keep MRob as an in-house PR type. The Real Rob Report has too much traction right now for them to let it slip away.

    Way to stay incognito…

  78. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Galena- I just saw your positive post, lol.

    Happy hour time on the East coast.
    And I promise to pass out before 8pm Pacific time.

  79. The Whiners just got CB Eric Wright from the Bucs for a bag of chips. Damn! He’s a fine football player. Schiano is a prick, he dumped Blount for a bag of chips too, giving the Pats the big back they surely dont deserve….or maybe he just loves chips…

  80. Georgia–Imagine how good ANY defense would be with Watt. The guy is a total freak.

  81. MoSeahawk12 says:

    I gotta laugh at Harbaugh. He just traded for a guy suspended for PEDs last season and has had other issues.
    I guess it’s ok for the 49ers to have PED guys, just not the Seahawks.
    Keep it Classy Jim. Dick!

    This comment from Bobby Parker cracked me up. “Wow Harbaugh cares so much about ethics and he’s so anti PED. I respect him so much.”

  82. GeorgiaHawk says:

    STTBM- I just want something close to him on our D-line. It’s been a long time since we had a great D-lineman.

  83. Home games – can SEA duplicate their 8-0 record of ’12? I know any given Sunday, but still…
    WK 02 SF: Don’t like facing them quite so quick, maybe without Clemons and Irvin both, and not much tape to see tendencies.
    WK 03 JAX: They upset us in ’05, but ;-)
    WK 06 TEN: Will be interesting to see how well Locker is looking @ QB there.
    WK 09 TB: This could be a much closer and harder fought game than many seem to think.
    WK 11 MIN: They just might know how to defend Bevell and a coupla WRs, but then, AW might also know a thing or two about their offense, too.
    WK 13 NO: As long as the LS doesn’t send it 10 ft over the head of the punter, and the roving cam doesn’t fall on RW’s head, SEA should have this one.
    WK 16 AZ: We should know by then what to expect form CP to Fitz.
    WK 17 STL: Another game that could be very close and will be hard fought.


  84. rramstad says:

    I think the schedule makers gave us easier home games and harder road games. Opposite for the 49ers. I’m not sure which I prefer. Having 8 sorta easier games means you can’t improve on 8-0, conversely, if you start with 8-0 at home, you don’t need to do all that well on the road to make the playoffs… 49ers will have some DOGFIGHTS at home.

  85. GeorgiaHawk says:

    My most important Seahawks players-

    1- Wilson
    2- Thomas
    3- Lynch
    4- Sherman
    5- Harvin
    6- Unger
    7- Okung
    8- Wagner
    9- Miller

  86. I think if you look up bi-polar in the dictionary it’s definition is a Seahawks’ Fan.

    It’s not your (our) fault. We’re all a little gun-shy since we’ve been conditioned over decades of constant ups and downs that have always been the case. But finally it’s our time, to be able to watch an entire game (an entire season!) without having to break out the Tums or Pepto (or spend all night bawling; have you seen Steel Magnolias!?)

    Let’s all just open up and move forward with no fear this year and trust our Hawks to go ALL THE WAY!

    We got this!

    No more Tums!!!

    Go Hawks!

  87. And please, everyone, keep posting all of your links here! I truly appreciate the ‘One-stop-shop’ for all things Seahawks related. You guys rock.

  88. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I know we have seen this before but isn’t it nice to see it again?

  89. raymaines says:

    Not related to anything SeaHawk – Sorry.

    I’m trying to book a three or four day vacation package to Las Vegas, I’ve never been there before and need a little advice. What hotel do you like and what else do I need to know about that fair city?

    If you like, you can email me rather than post here.

    raymaines at gmail dot com

    Thanks, Ray

  90. raymaines says:

    By the way, did you hear on 710ESPN today that a Seahawk fan wants to buy a brick in San Francisco and hopes to have it engraved this way:

    C. Halksbeat

    San Francisco

  91. GeorgiaHawk says:

    raymains, If you are cheap like me than perhaps the Stratosphere Hotel would be a good fit.
    Last time I was there I won over $500.oo dollars. And if you like a thrill you could go to the top and check out the rides.
    You can probably get a room for around 40 bucks a night.

    Try cheap or-

    Stratosphere Hotel Vegas‎ 1 (888) 594 7603

  92. so, from a FANTASY PERSPECTIVE, who will have a better year…

    Batman or Superman?

  93. Batman. Dude, it’s not even close.

    To all the average, uneducated fans out there that buy all the Superman hype I say WAKE UP!!!

  94. It’s called Russell Mania.

    Here are the first five of the top 10 best-selling players this summer, along with their position, jersey numbers and NFL experience.

    1. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers (QB, No. 7, three years)
    2. Russell Wilson, Seahawks (QB, No. 3, two years)
    3. Robert Griffin III, Redskins (QB, No. 10, two years)
    4. Adrian Peterson, Vikings (RB, No. 28, seven years)
    5. Peyton Manning, Broncos (QB, No. 18, 16 years)–the-10-best-selling-nfl-jerseys-in-2013–193751135.html

  95. “The Whiners just got CB Eric Wright from the Bucs for a bag of chips. Damn! He’s a fine football player.”

    Calling Eric Wright a “fine player” is a little more than just a bit of a stretch, I think. 14 INT’s in 6 years is decent, I suppose, but it’s his track record for being a part of some really bad passing defenses that gets my attention; including last season with Tampa when they ranked dead last in the league in that category.

    Say what you will about Schiano, but he clearly saw Wright as part of the problem down there in Tampa – after just one season. When you see a team give up on a free agent like Wright after just one season it waves a very vibrant red flag.

    His off-the-field problems have been a constant since he’s entered the league, and it’s as good as anyone’s guess if this dude is ever going to be able to walk the straight line.

    I’m not really quite sure what to make of this move by S.F., but the more that I learn about Wright the more I like the move because wherever Wright goes the defenses he plays for trend towards sucking. The 9’ers have a very mediocre secondary as it is, and really Wright just broadens that mediocrity from my perspective.

  96. vichawkfan says:

    Raymaine, all depends what kind of trip you want, with the spouse or the guys? Like to shop play or lay by the pool….Mirage is my favourite.

  97. montanamike2 says:

    Vichalkfan are you in Victoria B.C.?
    I lived there a couple of years as a teenager and out of all B.C. that was by far and away my favorite place to live.
    Wright has a DUI pending and is anything but a choirboy, he never stays healthy either. Kind of sad Harbaugh, when you cheat you’ve already lost,
    i thought he knew that…..

  98. montanamike2 says:

    I have a cousin in Vegas who wants me to visit him and his family, i do want to go but no way this time of year! I know he’s smart and he doesn’t seem to lose at cards but i have a hard time believing someone can get wealthy enough being a gambler as he has. He bought all kinds of properties during the height of the foreclosures and now rents these mega mansions out for a pretty Penney.
    From what he said the Bacchanal buffet at Ceasers Palace is always awesome and the buffets at the Wynn and Bellagio are impressive as well.

  99. vichawkfan says:

    Montanamike, yes Victoria raised and reside….not sure when you were here- but it’s changed a helluva lot the last 10 or so years.

  100. montanamike2 says:

    I went to SJ Willis junior high in ’79-81. I was there about 5 years ago and it’s still awesome. If i had to live in Canada again that would be my first choice. God i just had a flashback of the Village people, crap.

  101. vichawkfan says:

    Is a great place to live still…another perk…. 30 minute inner harbour to Lake Union seaplane, 15 minute cab to C-Link from there.

  102. montanamike2 says:

    My Mom lives in Vancouver now, that’s a great place to visit and the Chinatown is among the best i’ve ever seen, Victoria’s Chinatown is more like SF. The worst i’ve been to is New York. Stanley Park and the Aquarium there are world class, but i’d rather live in Vic.
    I lived in Nanaimo as a kid too but still Victoria is where it’s at.

  103. vichawkfan says:

    When and what school did u go to in Nanaimo? I’m married to a Seriani …. good chance you know one from there.

  104. montanamike2 says:

    My school in Nanaimo no longer exists, it was old when i was a child and it finally got condemned. Quinell school was for grades 6 and 7 only. the scariest person at our school was a girl named Gretchen, she was half German and half Haida native. She looked like a Valkyrie and spoke like a Haida, sometimes girls would come from high scool to fight her and she would go bezerk on them, i once saw her beat the crap out of 2 much older girls at the same time, just plain mean.

  105. vichawkfan says:

    I thought the Gretchen was myth!? Lol….

  106. Georgia, I agree with your list on the most important Hawks except I’d put Tate in at #10 ahead of Baldwin, since he will get more snaps IMO.

    Also, I was thinking that if Carpenter is healthy and starts at LG, shouldn’t we start McQuistan at RG? I know Sweezy is improving, but don’t we want our best 5 OL out there? I know McQ is an upgrade over Moffitt for sure. What do y’all think?

  107. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    6 days….sigh

  108. Wonder if Gretchen could play linebacker?

  109. montanamike2 says:

    She was pretty mean.

  110. sluggo42 says:

    She sounds scary, turns me on… *sigh*

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