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Sunday primer: Potty-mouth Luck, 2001, and vodka with bacon

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Oct. 6, 2013 at 6:30 am with 14 Comments »
October 6, 2013 8:28 am

Good morning. Let’s get to it.

Here is our preview of the game.


Drew Brees is on pace to crack 5,000 yards passing for the second consecutive season. / AP phot
Drew Brees is on pace to crack 5,000 yards passing for the second consecutive season. / AP phot

Non-Seahawks game of the day

New Orleans (4-0) at Chicago (3-1)

The ‘O’ might go here for the Saints. The Bears are 2-0 at Soldier Field this season, but the Saints have the best regular-season road record in the NFL since 2009 (22-11).

“That’s a place that we’ve struggled. And we’re well aware of that. And we’ve talked a lot in other seasons, if you want to do things you’ve never done before, you have to do things you’ve never done before,” Saints tackle Zach Strief told “That’s a point of emphasis this week. It’s a good crowd, it’s a team that plays well at home, and it’s a big challenge”

A Saints loss and Seahawks win would leave Seattle as the last unbeaten in the NFC. Lot to take place before that happens.


 Week 4 Seahawks highlights

You have to head over to to watch these now. Other options were shut down, as explained here:

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View from the other side

Apparently, Stanford grad and public cookie-cutter Andrew Luck has a different demeanor in the huddle. From the Indianapolis Star:

“But did you know the Indianapolis Colts quarterback is also intense, fiery and, when necessary, profane? You didn’t because you’ve never been in the huddle with him.

Those who have see another side of Luck. The side willing to get in your face, the side that demands nothing less than perfection and the side that runs completely counter to Luck’s public image that even teammates admit is a bit, well, “nerdy.”

“You look at him, and you wouldn’t think some of that stuff could come out of his mouth,” receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey said. “I don’t know if I can repeat some of it.”


Flashback video of the day

2001, last stand in the AFC


Today in bacon

Whipped vodka candied bacon. What other way to celebrate national vodka day (it was Friday) than with bacon?


Favorite Seahawks moment from reader Nancy Neiman:

My favorite Seahawks moment happened last year on December 30th, 2012. This one play in the 3rd quarter against the Rams cemented this player as my favorite: Golden Tate ran for several extra yards after losing a shoe. I was so excited by the play and the 1st down that I spontaneously yelled out (to the chagrin of my poor husband) “GOLDEN TATE DON’T NEED NO SHOES!” as if he could outrun everyone barefoot. This isn’t true of course, but every time Golden Tate catches a ball, I still yell out, “GOLDEN TATE!”

After last Sunday’s game, Nancy also added, “And now Sherman don’t need no shoes, either! Go Hawks!”

Again, I expected more of these. We’re going to open this category up a bit to include your favorite Seahawks moment or your all-time starting Seahawks team. Quit slacking off and send me an email:


Recipe of the day:

Since we are in Indiana this week, we’ll go with Justin’s Hoosier Daddy Chili (not to be confused with “Who’s your daddy chili” served at tapings of the Maury Povich Show).


Chalk talk with Brock Huard of 710 ESPN


Now, that’s funny (at least to me):

A follow-up on last week’s video.


Today’s weather forecast

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This week’s schedule

New England at Cincinnati10 a.m.CBSPaul Brown Stadium
Detroit at Green Bay10 a.m.FOXLambeau Field
Seattle at Indianapolis10 a.m.FOXLucas Oil Stadium
Baltimore at Miami10 a.m.CBSSun Life Stadium
New Orleans at Chicago10 a.m.FOXSoldier Field
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants10 a.m.FOXMetLife Stadium
Jacksonville at St. Louis10 a.m.CBSEdward Jones Dome
Kansas City at Tennessee10 a.m.CBSLP Field
Carolina at Arizona1:05 p.m.FOXUniversity of Phoenix Stadium
Denver at Dallas1:25 p.m.CBSAT&T Stadium
Houston at San Francisco5:30 p.m.NBCCandlestick Park
San Diego at Oakland8:35 p.m.NFL Coliseum
Monday, Oct. 07   
N.Y. Jets at Atlanta5:40 p.m.ESPNGeorgia Dome

Leave a comment Comments → 14
  1. djbargelt says:


    Man, you are doing a super job with this blog! Love all the different types of stuff you are attaching here, even including the weather, which I often go check on myself. Great Job!

    This should be a fun game to watch. Lets hope another week of practice with the O-line replacements helps to give RW a little space and time to make some plays. GO HAWKS!

  2. montanamike2 says:

    Thanks for all the info Todd, that’s covers just about everything and then some. It looks like it’ll be rainy which plays to our strength on the ground game and it makes the ball harder to catch as well. The weather report is the icing on the cake. Pretty soon i have to get ready so i’ll miss the game chat, good luck to y’all
    GO HAWKS!!!

  3. pabuwal says:

    The Seahawks have been outscored 27-10 in the First Half of Road games this year. The Seahawks have outscored their opponents 29-0 after the First Half.

    Anyone know if the Colts play more man or zone? Even if it is man, I would think Rice and Tate can get some yards against Toller and the younger brother of Vernon. The Seahawks starting WRs have combined for 25 catches, 313 yards which is pitiful. Excluding the Jaguars game, it falls to 15 catches for 146 yards. At this pace, the 2 starting WRs might not even reach 1000 yards combined!

    To me, this is the biggest problem the Offense has. When the QB has time to throw, there is nothing. I would hope the starting WRs can step up and/or we can see more Kearse and Baldwin.

  4. pabuwal says:

    montanamike2 – the Colts have played in a dome for the past 30 years.

  5. I agree. Fantastic job! Thanks.


  6. montanamike2 says:

    Yeah i forgot about that, stupid game day post.

  7. Southendzone says:

    Yep, really like the full schedule and mini-spotlight on other games in the league. A lot of excellent games with only:

    1 full-on stinker game JAX @ STL

    3 borderline stinkers but still worth watching for a bit:
    SD @ OAK
    CAR @ AZ
    NYJ @ ATL

    You might argue the PHI @ NYG but I’m still interested to watch the new Chip Kelly offense and if you can’t get excited watching Eli throw up 4 or 5 INT’s, you don’t know how to live.

  8. Todd Dybas says:

    Actually, Pabuwal, the roof here is retractable. It’s closed, at the moment.

  9. Looks like another Seattle storm front moving in to another NFL city. Seems like we’ve attracted inclement weather for most of this seasons away games. Thunder and lightening, very, very, frightening! Go ‘Hawks!!

  10. “When the QB has time to throw, there is nothing. I would hope the starting WRs can step up”

    THIS is the problem. Wilson keeps the play alive, and our WR’s are still not getting open.

    And Zach Miller is out this week too. Miller had the key block that allowed Wilson to get that 4th down in the red zone last Sunday.

  11. Southendzone says:

    Man I hope Kellen Davis studied harder, trained more, and ate his wheaties this morning. That guy so far has been like a trained assassin from The Mossad sent to destroy the Seahawks.

  12. If the weather is good = play outside in ideal conditions.
    If the weather is bad = play inside in ideal conditions.


  13. Todd – besides the dark ages of Frank who seemed to hate all of us and the Seahawks – you are proving that TNT reloads, not rebuilds. Thank you.

  14. Todd–awesome job!

    Really loved the story from Nancy about her favorite Hawk play! Made my day, especially since it involved my guy Golden Tate. Read that one out loud to my wife and son, they cracked up too! Way to start a morning off right.

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