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  1. Interesting the Seahwaks rarely played Nickel Defense. Bennett and Avril seemed to have snaps cut which makes sense if they rarely went to nickel.

    The Seahawks had a tough time getting off the field on third down in the first half but were much better in the second half. In a game where the two halves were complete opposites, I’d be interested in seeing a snap breakdown by half on Defense to see if they changed anything up.

  2. Actually, if they were in nickel 30-40% of the time, that is quite a bit so scratch that thought, especially given that the Bucs played with the lead the entire game.

  3. HawkfaninMT says:

    So when Bailey came on he played LT, and McQ shifted inside to LG… Or did he sub directly in to LG?

    I feel like Bowie has earned the right to play on this line when Breno is healthy. While I feel like Breno>Bowie at RT, I would like to at least here that Bowie has gotten a chance at G in practice to see what he can offer.

  4. HawkfaninMT says:

    Just for the record, I was hoping the Hawks would draft Bailey to play G in the 5th round. So when he was signed as a UDFA, I was ecstatic, and I have been a bit surprised he hasn’t gotten a turn to try his hand at G. So I am bit biased by being “Pro-Bailey”

  5. rramstad says:

    Bailey played four snaps at LT with McQ going to LG and Carp going to the sideline. Four snaps. Nothing to get excited about…

  6. Looks like John Moffitt failed to report back to the Broncos after the bye week. All you Moffitt supporters show the love. Maybe he can re-sign with the Seahawks. Has to be better than Carpenter, eh?

  7. jboard1 says:

    I’m hearing that Moffitt has quit football altogether. Not surprised.

  8. Moffit hasn’t played d-line for ten years, so he doesn’t fit the Seahawks mold for o-line.

  9. If we are going to move Carpenter to the bench for McQuistan, should we start calling Carpenter, a former first rounder, a bust?

  10. sluggo42 says:

    Sayyyyy, maybe we can bring moffit back and convert him into a nose tackle….

  11. dirtbiker_joey says:

    “Moffit hasn’t played d-line for ten years, so he doesn’t fit the Seahawks mold for o-line.”

    “Sayyyyy, maybe we can bring moffit back and convert him into a nose tackle….”

    LOL

  12. HawkFromDay1 says:

    Dang! A lot of snarkiness on the blog today!

    I think in this week’s game we’ll be missing at least 5 starters on offense. And bizarrely, I think we’re going to move the ball. Breno, Okung, Unger, Harvin, Rice all out. I’m sure Zach Miller and Marshawn are both carrying a nick or something.

    Let’s see it – still think we can move the ball.

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Who would seriously want a quitter on our team? Stupid move by Moffitt, but what do you expect.

  14. HawkfaninMT says:

    @rramstad: I am not overly excited about the 4 snaps. I was excited about him coming into the draft, as I posted. He played well in the Preseason as well, albeit against 4th Quarter of a preseason game competition. Basically, I like that he got playing time, but I was hoping it would be at G, because I feel like he could excel there. Just a fan’s opinion of course. Cable knows better than I do

  15. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Yep, I don’t see any team taking a chance on Moffitt. Once you’re a quitter, you don’t lose that label easily. He’s done in football, maybe can find work in the food biz. Medieval Times possibly.

  16. dirtbiker_joey says:

    Moffitt’s not a dumb guy, and he’s very personable. I’m sure he’ll land on his feet even if his days in the NFL are over.

  17. RDPoulsbo says:

    “Should we start calling Carpenter, a former first rounder, a bust?”

    I can’t remember when I last thought he wasn’t a bust.

    I hope they try Bailey more at LT and have McQ kick in for more plays. It doesn’t move Sweezy to the bench, but it does make another problem on the line better.

  18. ChrisHolmes says:

    Wow. The Moffit news surprises me.

    But, I guess that’s how that 3-year average length NFL career statistic gets made. Better luck to him in whatever comes next.

  19. WiscCory says:

    “I can’t remember when I last thought he wasn’t a bust.”

    Snarky or not, that made me chuckle.

    “I hope they try Bailey more at LT and have McQ kick in for more plays. It doesn’t move Sweezy to the bench, but it does make another problem on the line better.”

    If they’re going to try something like this, it should happen now. After 2 more games, Okung is back and any additional read on Bailey will have to be completed.

    I wonder if Cable has the balls to allow Bowie to move to RG after Breno is back?

  20. “I think in this week’s game we’ll be missing at least 5 starters on offense. And bizarrely, I think we’re going to move the ball. Breno, Okung, Unger, Harvin, Rice all out. I’m sure Zach Miller and Marshawn are both carrying a nick or something”

    I think so too – we had something like 300 yds in the 2nd half last week against a decent defense. RW was 15/18 for 189 yds in the 2nd half, plus a rushing TD . . .

  21. some interesting things to note in these defense stats:

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/team/_/stat/total/sort/netYardsPerGame/position/defense

    First off, looks like we were right in our assumption that Carolina’s defense was a good one, 3rd in yards allowed, 2nd fewest points allowed. Their record is now a very decent 5-3.

    And the poor Houston D, 1st in yards allowed (by a fairly wide margin), and yet they give up 27.6 ppg, compared to our 16.6 ppg. I guess that’s what happens when your offense gives up all those pick 6’s.

  22. In other news–

    Mariners hire Lloyd McClendon as their manager – Seattle Times hires Ryan Divish as the Mariners baseball beat reporter.

  23. Southendzone says:

    Congrats to Divish

    Condolences to McLendon.

  24. Ryan is gone? Good for him (but sucks for us).

  25. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Darn Divish, we liked you here! But good luck to you anyways.

  26. montanamike2 says:

    Thanks Ryan.

  27. Moffitt is taking to his new career, peeing in public at the mall.

  28. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I just watched the game again and about the time Big Red went out we started shutting the Bucs down.
    I don’t know why? Is big Red getting too big?

  29. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Lol RADEoN.

  30. HeinieHunter says:

    Carpenter is a bust, plus he always seem to be out of shape. Okung is very good but seem to alway be hurt. How many games has he played in and how many has he sat out as a Hawk?

  31. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I think this will be a statement game for the Seahawks.
    I may even go to this game and bring a sign that says Todd Dybas will be the next one to go to ESPN.

    http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2013/11/05/seattle-seahawks-are-8-1-but-falcons-can-beat-them/

  32. There has been some chatter that everyone is bringing their “A” game against the Seahawks – including, probably, the Falcons this week.

    With that being said, if the Seahawks can’t bring their “A” game this week, there’s something wrong. This is where they ended their season last year in a year that should have ended up going to SF the following week and beating the 49ers again and then playing in the Super Bowl. Most of the guys who walked off the field in Atlanta last January should be jacked to pound the crap out of this Falcons team. If they come out flat – it’s definitely a reason for concern.

  33. montanamike2 says:

    I’m with you Bobby, if we want blood then we have to dial up the intensity.

  34. Screensmoke says:

    Just curious- how long would it take cognito to get signed by another team if he was rekeased by Miami – less than 24 hrs- that’s the reality -the guy is a scumbag and i don’t care for him at all but I love him as a football player- what he did happens on every team in the NFL- people who don’t believe that are living in a dream world- he’s just one of many scumbags- I would love to have him on hawks for one reason only because he is an animal on the field – I probably upset people in this post but the whole cognito thing is getting old- the guys a psycho path( maybe)- but man can he block-that’s the reality of it for me -I don’t take this stuff personally because I have seen it first hand to many times-the media is blowing this thing way out of control just like the saints bounty garbage last year- that has gone on for years and will continue to go on who cares- the harsh reality is both these thing are part of the game and will continue to be part of the game-let’s take off the blinders,quit pointing the fingers and just enjoy the game we love- it’s a nasty, brutal hardcore game and all if this is part of it-I totally get if you think I’m crazy and don’t agree – that’s ok- I just had to throw out a little reality atleast for me.

  35. sluggo42 says:

    That’s honest smokey.

    Lots of violent jackasses in the league. Kinda goes hand in hand. Can’t say I would bring that into my clubhouse though…

  36. Sure wish we had Moffitt right now. Oh wait, he’s quit football due to sucking. Sorry, couldn’t resist. :-)

    Seriously, the guy has a good personality and I wish him luck. I’d rather listen to him than many of the talking heads out there.

  37. Smoke – I will trust the guys who have been in the seahawks locker room who say this doesn’t happen there. and they aren’t the players/coaches.

    When RW wanted to WR’s to get better with him – HE PAID for the to fly to Cali and practice together for awhile – didn’t “require them” to spen 15 grand on a required trip. yada – yada

  38. Dukeshire says:

    Screensmoke – His behavior and those voicemails *do not* happen on every team in the NFL. This guy has a pattern of unsettling behavior toward his teammates that extends back to college, where he was suspended at Nebraska after an All-American Freshman season, and being dismissed from Oregon after just one week.

    HeinieHunter – He’s played and started in 39 out of a possible 57 games in his career.

  39. Screensmoke says:

    Thanks duke- I know all that and plenty more- I’m being extreme when I say every team- the point I’m trying to make is this behavior by cognito has been going on for years with the rookiesin the NFL – Did it cross a line yes- because it was reported- this exact stuff has happened N word ( etc) voice mail(etc) for years but most rookies don’t report it because they know it’s not real -just tradition- cognito has actually cleaned up his act the last few years ( doesn’t mean he s not a scumbag however ) this gentleman from stanford went rogue called-them out on it- and quite frankly cognito is getting thrown under the bus- I’m not sayin cogs behavior is right he’s an a hole and has been like you said duke for years- the funny thing is the mama boy from stanford is the one is going to be getting black balled inside the locker room for the rest of his career if he has one if he is ever allows to show his face inside one again. One thing people who have never played in the NFL dint understand – this is a fraternity of men- a band if brothers – a group that very few are ever apart of – when this mama boy left team never told coach – talked to cognito after he left and told him everything was fine and he gas no ill feelings towards him and then 2 days kater a voice message from April is being sent to the media-I’m not buying this whole thing – more will be revealed – this guy has done other issues going on?i guess I’m old school and kind of traditional but u think mama boy doesn’t want to or can’t handle playin football relating to depression? This whole thing is getting more and more convoluted. The media makes me sick especially blow hards like Trent dilfer who forgot what it was like strap it in every week in a vert shirt time- I don’t even waste my time talking to that glamour boy anymore- anyways I’ve obviously hot way carried away here

  40. confucious says:

    I don’t see carp as a bust. He plays well next to okung. I think it’s a chemistry/experience thing. This will basically be his first full year if you take into account injuries.

  41. MEhawkfan says:

    I checked out that link to the bleacher report… just because I read all things Seahawks to help get me from Monday to Sunday. I do like this bit:

    “Earl Thomas continues to force his name into the Defensive Player of the Year conversation with his outstanding play. Thomas was all over the field and made a large number of amazing plays that gave the Seahawks a chance to come back and win this game. He even added an interception that was called back on a phantom pass interference penalty.”

    — Keith Myers- bleacher report

    As for Incognito, yeah, I’m sure he’s a “dirtbag.” (Thanks Jim Mora) Like probably everyone else, I read the voice message he left. My take, he was just talking junk. Maybe that was his way of trying to toughen the kid up. I could be wrong; I certainly don’t know, but I would guess there is more to the story. Now, the money that was allegedly paid out is a different story. I am interested to see what ultimately comes out about that… if anything ever does.

  42. montanamike2 says:

    I’ll reiterate what i said yesterday; with the new CBA, rookies don’t get that huge payday until they have earned a second contract. With the wage scale changes vets should go easier on making rookies pick up 15-20,000 dinners and such. It’s time to change the initiation to something that won’t kill the rookies financially.

  43. montanamike2 says:

    I won’t even get into forcing rookies to buy multi millionaires jet skis
    and other expensive toys. Tradition is a poor excuse for abuse.

  44. Dukeshire says:

    Screensmoke – Of course hazing has been around since the beginning. But from all accounts this is more than simply an awkward haircut, or carrying vets helmets into the locker-room, or singing your school’s fight song in the cafeteria. I do agree however that Martin will carry this stigma around the rest of his career, and more about this will come out.

    I guess I fall out here: 1 – I wouldn’t want Incognito’s dumb ass in Seattle, no matter how bad their line currently is, and 2 – I’m grateful Carroll and the organization has bigger goals in mind than encouraging this destructive behavior, that get’s one no closer to a Super Bowl victory.

  45. ChrisHolmes says:

    “I wouldn’t want Incognito’s dumb ass in Seattle, no matter how bad their line currently is”

    Same here. I have no tolerance for that sort of behavior. It’s bullying. Plain and simple.

    I hope Incognito never plays again.

  46. rramstad says:

    I thought it was interesting on MNF that Scott Pioli said they never seriously considered Incognito, that the stuff they heard was too disturbing out of college, and that he’d never allow a guy like that in any locker room he had any control over.

    I feel the exact same way and think that any argument based on “this is the way it’s been, Incognito is just a fall guy, hazing is part of the NFL” is just a fake argument. We also used to put black men in chains at night so they wouldn’t run away.

    I love the fact that our front office and coaching staff will not would not and do not allow this sort of stuff to happen with our Seahawks.

    Our big “hazing” ritual is the free turkey coupon, which I think is hysterical…

  47. “I guess I fall out here: 1 – I wouldn’t want Incognito’s dumb ass in Seattle, no matter how bad their line currently is, and 2 – I’m grateful Carroll and the organization has bigger goals in mind than encouraging this destructive behavior, that get’s one no closer to a Super Bowl victory.”

    Amen. And to add to it, I don’t think Carroll would allow teammates to treat each other that poorly. I recall that one of his three mantras was “protect the Team”, treating a fellow teammate as Incognito did doesn’t fit that equation.

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