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  1. Hammajamma says:

    Typically safe comments from Wilson, which doesn’t make them less genuine. As a white guy who also didn’t immediately register that he was only the second African American QB to win the Super Bowl, I don’t find much in his article terribly compelling, other than this:

    “The five quarterbacks in camp with us had something in common:

    Me, African-American.
    Tarvaris Jackson, African-American.
    Terrelle Pryor, African-American.
    B.J. Daniels, African-American.
    Keith Price, African-American.”

    I have to say that made me stop and think. What it means I’ll defer to RW, but it might be a first.

  2. arthurb says:

    I’m glad the photo caption for the Akron Pros noted where Pollard was seated. I was having a hard time finding him. :)

  3. Macabrevity says:

    I don’t know about you guys, but I am just overwhelmed with disgust to the point of nausea when I think about what some people have gone through just because of their skin color. If people have it in them to be so absolutely ridiculous (inhuman maybe not the right word?) it sure speaks volumes about how limited human intelligence (oxy moron?) was and still is.

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I think the Beast quake run helped set the tone for what Carroll wanted to establish in Seattle.

    This was one of my all time favorite plays.

    I’m so glad they didn’t tank to get a higher draft pick like some folks wanted.

    Who’s poking fun at the Seahawks & NFC West now? Certainly not the Saints. Lol.

    http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=seattle-seahawks&id=6639&src=desktop&rand=ref~%7B%22ref%22%3A%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fieldgulls.com%2Fnfl-rumors-seahawks-news%2F2014%2F7%2F10%2F5885553%2Fcoffee-and-cigarettes-seahawks-links-for-thursday%22%7D

  5. montanamike2 says:

    I love that run Georgia, i too believe it set the tone for Seattle.
    I’m so glad i was raised in Canada, when i was a child i didn’t care about race or intolerance, i played and befriended all kinds of kids. When i came to the ‘States and joined the army, i learned how naive i was, it’s a whole different world down here. Bigotry is something learned and i still don’t understand it. When i died, i was given a lot of blood to save my life, i don’t care who it came from, now i think i have all different races in me and i’m grateful to all who donated blood.

  6. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Nice post Montana.

  7. montanamike2 says:
  8. Singularitarian says:

    Montanamike- You don’t have to be born in Canada to grow up treating everybody equal. I grew up the same way right here in America

  9. sluggo42 says:

    It never occurred to me that RW was black, good thing Obama brought up the race issue. I would never have given it a second thought…

  10. MontanaMike–I love you man, but my brief time traveling through BC showed me that many Canadians are terribly racist. Especially against Natives and Africans.

    Ex-Seahawk Tommy Kane was also a fine hockey player in Canada, played in the same kid league as Mario Lemeiux, but the racism was so intense, it helped steer him to football. How many people of color (Native, Black, etc) play Hockey in Canada? Compared to the percent of people of color in Canada?

    I was raised to treat people like people no matter their skin color in the states, and even though we both live in state full of ignorant, racist people, neither of us are. Its about how you are raised, and whether or not you have the strength to choose to be, and stay, a fair-minded, non-racist person.

  11. Its cool RW is the second black qb to win a SB. Its fine that all Seattle’s qb’s are black.

    A bigger issue is how few black Offensive Coordinators there are in the NFL. Lots of DC’s but few OC’s. Funny…

    Im quite sure PC and JS could care less what nationality/race/whatever their qb’s are, they just look for certain traits in intelligence and onfield play.

    How come there are no starting cornerbacks who are white? Wasnt Jason Sehorn the last one? Maybe in 20 years teams will have to have at least one token white guy at Corner…lol!

    Im probably in the minority, but I really dont care to listen to RW talk or read his writing. It just bugs me. He seems a little delusional and somewhat simple. In fact, his cluelessness about life reminds me of Shaun Alexander.

  12. Beating the Saints was well worth the drop in draft pick slotting. And not just for BeastQuake.

    Matt Hasselbeck played his final game in our stadium as a Hawk, and had his best game in the NFL. Big Mike Williams tore it up, and it was a great game to watch from beginning to end. It was beautiful.

  13. Ray_Maines says:

    This years supplemental draft starts in about 30 minutes. Will the Seahawks place a bid? I’m dieing for some actual thing to talk about.

    http://seattletimes.com/html/seahawksblog/index.html

  14. chuck_easton says:

    Ray_Maines,

    The Seahawks will place 7 bids today. They will state PASS in each and every round.

  15. chuck_easton says:

    But actually it doesn’t work like that for supplemental drafts.

    You are right. I was trying to be sarcastic. Of the four players ‘available’ each team can send in a bid on any one or all of the players specifically stating the round they would offer.

    If there are more than one bid on the same player for the same round priority goes in the same Order as the previous draft. Since Seattle was 32nd in each round, Seattle would have to be the only team to bid on a particular player in the round they want and there would have to be no higher round bids.

    I’m not sure any of these guys are good enough to even consider.

    Better to let them pass through the ‘supplemental draft’ and then offer a UFA contract. No loss of a 2015 draft pick.

  16. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I really could care less if Wilson is perceived to be clueless in life so long as he keeps coming up with answers to help lead this team to more Super Bowl wins.

    Really how can he have a normal life when he is totally committed to winning Super Bowls & working to be the best QB in NFL history.

    Aren’t we lucky to have such a boring QB?

  17. Ewalters7354 says:

    Lol RW is God!

  18. RW is a nice guy. Im glad he’s our qb, and Im damned glad he isnt playing for someone else. He just irritates me from time to time. Kind of like Chris Clemons–love to watch them play, have no interest in anything they have to say outside football.

    Unlike Clemons, RW seems to spend half his off time helping sick kids, so thats cool.

    RW isnt boring so much as he’s annoying.

  19. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Do I sense a bit of Jealousy?

  20. Ray–Rarely is there anyone worth drafting in the supplemental draft. The last one I recall was Josh Gordon, and once again it looks like Holmy found a Koren Robinson…

  21. sluggo42 says:

    Kinda hit the head there Georgia, with an obsession to become the best, no wonder he is a bit uhh…..predictable? Perhaps he understands what being a “football nerd” for the first 1/3 of his life will create for the remainder of his life. And that bodes well for the Hawks…

    I play poker with a guy who used to be a pro player (RG) for a few years. He is still the total fan of the game. We talked about the hawks last night and he felt they could repeat, as their defense will be just as solid, if not better. The funny part was his assessment of RW. He said he was a decent player, but out thought his competition, where he also said krappernek was a physical freak with a monster arm, but his brain would never allow him to be great.

    Now that was funny

  22. Georgia–Lol! There you go again, trying to get me going!

    Im happily married, so I got the better of the situation there. While it would be nice to be as athletically gifted as RW, I dont envy him his work schedule–its not compatible with a family, unless you want to imitate Cats in the Cradle…

    Nope, not jealous, just annoyed that he seems like such a clueless wetbrain jesus-freak sometimes. And he writes for MMBQ, and unlike Sherm, has little to say. Lame. Again, it reminds me of Alexander–nice, but clueless and a little too self-absorbed.

  23. Sluggo–Kaep is actually far more intelligent than RW. Look it up. Even his Wonderlic score destroys RW. I dont think RW is much above average, but he more than makes up for it with his insane work ethic, focus, and positive energy.

    But Football Intelligence is totally different from IQ. Plenty of bone-stupid players were brilliant about understanding football strategy and plays etc. Kaep lacks it, or at least isnt on RW’s level yet, though his arm and athleticism is ridiculous.

  24. GeorgiaHawk says:

    What’s really annoying to me is players like T.O., Sanders, Chad Johnson, & the likes who think that just about everything they say is interesting to folks.

  25. And I think its a maturity issue with Kaep thats holding him back. He’s an overly competitive, sore-loser jackass who likes looking at himself in the mirror. RW is the opposite, a true team player meant to lead men.

    Kaep seems like the kind of kid who would be a bully–RW the one who would stand up for other kids.

  26. GeorgiaHawk says:

    STTBM

    That’s because IQ is different from EQ, & Wilsons EQ is off the charts.

    Kaep is lacking in that department.

  27. Georgia–I agree, those kinds of guys are annoying. Im less pissed now, since its become obvious that both OchoStinko and TO are severely screwed up babies. TO is a mess who has tried to kill himself a couple times, Johnson isnt far behind. I actually feel sorry for them.

    They are classic examples of a phenomenon I read about where some athletes stop maturing at about 14 or 16 mentally and emotionally because their whole life is athletics–where they are treated as Gods if they do well, and have a structure that runs their lives for them, and they are rarely if ever told NO for anything…it retards their development, and outside of organized sports they stay Mal-adjusted teenagers for life…

  28. Georgia–Agreed.

  29. CDHawkFan says:

    RW interviews a lot like Tiger Woods did about 15 – 20 years ago. Lets hope his faith in God keeps him away from falling apart.

  30. yankinta says:

    LOL,,, These Fools ranked RW 8th. smh

    At least they’re painfully willing to admit that we have the brightest Future by Far, in the NFL today.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11188289/2014-nfl-future-power-rankings-projecting-success-every-team-next-three-seasons

    I smelled Dynasty 2 years ago,, I cannot believe it’s actually coming true. Wait, I can since I foresaw it, but it’s still very Cool. :)

  31. GeorgiaHawk says:

    STTBM

    Um, I didn’t sense that from you.

  32. The guy is only 25 years old. Think about how mature and worldly you were at that age. Add to that the fact that he lived a pretty insulated life – relatively wealthy family, private school, able to focus heavily on sports. I’m not surprised the guy comes off as a bit naive, and maybe he is. It will be interesting to see how his outlook matures in the next 10-15 years.

  33. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Yanks here for the next shift.

    Gotta go.

  34. Southendzone says:

    RW comes off as a bit mechanical and repetitive in interviews, so I see where you’re coming from STT, but he does a LOT of them, he’s simply not going to stay interesting all the time.

    And it’s better than Kap, who I feel just comes off douchey in his interviews.

  35. NintyFivePercent says:

    Wilson is one of the top five interviews in the NFL. I jump off my couch every time he has a press conference. I’m just trying to make you see that you’re all brainwashed into thinking he’s mechanical and repetitive. . . smh. . . :)

    Andrew Luck is not an elite interview, just over-hyped by the media. . . smh. . . I knew this before anyone else :)

  36. South–No argument there. I just think that sincere as RW is, he’s pretty full of it. He just irritates me sometimes, just as SA did. Not that I dont thank God every day he’s ours…

    OrrObb–Well, I was more worldly and mature at 25 than I am now. Sometimes life beats you down despite your best efforts. Im half the man I was a decade ago, unfortunately.

    Georgia–“That’s because IQ is different from EQ, & Wilsons EQ is off the charts. Kaep is lacking in that department.”

    I agree. RW may not be as intelligent as Kaep in an IQ way, but Kaep is ridiculously immature and obviously lacks the X’s and O’s knowledge and understanding that RW has accumulated.

  37. CDHawkfan–Unlike Tiger Woods, RW is not utterly self-absorbed. Nor is RW an emotional baby-man, like Tiger. Nor is he humping 200 women (2 minutes at a go lol!) like Woods–or at least that seems highly unlikely.

  38. chuck_easton says:

    If we are going to start on the Kaep and RW comparision I’ll jump in.

    RW is the better of the two QB’s. Maybe not from an athletic standpoint but from a work ethic standpoint.

    I look at Kaep and I shake my head. He was adopted at birth. He was raised by an upper middle class family (who just happen to be white but that should make no difference). Kaep went to a fairly affluent school where he was provided with the resourses that allowed him to excel academically as well as athletically.

    So what’s with this ‘keepin it real’ black homie life he’s trying to portray now? He’s no more from the ‘hood than I am. In fact I probably know more about the ‘hood as I spent my entire 5 year SFPD police career working in the absolute worst projects in SF.

    Look up Double Rock (or the kill zone as it is known by the inhabitants). Look up Sunnyside Projects. Look up Potrero Hill Projects. Those were my three assigned zones.

    RW is a football player that has no desire to ‘live the life’ that seems to be the rage with the younger NFL players. He knows who he is and where he came from. He also seems to have a firm grasp on where he’s going and exactly what it’s going to take to get there.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see RW running for political office after his playing days are over.

  39. Ray_Maines says:

    No players selected in the 2014 Supplemental Draft. Like, none by nobody. So the four guys are UFA’s and I’m interested to see what happens to them now. Former Buckeye, and current Seahawk, quarterback Terrelle Pryor was a sup-draft guy.

    Ross and Shead were two guys that I thought were interesting but both had academic problems and that doesn’t fit into the JS/PC profile. Seahawks have, I think, 11 draft picks next year.

    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2014/7/10/5886889/nfl-supplemental-draft-2014-rules

  40. Southendzone says:

    Someone is reading my brainwaves cause i was gonna make a new username for the blog called 95%right, so kudos to the poster above, well done!

    As far as RW being both sincere and full of it.. seems conflicting. Until proven otherwise, I’m gonna believe he really is that good of a guy who truly believes in his religious convictions. I am buying what he’s selling and I’m 100% not a religious person.

    If he gets caught with 5 strippers and a giant bag of coke, I’ll reconsider.

  41. GeorgiaHawk says:

    5 strippers & a six pack of coke will make him my hero.

  42. I was just gonna make a new blog name YankintasEgo or YankintaIsABust! But alas I didn’t. It would only make that swollen head bigger. Ugh

  43. Southendzone says:

    I can’t even smh at his posts sometimes. Really can’t even summon up the energy to smd at them.

  44. doubledink says:

    Folks keep taking the bait that he throws out. That is what makes me smh. Ahh, I’ve done it too. I’m a little more intentional now.

  45. South–I wasnt very clear. I do believe RW is sincere, just a little clueless about life and the world. I also believe he’s a genuinely good person.

    I dont think Kaep is a good person. He’s not the devil, but he’s pretty much a douche.

  46. And I wanted to say that a few folks asked about me during my absence, and I appreciated it.

    Im going to try to be a little less harsh.

  47. Southendzone says:

    Yeah, welcome back STT, I had an elaborate plan in the works to get you back if you didn’t show up on your own.

    Step 1) Hack NFL.com and put Carp as #1 on the top 100 player list
    Step 2) Write up a fake NFL article justifying his ranking
    step 3) Get it linked in the TNT blog and wait for you to blow up.

  48. South-Lol! That might set Bobbyk off, but not me. Im expecting Carpenter to play pretty well this year. It remains to be seen if he has the killer instinct to dominate like his size/strength should allow him to, but at least he’s in shape for once.

    Im worried about Sweezy, but I am quite sure he will improve–the question is how much? Im looking forward to watching Britt–Im convinced Bowie has no chance, especially since he chose to follow Carpenters old meal and exercise plan lol!

  49. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I’m worried about losing Sweezy after he continues to work his way up to being a top Guard in the NFL.

    Breezy (Britt & Sweezy) will make rushing easy.

    It’s the wheezy bros, Carp & HyperBowie getting & staying in shape that I am more concerned about.

  50. A top Guard…thats hilarious! I’d settle for adequate, which he has to achieve before he can get to the “top” lol!

    I sincerely doubt there will be much competition for Sweezy’s services, if/when he gets comfortable. There is no way in hell Cable lets him get away! He’s the class pet!

    Yeah, Bowie showing up porky was disappointing, but I really wanted Britt to win the RT spot anyhow. At least if Carpenter goes down to injury we can put Bowie in and not have to worry.

    I will be thrilled if Sweezy comes out this year and tears it up. No one will be happier. I know he will be better, but Im not ready to count on him being a stud just yet…

    If the line can just stay healthy, they will be much better than last season, and our offense will finally take off.

  51. GeorgiaHawk says:

    You know why Sweezy will be a top Guard?
    I will let you know later.

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