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Morning links: Final 4 games will decide Hawks’ fate

Post by Eric Williams on April 18, 2012 at 6:50 am with 86 Comments »
April 18, 2012 6:53 am

John McGrath of The News Tribune begrudgingly gives the NFL props for dominating the sports news cycle in the middle of April with the league’s annual schedule release.

Of course, like several others he points out the waste of time three-hour shows devoted to the schedule by ESPN and the NFL Network have become.

But McGrath also gives us an early break down of Seattle’s schedule, and he believes the Seahawks’ fate will be decided in the final four games.

McGrath: The second quarter is tough. It calls for three on the road (at Carolina, at San Francisco, at St. Louis), with the only home game against the Patriots on Oct. 14.

“The third quarter is a mixed bag: home for the Vikings and the mood-swinging, soap-opera troupe that is the Jets, followed by an ideally placed open date – in the middle of the season – before the Seahawks take their talents to South Beach and play the Dolphins. Then it’s on to Chicago on Dec. 2 for the only potentially inclement-weather date on the road.”

Will Brinson of CBS Sports puts two Seattle games on his 10 worst games of 2012 list – Seattle at Buffalo on Dec. 16, and Minnesota at Seattle on Nov. 4.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times offers his thoughts on the Seahawks schedule.

ESPN’s Mike Sando breaks down Seattle’s schedule.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides a report on Day 2 of Seattle’s conditioning program, which includes a photo of Marshawn Lynch doing bicep curls with a ski mask on.

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports notes the Bills have yet to win in Toronto since striking a deal to play there every year in 2008.

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated puts Seattle’s contest against Green Bay as his can’t miss game for Week 3.

Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network picks the Patriots to win the AFC and the Packers to win the NFC after taking an early look at the schedule.

Chris Case of Yahoo Sports writes that the Pittsburgh Steelers throwback uniforms appear to be inspired by bumble bees.

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  1. mindnbrad says:

    That dude looks as unhappy wearing that thing as I am having to look at that thing. And is he in the shower???

  2. Soggybuc says:

    Notice how you don’t see a the “Swoosh” on that Uni? how ugly does it have to be for Nike to not want anything to do with it?

  3. HawkfaninMT says:

    Theres a Swoosh on the left leg… Nike misses no opportunities!

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Looks like a damned prison uniform. I guess too, the picture was taken in a bathroom, so toilets are nearby for when he throws up.

    I can’t wait for that Monday Night game against GB. That will be so fun to attend.

  5. Soggybuc says:

    Was checking out Banks mock 5.0 where he has us taking Coples again and his statement of if PC and the staff can motivate him blah blah!
    UTTER BS!!
    The truth is it will be Red and Bane, it will be Kam and Earl it will be Tru telling QC to watch Beast to see what the word effort means. We have a young D thats building a great chemistry and playing with a tremendous amount of pride.
    QC has the talent no question but the more I think about the less worried I become because the unit has the leadership and all the tools to light a fire under the boys behind. makes sense with the scandals and coaching changes that it affected him mentally. players are still human after all. QC will be fine if get him. he will not want to let the locker room down.

  6. chuck_easton says:

    So,

    Now that the sched is out it’s time to deal with the REALLY important issue.

    What two games will Seattle break out the greys? My guess is the two Nationally televised cames, so Week 3 against GB and the SF game on Thursday night.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    Well, I agree that leaders within the lockerroom can motivate other players. But it’s the culture that Carroll has fostered (and the players he’s brought in) is what people point to as a motivater.

  8. chrisj122 says:

    Those Steeler throwbacks is gonna make the players look like the little bee girl from the “No Rain”, Blind Melon video.
    Lol……

  9. Dukeshire says:

    I thought Seattle didn’t file the paperwork to wear alternate uniforms this season.

  10. Soggybuc says:

    LOL missed that HFiMT, but I guess the had to so they put it somewhere that would get easily missed. rarely does Nike do understated.

  11. chuck_easton says:

    Seattle didn’t file the paperwork to wear throwback uniforms.

    The new contract with Nike allows every team to have an Alternate Jersey and to wear it two times during the season.

    Seattle won’t get to sport the classic Blue and Silver, but they get two games in the Wolf’s.

  12. Soggybuc says:

    You are 100% correct Duke that Pete the FO and Ownership deserve credit for fostering a positive atmosphere that appeals to the players. we can all agree a fun work environment works better.
    Case in point would the decision to let Nike go all out with the new Uni’s. while fans and pundits had a mostly negative reaction to them (me included) the guys who don the pads overwhelming loved them.

  13. mojjonation says:

    Weren’t the swooshes on the Seahawks uniforms in the middle of the shoulders? You can’t tell from that picture, but there may very well be a bright yellow swoosh in the middle of all that black. And it’s not if Flynn will be starting game three, it will be if he made it through the first two games of the season as the starter. As much as PC AND JS say everything is a competition, Flynn is head and shoulders above TJ.

  14. Dukeshire says:

    chuck_easton – Thanks for the clarification.

  15. Hey guys, I’m moving from Hawaii to Tampa in a month, so even though they aren’t playing Tampa this year, I’m thinking about driving the family down for the Miami game. Have any of you gone to many stadiums as the visitor? How bad are the fans toward visiting fans? Would it be a bad idea to bring the family? Just curious. Could be a great time or a bad experience…

  16. BTW, thought the prison uniforms for the Steelers was perfect–especially for Rapistburger… ;oP

  17. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “Oh no! We have a crises on our hands! Oh no!!”

    Never mind that the College players can take,( addictive ), prescription pain killers or risk their health and/or possible future NFL careers so the universities can reep millions of bucks off these players without compensating them at all.

    “How dare these players smoke this weed and possibly decrease their aggressive play that may help our teams success and improve our ratings, rankings and cash flow!”

    ” We need more growth hormones! Stimulants! And pain killers! And we can do this legally! Who cares if they get addicted to them, That will be someone elses problem after they graduate.”

    ” How dare they smoke that weed !!!” Lol.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7819005/ncf-tcu-marijuana-problem-just-one-many-elite-college-programs-espn-magazine

  18. Dukeshire says:

    rgbuckl – I’ve been to quite a few opposing stadiums, and for the most part, it’s absolutely fine. Of course there are some comments, but almost always in fun. The exception is Oakland: it’s miserable. And surprisingly, Arizona can be a little dicey. But I’ve been to Denver wearing Seahawk gear. Fine. KC. Fine. San Diego. Fine. SF. Fine. I can’t imagine Miami would be a hostile environment, especially if you have your family in tow. I think you’re far more likely to get ribbed or hassled if you were with a pack of dudes. For the most part, families are left alone.

  19. Nike sucks, wish the Steelers had to play in those unis fulltime, then the Hawks wouldn’t standout so much in ridiculousness. It’s so much bullshit that people are still harping on weed as a drug. All those prescription pills that are out there are so many times worst and have insane side effects, but they are legal. What a joke. F the pharmaseutcal companies and the people supporting them. I hate that shit. Anyways, I’m hoping that the Hawks fate will be decided long before the last 4 games with them just smashin some ass and putting Seatown back on the map early. Give Sports Center something to talk about besides our ugly ass jerseys.

  20. RDPoulsbo says:

    People can follow the crowd on Coples, but I’ve seen enough film to know the difference between playing your assignment and being lazy. If he’s there at #12, it should be a no brainer. Just one more week to go…

    Not sure if the Steelers uni is a rejected horse jockey outfit or a rejected Ducks uni. As for the Seahawks wolf gray, I’ve been wondering if it can be used in the first place. It looks too much like away whites.

  21. rgbuckl…I went to Charlotte to see our Seahawks play the Panthers, and there were just as many Seahawk jerseys in the stadium as there were Panthers jerseys. It was a blast. No issues with idiots. Am looking forward to going with my brother this season in full-on Seahawk gear.

  22. rgbuckl, I think you’ll be fine in Miami. I went there many years ago and the fans were great. The worst fans I encountered were in Philadelphia (I went there twice) and Baltimore (where a big guy gave me a shove). Washington fans weren’t bad. Best fans were in Miami. Just don’t wear a Flynn jersey! :-)

  23. HawkfaninMT says:

    Mock draft that doesn’t mean anything of the day!!

    1) Courtney Upshaw, Elephant/SLB
    2) Reuben Randle, WR
    3) Bruce Irvin, DE (Brocks role this year, Leo next year)
    4) Michael Egnew, TE
    6) Russell Wilson, QB
    7) Edwin Baker, RB

  24. HarbaughsMother says:

    The schedule works out well for the Seahawks, they really got a few favors handed their way from the NFL.

    Good times are here again — NFC West championship or bust.

    We’re back, baby.

  25. Macabrevity says:

    This is a great thread, dying of laughter from the Steeler jersey comments, and I really like the points being made about our locker room atmosphere and how it would influence QC positively.

    Plus somebody said Rapistburger… figured people had forgotten, but that guy pushed me dangerously close to boycotting the NFL outright. What a complete slug of a human being. I know people like to believe in 2nd chances, and innocent until proven, blah blah… the facts of the case (along with his past history) were enough to convince me. Superbowl theft aside, Rapistburger makes them my least favorite team in all sports (close 2nd is QB Dogkiller’s Eagles).

  26. Macabrevity says:

    As for the weed posts…doesn’t seem to affect B-ballers. I had a musician friend with a practise space downtown, right down the street from the coliseum. Guys from the Sonics used to drop by pre-game to buy, visiting players too… those guys were pretty much all baked, and still seemed capable of some pretty astonishing feats of athleticism.

    Can’t smoke it myself, but don’t see what all the negative fuss is about. The war on weed actually creates a lot of secondary crime, prison problems, etc. would be easier just to tax it, and let the big tobacco giants rake in even more money with something that apparently doesn’t kill people. Would create revenue, and possibly see a drop in secondary crime.

  27. raymaines says:

    Macabrevity: I couldn’t agree more. You don’t want to smoke? Fine, don’t. You don’t want an abortion? Fine, don’t get one. Tax it. Control it. Keep it out of my face. Keep it safe, etc. etc.

  28. chuck_easton says:

    Won’t delve to deeply into the whole political history side of things, but if you ever are bored do some research about how/when the ban on Hemp and other such products came about.

    Not at all what I thought. It has nothing to do with the safety of the product, it has everything to do with keeping migrant workers in check.

  29. Dukeshire says:

    The prohibition on hemp went into effect at the same time prohibition on alcohol did. Of course, only one was lifted.

  30. I believe it had to do with Mexican workers, tryin’ to make things harder on them back in the day

  31. Soggybuc says:

    That’s because only one has commercial uses other than consumption =)

    To those that have never tried it’s not that it is a painkiller like the pills are, it’s more that is an excellent muscle relaxer. even the potent stuff has a milder effect than any pill does. that’s why so many athletes prefer to use it.
    That’s funny about the Sonics and NBA players. I always said that Sam Perkins was baked out of his gourd every game.

  32. Now its just big businesses tryin to peddle their own drugs for a profit

  33. I didn’t realize I was on the HIGH TIMES blog!not too surprised based on half the comments I read on this thing that I’m dealing with BAKERS!Light it up DUUUDDDDE!

  34. seahawk44 says:

    Soggybuc….
    I always thought that about Perkins too.

  35. RDPoulsbo says:

    I’m pretty ambivalent about the the whole pot thing. It’s not my thing. Beer is my vice, particularly micros.

    One thing that’s always bothered me about legalizing though is the one industry that has the distribution and capital in place to sell it are the tobacco companies. Does anyone who wants to use it legally believe they’re going to sell you a pure product?

  36. Back to football please? Though its not like Ive never gone off on tangents before..

    I would like to see Seattle get either DeCastro or one of the top DE’s in the first (or Fletcher Cox)–Coples, Ingram, Mercilus, Perry–and a LB like Zack Brown, Donta Hightower, Bobby Wagner, LaVontae David, or Mychal Kendricks in the second round. Though I really would love to see CB Trumaine Johnson from Montana in Seattle. He’s freakishly talented and has great size.

    I want a good RB prospect with size, and if Lioka or whatever his name is falls, I would love another S with crazy size behind Thomas and Chancellor: injuries happen regularly.

    I want another DT prospect as well. And I hate to say it, but qb Russell Wilson is probably gonna go in the fifth round at the lastest: and I am kinda liking the idea of grabbing him in the fourth, since we dont have a fifth if Im not mistaken.

  37. GeorgiaHawk says:

    RDPoulsbo- Beer is my vice too, however I won’t pass up a freebee from time to time. Lol, and a bag of munchies.

    And I am so jealous about all the great micro beer that is available in the Northwest. You just don’t get that here in the Southeast, except for a few like sweet water 420.
    Even the airports in Seattle and Portland have a much better selection of Micro beer than most bars or restuarants in the Atlanta metro area.

  38. GeorgiaHawk says:

    OK, back to football.

    STTBM- I like Bobby Wagner but do you think we would have to move up some in the second round to get Hightower?

  39. “High”tower? Just couldn’t stay focused on football now could ya?

  40. I wonder how many Steeler fans were upset when they changed from those bumble bee uniforms to the next design?

  41. I wish the Stealers had worn those unis for SB XL

  42. Dukeshire says:

    GeorgiaHawk – Here in Portland, I work and live less than a 5 minute walk from Rogue, Deschutes, and Bridgeport breweries. And an honest to goodness, 5 minute drive from Widmer, Laurelwood, and Hopworks. I live in a blessed area.

  43. Dukeshire says:

    Sorry… now back to football.

  44. Duke – I’m still having a tough time picking out a game!

  45. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Dukeshire- Your blessed! I’m about ready to move back to Oregon, For more than just the Micro beer.

    Now I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that Coples will be our first round pick.

  46. I’m not a big Coples guy but I’ll be 100% on his bandwagon if that’s who we take next week.

    Let me rephrase: I’m a huge fan of his talent. I’m a bit worried about the 948 people who seem to say the same thing about his heart, desire, passion, etc. If we take him, I’ll assume/hope that our FO has enough evidence to know that many of those reports weren’t 100% accurate. Still, nothing will matter until he proves to us on the field that he’s legit.

  47. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I just have a gut feeling that Coples will be the pick despite his desire and passion ?s. I think that Carroll will be confident enough to take a chance on his upside because of his coaching success with other players that had possible ?s.

    And yes I have about all but given up on DeCastro after hearing lately how much KC likes him. Dam!!! coin toss!

  48. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I have all but. I mean other than I have about all but. Whatever!

  49. One positive about the new CBA is that most rookies won’t earn their big bucks until their second contract (especially with us picking at #12 instead of the crap contracts handed out to bums like Curry). This would keep the carrot in front of Coples to a degree for four years. Not that I would have a problem making millions, but there’s many more millions to be made if you’re productive in that first contract.

  50. Georgia, get Coples out of your mind. You’ve already sent DeCastro to K.C. and now you are going to send QC to Buffalo.

    You remember the scene in Ghostbusters where they had to clear their minds or “Gozar” would come and destroy them in whatever form they had thought of? The Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man cometh.

  51. raymaines says:

    BobbyK: The CBA also keeps the carrot out in front of Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, and Doug Baldwin.

    There will be weeping and wailing in Seahawkville two years from now as some of these guys price themselves out of our market.

    Drafting great young talent is a blessing, but there is a second side to the coin.

  52. I never heard that any of those players had questions about their drive, determination, motivation, etc. coming out of college though? That was my point.

    Okung makes huge money (#6 pick before CBA was changed) but I have no worries about his motivation for ’12.

  53. Seahawks2620 says:

    I am so tired of the speculation, in regards to the draft. Just want it to be here.

  54. Dukeshire says:

    As high of a priority as Carroll places on the secondary, I’d be surprised if Earl and Sherman were allowed to even see FA, and I think Kam would also be a priority, if after Thomas.

    Bobby – GB Monday night will be nuts. But there are some grea ones to choose from, no doubt.

  55. Duke – I’d most like to come for the Green Bay game, but then I’d have to take two days off. The Sunday games only require taking one day (Monday) off. That’s the only hangup there.

  56. Dukeshire says:

    Yeah, I hear you. Home opener against 9ers? Dallas and the Jets will be fun too. I can’t wait…

  57. raymaines says:

    Thank God Mooch is da man.

    I can’t think of anybody I would want to replace PC at this point.

    I mean honestly, who would you rather have than PC? Belicheck isn’t leaving NE. Nick Saben? Sarkisian? Some dodo offensive co-ordinator from someplace you’ve never heard of? TG for Mooch.

  58. Seahawks2620 says:

    raymaines- Maybe not, but possibly Gruden if he were interested.

  59. Dukeshire says:

    Carroll loves the Arkansas fight song. Lol. Sure…

  60. Don’t you love the always predictable Carroll-hating comments on the pft.com site whenever there’s a mention of Carroll? There’s no more than a handful of coaches in the league I’d rather have for this team at this time. I don’t hear many Hawks fans complaining about him.

  61. wabubba67 says:

    What makes anybody think that if Coples wasn’t motivated in college to become a high draft choice (top 5) and get more money at that spot, that he would be motivated in the pros after receiving his multi-million dollar contract? The defense has been transformed because we have young, high energy guys on it that have pride and our hungry for team and individual success. Stay away from this guy.

    Draft great physical specimens that love football and have a high motor…

    DeCastro
    Richardson (too talented to pass up if there, even though it is not a huge position of need)

  62. wabubba67 says:

    “are” not “our” in the first paragraph. Need to proofread…as a teacher I know better.

  63. Arkansas tried to swipe Carroll like they swiped Bobby Petrino from Atlanta. I wonder how much they were willing to pay him. I can’t believe how much college coaches make. Petrino was getting $3.5 million or so. (He gave his 25-year-old mistress 20 grand in cash, which was pocket change for him. Also got her a job that 159 people had applied for.)

    On a related topic, it’s really unfair that players can’t enter the NFL directly from high school or after their freshman or sophomore years. They should be allowed to make money from their talent, instead of colleges (and coaches) making millions off them. If they can add two years to their pro careers, they should be able to.

  64. wabubba67 says:

    I agree with the sentiment, canfan, but it would likely take years off of their careers (not add to them). You would have 30 something year old men playing with 18 year old boys…ouch!

  65. Question for the group:

    If Vontaze Burfict is available in the 4th round, do you take him? How about the 6th?

  66. wabubba67 says:

    Carson–maybe the 60th.

  67. Macabrevity says:

    I’m slowly starting to warm to the idea of Coples myself… and cooling a bit on Mercilus – solely due to all you guys who keep saying his stats were scheme-related more than anything else.

    Although I love Kuechly as a player – that has become my biggest fear at #12 right now. I just don’t see how he makes us better than last year. Big upgrade over Heater? Not so sure… Added pass pressure? Nope. Love the guy, but that really seems like a position we can A: get in later rounds or B: Live without if we have to.

    What about a wealth of riches scenario where we draft Coples, and Vinny Curry somehow slides in the 2nd round. Would be interesting to stockpile there… Curry’s definitely a weakside rusher, where Coples can play anywhere.

  68. Macabrevity says:

    No more showing the player on the phone before the pick is announced! Booya!

  69. Wabubba67 Stick with teaching not scouting football players!We could care less about your grammar! Just a little FYI!

  70. wabubba67 says:

    JIRISH–Why so hostile? Burfict is an idiot that I would not take at any point in the draft. Doesn’t wrap up, is slow, can’t shed blocks and is undisciplined. There are far safer picks than Coples…you have to get the first round right (DeCastro/Richardson).

    As for my grammar while typing, I want people to understand what I write without having to decipher the text…admittedly, I also have a little bit of pride in using my education daily.

  71. RDPoulsbo says:

    It’s kind of crazy to think of college head coaches as the highest paid public employees in the country by far. Even more than presidents and governors. I think it reflects that it’s a high dollar business the NCAA keeps pretending it’s not.

    All these arguments against Coples are vague and ambiguous. If anyone can show me specifically why he’s such a gamble, I’d like to see it. When people talk about QB intangibles, even that is pretty easy to look at like adjustments after an INT, movement in the pocket, communication on the sidelines, etc. I still like Mercilus even though he’s on the small side. When you can get 17 forced fumbles in 2 years, you’re a playmaker regardless of scheme.

    I may be on the Coples bandwagon, but if they get Mercilus, Floyd, Kuechly, or DeCastro, I’ll be happy. It’s not like they’re drafting top 5, so you can’t fall in love with a single player.

  72. Dude, I am a little nervious about Coples, but think about it, it was his senior year, the team was screwed from the get go with drama, and he was playing out of position. All that and the college life style, I can’t really blame him for looking like he wasn’t 100% in it all the time, but you can’t help but be a litte skeptical. Also, what Carolina D player has made an impact in the NFL?

  73. If he falls to us and we grab him, I won’t be mad.

  74. Palerydr says:

    I watched 6 or 7 you tubes on Coples and I’ll preface this with I’m not an NFL talent evaluater. What I saw was him getting stood up frequently with little push in one on one situations. When he made plays it was mostly due to the play being run right at him. He also rarely chased down the play away from him. I remember someone ran a reverse and after getting stood up on the line he just stood there when he realized it was a reverse coming back at him his response was almost comical. He appeared to look completely lost for a full second as if he were a second behind, which he was. He forced the play wide but I can’t forget his first response when he realized “oh my god they are running a reverse at me what do I do!” The thing that I saw that disturbed me the most was his lack of effort in chasing down plays that went away from him. If we draft him than it’s in my best interest as a fan of the Hawks that he does well but I have reservations he will be able to do so. I also heard him do an interview on 710 and he doesn’t speak very clearly he’s not dumb but he gave me the impression he’s no Rhodes scholar either.

  75. RDPoulsbo says:

    Also, what Carolina D player has made an impact in the NFL?

    Julius Peppers and Dre Bly for starters. But you do realize how poor an argument this is, right? When was the last time a Baylor QB was ever drafted in the 1st round? People here are also big on Curry (myself included), but when has Marshall had an impact player in the NFL?

  76. wabubba–Some people love to troll and make snide comments. They seem to like riling folks up and getting them to troll along with him. Ive fallen for it more than once. Nice job on not joining the fray. And I for one appreciate grammar, though I often mangle the language horribly myself.

    I think the bad-talk about Coples is mostly lazy groupthink and a few folks who are trying to help him slide, like Ruskell with Sapp and the Cowturds with Dez Bryant. Im sure teams outside the top-10 have him rated the highest pass rusher and would love to see him fall.

    I will be fine with whoever we get, as long as we dont pass on DeCastro, and our DE/DT plays well. If we get the first or second pass rusher taken, they better produce like it. As long as they do, I dont care if the pick is Mercilus, Ingram, Perry, Cox, or whoever.

  77. Palerydr says:

    As for Kuechly I have to give credit to Brock Huard for pointing out that if the Hawks draft him then don’t be shocked to see him line up at the Will LB as he has the speed needed there to make plays all over the field. I know we resigned Hill but Pete loves players that can play more than 1 position and Barret Ruud is known more for his ability to cover the pass in a cover 2 system than his ability to stuff the run. If drafted then I would expect those 2 to be the LB in our nickel package. With the high % of plays that teams run with 3 wides having 2 LB that can cover sideline to sideline wouldn’t be a bad thing to me. That could help the pass rush by getting coverage sacks.

  78. Palerydr says:

    The only Marshall players that come to mind are Chad Pennigton and his favorite college target Randy Moss. To me it’s a poor evaluation to compare players from the same schools as each individual will be himself not the guy who played there before. Projecting they will be like the guy who played there before is like saying all lottery numbers will come out the same not gonna happen.

  79. Palerydr says:

    As for Carolina d players how about Lawrence Taylor he only changed how the game is played. Again a poor argument.

  80. palerydr – I agree about coples. I am in no way, shape or form a talent evaluater, but i watched the youtube highlight video of him and was not impressed. I ditto pretty much everything you said about how he made no plays unless it was run right at him, and other plays it looks like he gave up immediately. Even on plays where he broke the LOS, he was rarely gets a sack and is always a step behind. The NFL game is faster, and i do not see him being productive. Hopefully he is not our guy in this draft. If he is, i sure hope PC can make him a great pass rusher.

  81. Poulsbo, come on man, I’m on your side, read my other post. Everybody is comparing him to peppers, at least body type, I was being sarcastic, but I guess its hard to tell, but at least read my following post

  82. PFT’s Florio (otherwise known as “that douche Florio”) hates Carrol because FLorio met Jim Mora in an airport, and Mora was really nice to him and fed his ego and talked football with him. Seriously. Thats it. Florio talked about it. So when Mora predictably was fired after his one pathetically disastrous season in Seattle, and Carrol was hired, Florio has since spent every opportunity to talk about the Hawks bashing Allen and Carrol and talking up that juvenile spazz idiot Mora.

    Carrol obviously is slimy about the USC/Reggie Bush scandal, and I dont like it. Its obvious he knew something was up and looked the other way. But 90% of college coaches would do the same. Carrol isnt a saint, but his worst coached game was better than Mora’s best. And as for slimy, remember Mora’s press conferences where he always talked about “accountability” as per the players, but never the coaching staff or himself?! Remember him blaming a loss on two Mare missed field goals, when the coaching staff made gaffes that likely cost us 14 points?!

    Even if Carrol suffered a stroke, lobotomy, and Alzheimers, Id take him as coach over Mora.

  83. Dukeshire says:

    Huard is a moron. If Seattle selects Kuechly, he either plays Mike (where he should) or Sam, and Wright is moved over. If Hill’s not the starter at Will, then Smith will be. Part of Kuechly’s appeal in the middle here, is his under-valued athleticism, which will allow him to cover TEs running the seam when Seattle is in cover 2, which they run a lot. He is capable of so much more than simply pursuit, which is the predominant role the Will plays for a Carroll defense. Huard is as dumb as a bag of hammers, if I may.

  84. Palerydr says:

    Now Duke didn’t you just use my own phrase guess I forgot to get a copyright on that 1. :) Regardless I will defer to your knowledge of how the defense works. I see a guy in Kuechly who has sideline to sideline coverage ability when paired with a guy like Ruud would improve the overall pass defense regardless of where they line up. So I guess I’m not to bright in thinking that would work. NP it’s all good.

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