Seattle Seahawk Thread

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    I don't have a problem with them taking Penny. I just think they could have taken him later and used that pick on Hernandez or somebody else. It was a slight reach. Then again, they probably tried to trade down and couldn't find an offer they liked...
     
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    SO happy we landed Shaquem. Such a great story and so cool to have the twins playing together again.
     
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    Completely heartbroken over the news of Paul Allen's death. He's kind of a hero to me. What an amazing life and person. RIP Mr. Allen.
     
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    It is a huge loss for humanity, the NFL and especially Seattle fans. Not only did he save the Seahawks from moving, he turned around the franchise completely.

    Can we reincarnate Paul Allen, I would be happy for him to take over the life of the pathetic bowl cut loser Marc Davis. Then he could save the Raiders as well.
     
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    Yes Madballers, from strictly a sports perspective, he was really a perfect owner... competitive but with ZERO ego... hire people, trust them, stay out of their way but cut checks when they tell you to. He saved football in Seattle and has implemented so many things to pay tribute to the fans.

    Off the field he did some amazing things.
     
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    So sad to see... and at 65.. so many years should have been ahead of him.

    i've been impressed with the Seahawks this year Bada. They got rid of some of the older guys who were no longer on board with Carroll and they seem to be building it back up. Wilson has been pretty damn impressive as well. Of course, they haven't played a ton of world beaters, but you play who is in front of you.
     
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    Yeah, Allen basically saved football in Seattle, and what makes it even more impressive is that he did it out of loyalty to Seattle, because basketball was his first love. A pity he never got to own the Sonics or he would have saved them as well, but he managed to make the Blazers a model franchise, and a successful one in a small market, and that speaks volumes about his ownership.

    Everything I've read about Allen is that he was a great guy, and a great human being. Demanding on the job, but caring anywhere else. We should celebrate having guys like him that make the world a better place.

    Funny tidbit, I've recently read a Quincy Jones quote saying that he's heard only one guy that plays the guitar similarly to the great Jimi Hendrix... and that was Paul.
     
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    Truly amazing the difference in the offensive line with Cable gone. They are playing like one of the better units in the league over the past 4 weeks. Former 1st round pick Ifedi is playing lights out under Solari after looking like a guy who had zero business being in the NFL much less starting. Having an oline rank worst or 2nd to worst in every OL metric for the past several years to being among the leaders in all the metrics with largely the same guys is quite a turnaround.

    For the life of me, I dont understand how Cable stays employed.
     
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    Another very surprising thing is the play of the defense. 4th in the league in points allowed for a unit that lost:
    Michael Bennett
    Cliff Avril
    Sheldon Richardson
    Richard Sherman
    Kam Chancellor
    Earl Thomas
    and up until this weekend's game KJ Wright

    They are not as fierce of unit as the have been, but they are not nearly the liability I thought they would be and they are playing damn good football.
     
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    Yep, and winning at Detroit is not easy. Seattle is a bit surprising (not completely, because Russ gives you a chance in any given game) and their defense is a big reason they're winning.

    Also, I've only seen highlights, but seems like Chris Carson is playing really well at RB, and that's huge for a team like Seattle.
     
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    Big win last night... keeps dim playoff hopes alive
     
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    HUGE win by the Hawks. Did not expect that. Especially considering east coast trip, 10am game, vs undefeated team at home, could not run the ball, could not stop the run, did not get one sack for the first time this season. Wilson missed a TD throw to Baldwin in 1st half but otherwise was BRILLIANT. Crazy to think with ALL the guys they lost this offseason that they have a legitimate chance at the playoffs. Firing Cable and hiring Solari was for sure the biggest positive impact. The Oline has looked completely different. And I ALWAYS love beating Cam Newton!
     
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    Love Russ! I haven't seen enough of the Seahawks this year, mainly because of lack of time, but I love watching Wilson play.

    And it's always a good day whenever the Panthers lose... :cool:
     
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    Seahawks are going to pick up the woman beater that the Niners just let go
     
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    The Redskins already picked him up on Tuesday...they were the only team to put a waiver request on him.
     
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    Bobby Wagner was amazing yet again vs Niners. Best MLB in football. And yes I am bias, but I think he is one of the best to every play the position. Not ONE missed tackle all season. He is on a streak now of over 120 tackles without a miss. Amazing. Even more amazing this is the 2nd 100+ consecutive tackle without a miss streak of his career.

    Well deserved Defensive Player of the Week.

    Cool that BWagz was mic'ed up for it as well: https://www.seahawks.com/video/mic-d-up-bobby-wagner-vs-49ers
     
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    Ohhhh.. the point of playing defense is to NOT miss tackles? Maybe i've been watching too much niner football lately.
     
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    That Bobby Wagner jersey you bought a couple of years ago was a great investment!
     
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    It's amazing how in a transition season for the Seahawks, they've done so well and have guys aiming at the top awards of the year. Wagner should get consideration for DPOY (although it's a lock for Aaron Donald, imo), Carroll for COY (I think Andy Reid will get it, and deservedly so... wouldn't complain if Carroll or Sean Payton win it, tho) and Russ should get plenty of consideration for MVP (and it's close with him, Brees and Mahomes... I think I'd take Russ over Mahomes by a hair, tho).

    All in all, a great, great season for a Seattle team that nobody expected to compete like they're doing.
     
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    Yup, very low expectations that they have far exceeded. I did not think they had a chance at the playoffs but they are looking like a lock at this point. If they win tonight, they pretty much have it wrapped up. Even if they lose to Minnesota and KC, if they beat SF and Arizona, they are pretty much in.

    Russ is having a fantastic season. He does not get attention because he does not have the 400 yards games because of low # of passing attempts but I think he should be right behind Brees and Mahomes in the MVP race.
     

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