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  1. Quinton Dunbar Situation

    Because the NFL is stupid. Elliott was never convicted or formally charged with domestic violence (from what I saw/read it was his bat **** crazy girlfriend that likely inflicted wounds herself) and yet was still suspended... because.... reasons?
  2. Yep. Of the major USA sports: Basketball, hockey, and soccer are the easiest. Action is basically non-stop, put the ball/puck in the goal/net and you're done. Soccer/Hockey have offsides which can get a LITTLE more weird, but that's about it. Baseball is fairly simple. 3 Strikes you're out. 4 balls you're on base. Goal is to go from 1st base to home plate for a run. Football is complex. You've got all the penalties, the 4 downs, touchbacks, multiple ways to score (safety, XP, touchdown, 2 pt. conversion, field goal), the offense/defense consist of different players (none of the other sports has that), there's the whole yardage thing which can dynamically change based on penalties, etc. Then there's different packages based on the play you're running (you often are not substituting players in the other sports unless they need rest, American football strictly has players sub out pending the package you want to run, which is generally dictated by down, etc.). That's the order of the 3 easiest to hardest. Source: Me trying to explain to women. Fine call me sexist, but in most cases that's the measure of ease. My past girlfriends/female relatives have understood easiest to hardest in that order. Also, generally in my experience out of all the sports I hear people cheer the most in NFL when they should NOT be cheering... or screaming at the TV with "WTF!?!? NOOOOO" when they should be happy with the result - i.e, zero clue how the game works. The other sports I rarely hear that.
  3. Free Agency

    I heard Hyde is UP to $4M (so that means incentives). Hyde will be 30 at the start of the season so I think Seattle is just trying to get some insurance behind Carson since Penny wont be ready and Dallas is a rookie. Hyde has an injury history but not that many NFL carries for his age, so maybe he produces. He's coming off his best season where he ran behind a pretty pedestrian line in Houston. Granted he's not going to much better in Seattle (maybe Lewis will pan out). I think Freeman at 28 is searching for a 3 year $21M type of a deal, which just doesn't make sense for Seattle to sign.
  4. Seahawks Schedule 2020

    I think it's a pretty favorable schedule. Outside of the division, most of our difficult games are at home, and easier games on the road (could argue Eagles/Bills are decent, but both winnable games). Helps we have the pedestrian Dolphins who probably wont even start Tua this year, the terrible Skins, and the Patriots without Brady as well.
  5. No comp pick for Clowney

    Yah but it wasn't too much, and Clowney helped make our team competitive. It's worth it if you go deep in the playoffs and reach the Super Bowl. I'd argue Seattle had a good shot at that until half their f'ing offense went down in the final weeks of the season. Had a good shot to win the division and lock up HFA.
  6. 1st Round: Jordyn Brooks / ILB / Texas Tech

    Chastised by who? Wagner was still good last year but nowhere NEAR the elite linebacker he was in prior years... Wagner IMO is a hall of famer, but he's not far off from a major injury or just wearing down. Guy just took WAY too many hits (with all the tackles) in his career. KJ Wright has not been the same since his injury in 2018. Kendricks is gone. Barton did not look good last year. Yes he's a rookie and I get a later pick, but he can't remotely fill in (YET, still time for development). Burr-Kirven is a complete unknown. We were actually DANGEROUSLY thin at linebacker and if Wagner/Wright go down this year (or in Wright's case continue to be mediocre from his 2019 campaign) we have a MAJOR hole at LBer.
  7. Seattle cuts Britt and Fluker

    Makes sense Finney would be our starter. He did an okay job filling in for the Steelers last year given he was coming off the bench (this year he'll have a full offseason to get reps with the starters). I'd have to think the $12M freed up will create a play for Everson Griffen. I think Griffen will be available for around $10M per year as he's approaching 33 and his off field issues in 2018 will create concern. Seattle really has never had an issue with bringing in guys with off field/character concerns, so I really don't think that will prevent them here. I loved Clowney's play last year and he graded as one of (if not THE) highest edge rusher in the NFL according to PFF (after games like San Fran it's obvious to see why) but Clowney has injury issues and work ethic issues in College + early NFL. I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable giving him some 5 year $90M ($50M) guaranteed contract. We've spent HIGH EDGE draft capital on Green, Collier, Taylor... I'd like to see some of those guys develop and plugged in and supplement with a cheaper EDGE veteran leader, which is typically what Seattle always has done in the past. We've never really paid HUGE money on a DE, so I can't imagine Clowney is going to get resigned for anything more than $15M per year (from Seattle) which is far below what he's looking for.
  8. 4th Round: DeeJay Dallas / RB / Miami

    Should pair well with Lewis who also is a nasty run blocker and has a mean streak attitude. I would still assume Carson/Penny are the guys, but after those late season injuries... who knows.
  9. 4th Round: Colby Parkinson / TE / Stanford

    This is the one pick that baffled me. Olsen, Hollister, Dissley, Johnson, and Willson. I guess a few of those guys will be cut because we can't go into the season with 5+ tight ends. I also don't understand the Parkinson pick because Seattle asks a lot out of their tight ends for blocking, and that's a major weakness for Parkinson. I like all our other picks, but this one was a major head scratcher for me.
  10. 6th Round: Freddie Swain / WR / Florida

    Best thing about Swain is he has some decent return ability. Seattle had a bottom 5 worst kick return average and bottom 10 worst punt return average, and were at times marching out Lockett (#1 WR) to fill in. Just fail all around there. Swain despite being a 6th round pick should make the team on the fact he can cover return duties, alone. GREAT way to end the draft.
  11. 3rd Round: Damien Lewis / OG / LSU

    Well you know how Seattle is... take a guard or center and 'convert' them to a tackle... Swear this team doesn't know how to draft O-Lineman. At this point Lewis will probably end up as our starting safety. Iupati and Fluker are just not that good though and far too injury prone. We have to replace that and pray Brown stays healthy. It's annoying to see the 49ers get Williams so cheap. I would've loved to trade our early 5th and next years 3rd for Williams.
  12. NFL Draft

    Linebacker is not deep. Kendricks is gone, Barton looked like crap last year, Wright has lost a step since his injury a few years back, and Wagner is IMO not far off from an injury. He was close to having offseason knee surgery, not to mention the guy has a TON of tackles in his career. He's just going to wear down. Yes we have 19 O-Lineman, but Iupati/Fluker, etc. are injury prone and on borrowed time, and Chance Warmack never lived up to the top 10 status. That said, I have ZERO clue why we drafted ANOTHER tight end, especially given Parkinson is not a good run blocker, which seems to be a criteria we CONSTANTLY look for. We have Olsen, Hollister, Dissley, Willson, Johnson, and now Parkinson? The F? We can't have 5 tight ends on our roster, and I don't think ditching Dissley or Hollister is smart... so we cut Olsen or Willson? If we cut Olsen and that's what prevented us from resigning Clowney I'll be fairly annoyed.
  13. Day 3 Draft Discussion

    All these stupid *** networks are playing it. **** Bryan, hope that ****er goes to the nearest cliff and dives off it along with all the jackass executives that decided to put that dumbass on instead of actually covering the draft.
  14. Day 3 Draft Discussion

    Wow get this dork off the screen and actually cover the picks. **** YOU NFL.
  15. NFL Draft

    I think Seattle pulled the trigger and didn't want to trade too far back because I bet Cincy would've snatched him with the 33rd. They went linebacker/linebacker with their 3rd/4th and in a division with Lamar Jackson, Brooks would've been ideal given his lateral quickness and overall speed.