Sea Hawkers Podcast: Seattle Seahawks talk

Adam Emmert and Brandan Schulze

Whether you're in Seattle or a displaced fan, this is YOUR Seattle Seahawks podcast. Adam Emmert and Brandan Schulze, a couple friends since kindergarten, take a look back at the latest Seahawks action, recent news and look ahead at what's coming up. Want more than one show per week? Visit us at getintheflock.com

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The Seattle Seahawks continue to lose, but they lost in a way this week that gave us hope in the end that they could pull out the win. Ultimately, there were too many mistakes by the offense, and it was another performance by the defense that allowed their opponent to work their way down the field with relative ease. The 17-15 loss to the Washington Football Team sends the Seahawks to 3-8 and just one loss from a losing season with six games left. Pete Carroll had some commentary after the game that has Adam thinking that the offense was turned over to Russell Wilson and Shane Waldron. But does Pete have the formula for how to ultimately play winning football with some of the shifts we've seen in the NFL? What about the idea of moving toward starting Geno Smith and what that would mean for Wilson's future? Next up on the schedule is the San Francisco 49ers and they're coming off wins over the Rams, Jaguars and Vikings. Can they continue their streak with a win in Seattle? Not only have they struggled against the Seahawks, they'll be without Deebo Samuel and Fred Warner. In the second half of the show we talk about how the playoff picture is shaping up and then work through our "lock" of the week. The NFL Gamepass app and a writer covering the Patriots need to do better, while Better at Life honors go to the features of NFL satellite radio and the players participating in the My Cause My Cleats program. 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Dec 2

1 hr 39 min

The Seattle Seahawks have now lost to a Colt McCoy quarterbacked team for back-to-back seasons. The latest loss to the Arizona Cardinals was especially frustrating because we saw a Seahawks defense that allowed McCoy to throw to the open guy right in the middle of the field.  The issues we're seeing on both offense and defense appear to boil down to one common theme. Pete Carroll is a stats nerd. Of course we know that it's all about the ball and avoiding turnovers has been important to Pete for winning games, but there is an emphasis on explosive plays that seems to drive both the offense and defense. On defense, it's the focus on avoiding the explosive plays that offers Colt McCoy a 5-yard cushion around the receiver that is right in front of him in the middle of the field. On offense, it's the avoidance of taking those same throws or running plays that set up those easy throws and the defense can sit back in zone and focus on covering the deepest parts of the field. Now that the Seahawks are 3-7, we talk about what we'd like to see changed in the way they operate for the rest of the season. It can start this week against the Washington Football Team and a quarterback that can make a lot of big throws, but also takes chances. It's also a defense that isn't quite as tough as we saw last season. In the second half of the show, we look to continue our winning streak to three straight games for our "lock" of the week. 49ers fans are likely going to come crashing back down to earth after their big win over the Jaguars last weekend. We take your emails throughout the show as we discuss the topics that are important to you and explain why an announcer from the last Seahawks game and Pete Carroll need to Do Better. Better at Life honors go to a test mission in space and to our members of the Flock. 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Nov 26

1 hr 34 min

The streak of losses continued at Lambeau Field this past Sunday. Russell Wilson returned to the lineup, but was not his usual self. We discuss some of the missed throws, bad decisions, and adjustments the team could make until Russ can return to full health. Although the scoreboard showed a 17-0 loss, the argument is made that the 3-0 score through the first three quarters was more of an indicator of the team's performance. However, the team is now 3-6 and leaves the team in a difficult position to try and make the playoffs. With the two-loss Arizona Cardinals next up on the schedule, Seattle is now in must-win territory to have any shot at extending their season beyond 17 games. Can Seattle find a way to hold Chandler Jones to fewer than five sacks this week? In the second half of the show, we discuss our big win with the Panthers dominating the Cardinals last week. We look to build on that with out pick for this next week's "big win." Supermarkets trying to deceive their customers and 49ers stadium security (as well as a Rams fan) need to do better. Better at life honors go to John Boyle for highlighting his favorite member of the Golden Girls and to Russell Wilson for the work he put in to return to the field. Join Brandan on the Wisdom app at 7pm PT after Sunday's game! joinwisdom.audio/seahawkerspodcast 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Nov 19

1 hr 28 min

The Seahawks are coming off their bye week and Russell Wilson isn't the only Seahawks player ready to return. Chris Carson, Dee Eskridge and Nigel Warrior are all back in practice this week, but we'll have to wait and see what their status is on gameday. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers status is up in the air for Sunday, but it sound fairly confident that he'll be able to recover from testing positive despite the short window of time. If Rodgers can't make it back, the Seahawks may have to take a playbook from the Chiefs defense and put significant pressure on Jordan Love. Odell Beckham Jr. watch has taken up a portion of the bye week excitement as well. While Seahawks fans were willing to bring in Josh Gordon for another look, we discuss another player comparable to the type of risk that it could bring for the Seahawks or any other team in the league. In the second half of the show, we talk about how San Francisco 49ers fans are having to come to grips with the fact that their team is bad. However, they've had the Rams number in recent years for some reason. Can they manage a win come Monday night? How about the Arizona Cardinals continuing their five-game slide (since a win over the 49ers doesn't count). NFL refs and the way the NFL backs their refs is deserving of a Do Better, while Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson's doctor earn the top honors for this week's show. 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Nov 11

1 hr 7 min

The Seahawks head into their bye week with a 31-7 performance where they dominate the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dominate is one way to put it. Putting a spanking on them is another. Combine that with an alternative feline name for the Jags and you have the unofficial title for this week's show. Seattle heads into their bye week at 3-5, which is one game behind where we really wanted to see them following the Russell Wilson injury. But before we get there, we talk about one of the dumber celebration penalties we've seen in the NFL and hear the reaction from Pete Carroll when the official attempted to explain the penalty to the Seahawks coach. Next week, we'll be back to look ahead to the Packers game and their quarterback situation. Looking at the QB situation in the NFC West, Stafford seems to be in the best shape with Kyler out the next couple weeks and the 49ers with their indecision at who they want to start. A Do Better goes to the person responsible for suboptimal sound quality this week and to Joe Buck for his World Series call. Better at Life honors go to Greg Gumbel's sidekick and to the Seahawks latest Ring of Honor member. 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Nov 5

45 min 22 sec

With the latest 13-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints, and a game that was in their grasp to get the win in front of the home crowd, it brings up more questions about this Seattle Seahawks team. When Geno Smith came in after Russ went down in the Rams game, the way he played and the flow of the offense made us all believe there was a plan on how best to use Smith. Has anything changed with the offense to help Geno? The Seahawks failed in so many areas against the Saints. After the touchdown to DK Metcalf, Seattle had fewer than 50 net yards passing. The defense failed to stop the one guy who they were focused on stopping. Special teams missed two field goals and didn't have any game changing punts and the team had some penalties that hurt them (plus some missed calls and bad calls). Looking ahead to the Jacksonville Jaguars game, there is no guarantee for a win despite how poorly the Jags defense has played this year. Rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence will likely make one or two plays that will show why he went first overall this season, James Robinson is a talented running back, and they've shown an ability to put points on the board against teams early in games. In the second half of the show, we talk about the latest injury impacting the Arizona Cardinals, the situations the San Francisco 49ers are currently in, and how the Rams are likely going to be the most consistent team in the NFC West this year. Adam and a former Cougars coach both need to do better, while better at life honors go to a former colony of honey bees and to Matt Hasselbeck for his speech to the 12s at his Ring of Honor induction Monday night. 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Oct 29

1 hr 30 min

In the Seahawks first loss with Geno Smith as the starter, Pete Carroll showed us early on in the game against the Steelers that he was not ready to take more risks. But now that the Seahawks are 2-4 on the season, and in desperate need to win back-to-back games heading into the bye week, more risk is necessary to keep the team alive in the playoff hunt. In this week's show we talk about the second-half comeback and the defensive play that allowed Geno one more shot at a win. Are the Seahawks going to get good Jameis or bad Jameis in this week's game against the Saints? Either way, the focus will be on stopping Alvin Kamara. He was also the guy to stop back in 2019 and still he combined for 150+ rushing and receiving yards and two touchdowns. With injuries to Alex Collins and Chris Carson, they may have to rely on a combination of Rashaad Penny, DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer. In the second half of the show we reassess the outlook on the Arizona Cardinals. We also offer yet another reminder of the pick'em league rules as we attempt an iron fist policy on the Seahawks picks. Amazon, a Bengals.com writer, and a "bonus" creates a trio of Do Better this week before we load on on a quintet of Better at Life awardees.   2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Oct 22

1 hr 10 min

The Seahawks organization and fans have entered uncharted territory in the Russell Wilson era. For the first time, it appears as though we'll be watching another quarterback start under center  since 2012. What does that mean for the team? Drama. It's likely to create a ton of drama unless certain conditions are met over the course of the next few games. We talk about what those conditions are, and why seeing Geno Smith play well over the next few games could have a big impact on the franchise moving forward. How about Geno though? He comes in and moves the team down the field on a 98-yard touchdown drive. He even had the opportunity late in the game to engineer a game-winning drive. Normally those situations come with a lot of added stress. Did anyone feel stressed in that moment? If not, does that mean the rest of this season could have a very different feeling than previous years? Looking ahead to the schedule, what are the expectations for this team considering the level of play we've seen from other teams in the conference. We look ahead to the schedule and see what win-loss markers the team will need to hit to make it into the playoffs. In the second half of the show, we talk about Russell Wilson continued optimism and discuss the other teams in the division. Cole Beasley and at least four teams in the pick'em need to Do Better. Better at life honors go to Lamar Jackson and our Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Oct 13

1 hr 35 min

Another win against the San Francisco 49ers and another demonstration of why Niners fans hate Russell Wilson. In his 100th regular season win of his career, we got to watch another highlight moment from Russ. Plus it came after the 49ers defense was dominating the Seattle offense through most of the first half. It wasn't a perfect game, but with the vintage Wilson, a big hit from Bellore, and some solid runs from Alex Collins - it gives the Seahawks a nice win heading into another rivalry game against the catfish-ing Rams. Los Angeles is coming off of a loss to the undefeated Arizona Cardinals (which feels weird to type, but we look ahead to why it's not going to last long). Adam breaks down what the Rams struggled with the most from their matchup with the Cardinals. The Rams also struggle against the Seahawks when Seattle wears their neon green uniforms. Everything could be lining up well for the team to bounce back from the losses to the Titans and Vikings. In the second half of the show, we take a look around the league at some of the other games from this past week. With the short week, we'll catch up on the Week 4 winners in pick'em next episode. Look for the next tiny piece of Seahawks stuff coming up as well. We close out the show talking about squirrels and greedy moving companies while honoring a Boston reporter and our Seahawks quarterback. 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Oct 6

1 hr 9 min

Any time there are two losses in a row, it brings out a lot of questions about who is to blame. Especially on our show where we try and look at ourselves first to see what we may be doing wrong in our own lives on gameday. But there is particular area to direct the blame this week. We take a look back at the Vikings game, discuss the signing of Richard Sherman with Tampa and speculate on what might happen if the season continues in this direction. Fortunately, the 49ers are next up for the Seahawks and they're facing a quarterback they don't have to be as concerned about when it comes to getting beat deep. If the defense changes it's approach from the last two weeks, it could be a good week for getting their mindset straightened out. But Russell Wilson also has a formidable front seven that he's facing this week, so it's not going to be easy. In the second half of the show, Michael in San Diego comes in with some in depth talk about his 'breakfast' situation the past couple weeks. Fortunately that is something that should be resolved this week. Reporters talking about the Rams and Tom Brady's extremely minor health issue need to do better. Better at life honors go to an NFL kicker and to the Australian birds. Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Oct 1

1 hr 17 min

In the movie Any Given Sunday, Al Pacino's character talks to the team about how there are inches everywhere in the game of football. In Sunday's game against the Titans, there were several moments that had they gone an inch in the other direction, it could have made a different in the outcome. But there were also things within their control that players on the team struggled to keep in control and it led to some penalties that also cost the team some of those valuable inches. In this show, we look at all of the different areas that deserve some blame. Whether it's coaching, how certain players performed in the most critical moments or areas that have gone overlooked relative to other aspects of the game. The Seahawks now go on the road to take on a Vikings team that has played in back-to-back games they should have won. Instead, they come into their first home game of the season winless. Can Russell Wilson continue his winning streak against a former collegiate rival? In the second half of the show we discuss the performances of the teams in the NFC West this past weekend and which teams impressed or underperformed. We learn why the Acid Queen is no longer going to be attending professional sporting events and we discuss a Seattle-area business that is helping to fight homelessness in the area through a local partnership. Register for the 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Sep 24

1 hr 17 min

Is it a show worth numbering? Is it a bonus show? Or does it count as a real episode because it contains a key element found now in nearly every show. We continue with some of your emails and commentary from earlier in the week. We discuss the pick'em league winners from this past week and offer needed advice to those of you who may be struggling with how to appropriately manage your Hawkra on Sunday. Adam calls out podcast analysts who believe performances are either great or terrible while Brandan goes after PFT for their treatment of Cowboys legend Leon Lett. Better at Life honors go to an opponent from last week's game and to our quarterback Russell C. Wilson.

Sep 18

38 min 48 sec

In the first game of the regular season, the Seahawks new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron removed any concerns about his ability to call plays and showed that he call plays around the coverages that the team struggled with at the end of last season. One passing play led Steve Raible to call out the title of this week's episode. Though that may have been the area we had the biggest questions, it was the Seahawks defense that may have had a more impressive performance overall. At the very least it surpassed expectations heading into Week 1. Watching the rival Arizona Cardinals take on the Tennessee Titans in the first game of their season helped to alleviate any fears about the offensive potency of the pairing Julio Jones with A.J. Brown. But this game will likely go differently now that the Titans realize that allowing a team's best pass rusher to regularly go unblocked at the quarterback is a terrible strategy. If the Teennessee offensive line struggled at home, how will they do in front of all the screaming fans at Lumen Field? We start the second half of the show with a brand new segment looking at the NFC West rivals and the notable performances within the division. Plus, we talk about our rough plans for those of you joining us at the game this Sunday. Support a fellow member of the Flock: www.thadwenatchee.bandcamp.com/subscribe Register for the 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Sep 16

1 hr 30 min

The first game of the 2021 NFL season kicks off for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. They face off against quarterback Carson Wentz (who the Seahawks have a perfect record against). Since 2014, opponents have a perfect record against the Colts in their Week 1 game. Plus the Seahawks have been nearly perfect when playing in the 10am PT time slot in recent years. Can all those things add up to a win for Seattle? Of course there are actual matchups to talk about and Jonathan Taylor may be the most challenging one. Poona Ford, Al Woods, Bobby Wagner and Jordyn Brooks are going to need to have a good day and plugging up the defensive interior. Otherwise it will give Wentz plenty of 3rd and short opportunities to convert. Just how far ahead of the Seahawks are the Colts in Pete Prisco's power rankings? We discuss it in the latest installment of Prisco's World. Later on, in Do Better, we find out where one of the ESPN simulations suggests the Seahawks will finish in terms of their record. Plus, the Missoula breakfast burrito place that is worth the wait (but you may not have to wait). Better at life honors go to a piece of space technology and to the Saints for their strategic work heading into Week 1. Register for the 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Sep 9

1 hr 5 min

We are celebrating the official end of the offseason! Next week we'll be previewing the first Seahawks game of the 2021 season when they take on the Colts. However, this week, we are running down the Seahawks roster after Pete Carroll and John Schneider made their cuts down to 53. There were some interesting choices on offense as Seattle kept three quarterbacks, but only decided to hold onto four wide receivers. We also look at the practice squad and that's where so many of the receivers ended up. On defense, there is a lot of optimism around the defensive line, but the team could still use some veteran help on the interior. The Seahawks recognize that they still need help at cornerback because they continued to add to the group this week after the cuts. Sidney Jones was brought it to compete at corner. Could he end up taking over for Tre Flowers who earned his starting spot to kick off the season? In the second half of the show, we talk about the 49ers quarterback situation and contrast it with what's going on in New England. We also follow up on a conversation from the previous show and learn from a listener how Abe Lincoln used to like to pick fights. If you're outside the Seattle area and struggle to find ways to watch the games, several listeners chime in with their different strategies for watching the Seahawks. Do better call outs go to Adam's neighbor for rejecting his fantasy football advice and to Scott Zolak for wanting Cam Newton to essentially get off his lawn. Better at life honors go to the suckers who bought Adam's old vehicle and to Blitz for helping to raise money for shoes for kids. Register for the 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Sep 3

1 hr 9 min

Through the first two games of the 2021 preseason, the Seattle Seahawks haven't done much to impress fans. They've lost in back to back games and most recently a 30-3 loss to the Denver Broncos. As we fight through the sleepless nights telling ourselves that preseason doesn't matter with the reminder that we haven't seen starters playing, what are some of the things we've learned from these first two games? Does it give us any clue to how the season might play out? In our annual season expectations show, we take what we've learned through the first two games and flash back to the end of last season to lay out what we think should become of our 2021 Seahawks. We go through all of the biggest question marks regarding this year's team and point out the reasons for optimism at other areas. Can Russell Wilson bounce back from maybe the worst span of games during the second half of last season? And Pete Carroll revealed something about Shane Waldron this last week that offers the offense a different dynamic than it has had compared to any of the previous coordinators. In the second half of the show we talk about how the 49ers appear to be leaning away from Trey Lance starting to kick off the season. The Rams have traded multiple picks for a player who has seen about as much success on the field as Rashaad Penny. Do better call outs go to a Bay Area newspaper for correlating two very unrelated health issues and to a local middle school for being a bit too wordy. Better at life nods go some of the most special members of the Seahawks organization both past and present. Register for the 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Aug 28

1 hr 50 min

After trading two first round picks for Jamal Adams last year, the Seahawks have now signed the star safety to a record-setting contract that is set to keep him with the team through 2025. Seattle also frees up nearly $5 million in cap space by making the deal and hopefully it offers them flexibility to pay a couple other veteran players who would like to stay with the team beyond this season. We talk about how news from earlier in the week was an indication that both sides were ready to close the deal. Seahawks backup players saw their first preseason action in Las Vegas on Saturday. Geno Smith took a monster hit which means we could see more of Alex McGough coming up against the Broncos. We talk about some of the challenges the team had against the Raiders and discuss whether the new preseason format will change how the Seahawks get their starting players prepared for the regular season. Finally, before the break, we talk a bit more about the overrated Arizona Cardinals to close out the Know Your Rival series. PFF recently ranked the NFL's top defensive lines and the Seahawks were nearly at the very bottom. Is there an argument to be made about the accuracy of the assessment? We talk politics in the 'Do Better' segment regarding a constituent who has a problem with his state's governor. We also take issue with a podcast advertiser who says we don't have 'actual sponsors.' Plus, a Better at Life nod for the person who helped seal the deal between Jamal Adams and the Seahawks. Register for the 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Aug 19

1 hr 23 min

Recapping the first week of training camp is simple. Several players look like they're in the best shape of their career, other players are hyped to high levels of expectations, and some players want better contracts. Jamal Adams is one of those players who wants a deal before the season. We talk about why we think the middle of the month is the right time to see a deal get done, and why Duane Brown should also get an extension if he's truly looking for one and not just resting. The Know Your Rival series continues with the San Francisco 49ers and a discussion around how hyped fans are that Trey Lance hit one really good throw in training camp. But this isn't a team that's built to attack by air, it's a team that should feature a strong run game. The defensive line is one of the best in the division, but what about the back seven outside of Fred Warner? There's also the question of just how much the loss of their former defensive coordinator will have on the team. In the second half of the show we talk about the average beer consumption by fan base and the famous Sean/Shawn's that we missed from the previous show. We discuss planned changes for this year's pick'em league as well as a really cool signed helmet that will go to the person with the best picks. John Skipper and people who are praising Matt Stafford after practicing through a thumb injury need to do better. Better at Life honors go out to a member of the flock for providing a cabin cooling solution and to  Lauren Taylor of laurentaylorillustrations.com for some amazing Seahawks artwork. Register for the 2021 Podcast Pick'em League Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports

Aug 5

1 hr 21 min

The 2021 football season is upon us as training camp starts this week. Will Jamal Adams sign a new deal? Reports are that it's going to happen, but at the same time neither side is close. If the Aaron Rodgers situation has taught us anything, it's that a new contract is likely right around the corner. It wasn't a good couple weeks for former Seahawks as Richard Sherman was recently arrested. We discuss the details of the incident. Mychal Kendricks is going to jail for one day for his involvement in insider trading. That was a case surrounding him in Seattle and it's finally been resolved. The Los Angeles Rams made a big move this offseason in trading Jared Goff for Matt Stafford. We discuss how the new Rams quarterback landed on a list Football Outsiders recently released and it's not one any franchise wants to be a part of. So did the Rams level up in the way that Michael Brockers thinks they did? The defense is likely to level down considering the loss of Brockers, John Johnson and former defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. Head coach Sean McVay has been busy podcasting this offseason and it has provided us with additional reasons to fuel your sports hate for the Rams this year. A big announcement in the second half of the show as we hit a big milestone and we still have tickets available if anyone wants to join us at the Seahawks home opener against the Titans. After our list of overrated teams last week, we revisit some of the selections as we welcome some new members to the Flock. Mike Florio is back in the Do Better segment along with a loyal listener of the show. Finally, we talk about why the CDC and a moose are Better at Life Than Skip Bayless. Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Jul 28

1 hr 35 min

Following the NFL Draft this year, the Seahawks were considered big winners by picking up some of the top-ranked undrafted free agents. One of those UDFAs, Tamorrion Terry, was indicted on felony murder chargers this week for a shooting back in 2018. Seattle was quick to cut him and it happened to be hours before Josh Gordon announced he was applying for reinstatement. Maybe the most important news is that the Seahawks are finally going to have the opportunity to wear throwback uniforms. Now we just have to wait for the official announcement. Which teams are the most overrated going into the 2021 NFL season? The settled definition of overrated is that you are better off lighting $100 on fire rather than placing a bet for that team to win the Super Bowl. Getting input from the Flock, the Rams, Cowboys, Bucs, 49ers, Cardinals, Browns and Titans were among those teams mentioned most offense. Do the Kansas City Chiefs deserve to be included in this pack considering the changes they've gone through this offseason? We discuss the latest charges Frank Clark is facing from a recent incident that involves some questionable decision-making. The winner of June's Tiny Piece of Seahawks Stuff is announced. Visit tinypiecesofseahawksstuff.com and comment 'Go Hawks' for a chance at this month's tiny piece. An anti-griller needs to do better along with anyone who sets off fireworks in areas of high fire danger. Better at life honors go to Carl Nassib for a message that went largely overlooked and to comedian Kabir Singh, a Seahawks fan who is competing on America's Got Talent. Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Jul 6

1 hr 19 min

Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll both had some newsworthy quotes coming out of the week of minicamp, but it was a quote from Tyler Lockett that should have Seahawks fans excited around the potential of the new offense in 2021. Lockett spoke directly to issues the team had throughout the final weeks of last season and the importance of addressing those issues this year. Russell Wilson also talked about the new offense, but the majority of questions for him surrounded the offseason drama. At least he had the opportunity to give us the "real reality" of how he saw things. Jamal Adams is due for a new contract and was excused from minicamp. Does Jamal deserve to be paid as the highest safety or at a contract similar to some of the best outside linebackers? Duane Brown has also expressed the desire for a new contract and we discuss why that could be really good news for Wilson and the Seahawks. One player not looking for a new contract is punter Michael Dickson who is locked up for the next five years with the team and his now paid among the top punters in the NFL. In the second half of the show we talk about the Seahawks defense and which issues are critical to the team's success beyond this year. Russ mentioned how odd it was to see Carlos Dunlap wearing number 8. Does it create a similar clash that has been an issue in the past with wide receivers who pick numbers in the teens? Generation Z and media outlets who use the phrase "is getting criticism on Twitter" need to Do Better. Better at Life honors go to a member of the media who called out bad questions at press conferences and to Ryan Fitzpatrick for the way he showed up to his first day of work. Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Jun 19

1 hr 18 min

Last week the word on the street was the Atlanta Falcons wanted a first round pick to trade future Hall of Fame wide receiver Julio Jones. Now, after an appearance on Undisputed, it seems much more likely that a trade will happen. We take a listen to the phone call that definitely wasn't an impromptu tv moment and talk about the Seahawks as an odds on favorite to trade for Jones. Considering what Julio said during the call, Seattle does make some sense in terms of his landing spot. While Julio would offer the potential to impact the offense, there is a bigger area of need and a player who may be available to fill that need. Ahkello Witherspoon is a name of a player currently on the team who could fill a critical need, but does his latest press conference inspire confidence that he could be that guy? If you look at the latest NFL.com starting roster projection for Seattle, Witherspoon seems to be a favorite to be a starter. But will it last? In the second half of the show we discuss Russell Wilson's support for Naomi Osaka skipping out on a post match press conference. Maybe Osaka should take a page from the playbook of a former Seahawks player or maybe we could just be okay with allowing athletes to decide if they want to speak to the media or not after an event. Closing the show we talk about a 'conspiracy theory' involving Tim Tebow as well as a spooky event involving one of Adam's neighbors.  Better at life honors go to Seahawks reporter Michael-Shaun Dugar for his nomination for a prominent award in sports media and to a nuc of bees that has a new home. Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Jun 3

1 hr 34 min

Earlier this month, DK Metcalf showed up on the track to attempt to qualify for the Olympics. It may not have gone as he hoped, but we take a look at the event as well as Pete Carroll's reaction to it during his latest appearance on the Rich Eisen show. Coach Carroll said there are bigger things to come for DK beyond the football field, but didn't give any further details. Pete did offer some thoughts on the Russell Wilson offseason situation and what to expect (kind of) from their new offense with Shane Waldron as the coordinator. Most importantly, we got key details on Pete's gum chewing gameday regimen. Dave Bloomquist, a.k.a. Hong Kong Hawk, joins the show to break down the schedule as he does every year. In terms of rest days for opponents, the middle stretch of the season could be the most difficult. But it's offset with seemingly weaker opponents and a bye week before one of the toughest games on the schedule. Plus, the Rams may have received the tougher draw in terms of schedule this year despite their second place finish. The Seahawks held rookie minicamp and we offer our quick takeaways to what we heard about the draft picks and undrafted rookie free agents. Julio Jones is on the trade block and there's a veteran right tackle who has a possible link to Seattle. Pete Prisco also offered up his draft grade for Seattle, so we have to take a trip to Prisco's World to check in on that. Do better call outs go to Adam's new satellite radio for their two weeks of recommendations and Brandan has an ultimatum for Nesquik after their new ad campaign is a terrible look for DK Metcalf. Better at life honors go to a fashion fascist and to a Cardinals beat writer.  Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

May 25

1 hr 51 min

Rob Staton of Seahawks Draft Blog returns to the show to take a look back on the Seahawks draft process as well as their selections. Each of the picks addressed team needs we focused on heading into the draft, but what does it say about their process overall? Rob talks about a recent interview that he did that revealed to him why the Seahawks preferred a wide receiver over getting one of the top centers on the board. We discuss a couple undrafted players who were expected to be taken in the draft and their likelihood of making the 53-man roster for the upcoming season. Closing the show, Rob has some strong opinions on the 49ers selection of Trey Lance and their decision to give up multiple future first-round picks for the opportunity. Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

May 19

1 hr

John Schneider and Pete Carroll went into this year's 2021 NFL Draft with only three draft picks after using their other picks to acquire known talent. Jamal Adams and Carlos Dunlap were acquired in 2020 and are both under contract to remain with the team through 2021. Gabe Jackson was picked up in a trade this offseason with the Las Vegas Raiders to add to the offensive line after the departure of Mike Iupati. However, the Seahawks have never picked fewer than five players in a draft in the entire history of the franchise. But the Seahawks GM only made two trades on draft day and still finished with only three picks. First off the board for Seattle was WR D'Wayne Eskridge of Western Michigan. The guys talk about the thought process that may have gone into taking a skill player here rather than improving the offensive line, particularly with some of the top centers still on the board. Outside cornerback depth was a concern coming into this last week, and it's well known the type of corner Seattle likes to draft, so why did the Seahawks take Oklahoma cornerback Tre Brown? Pete Carroll may be adapting to what we're seeing in the NFC West and in the NFL. In the sixth round, the Seahawks traded up for offensive tackle Stone Forsythe. Despite some of his perceived weaknesses, taking him that late in the draft was a "no-brainer," but it also highlighted an area where Seattle tended not to budge on what they looked for in the past. Plus, we look at some of the top undrafted free agents. In the second half of the show, we talk about the 49ers selection of Tre Lance with the third overall pick and the decision to trade two future first round picks to make that deal (when maybe they didn't need to). Aaron Rodgers managed to steal the spotlight ahead of the first round, which was almost certainly 100% intentional after what the Packers did to him last year. Do Better call outs go anyone who dragged Russ into the new Rodgers story and to our buddy Gerrad. DK Metcalf gets Better at Life honors along with Dan Hanzus of Around the NFL. Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

May 5

1 hr 54 min

Back with part two of our discussion as Rob Staton of Seahawks Draft Blog previews some of the defensive players who could be on Seattle's radar. This show kicks off with a look at what might be the team's biggest need overall. If the Seahawks can add a cornerback who matches the caliber or improves upon Shaquill Griffin's rookie season, that would help fans feel a lot better about the defense going into 2021. If John Schneider and Pete Carroll break form and address cornerback in the second round, something they've never done, then Rob likes Benjamin St-Juste of Minnesota. He also likes Ambry Thomas out of Michigan. Ifeatu Melifonwu, however, is someone who has been routinely projected to Seattle, but the disappointment of his brother's career has rubbed off negatively when it comes to the Syracuse prospect. Considering that there are always special teams needs to fill, safety and linebacker are two areas that shouldn't be completely overlooked. Defensive tackle may not be a need for Seattle with the Al Woods signing, but if teams are overlooking Texas A&M DT Bobby Brown then Rob would be happy to see him land with the Seahawks. We also discuss how defensive end shouldn't be overlooked. Sure they have depth, but if they have someone who can make an impact, they should take a chance even with a limited number of picks. Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Apr 27

44 min 7 sec

We're closing in on the 2021 NFL Draft, coming up April 29th, and barring any major moves between now and then the Seahawks won't be making their first draft pick until the 30th. Joining the show this week to preview where the Seahawks could go on offense in the draft is Rob Staton of Seahawks Draft Blog. The episode kicks off with a look back at how the Seahawks ended up with only three picks ahead of the draft and the circumstances surrounding the decision to make a big trade for Jamal Adams ahead of the season. That was a move that they wanted to help make an immediate impact on defense, but what is the most immediate need now on offense? Rob makes the case for why the biggest need may not be a player who starts on offense in 2021, but considering the depth at tackle it may be the best time to address a replacement for Brandon Shell for Duane Brown next season. There's two areas of the draft that don’t provide much strength and that is at running back and tight end. However, we take a look at some of the players who fit in terms of Seahawks measurements, because they'll be guys who are likely on the team's radar. Closing out the show, we look at a relatively deep receiver class. The problem is there isn't a player who Rob thinks is a clear and obvious fit for what they've liked historically. Maybe Shane Waldron will have some thoughts on a guy he feels could be unlocked in the offense he's bringing to the team this year. Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Apr 20

1 hr 33 min

It only took about 10 weeks for the discussion about the Seahawks potentially moving on from Russell Wilson to go full circle. It started with Brandon Marshall in late January saying that Wilson was "beyond frustrated" with Pete Carroll. This week he has reported that the relationship between the two have never been better! Marshall said it came down to a meeting between the two that turned everything around. Tyler Lockett is set to be with the Seahawks for a lot time, signing a 4-year contract extension through 2025. If he plays out his contract in Seattle, which is another team-friendly deal, we talk about where he'll end up on the list of all-time wide receivers in franchise history. On the defensive side of the ball, Quinton Dunbar won't be returning, but that leaves the door open for a former Seahawks cornerback to make a triumphant return. We take a look around the NFC West in the second half of the show as Adam is not buying the hype surrounding Mac Jones going to the 49ers with the third overall pick. The flock comes in with some optimism surrounding the NFL draft despite the Seahawks having only three picks and some reasoning behind the four teams that were listed as possible trade destinations for Wilson. A former landlord and Michael Strahan both earn Do Better callouts this week and Better at Life honors go to the makers of the latest off-road vehicle and to the Seahawks salary cap wizards. Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Apr 9

1 hr 27 min

After two weeks of free agency, the plan for the Seahawks offseason is becoming clear. The large contract they traded for on the offensive line by acquiring Gabe Jackson is essentially swapped out with the departure of Jarran Reed and his contract on the defensive line. The return of Carlos Dunlap may be the most important move and the reduction in his salary allows for the addition of defensive end Kerry Hyder and the return of Al Woods to the interior. It's also appears they are sacrificing their full participation in the draft and instead trading for proven veteran talent. The San Francisco 49ers made a huge move this past week by trading two future first round picks to move up to the third pick overall. We get into the history of NFL trades into the top three picks to show there is risk involved. However, for a team that has seen success with an average quarterback, the potential reward is easily worth the risk in their case. We discuss the move in context with the other NFC West teams who have been working to upgrade their rosters this offseason. The fact that the 49ers are giving up the 12th overall pick and two more first round picks just to move up nine spots in the draft demonstrates how ridiculous the Chicago Bears reported trade package for Russell Wilson was. But it hasn't stopped people like former general manager Mike Tannenbaum from suggesting that the Seahawks could still move on from Wilson for (once again) Sam Darnold. In the second half of the show, one of our members of the Flock is considering adjusting his relationship status if it can somehow help the Seahawks get back to championship form.  Adam goes after the owners for nearing completion for their push to a 17-game schedule and Brandan goes after Mike Florio for his rooting interest surrounding the Seahawks quarterback. Better at Life honors go to a new season and to the Miami Dolphins for giving Adam the perfect football gift. Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Mar 29

1 hr 50 min

It's once again that time of year where we hope that the Seahawks will go after some big name targets and free agency and come away somewhat disappointed. Coming into Wednesday, Seattle had signed another cornerback castoff from the San Francisco 49ers and signed Poona Ford to stay in Seattle for two more years. Neither the offensive line and defensive line were addressed. Not until the second half of the recording of this latest show. After talking about missed opportunities in free agency, we look back on some of the worst takes regarding the drama surrounding Russell Wilson. We have multiple theories to choose from on why Russ was not named in the letter to season ticket holders and Adam likely nails the easiest explanation. We also diagnose how Sam Darnold entered the quarterback conversation this past week after Pete Carroll's quotes from December were used to support two different trade proposals. In the second half of the show, we get news that the Seahawks have acquired an offensive lineman from the Las Vegas Raiders. He wasn't the one discussed in the first half, but we take a look at some of the highlights of the move and talk about what it could mean for Damien Lewis. The Seahawks are also signing a veteran tight end, but it highlights a key area the Seahawks aren't taking advantage of when it comes to contracts to try and squeeze multiple moves into this offseason. Mike Silver lands in the Do Better segment for what was probably the worst take about the Russell Wilson situation, and Adam takes issue with characterizing Deshaun Watson's issues with the Houston franchise as anything remotely similar to Russ in Seattle. Better at life honors go to the 1984 Seahawks defense for some overdue recognition and to the "Acid Queen" as Adam rebounds from last week's call out to do better. Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Mar 18

1 hr 47 min

This week show begins with a two-minute rundown of all the biggest stories that Adam has taken note of from the past week. Notably, Justin Britt signing with the Texans. Then we get into the clip behind one of the biggest stories of the week that was reported incorrectly . . . that the Seahawks are "shopping" Russell Wilson. When, after clarification, they were actually returning phone calls. Dan Patrick, the host behind the interview that kicked off the offseason of drama, joined 950 KJR in Seattle and had a couple of statements that offer a national perspective of the situation with the Seahawks. If people in the national sports media have the idea that Pete Carroll isn't "all in" on Russell Wilson, then maybe the Seahawks coach has a problem when it comes to public messaging about his quarterback. In news that came after recording the show, Carlos Dunlap was released by the Seahawks on Monday, but our discussion about relating his contract to J.J. Watt may actually provide some context to his departure. If Dunlap wasn't willing to restructure to a deal similar to Watt, Seattle may see that as the ceiling for the market for finding a free agents at that spot or if Dunlap were to return after testing the market. In the second half of the episode, we respond to some comments from the Flock that came in regarding the current situation in Seattle. As people organize into Team Russ vs Team Pete, is it time to give up on the idea of being Team Work This Catfish Out and team up? Find out why Britni is no longer allowed near acid and why Michael Pittman may not catch many passes from Carson Wentz this year. We close out the show with some advice from OJ Simpson and award Better at Life honors to Aaron Levine for his recent coverage of Russell Wilson. Post your pick'em league team name in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Mar 8

1 hr 51 min

It's a single-topic show for this episode of the podcast. Because, on Thursday morning, Michael-Shawn Dugar released an article on The Athletic that detailed the timeline from this year and some of the details from previous years that provide additional context to some of Russell Wilson's recent comments. The point of the article is that, from Wilson's perspective, it's more than just getting offensive linemen - it's about winning a certain way. We hit on some of the main points from the story and, while it still seems incredibly unlikely a trade would happen, the more important thing is that Pete Carroll and Russ have to communicate more clearly with each other, rather than doing it through the media. Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Feb 26

37 min 29 sec

As it turns out there's a bit more discussion we can have on Russell Wilson without it being a repeat of last week. We talk about the Josina Anderson tweet updating us all that Russell Wilson isn't getting traded and agree with Joe Fann's assessment that what it really means is that all is perfect in Seattle. Russell Wilson hit 3 on the scale of unhappy offseason Russ last year when he said he wanted stars, and this year he's turned it up to 4. Still a long way to go before we're in Deshaun Watson territory. Nick Wright of FS1 came up with the "perfect fake trade" that would send Seattle to the bottom of the NFC West and cost Pete Carroll and John Schneider their jobs. Seahawks fans aren't going to be happy with Nick Bosa on their team with Watson leading the 49ers to division titles. At least Mike Florio came up with some trade ideas that at least get Seattle a pick of the top two quarterbacks from the 2021 draft. If management were to accept either of those, they'd have to be certain we'd be watching Seattle compete for a title in the next three years. Free agency is around the corner, and Zach Ertz's name is coming up in possible trade talks. Carlos Dunlap is on the mind of some Seahawks fans to make cap space, but some are willing to suggest that money could be better used to bring another Bengals player to Seattle to be the third option at wide receiver. We announce the top 10 teams from the pick'em league this year. If you participated and want to be in the running for the 2020 James Harrison Award, you can go to http://tinypiecesofseahawksstuff.com and comment with your team name or comment in the post from the Ring of Honor group on Facebook. Our thoughts go out to those in Texas who are recovering following the massive power outages in Texas. Adam's passion about his problems with the power grid electrify a segment of 'Do Better' and Brandan goes after the NCAA. Better at life honors go to NASA and a plea for them to create an amazing fund raising idea, as well as the current and former Seahawks who are helping feed families in Texas who were impacted by the recent disaster.  Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Feb 23

1 hr 56 min

Wasting no time with offseason drama from the Seahawks this offseason, news came out on the day of the Super Bowl that teams were making calls to Seattle about their interest in Russell Wilson. Though the news expressly came along with the disclaimer that the Seahawks, of course, weren't interested. Yet, by Wednesday, there were sports betting sites laying odds as to which team Wilson would be going to next. So where did this come from? We pull the quotes from former Seahawks receiver Brandon Marshall and Russell Wilson's quotes from the Dan Patrick Show that seemed to generate most of this discussion. Interestingly enough, nowhere in those discussions were any kind of hints that Wilson is demanding to be traded or suggesting that he's unhappy with the team. Instead, he's clearly focused on what Seattle needs to do this offseason to improve - acquiring talent to put together an offensive line that can protect their star quarterback. Considering what we all witnessed in Super Bowl 55, that should be the goal for every team in the NFL. Because we saw the league MVP from 2018 and the league MVP from 2020 both struggle against the Tampa Bay Bucs defensive front. Russell Wilson is focused on the right priority and the Seahawks front office should have that same focus as well! We also discuss the Matt Stafford trade to the Los Angeles Rams and what it means for the division. Adam brings a historical perspective at quality quarterbacks who have made mid- or late-career moves. Plus, we take another shot at nicknaming the new offensive coordinator and the results from an in-depth data analysis on some important career tendencies. We're running a promotion for those who want to help the show and get a little something extra. Those who sign up for annual support at getintheflock.com can get stickers at $1 per month annually. A podcast patch at $3 per month annually and a pair of logo stainless steel pint glass for anyone above $5 who moves to an annual subscription. Plus, we're not running the "uncatfished" version of the show in the Patreon feed for those who have been asking for that. Do better call outs this week go to Adam's truck for continuing to find ways to uniquely break down, and how people need to learn how to ask Kam Chancellor the correct questions when they see him in person. Better at life honors go to the NFL's Man of the Year and to the crew at the Around the NFL podcast for blowing off Super Bowl coverage to honor one of their former co-hosts. Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Feb 11

1 hr 31 min

The Seattle Seahawks have announced their new offensive coordinator and Shane Waldron will come up from Los Angeles to join the Seattle Seahawks. The worst part about this move is that it forces us to say some things that sound like there are some positive components of the Rams offense. But the best part about is may be that it may signal a compliment to Russell Wilson's game that could help the team improve. However, it does come with some risk. Ahead of this episode, we reached out to our members of the Flock and the Ring of Honor group of Facebook to get some questions from the group on the things that you want to talk about. Before we get there, we talk a bit about the NFC Championship game and the call by the refs and the fourth down decision and how those moments impacted the game. In our mailbag segment, we talk about the Seahawks free agents the team could be most likely to keep some players we'd be okay with moving on from, and where the cap money should be focused on in the offseason when it comes to free agency. With NFC West rivals looking to upgrade at quarterback, we talk about the worst possible outcome in the division this offseason. Plus, we rank some of the sexiest deep balls of Russell Wilson's career. One email even inspires our new slogan we'd like to see pitched to the Seahawks new offensive coordinator. In our Do Better segment, Falcons new head coach Arthur Smith is recognized for dropping the most cliches ever in an introductory "hype" video. Aaron Rodgers gets called out for passing on accountability following the game against Tampa Bay. Better at life honor go to Marshawn Lynch and to the Lions new head coach who, by the most recent press conference, appears to be the anti-Arthur Smith. Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Jan 29

1 hr 44 min

As the 2020 season closes out for the Seahawks, we recap the news from this past week. The biggest news is that the Seahawks are moving on from Brian Schottenheimer as the team's offensive coordinator. John Schneider apparently isn't going to the Detroit Lions after all. Instead, he signs with the Seahawks through 2027. However, Seattle did lose one name from their front office to the Carolina Panthers. Were there any clues from Pete Carroll's press conference to close out the season that suggests that Schottenheimer was on the way out? There were certainly clues about the direction the Seahawks coach wants to head in. As much as there are concerns about it shifting too heavily toward the run, Pete was very clear about it not being a monumental shift. He wants to run teams out of playing two-deep safeties, he wants to improve on third down conversions, and he wants to continue to be explosive in the passing game. Russell Wilson also gave his final press conference while vacationing from Mexico. It was a different tone from the Seahawks quarterback than we've heard in previous seasons, and he wanted to make sure we all know how critical it is that he's a part of the process with hiring the new offensive coordinator and being "on the same page." But who should the new offensive coordinator be? We work through all the names that have been projected and ultimately settle on one name we haven't heard many Seahawks fans talking about. Adam has some thoughts on Seahawks players who were talking about how difficult one particular aspect of the season was to overcome. Brandan goes after Texans fans for coming up with a terrible idea for a cause they chose to march about near the stadium in Houston. Better at life honors go to a man for peacefully residing in an airport for months and to a couple of teams for making the choice to hire defensive coordinators for their head coaching vacancies. Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Jan 20

1 hr 43 min

Was this week's loss to the Rams in the playoffs the most disappointing and frustrating performance of the Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson era, or was it the most predictable? Either way it was the first home loss in the playoffs since the 2004 playoffs, which coincidentally was also against the Rams franchise. Russell Wilson, with two healthy thumbs, was outplayed by a quarterback who looked like he could feel his heartbeat in his throwing thumb. Pete Carroll passed over opportunities to go for it on fourth down early in the game, but then when his hand was forced the offense narrowly missed a delay of game only to get a false start. Penalties cost the Seahawks the game, turnovers cost the team the game, and Wilson unable to respond from questions about his play from the previous eight weeks cost the Seahawks the game. Despite the Rams defense playing extremely well, we discuss a variety of ways the offense could have attacked their rival and either stayed true to the slogan or by making other adjustments. We'll look at Pete Carroll's post-game comments in the next episode, but this week we discuss how Carroll's philosophy may be worth questioning after multiple seasons of early playoff exits. Could the offensive coordinator be on the hot seat? We talk about possible coaching moves as well as how we'll likely see more questions this offseason surrounding Wilson than any other season.  Those questions are already beginning to be thrown out there on Twitter as highlighted in Do Better and there are deeper questions about whether humans are alone in the universe that we may hear more about this summer. Better at Life honors go to Tony Romo for offering some comedic relief following the Seahawks playoff game and to the Seahawks Swab Team getting recognition for their efforts this season. Note: By request from some members of the flock, the uncensored version of this week's show is available at getintheflock.com. Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Jan 12

1 hr 43 min

The regular season has come to a close for the Seahawks following a 26-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers down in Glendale, Arizona. At the midpoint of the season, we were extremely concerned about a Seattle defense that was giving up passing yards at an historic rate. Not only were they worst in the NFL in 2020, they were on pace to be the worst in NFL history. If not for the 3-yard touchdown pass by the 49ers in garbage time, the Seahawks would have finished ahead of the Detroit Lions for the 30th spot. However, there has also been another turnaround. The offense went from scoring 30+ points a game through the first eight games to only having one game above 30 in the second half. But improving the defense through the acquisition of Carlos Dunlap and the 2nd play of Jamal Adams and D.J. Reed offering a big improvement over the first half of the season. It's possible to play both good defense and score 30 points or more. So what's going on? We discuss what changed from the first half to the second half and talk about which quarterback we'll see the Rams play on Saturday. In the second half of the show, we talk about the preferred route through the playoffs. We discuss the news of John Schneider getting interest from the Detroit Lions to become their general manager. Our 'Do Better' segment features talk around the Philadelphia Eagles and the reaction to their performance in the final game of the NFL season. Better at life honors go to a legend of sports radio and to a New York Giants draft pick that had been holding onto an old tweet from Skip Bayless. Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Jan 6

1 hr 38 min

The Seattle Seahawks finally had a convincing victory over a Sean McVay coached Los Angeles Rams team. Not only that, but they did it on the back of a defensive unit that had questions surrounding it early this season. Is it time to give Ken Norton some credit for the turnaround? The 20-9 win over the Rams earned Seattle their first NFC West title since 2016, but was it done in a way to improve Adam's mood from the previous week? After all, the structure of the game wasn't much different. We look at some of the third downs throughout the game and it was one area where Russell Wilson struggled early on in the game. Next up is a San Francisco 49ers franchise that Seattle has dominated throughout the Russell Wilson era. Kyle Shannahan has managed two wins against this Seahawks team (the same number that Jim Harbaugh had). Injuries continue to plague the 49ers, but George Kittle will be in the game and C.J. Beathard has done well to avoid throwing any interceptions. But Kittle will be his only big name target with both Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk out for this Sunday's game. Even with injuries, Seattle should expect a physical game, particularly from the 49ers defense. In the second half of the show, we talk about the departure of Damon 'Snacks' Harrison and the return of Luke Willson. We also discuss a number of playoff scenarios for Seattle and why there is the potential for a big difference between having the 2nd and 3rd seed in the playoffs.  D.K.O. earned the top spot in the pick'em league this week, and Jeremy comes in with the answer regarding career rushing leaders for the Seahawks. Adam calls out an anonymous Fansided article for daring to consider life for the Seahawks without Russell Wilson as Brandan brings evidence as to why Bobby Wagner should have earned a fumble recovery at the end of the Rams game. Better at life honors go to the Tennessee Titans social media team for their injury designation of one of their players and to the Seahawks franchise for earning an NFC West title in the face of different areas of adversity. Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Dec 2020

1 hr 41 min

The Seattle Seahawks earned a playoff spot and the Rams were beaten by a previously winless team on the same weekend. Was a 20-15 victory to lock a playoff berth a better feeling than seeing a rival lose in that way? Up 20-3 against the Football Team, it looked like there was potential for a second straight dominant win. Instead, it came down to a final drive by Washington that could have given them a late lead over Seattle. Where did things start to turn? We take a look at the four offensive drives and the way the team played defensively in the fourth quarter. This Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams looks different than the matchup earlier in the season. Shaquille Griffin has returned from injury, the pass rush has shown consistency since the previous matchup, and Alex Collins won't be finishing the game as the leading rusher. But the main thing we want to see is a revenge game from DK Metcalf. A response from him would prove that the previous game against the Rams defense was a fluke, and would help to put him ahead of Steve Largent in the record books. We also discuss the thing the Jets did successfully against the Rams defense and how it's a strategy Russell Wilson can't be expected to take advantage of. In the second half of the show we talk about some of the latest Seahawks transactions. Tight end Greg Olsen could return from injury this week. Despite Adam's earlier frustrations with the team, he struggles to place other teams ahead of Seattle in the power rankings. Do Better call outs go to the NFL for continuing to throw road blocks at Josh Gordon's return to the NFL as well as the Pro Bowl selection committee for a pair of Seahawks snubs. Better at Life honors go to SETI for a monumental discovery and to the seven Seahawks selected to the Pro Bowl. Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Dec 2020

1 hr 31 min

We all remember the biggest blowout of the Pete Carroll era. The 58-0 win over the Arizona Cardinals back in 2012 was one of a string of performances by Seattle leading up to the playoffs in Russell Wilson's rookie season where everything was clicking for the team. Sandwiched between that game and the Super Bowl 48 victory is the latest win over the New York Jets. Should the Seahawks get credit for beating a team they were expected to easily defeat? We recognize some of the biggest performances on defense as well as Jamal Adams record-setting sack. Russell Wilson looked much better against the Jets than he had in previous weeks, but now the Seahawks offensive line is facing one of it's biggest tests of the season with the defensive line of the Washington Football Team. Second overall pick Chase Young is coming off a game where he recovered a fumble for a touchdown. He's one of a few pass rushers Russ will have to worry about this week. One piece of news to watch will be if Alex Smith will be able to bounce back from his injured calf this week in time for Sunday. With a win against Washington, the Seahawks can clinch a playoff berth before facing two of their division rivals in the final two weeks. We discuss why it's critical for the Seahawks to, at the very least, earn a division title this season. Jeremy calls in with a new trivia question and breaks down some of the top career rushing leaders from the wide receiver position. We get into the "greatest game of the NFL season" in Adam's Do Better as Brandan talks about the Patrick Mahomes 'futurists.'Better at life honors go to a successful space mission by Japan and to Kelly Victoria for bringing a magical world to life in the eyes of a 4-year-old girl and in return had an incredibly rewarding experience of her own after coming across a fairy garden. p>Register for the 2020 Podcast Pick'em League Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Dec 2020

1 hr 26 min

After watching what was the worst Russell Wilson performance we've seen this season, this show's listeners apparently want to throw us, the hosts of the podcast, under the bus. It's hard to blame them, because a lot about this last game didn't make a lot of sense, so we've got too point fingers at something. While it's difficult to point to the exact issue with Russ, we give it our best attempt from what we've seen looking back at the game. Coming up on Sunday, Seahawks fans now have to worry about and wonder if Seattle can get things back together well enough to get a win over the Jets and avoid being swept by the state of New York. Sam Darnold is coming off the best game of his season where he only turned the ball over three times, the defense played well enough for about 15 seconds short of a full 60 minutes to win, and the Jets are likely going to be without their best running back and wide receiver. So what are we worried about again? In the second half of the show, we take a look around the division and also talk about some of the some of the latest team news regarding Josh Gordon and Rashaad Penny. We discuss the aftermath of the unboxing of the B.J. Finney pants that came in the mail last week. (Note: we are still taking some suggestions on what the fate of those should be.) Congratulations go out to Hyde and Seek and What A Hasselbeck for their pick'em performances the last two weeks. Also a congrats to Doc Scott on a career milestone and release of his Essential Mix on BBC Radio. Barry Sanders and Adam's Sunday both fall into the Do Better slots this week, while the Olympic Committee and Space X team each earn Better At Life honors. Register for the 2020 Podcast Pick'em League Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Dec 2020

1 hr 22 min

The Seattle Seahawks offense looked flat through the fourth quarter and even at other times of the game, but thankfully they had DK Metcalf who appears to have some sort of vendetta against the Eagles. The story of Jim Schwartz coming up to him ahead of the game and comparing him to Calvin Johnson was well documented, but Metcalf's postgame comments about how Philly could have been his home also seems to strike a nerve for the sophomore receiver. Even though we expected to see improvements from the defense in this game, it demonstrated the team's ability to look how it should when the pass rush, linebackers and corners are able to complement one another. We also discuss the perspective some fans and some in the media are still downplaying the seasons that Metcalf and Jamal Adams are having for the Seahawks this year. Looking ahead to the game against the Giants, we talk about a couple of their players to watch on defense. Daniel Jones looks like an injury suffered against the Bengals will keep him out of the lineup this week. Jones has been able to make up for some of the deficiencies in the Giants offensive line, so with Colt McCoy now in the lineup it may be a challenge to get the ball to a more talented receiving corps than the Seahawks saw last week. In the second half of the show we talk about the San Francisco 49ers move to Arizona for their next couple "home" games. Talk a little bit about the Broncos and how they looked without a quarterback against the Saints and how this week's win over the Eagles could come into play for playoff seeding. 'Do Better' callouts go out to Bruce Arians and to the Seahawks official auction site. Better at Life honors go to the continued monolith hijinks discussed last week and to the Detroit Lions Reddit community for honoring the quarterback that helped force Matt Patricia out of town. Register for the 2020 Podcast Pick'em League Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Dec 2020

1 hr 26 min

The Seattle Seahawks are now 7-3 and coming off a 28-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. For the second time this season, we watched a Seahawks defense shut out an opponent in the first quarter of a football game. It was their best defensive performance in terms of points allowed in the 2020 season. What did it take to help turn things around for the defense? By accounts from the team in press conferences this week, they simply held a meeting where players talked about what their jobs were in particular situations. The defense also got an assist from a Seahawks offense that held the ball for a majority of the game. It kept the Arizona Cardinals offense off the field. Carlos Hyde gave Seattle a dynamic on offense that we haven't seen in previous weeks. We also take a look at some of the moments that both kept the Cardinals in the game, and helped the Seahawks expand their lead late in the game. The Seahawks move into a four-game stretch of the season where anything other than going undefeated will be a huge disappointment. The next four teams on the schedule (Eagles, Giants, Jets, Football Team) have combined to win a total of two games outside of their own division. With that in mind, the Seahawks need to have some statement wins and rack up stats, especially if Russell Wilson is going to be back in the conversation for MVP. It's not just for personal awards, it's to get the team prepared for a Week 16 rematch with the Rams. In the second half of the show we take a look back at the previous five weeks and why 2-3 feels like a disappointing result despite some of the issues Seattle faced with injuries. We get into the pick'em winners from the past two weeks. In the 'Do Better' segment we talk about how North Korea may or may not be militarizing dolphins and what DeAndre Hopkins was crying about after a Cardinals loss to the Dolphins. Better at life honors go to an unknown prankster and to a former Seahawks player who embraced the spirit of giving for Thanksgiving. Ryan James Gile's Memorial Fund Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Nov 2020

1 hr 38 min

It was an ugly game against the Rams that I'm sure most of us prefer not to think about too  much. Russell Wilson rarely has back-to-bad games where mistakes end up costing the Seahawks the football game and three in a row is unheard of. So this episode is dedicated to a full Hawkra cleansing of our flock ahead of the Thursday Night Football matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. Sure, it seems like the Cardinals are in a good place after winning in the final seconds against the Bills, and we get into all the reasons why it feels like things are going in the opposite direction for the Seahawks. Now we get back to neutral ahead of this game though. It's a shorter show this week as we will likely double up with shows on the 'mini-bye' after the game against the Cardinals. (Note from Brandan: No Better at Life mentions this week, so I'm making a prediction in the show notes here that Adam probably has a better at life locked in for the SpaceX astronauts on the next show.) Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Nov 2020

43 min 37 sec

At the midpoint of the season, the Seahawks are 6-2, but they found another way to lose in frustrating fashion. According to Adam, this was even more frustrating than the loss to the Cardinals, because the team played whatever the opposite is of complementary football. Instead, each phase of the game contributed to something that made it more difficult for another phase. Whether it was giving up a big return on special teams, untimely turnovers, or making a terrible decision on defense when it mattered most, each phase found a way to contribute to the loss. But it's not just on the players, or on the coaches, there is blame to share throughout the organization for some of what we're seeing on the field. Fortunately, for a defense that seems to have most of their difficulty with mobile quarterbacks, there aren't many left on the schedule. Jared Goff is the next man up to face this Seahawks defense. Can the team make the necessary adjustments based on issues we've seen in the recent loss to the Bills and some of the previous games as well? Will an improved offensive line be able to slow down Aaron Donald? But maybe the most fun matchup will be seeing DK Metcalf going up against Jalen Ramsey. The last team to face the Los Angeles Rams was the Miami Dolphins. Not only did Miami win that game, but they also beat the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Sam Marcoux, of the podcast Welcome to Perfectville, joins the show to take a victory lap for their "perfect record" in the NFC West. Also in the second half of the show, we remembered to announce the latest winner of the Tiny Piece of Seahawks Stuff, but we forgot to bring the latest trivia question (even though Jeremy explained the origin of all the work that went into it). Congratulations go out to Iupati Mouth for the win in the pick'em league this week. Philip Rivers and a Seahawks petitioner land in the Do Better segment this week. While a small town gets cute in their political efforts and our veterans earn Better at Life honors. Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Nov 2020

1 hr 35 min

The Seahawks put together what was probably their most satisfying victory over the season, because they did it against their rival San Francisco 49ers. Of course Niners fans will complain about injuries, the turf, Russell Wilson being so good at football that it's somehow unfair, DK Metcalf having more abs than should be legally allowed, and Bobby Wagner keeping a secret stash of voodoo dolls he can deploy as he's running through their offensive line. We could go on. Seattle travels to Buffalo this weekend to take on Josh Allen and the Bills. If the Seahawks can put up 25 points, which according to stats off the top of Adam's head is roughly half of what our team usually scores with Russell Wilson against the Bills, then they'll join a small club of high scoring offenses through eight regular season games. On defense, we will likely see the addition of Carlos Dunlap and the return of Jamal Adams and Rasheem Green. In the second half of the show, we talk about Russell Wilson and the mentorship role that he's demonstrating this year. Who are the other NFC contenders for the top seed? Tampa Bay and Green Bay are looking like the only two serious challengers. In Do Better, we're talking about analysts who are suggesting that Wilson was inviting a helmet shot late in the game against the 49ers and a clothing store that dared to suggest love and unity among our fellow Americans this week. Better at life honors go to NASA for reconnecting with Voyager 2 and to Bobby Wagner for his NFC defensive player of the week honors. Register for the 2020 Podcast Pick'em League Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Nov 2020

1 hr 40 min

Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals showed one thing about this Seahawks defense. It's not an issue that can be fixed by a change in defensive coordinator. It's not an issue that can be fixed by the addition of Carlos Dunlap. It's going to take another shift in Pete Carroll's mindset about playing more aggressively in some key moments. Carroll already made the shift on offense, so it's possible this change can happen mid season. We discuss some of the reasons why the change is so important especially with the way the team is operating on offense. There were some positive takeaways from the game against the Cardinals to discuss. DK Metcalf had an incredible play, but Tyler Lockett caught 15 passes for 200 yards and there's barely been a peep about some of his incredible catches coming out of that game. We also look ahead to the matchup with the San Francisco 49ers and why this game is important to have a bounce back game in the division. Antonio Brown is going to the Bucs and Pro Football Talk suggested that it was some trick by the Seahawks to offer up fake interest in Brown to help make another team in the league interested. From there the discussion takes a turn to national reporters versus local beat reporters. Congratulations to Deep balls better than rainbows as the pick'em league winner for Week 7. In Do Better, we call out the inevitable shots that were fired Russell Wilson's direction regarding his MVP candidacy and a strange characterization of the Seahawks acquisition of Carlos Dunlap. Better at life honors go to a neighborly good deed and to our quarterback for continuing to do great things in the community. Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Oct 2020

1 hr 28 min

The Seattle Seahawks are coming off of their bye week. This past week, two games in particular worked out very well for Seattle. The 49ers beat the Rams, which put some room between LA and the Seahawks in the NFC West standings. The Green Bay Packers also lost, which put Seattle at the top of the NFC. They now go on to face the Arizona Cardinals on a weekend that the final two undefeated AFC teams play. The matchup with the Cardinals was supposed to be a chance to see how Jordyn Brooks and Jamal Adams could offer the dynamic the Seahawks wanted to match up against the NFC West. That may have to wait, but Snacks Harrison and Mychal Kendricks could be on the field for the first time in 2020. The 5-0 start for the Seahawks means that Russell Wilson has now had a five-game win streak in six of his nine seasons in the NFL. Looking at his attempts per game, it has been a steady increase from the first streak in 2012 to the current streak in 2020. In the second half of the show, we talk about the decision to keep fans out of the stadium until late November. We also discuss the importance of making sure we are accountable to our superstitions, after too many Floridians trimmed their beards leading to the benching of Ryan Fitzpatrick. Congratulations to The Jordyn Brookings Institution, the Week 6 pick'em winner. The self-proclaimed Gatekeeper of Sports Fandom and the creators of the newest home security advice land in the Do Better segment. Better at Life honors go to Adam Rank for jinxing the Rams and to Seahawks Twitter star Bruce Irvin. NFL Scentsy warmers pre-order Tudder Nation: Pro Football Podcast (featuring artwork creator Noah) Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Oct 2020

1 hr 16 min

For the first time in franchise history, the Seattle Seahawks are undefeated through the first five games of the season. This week's show starts off with a fair amount of concern over the health of our fellow fans. Just how many more of these kind of endings can Pete Carroll expect us to endure? While the first half against the Vikings wasn't much to get excited about, the ability of the defense to hold Minnesota to only 13 points to start the game may have been the most important factor of that half. The Seahawks only needed five good minutes of offense in the second half to help get the team to their first 5-0 start. Looking at the offense, DK Metcalf not only had the game-winning touchdown reception, he added another touchdown along with a huge 40-yard catch on fourth down. It was an incredible game for Metcalf. We also highlight some of the biggest moments from Russell Wilson on the final drive of the game, and some of the other members of the Seahawks offense. Looking ahead to the next four games, Seattle has a stretch of three road games in four weeks, and their first run through their NFC West rivals coming up. We discuss the outlook for the team moving forward. In the second half of the show, we take a look back at two of DCH's biggest predictions that he was able to reverse jinx into existence. Anyone critical of his performance last week owes an apology. Congratulations to Joseph V.T. who won last month's tiny piece of Seahawks stuff and congrats to Tonbridgehawk for winning the pick'em league for Week 5. Tune in to the final segment of the show to find out a specific aspect of football that Rams quarterback Jared Goff needs to 'Do Better' at, and learn how a popular show on Netflix is giving out advice that is less helpful than the combined efforts of the Flock. Better at life honors go to Alex Smith for his return and to an anonymous Vikings fan who is fed up with his team. Register for the 2020 Podcast Pick'em League Pick'em League Home at CBS Sports Post 'Go Hawks' in the comments for the latest Tiny Pieces of Seahawks Stuff (TPoSS) Giveaway Support the show Get in the Flock! Visit GetInTheFlock.com Or visit our website for other ways to support the show Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Follow us on: Facebook | Twitter Listen on our free app for Android, iOS, Kindle or Windows Phone/PC Call or text: 253-235-9041 Find Sea Hawkers clubs around the world at SeaHawkers.org Music from the show by The 12 Train, download each track at ReverbNation

Oct 2020

1 hr 41 min