• Birdfinger

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/2019-nfl-draft-ncaa-all-time-sack-leader-reportedly-disinvited-from-nfl-combine/

    If Jaylon Ferguson wants to improve his draft stock, he's going to have to do it without attending the NFL combine.

    According to NFL.com, Ferguson's invitation to the combine has been rescinded after a background check on the former Louisiana Tech star showed that he had once been convicted of simple battery. Ferguson's run-in with the law came during his freshman year in college after he was involved in a fight at a local McDonald's.

    A single kerfuffle at a burger joint as a freshman keeping this guy from the Combine, in my opinion, is a travesty. A history of multiple incidents is something I believe should be more what this guideline was intended for. This decision needs to be reviewed and reversed.

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  • Birdfinger

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25900439/everything-need-know-first-alliance-american-football-season

    This new league should really help me get through to the draft. I might even catch a live San Antonio Commander's game. Doubt it but you never know!

    Interesting rules. No Extra points, no kickoffs... screw them darn kickers!!

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  • Birdfinger

    I'm anxious to see what the Hawks do this offseason. I love the offseason. I think we'll get a real good idea about the team as JS sets up the roster before the draft. He likes to have all positions at least addressed in some compacity and with such few picks those decisions will really shape if we'll have a potential Super Bowl team.

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  • Birdfinger

    This is both hilarious and scary. This guy is a damn child.

    What is freaking me out daily is he's demonstrating how far an American President can go without being stopped. Its been 2 years of ridiculousness and he may get off scot free. While the investigation is taking its time necessary or not, He keeps digging deeper.

    Though if a D-POTUS was doing it, he would have been thrown in the gulag the first time his flag pin was upside down.

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  • Birdfinger

    My thing is it depends on how we're gonna use Russ. If we really want to be a run team, and invest in run-blocking O-Line, blocking TE's, and keep trying to make starting WRs out of late round or UFA players then I don't want to have the top paid QB on the team. That investment in that position just doesn't make sense to me.

    If we're going to put the weight of the offense on his shoulders I want to fully invest in both him and all the tools he needs to perform. Invest in o'line and offensive weapons beyond Lockett and an aging Baldwin.

    Right now I don't get the impression that they want to be a balanced offense. They seem to want the run game to do the heavy lifting. Part of my problem is paying Russ top QB money and then focusing on the run seems to be wasting Russ's talents and Seahawks cap that they could be using to upgrade the run game and the defense.

    I'm for paying Russ if they'll make him the focus of the offense. They just need to decide who and what they want to be go all in.

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  • Birdfinger

    Nothing new. Its just 4am and I watched this on TV and got all emotional. I broke when Quem got drafted and the look on Quill's face when he started to cry.

    I know Quill struggled a bit this season and Quem hasn't played much outside of special teams, but this story is amazing. It also made me proud of being a Seahawks fan that they would support the brothers like this. I don't know how their story will end but getting to the NFL was special.

    Go Hawks!

    Youtube Video

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  • Birdfinger

    Seahawks meet with Nasir Adderley, Andre Dillard at Senior Bowl

    Offseason means we need to keep track of who Seahawks meet with. Most picks they've made has been to players they've met with and invited out to the VMAC.

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  • Birdfinger

    That is so sweet!! Somebody just showing off his chainsaw skills. Last time that happened here in Texas it didn't go so well! (ba-dum-pum) Love this dudes expression on his face. Lol!

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  • Birdfinger

    Great information about the game we love. Highly recommended reading.

    Intro To Scouting

    This Reddit post has information on what to look for when scouting different positions and also goes through some Football 101.

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  • Birdfinger

    Man, that looks like fun!

    Makes me want to actually get off my ass and play!

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  • Birdfinger

    Seriously. What a waste of a Super Bowl.

    Yes the Patriots are amazing and its really neato groovy that they win so much everyone hates them, but I'm so over "Tom Teriffic" and the entire organization. The coach's lack of personality schtick is old as dirt and arguably no one in the NFL needs to get a punch in the face more than Edleman.

    And then.... Rams.

    The halftime show is featuring B-Class entertainment but at least Tony Romo will be announcing! Yay!

    Commercials aren't enough of a draw for me. Yeah, I'd rather watch a "Say Yes To the Dress" marathon with the wife.

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  • Birdfinger

    Great interview! Good find!

    But, yeah, I ain't workin' out to books on tape in the morning. Strong coffee and Heavy Metal is the only way I can even get moving!

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  • Birdfinger

    k... I turned it back on... just in time to score a TD and 2 point conversion then....

    WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT "ON-SIDES" KICK????

    2018 Hawks didn't have it to go to the SB. Ok. I'm cool with that. But I live in Austin Texas with all these damn Cowboy fans.... man.... I really did not want the Hawks to lose that game. Now I'll get those looks when I wear my Hawks gear when I'm out and about. Yep, its all about me. Bummer for the organization but, I mean, WOE is me. sniff

    The play calling was crap after a it was obvious the run wasn't working. If this is how they choose to win or lose games then there really is no point in having a QB the caliber of Wilson. Russ is there to win games but he can't do it when his number isn't called.

    "Hey! All-World Quarterback Russell Wilson! Yeah, you! Could you hand the ball off to these RB's for 4 quarters? What's that? Nah, no passes today. We're fine going down slamming our heads into a wall for the entire game. Thanks though. If we need ya we'll call ya. Now get in there and WIN the game and earn your paycheck... with those handoffs!!"

    I do understand wanting to stick with the running game and not abandon it but, in my opinion, instead of abandoning it too early like they've admitted to doing previously, they stuck to it too long. I believe going after the play calling is fair game when you have one of the best QB's in the league and you're not letting him play. I absolutely do not believe that the run/pass game complimented each other. Last night was like they were calling run plays to open it up for, well, another run play.

    And yeah, Whats up Pete?? Having Dickson practice kicking field goals all kicker style and not out there practicing his drop kick field goals that he's been seen nailing from 45+ yards out??

    Getting timid in your old age, Grandpa.

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  • Birdfinger

    Dallas driving. Less than 4 minutes. Cowboys in redzone up by 3. I can't watch. For reals. I turned it off. I'm too emotional. I suck.

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  • Birdfinger

    Hawks starting at the 'boys 44. Janikowski is out for the game. TD's or bust.

    Michael Dickson drop kicks freak me out.

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  • Birdfinger

    D giving up that TD was brutal. Shaquill getting worked over and not rising up to playoff caliber.

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  • Birdfinger

    Its looking like Dallas is selling out to stop the run. A win may rest with the passing game.

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  • Birdfinger

    Through 3 offensive drives it appears that the Seahawk offense has yet to get off the plane.

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  • Birdfinger

    Fox Pregame talkin' 'bout how there is no way to defend the Cowboys because of Cooper. Even talking Cowboy Dynasty. Of course Jimmy Johnson is sittin' there all "HOW 'BOUT DEM COWBOYS!!"....

    Ok, ok.... Starting to get my gameface on.... keep chirpin' punks....

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  • Birdfinger

    @Veda-the-Moor said in Wild Card Round: Seahawks @ Cowboys:

    Couldnt sleep.. feel like I want to throw up.. still have to wait 3 1/2 hours.........

    Go 'Hawks... smash'em.

    Breathe in through the nose, and out through the mouth......

    I'm surprisingly chill before this game. I think I really see everything they do now as gravy. I never expected to go to the playoffs this season. At the same time, I've seen some real cool things from this team to make me think they can take anyone in the NFC. I feel like I almost moved on to next season mentally already. A win tonight would change that for me though. Proving we can not only have a winning season and make the playoffs but WIN in the playoffs?? Damn son, we're Bowl bound!

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  • Birdfinger

    @Lymon said in Wild Card Round: Seahawks @ Cowboys:

    Go 'Hawks!!!

    SWEET! You remembered this time! Now the cowboys are in deep cowshit!!

    GOOOO HAWKS!!!

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  • Birdfinger

    Here's the problem I'm having with this game: I can see 3 outcomes. 1) Hawks win big 2) Hawks win in 4th quarter 3) Cowboys win in 4th quarter.

    I just don't think the Hawks will get blown out.

    So.... now you know what to watch out for....

    But my strongest feeling is Hawks win by 4.

    Go Hawks!!

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