“What if – and this is purely hypothetical – we drop an unofficial depth just to see how they react?” – (Possibly) Pete Carroll buzzed around at a 3 a.m. meeting with the coaches, a few Adderalls, and five sugar-free Red Bulls teams, trying to figure out how to help Seattle fans turn into reality, where Geno was. Smith is their starting midfielder.
In a move that feels like a political party trying to cool down soon-to-be duck candidates, the Seattle Seahawks released an unofficial depth chart Monday, and, um, it’s serious full.
Well, good luck trying to tell people who’ve been following Russell Wilson for a decade that the guy you traded in for him isn’t even going to be the starter. After the deal that sent Russ to Denver to get Drew Lock, Noah Fant, a defensive head, and draft picks, Carroll went viral in the media with all sorts of Lock propaganda.
Back in May, the Seahawk coach told Sports Radio KJR, “I think (Lock) will be the first to be picked, out of the quarterbacks. He was the first in this draft. “Although he may not be wrong, considering Kenny Pickett can’t even catch up with the likes of Mitch Trubisky or Mason Rudolf of Pittsburgh, saying some such wild things are dangerously misleading.
The headline from Carroll’s interview three months ago was obviously the claim about Lock and this year’s QB class, but if you listened to the whole thing — or wrote about it as I wrote – you can see the captain talking to Smith himself in real time.
After praising Lock for so long, Carroll reached out to a player on his roster to compare: “(Lock) was compared to Geno, and Geno Smith has a great arm. He has a world class arm, and all that. In keeping with that, that says a lot. “
At the time, I said, “If Carroll wants to be stingy and pick a quarterback on his roster as the first QB theoretically made in 2022, nominate Smith, who hit three picks. in 2013 is higher than Lock’s position in 2019.”
Pete, it was a joke, a temper, something of a joke. You don’t have to take it literally. Whether it’s official, unofficial, or a ploy, name a guy with a negative TD-Int ratio (34 to 37) and a lifetime win percentage of 38 as your starter. is a terrible idea.
I don’t care how good the Smith-to-Metcalf connection a year ago looked. That’s a fake sample size. He may have matured since he last committed an offense in 2014, but not enough to clean his system of whatever the Jets injected into his QB picks. surname.
(Side fantasy football note: I wouldn’t pay too much for any ‘Hawks’ wide-ball recipient whether it’s Lock or Smith pitching them. more reason to handcuff a warm-up.)
Fans are expecting Lock to not only start but be competent – something he has yet to do as a pro. He’s an 8-13 starter with a TD-INT 25-20. If you glance at his 6-foot-4 frame long enough, you can see an NFL quarterback. It was an eye trick, and Carroll and John Elway were the only two people on Earth who could see it. That’s why Broncos loyalists no longer listen to Elway, and fate will (if it hasn’t) for 12th Man and Carroll if indeed the depth chart is unofficial. officially announced.
Pom pom Pete’s enthusiasm and optimism are part of his allure, and it’s great that he has such a talented team capable of reaching great heights with a little bit of positive thinking. That rah-rah crap falls out of favor with the season gone, and if Smith is really going to be at the center of Week 1 against Wilson and Denver, this year will be over before it even begins.