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Considering the issues on the offensive line and seeing Russell Wilson work through his most significant injury as a Seahawk, it has a lot of fans wanting to know about the potential for upgrading the offensive line and the biggest name that pops up is Joe Thomas, left tackle for the Cleveland Browns. The guys talk about many of the factors that would go into a potential trade, if it could work, and some of the limitations it places on the Seahawks.

With the loss to the Rams, the Seahawks playoff chances are almost cut in half according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. Though they have identical records, he says the Cardinals have an 86% chance to make the playoffs. That's 50 percentage points more than the Seahawks! Adam wonders if meth was somehow introduced to the prediction formula.

Next, Rebekah shares her experience at the game in Los Angeles, the interaction between Seahawks and Rams fans, and the surprising lack of water in a place that is generally warm year-round.

The guys close the show talking about the draft pick the Seahawks lost. Pete Carroll again has the team "practicing too hard" in the offseason. It's a problem that other parts of the Pete Carroll coaching tree don't seem to have a problem with in Jacksonville and Atlanta.

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The Seahawks lose their first road game of the season, 9-3 in Los Angeles, and at this point should we really be surprised that it came at the hands of a Rams team that continues to find a way to beat Seattle even after moving into the same time zone? Though we knew going into this game it was going to be a tough matchup for this Seahawks offensive line, there are a couple players that stand out in a bad way and one player that is now standing above the rest. Defensively, this team couldn't be playing much better, but they couldn't seem to get a stop when the Rams were deep in their own territory and that made field position a key part of the game.

With San Francisco next up on the schedule, the guys wonder which 49ers defense shows up this week in Seattle. Will it be the one that shut down Todd Gurley and shut out the Rams in their home opener, or the one that allowed 176 rushing yards and more than 500 yards total against the Carolina Panthers. For the defense to continue dominating the opposition, the guys look for Deshawn Shead to bounce back against San Francisco and their group of mediocre receivers.

In the final segment of the show, the guys announce the winners of the pick'em leagues from the last two weeks and talk about how our international listeners can help earn the show an award. Do better nods go out to the Rams and Mrs. Craven, the mother of an NFL player. A long snapper for the Eagles and Marshawn Lynch is going Beast Mode in retirement as both earn nominations for this week's better at life segment.

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Category:Seahawks -- posted at: 2:06am MDT

The Seahawks open the season with a 12-10 win over the Miami Dolphins. Defense and special teams carried the day for most of the game and the offense comes up with a 75-yard drive when they need it most to earn the victory. While Brandan wants to hand deliver a game ball to Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills, Adam gives his to Jeremy Lane who had a tremendous impact as part of the Legion of Boom. The defense, apart from one star player, seemed to have its swagger and looked like the defense that led the scoring the past four years.

The guys preview the game against the Rams and cover the most interesting play from their week 1 game against the 49ers. Adam talks about how fans can completely throw logic out the window when it comes to the games where the Seahawks play the Rams.

Former Seahawks long snapper and Army veteran Nate Boyer returns to the show and the guys discuss the Seahawks demonstration of unity and talk about their disappointment with much of the media leading up to the game. He also talks about the moment he decided he was going to give long snapping a try and unfortunately his phone hasn't been ringing this preseason to get back into competing for a position on an NFL team.

Adam wants a phone that fits in his hand and has the ability to text in an italics font. Because no company has seemed to come up with the second part, he feels that phone programmers should do better. Brandan takes on the media and how they're misguiding people with regard to the NFL protests. Better at life nominations go to a St. Louis sports bar and the Seahawks for knowing when it's time to move on.

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Category:Seahawks -- posted at: 3:11am MDT

It's here! The regular season of the NFL is upon us and the Seahawks kick off the 2016 season at home against the Miami Dolphins. This is a special game for Adam, considering how he's shown no attempt to hide is disdain for the Dolphins over the years. The guys preview the matchup with the Dolphins and go over the 53 players who made the cut as well as the announcement of team captains.

Sam Marcoux, host of the Perfectville podcast for the Miami Dolphins, joins the show to talk about his thoughts on Miami's preseason. He says this can be a make or break year for the Dolphins and whether Ryan Tannehill can be their future franchise quarterback. Sam answers Adam's biggest question of whether or not the Dolphins have a tight end with the ability to consistently burn the Seahawks defense. 

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A do better nod goes out to the Seahawks equipment guy who allowed two guys with the same number on the field as well as the Vikings general manager for giving up two draft picks for Sam Bradford. Better at life honors go out to a UFC fighter and 12 Flag raiser, and Skip Bayless' new colleague offers a similar message that we've been propagating for years.

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Category:Seahawks -- posted at: 2:47am MDT

This week, Adam and Brandan kick off the show by hitting the highlights from the Seahawks 27-17 preseason win over the Cowboys. While there are concerns out there with the ability to stop the run and get to the quarterback, Brandan and Adam come up with a scale of effort to explain why Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett may not be as effective in the preseason. Russell Wilson and the first-team offense put points on the board for the first time this year and Boykin adds one on for good measure late in the game to help solidify the win.

Before the news of roster cuts started to roll out on Monday, the guys laid out their predictions on who would make the team. While Adam thought there was still a chance Browner would make the team, it wasn't something he was confident about. Who does that leave a spot open for on the defense?

Tom Spindler, president of the Mat-Su Sea Hawkers, joins the show to talk about his thoughts on the Cowboys game and outlook for the 2016 season. The chapter is one of the few, and maybe the only  one, with federal non-profit charity status and he talks about how their club's work goes toward benefitting the local community.

There was another huge week of support from listeners as we got several emails, reviews, and new members of the flock coming on board. Find out why the Arizona Cardinals GM and a Kansas City Chiefs tight end need to do better, while K.J. Wright gets a nod for being better at life. After we posted Jenny Goos' letter to Colin Kaepernick, Adam brings a different viewpoint to the table as he puts Kaep up for his better at life nominee.

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Category:Seahawks -- posted at: 10:04am MDT

It's the first loss of the season as the Seahawks fall 18-11 to the Vikings. Despite a late interception that allowed the go ahead touchdown for the Vikings, Trevone Boykin had another exciting outing and once again nearly brought the team back at the end of the game. Adam and Brandan talk about what they saw with the first team offense as Christine Michael continues to impress. Russell Wilson had an impressive dime that he dropped right to Tyler Lockett. Not so impressive was the Seahawks pass rush or the ability to cover tight ends.

It's another trip to Prisco's World this week as Pete continues to throw around the "good, not great" quote when speaking about Russell Wilson. But who are some of the other names that Prisco has attached that phrase to? It sounds like Wilson might be in some impressive company when you look at other players Prisco has dropped into that category.

Sam Smith of the Military Sea Hawkers joins the show to talk about the game. For members of the military chapter, Sam writes a weekly recap of the game to help folks serving overseas feel more connected to the team. He talks about his thoughts on this latest game as well as his expectation for the Seahawks in 2016.

**Note: There are some audio quality issues in the later parts of the show. We had a different set up while Adam is on the road and hopefully we can get the audio problems fixed for the next show.

Lastly, the guys read your emails before getting into a Do Better and Better at Life. Is it possible for Adam to admit he's wrong twice in one show? Bleacher Report seems to be testing a new style of headline writing that Adam is not a fan of and Brandan takes Ryan Lochte to task for not knowing how to lie to his mom. Adam shares the praises of Pro Football Focus for their marks on our "undersized" center while Brandan has found even more reasons to hope that Troymaine Pope finds a spot on this Seahawks team.

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Category:Seahawks -- posted at: 10:57am MDT

The longer Pete Carroll coaches, the more efficient he becomes, because we're only one  game into the preseason and he already has the young players understanding the mentality of the team to play until the last second ticks off the clock. That's exactly what the team did this week as the Seahawks trailed for the entirety of the game. All sixty minutes! With all zeros on the clock Trevonne Boykin tosses a hail mary to put the Seahawks within a point of the Chiefs and they're able to win on the 2-point conversion. Adam and Brandan talk about some of the takeaways from this week's game and which players and position groups have them the most excited.

The guys talk about their visit to training camp and welcome Jordan Babineaux and Jermaine Kearse to the show. They're also joined by Petty Officer 1st Class Derek Hall as he spends his day at camp getting ready to run an obstacle course set up for the military after the Seahawks finish up practice.

In the final segment of the show, the guys cover emails from the past week and talk about strange rivalries within the fanbase. Jason Cole from Bleacher Report is taken to task in the Do Better segment again. Finally, a Browns receiver and a Seahawks player we've talked about a lot this offseason is getting a very special opportunity. The guys talk about why both are 'better at life.'

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Category:Seahawks -- posted at: 2:51am MDT

A huge show to kick off the 2016 season with training camp underway we're starting to see where some of the major areas of competition will be. Adam and Brandan talk about how cornerback is shaping up to be a fun spot to watch. The team on offensive line has five guys showing up consistently among the starting group. Competition at some of the final defensive line spots may have gotten easier now that Chris Clemons has decided to retire right before camp. The guys talk about what that means for the team.

The main thing this show is about is looking at not just our own expectations for the team, but the expectations of fellows fans. Ross Bell of the UK Sea Hawkers and co-host of The Pedestrian Podcast joins the show to talk about his thoughts and how he thinks this will be a breakout season for Cassius Marsh. Clinton Bonner, contributor on seahawkerspodcast.com shares his top picks from his upcoming 3 In, 3 Out blog that focuses on the offseason. His top pick for a breakout year is Frank Clark.

With the new Armed and Dangeruss poster hitting the streets, the first Costacos brothers poster in decades, John Costacos joins the show to talk about stories about how his company got started and his memories from poster shoots with Kenny Easley, Steve Largent and The Boz. John talks about how much Russell Wilson influenced the final product of the poster and the feedback, both good and bad, since the poster has launched. Are we about to see a sports poster resurgence? We'll find out. Visit costacosbrothers.com to find out how to get the new Russell Wilson poster.

In the final segment of the show we have a big announcement for prizes in the Sea Hawkers Podcast pick'em league and how the guys will be randomly selecting for prizes this year for those who are participating. The guys talk about some things to look for when it comes to offensive line play and what exactly a pancake block is. A top player from the Arizona Cardinals and a member of the national media originally from Washington state need to do better, and Adam talks about why your eyeballs will be thanking the Pittsburgh Steelers as Brandan nominates a top player from the Cardinals as his better at life nominee this week.

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Category:Seahawks -- posted at: 1:59pm MDT

A while back the guys talked about being nervous if Training Camp rolled around and John Schneider or Pete Carroll didn't have a new deal. It turns out nobody has to be nervous now that the two are under long-term deals.  Adam and Brandan talk about a couple other news items -- like a new Russell Wilson poster, before moving on to the main topic of the show.

Oscar of the Better Rivals podcast joins us to talk about the "Walsh Lobe" portion of the brain that all 49ers fans who lived through the 80s have. We talk about an offensive line that may be more questionable than the Seahawks and a line that may not know which quarterback they'll be protecting. Oscar offers his thoughts on who he expects to start at that position. Because his Better Rivals isn't just about 49ers football, it's also about having a deeper understanding of the game, we talk about how a quarterback can develop something Adam has mentioned on the show before -- the dreaded "David Carr syndrome."

In the final portion of the show, Adam responds to an upset listener from last week's rant. Do better nods this week go to reporters to attempt to predict schedule strength as well as a former 49ers linebacker who, if it was even him, doesn't know when to leave the camera off. Lastly, two Seattle sports icons are recognized in Better at Life.

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Category:Seahawks -- posted at: 8:40am MDT

With only a week to go until training camp and no major news to concern Seahawks fans, some were a bit worried about the latest comments from Michael Bennett talking about being underpaid. We've heard this story before. Adam and Brandan talk about their two big concerns going into camp: uncertainty on the offensive line and Tyler Lockett hype. With Pete Prisco putting Kam on the top of his list of most overrated players, it's time for another edition of Prisco's World--now with theme music.

The Know Your Rival series continues with James and Bear of the LA Rams Podcast. How well did the trade for Jared Goff go over with them? The guys get into which back will have the better season between Thomas Rawls and Todd Gurley and we need your help figuring out the stakes of this competition. Tweet your #RawlsGurley suggestions to @AdamTheRant and @LA_RAMblingBear.

The Sea Hawkers BBQ is July 30 in Bellevue. Visit SeaHawkers.org for more info. Finally, in do better, the guys team up on Pokemon Go while Nintendo and a former Bears defensive back are better at life.

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Category:Seahawks -- posted at: 9:35am MDT