UK_Seahawk wrote: Thepeelsessions wrote:
UK_Seahawk wrote:Who is still out there in FA that would make the Seahawks stronger? Who you got?
My only knock on Swain is his physicality with blocking but maybe I'm making too much of that awful Wilson pick six against the Rams.
That whole play was just a fuster cluck and a symptom of Schotty predictability and bad play design/coaching. Swain would have no problem making the block on that DB, but it was a mental error. Possibly he also was worried about PI being called if he blocks while ball is in the air. Rookie mistake.
I'm instead gonna rank it...
1) Schitty play design by Schotty, too predictable, as evidenced by Rams reading it. Shades of SB49... Carroll sure can pick the predictable OCs who get exposed in high-stakes settings. Fingers crossed on new one...
2a) Poor decision by Russ, and maybe play didn't have an option B, so back to schitty by Schotty
2b) Mental error by Swain, not recognizing player needing block, being confused, back to schitty coaching by Schotty, not preparing players for the different scenarios they might see from a D on that play
17) Lack of Swain's physicality in blocking... well, first you have to attempt to block and make contact, before you can get pancaked by a defender. So the jury is out on Swain's physicality/willingness/effectiveness at blocking. But, I see no reason a better-coached Swain couldn't block as well as say, Doug Baldwin.
P.S. I like Swain overall and think he's a keeper who will continue to improve. Recall Baldwin flashed as a rookie, but IIRC it took Golden Tate until his 3rd year to "get it" at the NFL level. Swain's rookie year seems behind Baldwin but ahead of Tate.