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Nick Polak

Staff

Kent, WA (via Westfield, NJ)

MEMBER SINCE   July 24, 2016

It's my pleasure to serve as a senior editor for Roar Lions Roar. I am greatly enjoying building up a brand new entity from scratch (with a ton of help from our friends at Eleven Warriors, of course) after having spent time writing for multiple team sites on SB Nation including Black Shoe Diaries, Tomahawk Nation, Land Grant Holy Land, Alligator Army, as well as the main college football hub. I also spent time on the professional side, writing about the Seattle Seahawks for Field Gulls on the SB Nation network.

Please don't hesitate to ever reach out to myself or anyone else on the masthead about improvements you think can be made to the site or any other comments you may have. Thanks for reading! Go State!

Favorites

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Sam Ficken
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Adam Morrison
  • NFL TEAM: Seattle Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: Colorado Avalanche
  • NBA TEAM: Seattle Supersonics, RIP
  • MLB TEAM: Seattle Mariners
  • SOCCER TEAM: Bayern Munich/Seattle Sounders

Recent Activity

Comment 24 Nov 2020

Someone on Twitter was saying that Battle tested positive, and Ryan Snyder said he wasn't wrong. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Comment 24 Nov 2020

The offensive line is the biggest part of all of this, IMO.

We saw enough from Clifford last year to know he can be passable, but the amount of pressure he dealt with early and often just broke him. We've seen enough to know that he gets very affected by things like that on the field and starts pressing.

To be clear, I'm fine with the change, especially since Ciarrocca and Trautwein have both had so much success with it, but it was just terrible timing with this offseason to try and get this group of multi-year starters all accustomed to the previous system up to speed.

Comment 18 Nov 2020

Hell yeah

Comment 07 Nov 2020

When they're just facing pressure from down linemen, no tricks, they're fine.

But bring a blitzer or run a stunt, and it falls apart, seemingly due to miscommunication/lack of communication more than anything else.

To be fair, they have switched to a zone-blocking scheme with Ciarrocca/Trautwein, and that's the kind of thing that requires good communication. Without a real offseason and without non-con games, it would be a lot to expect them to have it down pat already.