The smartest thing about tonight’s sport was that it ended.
A sparse crowd watched actually abominable soccer even for preseason, because the Seattle Seahawks fell behind 24-0 and finally misplaced 27-11 to the Chicago Bears. If final Saturday’s sport towards the Pittsburgh Steelers was moderately enjoyable even in defeat, this sport seemed sub-AAF high quality. Yes, many starters didn’t play, however they certain did alongside the offensive and defensive traces, and on particular groups, and the outcomes had been horrific.
Winners and Losers will probably be very mild on winners.
The leap was cool and he scored a landing on a evening when he had 6 carries for 34 yards. At the very least he’d be a observe squad candidate. I wouldn’t be stunned if he makes the workforce simply with the uncertainty surrounding Kenneth Walker’s well being.
Especially with Ryan Neal injured, Jones appears to be like like a keeper as an additional security. He had a sort out for loss and truly bothered to sort out gamers.
Coby Bryant and Tariq Woolen
Bryant virtually had an interception and did break up a landing. Woolen performed tight protection all sport. I’m happy.
Probably the one Seahawks go rusher who truly bought into the backfield with any consistency. I like slimmed down Alton. His strain led to Myles Adams’ sack.
A late entrant to the checklist as a result of he prevented a critical ankle break. When you see the cart and the aircast usually that equates to “season over” but thankfully it’s just a lateral sprain.
I believe the fallacious nickel nook/further security bought traded away. The damage issues apart, Blair’s ceiling appears to be like a lot like particular groups contributor as a result of anything is simply an accident ready to occur. I misplaced rely of what number of missed tackles and overpursuits he had, and as soon as once more he bought penalized for a head shot. There’s no two methods about it: The defensive facet of the Seahawks’ 2019 class has been a huge internet unfavourable. Cody Barton can assist flip that into at the very least impartial however aside from that, you’re getting wherever from no contributions to dangerous performances on protection.
Blair was only one of many Seahawks whiffing and grabbing at air, however he was the worst performer in my opinion.
This is to not say Smith performed terribly — he was unfortunate on a few drops — however he has achieved little or no over two preseason video games to convincingly take the beginning quarterback job. We’re 10 factors over 4 quarters, with that one landing coming within the two-minute drill. You can argue he doesn’t have his prime two operating backs or greater than three snaps of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, however the different workforce will get to play their first-teamers finally too. By preseason requirements the Seahawks offense has a lot extra starters enjoying than most different squads, and the passing sport has been predictably painful to observe, even with good go safety. The ceiling for this offense, which isn’t excessive to start with given the QBs on the roster, is simply so low with Geno and that’s the nicest method I can put it. The flooring? Well…
shit that third to final one is meant to say missed FG
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Five penalties is 5 penalties irrespective of how properly he seemed blocking Robert Quinn. Cross was not solely false beginning however doing so at any time when Seattle went uptempo. I’m optimistic that’s correctable however in phrases of his self-discipline, that’s gotta be fastened.
The receivers vying for the 4th and fifth spots at WR
Let’s assume that Metcalf, Lockett, and solely as a result of of damage Eskridge are the locks to make the 53. Freddie Swain had a brutal drop. Dareke Young had one. Penny Hart might be the one one who did something noteworthy together with his 41-yard catch however even he dedicated a particular groups penalty. JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Bo Melton each dropped touchdowns. Cade Johnson had the brutal particular groups muffed punt for a landing. The bottom-end of the receiver depth chart didn’t fare properly. If nothing else this is the reason some of us have been screaming for higher funding (draft capital and free company) at vast receiver for years.
I can not think about giving him the final preseason sport. Seattle’s inside linebacker depth is an absolute shambles.
After hitting the upright and getting a fortunate bounce on a area purpose final week, Myers missed one from 47 vast proper. His job shouldn’t have been unchallenged this offseason and the Seahawks want to noticeably think about his future given the stink of 2021 hasn’t gone away in preseason. Seattle saves $4 million by releasing him.
To my untrained eye he was the worst performing offensive lineman out of anybody who performed the entire sport. Chances are he’s simply too footslow to compete at an NFL degree. He was getting the enterprise from third-stringers.
What the hell occurred to this man? He was tough final week however worse this week. Coleman couldn’t down a punt on the 1 when he had lots of room to take action, and he was a legal responsibility within the secondary. Coby Bryant stands out as the favourite for the nickel nook spot by default, as a result of everybody else has didn’t persuade.
Special Teams unit as a complete
What a wild evening. This group compelled a fumble, recovered a botched punt return, but in addition missed a area purpose, couldn’t down a punt on the 1 underneath no strain, and allowed enormous runbacks on kicks and punts. That was such a wretched exhibiting by one of the strengths of this Seahawks workforce over the previous couple of years.
Any degenerates who wager on over 40 factors scored
Don’t wager on preseason soccer, can be my recommendation. But that was a laborious one to take watching the Seahawks have quite a few near-touchdowns solely to finish up with no touchdowns.
- Travis Homer appears to be like a lot extra snug as an every-down again. He had one of the uncommon highlights on a 33-yard scamper that featured an Abe Lucas pancake block.
- Good for Jacob Eason to get some run within the state the place he performed his final 12 months of faculty ball. He’s not correct and his pocket consciousness is a mess, however he at the very least bought a landing drive off and ought to’ve had two. Maybe Seattle retains him round in any case however he’s not getting any larger than QB3 any time quickly.
- All the most effective to Drew Lock, whose COVID case seems particularly rough. Forget about soccer for a second and hope this virus doesn’t have long-term results on his well-being.
- I consider that Pete Carroll’s job is secure as a result of he traded Russell Wilson away and didn’t get one other quarterback aside from Lock. If the workforce is dangerous the hook is that they’ll simply draft a (hopeful) stud rookie subsequent 12 months. My one caveat to that’s if the common season comes and the Seahawks have a lot of efforts that appear to be this shitshow towards Chicago, we would simply see a change made. There higher be an improved exhibiting towards Dallas subsequent week or else I believe that confidence ballot we do in SB Nation Reacts is gonna look totally different than the high-flying optimism from final week.