And a 1-3 preseason concludes with a 27-24 defeat in Oakland that was forgotten almost as soon as it ended.
What did we learn in a game where Hasselbeck never played? Where the leading rusher went 6 carries for 31 yards? Where the leading receiver was Deon Butler with 7 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown (while T.J. Houshmandzadeh is currently riding the cold steel of the Trading Block)? Where the only real flash of excitement came on Louis Rankin’s 99 yard kickoff return for a touchdown (when he’s not exactly a lock to make the team thanks to God Damn Julius Jones)?
We didn’t learn a damn thing. This game was pointless, we no longer have Josh Wilson, we’re looking to unload or maybe even release Housh, and my 6-10 prediction for the season is firm in my gut.
Charlie looked okay. Mare hit 3 field goals. Bring on the regular season.