All praise to the Wu Tang Clan, the Seahawks got out of this one injury-free!
Russell Wilson looks as good as I’ve ever seen him; let’s start there. I thought he was extra mobile when he had to be, but also quick and accurate when the defense gave him something he could work with. Another 200 yards and a TD as he led the Seahawks on 5 scoring drives. Now, obviously, four of those ended with field goals, so there are some things the offense could clean up before they start dropping 50-bombs on fools.
The defense is looking as good as ever too! Frank Clark is a man among boys; no joke, he could be an NFL Defensive POY candidate if he keeps going on this trajectory. And, you know, he keeps his nose clean. The rest of the starters looked on point as well.
Kansas City, you would think, with Alex Smith at the helm, would be the ideal offense to beat the Seahawks with dinks and dunks, but Alex Smith is no Philip Rivers. Not as crisp, not as accurate. Not for nothing, but he also had players dropping balls left and right, so I don’t know how I feel about that. Can intimidation from an elite group of hitters cause guys to muff catches? Actually, now that I say it …
The O-Line looked good. Not perfect, but passable. The running game was strong; I thought both Carson and Lacy were terrific! McKissic also looked awesome against the reserves. I still think we should find a way to keep him, for his utility if nothing else.
Props to Kearse and Graham for their huge catches in this one. The WR group couldn’t get into the endzone until the backups were in the game, but I thought they contributed in a big way.
Also, David Bass absolutely needs to make this football team.
Finally, 4/4 for Blair Walsh. You do you, son.
That’s about it. It’s pre-season for the players, and it’s pre-season for your trusty neighborhood blogger as well.