Russell Wilson, one of five Rookies that started Week 1, played in his first NFL Game. And he almost had his first win. He led the team and made good decisions. He was just one completion away from tasting Victory. Poise and play making ability was the reason why he got the starting spot over Matt Flynn. Although small in stature, he is a huge competitor. He is a smart and tough player that goes about his business and throws the ball where the Receiver can make a play on it. One of the things he showed was his athleticism and ability to make plays outside the pocket. Out of the 34 drop backs, he was in Shotgun for 27 plays. This makes for better protection from your offensive line and allows him to better survey the field. He did not have a great game, but again what rookie did with the exception of RGIII. The touchdown that Russel Wilson is misleading as Leon Washington sat it up with an 83 yard Kick-off return.
The Wide receivers have to help him out. Too many drops. TOs baby momma was furious stating that Terrell could drop passes better than these guys. Her motive is there, just needs a higher understanding of the game. You can have ten timeouts, but when you come out you have to execute and catch the ball when it is thrown to you. The Seahawks Wideouts need to be more physical and fight for every ball, especially those gift wrapped in the end zone. Sidney Rice will be a good receiver for the Seahawks and his chemistry with Russell Wilson will grow along with their relationship. He will be a good player with them. This offense misses Golden Tate and hopefully he will be back soon for them and him and Ben Obomanu will continue to develop.
Just like every other team that is trying to get back in a game after facing a deficit, the Seahawks took to the air; theerby, putting even more pressure on the rookie. It is hard to comeback in this league, and abandoning the run makes it even harder. The “Beast” rushed for 85 yards to a tune of 4 yards a carry. The Cardinals did a good job of keeping him from gathering up steam getting up the field. Marshawn Lynch runs hard and you can never count out his fight- even when struggling with injuries. He should be looking to have a better outing this week.
The Seattle Defensive backs looked improved, but they were going up against Skelton and Kolb. Kolb did some nice things when he came in for the injured Skelton though. There is no other way to explain why Larry Fitzgerald only had four catches for 63 yards. There was also some Pass interference calls that they need to correct. These kept drives going, and allows the opposing offense more time to find the endzone.
Chris Clemons and Richard Sherman forced the two turnovers against the Cardinals that could have been of importance. The Sherman pick was a miscue by Skelton where he threw the ball out-of-bounds on the referee track. If you going to throw it away, then throw it “away” from the field. Chris Clemons picks up where he left off last year with another sack and forcing a fumble. Clemons led the Seahawks in sacks in 2011. Seattle was able to provide limited pressure to Wilson by just rushing four players. This is encouraging but against other QBs in the NFL, especially Romo, this has to improve.
Side Notes: Marshawn Lynch averages 3.8 yards a carry against Arizona.
A Taste of GOLD.
Wide Receiver Golden Tate will make his season debut against Dallas Cowboys. Left Tackle Russell Okung has been practicing all week and will be a game time decision. He hurt his Left knee in last weeks lost to the Cardinals.