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Seahawks 7, Chargers 7

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:15 pm with 23 Comments »
August 15, 2009 11:36 pm

The Seahawks finally put a decent drive together, with tight end John Owens sneaking behind the defense on a play-action pass on second-and-goal from the 3-yard line, and Seneca Wallace hitting Owens in the hands for the score.

Wallace finished 5-of-5 on the drive for 30 yards and the game-tying touchdown.

Both Ben Obomanu and Courtney Taylor made first-down catches to extend the drive.

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  1. I have to admit that I expected more from Curry tonight, but it is only the first preseason game.

  2. I haven’t seen anything from Curry either. In the end, he’s going to be fine.

    Kelly Jennings is too small to play in the NFL. I think he has good coverage skills, but he’s too small. I’ve been on his side in saying that I think he’s a great #4 CB (not on his side in saying he’s a good starter), but now I’m not so sure anymore. He simply gets pushed around by most WRs and he’s so smalll that it’s tough to help out on ST either.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Babs had a good half. Hobbs and Jennings looked simply awful. Forsett played well. Back to the game.

  4. Does anybody know how Patrick Willis started out?

  5. The 49ers?

    Our RT, Ray Willis?

  6. No the Willis on the 9ers. I am curious how he did when he first started in pre-season.

  7. I like what I’ve seen from Nick Reed.

    Why do the announcers think their interviews are more interesting than the game?

  8. I am trying to gauge how Curry is doing.

  9. Dukeshire says:

    Hobbs is all but off the team.

  10. I am very impressed with Mike Teel. I think we found our future QB.

  11. I heard Patrick Willis was a beast from Day 1.

    Nick Reed looks like a good PS guy who may take over a role at DE next season with all the uncertainty there after this season (Redding & Tapp are going to be FA and Kerney contract has him iffy to return unless some restructuring gets done). That leaves the invisible Lawrence Jackson and not much else.

  12. I hope that they hang onto redding. The guy is a cereal eatin monster

  13. Teel has looked good. I thought Obo should have caught the one that got picked.

    Why don’t more guys post on the Trib message board? It has a good format.

  14. For a rookie QB, in his first NFL preseason game, Teel looks he has a bright future.

  15. wow, what a punt!

  16. Game. Set. Match. Fine start, plenty of work to do.

  17. These are my thoughts of the game tonight:

    The positives:
    1. No key injuries! Let us all thank God tomorrow in church that no one got hurt.
    2. Very few penalties against the hawks. This shows discipline from the team.
    3. Nick Reed. 2 sacks, 1 interception, and was in the face of the quarterback a number of times. This guy might have been a steal in the 7th round.
    4. Teel showed some promise. He got in and out of the huttle quickly, showed some leadership out there, and threw the ball with some zip. He just needs to learn the offense some more. Of course, we all knew he was going to be a project.
    5. Unger looked pretty good for the most part. I wasn’t a lineman, so I’m not sure exactly how you acurately evaluate him.
    6. We got our first win, even though it doesn’t count.

    The Negatives:
    1. Curry didn’t show me too much tonight. I have to admit, after all I heard about how great he is he didn’t seem to make his presence known tonight.
    2. Lawrence Jackson was not named once for making a play. This guy is looking more like a bust with every game. I can’t begin to tell you how disappointed I am about this first round draft pick.
    3. Jennings, once again, gets beat out by big receivers.

  18. JazBadAzz says:

    Teel looked good but I could tell that he already knew where he wanted to throw the ball when he left the huddle… but he still was a lot more impressive
    than most of the backups in the league this week! I hope this is a taste of what to come?!?

  19. I liked what I saw from six rookies.

    Teel, Unger and Reed have been discussed. Bennett made some plays from the DT position. Courtney Greene seemed to be in the right place. He would have picked Whitehurst at the end of the game if Floyd hadn’t hit him.

    Devin Moore is quick, not just fast. Didn’t look good as a returner yet but as a RB all he needs is a small hole.

  20. Norseman says:

    Sam_D –

    I think i’d add the run defense to the list of positives, and the 1st team pass rush to the list of negatives. wrt to the pass defense, i think i was just expecting more from the amount that has been made so far in camp. a little bit of a let down, but no need for major concern at this point. as for curry, i’m still pretty neutral with him…he’s only been a week in camp, then comes out and plays a game. a little rust makes sense.

    good game for a preseason opener, though. all-in-all fairly typical.

  21. I liked the comradery. The team seems “unified” if that makes sense…locker room attitude seems like one of those intangibles that makes a difference. I like what I saw overall.

    I agree that poor Kelly Jennings seems unable to consistently compete…does anyone have a current update on Trufant?

  22. Here’s my thoughts (somewhat similar to Sam)

    +
    1. No injuries!
    2. While he was only playing against 3rd stringers, Nick Reed looked like he may turn into something special.
    3. As far as i could tell, Unger made no huge mistakes.
    4. Jon Ryan. The Hawks seem to have great luck finding punters.

    Question: I could be very wrong, but my take on the zone blocking is that it’s likely to produce a higher yards per carry average, but minimise long runs. As a fan, I like to see the occasional 30-40 yad carry, though Forsett is probably the only guy on the roster with the speed for that anyway. Any thoughts?

    -
    1. I’m concerned about the secondary, especially if Tru doesn’t get 100% healthy. Wondering if Babs would be the best starter at CB opposite Lucas if Tru doesn’t return for game 1.

    2. Deon Butler looked absolutely lost. And Deon Branch was lost, did he even play?

  23. chuck_easton says:

    Branch didn’t play.

    Jennings and Hobbs both played terrible. But Jennings did redeam himself with the interception.

    Hobbs is gone unless he picks it up. As Eric stated the team gave up 4 pass plays of 20+ yards and Hobbs was the CB on 3 of them. He was also out of position on the drive that led to the TD.

    Trufant better get back so Jennings can be the #4 and not see the field much.

    He’s just to light. I know he’s 5’11″ tall but he’s too little. I weigh as much as he does and I’m only 5’9″. If he had 20 or more LBs on that frame he’d look and play bigger.

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