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Military Sea Hawkers Preseason Week 2 Newsletter
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I don’t know about the rest of you, but the lead up to the first preseason game always seems so exciting that the actual game can be a bit of a let down. Even though I went into it knowing it wasn’t going to be anything like the “Super Bowl rematch” it was being made out to be (that game will be here soon enough) it was still a bit of a let down with so many starters on the bench.
Seattle’s second-string offensive line did as well as one could hope against the Broncos starters. We still managed to have a 10-7 lead at halftime! The last couple preseasons, the team tended to pull away in the second half of games and was proof that Seattle had far more depth than other teams. That wasn’t the case this year.
Two key plays: The Broncos’ second-string quarterback was nearly sacked for a big loss on third down, but broke free and scrambled for a first down. The next play was a deep touchdown pass to put them ahead 21-16. The second was a dropped pass by running back Demetrius Bronson, who could have walked in for a touchdown, but the throw was delivered a little high from Terrelle Pryor.
The next play was an interception at the goal line after the pass was tipped to seal the win for Denver. Pryor led the Seahawks in both passing and rushing yards, but don’t expect any kind of quarterback controversey unless it is one between Pryor and Tarvaris Jackson.
For those who watched or listened to the Broncos home announcers for the game, there was plenty of comments that you could choose to laugh at or be infuriated over. Adam and I actually talk about a few of them in this week’s episode of the Sea Hawkers Podcast. Have a listen!
It’s going to be great to see Seahawks fans back at home. The thing is that I think I’ve already had enough of the preseason. Let’s get to some real football! Fortunately, it’s only about three weeks away.
seahawks vs. chargers on afn/DTS
The Seahawks will appear on AFN and DTS for the first time Friday (or Saturday depending on where you are stationed). So you’ll get to see the CLink full of Seahawks fans ready to cheer the team on for what we all hope to be another great season.
Catch the game Friday at 1930 PT or 0230 GMT Saturday on AFN Sports if you’re serving on shore or via DTS Sports at sea.
The Seahawks lose their first preseason game and fail to get to double digits for consecutive preseason wins. Clearly the Denver Broncos have a decision to make as to which of their players deserve to be honored with a commemorative statue to mark this monumental occasion. Adam and Brandan talk about some of the worst quotes and takes to come out of the loss, including one from our pal Skip Bayless.
With the Chargers game next on the schedule, the guys offer their thoughts on what they plan to keep an eye on from the offensive line to the linebacking corps and if, even in the preseason, teams will continue to stay away from Richard Sherman’s side of the field.
Emmy-award winning writer and producer Mark Tye Turner is welcomed back to the program from his home in Richard Sherman Oaks, California. He now has a new book: Seattle Seahawks Super Season: Notes from a 12 on the best season in Seahawks history. We talk last season, expectations for this year, and a Seahawks touchdown dance that is unlike no other.
In the show’s last segment Adam proposes a weekly pick ‘em contest to see which listeners are best at picking games on a week-to-week basis. Adam’s wants Broncos announcers to “do better,” Brandan thinks it would be more fun for the NFL injury announcements to be more like the PGA. In Better at Life, Adam honors the passing of Robin Williams by playing a favorite clip he shares with Brandan and Coach Carroll. With the induction of Walter Jones into the Hall of Fame, he also deserves enshrinement as a member of the Better at Life community.