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The offense and defense both looked ready to start Week1 as they earned a 41-14 victory over the Chargers. It was their first time playing in front of the home crowd since the NFC Championship. Russell Wilson was 11 of 13 in passing, Cliff Avril was able to pressure the quarterback four times and was on the field for only 12 snaps, and the only time punter Jon Ryan was on the field was to hold PATs.
Seahawks quarterbacks ran wild against San Diego to score four of the team’s five touchdowns. The game gave fans the opportunity to see how Earl Thomas might do as a punt returner (he hasn’t had much to work with), who will be #2 behind Marshawn Lynch (Robert Turbin seems to be leading that battle), and whether or not Terrelle Pryor can show coaches enough to jump ahead of Tarvaris Jackson on the depth chart.
On defense, undrafted rookie Brock Coyle from the University of Montana is getting a lot of positive attention. Tharold Simon looks healthy and even returned an interception before it was called back for illegal contact. There has been a lot of flags flying on defensive backs this preseason.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones came out publicly to say it is the Seahawks fault that the NFL is emphasizing penalizing contact on receivers after five yards. Yet the Seahawks have seen very few penalties called on them and I think the Legion of Boom has been penalty free. One thing I know is that no quarterback has thrown at Richard Sherman in the preseason. It’ll be interesting to see how little he gets tested this year.
Jay Cutler and the Bears will the be the next test of the preseason. With the way this offense looks having a healthy Percy Harvin on the field and Wilson looking as confident as ever behind center, it’s hard to see this game going much differently than the Chargers game. Not only that, but Russell Okung, Max Unger and Kam Chancellor are all expected to suit up this game after being sidelined for the first two games.
August can be one of the slowest months ever. The anticipation starts in July (or maybe even June for some of us?) and once football arrives it doesn’t take long to tire of the preseason before you’re ready for regular season to be here. Only two more weeks to go!
seahawks vs. Bears on afn/DTS
After a preseason beatdown of the Chargers, the Seahawks get a shot at another preseason favorite to make the playoffs. The starters are expected to play into the second half, so this might be our best chance to see what this team has before taking on the Packers in the season opener considering how starters rarely play in the final preseason game.
Once again the game will be broadcast on AFN and DTS Sports. The game airs at 2000 PST, 0300 GMT and 0700 in Afghanistan.
The Seahawks rebound from their first preseason loss to annihilate the Chargers 41-14. The interception and touchdown by Tharold Simon is one example of how games how now turned into an illegal contact-fest and has officials seeing things that just aren’t there.
Seeing Earl Thomas continuing to field punts continues the discussion on whether or not the risk is worth the potential reward, Adam and Brandan talk about impressive performances in preseason game two, and discuss if Terrell Pryor is poised to unseat Tarvaris Jackson as the backup.
Jenny Goos, writer and vlogger for OnHerGame.com joins the podcast for her third appearance on the show. With two weeks of preseason down, Jenny talks about how she’s tired of watching “practice” and ready to get to the regular season.
Do better candidate Johnny Manziel is called out for his poor execution of a gesture we’ve seen from Marshawn Lynch, Michael Vick and late Titans owner Bud Adams. Adam takes one more run at the flurry of illegal contact penalties being called.
Finally, tune in to the show and find out why free agent NHL left winger Paul Bissonnette and Russell Wilson are both better at life than Skp Bayless.