The next game at CenturyLink Field will be the season opener against the Packers . . . just let that settle in for a moment. Yes, the Seahawks season is about to begin.
Before I get into the Bears game, I want to know if there are any O-5 or above officers that plan to attend the Packers game. We have a club member looking to hold his promotion ceremony at the game that night. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ll be there and can help out.
Also, we’re still looking for great videos from anyone serving overseas. Thanks to those of you who have sent something in!
If you watched the Bears game last week, you know this Seahawks team is not messing around in the preseason. The first-team starters are non-punting, touchdown-scoring, defensively dominant machines. It’s a beautiful thing to watch, especially when this Bears team is expected to compete for the division title of our first opponent of the regular season, and the Seahawks annihilated them.
It was bound to happen sometime, but Seattle finally faced a team that was willing to throw in the direction of Richard Sherman. The Bears had a bit of success with it in terms of yardage, yet they couldn’t manage to score a touchdown and Seattle won 34-6.
Even special teams was exciting. Steven Haushka hit a 59-yard field goal, Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 40 yards, and Earl Thomas nearly had a punt return for a touchdown. On offense, it only took Marshawn Lynch three carries before he was walking into the end zone for his first touchdown of the preseason.
Russell Wilson looked better than ever and in complete command of the offense as he marched the team down the field for four consecutive touchdowns in the first half. On defense, O’Brien Schofield continued to have a tremendous preseason and looks like he’ll have no problem filling the void left by Chris Clemons on the defensive line.
The Seahawks cut their roster to 75 this week and will have more cuts this weekend to get down to 53. Unfortunately, a lot of talented players will be on their way out, but I think we can expect some new and exciting talent in behind some of those players we lost in the offseason.
It’s been an exciting couple of preseason home games that have really helped hype me up the year. Only one more week from Thursday until the Seahawks kick off the regular season!
seahawks vs. raiders live on afn/DTS
Apparently AFN felt so bad about not showing the Seahawks vs. Broncos game to open up the preseason that they’re decided to show the Seahawks live for games 2-4. I’m not sure if watching whoever the backup QB is for the Raiders is better than watching Peyton Manning for a couple series makes up for it. If nothing else it gets you prepped for the same day and about the same time for the opener vs. the Packers next week.
The game is set to broadcast on both AFN and DTS Sports. The game airs at 1900 PST, 0200 GMT and 0630 in Afghanistan.
It’s a Russell Wilson love-fest to kick off the first portion of the show as Adam and Brandan are impressed with the command and comfort #3 has shown against the Chargers and Bears. The guys call out some other impressive performances from the game and how one podcast listener was rewarded based on the performance of Marshawn Lynch.
The Seahawks cut the roster down this week from 90 to 75 players. No surprising names made the list, and the guys talk about the approach the team is taking with roster cuts. With the 53-man roster only days away there are sure to be some recognizable names when the time comes for the next cuts.
John Davison, Sea Hawkers Podcast listener from the U.K., joins the show. We roll out the tea and crumpets while waffling on “American Football.”
After the interview, Brandan breaks down his fantasy draft from the previous night with some of the listeners and why he stockpiled 49ers players. Forbes’ list of top NFL fans makes this week’s “Do Better” segment along with former Bucs quarterback Chris Simms. Finally, Seahawks Kevin Pierre-Louis and Vietnam veteran Bill VandenBush (and his wife) are all “Better at life than Skip Bayless.”
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