Seahawks impressive performers
Seattle 30, Denver 10
When: 9:00 PM ET, Saturday, August 18, 2012
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Head Official: Gerald Wright
Tonight’s game was a bit of a mixed bag for me.
Some players went out and impressed against the Broncos, while others were trying to make the Seahawks first roster cut for Pete Carroll and John Schneider easy.
Here are five players that impressed me, listen in order by jersey number.
#3 Russell Wilson
That performance has to make the Seahawks front office feel like geniuses for drafting him in the 3rd round.
You will hear some say that Wilson is working against lesser talent, but lets take a moment to examine that.
All the scouting reports raved about everything that Russell Wilson could do on the football field. On the other hand they all echoed the same fault, including pro player personnel around the league.
“He’s too short to play the position in the NFL“. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think the players that he is going against or the offensive lineman he is having to look around are any smaller than the 1st string players.
So, with that in mind, I don’t see how the 12th man can be anything other than excited about the kid.
#8 Jermaine Kearse
He may have only had one reception in the game, but what a reception it was! Jermaine Kearse was running down the seam when Russell Wilson hit him over the middle. Jumping to get the ball Jermaine took a hit from a defender, but managed to hang on to the 37 yard reception.
I also noticed him being more involved in the offense this week, in both the passing game and as a blocker.
#30 Tyrell Sutton
Tyrell Sutton put his name back into the conversation of the running back battle with his performance against Denver. After last week it looked like it was a 4 horse race, but Sutton showed he can bring something of his own to the table.
He is a short but very stocky young man who is able use his low center of gravity to his advantage. Tyrell can cut like a little back, yet he has the size to lower his shoulders and break tackles, like a bowling ball knocking down pins.
My attention will now be more focused on the running back battle.
#32 Jeron Johnson
You have heard the term ball hawkin’, and Jeron Johnson did just that on Saturday.
Not only did he have an interception against the Broncos, Jeron also stripped the ball out of Lance Ball’s arm and it was recovered by KJ Wright. Johnson had 4 tackles during the game.
#50 KJ Wright
One of my favorite sayings is “Luck is the combination of hard work and preparation.” Saturday KJ was always at the right place at the right time, and that isn’t a coincidence. As stated above, KJ was there to recover Jeron Johnson’s strip.
Not only was Wright able to recover that fumble, but he was also in position to catch the ball that Red Bryant tipped at the line. All the work that he has put in since joining Seattle last year is really paying off.
The defense kept the first unit in tonights game and they did it by creating turnovers. During the game I tweeted “If the #12thman starts a turnover drinking game there are going to be a lot of hangovers on Monday mornings” and it’s true.
This defense is going to make a lot of big plays this year and give the offense a lot of short fields to work with.
The second unit offense took over the game and made a close game at half time a blowout by midway through the 4th quarter.
All in all a pretty good day to be a Seahawks fan.