Seahawks Offense Still has A Lot of Work to Do

Mansfield Wrotto:

Looked a lot better at left tackle than anyone expected.  Although Wrotto had help, he did an effective job of neutralizing arguably the best pass rusher in the NFL.  I barely remember hearing Jared Allen’s name.  Outside of a false start, Wrotto had as good of a game as possible.  Grade: A-

Matt Hasselbeck

Was 9/17 for 138.  No picks and no touchdowns.  94 of Hasselbeck’s yards came on 2 plays both of which were perfectly thrown balls to Branch(42) and Williams (52) hitting them in stride and allowing them to pick up extra yards.  Matt nearly threw 2 interceptions.  One on a slant route to Deion Branch early in the game and another which would have been a pick had Houshmandzadeh not it  batted down to the turf.   Hasselbeck didn’t look great, but he didn’t look bad either.  He was good.  Grade: C+

The Running Game

Struggled mustering a mere 42 yards between L Washington (2.6 avg.), J Jones(3), and J Forsett(3.3).   As a group they averaged only 3 ypc.  No single back stood out among the pack which was a little disappointing.  Grade: D


Mike Williams was just trying to stick with a team at the beginning of training camp.  Now he is making a strong move to crack the starting lineup based on his preseason numbers.  Mike Williams has 149 yard, and his plays are the type that ignite an offense and create momentum.  His size makes him a prime target in the redzone evidenced in the Vikings game when he was one and a half feet away from a touchdown on a fade route.  Even without his 51td from Whitehurst, Williams would still lead all Seahawk receivers.  He has definately separated himself from the pack, but still has a lot to prove based on his past.  So far so good.  Grade:  B+

Golden Tate, who many thought would be the number 2 wideout, has  only 60 yards, 47 in the Vikings game,  and seems to have fallen out of favor with the coaching staff as a result of poorly run routes.  He better tighten up his game, as he seems to have already fallen out of the starting lineup.  Grade:  C-

Houshmandzadeh has 95 total yards and has looked ok.  He had embarrassing drop in the second half of the Vikings game which could not have been a better thrown ball, however, he did break up what would have been a sure pick allowing Mare to later kick a 38 yd Field Goal. Grade C+


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Tags: Golden Tate Julius Jones Justin Forsett Leon Wahington Mansfield Wrotto Matt Hasselbeck Mike Williams Offense Seattle Seahawks Tj Houshmandzedah

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