Seahawks welcome longtime Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck and former UW QB Jake Locker to Century Link Field with a very warranted standing ovation. However, soon after the ceremonial type reunion, it’s game time!
Ok, so I know it’s a little early to be looking at preseason games, and this is for entertainment purposes only.I will try to steer away from any draft talk and provide a short, enjoyable escape from the miles of pages to be read regarding it. Let’s hope this is what the opening drive looks like for the Seahawks!
After much speculation in the offseason about the QB situation, Matt Flynn has given us a glimmer of hope, beating out incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson in training camp to get the starting nod from coach Pete Carroll. Flynn opened the game with three straight completions as it seems Pete is trying to ease him into the game with a very aggressive running game, bootlegs, and short checkdown passes. The offensive line, and RB’s are looking great, and doing a great job giving Flynn plenty of time. Then it happens, a play action fake to RB Kregg Lumpkin sets up a beautifully thrown 50 yard ball to Ricardo lockette (in single coverage) for the games first TD. Great read and react by Flynn as Lockette was the third option. Flynn connects on all 4 attempts for 68 yds and a TD and the ground game through Lynch(1 carry), and Lumpkin (4 carries) gains 18 yards. Kregg Lumpkin (2) and Kris Durham also recorded catches on the drive.
After the kickoff, Matt Hasselbeck jogs onto the field to the thunderous applause of the 12th man, once again. Jason Jones paws and shoves around with is former teammates. The defense, as expected, dominates the Titans offense and allows just 4 yards on 3 plays and forces a punt. Jason Jones looks to be the interior pass rush help the Hawks hoped he was, recording a nice hit on Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck seems lost trying to find a pass in the mountain that is the Seahawks secondary and is forced to throw two checkdown passes that are quickly snuffed out by Linebacker KJ Wright. A failed draw play on 3rd and 6, beautifully played by Brandon Mebane, leads to the punt.
The game continues on as a normal pre season game, but with a foreign feeling for 12’s. The excitement and pageantry
of this game trumps those of pre-seasons past. Is it the new uniforms? maybe. Is it the feel that we finally have a young blossoming squad that is capable of dominating even formidable opponents? Maybe. To each his own, but the enthusiasm is undeniable. It’s Seahawks football time, and a new brand of it. Get ready 12’s. It’s our time.
Final score: Seahawks 17 Titans 10
Matt Flynn: 6-8, 78 yds, 1 TD
Tjack: 10-15, 85 yds
Russel Wilson, 8-20, 83 yds, 2 int
Team rushing: 28 carries for 120 yds, 1 TD (Lumpkin)
Team Defense: 3 sacks,2 ints,1 FF, 7 first downs allowed
Game MVP: Jason Jones (1 sack, 3 qb hits, 1 FF)
This is by no means a prediction, just something fun to ponder, and hopefully read.
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