After the first two games of the NFL preseason, the Seattle Seahawks are looking like a team that lives up to the hype. The starters are getting their reps in workmanlike fashion. Younger players like Jermaine Kearse, and Christine Michael are trying to make an impact to earn more playing time in the regular season. The team is blowing their opponents away with depth and confidence unseen in a Seattle team since the Washington Huskies football teams of the early 90’s. Is it safe to say that, from a fan’s perspective, this is the most irrelevant preseason in team history?
The fans are confident the team will be good. The national press is confident the team will be good. The players themselves, are oozing with extreme confidence and they’re showing it the right way: through hard play and body language instead of talk and predictions. The only thing left to do is play the games. But before the games start, we have to watch the next second half of the preseason.
This Friday at 5pm(PST) the Seahawks will play the Packers in Green Bay. It is a rematch of last year’s Monday night football game in which the Seahawks neared double digit sacks on Aaron Rodgers, and won on a last second touchdown pass from Russel Wilson to Golden Tate.
Being the preseason, there shouldn’t be as much physical play this time around. However, don’t be surprised if the Packers try for a big play or two early in the game when the first teams are facing off. At the buzzer, the game should probably end the way most games do these days, with a lopsided Seahawks victory.