Seattle Seahawks at Chargers: Post Game Notes


Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) under center during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

A nice win for the Seahawks tonight. The team’s depth was clearly on display at the team just dominated in the 2nd half. There are guys out there with Seattle’s 2nd and 3rd teams that are good enough to start for a lot of teams in this league.

Lets jump right to my notes:

Standout Performances

Alvin Bailey – There just aren’t any words to describe how impressive his performance was. He played 3 quarters at LT, and never gave up a single QB pressure. He also was completely dominant as a run blocker. I expected him to play well, but I never expected this. He wasn’t just good, he was scary good.

Michael Bowie – Bowie’s performance was overshadowed by Bailey’s, but the backup RT was solid all game other than a couple rough plays in his first series on the field.

Bensen Mayowa – He was the game’s best pass rusher, and looked very sharp against the 2nd and 3rd team O-line of the chargers.

Stephen Williams – The rotation at WR kept him off the field until the 2nd half, and then he was the home-run threat this team needs, catching 2 passes for 83 yards and TD and setting up another TD. After that the running game took over and the Seahawks stopped throwing the ball, otherwise Williams likely would have done even more.

O’Brian Schofield – Schofield started at SAM with Irvin sitting the game out, and looked like he belonged with the 1st team defense. He was great on the edge, especially in getting to the QB.

Christine Michael – The rookie RB wasn’t great early in the game, but got better as the game went on and was dominating by the time he was pulled out.

John Lotulelei – He was all over the field making plays or generally being disruptive. He ran right past the play a couple times, but that’ll some. His athleticism showed up in a big way.

Jaye Howard – He played at 3 positions along the D-line and looked solid at all 3. He’s much improved over last season. Playing for DC Dan Quinn is good for him.

I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few. There were plenty of great performances out there tonight.

Less Than Stellar Performances

The “Bubble” Wide Receivers – Other than Williams, none of the other guys trying to earn a roster spot bothered to show up.

Jesse Williams – The teams 5th round draft pick started at 3-tech DT, and struggled a bit. I’m not concerned, but he’ll need to do better if he’s going to retain that starting spot.

The TEs – There were a few plays made by the TEs, but overall the position group didn’t play well. The Seahawks definitely need Zach Miller to get healthy, or for Luke Willson to accelerate his development.