Seahawks Fans surprised by Britt in first preseason game
There is no question the Seattle Seahawks have a lot of talent on their team. The preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs showed the depth of that talent.
Lets face it, there aren’t usually high expectations for the first few preseason games. Fans usually see players learning the scheme and speed of the game. In this week’s Twitter of the Twelves poll, I ask Seahawks fans which player surprised them or stood out the most in the first preseason game.
I’m not going to lie, our winner was not who I expected it to be, but I’m glad he won. Center Justin Britt has had a rough road with Seattle fans, but he looks to be setting it right.
Britt has played three positions in three years. He started in 2014 at the right tackle position, and then switched to left guard in 2015. He played better at guard, but still was a work in progress. This offseason head coach Pete Carroll moved him to center. Apparently it is something they had been thinking about since they drafted him.
In the first preseason game he did a fantastic job in this position. Britt played 23 snaps against one of the better defensive lines in the league, including Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe.
Coming in second in our poll was running back Christine Michael. Michael is another player that has had a rough road with the Seahawks but has seemed to find his place. Drafted by Seattle in 2013, he sat behind Marshawn Lynch for two seasons finding very little playing time.
After being traded to the Dallas Cowboys, then having a short stint on the Washington practice squad, Michael was brought back to Seattle last December due to injuries of Lynch and Thomas Rawls. The time away seems to have been good for Michael because since his return, he has looked very solid and determined to prove himself.
Oh yes, Tyvis Powell. An un-drafted rookie with a great story. That already made him quickly become a fan favorite. Add to that a very impressive first preseason game? Fans love him! Powell went all out to prove himself to the team, and to fans last Saturday. An interception and then an (almost) huge play on special teams made him truly stand out. All are excited to see what else he can bring.
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We all know that preseason can be a bit boring, but when you are finding players like these, making plays like they have been, it changes the entire game. Seattle Seahawks fans are looking forward to the second preseason game to see if the trend continues.