Seahawks vs Vikings: 5 Takeaways from Seattle’s 18-11 loss
By Keith Myers
The Seattle Seahawks lost to the Minnesota Vikings in a meaningless preseason game, and gave us a good look at the thing Seattle must still improve upon.
The Seattle Seahawks looked sluggish and sloppy in their first home preseason game of the year. Their 18-11 loss was a great window into the issues the team still needs to address.
It wasn’t all bad though. The defense played well. The offense flashed it’s potential when it wasn’t shooting itself repeatedly in the foot. It wasn’t a terrible performance, and ultimately preseason games don’t matter.
Let’s jump straight unto my takeaways from tonight’s game.
1. Welcome back Tony McDaniel!
The run defense was much better this week. Everyone did a better job of staying in their gap and playing disciplined defense.
The one big mistake was made by Eric Pinkins on the touchdown. He cheated to the inside and gave up the edge. That can’t happen. Hopefully he learns from his mistake.
One guys who really stood out throughout the game was defensive tackle Tony McDaniel. His first day on the roster was on Tuesday, but he was out there making a huge impact tonight. With Hill and Siliga unable to stay healthy, McDaniel looks like he’s got a good chance to make the roster.
Next: The pass blocking