The Seattle Seahawks beat the Oakland Raiders, but the game created some serious doubts about the overall depth on Seattle’s roster.
The Seattle Seahawks topped the Oakland Raiders 23-21 tonight in the last preseason game for both squads. The result is meaningless, but this was the last chance for coaches to evaluate players before roster cuts.
Honestly, this game was ugly. Neither offense did much of anything until late in the game. It was sloppy, and not particularly fun. It was a great showcase for some backups on defense, and not all the impressions that were made were good.
Here’s my 5 takeaways from tonight’s game:
1. CB depth isn’t what we thought it was
Marcus Burley is the team’s No. 4 CB. He’s moved up passed Tye Smith and Tharold Simon, both of which have been massively disappointing. There was a point in second half when I was thinking that DeAndre Elliot was going to make the roster over Simon and Smith, but then Elliot was carted off and didn’t return.
This isn’t a great position group. Even Jeremy Lane didn’t look great. Richard Sherman better not get hurt. He and DeShawn Shead have been the only dependable corners in the preseason.
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