Seattle Seahawks vs Kansas City Chiefs: Day-after reaction

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25: Running back Eddie Lacy (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25: Running back Eddie Lacy (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks won their third straight preseason game on Friday. These games are meaningless. What happened during the game, however, was not. 12s got to see some very promising things. And some not so promising.

First the positives

Left tackle Rees Odhiambo had a very good night. He did give up a sack in the third quarter. Until that time, however, Odhiambo kept Russell Wilson clean and he got push in the run game. Odhiambo played so surprisingly well against a good Chiefs line that he may have cemented starting week one.

According to Pete Carroll, “(Odhiambo) had one bad pass set when Russ got hit and he made a mistake on. Other than that, he did a pretty good job.”

I am not saying Odhiambo is going to be an All-Pro this season. But after the disappointment and despair of losing George Fant in preseason game two, Odhiambo offered hope for the future.

Russell Wilson looked very good again, save for one terrible throw that should have been an interception. So far in the preseason Wilson is 29 for 41 for 447 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. I would say this is against vanilla defenses, but we all know Wilson can do it in the regular season too.

Tramaine Brock was not great in coverage early, playing too far off. But he rebounded to have a nice game, including a sack against Tyler Bray that forced Bray to fumble. Brock still needs work, but at least he has experience.

J.D. McKissic looked pumped up and ran well. I think this is the best he has run this preseason. He finished with 46 yards on seven carries. McKissic still will have a tough time making the roster just because of the competition already on the Seahawks.

Now for the negatives

Well, Trevone Boykin looked awful. He did not complete a throw in six attempts. That is, he did not complete a pass unless you count the one the Chiefs intercepted. Boykin started with off-target throws and looked lost. That he followed Wilson and preceded a very good night from Austin Davis did not help Boykin look any better. Might be time to start worrying about the backup quarterback position again.

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What was up with the officials and throwing so many flags? Holy moly. 27 penalties were called for a total of 255 yards. Can you imagine if every NFL game were called this way? The league would quickly start to lose fans. The NFL needs to address the officials in this game for their silliness.

Special teams was not so special. Jon Ryan had a punt blocked. And the Chiefs ran a kickoff back for a touchdown. Glad I don’t play in the third phase for the Seahawks. Extra laps this week.