Seahawks fans can only get so much real information from training camp. But day 8 was worrisome for future possibilities.
The Seahawks had a mock game on Saturday during day 8 of training camp. Russell Wilson looked good. Many other starters looked game one ready too. But the problem came with depth. And Seattle needs a deep team to compete in 2018.
Wilson led the Seahawks to four straight touchdown drives. Mind you, he was guiding a vanilla offense against a vanilla defense. Seattle’s defense knows what the team’s offense is capable off and vice versa. The challenge is in not letting other teams know via players that could be released what the team ideally wants to do.
The problem came when the supposed number one offense played against the number one defense. Second year running back Chris Carson scored on a touchdown pass after the defense simply lost him. If Earl Thomas were on the field this probably would not have happened.
Seattle in 2018 is simply not a team that cannot afford too many mental lapses. And the depth that is expected to play behind the starters, especially in the secondary, is extremely unproven. And the pass rushers, even on the first unit, may not be enough to help out the unproven secondary.
Wilson playing well is expected. But with the ease of how the offense scored today there is concern. There are a lot of young players on Seattle’s roster and they must grow to be warriors. Without Thomas, that growth needs to be quick. The Seahawks defense did nothing in Saturday’s mock practice to show they are ready for a real NFL game. And this is not a fun thought for 12s to have.