Seahawks grades from shaky win over Buccaneers
By Lee Vowell
Defensive and special teams
The good news (kind of)? The Seahawks had two sacks. The bad news was that none of them came from the defensive line. Jadeveon Clowney is able to get a push but is constantly double-teamed because his teammates aren’t doing jack crap. Maybe that is the scheme so Seattle has more players back deep to not give up the big play, but this is getting unbelivably frustrating and will keep the team from going deep in the playoffs. By the way, Ziggy who?
Bobby Wagner and Mychal Kendricks each had a sack. Wagner, Kendricks and K.J. Wright combined to be in on 25 of Seattle’s 72 tackles. Still, it just seems like this unit which was supposed to be great hasn’t been. There is just something lacking.
Marquise Blair should have had a pick of Jameis Winston in Seattle’s end zone but the ball bounced off his hands into the hands of a Bucs receiver for a touchdown. The Seahawks cannot afford these kinds of plays. And Shaquill Griffin and Tre Flowers looked silly trying to guard Mike Evans.
Jason Myers. Man, he stinks. Right now Myers is a huge waste of money. He could have – should have! – made a 40 yard field goal to win the game at the end of regulation. He missed it. Myers is now 3 for 8 on any kicks beyond 40 yards. That isn’t good and I have no faith he will make any kick he tries now. But Michael Dickson has been his freakish self the last three weeks. Against the Buccaneers he averaged 55/3 yards per punt. Definitely good enough to win.
Grade: Myers, F; Dickson A