Seattle dropped their second straight preseason game in a loss to the Broncos. The score wasn’t close but the overall statistics were a lot better than in the Seahawks preseason game one defeat by the Raiders. Before we get into the three players that disappointed, I want to throw out a few reminders.
First, preseason games do not count and aren’t truly indicative of how a team will perform in the regular season. Yes, I want Seattle to win every game ever, no matter if they are glorified scrimmages or real contests.
Secondly, teams do not scheme against other teams. If Seattle thought Denver was going to play a certain way on offense entering the game then it would have nothing to do with what Seattle was going to do on defense. The Seahawks are trying to see what certain players can do, not how the overall team looks against the opposing team.
Seahawks disappointments versus Broncos in preseason game two
Third, Seattle once again played with zero assumed offensive starters, unless center Kyler Fuller ends up starting because Ethan Pocic can’t stay healthy. So what you saw on offense was a bunch of backups. If Seattle plays any games without Russell Wilson, D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Chris Carson, Duane Brown and at least three other offensive line starters then Seattle won’t win any games and something horrific has happened.
All this said, Seattle’s backups still look pretty back compared to other teams’ backups and that is not an overly great sign. And some players were more disappointing than others.