Some bright spots on the defense and the punter was pretty good too
Part of the issue with Washington having 152 rushing yards is that they had so many plays in which to do it. For the game, Washington ran 79 plays to Seattle’s 45. Washington only averaged 3.5 yards carry and struggled to get yards up the middle as Al Woods was a mountain with 8 tackles. Still, the line finished with just 2 quarterback hits and 1 sack.
I am still unsure what is going on with the Seahawks view of L.J. Collier. Collier played in his fourth game of the season and has been a healthy scratch the rest of the season. In three of the four games, he has had a quarterback hit. Collier has played just 10.6 percent of Seattle’s defensive snaps this year and is tied for fifth on the team in quarterback hits.
Yes, the linebackers are terrible in coverage. But is this lack of ability or bad coaching? Bobby Wagner and Jordyn Brooks each were in on 14 tackles. Wagner leads the league in tackles (128) and Brooks is fifth (113). Brooks had several crunching tackles. But the coverage over the middle isn’t there and I think Ken Norton, Jr. is more to blame for that.
Jamal Adams got his second pick of the season when Quandre Diggs blew up a receiver and the ball popped into Adams’ arms. Sidney Jones played well again overall but was called for a bogus pass interference in the second quarter that kept a Washington drive alive that ended up in a touchdown. Adams, Diggs and D.J. Reed combined for 23 tackles. While Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke was 27 of 35 he threw for just 223 yards and most of that was over the middle and not the secondary’s fault.
Michael Dickson is a freak. 8 punts with a net of 49 yards an attempt. Seattle still can’t get much from its return game, though.
Grade: Dickson A+, rest of unit C