Seahawks preseason broadcasts should be a blast even if games aren’t
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks begin preseason on Saturday. While a lot of backups will likely play and who knows who will win, Seattle’s broadcast is going to be great!
Before I get into why the Seahawks preseason broadcast is going to be so good, I want to start with some sad news. This will be the first season in a very long time that John Clayton will not be covering the team or part of the broadcasts. He will certainly be missed.
At least Seattle made excellent decisions in who to add to the broadcasts for preseason, however. Curt Menefee will call the game while former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson will do color commentary. Paul Silvi and Ray Roberts will do the pre-and-post-game shows.
But here’s where it gets fun because Michael Bennett will also be on the broadcast. Bennett was fun to watch on the field but certainly didn’t keep his thoughts to himself when the game was over. Bennett is smart and funny and sometimes intentionally controversial, albeit in a very Bennett-type way.
Seahawks TV broadcasts should be fun during preseason games
If Bennett is allowed to speak freely, even while 12s are mostly watching backups who may not have a chance of making the Week 1 roster and therefore the quality of play is sporadic, then it will be great just to listen to the broadcast.
I have to admit, though, I was a Bennett fan when he played and I still liked him off the field too. But there is probably plenty of 12s like me out there.
The Seahawks first preseason game is on Saturday at 4 pm PT in Pittsburgh against the Steelers. 12s can check out the game locally on NBC affiliate KING 5 and on the NFL Network nationally. If you don’t care about watching the game, the excellent Steve Raible will do the radio play-by-play and be joined by Dave Wyman.