While there are many unanswered questions about the 2022 Seahawks, some definite positives came out of the team’s first preseason game of 2022.
Yes, we don’t know who the Seahawks quarterback will be for sure in Week 1 (here’s a hint, it’ll be Geno Smith) but we did learn that some rookies should immediately be good which means good things for this year and great things for the future.
We also found out that, even without scheming against Pittsburgh (or any other team in preseason), Seattle certainly has some raw ability at positions that matter.
So, yeah. Maybe Seattle isn’t expected to win a Super Bowl this season. But two or three seasons from now? Let’s not count them out yet based on what we learned from preseason game 1.
Several positives came out of the Seahawks first preseason game of 2022
Seahawks are going to get a lot more sacks this year
Boye Mafe. That’s it. That’s the end of this segment of the article.
OK, I joke. But just barely. Mafe looked every bit f what the Seahawks hoped he would be when the team chose him in the 2022 NFL draft. He was fast and explosive and tenacious. Mafe had 3 tackles total and 2 were for sacks. Plus, he appeared capable of doing this against any team, preseason or not, in any game.
But Mafe wasn’t the only pass rusher who looked good. Darrell Taylor didn’t play a lot but still looked like his 2021 self. Alton Robinson, underused so far through two seasons, had 2 quarterback hits and simply deserves more playing than he has gotten so far in his career. Shelby Harris, added in the trade that sent Russell Wilson to the Broncos, played sparingly but still had a QB hit.
Yes, Seattle gave up over 400 yards of offense to the Steelers but this was without scheming. Seattle appears clearly capable of putting heat on opposing quarterbacks and has multiple players who can do it.