For Pete’s sake: Three Seahawks who were awful vs. Cowboys on Friday
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks finished 0-3 in the preseason. Doesn’t really matter overall but for three players the game may have mattered a great deal.
Thankfully, the Seahawks preseason is over. They weren’t very good but they also never really played a bunch of guys who are going to be counted on to make 2022 successful. For instance, DK Metcalf only played a few snaps in preseason game 2. Jamal Adams never played. Neither did Rashaad Penny.
The one thing Seattle must hope for is all those talented players don’t have much rust when the Seahawks play the Broncos in Week 1 in a bit over two weeks.
But who are some guys who did not help their cause on Friday in Seattle’s 27-26 loss to the Cowboys? Maybe the three that follow.
Three Seahawks who weren’t very good in preseason game 3
Seahawks center Dakoda Shepley
I would love it if Shepley made the team. He’s got a great story and works hard by all accounts. But he is still really learning how to be an NFL player and wouldn’t make most rosters. With the Seahawks, however, Shepley has a real chance to be the backup center.
Shepley is a true center, though. He isn’t like Kyle Fuller who can be bad at multiple positions but heck, it’s the versatility that counts. If Shepley can’t make it at center, he can’t make it anywhere. And on Friday against the Cowboys, Shepley had one of the worst snaps at a very important moment in the game than I have ever seen.
Jacob Eason is 6’6″ but Shepley’s snap late in the fourth quarter on Seattle’s final drive made Eason look to be about 5 feet tall. Shepley snapped the ball, Eason had to jump high for it and it ended up being batted towards the Cowboys who recovered the ball and ran the clock out.
Plays like that not only lose games but they get players cut. Shepley might still hold on to a roster spot in Seattle but that one play might also cost him his career.