The good, the bad and the ugly from Seahawks vs. Cowboys
By Almar Reyes
The Seahawks positive
After trading away their franchise quarterback Russell Wilson to Denver last season, the Seahawks came into training camp and preseason looking to see who will lead them in the new season. Even, with the loud noises of Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo, there were only two actual names involved in the quarterback question, Geno Smith and Drew Lock.
After this last preseason game, alas! we have our answer to the unpopular question all throughout the preseason. Seattle’s bench boss Pete Carrol has tagged quarterback Geno Smith to be their Week 1 starter vs the Russell Wilson-led Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
All preseason long, Pete Carrol had been dragging this quarterback battle. Even with Drew Lock being sidelined due to Covid and not being able to participate, Carrol kept insisting it was still a neck and neck battle.
Now, we finally have that answer. In Geno Smith, a game manager, Pete Carroll, and the Seahawks coaches can now implement their heavy running play scheme. Also, by tapping Smith’s shoulder, Seattle will limit some of the throwing errors that Drew Lock might make during the game.
Coming in relief of Drew Lock, Geno Smith threw for 3 out of 6 for 43 passing yards and no picks. These will be the type of games we will see from the Seahawks, a low passing game, and a ton of running plays. If Geno can somehow be able to limit the errors, he might be able to steal some games for the Seahawks this season.