The good, the bad and the ugly from Seahawks vs. Cowboys
By Almar Reyes
Seahawks not-so-great stuff
If the Seahawks intend to be competitive this season, they will only go as far as their defense will go. Let us pump the brakes a little bit, and let me remind everyone that this 2022 Seattle team is not the old Legion of Boom, NO, not even remotely close. However, to be able to have a good running game, this Seahawks defense must be able to keep the game as close as possible in order to do just that.
Last night’s game was not it. The Seahawks cannot afford to go into a game and expect themselves to be able to compete in a shootout. Although they have playmakers like DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Rashard Penny, with Geno Smith as their quarterback, he can only provide so much offense. Seattle will have to lean towards this defense to hold down the other teams from scoring.
Some of the ongoing problems since the start of the preseason was this team’s poor tackling. It showed in last night’s game, poor tackling was evident in the Cowboys’ go-ahead touchdown.
If this team cannot efficiently take down a player, most of the teams will shred them into pieces this season. Seattle has to find a way to stop their opponent’s offensive drive, and good fundamental tackling can help with that aspect.