Seahawks safeties and special teams
Safeties 53-man roster: Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs, Marquise Blair and Ryan Neal
Practice squad: Josh Jones
We didn’t see Adams or Diggs in preseason and for good reason: We know what they can do and risking them to injury is silly. That they didn’t play was also a big reason the defense didn’t look leagues different than it did in 2021. (Plus, there is no scheming in preseason so the alignments are all fairly bland.)
Blair is intriguing because of his speed and ability to hit opposing players with force. But he is also injury prone and sometimes forgets the correct technique when tackling. He’s had several helmet-to-helmet calls against him in limited time.
Neal (while he is currently injured, he should be back soon) is a solid backup to Adams and has played plenty over the last couple of seasons.
Special teams: Jason Myers (kicker), Michael Dickson (punter) and Tyler Ott (long snapper)
Big sigh of relief here after watching this group in preseason game 3. Myers was very shaky against the Bears in game 2 but left no doubt on any of his field goal attempts against the Cowboys and that included a 53-yarder.
Now if the Seahawks could just improve their punt and kickoff coverage a bit better all things would be good.