Notes from the Nest: Seahawks play it safe at quarterback
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This week in Hawkville saw the retirement of a heroic and fun player, as well as the Seahawks playing in their final preseason game at Dallas.
We also saw Pete do the most Pete thing, naming his starter.
Let’s go (Hawks)!
Notes from the Nest: Seahawks preseason week 3
- Shaquem Griffin retires
- Shaquem Griffin announced his retirement last Wednesday. This should be a day of celebration, as that is how Griffin is viewing it.
- Shaquem was an absolute monster at UCF, helping lead the Golden Knights to an magical undefeated season that saw them defeat the Auburn Tigers in the Peach Bowl. Their AD claiming a national championship has really spoiled the story of what should be considered one of the great Group of 5 teams we’ve seen in college football. I’m likely in the minority, but I believe that team would have beaten the Cincinnati team we saw make the College Football Playoff. These dudes were legit, and Griffin was by far the best and most dominant player on defense.
- He stole the show at the combine, and then was selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft. A heroic accomplishment becoming the first player to ever make the league with one hand.
- A career special teamer, I will never forget his twin powers sack of Aaron Rodgers in the 2019 NFC Divisional Playoff. The sack forced the Packers to punt back to a hot Russell Wilson led offense, desperately holding on to a 28-23 lead with just a few minutes to go. The sack was an all-time play, and as a fan, I truly felt the Seahawks were going to complete the comeback.
- It’s a shame the game ended the way it did, as that play may have lived in Seahawks lore if Seattle pulls off the upset. It also makes me wonder how much would be different now if the Seahawks had made the NFC title, or possibly even beat the 49ers. Could be a completely different vibe.