Notes from the Nest: Seahawks play it safe at quarterback
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The Seahawks final preseason game was better than the second, at least
- Final preseason showdown.
- The Seahawks traveled to Dallas for their final preseason game of the year, falling 27-26 in a wild game. Here are some thoughts.
- It was so good to see Tyler Lockett out on the field getting some run with Geno. As always, he’s a stud, catching two balls on the first drive for 35 yards. People sleep on Lockett, but we’ve seen him play really well when Geno Smith is behind center, Lockett isn’t going anywhere.
- The defense looked pretty good against mostly backups, but again the depth is really concerning. The missed tackles didn’t look like a Benny Hill theme song, but it’s still concerning.
- Drew Lock threw one of the most beautiful deep ball touchdowns I’ve ever seen to Penny Hart. If you had told me that was a Josh Allen throw, I wouldn’t have doubted it. You saw the strength, the ability to aggressively go vertical and just put points on the board real quick. It’s throws like that, it really gets you juiced about what it may look like having Lock throw 10 of those a game to DK Metcalf and Lockett?
- Drew Lock also threw 3 interceptions, going 13/24 for 171 yards and a passer rating of 51.2. I’ve said for the past few weeks that Lock is a poor man’s Josh Allen and this half joke/half compliment continues to be true. Yes, the backup wide receivers for the Seahawks suck and cost Lock a turnover, but it has been clear since the start of camp that Pete Carroll has been looking for a turnover-free game manager at the QB position. Lock looks like he didn’t get the memo and said screw it and pretended he was Brett Favre out there. Some ugly stuff out shown by Lock, unfortunately.
- Myers looked really good. For those in the tank faction, this is devastating news. For those in the comPETE faction, this could be huge for the team’s playoff hopes. With a smaller window to be great, an elite special teams is critical to Seattle having a successful season.