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Parting thoughts about Seahawks and Broncos Week 1
- Waldron called a prime Goff game
- The offense controlled the game up until Metcalf’s fumble. We have not said that about the Seahawks offense since the first 2-3 weeks of the Let Russ Cook 2020 season.
- I couldn’t help but notice that the offense looked almost exactly like the 2017-2019 offense we saw from the Jared Goff Rams. That is not an insult, the Rams offense back then was absolutely dominant, when Goff had time to throw. The same outcome can be for Geno and the Hawks’ offense if they can give Smith time.
- Penny will run for a ton of yards. He broke about 3-4 big runs that would have put Penny at well over 100 yards, but they all were aided by a holding call. They will continue to break runs, and not everyone will get called back. It was Geno’s night, but I expect it to be Penny’s season.
- Deejay Dallas impersonating Kam Chancellor
- What a special teams stud and the hit he laid on the kick return in the number 31 jersey gave me Kam Bam chills.
- Seahawks defense is an imperfect representation of Pete Carroll’s vision
- Just like last year, the defense gave up a million yards but held up pretty well in the red zone. We saw a similar defensive approach this week, but a few differences.
- First, the overall talent is a little bit better this year than last. The addition of Nwosu, and the improvement in the secondary overall, will help the Seahawks get off the field a little bit more than last season.
- Second, they got the turnovers. Any defense can go from bad to average, or good to great when they continually win the turnover battle. If Seattle can keep the opposing offense to one touchdown, while getting two turnovers, they’re gonna win a lot.
- The bend, but don’t break approach also clearly showed that Seattle is two defensive studs away from taking this team to a Super Bowl-caliber defense. With four high-level picks last year, and a ton of cap space (looking at you Bradley Chubb), this defense can become elite by this time next year.
- When it mattered most, this year’s defense stood up. Not once, not twice, but three times they turned the Broncos away from points when it looked like the game was on the line. Love it!
- Russ wasn’t trusted
- Russ didn’t feel like he had enough power or trust in Seattle, so he forced his way to the Denver Broncos. In the games most critical moment, the team that he just signed on to retire with, ran out the clock, didn’t trust him to get five yards, and sent their kicker out to try a historic field goal on the road.
- Sipping that tea, but wow, how do you think Russell Wilson and his entourage is feeling right now?
- It’s ridiculous, it’s awesome, and your Seattle Seahawks are 1-0 and are in first place in the suddenly shaky NFC West.
- It was a beautiful night for Seattle football. Who knows what the future holds for this season, but for tonight, the Seahawks won their championship game, and Pete Carroll has to be smiling pretty well going to bed tonight.
- Seattle heads to Santa Clara next week to play the 49ers, in an absolute must-win for the red and gold. Let’s get weird and go 2-0.