The Seahawks lost in embarrassing fashion to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. Here is how the Seattle players and coaches graded.
The Seahawks lost 27-7 but it really felt more like 45-0 or worse, right? The offense is now sputtering to a degree not seen for a very long time. Seattle had 17 points at halftime in Week 1 and the offense hasn’t scored since then.
The interior of the defensive line, after being excellent against the run in 2021, has gotten gashed in the first two weeks. Week 1 was bad enough though Denver threw the ball more than they ran it. San Francisco seemed to get 7 or 8 yards every time they ran the ball straight up the middle.
Week 2 was a complete team loss, from the coaches to the players. After feeling decent about this Seahawks team after Week 1, 2022 now seems a doomed season. Here are the grades look from Week 2.
How did the Seahawks grade in Week 2?
Geno Smith did have one truly bad throw when he tried to hit DK Metcalf over the middle and the pass was into double coverage. It was an easy interception for San Francisco. Smith finished 24 for 30 passing for 197 yards. He was hit 9 times, however, and just never had much time to throw. Smith isn’t the problem with this team and that probably means things are worse than hoped.
Seattle simply isn’t trying to do anything running the ball which is weird. Not that they likely would have run well against the 49ers anyway but at least try to do so. The Seahawks finished with 36 yards on 14 carries. The worst part was DeeJay Dallas throwing an interception inside the 49ers 10-yard line in the first half. It was a horrible throw but Dallas should have never been put in that position.
Wide receivers/tight ends
Tyler Lockett gets an A. He had 9 catches (on 11 targets) for 107 yards. DK Metcalf can’t seem to find a way to get open, however. And the rest of the Seahawks wide receivers are nowhere to be found. The tight ends had 4 catches for 11 yards and didn’t block well.
Grade: Everyone but Lockett, F
Overmatched. That’s the best way to describe the Seattle offensive line. Abe Lucas got his welcome-to-the-NFL game and had two bad penalties. No one else played well enough to mention. The team averaged 4.6 yards per play.
Like the receivers, there was one good player here: Al Woods. Woods had 7 tackles with 3 of them being tackles-for-loss. He gets an A. Seattle allowed 4.7 yards a carry to the 49ers tailbacks. This would have ranked 30th in the NFL in 2021. No defensive lineman recorded a quarterback hit and Poona Ford was invisible for the second straight week.
Grade: Everyone but Woods, D
Uchenna Nwosu had a costly offsides penalty but otherwise played well again. He had 3 quarterback hits. The team had 4 overall. Darrell Taylor is atrocious against the run and missed a tackle on Deebo Samuel near the line of scrimmage that Samuel turned into a 51-yard gain. Boye Mafe got the first sack of his career so yay! The 49ers had 113 yards after first contact, though, and that is extremely terrible.
The Seahawks cornerbacks had infinitely more penalties than they did passes defended. I mean that literally. Seattle’s entire secondary had zero passes defended. Meanwhile, Mike Jackson had two pass interference calls go against him, Coby Bryant had a PI and an illegal contact. At least Tariq Woolen made a play on special teams – he blocked a field goal attempt – that turned into Seattle’s only points of the game.
Seattle seems set in the absence of Jamal Adams by going with Josh Jones in his place. No offense to Jones, but he isn’t good. Quandre Diggs was in on 6 tackles. The safeties made zero difference in the game.
The only points the Seahawks scored were on the previously mentioned blocked field goal so that was good. Tyler Lockett being run into by his own player causing a fumble near the end of the half that the 49ers turned into a touchdown, however, was a microcosm of the entire game. DeeJay Dallas made some perplexing decisions on kickoff returns. Michael Dickson punted well, however, and averaged 49.8 yards a punt with a net of 45.2.