The Seahawks lost badly to the 49ers in Week 2 and looked bad doing it. Three pieces of the team were particularly awful for Seattle, however.
I mean, don’t get me wrong. The Seahawks meltdown versus the 49ers was nearly a complete team effort. Offensive coordinator Shane Waldron made a bone-headed decision and defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt wasn’t able to fix the holes along the defensive line.
Waldron’s decision was to let running back DeeJay Dallas attempt a pass inside the 49ers red zone in the first half. Seattle tried to run a few trick plays during the game and tailback passes can sometimes be good but not normally inside the red zone. Dallas threw an interception and it ended by far Seattle’s best offensive threat.
But which parts of the team stood out as possibly the worst in Week 2? Maybe the three that follow.
Three Seahawks that Pete Carroll can’t be happy with after Week 2
Defensive tackle Poona Ford
I like Ford a lot as he was an undrafted player who deserved better after being great in college. Through his first few seasons in the NFL, Ford has consistently been a fantastic run-stopper. Seattle has wanted a bit more from him when it comes to chasing down opposing quarterbacks, though, and Ford might not be capable of doing that.
But through both games in 2022 so far, it would understandable if someone in the Seattle locker room went through it and played Marco Polo but replaced the Marco part with “Poona!” Ford has been invisible through both games.
And what Ford does best – stopping the run – hasn’t been good either. In Week 1, Pro Football Focus (subscription required) gave Ford a run defense grade of a staggeringly low 40.3. Against the 49ers, Ford looked even worse. He was in on just 2 tackles even though he played 63 defensive snaps – 82.9 percent of the Seahawks defensive snaps in Week 2.
If Ford doesn’t start playing better really soon, teams are going to run all over the Seahawks this season and the losses will pile up.