The Seahawks played an embarrassing game in week two. If it hadn’t been for the criminally underrated Tyler Lockett, I probably couldn’t name an MVP.
Well, that bubble burst pretty quickly, didn’t it 12s? Just last week we were all singing the praises of this team, justifiably so. And this week – well, as I said above, we’re lucky to even have a player to call an MVP from this mess. If it hadn’t been for the constant brilliance of Tyler Lockett, the Hawks might have been hard-pressed to gain 100 yards in this game.
No, this was not a great game for our Hawks. It was as ungreat as it could be. There’s plenty of blame to go around, too. The passing game was anemic, the run game was non-existent, the defense was – well, you get the idea. As much as the win over the Broncos was a total team effort, this Seahawks loss lies on the shoulders of every player, too. Well. almost every player.
Seahawks star Tyler Lockett shows he’s still number one
Now, I do love me some DK Metcalf. He can be spectacular and do things that no other human being can do. Just ask Budda Baker about that. But isn’t quite the player that the Seahawks have in Tyler Lockett. Number 16 has the uncanny ability to catch balls that are nearly uncatchable, in coverage that would smother lesser receivers. He did that again on Sunday afternoon.
Lockett caught nine of his eleven targets for 107 yards. By the way, that’s his 16th game over 100 yards. The rest of the roster only managed 90 yards. That’s…that’s not good. That isn’t on Geno Smith, either. While I sang Geno’s praises last week, I also pointed out that his 31 yards passing in the second half was worrisome.
Where do the Seahawks go from here? Well, they have a lot to work on, that’s for sure. For the second straight week, the team that’s supposed to be so focused on the run didn’t run much. I guess all the critics who complained that all Pete Carroll wants to do is run the ball are getting their wish. The tight ends starred in week one, then disappeared in week two. And the defense…ugh. We’ll leave that topic for another time.
No, there wasn’t much to like about the loss to the Niners. Our beloved Seahawks didn’t give us many moments to cheer. They’ll be better next week, I’m certain of that. I probably shouldn’t be, but I did expect the Hawks to win this game, too. At least for this week, we 12s are thankful we can still cheer for the inimitable Tyler Lockett.