For Pete’s sake: 3 Seahawks that were horrible in Week 3 loss
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks lost to the Falcons in Week 3 and are now 1-2 on the season. There were several players who contributed to Seattle losing.
I was hoping that the Seahawks would exceed expectations and win 9 games or so. This clearly isn’t going to happen. Maybe 6 games? It’s so hard to tell what is going to happen any given Sunday, of course. Just look at the Colts beating the Chiefs in Week 3. Or the Broncos winning despite Russell Wilson.
But if you care to glance at Seattle’s remaining schedule, there aren’t a lot of possible wins in the future. Week 4 is on the road against the Lions who can run the ball well and Seattle can’t even stop you or I from running for 60 yards in a game, it seems.
So some of the players who should be on the following list of players who were terrible against the Falcons were runs who helped Seattle get shredded against the run, right? Well, not necessarily.
Three Seahawks who were truly awful in Week 3
Safety Josh Jones
Stopping the run is a team effort and the Seahawks stink as a team currently stopping the run. Why single out one person when the whole defense needs to be talked sternly to about the lack of run defense? That said, Jones seems to have settled into being very bad against the run and the pass.
Per Pro Football Focus (subscription required), Jones had an overall grade of 39 and a coverage grade of only 37.6. The last grade was by far the worst on the team. Jones also allowed a passer rating of 158.3. In other words, if you were throwing a pass against Jones on Sunday, you were going to be perfect because 158.3 is a perfect passer rating.
I have no idea what the Seahawks coaches see in Jones over, say, Ryan Neal. Neal was decent the last couple of seasons in limited time when he filled in for Jamal Adams. Now Adams is out for the year and Seattle goes with Jones? Maybe Seattle is trying to tank after all.