4 winners and losers from Seattle Seahawks Week 2 victory over the Lions

  • The QB is really good
  • A corner slides
  • An underrated WR proves himself yet again
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Seahawks loser No. 1 - Cornerback Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson went from full-time starter in 2022, to assumed starter still in training camp, to looking bad the last two games of preseason, to not starting in Week 1, to not playing at all in Week 2. Jackson wasn't bad last year, but he doesn't create turnovers. He even talked about this in training camp when he was watching other defensive backs get some picks in practice but Jackson wasn't. For whatever reason, he's decent in coverage but isn't a ball-hawk.

He lost his job in preseason to Tre Brown. A huge difference between Brown and Jackson is that Brown has a nose for the football and Brown made one of the biggest plays in Week 2 when he intercepted a pass by Lions QB Jared Goff and then Brown ran the ball back for a touchdown. This pushed Seattle's lead to 31-21 and very likely if Brown doesn't make that pick, Seattle doesn't win.

But Jackson was an even bigger loser in Week 2 because starter Riq Woolen got hurt in the first half and the Seahawks still didn't play Jackson. Instead, Seattle went with Brown, Devon Witherspoon, and Coby Bryant. On two cornerback sets, Witherspoon played out wide with Brown on the opposite side. Jackson simply watched from the sidelines.

One has to wonder a bit about what happened with Jackson, though. Seattle trusted him enough to start him every game last year. Now after taking Witherspoon in the 2023 draft and Tre Brown getting healthier, Seattle is simply telling Jackson, "Thanks, but no thanks." That is slightly weird.