Seattle Seahawks grades vs. Panthers in Week 3 are two-halves of the same game

  • Offense showed up in the first half
  • Defense improved in the second half
  • The special teams was just...special
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Seahawks special teams and coaching grades

Seahawks special teams

For all the issues with Jason Myers through the first two games, and maybe a couple of his misses were due to long field goal attempts, he came through in a huge way in Week 3. Once all the Seahawks drives bogged down in the first half, Myers went 4-4 on field goals. Then he started the second half with another field goal. Seattle might not have won without Myers.

DeeJay Dallas ran several kickoffs back and while his per-average wasn't huge, he did get Seattle beyond the 25-yard line on most so they were plus-returns. He also had another productive punt return when he caught a ball at the five-yard line and returned it to the 19 giving Seattle much better field position.

Grade: A+

Seahawks coaching

Early in the game offensively, with a banged-up offensive line, Geno Smith was off on his throws a bit. The scheme, however, seemed OK. And then offensive coordinator Shane Waldron adjusted at halftime and Seattle got 17 more first downs in the second half and started scoring touchdowns. Plus, he was very creative in the second half with run blocking.

Defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt still needs to fix third-down defense, but he found ways to get pressure in the second half, especially when the Panthers had to throw. And Hurtt was without three-fifths of his best CBs for most of the game.

Grade: B+

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