Takeaways from Preseason Week 3

Hawk on Hawk Action

August 27, 2018

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Hola 12s!

 

As we creep ever closer to that lovely time of year when we play the first official game of the season, we get a lot of excitement about all the happenings in the preseason, if you're like me. I saw a lot of people expressing concern and disappointment over our lack of a win in the preseason, but it's important to remember that we have a lot of new talent and a lot of starting positions up for grabs. So let's break it down real quick.

 

OFFENSE

The offense once again looked stellar. It's a breath of fresh air to be able to be a Seahawk fan that's happy about the offense. The line looked spectacular once again (A lot of credit goes to Fluker in that regard), Our receivers are getting open and holding onto the ball, our running corps is deeeeeeeeep, and Russell is starting to look like the veteran quarterback that he should look like. Passes are good, scrambling is expert, and with time in the pocket like he has now, he's unstoppable. We need to work on the 3rd down conversion, and the red zone offense just a smidge, but I think we as fans are going to be very pleased with the results this year.

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DEFENSE

MAJOR IMPROVEMENT from last week. The pass rush was looking great, our corners and linebackers were making plays happen and that new safety Thompson is going to give Earl a run for his money after he tweaks his game a little bit, but I think that's something that Pete and his coaching team can fine tune. I'd still like Earl to be on the team, but they're going to do what they're going to do. I'm getting used to the idea that this we are witnessing the last days of Earl Thomas being a part of this team, whether he plays the season or not, I don't think he will be here next year, so it's time to look at his replacement. Our defense is still our weak spot, but it's still a defense that is going to continue to get better and better.

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SPECIAL TEAMS

I don't think we have a thing to worry about when it comes to special teams. Dickson fits into Jon Ryan's shoes almost perfectly. Our return team is explosive and they tend to get plenty of yardage. Janikowski is as reliable as he is HUGE! I'm sorry, I'm used to Hauschka the string bean, Janikowski is a dadgum monster out there, but he's a reliable monster that knows how to put that bitch in the uprights. I'm very confident in our special teams. 

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We're on the last week against Oakland which is always fun. There's going to be a lot of desperate players trying to find their way onto the roster before time runs out. I wouldn't pay attention to the score at all for this game, look at the players with promise, and where we need work. I would expect to have the final roster when we talk next but until then....Mike Hawk is OUT!