Smartly a minimum of that’s over.
The Seattle Seahawks gave us a really perfect top on Monday over the Denver Broncos however that was once a beautiful rattling terrible efficiency towards the San Francisco 49ers. They very steadily appeared worse than the 27-7 scoreline instructed or even the few instances they appeared competent they in an instant undid any excellent they controlled.
It’s Winners and Losers time.
The Seahawks run protection is horrible. Al Woods isn’t. Giant Al had 3 tackles for loss and was once one of the vital few (if now not the one) at the Seahawks line of defense doing any injury within the backfield. Woods additionally had a cross defensed, which was once cool as a result of actually no Seahawks secondary participant controlled one.
The Seahawks handiest had 4 QB hits; Nwosu had 3 of them whilst Boye Mafe had the opposite (which I believe doubled as a “sack” that felt extra like an tried run). He has been the standout cross rusher, to not point out his contributions batting passes down and stepping into on run stops.
On an afternoon when the passing offense was once typically rotten, Lockett was once again to his highest with 9 catches for 107 yards on 11 objectives. He was once a common non-factor in Week 1 towards the Broncos however he stays one of the vital highest receivers in scramble drills and shifting the chains successfully.
Past taking a look like he belongs out at the box as a beginning nook, Woolen was once answerable for Seattle’s lone landing because of a well-timed blocked box function. A nook who can give a contribution as a starter on protection and make performs occur on particular groups? Thus far, so excellent for the rook.
Two fumbles restoration remaining week, a scoop and ranking for his first NFL landing this week. I’m now not certain Jackson essentially performed properly at outdoor nook these days however can’t knock a primary TD that gave Seahawks enthusiasts transient hope.
I imply, it’s nearly solely on account of that DeeJay Dallas trick play bullshit. What the hell was once that? Geno Smith simply made a really perfect play to get you into the pink zone after which it’s Wildcat time the following two snaps? You’ve got to be joking. He was once fortunate the former snap with Kenneth Walker III even were given certain yards, after which they get too lovely for their very own excellent. We’re now not in 2008 anymore!
Brian Schottenheimer and Darrell Bevell referred to as their very own terrible trick performs that were given intercepted however this was once a pivotal time limit and with a minimum of a box function within the pocket they pissed round and became it into 0 on a cross that by no means had a possibility.
I’m additionally very alarmed at how DK Metcalf has been necessarily schemed into being a ownership receiver. That’s the worst manner to make use of DK. They don’t need to be deep pictures, however they don’t need to be quick passes that don’t have any likelihood of gaining any further yards after catch. That must be found out faster relatively than later.
The consequences, the unhealthy offense, the unhealthy protection, even the unhealthy particular groups previous to the blocked box function go back landing? As ready as they appeared towards the Broncos — that’s taking a look dicey with how disorganized Denver was once towards the Texans — they didn’t flip up towards a Niners staff that barely appeared remarkable. San Francisco slightly had to get into 2nd tools and it was once as comfy a win as you’ll be able to get.
That falls on Pete and the remainder of the training workforce for this type of shambolic show.
He were given a few TFLs within the operating sport however he’s intended to be getting after the quarterback. It’s been an workout in futility for the third-year guy out of Tennessee. He additionally were given his ankles taken on a Deebo Samuel on a 50+ backyard run. Taylor has now not been excellent sufficient and there’s early motive for worry about how efficient he can also be as one of the vital lead cross rushers.
Offensive Line’s Run Blocking off
No holes actually to talk of for Rashaad Penny or Kenneth Walker III, of which the latter were given shoehorned into the sport too awkwardly for my liking. They mixed for simply 25 yards on 10 carries. A large number of that was once the useless run blocking off by means of the OL, and Gabe Jackson specifically actually struggled blocking off basically. I didn’t even assume they had been that unhealthy towards the cross, however the dashing assault being DOA intended the offense had no likelihood to thrive.
I don’t assume Smith performed extraordinarily, however this:
Consistent with Elias by way of @ESPNStatsInfo, Geno Smith’s 80% of entirety price these days is the best possible (minimal of cross 30 makes an attempt) in a sport by which a QB’s staff did not ranking an offensive level since statistics had been first tracked for particular person avid gamers in 1932.
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 19, 2022
Is why I perceive (although I don’t trust) the requires Drew Lock to begin. Smith scarcely challenged the 49ers protection down the sector, and this offense simply can not serve as with out explosive performs. Defensively they are trying and prohibit explosive performs and as such get killed with a far of firecrackers as a substitute of a big stick of Acme dynamite. Offensively they can not assault defenses with out hitting large performs, and now that the large play QB is in Denver, that is what you’re going to get when the Seahawks play sturdy defenses.
It’s early however the extra this offense is caught within the dust the much more likely we see Lock get a shot one day. Smith has had 5 begins with the Seahawks and they have got but to eclipse 300 yards in law — the only time they did was once the additional time loss to Pittsburgh.
He were given victimized by means of the refs on a few difficult consequences however keep in mind that he’s had a coarse two weeks. I’d relatively he simply continue learning at the task however the Seahawks would possibly produce other concepts when Justin Coleman returns.
The cross rush slightly exists. This seems to be a hell of so much just like the previous couple of seasons and at that time it’s a must to center of attention in at the high quality of the roster and no more at the defensive coordinators. What’s extra regarding is how simply the 49ers OL destroyed the Seahawks within the trenches on runs, racking up nearly 200 yards whilst they slowed down within the 2d part.
Possibly the rationale the Seahawks must do “bend however don’t smash” is much less as a result of they wish to and extra as a result of they have got to with the avid gamers at their disposal. They’re getting bodily beaten on the level of assault and so they simply glance extraordinarily undersized (Al Woods however). I don’t know if there’s any repair to that any time quickly rather then in reality that specialize in closely prioritizing rebuilding the DL over seeking to make the LOB 2.0 occur.
Gotta put him on right here for the penalty at the ineligible guy downfield that took away the fantastic deep shot seize by means of DK Metcalf. Wasn’t a excellent day for him basically however that was once simply killer. Him and Charles Go at all times had difficult assignments towards that 49ers defensive entrance, so I’m now not too disillusioned.
That is much less for efficiency and extra of the worry that he isn’t even available in the market for kick and punt go back tasks, which he had in preseason and in faculty. Eskridge’s lone goal was once the overall play of law. Tyler Lockett is the punt returner and Lockett hadn’t returned punts in a few years. At this level, what does Eskridge in reality supply? That 2021 Draft is taking a look like an empty one until Tre Brown can give a contribution upon go back from his harm.
- The entire highest to Trey Lance. That was once this type of brutal harm and I want him the most efficient as he recovers and gained’t be again till 2023.
- The Seahawks protection has had handiest 3 interceptions from their outdoor or slot cornerbacks during the last 20 video games. They all got here towards the Detroit Lions and famous celebrity Tim Boyle. And as a rule they’re simply now not even with regards to getting choices anyway until it’s Quandre Diggs. The pink zone protection is cool and all however I don’t like demise by means of 1000 cuts. It sucks to look at greater than a three-and-out offense. There was once higher play from Clint Hurtt’s unit within the 2d part however general I believed they had been lovely substandard.
- Pete Carroll must’ve long gone for it on 4th and 1 even deep in their very own territory to begin the 4th quarter. I do know he’d by no means do it, but it surely was once 20-7 and giving the ball again successfully was once give up. By way of win chance it was once extra really useful to move for it and so they didn’t. Alternatively, I’m now not certain this offense wanted to any extent further performs available in the market than vital.
- I instructed you already that this staff goes to have blowout video games that glance precisely like that. Doesn’t imply you shouldn’t be disillusioned but it surely it’s a must to look forward to the ineptitude. And don’t be stunned if they have got losses to unhealthy groups just like the Falcons or Panthers down the road as a result of unhealthy groups additionally lose to different unhealthy groups. Infrequently they pull surprises! That’s the cruel fact in regards to the 2022 Seahawks. You will have to take a longer-term means and that implies sitting thru some awful days similar to this one.