|Title||Colts 19 Seahawks 17 - Winners and Losers from Seattle’s 2018 preseason debut|
|Description||The Seattle Seahawks got their 2018 NFL preseason underway with a 19-17 home loss to the Indianapolis Colts Authentic Bradley McDougald Jersey , but who cares about the result? Seahawks football is back and I couldn’t be happier to be writing about game-action for a second season here on Field Gulls. The opening drive touchdown led by Russell Wilson got my juices flowing, and the crowd did its job to stay engaged and loud even when the game devolved into your typical preseason mess in the latter stages.Here’s a quick rundown of my winners and losers from Thursday night’s showdown at CenturyLink Field. WinnersChris CarsonWelcome back, Chris! Playing against the very team that ended his rookie season prematurely, Carson ran for 26 yards on 4 carries, showing off spin moves, cutbacks, and power to convert that 4th and 1. He looked healthy and operating as he did in 2017, and that’s great news.Tight ends as pass-catchersNick Vannett caught Seattle’s only offensive touchdown, while rookie Will Dissly had a pair of grabs for 19 yards. Dissly also showed some good work in run blocking, but I’m much more interested in seeing how valuable both men can be as receiving targets. Vannett in particular might be fighting for a roster spot.Rasheem GreenThe third-round rookie Womens Kam Chancellor Jersey , deemed to be Michael Bennett’s replacement, sacked Andrew Luck in the 1st half and then teamed up with fellow rookie Jacob Martin to get a half-sack. He also hustled excellently on the late fumble recovery touchdown to prevent Brad Kaaya from easily recovering the botched snap. I am so stoked watching him perform, and he might have been the biggest winner of them all.Shaquem GriffinFour tackles in four snaps in his first defensive series, and a final total of nine tackles (six solo) with one tackle-for-loss on a running play. It’s great to have the Griffin Brothers reunited, and you have to love how Shaquem was flying all over the field throughout the game. He’ll definitely be a quality contributor at linebacker and also on special teams.Quinton JeffersonJefferson was disruptive as a pass rusher and fared well in run defense, as the Seahawks are badly in need of any depth at defensive line. He did walk off with a limp after an injury in the 2nd quarter, but it did not look too serious.Michael DicksonWow can that guy punt! A 61-yard blast that forced a muffed punt, and his first kick as a Seahawk saw him pin the Colts inside their own 20. He had a net average of 50 yards on three punts, and while Jon Ryan didn’t have a bad night, Dickson was definitely better.Akeem KingHe had impressive coverage skills Authentic 12th Fan Jersey , including a pass defensed on T.Y. Hilton in the 2nd quarter. King also delivered a big hit on that aforementioned muffed punt, although it was considered to be a “lowering the helmet” penalty.LosersBackup quarterbacksAustin Davis went 4-of-5 for 51 yards, but that one interception was a horrible end-zone throw to Keenan Reynolds, which was easily picked off by Nate Hairston. Rookie QB Alex McGough was apparently struggling throughout training camp, and after a promising early start, McGough tapered off badly and finished 10/13 for just 48 yards, often defaulting to checkdowns and not showing much in the way of pocket presence. Davis should still be considered the favorite to keep his backup spot. Third-string offensive lineMcGough was only sacked twice, but he was hurried several other times, and Skyler Phillipps in particular got owned by Hassan Ridgeway on one of McGough’s sacks. Rees Odhiambo also looked like he had some struggles out at left tackle after he filled in for Jamarco Jones.Austin CalitroCalitro had a drive-extending penalty and a horrible missed tackle, as the Colts kicked a field goal to retake the lead in the 3rd quarter. Not good. Unlike Joey Ivie http://www.seattleseahawksteamonline.com/barkevious-mingo-jersey , who was going to be on the Losers list, Calitro didn’t score a touchdown to atone for his errors.Whoever is in charge of Seahawks television productionYellow line for the line of scrimmage and blue line for the first-down marker? Since then? That threw me for a loop early on and hopefully this never appears again.Century Links 8/16: Carson Looking to Capitalize on Penny’s Absence Podcast Player - Russell Wilson on playing under a new offensive coordinator and staying sharp in year 7Art Thiel: Seahawks new right guard is large and in charge | HeraldNet.comD.J. Fluker, at 340 lbs, gives Seattle exactly what it wants to implement a power run game.Je'Ron Hamm claimed waivers Chargers SeahawksSeattle Seahawks tight end Je'Ron Hamm claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers.Seahawks Backup Running Back To Miss Preseason GamesThe Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny in the first round to help overhaul their running game, but a broken finger has ended his preseason. Will he be back in time for the season?Seattle Seahawks reach deal with linebacker Erik WaldenThe Seahawks added pass-rush help on Wednesday, agreeing to a contract with free-agent linebacker Erik Walden.Pete Carroll 2018 Seahawks Training Camp Press Conference: Day 13Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll discusses his team's injury situation and the week of practice as Seattle readies for its second preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers.Broncos' Adam Gotsis won't be charged in rape case - NFL.comDenver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis will not face charges in connection to his March arrest on suspicion of rape, prosecutors announced Wednesday.Explaining the Seattle Seahawks fall from greatnessThe Seattle Seahawks went to back to back Super Bowls in 2013 and 2014, but they didn't even make the playoffs last year. What happened?Seahawks’ Russell Wilson: ‘I’m passionate about trying to be the best in the world’"It’s year 7 and I’m just at the beginning of where I want to go, so the time is now," Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said on 710 ESPN Seattle's Brock and Salk on Wednesday.Justin Britt 2018 Seahawks Training Camp Press Conference: Day 13Seahawks center Justin Britt talks about the offensive line and the progress of the No. 1 offense on Day 13 of 2018 Seahawks training camp.Injuries: Alex Okafor sprains ankle Authentic Rashaad Penny Jersey , suffers bone bruise - NFL.comNew Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor was diagnosed with a sprained ankle and a knee bone bruise after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday after practice.Around The NFL Podcast: Fantasy Extravaganza 2018! - NFL.comDan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler and Chris Wesseling are joined by NFL.com Fantasy expert Marcas Grant for their 4th Annual Fantasy Extravaganza.Jon Gruden: We call Martavis Bryant the 'white tiger' - NFL.comStruggling to master the Raiders' playbook, Martavis Bryant spent the early portion of training camp sequestered in Jon Gruden's proverbial doghouse. He's now the team's "white tiger."Broncos' Adam Gotsis won't be charged in rape case - NFL.comDenver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis will not face charges in connection to his March arrest on suspicion of rape, prosecutors announced Wednesday.Broncos WR Carlos Henderson suspended one game - NFL.comCarlos Henderson's struggle to appear on the field has encountered another hurdle. The Broncos wide receiver has been suspended one game by the league, the team announced Wednesday.Chargers may keep two kickers in the regular season – ProFootballTalkNo team struggled more in the kicking game last year in the Chargers. So they may try to deal with that problem in bulk this year. Via Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said the team would consider keeping two kickers in the regular season, but that he'd like fo...Dak Prescott on receivers: We’re starting to get it – ProFootballTalkThe makeup of the Cowboys receiving corps has been a talking point around the team all offseason as the team said farewell to Dez Bryan and Brice Butler while bringing in several new players to serve as targets for quarterback Dak Prescott.|
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