It’s been a long six months or so since the Seahawks last suited up for a football game. This one didn’t have near the significance as the game did in February, but it offered a chance to see a glimpse of several new faces.
The Broncos won the contest at CenturyLink Field, 22-20, which was about as sloppy as you’d expect from an exhibition opener. But the rookies stole the show.
Rookie receiver Tyler Lockett is who most Seahawks fans will be talking about Monday around the water cooler. Lockett did not catch a pass, but he had several nice returns, including a 103-yard scamper after a Broncos kickoff for Seattle’s first touchdown.
Rookie defensive lineman Frank Clark also had a nice showing, leading the team in tackles.
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Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense were not as effective. The Seahawks were hampered early by poor pass protection – surprise – and never got into a rhythm.
Also troubling was the losses of backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and wide receiver Chris Matthews to injuries. Their status was immediately unclear.
Overall, it was an uneven performance. But it was just an exhibition.
Let’s get to your thoughts:
1. Tyler Lockett. What kind of expectations do you have for the rookie now?
2. Concerns about the offensive line? They looked spotty at best again.
3. Highlights besides Lockett and Clark? Which players stood out the most?
4. Injury concerns? What’s the plan if Tarvaris has to miss time?
5. How much can we really tell from the first preseason game? Overall thoughts?