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Seahawks Quinton Jefferson Jersey
03-14-2019, 04:12 AM,
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Seahawks Quinton Jefferson Jersey
Seahawks 24 Cowboys 13: Winners and Losers from another victory over Dallas In 2014 Seahawks Germain Ifedi Jersey , you may remember that the Dallas Cowboys stunned the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, rallying from 10-0 down to win 30-23. Since then, the Seahawks have played the Cowboys three times, twice in Dallas and once in Seattle, and the Seahawks have won them all, holding the Cowboys to a grand total of 37 points.While the Seahawks offense sure could’ve done a much better job of closing out this game late in the 4th quarter, we should recognize that they did lead by double digits for the entirety of the second-half, which we’ve not seen from any Seahawks team since December 2016. This was a must-win game, and they delivered.Here are the Winners and Losers from Sunday afternoon, and frankly I don’t really have many losers to list here.WinnersEarl ThomasHow can he not be the biggest winner here? The “will he or won’t he be traded?” drama is likely going to persist until October 30th passes and, in all likelihood, he is not traded. This storyline has definitely worn me out and I’m sure that’s the case for other Seahawks fans, as well. I don’t know if Thomas will be a Seahawk in 2019, but I do know he’s a future Hall-of-Famer and one of the best players in franchise history. There is nothing more quintessentially Thomas-ian than seeing two interceptions plucked out of nowhere. How many top defensive players would be able to pick off a pass by trapping the football against their lower leg? Or win an impromptu game of volleyball in such a congested area? If you want to trade for Thomas, you’ll need a Brinks truck filled with first-round draft picks for me to be satisfied. For now, let’s enjoy what a special player Thomas has been and continues to be.Take a bow, Earl. Take a bow.Offensive lineNo Justin Britt and no Ethan Pocic? Not much of a problem. Pass protection held up, with only two sacks given up all game. Joey Hunt fared much better in his second start than he did in his rookie appearance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016. Also a shoutout to D.J. Fluker for paving the way for respectable-to-moderate gains on several running plays, including on Chris Carson’s touchdown run. I’m not going to praise 2.9 YPC on 39 attempts as good, but this was a more than solid showing by a banged up group. If I didn’t yell at Germain Ifedi even one time, it must have been a good day.Russell WilsonWilson was 16/26 for 192 yards, 2 touchdowns, but the key thing here is zero turnovers for the first time this season. He was victimized by several drops (more on that later), but he was less frazzled than in the previous two games, did a very good job of catching the Cowboys off-guard with uptempo offense http://www.authenticsseattleseahawks.com...ner-jersey , and had a good streak of keeping the chains moving with on-time, on-target third-down conversions in the 2nd quarter. Tyler LockettNew contract, new responsibilities as essentially the #1 wide receiver for as long as Doug Baldwin is out, and he has three touchdowns in as many games. This one was a terrific 52-yard strike that marked his seventh receiving touchdown of 40+ yards. Lockett topped all Seahawks receivers with four catches for 77 yards in addition to the score, and three of those grabs were on third-down, including the TD. Chris Carson32 carries for 102 yards isn’t anyone’s idea of setting the world on fire. However, he had six first-downs — five rushing and one receiving — and the first running touchdown of his young NFL career. He’s the undeniable best back on the team, and what he lacks in lateral quickness he makes up for with good vision, power, and ability to play physical football. Congratulations to Carson for providing Seattle with their first 100-yard rusher in regular season play since Thomas Rawls in December 2016, as well as their first running back touchdown since J.D. McKissic last October. He’s someone who played better than the stats suggested, so to speak.Jarran ReedNot known as a pass rusher, he had a two-sack game, which actually gives him his career-high already. Reed has 1.5 in his rookie year, 1.5 in his sophomore campaign, and was disruptive against Dallas in ways that have to make you excited about his development as a more complete defensive tackle, and not just a run-stuffer.Frank ClarkHave you ever seen Tyron Smith look that average in a game? Clark was getting by him on speed rushes, and even ignoring how he fared against Smith, he was timing Prescott’s snaps to perfection and hassling Dak all game long. The stat sheet will say he only had one sack, but he helped Mychal Kendricks get a sack of his own. This is what we want to see out of Clark in his contract year, and he might be on his way to another double-digit sack campaign.Bradley McDougaldKam Chancellor raised the 12th Man Flag, and he must have been proud of McDougald’s performance. I’ve been more than critical of the personnel decisions by the front office, but John Schneider hit a home run with the Bradley McDougald signing. He was just about airtight in pass coverage, had a tackle for a loss, and a forced fumble of Ezekiel Elliott in the 4th quarter. This guy is a bargain at 3 years/$13.5 million.Tre Flowers Lest we forget that he helped cause that first interception by jarring the ball free from Michael Gallup. He looked better in this game than he did against the Broncos http://www.authenticsseattleseahawks.com...ald-jersey , and while Dallas’ passing offense is pathetic, that he minimized big plays and didn’t get picked on is a positive for the rookie.LosersRashaad PennyI know he’s a rookie, but is it time to be worried about him? Three carries for five yards and a near-disastrous fumble on a handoff on what turned out to be the game-clinching drive for Seattle. 20 carries for 43 yards could be just as easily achieved by the lumbering Eddie Lacy, never mind a first-round draft pick.Brandon MarshallThat 27-yard snag was cool but that’s about as good as it for for Marshall. He had numerous drops just in the opening quarter alone and was a huge liability on third-down. His drops were a problem last season with the New York Giants, and they re-appeared today. Marshall has got to be better than this and surely he knows that, too.C.J. ProsiseHe didn’t play because of a supposed groin injury after not being on the injury report all week. I’m not saying they’ll cut him or anything, but I do know that the Seahawks appreciate availability, and if he can’t even be available as effectively RB3 on the depth chart... how much longer do we hold onto those few games in 2016? Running backs have short shelf lives and he’s spent too much time on the shelf. Final NotesJaron Brown picked up his first touchdown of his Seahawks career. He only had one other catch the rest of the day, but that seam pass score was sweet and it totally caught the Cowboys secondary napping. Despite Joe Buck and Troy Aikman repeatedly trying to will a Cowboys comeback into existence, this did not materialize. Sorry to ruin your day, FOX.There were two roughing the passer penalties called in this game. The first one was the absolutely irritating “landing on the QB with your body weight” rule, but it did benefit the Seahawks and Russell Wilson, so I’ll take it. Then Quinton Jefferson lightly shoved Dak Prescott late in the 4th quarter, and even Aikman sounds increasingly exasperated at the great lengths the NFL is going to protect quarterbacks. They are the ratings grabber I suppose, and it’s bad for business when guys like Aaron Rodgers are hurt on previously legal plays. Holy shit, that Cowboys offense is dismal to watch. It’s not just this game, it’s the previous two weeks and much of last season. It’s exactly the offense Jerry Jones deserves. They don’t need Earl Thomas unless he can run routes. It feels great to do an Enemy Reaction again, and against one of the most-loathed teams in the NFL. See you Monday!Vikings 21 Seahawks 20: What we learned in Seattle’s third game of the preseason The third game of the preseason saw the Seattle Seahawks put together several clean scoring drives, but ultimately, it ended in another loss.Thankfully, it’s preseason football, and the result is irrelevant. However, there are still things to glean from preseason football. How a specific player performs, whether certain traits look improved, or when a player gets into the game are all things worth following in the preseason. All three of those things and more come into play for what we learned on Friday night against the Minnesota Vikings:The competition at right tackle is realHeading into the Seahawks matchup against the Vikings Seahawks Quinton Jefferson Jersey , Pete Carroll announced they would “Get a good look” at George Fant at right tackle. Whether that good look would include first team reps would be telling. Although Germain Ifedi started the game, Fant did end up entering with the starters, for two drives to end the first half. Ifedi then re-entered to begin the second half, with Fant seeing the rest of his playing time with the second string. In a short stint with the starters, Fant had a combo block to the second level, pulled out in front on a run and had pass sets at varying depths. He looked comfortable in his movement. Ifedi’s starting spot isn’t at an immediate risk following Seattle’s loss in Minnesota, but if Fant can put together another steady display on the right against the Oakland Raiders, the Seahawks won’t hesitate to turn to him early in the regular season. Mike Davis is the third down backJ.D. McKissic was lost for the foreseeable future this week, further opening up the competition for Seattle’s passing down back. In a crowded backfield against the L.A. Chargers, Davis was on the field for the two-minute drill, and his first team snaps continued against the Vikings.Davis split wide multiple times, was solid in pass protection and carried the football well in Minnesota. Tellingly, C.J. Prosise’s first snaps on offense came only after Davis hobbled off the field. While Davis was consistently a part of the first team offense, Prosise was running down the field on kickoffs. Both player’s roster spots should be secure with McKissic injured, but as of now, it appears Davis will be the one to start the season as the primary back on passing downs. Jacob Martin will make the 53-man rosterIn the first game of the season, Martin burst onto the scene with an excellent first step and encouraging play on the edge against the run. He seemed to be far ahead of Jake Pugh in the backup SAM linebacker competition. Against the Chargers, their roles were reserved, with Martin playing just seven snaps on defense.Ahead of Friday’s game in Minnesota, Carroll said Martin would have a big role, and he did. Martin saw snaps at defensive end on the opening series, and continued to come in on passing downs with the starters. Martin added a strip-sack for good measure, as his spot on the roster seems secure. The backup quarterback competition is going to come down to the wireWith the starters playing into the third quarter against the Vikings, the biggest takeaway we could have from the third game was the number of drives given to Austin Davis and Alex McGough. In the end, McGough led four drives Youth Ethan Pocic Jersey , while Davis led two. More importantly, McGough again looked improved from the previous week. He threw the ball with tremendous velocity, making several difficult throws to the boundary. McGough’s one glaring mistake, an interception, will fall on his shoulders as he threw behind Tanner McEvoy. However, it still hit the third year receiver in the hands and McEvoy should’ve done better. McGough has the arm talent, the similar play style to Wilson and the upside. He comes with some nervy moments, but with such a durable starter ahead of him, McGough has to be given the edge in the backup competition. Keenan Reynolds is making things interestingPrior to Friday’s loss, there seemed to be a logjam behind the top-five receivers on the Seahawks’ roster. Reynolds, Damore’ea Stringfellow and Marcus Johnson have all had moments, while Amara Darboh has to remain in consideration as well. After the third game of the preseason, Reynolds has gained some separation. The former Navy quarterback started the game and was involved with the starters throughout the first half. Reynolds popped up for three catches for 25 yards, including finding the soft spot against zone coverage to convert a big third down.It remains to be seen if Seattle will keep six wide receivers, but if they do, Reynolds firmly placed his name into the conversation on Friday. Helping his case is his play on special teams, where he made a tackle on a kickoff against Minnesota. Quinton Jefferson is going to be heavily involvedNot only is Jefferson going to make the roster, not only will he be a part of the rotation, but he might just start Week 1 in Denver against the Broncos. Jefferson has been so active inside for the Seahawks, making a stop at the line of scrimmage on all three opening drives of the preseason. In recent weeks, Jefferson has begun to see snaps at defensive end, as well as inside. He provides a physical presence on the edge that Seattle has lacked since Red Bryant’s departure. If Dion Jordan does miss time into the regular season, Jefferson should be the favorite to start opposite Frank Clark. The Seahawks’ loss in Minnesota was the final chance to take anything off substance away during the preseason, as next week’s finale will see players on the bubble and obvious cut candidates get a heavy workload.
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