[picappgallerysingle id="8000134"]The Seahawks walked away from the Metrodome a loser of a meaningless preseason game to the Vikings but the team flew home to Seattle all in one piece with some good things learned. Mansfield Wrotto showed that he could hold off one of the league’s best pash rushers in Jared Allen and he kept his starting Quarterback healthy. Rookie Safety Earl Thomas showed that if the ball bounces his way, he can make big things happen. Wide Receiver Deion Branch is proving that he has a lot left in the tank, can be depended on by Matt Hasselbeck and that trading for him 4 years ago wasn’t a mistake. Cornerback Marcus Trufant made a great play on a ball to block out the receiver and intercept a Brett Favre pass, reminding us of his Pro Bowl abilites. The Seahawks held the lead through the starters time on the field, on the road, in Minnesota. Not too shabby.
So, now the team needs to lock it down over the final week of preseason. Get our injured offensive linemen and linebackers healthy. Give our rookies the tools they need for the season. It’s been a strange preseason, I’ve felt real high on the potential of the team and I’ve seen it slip a little bit. Honestly, I don’t know what to think about the team. I do believe we will be watching an exciting brand of Seahawks football. I like the feel of the offense and I believe the defense will play well when they are ALL together on the field.
One more meaningless game to go until we get the real deal on the field.
Seattle Times blog post game analysis.
SB Nation breaks down what they saw in the Viking game.
The peeps at Seahawksnation gave us this post report
Scout.com gave our boy Earl Thomas some love.
HAWKA HAWKA HAWKA!