By Jarrod Patterson @J_M_Patterson on August 25, 2014
Week 3 of the NFL Preseason seemed to go according to plan for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. His defending champs extinguished the Chicago Bears' hopes early in the game, holding them without a single score well into the second half. Yet, while the defense looked as intimidating as ever, it was the offense that stole the show for Seattle. So, here are five offensive-minded takeaways from the Seahawks' preseason Week 3 win.
It wasn't all good news for the Seahawks on Friday. Unfortunately, quarterback Terrelle Pryor continued his mediocre preseason play despite having a worthy surrounding cast in Seattle. The former Oakland Raiders supplemental draft pick is now 10-of-22 through the air this preseason with no passing TDs and two interceptions. While Pryor has managed to impress with his scrambling ability, it likely won't be enough to earn a roster spot.
Former University of Washington WR Jermaine Kearse has firmly entrenched himself in the minds of NFL analysts everywhere with his constantly-improving abilities. Now, the former undrafted free agent looks like the official No. 3 receiver in Seattle and climbing. To the surprise of no one, Week 3 was just more of the norm from Kearse as he caught four passes for 63 yards and a TD.
Up until Week 3, Seahawks fans had only seen flashes of starting RB Marshawn Lynch this preseason. There were even rumors that Lynch was out of shape and unprepared for the regular season, using a contract holdout to buy time. Luckily for Seahawk fans, the man they call "Beast Mode" looked better than ever against the Bears as he dashed for 16 yards on just three carries, including a first-quarter TD that set the tone for the game.
It might seem repetitive at times, but it still can't be said enough: Russell Wilson looks phenomenal this preseason. Entering his third year in the NFL, Seattle should expect Wilson to take the reins on this offense and never look back at this point. While the Seahawks will undoubtedly continue to base their offense around the run, Wilson should see a dramatic increase in passing attempts as well as attempts inside the red zone.
Even with Seattle playing as well as they did last year en route to their Super Bowl victory, there were rumblings of unhappiness within the fanbase regarding WR Percy Harvin. Of course, those rumblings have all but faded from memory as Harvin is back to using his trademark explosiveness and top-end speed. The threat he brings to the field has been more than evident throughout the preseason though, and defensive coordinators are cringing.
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