Friday, August 30, 2013

SeahawkCentric: A Recap Of The Raiders Game

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2013 preseason 4-0 after dismantling the Oakland Raiders 22-6 last night.  Although beating the Raiders is the equivalent of pistol whipping a blind kid the Hawks showed once again they are primed for an epic Super Bowl run.  Thankfully there were no serious injuries and the team can begin to focus on how to stop Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.  The next few days will be difficult in terms of cutting the roster down to 53 players, but it is a necessary evil going forward.   Let's hope some of those players catch on with another team and continue to fulfill their dream of being an NFL player.  Here are some observations from the game.

Bruce Irvin showed flashes of brilliance at his new position and almost looked comfortable in pass coverage.  It's evident he still has a lot to learn, but hopefully he can be an asset when he returns from his four game suspension.

Stephen Williams made his presence felt with the first team and I'm confident we'll see much more of him during the season.  I hope his ability to fend off smaller defensive backs will lead to several touchdowns.

Steven Hauschka has more distance on his field goals this year.  This is a good thing because I have him on several of my fantasy teams.

Chris Harper may have let the moment overwhelm him.  With two critical drops last night I don't think this will be his year to make the team.

Benson Mayowa can stay.  With another sack and several quarterback hurries he's proven to be a pass rusher that can add depth to the rotating defensive linemen.

Until the next time let's keep a SeahawkCentric state of mind shall we?

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