The Seattle Seahawks inability to stop the big play and get off the field was a major factor in the teams 27 to 24 loss to the Denver Broncos Week 1 at Broncos Stadium At Mile High in Denver. In the Denver game the Seahawks were just 2-12 on third down and the Hawks defense gave up two long passing touchdowns. A 29 yard TD play from quarterback Case Keenum to Philip Lindsay in the first quarter was followed up with a 43yard Keenum to Emmanuel Sanders score.
Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald had two interceptions in the game and believes the team can stop the big plays and continue creating turnovers.
McDougald talked about the comfort of playing with Earl Thomas.
(On what he’s seen from Mitch Trubisky on film)
“I think the first thing that stuck out to me was his athleticism. He does a great job, a lot like Russ (Russell Wilson) in ways. He extends plays. Guys are going to have to cover a lot longer this week. He runs, but he runs with his eyes downfield so he’s still trying to make a play. I think that’s a big heads up about him.”
(On Tre Flowers)
“You know, I think Tre did really well. I think that flag was a little touchy. They were calling it a little close on that one. I think it was a defensive hold or pass interference on our sideline on an out route, but besides that, he had some mistakes out there and then he had some things to grow from, but I think it was a very encouraging day for him. I hate that he got hurt and he’s down right now, but I expect big things from him.”