Wilson and Lockett ready to roll
After sitting out last week’s preseason opener Russell Wilson quickly showed he is ready to pick up where he left off last year. On the Seahawks opening drive Wilsons first pass completion of the game was a 16 yarder to Tyler Lockett. On the next play Wilson competed a 19-yard pass to Jaron Brown. While the opening drive stalled, Wilson engineered a 12 play, 60-yard, drive that netted a 33-yard game tying yard field by Jason Myers. Wilson finished the game 9 of 6 for 82 yards, had two runs out of the pocket for nine yards and left the game in the second quarter with a qb rating of 95.6.
JARON BROWN IS PRIMED FOR PRIME TIME
Brown was targeted three times and caught two passed for 52 yards against the Vikings and looked like he is ready to be next man up on the Seahawks receiving corps. While he played in 14 games last season Brown started two. With Lockett sliding into the slot position formerly occupied by Doug Baldwin, Brown is making the most of his opportunity to be the Seahawks deep threat wide out.
POONA FORD IS A BEAST
Although he finished the game with just three tackles the second-year nose tackle from Texas showed that he can be a disruptor in the middle of the Seahawks defense. Fords unique body 5-11 and 310 pounds gives him a leverage advantage taller and bigger offensive lineman. Because of his low center of gravity Ford can push forward then quickly spin in either direction .On the Vikings second possession of the game Ford blew up Vikings running back Alexander Mattison in the backfield and forced a fumble that was recovered by Austin Calitro only to have the officials ruled forward progress on Mattison negating the fumble.
INJURIES ARE PILLING UP
Rookie DK Metcalf is scheduled to undergone minor knee surgery on Tuesday according to head coach Pete Carroll.
“DK’s got an injury to his knee that we found, it happened two days back,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said after the game. “So it’s something we’ve got to do some work on, probably Tuesday, and get him back in a hurry. We’re disappointed for him, because he was off to a fantastic start, but I don’t think this is going to derail him for long. But he does have to have some work done. We’ll know more about that when we get back into town.
Quarterback Paxton Lynch, Safety Marquise Blair and offensive lineman Demetrius Knox all left Sunday’s game with injuries. Blair was battling back spasm while Lynch was taken out of the game and will need to pass concussion protocol before he can return. Knox looked to have the most serious injury of the three players who left the game.
Pete Carroll on Know injury
“It looks like he’s got a quad injury that’s involved with the knee area,” Carroll said on the team’s website . “It’s a nasty injury for him. We’ve got to do some tests, but it’s a quadriceps-related injury in regard to his knee.”