The Seahawks held their second mock practice game at CenturyLink Field Wednesday afternoon. The Seahawks offense showed it’s sharpness. The defense continued to show improvement.
All offseason and the first half of training camp we have to hear rave reviews about Jamal Adams and what a difference-maker he is. Fair enough the All-Pro Bow Safety is the real day. On Wednesday second-year safety Marquise Blair reminded the coaching staff that he can and is ready to compete with anyone for playing time.
Blair had two interceptions , caused a sack on third down during a safety blitz and several pass defenses. Head coach Pete Carroll mentioned Blair’s outstanding day during his post-game press conference.
“Marquis had a big day today Jamal Adams did not play he had a domestic incident where he sliced his finger, but he will be alright. It was a minor incident. But it did Marquise a chance to play today and what a huge day he had with the two turnovers. There is an energy about this group, we are faster, and we seem to more athletic, he has been a noticeable change look at what he did today. I have high expectations for our defense. “
STARTING OFFENSE LOOKED SHARP
The Seahawks starting offense looked sharp and as expected Russell Wilson sprayed the ball all over CenturyLink Field to his plethora of talented receivers.
Marquise Blair intercepted Anthony Gordon’s pass at the 39 yard to set up the starting offense first possession. Wilson and company wasted no time and promptly drove down the field and took the lead on a Carlos Hyde one yard run. The only blemish on the drive was the missed PAT.
After stalling on their next possession Wilson was back at it as he found a wide open DK Metcalf in corner of the endzone for another TD.
Wilson engineered five drives three of which ended in scoring plays. In addition to Metcalf Wilson connected with Jacob Hollister for a touchdown. Greg Olsen was tied for the team lead in receptions with three and showed why the Seahawks picked him up. Two of the three receptions were seam routes into the middle of the field that were between the cornerback and safety. Despite his age, Olsen showed that he can still get off the line of scrimmage. The 34-year-old is entering his 14th season in the NFL.
DEFENSE WAS LET LOOSE
Another significant change in today’s mock game was that the defense was allowed to hit the opposition. Letting Bobby Wagner and his compadres only meant bad things for the opposition. Wagner, Cody Barton and Ben Burr-Kirven all had bone-chilling hits during the scrimmage.
WEDNESAY, AUGUST 26 MOCK GAME STATS
Att Comp TD INT
Wilson 16 11 2 0
5 Drives – TD (Hyde run), punt, TD (Metcalf pass), punt, TD (Hollister pass)
Gordon 10 5 0 2
4 Drives – INT (Blair, Griffin – PD), punt, punt, INT (Blair)
Etling 8 4 0 0
2 Drives – Punt, TD (Fuller pass)
Smith 3 3 0 0
2 Drives – FG (Myers), End of game
Metcalf 2 1
Hollister 1 1
Fuller 1 1
Myers 1/1 Myers 2/2
Blair – 2
3rd DOWNS – Offense
3rd DOWNS – Defense