Hard to get excited about preseason football, even more difficult to watch Seahawks lose 24-14 to Chargers

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The Seattle Seahawks lost 24-14 to the LA Chargers of San Diego and they did not look that good in the process of the loss. If this game is a portent of things to come, expect mediocrity from the Hawks, then again, it was just a pre-season game and ultimately doesn’t count.

Russell Wilson had a fine day and proved his value as he most certainly will keep the Hawks in contention every game they will play in. DangeRuss went 13/221 with 193 yards. But aside from Russ there wasn’t much to get excited about on offense as right tackle Germain Ifedi struggled mightily. Additionally, RB Chris Carson had good runs called back by penalties and averaged just 3.8 yards per run.

The woebegone receiving corp had some exciting moments as Jaron Brown and David Moore made impressive catches. But with a vanilla offense it was difficult to see anything in an intermediate route that would make Hawks fans get too excited.

Backup Alex McGough gave some Hawks fans some good feels with a touchdown on 9-12 passing. It is obvious though that he and Austin Davis are just backups.

Offseason pickup DJ Fluker looked pretty good in pass protection but would leave the game with a injured finger.

The Hawks run defense gave up 176 yards on the ground as Detrez Newsome and Cardale jones light it up.

Even the special teams looked off as many expected good things from a kicking and punting completion. Rather what we saw aware punt returns by Justin Jones (2-73 yards) that resulted explosive breakaways that included a 36 yard TD.

 

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.