For all the thrill about Russell Wilsons seasonopening efficiency, there was an excellent higher debut for the Seahawks.
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- Last Updated: September 15, 2020, 4:18 AM IST
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RENTON, Wash.: For all the thrill about Russell Wilsons season-opening efficiency, there was an excellent higher debut for the Seahawks.
Jamal Adams first sport with Seattle didnt disappoint.
Whether it was within the opposing backfield or roaming the secondary, the Seahawks’ new defensive weapon was everywhere in the subject in a 38-25 opening win over Atlanta.
If first impressions are necessary, the one left by Adams solely raised the optimism of how good Seattles protection may find yourself being with the addition of an All-Pro security.
He has introduced the vitality. He has introduced the main focus and I feel that we’re going to have a very nice protection, Wilson stated of Adams debut. That secondary appeared actually good.
Adams completed with 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack. Even these numbers dont absolutely outline his affect on Seattles protection, not less than for Week 1.
Because of Adams versatility, Seattles protection was as aggressive because it has been at any time for the reason that heyday of the Legion of Boom secondary. Adams wasn’t alone in inflicting chaos with a number of elements of Seattle’s defensive backfield blitzing at occasions.
The last numbers dont look good as Seattle gave up 450 yards passing to Matt Ryan. But lots of these yards got here late within the sport with Seattle holding an enormous lead and primarily have been meaningless yards.
Overall, I feel that we did an important job tackling as a protection, flying across the ball, Adams stated. I feel thats the principle factor, you may have lots of guys flying across the ball and once you fly to the ball, you make performs and thats what we did.
Seahawks followers have clamored for letting Wilson have extra management of the offense together with his arm and not less than within the opener obtained their want. Wilson was improbable. Of his 4 incompletions, two have been drops. Seattle threw on 21 of its first 35 performs and gained 210 whole yards and scored 21 factors.
Wilson completed 31 of 35 for 322 yards. He linked with 9 completely different receivers and averaged 9.2 yards per move try. If this continues, it could be the yr Wilson will get an MVP vote.
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It could be a bit of unusual to say contemplating its Seattle, however the run sport left one thing to be desired within the opener. Granted, the Seahawks ran the ball solely 20 occasions, however even with the dearth of carries the manufacturing was underwhelming.
Chris Carson had simply 21 yards on six carries. Carlos Hyde had 23 yards speeding on seven carries. Take away Wilsons 29 yards speeding and David Moores 12-yard run, Seattles three working backs mixed for 43 yards on 16 carries.
Carson has lengthy claimed hes obtained fairly good fingers and it confirmed in opposition to the Falcons. Carson had six catches for 45 yards and each of his touchdowns got here by the air, together with among the finest display passes Seattle has run in coach Pete Carrolls tenure.
It was the third time in his profession Carson caught six passes in a sport.
Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett was inactive Sunday and its unclear when he may get on the sphere. Dorsett was signed within the offseason to be the No. Three receiver in Seattles system and produce one other degree of pace to the pass-catching group. But he was restricted throughout coaching camp as a result of a sore foot that Carroll stated has been a long-term difficulty the staff was unaware about when Dorsett signed.
In his absence, Moore had 33 snaps on Sunday and rookie Freddie Swain had one other 16. And theres little certainty Dorsett might be obtainable to play this week in opposition to New England, his former staff.
Defensive finish Rasheem Green injured his shoulder within the first half, however returned later within the sport. Carroll stated Monday that Green had a pinch in his shoulder and his standing could be decided later within the week.
8-0 Continuing one of many oddest stats in soccer, the Seahawks improved to 8-Zero in common season video games beneath Carroll by which the opposing quarterback throws for greater than 400 yards. Matt Ryan handed for 450, though most of that got here with the Falcons trailing considerably within the second half. Expanded additional, Seattle is 10-1 when permitting opposing QBs to throw for greater than 350 yards.
The final time the Seahawks gained on the highway in Week 1 was 2013, the yr they gained the Super Bowl. A win this Sunday over New England would give the Seahawks 2-Zero begins in consecutive seasons for the primary time since 2003 and ’04.
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