Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Aug. 30 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
What's Being Said: Seahawks 27, Chargers 0
The Seahawks got their first victory of the preseason in their third exhibition game, toppling the Chargers 27-0 at Lumen Field on Saturday night. Seattle dominated early and often, with the defense scoring the game's first touchdown as Cody Barton forced a strip sack and Marquise Blair returned it 17 yards for six. Alex Collins ran in a touchdown later in the first quarter, and Jason Myers added a field goal to make it 17-0 at halftime. After another Myers field goal, the Seahawks scored their final touchdown of the game on a two-yard pass from Sean Mannion to Darece Roberson.
Here's what the media are saying following the game:
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle wrote about rookie Dee Eskridge’s encouraging preseason debut.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle has injury updates (or lack thereof, luckily) and other notes from the final preseason game.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times with his latest 53-man Seahawks roster projection.
Adam Jude of the Seattle Times also covered Dee Eskridge, and why his strong first impression is a great sign.
Gregg Bell of Tacoma News Tribune on sitting the starters, Shane Waldron’s performance and more from the preseason finale.
Paul Gallant of 710 ESPN Seattle with four takeaways from the Seahawks’ victory over Los Angeles.
Brandon Gustafson of 710 ESPN Seattle highlighted some offensive standouts from the game, including Alex Collins, Dee Eskridge and more.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic with more observations from Saturday night, including the cornerback battle, Darrell Taylor’s performance and more.
Brady Henderson of ESPN also took a crack at projecting the Seahawks’ final 53-man roster.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated on Darrell Taylor’s breakout game and how he could impact the regular season.
Adam Maya of NFL.com with two things he learned from the Seahawks-Chargers preseason game.
Diante Lee of Pro Football Focus recapped the game, with analysis on every Seahawks position group.
Five Seahawks Players Make ESPN's Top 100 List
It seems like every media outlet is dropping player rankings just before the 2021 season begins. This week, it was ESPN's turn to rank who their experts believe will be the top 100 players of this season. The list was solely predicated on future performance expected for this season -- nothing in the past was considered.
Five Seahawks players made the cut -- Russell Wilson at No. 4, Bobby Wagner at No. 28, DK Metcalf at No. 47, Tyler Lockett at No. 78 and Jamal Adams at No. 85. Here's what ESPN had to say about the Seahawks players:
"Since entering the NFL in 2012, Wilson leads all quarterbacks in several categories on throws traveling at least 25 yards beyond the line of scrimmage: completions (159), completion rate (41.8%), yards (6,421) and touchdowns (53)."
"How's this for consistency: Wagner has seven straight Pro Bowls and a first team All-Pro nod in six of the last seven seasons. Having a healthy Jamal Adams playing near him should take some pressure off Wagner as it gives offenses another blue-chip defender to worry about."
"After entering the NFL with questions about his route-running and durability, all Metcalf has done over two seasons is rack up 2,203 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while playing in every game. He broke Steve Largent's 35-year-old franchise record with 1,303 yards last season."
"It barely registered across the NFL when the Seahawks gave Lockett a $69 million extension in March. That's how quietly he has become one of the league's most productive and efficient receivers. Since his breakout season in 2018, he ranks fifth among receivers in touchdown catches (28) and second in catch percentage (76.8%)."
"Adams impacts games more than a typical safety does. Just look at his 9.5 sacks in only 12 games last season, which set the NFL's single-season record for a defensive back. Also see his new four-year, $70 million extension from the Seahawks, which topped the previous standard at the position by $2.25 million per year."
Social Post Of The Day
Carlos Dunlap II didn't play at all in the preseason, but he's been a close observer. He shouted out Darrell Taylor and Alton Robinson after their strong preseason performances: