Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, November 17 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Damien Lewis Off To A Strong Start In Third Season
Third-year Seahawks guard Damien Lewis continues to come into his own, as the 2022 season looks to be his most-promising yet.
After being inactive for Week 1 due to injury, the LSU alum has graded out in the Top-5 several times for Seattle's offense per Pro Football Focus through the months of October and November. In Week 10's 21-16 lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lewis earned the team's highest offensive grade from PFF (83.4). Through 534 offensive snaps, Lewis has allowed just two sacks and committed four penalties.
PFF analyst Zoltán Buday named Lewis the league’s Most-Improved left guard for 2022 through 10 weeks. Buday broke down the selection and Lewis' improvement in pass blocking.
LEFT GUARD: DAMIEN LEWIS, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
2022 Grade: 68.4
2021 Grade: 57.1
Lewis also had a strong rookie campaign, earning earned a 71.2 grade in 2020, but this is his most consistent campaign, as he ranks in the upper half of the league in both run-blocking and pass-blocking grade.
He has held his ground well as a run-blocker over the last two seasons, but it is his improvement in pass protection that puts him on this list. In 2020 and 2021, the former LSU Tiger allowed pressure on 5.7% and 6.0% of his pass-blocking snaps, respectively. This year he has allowed pressure on just 3.5% of snaps and is on pace to give up the fewest pressures of his career by far.
Best game in 2022: Week 9 vs. Cardinals (88.8 PFF grade)
Lewis currently holds the highest grade for Seattle's offensive line (71.6). After getting banged up in Week 10, Lewis
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Seahawks rookie Charles Cross continues a great rookie campaign, not allowing a sack over the past two weeks.
More From Around The Web:
Brandon Gustafson of Seattle Sports 710AM: Seahawks Football 101: Where Seattle’s run D lacked vs Buccaneers.
Mike Salk of Seattle Sports 710AM: Time to give parent of Seahawks’ success, Jody Allen, proper credit.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times: Seahawks mailbag: Where will Tre Brown fit in the defense?
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times: Pete Carroll says Seahawks ‘are in a great place’, despite loss to Bucs.
Here at Seahawks.com, John Boyle's weekly mailbag looks at Geno Smith’s continued strong play, Tre Brown’s return and more.
Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from the team's trip to Munich, Germany, which concluded with a Week 10 game vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 13, 2022 at Allianz Arena. Eye On The Hawks is presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers.