Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Tuesday, October 4 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Pro Football Focus Praises Play Of Geno Smith & Tariq Woolen
The Seahawks came out the victor in the highest-scoring game of the 2022 season, defeating the Detroit Lions 48-45. The road win puts Seattle at 2-2 and in a tie for first place in the NFC West. While Seattle looks forward to a Week 5 road battle with the New Orleans Saints, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith and rookie corner Tariq Woolen earned some honors from Pro Football Focus for the week.
Smith was surgical with the ball, going 23-30 for 320 yards and 3 total touchdowns (139.6 passer rating).
Monday, Smith was the lone Seahawk to make PFF’s Team of the Week.
PFF TEAM OF THE WEEK
How can you not be impressed with Geno Smith? After competing for his job during training camp, he and the Seahawks just scored 48 points in Week 4 and now sit at 2-2 after four games.
Smith recorded the highest game grade of his career (92.4) as he threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns. He also added in 49 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground, showing he is in complete control of the Seahawks' offense.
He finished the game averaging 10.7 yards per passing attempt with an adjusted completion percentage of 83.9%. His average depth of target was 10.8 yards, which is his highest figure in a start since Week 14 of the 2014 season. Smith probably isn't the long-term answer for Seattle, but he is playing outstanding football this season.
One of the biggest stories of the season - rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen continues to make every team that passed on him look silly. Woolen recorded his first pick-six against Detroit, showcasing his blazing speed on the return.
It hasn't been long, but it seems like everyone is starting to take notice of Woolen - even though those inside the organization have been shouting his name all summer. Mosher names Woolen to the 10 most surprising performances list with some feedback on his selection.
Another impressive Seahawk in Week 4, rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen was targeted six times and allowed three receptions for 47 yards. The highlight was an incredible pick-six where he undercut a Jared Goff throw and took it to the house.
When targeting Woolen in Week 4, Goff posted a 36.8 passer rating. That is quite impressive for a rookie still learning to play the cornerback position. He finished the game with a 69.5 overall grade and has now improved every week for the Seahawks.
While Woolen has played only a handful of games in the NFL so far, it seems like head coach Pete Carroll has found the next freakishly long, athletic cornerback for his defense.
It's not too late to vote for Geno Smith as Fed Ex Week 4 Player of the Week!
The cat may be out the bag on the potential of Seattle's duo, but there's plenty more season to go.
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More From Around The Web
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times: Seahawks defense must limit explosive plays to turn things around.
Michael Bumpus of Seattle Sports 710AM: Seahawks’ struggling defense has bright spots in rookie cornerbacks Tariq Woolen and Coby Bryant.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic: How the Seattle Seahawks look through four weeks; Is Geno Smith Team MVP?
Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from Week 4 vs. the Detroit Lions on October 2, 2022 at Ford Field. Eye On The Hawks is presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers.