Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today – Wednesday, August 17 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks O-Line Shines In Preseason Opener
The Seattle Seahawks fell 32-25 to the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road Saturday in the preseason opener, but there were many positives. With rookie tackles Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas making their debuts, the Seahawks offensive line shined as a unit. With Week 2 of preseason here, Pro Football Focus announced superlatives from last week, with the Seahawks earning offensive line of the week.
Bryant Horn of PFF breaks down the list of awards, from team of the week, to player of the week, to individual unit praise. Fourth-year offensive guard Phil Haynes makes the PFF Offensive Team of the Week, the only individual Seahawk named. In March, Seattle re-signed Haynes, who was a restricted free agent coming off of his third season with Seattle.
The Seahawks offensive line as a whole gets the nod for unit of the week, with Horn breaking down the selection.
OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE WEEK:*SEATTLE SEAHAWKS*
Throughout their 35 pass-protection snaps against thePittsburgh Steelers, the Seattle Seahawks gave up just six pressures, including only one sack and a quarterback hit.
Even in preseason action, it's promising for Seattle to see progression and potential out of their young offensive line. Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll discussed his thoughts on Cross and Lucas' performances following Saturday's game in Pittsburgh.
"Both the young tackles did a nice job and got some good stuff done," Carroll said. "I can't wait to watch them on film, but just overall, the coaches were really pleased with what they accomplished."
The offensive line will be tasked with protecting quarterback Geno Smith and the running back corps this weekend at home against the Chicago Bears. So far, so good.
To read more on the PFF preseason stars of the week, click here.
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The Seahawks took Training Camp practice #13 and the 12s showed out, especially the younger fans for Kids Day.