Week three. Today’s game pits the Seahawks against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are 0-2 right now, so maybe the Hawks have a fighting chance. Here’s my wish list:
- Points. More specifically, I mean offensive points. Aside from the special teams touchdown last week against the 49es, the Seahawks offense has not scored any points in six quarters, since the first half of the Broncos game. Points are the point, right?
- Fewer (or no) penalties. Last week, the Seahawks had ten penalties for something like 106 yards. That’s a little like taking an ice pick to your safety raft. When you keep losing yards and/or having key gains called back, you’re going to sink really fast. That’s what we saw last Sunday.
- Tackles. I want the defense to do its job already.
Player to watch this week: Kenneth Walker III. He only had a handful of carries last week, but I liked what I saw. His running style looked strong, fluid and graceful. The Seahawks desperately need to get their running game established. If they do, I think Walker will make a huge contribution this season.
Side note: If you’re not tuned in already, check out Richard Sherman’s podcast. He’s super smart, highly opinionated and delightfully brash- everything you’d expect from this LOB icon.