Seattle, WA- The Seattle Seahawks’ offense looked like Sonic the Hedgehog against a depleted Vikings’ secondary in a 13-20 victory on Friday. Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson was on fire. He was 13 of 18 for 247 yards and two touchdowns, but rookie WR Kasen Williams has been the talk of the town and he did not disappoint. Williams has gotten better with timing his cuts to the outside, as well as getting off press coverage. Against the Vikings he was targeted twice and made jaw dropping catches. He finished the game with two catches for 28 yards and a touchdown.
Doug Baldwin was very productive with getting yards after the catch against the Vikings. He found the soft spot in coverage and he bounced to the outside a couple of times. Apparently the slight sprain that was speculated he injured in training camp is doing fine. He finished the game with 4 catches for 69 yards.
“I thought in the first half the first offense did a nice job,’’head coach Pete Carroll said. “Russell was really sharp.’’
Despite their explosive offense, their has been some questions with mistakes and false starts on the offensive side of the ball. The Seahawks have gotten better, but still needs to improve before the season starts.
Also the Seahawks lost George Fant to an apparent ACL injury and could be out the entire season. “Really broken-hearted about George Fant getting hurt,’’ Carroll said after the game. “Kind of takes a little something out of it for everybody.’’ When asked who will replace him Carroll addressed the issue. “We’ll see (what we do),’’ Carroll said. “We are very fortunate Luke Joeckel is on our team. Luke can start at left tackle or left guard. Just fortunate he is with us so we have some choices and we will figure that out in time.’’
The Seahawks are 2-0 in preseason play, but have a lot of issues that they have to take care of before the regular season. They have to decide if they are going to replace Fant with Joeckel or look for other players outside. It will be a wild and crazy week for the Seeahawks, but at least they got a victory out of it.
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