PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, MD – So what now as the Seahawks (3-8) play season after season with the hope of making it season after season?
It will certainly be an unfamiliar feeling.
Sadly, much of the 17-15 loss to WFT on Monday night was well-known – an inept offense, a defense that blew his heart, but a great offense ahead enough to win It was enough to grow.
While the last drive made it dramatic, it should not be lost that by then the Seahawks had completely dominated.
Give them some kudos for hanging in there – both for the fourth-down stop that kept hope alive and the most unexpected drive in recent team history that gave the Seahawks a real shot.
But for most of the 60 minutes of the game, it was just a poorly designed team playing poorly.
at some early grades.
Russell Wilson looked like his old self when he scored 8 for 11 for 145 yards in the first half with a touchdown of 145.1 and a passer rating.
But everything fell apart till the final drive in the second half.
The success of the first half was largely the result of Tyler Lockett’s two big plays – 55 and 39 yards of completion.
Wilson again struggled to make a lot of success with short and intermediate throws as well.
Lockett was taken on the final drive by Sack Wilson after a near-interference penalty and it looked like the way a veteran should have avoided, even if the Seahawks somehow got past it.
Alex Collins had some good moments, but killed the Seahawks’ momentum with a rumble after a 13-yard reception late in the second quarter. He didn’t play in the first series of the third quarter, which was probably not a coincidence.
Along with Rashad Penny and Travis Homer, DJ Dallas was the primary third-down back and rotated with Collins.
In a play call worth question, Dallas was stopped at the start of the second quarter at Seattle 36 with no advantage on the pitch at third and -1.
The Seahawks running back finished just 17 yards on 10 carries.
It’s officially time to wonder what’s up with DK Metcalf, who just had one reception, and was on the final drive. Metcalf had no goals until the 4:25 mark of the third quarter.
Tyler Lockett had good moments and finished with 96 yards and Freddie Swain took a big late catch. Rookie d’Escridge got his most important action of the season, but it looked like a rookie was still finding his way.
But the Seahawks have to get a lot out of Metcalf to feel good about this unit.
In one of the few offensive highlights, Gerald Everett continued what has been a decent stretch lately with his opening touchdowns and team-high five catches for 37 yards.
And Will Disley also took two catches for 19 yards.
But the edge-running game lacks the ability to do much with tight ends and their blocking.
Kyle Fuller got a start on left guard in place of injured Damien Lewis.
But it can hardly be blamed for what was again a subpar outing.
The non-existent running game – 34 yards on 12 carries – was testament to how the WFT largely dominated the melee line.
Once again, not bad on runs in between tackles and running in general.
But once again, the pass isn’t enough for the crowd, even if at times it felt effective, as the Seahawks had just one sack, that from Darrell Taylor.
2019 first-round pick LJ Collier was active only for the fourth game but didn’t make much of an impact.
Al Woods continued his quietly steady season by helping control WFT’s up-the-middle run game throughout the night, and Poona Ford and Brian Monae continued their strong game as well. But a struggling Carlos Dunlop was called for offside and otherwise had no figures.
Overall, a passing grade, although the Seahawks again fell victim to running backwards several times
Jordan Brooks made a decent play on a run from Antonio Gibson to no avail when WFT scored another goal at 5 in the first quarter. WFT had to settle for a field goal and in the second quarter the Seahawks made a decent play near Gibson.
Brooks and Bobby Wagner combined to stop Gibson for 1 yard in the middle of the third and second game in the middle of the third quarter.
Benson Mayowa missed a sack in the second quarter when he limped on Heinicke, who survived for a 3-yard lead.
His play on the goal line with some good plays like a Jamal Adams pick and fourth on the final drive.
But also some difficult moments. Sidney Jones was called for an interference throw on a tight end Logan Thomas in the second quarter, but the call sounded like an iffy. But Jones got away with a third-down throw to Terry McLaurin later in the series that remained unfinished.
Escridge took on kickoff return duty in the second half from Dallas, who needed more as a running back.
Michael Dixon continued his strong season. His shoes included a 55-yard punt that was dropped to the 9-yard line in the second quarter. Not much in the comeback game again.