Hello and welcome to the very first edition of Inside the Seahawks! In this edition, we will be talking about this upcoming week's game, my score predictions, the key players from last week, and something I overheard my English teacher say. It all coming up, so tune in!
Seahawks vs Titans
With the win over Indianapolis in Week 1, the Seahawks are looking to move their momentum to their home stadium at Lumen Field, where they will be facing off against the Tennessee Titans. Now, this is a game that is set to be on the high-scoring side as the Titans have some major weapons such as AJ Brown, Julio Jones, and of course, Derrick Henry. May I add that Ryan Tannehill remains one of the most underrated QBs in the league? The Seahawks, on the other hand, have weapons like DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Chris Carson, with Russell Wilson throwing them the ball. Both teams are not short of offensive talent; it's a matter of who will show up more on Sunday.
Both teams had very, let's say, interesting games during week 1 of the NFL season. I'll start by talking about the Hawks, who performed spectacularly against the Colts, winning 28-16 on Sunday afternoon. I would say the colts stuck in there a little, but it was for sure a dominant performance from the Seahawks. The Titans, on the other hand, didn't get so lucky as they fell to our NFC West rivals, the Arizona Cardinals. The score was anything from pretty as they got blown out 38-13. Kyler Murray stomped all over whatever excuse the Titans wanted to call a defense, scoring four total touchdowns. Even the Titan's offense didn't do amazing with Tannehill only throwing one touchdown to star wide receiver Aj Brown. Julio Jones didn't play at the caliber people thought he would, only getting three catches for 29 yards and a dropped pass in the endzone.
All in all, I would say I feel pretty good about our chances on Sunday, and my score prediction for the game is 31-21 Seahawks.
This week's 3 ISM (Insider Sports Media) key players are Russel Wilson, Tyler Lockett, and Jordyn Brooks.
Russel Wilson- Russ had an amazing game last Sunday where he put up a total of 254 passing yards and four passing touchdowns. I know we Seahawks fans say this every year, but Wilson looks like he is in MVP form. He looked calm and collected throughout the entire game against a relatively decent defense and didn't have any bad moments. With that being said, do I think that he's going to do this throughout the entire season? Probably not as we've seen him do throughout past seasons. This performance does give me a little faith that Russ might not fall off as hard as in the past, but only time will tell, and I can't wait to see
Tyler Lockett- My name and entire existence with ISM is because of Tyler Lockett, so I'm trying not to be biased towards just him, but if you watched the game, you know exactly why he's on this list. To keep it short, he played like an animal. He had exactly 100 receiving yards and two total touchdowns. The very first touchdown he got was a ridiculous behind-the-back catch (linked below).
He had some other catches in his reign as well, but he also caught a 69-yard dime from Russel Wilson, where he toasted his corner. This game proved to myself and others exactly why I decided Tyler Lockett is one of the best receivers in the game. Do I think he's going to keep doing this all year? You best believe I do because he has already been doing it and is still a very, VERY underrated player.
Jordyn Brooks- Our brand new linebacker who we drafted last year finally got to see some serious game time on Sunday, and boy did he make the most of it. He had a total of 7 tackles (4 solo and four ast) which is currently tied for most on the team. For being a sophomore who just made his start this week, he is already starting to impress, which is a really good sign for Seahawks fans simply for the fact the KJ Wright is no longer a Seahawk. If Brooks can keep performing to this caliber, I think we might see a little of what KJ and Wagner had. Do I think he's going to keep doing it? Yes and no because this could've been a version of beginners' luck, but at the same time, I'm not going to argue with the facts in the sense that he played amazing, and there should be no reason to be shutting him down.
Something My English Teacher Told Me
Now for a little bit of backstory, my English teacher Is a Seahawks fan. When I first found this out, I thought it was pretty awesome cause this specific teacher was a super laid-back and fun teacher. Ever since then, we'd talk about the Seahawks and how preseason and such were going. Once it got around time for the first week of the NFL, he told me something that I think is very true. He said this, "You know, picking a Seahawks receiver in fantasy wouldn't be a good idea because one of them has a good day while the other receiver has a decent to a bad day, and then it flip flops each week, it seems."
Now he is obviously talking about Metcalf and Lockett, and once I looked into it a little more, I realized he was exactly right. Whenever one of them goes absolutely ham, the other has a mediocre week at best. Now I started thinking about it, and it's kind of a crazy ordeal because nowadays, you mostly see one single receiver lead the team most of the time or two or three that are consistent throughout most of the games. With the Seahawks, it's different because you have Metcalf have an amazing day one week, and then the next week, Lockett does. I don't know if it is because every other week, the opposing team has a corner that can lock up one of the guys pretty well, and then the other guy just has a field day. It does make sense, though, because Lockett and Metcalf are two completely different receivers, but it's still crazy how every other team, it seems, has a corner to guard either Metcalf or Lockett, and then the other WR vs. DB is just a complete mismatch. Thanks to my English teacher, who I will not mention by name, for bringing this topic into my head.
That's all for now, folks!
Thanks to you, everyone, for reading my first-ever edition of Inside the Seahawks! Please let me know what you think of it by reaching out to me on my Instagram @lockett.insider. I would love to get feedback from you guys! Let's get that W this Sunday and ill see you next week for edition number 2