Six months after the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl 48 by shellacking the Denver Broncos 43-8, the rematch was on for all the marbles last night.
Okay, so that actually was not the case considering it was simply the preseason opener for both teams, but the Broncos were able to pull out the win this time 21-16.
Pete Carroll, the head coach of the Seahawks, was not too pleased with his team’s performance last night, but he is aware that injuries at multiple positions hobbled the Seahawks out from the starting gate. Three of his starting lineman, Russell Okung, Max Unger, and James Carpenter, all did not play due to nagging injuries.
From the News Tribune:
We’re just surviving. We’re really surviving right now. We have guys on the second team that have been here about three or four days. We are just not very sharp right now, and unfortunately it showed. But we survived it, got through it.
All things considered, the Seahawks came out of the game unscathed, and although they lost, the result is completely meaningless. All three of the aforementioned linemen should be ready to play by week 1 of the regular season when they take on the Green Bay Packers, and the Seahawks have time to improve before then.
The most important part of the preseason is “surviving” as Carroll stated, by getting in the reps for your players without them getting injured. Considering the Seahawks did just that last night, the game can be considered at least a somewhat success.