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Rams at Seahawks photo blog

Photos from the Seahawks game in week 17

In the final game the Seahawks played in 2012 they beat the Rams 20-13

Taima led the Seahawks onto the field Sunday. Photo by Brett Bivens

It was fan appreciation day at CenturyLink Field. Photo by Brett Bivens

Chris Clemons getting a hit on Sam Bradford. Photo by Brett Bivens

Doug Baldwin hauling in one of his two reception during the game. Photo by Brett Bivens

This pass to Zach Miller would have been Russell Wilson’s record tying 26th touchdown pass if not for a pass interference call on Anthony McCoy. Photo by Brett Bivens

Danny Amendola making a great catch against Marcus Trufant. Photo by Brett Bivens

Seattle is always tough on Steven Jackson. He has yet to rush for 100 yards against any Seahawks defense. Sunday was no exception as he managed just 52 yards. Photo by Brett Bivens

Jeremy Lane was in position to make a play on the ball. Unfortunately he went for the interception rather than knocking the ball away and the play resulted in a touchdown. Photo by Brett Bivens

Marshawn Lynch out for a little jog. Photo by Brett Bivens

Russell Wilson scrambles for yardage against the Rams. Photo by Brett Bivens

Seahawks photo blog: Cowboys at Seahawks 9/16/12

Seahawks vs Cowboys: Seahawks win 27-7

Though the Seahawks only got one sack, Tony Romo was hit all day. Photo by Brett Bivens

Anthony McCoy catches his first career touchdown. Photo by Brett Bivens

The Seahawks defense swarmed the Cowboys all game long. Photo by Brett Bivens

Balanced offense! Photo by Brett Bivens

The Cowboys held all game. Photo by Brett Bivens

Part 1 of 3: It looks clear to me, by this photo, that Golden Tate was clearly targeting Sean Lee’s chest when Tate delivered a crushing blow. Perfectly clean, if you want these type of plays out of football let’s just get rid of pads and helmets. We can replace them with flags and tutus. Photo by Brett Bivens

Part 2 of 3: Golden Tate crushes Sean Lee: In football “keep your head on a swivel” isn’t just a saying, it’s a rule of thumb. Photo by Brett Bivens

Part 3 of 3: Golden Tate crushes Sean Lee, notice Lee’s chin strap is holding on to his nose. Photo By Brett Bivens

Nice to see these guys running on the field after the Seahawks offense was able to score a touchdown. Photo by Brett Bivens

Breno Giacomini takes DeMarcus Ware out of a running play with his right arm. Photo by Brett Bivens

Yes, there was a handshake after the game.

Seahawks player grades vs Broncos: Receivers

Seahawks wide receiver/tight ends grades

 

 

We are in the 11th hour before tonights Seahawks-Cheifs matchup.  With that in mind, I am going to give players their grades without breaking down why.  If there are any players that you would like to see the reasonings behind the grade I gave just let me know, I will go back and add that in.

 

Wide Receiver

Jermaine Kearse #8

last week: c+
this week: b

 

Deon Butler #11

last week: b
this week: B-

 

Charly Martin #14

last week: B+
this week: b-

 

Braylon Edwards #17

last week: b-
this week: C+

 

Phil Bates #13

the grade: C+

 

Kris Durham: #16

last week: C
this week: C+

 

Lavasier Tiunei #19

last week: b-
this week: C+

 

Golden Tate #81

last week: C
this week: C

 

Ricardo Lockette #83

the grade: D+

 

Terrell Owens #10

the grade: F

 

 

Tight End

Kellen Winslow #82

the grade: B

 

Anthony McCoy #85

Last week: C+
This week: B+

 

Cameron Morrah #88

last week: F
this week: C+

 

Sean McGrath #45

Last week: C+
this week: C+

 

Cooper Heifet #84

the grade: C-

Seahawks player grades vs Titans: Receivers/Tight ends

Seahawks pass catchin’ player grades

 

This is the final part of my Seahawks player grades for week one of the preseason.  The grades for QB, RB, OL, DL, LB and DB’s have already been completed earlier in the week.

Wide Receiver

Charly Martin blocking on Russell Wilson touchdown run vs Titans. Photo by Brett Bivens

Charly Martin #14

Charly Martin really impressed me against the Titans. Every opportunity Charly  was given he made the most of. If Martin had a chance to go for YAC (yards after catch) yards he went for them without hesitation. He showed decent rout running ability and never gave up on plays until the whistle blew. The most impressive play was on Russell Wilson quarterback keeper late in the 4th quarter. Charly locked on the his man and blocked him for over ten yards down the field. That action allowed Russell to get by and score the touchdown that sealed the Seahawks victory.

the grade: B+

 

Deon Butler #11

Honestly, I am surprised we are still talking about this kid after his brutal injury a couple years back.  He continues to impress. Deon Butler was running very good routes against the Titans and was able to get some separation. He also showed a willingness to get in and throw some blocks in the running game.

the grade: B

Braylon Edwards #17

Braylon Edwards makes a cut for some YAC yards. Photo by Brett Bivens

the good:

Braylon Edwards made an outstanding play on a ball while it was in the air. Russell Wilson threw the pass up and gave Braylon a chance to go get it. Braylon delivered by stoping just short of the pass, out jumping the cornerback to go up and get it, while scoring a touchdown in the process. Plays like that are the ones I expect to see from him, spectacular receptions. Later in the game Edwards made a nice cut inside after catching the ball and gained about 5 extra yards in the process.

the bad:

Braylon Edwards needs to play smarter. The block in the back penalty that he picked up was pure stupidity.  Russell Wilson had already given up on the play and was running out of bounds after a nice pickup so, there was no need to even attempt to block at that point. That is the kind of play I would expect to see from a rookie not an 8 year NFL veteran.

the grade B-

 

Lavasier Tuinei #19

The rookie undrafted free agent out of Oregon had a very solid game as far as blocking from the receiver position goes. Lavasier Tuinei never caught a pass during the game, but his blocking was solid enough to earn him a good grade.

the grade: B-

 

Ben Obomanu #87

The Good:

Ben Obomanu had a better than average game blocking.

the bad:

Ben missed a block that led to a tackle for a loss. He flinched at the line of scrimmage on one play but, luckily for the Seahawks the false start was never called. I also need to see him start creating more separation at this point in his career.

the grade: C+

 

Jermaine Kearse #8

Jermaine Kearse really does a nice job fighting to get open once the quarterback starts to scramble. He recognizes the field gets cut in half and tries to become an outlet if he is on that side of the field, or hurries to break towards that side. Kearse showed great awareness by a young receiver.

the grade: C+

 

Golden Tate #81 and Kris Durham #16 both received C’s

 

Tight end

Zach Miller #86

Zach Miller getting dragged down after making a reception. Photo by Brett Bivens

Despite having a couple of missed blocks during the game Zach Miller did a nice job blocking in general throughout his time in the game. Unfortunately, his time was cut short when he took a shot over the middle and was concussed. Zach was able to hang on to the pass after the big hit.

the grade: b+

 

Anthony McCoy dives forward for some extra yards after making a reception. Photo by Brett Bivens

Anthony Mccoy #85

Anthony has to clean up the dropped passes because he is driving me nuts.  McCoy had a better than average day blocking. He was doing a nice job fighting to get open while running routes. Against the Titans he had a chance for a first down and had difficulty hanging on to a pass that hit him in the hands.

the grade: C+

 

Sean McGrath #45

Sean McGrath is upended after making a reception against the Titans. Photo by Brett Bivens

Personally, I would keep this kid over Anthony McCoy.  I believe Sean McGrath has a much higher ceiling. He made some very good plays in the blocker game and a couple really nice reception. Unfortunately, he also made the mental mistakes that I expect a rookie to make and blew a couple plays.

the grade: C+

 

Cameron Morrah #88

Am I the only one who is tired of waiting for this kid to develop? With 4 years experience, we shouldn’t have to wait any longer. On Saturday I watched him run the wrong route. At that point, I felt the Morrah experiment was over. Commissioner help us if he ends up with a final roster spot on this years team.

the grade: F

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades Regular Season Game 2011-9

Seahawks Player Grades

 

 

Wide Receiver

1) Ben Obomanu (B+)

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

Ben recovered the first fumble while covering the kick off and was smart just to stay down and not risk fumbling the ball himself trying to get up. He made another big play covering kicks when he flew down the field and made a tackle short of the 20 yard line. Obomanu fought back to the quarterback to make a catch for a first down.

THE BAD:

That first down catch for 10 yards was his only reception of the game.

2) Sidney Rice (B-)

Last week he led the team with a B+

THE GOOD:

Sidney had a nice block for Zach Miller after Miller caught the ball. On a third down play he made a nice diving catch but unfortunately he was just short of the marker.

THE BAD:

He only had 14 yards receiving for the game.

3) Doug Baldwin (C+)

Last week B

THE GOOD:

Doug had a 50 yard reception in the game.

THE BAD:

Unfortunately that was his only reception and he would leave the game later with an injury.

4) Golden Tate (C-)

Last week he was not graded

THE GOOD:

Tate made an excellent catch on the sidelines.

THE BAD:

Golden fumbled the ball but was lucky it went out of bounds because there were no Seahawks around to recover it if it had stayed in. He was called for illegal motion because he didn’t get set before the snap.

5) Mike Williams (D+)

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

I just can’t spin anything good here.

THE BAD:

He was targeted on a hitch and waited for the ball to come to him instead of fighting back towards it. Because he did this the defender was able to get around him and break up the pass. In an altercation he was the last player to shove the opposition and got himself a personal foul. The call was pretty weak but he should have kept his cool.

 

Tight End

1) Zach Miller (B+)

THE GOOD:

Zach had a nice backside cut block and a few other nice blocks in the running game. He pushed the pile at the end of runs to help the running back gain every yard they could. Miller did a nice job sitting down in the soft spot in the zone.

THE BAD:

He missed a cut block.

2) Anthony McCoy (D+)

THE GOOD:

Anthony pulled out this superman Esq block where he flew through the air. It wasn’t the most successful block I have ever seen but it was effective enough and showed effort. He had a couple more nice run blocks.

THE BAD:

For the most part he struggled trying to block people. He missed cut blocks, couldn’t hold blocks or just went after the wrong guy to block completely.

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades Regular Season Game 2011-7

Seahawks Player Grades

 

 

Wide Receiver

1) Ben Obomanu (A)

Last week D+

THE GOOD:

Ben had to receptions over 20 yards including one for 55 yards and led the team with 107 yards for the game (not to mention by going over 100 yards he won everyone in attendance a free Top Pot Doughnut). He ran his routes well and was able to get himself open. He showed effort fighting for extra yards after the catch.

THE BAD:

He doesn’t consistently play as well as he did against the Bengals.

2) Sidney Rice (B+)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Sidney made a few outstanding catches including a couple diving catches. He recognized when the quarterback was in trouble and did a nice job working back to him to give the QB a place to dump the ball. He showed excellent effort while picking up a first down by fighting off a tackler on a wide receiver screen. Once again he showed his willingness to be a blocker down field. He had 102 yards receiving for the day.

THE BAD:

He had three dropped passes including one where he had adjusted to a very poorly thrown ball in the end zone but was unable to haul in the pass.

3) Doug Baldwin (B)

Last week C-

THE GOOD:

Doug made a few really nice catches including a beautiful one handed catch on the run. He also had a 31 yard reception.

THE BAD:

Baldwin had an uncharacteristic drop in the game.

4) Golden Tate and Kris Durham (C-)

Last week: Golden C+ and Durham was not graded.

THE GOOD:

These are really the 5th and 6th receivers on the team and are not counted on very often.

THE BAD:

Tate missed a block on the designed quarterback run that left Jackson with no where to run. Durham had a false start.

 

Tight End

1) Cameron Morrah (C+)

Last week he led the group with a C+

THE GOOD:

He did a good job finding the open spot in the zone and sitting down in it. Morrah made a great catch with a defender draped all over him.

THE BAD:

Cameron had a dropped pass.

2) Zach Miller (C-)

Last week he was out with a head injury.

THE GOOD:

Miller ran an excellent seam route and made a nice catch at the sidelines staying in bounds for the reception. He also had a nice block.

THE BAD:

Zach missed a block on a screen pass and was unable to hold his block in the running game a couple times. He dropped a pass because he was not prepared to catch it at the top of his route.

3) Anthony McCoy (D)

Last week C

THE GOOD:

Anthony stonewalled a defensive end who was trying to bull rush him. He set his feet and sunk his hips using picture perfect technique to manhandle a guy who had about 50 pounds on him.

THE BAD:

He struggled when asked to run block. He was late getting to one block, got pushed 5-yards into the backfield on one and missed a cut block on another. He also added a dropped pass.

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades Regular Season Game 2011-6

Wide Receiver and Tight Ends Player Grades

 

 

 

Wide Receiver

1) Mike Williams (B-)

Mike Williams catches a touchdown against the Falcons. Photo by Brett Bivens

Last week he missed due to injury

THE GOOD:

Mike did a nice job while run blocking and he made a nice move after a catch to pick up a first down.

THE BAD:

Williams only caught the one pass.

2) Sidney Rice and Golden Tate (C+)

Last week: They both had B’s

THE GOOD:

Sidney had a nice block down field and a 38 yard reception that would have been a touchdown if the pass was accurate. Golden made a nice catch with a defensive back draped all over him.

THE BAD:

Rice was unable to hold his block on a screen pass. The pass that Tate caught was the only one thrown to him in the game.

4) Doug Baldwin (C-)

Last week he led the group with an A+

He was tackled late in the fourth quarter while he was on his route

THE GOOD:

This isn’t his typical week

THE BAD:

He dropped a very catch-able ball and was called for Pass Interference but if you watch the corners feet you can see that he lost his footing and his feet slipped out from under him.

5) Ben Obomanu (D+)

Last week B+

THE GOOD:

The Seahawks no longer need to count on him to produce.

THE BAD:

He made a poor adjustment on an under-thrown ball. If he had he made the adjustment he would have had a big reception. Ben dropped a pass on third down that would have been a first down on the final drive.

 

 

Tight End

1) Cameron Morrah (C+)

This was his first game this season

THE GOOD:

He made a nice block down field and did a nice job seling his blocks on play action and then sneaking out into his route.

THE BAD:

Morrah missed a block during a screen pass and the play resulted in a loss.

2) Anthony McCoy (C)

Last week F+

Seahawks Player Grades Regular Season 2011-5

Seahawks Player Grades from the Giants game.

 

 

First of all let me apologize for not getting the grades done like usually. I have been very sick and unable to sit at the computer to type them out.

I was able to do all the game notes and I have all the information I would normally put out but I think in the interest of getting the grades out I will post the actual grade for every player and if I get a request about why a players grade is what it is I will add to this post.

Thank you all for your patience.

The last grade I gave out was the quarterbacks so I will start here with the running backs

 

Running Back

 

1) Leon Washington (A-)

Last week he led the running backs with a B+

2) Marshawn Lynch (B+)

Last week C+

3) Justin Forsett (B-)

Last week B

4) Michael Robinson (C+)

Last week C-

THE GOOD:

He did a very nice job on special teams while blocking on punt returns and getting downfield in a hurry on a kick return and getting in on a tackle inside the Giants 15-yard line.

THE BAD:

He ran into the back of his own player and fumbled the ball near the giants goal line. Darrell Bevell should have never handed him the ball three straight times but it is his job to hold onto the ball every time his number is called.

 

Wide Receiver

 

1) Doug Baldwin (A+)

Last week he led the receivers with an A-

2) Ben Obomanu (B+)

Last week B

3) Sidney Rice and Golden Tate (B)

Last week Sidney had a C+ and Golden did not receive a grade.

 

Tight End

 

1) Zach Miller (C+)

Last week B

His grade was extremely limited this week because he was injured on the Seahawks seventh offensive play.

2) Anthony McCoy (F+)

Last week C+

 

 

Defensive Line

 

1) Brandon Mebane and Chris Clemons (A+)

Last week: Brandon had a B+ and Chris had a B-

3) Alan Branch (A)

Last week he led the unit with an A

4) Red Bryant (A-)

Last week C

5) Raheem Brock and Clinton McDonald (B-)

Last week; Raheem B+ and Clinton an A-

7) Anthony Hargrove (C+)

Last week he was last of the defensive line with a C-

8) Al Woods and Jameson Konz (C)

This was the first week either player was graded.

 

 

Linebacker

 

1) KJ Wright (B+)

KJ Wright has almost perfect coverage on Tony Gonzalez. Photo by Brett Bivens

Last week C+

2) Leroy Hill and David Vobora (C+)

Last week: Leroy C+ and David was signed on October 4th.

4) David Hawthorne (C)

Last week D+

5) Aaron Curry (D-)

Last week he led the linebackers with a B-

 

 

Defensive Back

 

Cornerback

1) Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman (B+)

Last week: Brandon C and Richard led the corners with a C+

3) Walter Thurmond (B)

Last week he was not graded

4) Kennard Cox (B-)

Last week D-

Safety

1) Kam Chancellor (A+)

Last week Atari Bigby started in his place due to injury

2) Earl Thomas (B+)

Last week C+

3) Jeron Johnson (B-)

Last week he led all safeties with a B-

4) Atari Bigby (C-)

Last week D+

 

 

Seahawks Quarterback Grades Regular Season Game 2011-5

Seahawks Quarterback Player Grades

 

 

1) Charlie Whitehurst (B+)

Charlie Whitehurst during the 2011 Pre-Season at home against the Vikings

This was his first action this year.

THE GOOD:

Charlie had several really well placed passes. One was the quick slant to Sidney Rice and another one was the touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin. He did a good job avoiding sacks either by using his legs to buy time or throwing the ball away. His decision making was quick which allowed him to plant his back foot and throw the ball.

THE BAD:

On one play he didn’t recognize a blitz and took a big hit from his blind side. One of the passes where he threw the ball away he had locked onto a receiver and didn’t go through his progressions. If he had he gone through them he would have seen that Anthony McCoy was open underneath.

2) Tarvaris Jackson (C+)

Last week A-

THE GOOD:

He did a good job leading his receivers to give them a chance to catch the ball in stride. Tarvaris had a few passes where he didn’t have much of a window and had excellent ball placement. Jackson was doing a pretty good job going through his progressions and had a touchdown pass.

THE BAD:

Two straight passes he threw into double coverage the second of which Zach Miller got hurt from a hit to his head. New York Giants Safety Kenny Phillis was fined $20,000 for the hit on Miller. He floated a ball and made a poor decision on another to throw a ball to the outside that had little chance of going well. That ball was intercepted.

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades Regular Season Game 2011-4

Wide Receiver and Tight End Player Grades

 

 

Wide Receiver

1) Doug Baldwin (A-)

Doug Baldwin soars to make catch against the Falcons 10/2/2011. Photo by Brett Bivens

Last week B+

THE GOOD:

Doug took a big step in announcing himself to the NFL sunday. He showcased his hand catching a ball that was thrown behind him and jumped way up to catch a ball that was thrown too high. Somehow he was able to hold onto the ball after a helmet to helmet hit right after he caught it. He looks for extra yards and fights for first downs after making the reception. Baldwin was a factor in the game as a blocker having a couple nice blocks including one on a quarterback scramble late in the game.

THE BAD:

On the play where he got hit and the ball popped out he tucked the ball away in his lead arm but if he tucks it away in his trailing arm it’s not vulnerable to a big hit from the safety and more than likely he makes the catch. In the final drive he caught a ball for a 1st down and then jumped behind the marker trying to pick up extra yards. After a review of the play he was given the first down but I think that was the wrong call by the referee. I love the effort but he needs to be a little more aware of the situation.

2) Mike Williams (B+)

Last week D+

THE GOOD:

Mike showcased his soft hands catching a ball that was thrown a little high. He proved to Tarvaris that he knows how to use his body to box out the defender and that even though he looks covered he will still make the play if the ball is thrown accurately. On his touchdown he found a soft spot at the goal line and sat down waiting for the ball. When Marshawn Lynch scored on his touchdown run it was Mike who had the block that sprung him.

THE BAD:

There was a ball that was thrown a little too high that he should have been able to haul in.

3) Ben Obomanu (B)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Ben ran the perfect stop and go route and was wide open running down the sideline if the ball had been on target it would have been an easy touchdown. Later in the game he got wide open in the back corner of the end zone and scored.

THE BAD:

Two of his three receptions came while replacing Mike Williams who had a concussion.

4) Sidney Rice (C+)

Last week B+

THE GOOD:

Sidney did a good job finding a soft spot in the zone coverage and sitting down in it. He noticed the flag on his touchdown and sprinted straight for the goal line where he caught the ball for a 52-yard score. Rice got to showcase his moves a little on a wide receiver screen when he made the cornerback miss. He had a nice block on a screen pass.

THE BAD:

It drives me nuts when I see a receiver jump for a ball when it is not necessary and he did it again this week. Sidney chose the wrong guy to block on a running play. He could have had a second touchdown if he had stopped and high-pointed the ball in the end zone instead of letting the ball come to him and allowing a short cornerback an opportunity to make a great play on the ball. He committed two stupid penalties; the first was after his touchdown when he got hit for 15-yards for making the throat slash motion and the second was his false start penalty on the final drive that made a major impact on the outcome.

 

Tight End

Zach Miller Heads to the sideline after making a catch on the final drive against the Falcons 10/2/2011. Photo by Brett Bivens

1) Zach Miller (B)

Last week B+

THE GOOD:

Zach did a good job tricking the defense into thinking his role was one thing and then sneaking out to do another. He had a good pull block on Marshawn’s touchdown. On the final drive of the game he showed his awareness after catching the ball in the middle of the field he headed to the sideline to stop the clock.

THE BAD:

He should have had a touchdown but just after catching a ball he launched himself in the air two yards short of the goal line and right into a big hit that dislodged the ball and was ultimately intercepted. If he stays on the ground he can protect himself by falling towards the end zone.

2) Anthony McCoy (C+)

Last Week (B)

THE GOOD:

Anthony sold himself as a blocker to the defense then snuck out to get open on 3rd and 8 during the final drive.

THE BAD:

Tarvaris didn’t see him and threw the ball away setting up the 61-yard FG attempt.

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