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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 2011-8

Seahawks Player Grades

 

 

Wide Receiver

1) Sidney Rice (B+)

Last week B+

THE GOOD:

Rice ran a really sharp hitch route. He was able to get good separation on a deep route and he made a nice fourth down reception. He also was a willing run blocker and had a nice block on one play.

THE BAD:

He had a pretty solid game but only three receptions.

2) Doug Baldwin (B)

Last week B

THE GOOD:

Doug made a couple nice catches, one he had to dive for and another with the defender draped all over him. He gave a great effort on Jackson’s final pass trying to jump over the back of the defender and wrestle the ball away until they were separated.

THE BAD:

Baldwin only caught three passes in the game.

3) Mike Williams and Ben Obomanu (B-)

Last week: Mike was out with an injury and Ben led the receivers with an A

THE GOOD:

Williams did a nice job running slant routes and catching the ball with his hands. Obomanu made a nice block in the running game and made a catch with a defender draped all over him.

THE BAD:

Neither receiver was very involved in the game having a total of 5 targets between them.

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 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.

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades Regular Season Game 2011-3

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades

 

Wide Receiver

1) Sidney Rice and Doug Baldwin (B+)

Sidney Rice running a route against the Cardinals 9/25/11 Photo by Brett Bivens

This was Sidney’s first game as a Seahawk. Last week Doug got a D

THE GOOD:

In short Sidney showed us why he was a great addition to this team. He showed his ability to catch anything thrown his way and that he has enough body control to keep his feet in bounds. He had two catches of over 20 yards and added in some nice blocking down field. Doug had a nice block that helped clear the way for a 23 yards run and later had another big block down field. He showed great awareness catching the ball and turning up field to make sure he got enough for the first down.

THE BAD:

Rice struggled on a couple run blocks which could be a product of his torn labrum. On a third down play he went to his knees to catch a ball short of the first down marker. There was no need for him to drop down on that play because the ball could have been caught while on his feet and then he could have fallen backwards to pick up the first down. Instead he was touched down and the Seahawks had to punt. He was also flagged for covering Breno Giacomini who had reported as eligible on the line. Baldwin wasn’t able to be more productive because he was only targeted three times.

3) Golden Tate (B-)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Golden showed he has soft hands reaching out to catch the ball and on the play where he jumped way up and snatched it out of the air.

THE BAD:

He was only targeted 3 times catching 2 for 15 yards.

4) Ben Obomanu (C+)

Last week he led the receivers with a B-

THE GOOD:

Ben did a nice job catching the ball with his hands and caught both balls thrown at him.

THE BAD:

He was only targeted twice anded ended up with 12 yards receiving.

5) Mike Williams (D+)

Last week D

THE GOOD:

With Rice back a game where Mike is shut down doesn’t mean the opposition has shut down the receiving core.

THE BAD:

Mike was called for a false start during a key moment in the game. He had zero catches and was only targeted twice.

Tight End

Zach Miller Run Blocking Photo by Brett Bivens

1) Zach Miller (B+)

Last week he led the tight ends with a B

THE GOOD:

Zach was able to run more routes this week and he caught two balls where he caught them as he went to the ground. He was a factor in the running game using his toughness to drive a linebacker out of a play and to seal several running lanes. He had a few nice cut blocks in the game including one where he upended Darnell Dockett to clear a running lane.

THE BAD:

On one run block he was knocked on his back by a bull rush and on a pass block he missed his guy and the quarterback got hit.

2) Anthony McCoy (B)

Last week C-

THE GOOD:

It was late in the fourth quarter and the Seahawks were up by 3 points when center Max Unger snapped a ball high and Tarvaris Jackson couldn’t handle it. Anthony ran the ball down and covered the fumble before the Cardinals could recover the ball inside the Seahawks 30. He sprung Sidney Rice on a wide receiver screen near the end of the game.

THE BAD:

McCoy was not targeted during the game.

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades Regular Season Game 2011-2

Seahawks Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades

 

Wide Receiver

1) Ben Obomanu(B-)

Ben Obomanu catches a 87 yard touchdown against the Chiefs 11/28/2010 Photo by Brett Bivens

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Ben kept fighting after making the catch to gain extra yards. He showed concentration when he was hit hard right after making the catch and was able to not only hang onto the ball but kept his balance and gain extra yards. He led all receivers in both targets and receptions.

THE BAD:

Obomanu had a chance to make a catch on a ball that was thrown high but was catch-able. If he had been able to make the catch it would have been a big 3rd down conversion.

2) Golden Tate and Kris Durham (C+)

Last Week: Golden B and Chris was not on the game day active roster. This was Kris’ first game in the NFL.

THE GOOD:

Golden made a nice catch on the sidelines while staying under control and getting his feet down in bounds. Kris usually reached out and caught the ball with his hands and on a play where he let it into his pads he maintained concentration and hauled the pass in.

THE BAD:

Tate was only targeted twice. As I stated above Durham let a ball get into his pads and it bounced up in the air.

4) Mike Williams and Doug Baldwin (D)

Last Week: Mike C+ and Doug led all receivers with a A-

THE GOOD:

Mike doesn’t have to watch any game film this week because of his “No Negativity” campaign.

THE BAD:

Williams played a lazy game. On one play he was running a clear out route for FB Eddie Williams but because his route was never intended to see the ball he just jogged it out and never threatened the safety who was able to turn his attention to Eddie and make the play. On a wide receiver screen where he was called upon to block the corner back he made a lazy attempt to stick out one arm to block him while just standing there. Baldwin gave up on a route once he failed to get open. What I mean by this is that sometimes a WR runs his route to no avail but the quarterback is still looking for a target. At this point the receiver needs to fight to get open but instead he just stood around watching the quarterback run around in the pocket. He missed two blocks on special teams, one on a punt return and the other a kick return.

Tight End

1) Zach Miller (B)

Last Week led tight ends with a C+. Zach was used more as a blocker than a receiver.

THE GOOD:

Zach did a solid job blocking. He had a nice backside cut block and a nice block on a screen. On his only catch reached out and caught the ball while going to the ground on an inaccurate pass.

THE BAD:

He spent so much time blocking that he never had a chance to be a factor in the passing game.

2) Anthony McCoy (C-)

Last week F

THE GOOD:

Anthony had a much better game this week then he did last week.

THE BAD:

McCoy missed on a cut block and only had a 4.5 yards per catch average.

 

Seahawks News:

  • Sidney Rice fully participated in Wednesday’s practice and is expected to play against the Cardinals this week.
  • Paul McQuinstan will start for RG Robert Gallery
  • Malcolm Smith returned to practice on Wednesday
  • Robert Gallery, Michael Robinson, Byron Maxwell and Raheem Brock (non-injury) missed practice yesterday.

Wide Receiver and Tight End Grades Regular Season Game 2011-1

Image by Ryan Gray

Wide Receivers

1) Doug Baldwin (A-)

Doug went from Un-drafted Free Agent to the Seahawks most productive receiver of his first regular season game. 

THE GOOD:

Twice Baldwin made his quarterback look better by making diving receptions including the one he made on 4th down to move the chains as the Seahawks were trying to come back and win the game in the 4th quarter. This shows a lot of poise from the young receiver out of Stanford. He showed he has the ability to stay under control and get both his feet down before going out of bounds. After making the catch on a quick slant he made an inside move and used his speed for his first career touchdown (55 yards). He had almost 50 more yards receiving yards than any other player.

THE BAD:

I think he did just about everything except having double digit receptions and 100 yards receiving.

2) Golden Tate (B)

Golden starts his 2nd season trying to make up for a less than stellar rookie performance.

THE GOOD:

Golden scored the first Seahawks touchdown of the season on a quick slant. He had his man beat deep and if the ball had been on target he would have had a second touchdown. 

THE BAD:

The touchdown was his only reception of the game.

3) Ben Obomanu and Mike Williams (C+)

THE GOOD:

Ben was running good routes and did a good job picking off the corner to free Tate on his touchdown. Mike drew double coverage and cleared the seam on Tate’s touchdown. He showed concentration when he bobbled the ball but stuck with it securing it and tapping his feet in bounds. Towards the end of the game he made a nice catch coming back towards the quarterback and going to the ground.

THE BAD:

Obomanu had a chance to have a touchdown but he let the ball come into his body instead of reaching out and catching it with his hands. If he had reached out the defender would not have been able to punch the ball away like he did. Williams gave up on a block too soon and got the running back hit hard and jumped for a ball he didn’t need to and the momentum carried him out of bounds.

Tight End

1) Zach Miller (C+)

This was Zach’s first regular season game as a Seahawk and he was used a lot as a blocker which took away from his ability to be productive in the passing game as a receiver.

THE GOOD:

Miller had an excellent block to create a running lane for Marshawn Lynch. In the last series of the game he made an outstanding one handed catch on a ball thrown behind him then was able to turn up field and pick up the extra yards needed to pick up the first down.

THE BAD:

Zach missed seeing a linebacker entering the running lane and instead went to help a lineman who had his man blocked getting the running back tackled. In pass protection he got thrown down.

2) Dominique Byrd (C-)

THE GOOD:

He made the active roster for the game.

THE BAD:

Byrd missed the tackle on the punt return for the touchdown.

3) Anthony McCoy (F)

THE GOOD:

Anthony did have a 10 yard reception.

THE BAD:

McCoy had trouble blocking missing a backside cut block and being beat with inside moves getting his QB hit twice; one time the quarterback was sacked with a force fumble and got his QB hit on the other. His awareness of where he was on the field was questionable when he stepped out of bounds trying to make a move to cut inside. Anthony got called for pass interference for blocking before a reception was made on a screen pass.

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