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Seahawks Quarterback and Running Back Grades Regular Season Game 2011-9

Seahawks Player Grades

 

 

Quarterback

Tarvaris Jackson (B)

Last week D

THE GOOD:

Jackson did a nice job staying strong in the pocket and finding open receives with pressure in his face. He was also doing a good job going through his progressions to find an open target. Tarvaris used his feet to avoid pressure including on the 50 yard pass to Doug Baldwin. You may remember last week I knocked him on his first interception when he improperly threw it away into the line and it got tipped up and intercepted, well this week he correctly threw the same pass at the feet of the running back.On 4th and 1 he did a good job finding a small crease on the quarterback sneak.

THE BAD:

At times he struggled with his accuracy and just missed throwing three touchdown. One of them was to Zach Miller and two of them were to Sidney Rice.

 

Running Back

1) Marshawn Lynch (A)

Last week A+

THE GOOD:

Marshawn was running hard every play keeping his legs driving or breaking tackles to pick up extra yards. He had 100+ yards for the second week in a row (the first time he has accomplished this in his NFL career) and led the team with 58 yards receiving. He had a sick juke move to pick up a first down that left Ray Lewis and Jarret Johnson in a pile wondering where he went. He was also able to pick up a blitz or two on his free time.

THE BAD:

On 3rd down he was close to the marker as he went out of bounds and he didn’t reach the ball in front of him and if he did he would have had a first for sure. One play he had an opening for a couple yards but he tried to break a big play and ended up losing yards because or it. He missed a blitz pick up.

2) Michael Robinson (B)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

He owned Ray Lewis all game including on the Lynch touchdown and even pancaked him on another play. It was by far his best performance as a Seahawk.

THE BAD:

On one of his blocks on Ray he hit him but didn’t stick with the block and he missed a tackle covering a punt.

3) Leon Washington (C)

Last week C+

4) Justin Forsett (C-)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

This wasn’t his typical week.

THE BAD:

Justin missed a blitz pick up.

Seahawks Quarterback and Running Back Grades Regular Season Game 2011-8

Seahawks Player Grades

 

 

Quarterback

Tarvaris Jackson (D)

Last week C

THE GOOD:

Jackson was getting the ball out of his hand pretty quickly most of the game. He was showing an ability to anticipate where his receivers where going to be so his passes were on time. He extended a few plays with his feet using his mobility to buy extra time to find an open receiver.

THE BAD:

A couple times he led the receivers out of bounds with his throws giving them no chance to make a play. He made some very poor decisions including all three of his interception but there where others as well. At times he tried to get the ball out of his hand before he needed to and before he found a target that was open.

 

Running Back

1) Marshawn Lynch (A+)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Marshawn was bringing beast mode all day breaking tackles and fighting for extra yards. He was turning losses into gains and short gains into big runs. He scored a touchdown had 135 yards (the first time he has broke 100 yards in a regular season game for Seattle) and averaged 5.9 yards per carry.

THE BAD:

He miss read a block and cut to the inside when the block was set up for him to cut it outside.

2) Justin Forsett, Leon Washington and Michael Robinson (C+)

Last week: Justin and Leon had C+’s and Michael had a D-

THE GOOD:

Forsett did a nice job picking up the blitz. Washington had a couple nice runs including one where he got skinny to slip through a very small hole. Robinson had a critical block on Marshawns touchdown.

THE BAD:

Leon muffed a kick and had to fall on the ball at the five yard line.

Seahawks Quarterback and Running Back Grades Regular Season Game 2011-6

Quarterback and Running Back Player Grades

 

 

Quarterback

Charlie Whitehurst hit Doug Baldwin during the 2011 preseason. Photo by Brett Bivens

Charlie Whitehurst (F-)

Last week B+ in almost half a game after replacing Tarvaris Jackson (injury)

THE GOOD:

Charlie did a good job handling the high snaps from backup center Lemuel Jeanpierre. He showed and ability to fit the ball into small windows and get it out in a hurry at times.

THE BAD:

Whitehurst did have trouble handling one of the high snaps. He was throwing into a lot of coverage and should have had more interceptions but he was lucky that the Browns secondary cannot catch balls that hit them in their hands. On his final pass of the game he threw a ball (on fourth down) that had 0% chance of being completed. There were no open receivers at the time but he threw it to the worst possible one. The others had a low chance of success but at least there was some chance. He struggled finding the open receiver and on multiple occasions threw the ball to someone who was covered when he had a receiver open. At the goal line he threw the ball out of bounds in the direction of Michael Robinson but he had Cameron Morrah at the 1-yard line with a couple steps on the line backer. That should have been an easy touchdown but Charlie never made an attempt. He had a lot of trouble hanging onto the ball when he was sacked or at one point even when there was no pressure on him and he lost control of the ball while attempting to throw it. He threw an interception on the play after Leon’s SHOULD BE touchdown. They had great field position and the quarterback needs to show poise in that situation not frustration like Whitehurst did. Late in the game he had Sidney Rice wide open and all he needed to do was throw the ball on target but instead threw the ball so that Rice was forced out of bounds. They still got a big completion but that play should have been a touchdown. He started to panic in the pocket towards the end of the game.

 

Running Backs

1) Leon Washington (A-)

Leon Washington evades tacklers. Photo By Brett Bivens

Laste week he led the backs with an A-

THE GOOD:

First, to get it out of the way, he had a punt return for a touchdown. The block in the back was a bogus call and I am not about to take that return away from Washington because he deserves it. What I will say though is he shouldn’t have been show boating before he got in the end zone and taken that big hit. It kinda reminded me of last year when he was show boating and got tackled just short of the end zone. He needs to stop that. When he got the ball in his hands he did everything in his power to make something happen. He averaged 5.6-yards per carry and was showing his wicked ability to cut and make people miss. At times he just decided to run over a would-be tackler. He showed patience setting up his blocks and vision finding cut back lanes. He also showed the speed needed to get to the edge and that he has an ability to pick up the blitz.

THE BAD:

He only had 7 carries and took a kick off back to the 14-yard line. If you are going to take the ball out of the end zone on a kick off you better get back to the 20 at least.

2) Justin Forsett (B-)

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

He showed his ability to make hard cuts and make people miss. He did a nice job picking up the blitz and giving his quarterback more time to throw.

THE BAD:

He only averaged 2.9-yards per carry and part of the reason was because he was hesitating to hit the hole. On special teams he had a missed block during a kick return.

3) Michael Robinson (D+)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

On Leon’s punt return for the touchdown he had a nice block that sprung him at the beginning of the return. He had a couple nice run blocks.

THE BAD:

He struggled most of the game. Michael had a missed tackle on punt coverage and one on kick coverage. He missed a block on a kick return but the worst mistake was at the goal line when he lead the running back into the hole and dove on the ground blocking no one. Had he blocked one of the two defenders bearing down on the running back it would have probably been a touchdown.

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 and Running Back Grades Regular Season Game 2011-4

Seahawks Quarterback and Running Back Grades

 

Quarterback

Tarvaris Jackson (A-)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Even during the first half of Sundays’s game he was doing a good job going through his progressions and usually found his open targets. You could see he was comfortable with the offense for the first time this season and he was doing things that we hadn’t seen from him before. He was using his pump fake and his eyes to look off defenders and he was throwing to guys who weren’t wide open but open enough. He was comfortable using his legs to move around in the pocket without tucking the ball and running at the first sign of pressure. Jackson had better timing with his receivers and spread the ball around throwing the ball four or more times to seven different receivers. He really showed awareness on the 52-yard touchdown to Sidney Rice when he noticed the free play and aired the ball out for the long touchdown. When he did scramble he usually had no other choice. Last but not least he threw for a career high 329 yards and he also threw 3 touchdowns.

THE BAD:

Tarvaris still struggles with his accuracy and on one play he threw the ball behind Mike Williams causing it to be tipped up and intercepted. Sometimes at the end of his drop he does an extra hop on his back foot that cause him to be late on timing routes.

 

Running Back

Leon Washington's big punt return against the Falcons 10/2/2011. Photo by Brett Bivens

1) Leon Washington (B+)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

When the team needed him most he had a good kick return and a big punt return where he where he took the ball down to the 11-yard line. He keeps his legs pumping making it hard for defenders to bring him down and he gained extra yards because of it. Leon showed his agility as he tip toed down the sidelines.

THE BAD:

Like Justing, Leon only carried the ball twice but unlike Forsett he was only targeted once as well.

2) Justin Forsett (B)

Last Week C+

THE GOOD:

He showed vision when his lane closed by noticing a cutback lane. He showed a lot of awareness in the two minute drill getting out of bounds to stop the clock and he showed concentration catching a ball that was tipped on the screen pass.

THE BAD:

Forsett only had 2 carries.

3) Marshawn Lynch (C+)

Last week B

THE GOOD:

As usual he ran tough and broke tackles. Marshawn showed patience waiting for his block to set up on  the outside before trying to get up-field. He did a nice job picking up the blitz and had a touchdown that was more a credit to his blockers opening a huge running lane than his actual running.

THE BAD:

There were a couple times where he could have been a little more decisive and hit the hole faster. He dropped a very catch-able ball but the most concerning to me was his barrel roll after his touchdown. He landed fairly hard on his shoulder and the last thing the Seahawks need is an injury caused by stupidity.

4) Michael Robinson (C-)

He missed last week due to injury

THE GOOD:

He had two big blocks; one on a kick return and the other on Leon’s big punt return.

THE BAD:

Michael missed a tackle on punt coverage and ran into Leon when he called for a fair catch late in the game which could have led to disaster.

Seahawks Quarterback and Running Back Grades Regular Season Game 2011-3

QB and RB Grades

 

Quarterback

Tarvaris Jackson (C+)

Tarvaris Jackson takes a sack. Photo by Brett Bivens

Last week D

THE GOOD:

Four times he had perfect ball placement a couple of which he put the ball where only his receiver could get it. The most notable was the 32 yard pass to Sidney Rice on the sideline where he dropped the ball into his outside shoulder and gave him a chance to make the play (late in the game he had another 20+ yard pass to Rice). Four times he either threw the ball away or got it out to a check-down quickly avoiding the sack. He played very well when he got outside of the pocket and scored the Seahawks only touchdown on a scramble. He continues to show toughness taking a pounding and getting up after every play.

THE BAD:

On five throws he was inaccurate including one that was almost intercepted. A couple of those his receivers bailed him out by making great catches. One play he threw the ball right into coverage and it should have been intercepted but the defensive back dropped it. Jackson took a sack because his primary target was covered when he had Mike Williams wide open. One of his sacks was because he felt some pressure panicked and ran right into the sack. This game was no different from the others in the sense that once he started scrambling he stopped looking down the field and missed receivers who were open. This time he had Zach Miller open for 15 yards but instead ran for 3. This offense is not so good that it can afford to leave yards on the table like that.

 

Running Back

Marshawn Lynch running against the Cardinal 9/25/11 Photo by Brett Bivens

1) Marshawn Lynch (B)

Last week he led the backs with a B-

THE GOOD:

Marshawn runs hard when he gets the ball. He usually gains yards after initial contact including one play where he broke three tackles to pick up and extra 15 yards. He showed good vision secondary hole on one run. When he wasn’t running through would-be tacklers he was juking them to make them miss.

THE BAD:

Lynch bobbled a pitch but was able to come up with it. He was a bit indecisive on weather to cut the ball inside or outside of a block and ran right into the fullback.

2) Eddie Williams (B-)

Last week D+

THE GOOD:

Eddie picked up a first down on 3rd and short even though the hole closed before he got there. He was able to lower his head and squeeze out enough room to get to the first down marker. On one play he lowered shoulders and met Patrick Peterson in the hole and drove him out of it and later had a pancake block.

THE BAD:

Williams missed a run block in the hole leaving the running back no where to go.

3) Justin Forsett and Leon Washington (C+)

Last week: Justing C+ and Leon C

THE GOOD:

Justin only carried the ball once but he ran hard and broke a tackle. He did a good job picking up the blitz and had a nice cut block while in pass pro. Leon had a run of over 20 yards and showcased some of his moves to make people miss on their tackle attempts. He did a good job in pass protection.

THE BAD:

Forsett had a chance to come up with a low thrown ball but he couldn’t do it. He had 1 carry and caught one ball for 1 total yard. Washington had trouble handling a kickoff and he dropped a pass he should have been able to catch it.

Seahawks Quarterback and Running Back Grades Regular Season Game 2011-2

Seahawks Quarterback and Running Back grades

 

Quarterback

Tarvaris Jackson (D)

Last week F+

THE GOOD:

First of all, he is taking care of the football and had no turn overs for the game. He was able to accomplish this by throwing the ball away when nothing was open and stepping up to avoid pressure in the pocket. On multiple occasions he had great timing and the ball was out as the receiver made his break or as Jackson planted his back foot on his drop back. He showed poise on the play where he bobbled the snap in the shotgun and was able to gather the ball and find his check down to make a positive play when it could have been a lot different.

THE BAD:

When Tarvaris was scrambling the defense knew his tendency to give up on the passing play and just look to run the ball so they came up to stop him even though in doing so they left Anthony McCoy wide open in the middle of the field and they were right because he chose to run it for no gain. He pumped to Marshawn Lynch on a play when he was open but waited until he was covered to throw the ball to him. Jackson was not seeing the whole field and lacked anticipation of the blitz. When he did recognize the blitz he did adjust his protection but would not change his routes to give himself a place to get rid of the ball in a hurry. From the shotgun he miss handled two snaps which is unacceptable. He continued to stare down and lock on to his primary receiver at times. I counted three passes that he threw inaccurately on routes he needs to hit. Four times he was too late throwing the ball and the pass was incomplete because of it. On fourth down at the end of the game Zach Miller came open and might have been able to pick up the first down but instead of throwing to him Jackson danced around the pocket and got sacked. Under absolutely no circumstances can you take the sack right there. An interception doesn’t hurt you so if you have to force the ball you do.

Running Back

1) Marshawn Lynch (B-)

Marshawn Lynch taking a hand off from Charlie Whitehurst during the Giants game 2010

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

He had a  good blitz pickup that saved a sack. Marshawn ran the ball tough breaking tackles and using his stiff arm.

THE BAD:

There was no room for him to run and he only had 6 carries and averaged 1.8 yards per carry. Today Coach Carroll admitted that Lynch has been playing but is not 100%.

2) Justin Forsett (C+)

Last week D+

THE GOOD:

Forsett was playing hard and his effort showed on a screen pass where he was lined up as a wide out and after he caught the screen he fought to pickup the first down. He was also able to get down and make a nice special teams tackle in punt coverage.

THE BAD:

Justin wasn’t seeing the running lanes as well as you would hope. On one play in particular he had a cut back lane big enough to run a truck through but chose to run straight into a pile of players instead. Late in the game he missed a blitz pickup.

3) Leon Washington (C)

Last week C

THE GOOD:

Leon was good in kick coverage and had a tackle inside the 20 yard line. After his only catch he made a quick move and was able to fight for the first down.

THE BAD:

Washington missed a blitz pickup and only had one carry for 2 yards.

4) Eddie Williams (D+)

Last week Eddie was on the Brown practice squad.

THE GOOD:

He broke a tackle on his pass reception that helped him pickup the first down.

THE BAD:

James Harrison thrown Eddie to the ground on a running play. He ran through the hole on one play and not only didn’t block anyone but he ran into James Carpenter and knocked him off his block. On another play he ran through the hole and ran right by the defender leaving his running back to be tackled.

Quarterback and Running Back Grades Regular Season 2011-1

Quarterback

Tarvaris Jackson (F+)

Tarvaris started his first game as a Seahawk without long time teammate and go to receiver Sidney Rice.

THE GOOD:

Tarvaris showed awareness going through his progressions to find the open guy or the check down. He also recognized the blitz throwing the ball to the area vacated by the blitzer. Jackson had good timing on a quick slant and on an out route. He showed his mobility in the pocket to avoid pressure buying more time to find an open receiver and a play where he scrambled to pick up a first down on third down. Tarvaris showed his toughness on the reverse play when he laid a big hit on the defender. He Showed some accuracy throwing the ball where only his wide receiver could get it or where it needed to be. He threw 2 touchdowns on quick slants one to Tate and the other to Baldwin.

THE BAD:

Jackson’s pocket awareness was brought to question when he ran right into a defensive lineman that John Moffitt had well blocked and on his last play when he kept dropping back into the defensive end (Breno Giacomini had run him behind the pocket) and getting the ball stripped. His decision making was questionable when; he pump faked to Zach Miller who was wide open but chose not to throw to him, threw a ball to a receiver when there was no chance of him catching it, threw to Mike Williams when he had Obomanu matched up against a line backer while running an out route and the linebacker was playing inside leverage, had his check down wide open but tried to force it in to coverage and when he took a sack instead of throwing to his check down. As accurate as he was on some throws others were inaccurate. He threw a pass too low that Baldwin dove and caught, threw low on a rollout, overthrew a deep ball over the middle and a deep ball where Tate was open he threw it out of bounds, was short on a jump throw, was behind on a crossing route, led Leon Washington too much and over threw Baldwin on a deep route by ten yards. His resolve came into question when his screen pass was covered he gave up on the play prematurely. At times he was too quick to run instead of throwing the ball to open receivers like a play where he had Miller and Lynch open but ran the ball. Tarvaris fumbled the center exchange with Max Unger. When he has a defender in his face he needs to get air under the ball so it doesn’t get deflected.

Running Back

1) Marshawn Lynch (B-)

THE GOOD:

Marshawn may not have gained many yards but it was not due to a lack of effort on his part. He was consistantly fighting for extra yards and had a big stiff arm the turned a loss into a 12 yard gain.

THE BAD:

Lynch dropped a screen pass.

2) Leon Washington (C)

3) Justin Forsett (D+)

THE GOOD:

Forsett was targeted 5 times in the passing game.

THE BAD:

He showed a lack of vision on a play when he had the outside open but cut the ball back inside to the defenders. Justin was called for holding on a punt return.

Quarterback and Running Back Grades Preseason Game 2011-4

Image by Ryan Gray

Quarterback

1) Tarvaris Jackson (D+)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Tarvaris becomes better when he is on the move as demonstrated by a 15 yard pass hitting his receiver on the numbers in stride. He had good ball placement on a screen pass allowing his back to catch the ball and turn upfield without losing momentum.

THE BAD:

His accuracy was a problem while throwing in the pocket throwing behind his receiver on a slant and under throwing a deep fade on a play where Golden Tate made a great adjustment on the ball and still made the catch. On Jackson’s interception he stared down Tate the whole time and could see he was throwing into double coverage but still chose to throw the ball to him.

2) Charlie Whitehurst and Josh Portis (D)

Last week: Charlie B and Josh didn’t get graded

THE GOOD:

Charlie may not be as fast as Tarvaris but he did a good job using his feet to avoid pressure and buy extra time. What he did better than Jackson was keeping his eyes down field while looking for an open receiver and was able to make two big plays while doing this. He was reading the defense well and going through his progressions most of the game.

THE BAD:

Whitehurst had a lot of accuracy troubles in the game. He threw it wide, high a couple times including one so high that 6’6″ Kris Durham couldn’t jump up and reach the ball, he also threw behind his receiver a couple times. His pocket awareness came into question when he felt flushed and ran straight into a defender who was being well blocked getting himself sacked. On one play he threw into coverage when his receiver had no chance to make a play. Josh made a poor decision throwing a ball that should have been intercepted. He also had trouble with ball placement on a deep fade throwing on the inside shoulder and slightly behind his receiver when the ball should have been over the outside shoulder because the corner had inside leverage.

Running Back

1) Thomas Clayton (B+)

Last week Thomas led the backs with a B

THE GOOD:

Thomas showed off his power lowering his shoulders driving in for his touchdown and with a stiff arm later in the game to pick up extra yards. He showed off quickness with a sharp cut into the hole and another one cutting it outside.

THE BAD:

He tends to shy away from linebackers and their presence caused him to choose the wrong hole twice.

2) Leon Washington (B)

Last week C

THE GOOD:

Everyone has seen Franco Harris’ Immaculate Reception but on saturday we got to see and equally impressive preseason deflection reception from Leon. He had a wicked cut in the backfield making a would-be tackler miss and bouncing the ball outside for a pick up of 5 yards instead of a loss on the play. Washington also gained extra yards by keeping his legs pumping and running hard.

THE BAD:

Leon was limited in effectiveness by his amount of playing time.

3) Justin Forsett, Dorson Boyce and Vai Taua (B-)

Last week: Justin B- while Dorson and Vai were not graded

THE GOOD:

Justin showed he can do more then run the ball when he made a nice one handed catch on a screen pass that was throw too high. He showcased his quickness on a couple runs using his cuts to avoid tacklers. Dorson is very powerful and he showed it while blocking and running the ball. As a blocker he was able to seal the lane and had a crushing block towards the end of the game when he got hurt. When he was given the ball he lowered his shoulders and keeps his legs pumping to gain extra yards. Via is a tough runner who keeps his legs pumping to gain extra yardage. He showed some agility avoiding tacklers and scored a touchdown.

THE BAD:

Forsett’s vision was off choosing the wrong hole to run through. Boyce was delivering a hit on the guys he was responsible to block but not stick with the block allowing them to recover and still make a play. Taua lacked the patients to allow his blockers the time needed to set up their blocks and showed a lack of vision when he could have cut it outside for a touchdown but chose to cut inside to tacklers.

6) Michael Robinson (C+)

Last week C

THE GOOD:

On a touchdown run he had the lead block and was able to move the pile enough for the score.

THE BAD:

Would like to see him making more impact blocks

 

Quarterback and Running Back Grades Preseason Game 2011-3

Image by Ryan Gray

Quarterbacks

1) Charlie Whitehurst (B)

Last week B

THE GOOD:

On his first pass he was able to roll out of the pocket to avoid pressure and deliver a strike while still running. Charlie also showed his pocket mobility by stepping up in the pocket to buy extra time and then had the pocket presence to feel when it was time to just throw the ball away. During a screen pass he really sold a pass downfield with his eyes and body language then snapped his head around to locate his running back and had a quick release. In the middle of the final drive he had perfect timing letting the ball go right before his receiver started his break. On that pass he did a good job not leading the receiver into coverage.

THE BAD:

Had Golden Tate open for what would have probably been a touchdown but over threw him by a couple yards.

2) Tarvaris Jackson (C+)

Last Week C+.

THE GOOD:

At times he had good timing with his receivers and went through his progressions to find the open man. He also had good ball placement when he had time. Tarvaris used his legs to avoid sacks and either threw the ball away or got it out to his target while on the run. He threw the Seahawks only touchdown pass of the game.

THE BAD:

Two of the sacks were on him. The first one that was his fault he held the ball too long and on the second he had Sidney Rice open on a slant cutting right across his face calling for the ball but never saw him. Speaking of missing Rice he was wide open on another play where Jackson had time but forced a pass into Justing Forsett who was double covered. Jackson missed a protection adjustment on a cornerback blitz. At times when he felt pressure in the pocket he would stop looking for his receivers and stumble around in the pocket. When he had a blitzing corner in his throwing lane he needed to pump fake to get the corner to leave his feet before he threw the ball but didn’t and the corner knocked the ball down at the line.

 

Running Backs

1) Thomas Clayton (B)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

He showed vision on the 3rd and short when he broke the run outside and picked up the first down. Thomas was able to sneak out on play action. He made a couple nice blocks in pass protection including the one that gave Tarvaris enough time to hit Dominique Byrd in the end zone for the only offensive touchdown of the game.

THE BAD:

He missed a block in the passing game.

2) Justin Forsett (B-)

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

He was running hard and picking up yards after initial contact. Justing also was able to make something out of nothing picking his way through holes that were barely there.

The BAD:

He only rushed 6 times and was targeted once for no receptions.

3) Leon Washington and Michael Robinson (C)

Last week Leon led all running backs with a B and Michael had a B-. Both players had good plays and bad but as per usually I don’t break down mediocrity on these posts in order to keep it a quicker read.

 

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