Originally written August 12, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Seahawks impressive performers Seattle 27, Tennessee 17
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Temperature: 79° 
Head Official: Bruce Hermansen
Attendance: 65589
BOXSCORE | RECAP Nice game Saturday night by the Seahawks. The starters looked great, the backups looked decent, all in all its nice to see a WIN on the board. Only one injury concern as Zach Miller suffered a concussion.
There were some impressive performances last night. Here are the five guys that stood out to me.
These will be listed in order by their jersey number. #3 Russell Wilson Before the game I wrote a post on the things I wanted to see happen in the game against the Titans and Russell Wilson blew away every expectation I had for him. Saturday he was pretty spectacular for a rookie third round pick who’s considered by many too short to play the position in the NFL. He proved he can move around in the pocket to avoid pressure and roll out if need be. It was fun to see some old faces, and those new uniforms. (Photo Credit: Seahawks.com) Even-though he was feeling the pressure from the Titans defense he kept his eyes downfield looking for a target and more often than not he was able to find one. His most impressive play in my opinion was the one where he rolled out to his right to avoid pressure and no one was open so he dumped the ball out of bounds, living to fight another down,  rather than take a sack or throw into coverage. He got some help from Braylon Edwards who did a nice job of adjusting to a ball in the air and jumped over a defender to come down with it for the touchdown. #14 Charly Martin If you didn’t know much about Charly Martin before the game you probably do now. The wide receiver group is going to be a tough one to crack but he definitely didn’t hurt his career on Saturday. He was targeted three times and finished the game with 2 receptions for 21 yards but his biggest play was in the fourth quarter when his block led to Russell Wilson’s rushing touchdown and that was the nail in the Titans coffin. #15 Matt Flynn For the most part Matt Flynn showed exactly what I had hoped we would see from him. I had forgotten what it looked like to watch a Seahawks quarterback put the ball on his receivers in the correct location and on time before I watched Flynn take the field on the first drive. He wasn’t perfect during the game, somehow he missed the linebacker dropping into coverage or miss judged the linebackers ability to go up and get the ball but the end result was an interception. Did I mention that was one of only two incompletions he had during his half? It has been so long since I have been content with a Seahawks quarterback performance I can’t even remember the game yet Saturday left me two different quarterbacks to be excited about. The only quarterback on the roster who had a bad game was Tarvaris Jackson and that’s because the two new quarterbacks on the roster have started tracing over the writing on the wall with permanent marker. #54 Bobby Wagner Though Bobby Wagner only had 4 tackles in the game, he seemed to always be around the ball. He was able to knife into the backfield and pick up a tackle for a loss during the game. My initial reaction is that he played a solid game. Russell Wilson blew away every expectation I had for him. Solid is exactly what I want out of a middle linebacker. I loved the big hits from David Hawthorne but the missed assignments drove me nuts. As soon as the Seahawks drafted Wagner I felt like he had the potential to become a solid middle linebacker, time will tell. #98 Greg Scruggs Maybe he will prove me wrong. In April Greg Scruggs was the only player the Seahawks selected in the draft that I was unhappy about. I was very critical in Pete Carroll and John Schneider’s decision to draft this kid. So far he is proving me wrong and I hope he continues to do so. He showed he has an ability to get behind the line of scrimmage and make plays.
Greg had a half sack and 4 tackles on Saturday. After I get a chance to break down the game I will have a much better feel for his overall performance.
There were other players who stood out to me for the right reasons as well as the wrong one but all in all I am pretty happy with what I saw against the Titans. Can’t wait till next week vs. Manning and the Broncos in Denver. CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE AT NWSB! © Brett Bivens for North West Sports Beat, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Follow NWSB on Twitter or join US on Facebook for real-time updates OR... | Share This on Twitter | Share NWSportsBeat.com on Facebook Post tags: Bobby Wagner, Braylon Edwards, Charly Martin, David Hawthorne, Greg Scruggs, John Schneider, Matt Flynn, Pete Carroll, Preseason NFL Football, Russell Wilson, Seahawks, Seahawks Blog, Seahawks Headlines, seattle, Tarvaris Jackson, Titans, Titans vs. Seahawks
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