Found August 09, 2013 on
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Tarvaris Jackson has started 34 regular-season games in his NFL career so you’d think an exhibition might not mean all that much.
But after losing his job in Seattle last summer and barely getting on the field in the preseason then getting traded by Buffalo without ever taking a snap in any sort of game he admitted that what he did Thursday night was sort of special — exhibition game or not.
“It felt pretty good man’’ he said after throwing two touchdown passes to lead the Seahawks to a 31-10 win over the San Diego Chargers in their exhibition opener at Qualcomm Stadium. “That was my first game really since 2011 (in the season finale for the Seahawks against the Cardinals). So it’s been a long time. It was just fun to be out there.’’
Jackson went 8 of 9 for 128 yards and a quarterback rating of 158.3 to lead Seattle to 24 second-half points. And in the process he likely took a big step toward securing the backup quarterback job behind Russell Wilson.
“He played perfectly’’ Carroll
BEST OF MAXIM
Seahawks rookie running back Christine Michael looked good in Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Chargers. Michael got his share of opportunities in Seattle’s 31-10 win over the San Diego Chargers. He ran six times for 21 yards in the first half. In the second half, he turned it up a notch, carrying 10 times for 66 yards — including a 24-yard run — for a total...
The Seattle Seahawks kicked off the 2013 season in earnest when they opened training camp on July 25th. Since then, the Seahawks personnel department and trainers have been quite busy. Here is a quick look at who’s in and who’s out at Seahawks training camp.
Out: Percy Harvin
The $67 million dollar man had surgery on his hip last Thursday and remains out for at least...
Seahawks rookie running back Christine Michael got plenty of opportunity, carrying the ball 16 times for 89 yards as well as returning kickoffs. Rookie tight end Luke Willson got his fair share of reps playing with the first team offense. Other drafted rookies Ty Powell, Spencer Ware, and Michael Bowie also got significant playing time.
But while all of these players were drafted...
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michaels has been making a lot of noise at training camp, and coach Pete Carroll and his staff wanted to put him to the test. Michael got his share of touches in Seattle’s 31-10 win over the San Diego Chargers.
The Glory Hogs
Yada Yada Percy Harvin‘s hurt yada yada. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, where was I?
Ah yes, the Seattle Seahawks wide receivers that will be healthy from week 1 forward and their projected stats lines.
They may not have the flashy big play ability of Harvin for the majority of the season (and potentially longer), but there are no shortage of stars in...
Fight To The Death
Going into the week one preseason match up between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Diego Chargers, an important position battle is on the line that has gotten very little media play.
What happens if Russell Wilson goes down?
For a team with Super Bowl aspirations, and an offensive attack that can lead to a few hits on the franchise quarterback, the need to have...
Let There be Depth!
I don’t care that for the most part I was watching second and third string players. I don’t care that this game meant absolutely nothing. It was Seattle Seahawks football, and for the first time in over six months it graced the screen of my dirty, dust-covered television.
The Seahawks kicked off their preseason last night with a week 1 romping...
A nice showing from Seahawks No. 3 running back, rookie Christine Michael, in the preseason opener - 16 carries for 89 yards.Fantasy Spin:Unless Marshawn Lynch gets hurt or has more legal issues, Michael shouldn't have much fantasy value this season, but keeper league owners should keep an eye on him and he could give backup Robert Turbin a run for his money.
The Seattle Seahawks have beat the San Diego Chargers 31-10 in their first preseason game.
In a game that ultimately means nothing at the end of the season, there was some good things to take away from this game. Philip Rivers finally looked comfortable in an improved offensive line. Unfortunately for the Chargers, there isn’t much depth behind the starting five offensive linemen...
Earlier this week I dropped my Fantasy Forecast for the NFC East, and today we move onto the NFC West. This division is going to be known more for its defense than its offense as it houses two of the top defensive teams in the league in the Seahawks and the 49ers. The Rams and the Cardinals are moving up in defensive talent as well, and don’t forget that they bottomed out the top...
The Seattle Seahawks will visit the San Diego Chargers in each teams first preseason football game of the season.
Ah. Preseason. Where the games do not matter but the roster spots do. If nothing else it will be interesting to see how San Diego plays under first year coach Mike McCoy.
Kickoff for this game is set at 10:00 pm ET.
The spread favors the Seahawks by 2.5 points...
In case you’re in the need of an update on a meaningless game, the San Diego Chargers are trailing the Seattle Seahawks 7-3 at halftime.
Here’s a couple observations:
The Seahawks defensive backs were very physical with the Chargers’ receivers despite it being a preseason game. It could have something to do with the fact that the Seahawks’ secondary gave up 40 yards on Philip...