I was tired of you last season, buddy: Brian Russell makes a play for the ball and shoulder bumps Marcus Trufant out of coverage. Teddy Ginn for 39 and the score. You won't often see a player actually negate a teammate, but Russell's idea of double team is 1 + -1.
It's always easy to praise the guy who grabbed the pick six: But let's be honest, Jordan Babineaux isn't half-bad as a dime defender. A step down the spectrum and last season's co-chair (with Russell) of blown coverage is actually playing okay.
Ray Willis is athletic: On this play
1-10-50 (4:22) J.Jones left tackle to MIA 47 for 3 yards (C.Crowder).
In Seattle's second to last play of the second quarter, Owen Schmitt threw a wicked cut block and Willis, pulling left, was forced to leap-frog the resulting human pile. It was comical and pretty impressive. Willis is 6'6", 315 and if a little narrow in the shoulders, guy still has some room to grow.
Pistol Blitz: John Marshall loves blitzing Josh Wilson. I was initially against blitzing the powerful but small DB, but I'm warming on it. The guy really does bring the fight to backs and his speed off the snap is perfect for decoying backfield blockers and setting up a delay blitz. Plus, he has the added benefit of fumble/interception return. On this play
2-10-MIA 15 (3:21) C.Pennington pass short left to G.Camarillo pushed ob at MIA 18 for 3 yards (J.Babineaux).
Wilson quick-blitzed setting up a Lofa Tatupu delay-blitz and when Pennington outletted to Camarillo, Wilson was in position to intercept. He wasn't that close, but the possibility is exciting.
Howard Green is a liability against the run: Ricky Williams' Wildcat 51 for the score was against second team defensive tackles Craig Terrill and Howard Green. It was Green Samson Satele single-blocked into the pile creating the gaping rush lane up the middle. Whatever Red Bryant's health, Seattle must find serviceable one tech depth before the 2009 season.
Drops: For the second week, part of Seattle's drop problem was Seneca Wallace's deliberate read, poor touch, broken scope and slow trigger. Before we give up on anyone, let's let a healthy Matt Hasselbeck throw them a pass.