We’re on the eve of preseason for the 2022 Seattle Seahawks, and unlike seasons past I think there’s a little more intrigue than usual in these exhibition games. As always, the final score is not something worth caring about, but there are individual players or perhaps positional groups that will receive close scrutiny ahead of the regular season. We have a quarterback battle between Geno Smith and Drew Lock, two promising rookie corners in Coby Bryant and Tariq Woolen trying to break into the starting lineup, and rookie tackles Charles Cross (projected to start) and Abe Lucas (pushing to start).
In this week’s Social Club, we asked Field Gulls Twitter followers what they’re most paying attention to over the next couple of weeks. Some answered “the Seattle Mariners” which is a funny answer and they are in good position to finally end the playoff drought... but I won’t allow that as a response worth posting here.
DB & pass rush play.— Jordan B. (@bleednsea84) August 12, 2022
Namely Tariq, Coby, and Marquise Blair for DBs.
And Alton Robinson, Darrell Taylor, and Boye Mafe for pass rush. https://t.co/T4CTF4xyRi
QB1, WR3 and Kenneth Walker— James Elliott (@JamesHonk867) August 12, 2022
I want to see the pass rush rotation, the rookie CBs, KWIII, and the OLine. Also interesting to see our WR depth (hopefully some can make it to the PS).— J. Gee (@GlazeOne) August 12, 2022
tariq & coby— Shaun Dolence (@ShaunDolence) August 12, 2022
If Cody Barton can pull his own weight or if we will have to trade for Raquan Smith to cover that LB position.— ken (@mike_aka_iceman) August 12, 2022
QB, new defensive scheme (formations, etc)— Nick Andron (@nandron) August 12, 2022
Any and all Dee Eskridge touches— GOOD VIBES ONLY (@EthanLudlam) August 12, 2022
Drew Lock baby!!!— Gentlemen Assassin (@dougieeefresh59) August 12, 2022
No injuries! Anything else is irrelevant.— Justfollowingsports (@FollowSeaSports) August 12, 2022
Rookie cornerbacks, Blair, Barton— Mike Woods (@MikewoodsMike) August 12, 2022
Eason— MichaelG (@Mike_G91) August 12, 2022
In order: Charles Cross, Coby Bryant, Tariq Woolen, and Abraham Lucas. Seattle’s success this season (or lack thereof) is largely dependent upon how quickly these four rookies can acclimate to the NFL while playing some pretty tough positions.— License to Will (@wharrison51) August 12, 2022
Kinda a big list. cb,QB, Cody Burton, Tackles and the wr's. On a normal season would be DE and maybe another position— Mike (@ekimsllew) August 12, 2022
All the young players, particularly the two corners and KW3. Obviously the QB spot, which I'm hoping Lock secures with his play.— Michael Haworth (@mrvulture88) August 12, 2022
The growth of Woolen/Bryant, our pass rush, and Walker. Idc who ends up QB at this point. They’re gonna be a place holder for next year— Pete Carroll’s Burner’s Burner (@p_joel) August 12, 2022
I think it’s a no-brainer to focus on Woolen and Bryant. In recent years, Pete Carroll’s not particularly lived up to or earned his reputation as a cornerback whisperer. The defense’s rise to prominence began in the secondary, not with the pass rush, and the hope is that Bryant and Woolen can be the next golden generation of Seahawks corners.
Twitter has had their say. Now you can have yours!