The Seahawks are searching to find their identity after getting gashed in Tennessee. Here’s what the national media are saying about Seattle’s loss.
The Seahawks are 1-2 through three games. They’re also incredibly difficult to figure out.
It seemed clear the team’s issues lied on the offensive side of the ball before Sunday. The offensive line was in shambles and Seattle had scored just one touchdown through its first nine quarters. But then, something flipped. In the second half Sunday, the defense was the weak link, while the offense found its rhythm.
The Seahawks gave up a staggering 33 points and 420 yards of total offense to Tennessee, sinking any chances of a second-half comeback. Columnist Matt Calkins says the defense didn’t play up to its lofty standards, but there’s still plenty of time to turn things around.
So, here they sit at 1-2 — looking for answers.
Brady Henderson of ESPN.com writes the Seahawks simply gave up too many big pays to the Titans:
“You don’t see teams doing to the Seahawks’ defense what the Titans did Sunday, and Seattle’s offense bears some of the blame for what happened. The Seahawks punted on their first six possessions before mounting an impressive touchdown drive heading into halftime. Even with Seattle’s defense playing stout through two quarters, the Titans held a time-of-possession advantage of 19:20 to 10:40 in the first half. So Seattle’s struggles on defense could have at least partly been a product of fatigue while playing in temperatures in the high 80s at kickoff.”
Michael Beller of Sports Illustrated says it’s too early to say the Seahawks are in trouble:
“..it’s far too early to say the Seahawks are in trouble after losing to the Titans on Sunday, 33–27, to fall to 1–2 on the year. They’ve been in this position before, and they’ve come out on the other end with division titles and trips to the playoffs. Still, it’s hard to shake the feeling that something is different this time around that might preclude the Seahawks from making their familiar run over the final two-thirds or three-fourths of the season.”
Jeffri Chadiha of NFL.com says there’s two ways to look at the Seahawks right now:
“There’s really two ways to look at Seattle right now. The first approach is to say the Seahawks’ 1-2 record is the result of two tough road losses against strong opponents — the first being a season-opening loss at Green Bay…