After every Seattle Seahawks game, Pacific Northwest Sports presents our Dud and Stud of the week. Here are the Zeroes and Heroes of the Seahawks’ 33-30 loss to Miami.
It was an exciting afternoon of football at Lumen Field on Sunday. A Seattle Seahawks win would have made it better. Unfortunately, that wasn’t what happened. Here are our Dud and Stud of the week.
Second Dishonorable Mention – Taunting Penalty Referee
Unbelievable. With eight minutes to go in the game, Titans QB Ryan Tannehill tried a 20-yard pass to A.J. Brown on the right side. Seahawks cornerback D.J. Reed beautifully broke up the play.
When Reed got up, he said something to Brown (which couldn’t have been much because he barely looked at Brown) and drew a 15-yard penalty. I have to agree with Seahawks radio color man Dave Wyman; at that point, the only thing Reed could have been penalized for was hurting Brown’s feelings. It was a garbage call.
First Dishonorable Mention – Jason Myers
Jason Myers has been very reliable since joining the Seattle Seahawks in 2019. In that time, he missed on just 5 of 53 field goal attempts, all over 40 yards. However, he is 96 of 105 on extra points. One of those misses came Sunday, and it cost Seattle dearly. On the Titans’ last score, they only needed a one point attempt to send the game to overtime.
Dud of the Week – Ken Norton Jr.
Ken Norton Jr., the Seahawks Defensive Coordinator, was overmatched in this one. While Seattle’s D looked good in the first half, the Titans played for an end result. They knew it wasn’t a 30-minute game, and in the second half, Tennessee made a 180-degree turn.
Tennessee’s strategy was involved force-feeding running back Derrick Henry down the Seahawks throats. Eventually, it wore Seattle’s defense down. It’s what the Titans do. As a result of an effective run game, their play-action pass opened up.
This game plan shouldn’t have come as a surprise. It’s what the Titans do. Why wasn’t the team prepared to handle that? That’s on the coaches, especially their defensive coordinator.
Second Honorable Mention – Al Woods
Al Woods was a warrior against the Titans. He fought tooth and nail against Tennessee’s offensive line all day. When the game was over, Woods looked like he was in a war. The defensive tackle finished with seven tackles, including a sack.
First Honorable Mention – Bobby Wagner
He’s here; he’s there; heck Bobby Wagner was everywhere again on Sunday. Seattle’s All-Pro middle linebacker made 20 stops. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to keep the Tennessee offense at bay. Wagner needs more help and a better defensive game plan if the Seahawks are to succeed this year.
Stud of the Week – Tyler Lockett
It was another outstanding game from Tyler Lockett. For the second straight week, he broke 100 yards and found paydirt. Officially, Lockett finished with 8 catches for 178 yards. It wasn’t just the numbers.
Lockett made himself a nuisance to Tennessee’s defense all game, beating the Titans’ defensive backs in coverage all day. That’s why other pass-catchers like Freddie Swain and D.K. Metcalf could make plays.
Maybe Lockett was somewhat of an afterthought at the end of last season. In 2021, he’s showing why he’s so important to the Seattle Seahawks.
Tyler Lockett splits the D for the 63-yard touchdown!!!!
The Seahawks (-6.5) lead the Titans 10-6.
— TSN EDGE (@TSN_Edge) September 19, 2021
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