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Friday, August 8, 2008
Vallos among young Hawks to impress

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Seahawks and Vikings have finished playing their preseason opener at the Metrodome. Watching on TV makes for tough viewing downfield, but the ability to rewind can help in other situations. I'll use our "players to watch" pregame post as a point of reference for what happened in the game.

Seattle's first-team defense had some problems in this game. That group will be fine. I was more interested in seeing how the offense performed, and how certain individuals performed. With that in mind, here are a few quick thoughts on players:

All in all, this was a better showing than Seattle typically puts forth in a preseason opener (though T.J. Duckett did have problems holding onto the ball). Vallos' performance at center had to make the coaches feel better about line depth.

I'd like to be watching the 49ers' game tonight, but it's not available here until Saturday night on replay.