Sunday, October 23, 2011
JV feel to Seahawks-Browns game early
By Mike Sando
The backup center snaps to the backup quarterback, who hands off to the backup running back. What sounds like scout-team work is actually the Seattle Seahawks' starting offense against Cleveland in Week 7.
The team knew starting center Max Unger and starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson would miss the game. They did not know running back Marshawn Lynch would suffer a back injury during warm-ups, making him a last-minute scratch from the lineup.
The Browns are countering with an offense featuring Montario Hardesty at running back instead of the injured Peyton Hillis.
This game is scoreless entering the second quarter. Penalties are sustaining drives better than offensive plays are sustaining them. This is a game the Seahawks will have to grind out on defense, it appears.