Saturday, August 11, 2012
Second-half stage set for Russell Wilson
By Mike Sando
SEATTLE -- A few quarterback-related thoughts after watching Matt Flynn and the Seattle Seahawks take a 10-3 halftime lead against the Tennessee Titans in an exhibition opener at CenturyLink Field:
- Flynn was very much the Pete Carroll game manager early. He completed his first eight passes, all shorter ones. His most impressive play came on a throw for a 14-yard gain on a rollout to his left with a defender bearing down. Flynn knew he was going to get hit. He threw accurately across his body. Flynn also took two sacks when he had time to get rid of the ball. That included one in the red zone. Flynn also failed to see middle linebacker Colin McCarthy drop into underneath coverage, leading to an interception. Flynn started better than he finished. He completed 11 of 13 passes for 71 yards.
- The door is open for rookie Russell Wilson to make a stronger impression in the second half. The final two quarters of exhibitions can become free-for-alls. That could set up favorably for Wilson. It'll be interesting to see whether Wilson plays within the offense, or if the circumstances lead to more improvisation. He has a very good arm.
The second half is about to start. Back with "three things revisited" following the game.