The Seahawks will return to practice Monday, when we’ll also get to hear from some of the coaches and players about what the film showed of the preseason opener against Denver.
For now, I’ll pass along some of what Pro Football Focus thought about the game. You can read their overview here, in which you can read raves for Frank Clark and Tyler Lockett — no surprise there — as well as Tye Smith and Terry Poole.
PFF also includes grades for all players in its premium section. Given how little the starters played, most of those grades don’t mean a lot.
But as might be expected, many of the offensive linemen did not grade well. Poole, as noted, had the best grade among offensive players. Russell Okung (0.9) and Garry Gilliam (0.8) also had positive grades.
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But many other OLs were in the negative category. Given the worst grade was rookie guard Kristjan Solokli (minus-3.7). Alvin Bailey was at minus-3.1, Jesse Davis at minus-2.4, J.R. Sweezy at minus-2.2, Justin Britt at minus-2.1, Patrick Lewis at minus-2.0 and Drew Nowak at minus-1.6 (though one thing to keep in mind is that the competition on the other side was also different for many players, with the starters going against Denver’s starters, etc.).
Of the quarterbacks, R.J. Archer got a minus-1.9 grade (with minus-1.9 for passing) with Tarvaris Jackson at minus-0.3.
Clark, Smith and Keenan Lamber (plus 1.3) were the top-rated defensive players. Others who had decent grades included T.Y. McGill (0.8), Douglas McNeil (0.7), Eric Pinkins (0.6), Jimmy Staten (0.6) and Alex Singleton (0.4).
Getting the lowest grades on defense were Tyrell Adams (minus-3.9) and Quayshawn Nealy (minus-2.2) who each played linebacker a lot with the second unit due in part to injuries to Brock Coyle and Kevin Pierre-Louis. Greg Scruggs also came in at minus-1.5 and D’Anthony Smith at minus-1.3 among backups vying for jobs. Cassius Marsh got a 0.1 with a minus-1.0 for pass coverage dragging down his score.