Except for a second-quarter scoring drive that was helped out by a long kickoff return and a pass interference penalty, the Seahawks' offense has looked completely uninspired in a game they are trailing 20-7.
Matt Hasselbeck appears to be rusty from his long layoff and the receivers look like deers in the headlights. Courtney Taylor has two drops and no receptions. Nate Burleson has three catches and a touchdown. The running game has not been able to establish anything, whether it is Mo Morris or Julius Jones. Hard to say if it is the East Coast thing or the inexperience thing or first-game jitters or what.
On the bright side, the defense has looked decent, bottling up Marshawn Lynch for the most part and keeping Trent Edwards in check. The defensive pass rush is not as dominant as I thought it might be, but Patrick Kerney does have a sack. One frightening thing: Lofa Tatupu was not in at the end of the half and we could not spot him on the sideline. I'll try to get an update on that.
The special teams have been pretty awful. Ryan Plackemeier has not been able to get off a punt, and the one that he did was returned 63 yards for a touchdown by Roscoe Parrish. He hit only a 22-yarder at the end of the half, allowing Buffalo to kick a last-second field goal.
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The Seahawks have a lot of work to do if they want to win their fifth opener in the last six years.