The Seattle Seahawks have displayed their hard-hitting defense, new and improved offense, and dynamic special teams play throughout the preseason. They don’t have anything left to prove. Pete Carroll will be resting most of his starters when they face the Oakland Raiders on Thursday for their final exhibition game before they kick off the regular season on September 4th.
With all of that in mind, it would be easy for someone to dismiss this next match-up, but I wouldn’t. I am very excited to see Terrelle Pryor get more snaps against his former team in Oakland.
When you are traded away for a mere seventh-round pick, there is no denying that that leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth, and the only way to get rid of it is by picking apart the organization that deemed you expendable. Pryor has proven that he is worth more than just a late-round pick.
His athleticism and stature alone are reasons to hang on to this guy. He clearly has been playing with a chip on his shoulder since arriving in Seattle, which should surprise nobody as that is clearly the team’s way of competing.
If I’m the Seattle coach, my decision has already been made to make Terrelle Pryor the second-string option to back up Russell Wilson. The choice has yet to be made by Pete Carroll, but it just seems like Pryor is really not giving him much of an option.
As well as Tarvaris Jackson has been performing, Pryor has elevated his game to another level. He simply doesn’t look like the same questionable QB we saw in Oakland. As time goes on, he may become a very valuable trade option for Seattle should they decide to go in that direction, but I feel much more comfortable keeping him on the depth chart as a safe Plan B.