The Seahawks Opt For Excitement: Five Observations

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Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) tackles Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The defense

I think Seattle’s secondary has been a bit exposed the last couple of weeks. Granted, they are playing top-tier teams and this is to be expected to a certain degree. And I also believe the fans have come to expect a lock down performance every single week. This is unfair. Rivers played the game of his life and Peyton Manning simply finds ways because he is Hall of Fame material.

I think that Byron Maxwell is getting hit on frequently because he is prone to giving up some yardage. Meanwhile Richard Sherman is being thrown at as well, which I would expect from two quality quarterbacks (it should have been three but Aaron Rodgers decided to avoid Sherman totally).

The Seahawks secondary really has been tempered by the fire lately. We’ll see what happens in the next several weeks when the caliber of passing drops down a notch or two.