Dud of the Week
2nd dishonorable mention – The Seahawks Defensive Substitutes. Getting called twice for too many men on the field is ridiculous. Especially three games into the season.
1st dishonorable mention – The NFL. On Earl Thomas‘ first-quarter interception, he made an improbable catch and ran the ball back to Dallas’ 28-yard line. The referees initially called it an incomplete pass, which is understandable when the play is shown in real time.
Carroll challenged the call and it was overturned to an interception. Unfortunately, by rule, the runback didn’t count because of the original call. Why not? No whistle was blown for an incomplete pass, so the play keeps going until there is one. Once the call was overturned the Seahawks should have had the ball where Thomas was tackled by Cole Beasley. Isn’t replay supposed to correct mistakes?
More NFL. This has nothing to do with Clay Mattews. The quarterback is a football player. He can get hit hard without it being called a penalty. It’s almost getting to the point, where no one would be surprised if the QB’s wore non-contact jerseys. It’s football.
The Dud – Rashaad Penny. The Seahawks 2018 first round pick can’t seem to get himself going. He had some opportunities to run the ball early but didn’t get anywhere. Penny had three carries for five yards including a five yard run. His other carries were for a net of zero yards.
Penny was a nonfactor in the passing game as well. He had no catches. More specifically he wasn’t even thrown to when he did play. Even Mike Davis, the third-string running back caught a pass. Either he’s not picking up the game at an NFL level right now, or the Seahawks made a serious drafting error.