I was sitting in the south-side end-zone of Lumen Field last Saturday as the Seattle Seahawks got beat by the Chicago Bears, thinking how bad they looked. This was one of the worst played games I have witnessed at Lumen (Centurylink & Seahawks) Field in 15 years. I think you would have to go all the way back to when the Seahawks got beat by the Rams in 2017 42-7 to watch a worse game for the Hawks.

The news is not all bad however, because there were at least 3 plays that were bright spots for that game. They highlight things that we can be excited about as fans for this young Seahawks teams future.


This play shows a young Seattle Seahawks defense with #51 Joel Lyiegbuniwe standing up and keeping the Chicago Bears running back out of the end-zone. It was great to see a goal line stand without Bobby Wagner on the field plugging the hole. There was a great push and drive off the line from the defensive line helping with the stop. Great defenses defend every inch of the field and they did that.


Right after play #1, the Seahawks were facing another 3rd and goal from the 1 yard line. This time the Chicago Bears QB Nathan Peterman threw the ball to # 82 Isaiah Coulter. The Seahawks CB #8 Coby Bryant gets beat off the line but manages to recover and knock down the ball. If the Seahawks are going to stand up to NFL offenses this season, we will need much more play like this from the Seahawks secondary. Coby Bryant is going to be a star this year for the Seahawks.


This was the first play that actually caught my attention during the game. The half had been pretty horrible for the Seahawks and I was just saying to my buddy that we "needed something to cheer for." Almost immediately play #3 happens right in front of us. Seahawks RB #36 Darwin Thompson gets the ball and leaps over Chicago bears defender DB #21 Aj Thomas and almost gets into the end-zone for a touchdown.

I didn't know much about #36 Thompson before that play. The last two seasons he played for the Kansas City Chiefs but this is his first year with the Seahawks. He goes by the nickname D-Train online because of his hard running style. In college playing for Utah State, he averaged 6 yard per carry with over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns his last season there. He is a little undersized at 5'8" 205 pounds, but hopefully he can put it all together and make the 53 man roster for the Seahawks in 2022.

These 3 plays illustrate some of the young and hungry talent on the Seattle Seahawks roster that should make this year entertaining. I look foreward to seeing them grow into the team I hope they can be sooner then later! Go Seahawks!

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