Friday’s NFL Roundup: What happened to the Seahawks?
Can we get a hell yeah, the NFL season is here?!?! Hell yeah!
The 2018 NFL season kicked off last night in Philadelphia with a low scoring affair between the Eagles and the Falcons.
Friday’s NFL Roundup includes a look back at Thursday night’s Philly and Atlanta contest. Plus, we get you set for the Seahawks season opener and these questions are asked: “Will the Seahawks have regrets on passing on former Oregon Duck Royce Freeman? And “What happened to the Seahawks Dynasty that could have been?”
So about that lowering the helmet rule…
Throughout the NFL preseason one of the biggest topics of conversation was the new helmet rule. So, how did the rule affect Thursday night’s game?
Pro Football Talk takes a deeper dive on Thursday’s penalties with the Eagles beating the Falcons, 18-12.
“Officials were not at all shy about calling penalties as there were 26 accepted penalties and two calls that offset, but none of them were for a player lowering his helmet to initiate contact.”
Hey Tom Brady, this is how it’s done…
Remember the play where Tom Brady tried to catch a pass in the Super Bowl? Remember how it didn’t work very well?
Well, Nick Foles and the Eagles got it done.
Deadspin explains the play perfectly….
“Not only was it a clever wink, but it was also successful. The sight of a galloping Nick Foles pumped up the crowd, and the drive ended in a one-run Jay Ajayi touchdown.”
Will the Seahawks have any regrets on passing on Royce Freeman?
Seattle starts its regular season on the road, visiting the Denver Broncos with kickoff slated for 1:25pm on Sunday and don’t worry, our Seahawks Insider Aaron Fentress will be in attendance with full pre and postgame coverage.
A big storyline leading up to Sunday’s contest is the battle between Hawks RB Rashaad Penny and current Broncos/former Ducks RB Royce Freeman.
Fentress breaks down the Seahawks decision to select Penny over Freeman and why the Seahawks might have regrets:
“What Penny gives Seattle that Freeman could not is big-play speed. Penny ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine. Freeman ran a 4.54.”
What has happened to the Seahawks?
It has been quite the rollercoaster ride for Seattle Seahawks fans over the past few years. Doug Baldwin told the media this week, “this is a crucial year, marking a new era of Seahawks football.”
But SI.com this week is taking a look at ‘The Dynasty that never was” with the Seahawks…
“As they grew into Super Bowl contenders, the Seahawks—especially the Legion of Boom defense—prided themselves on a ruthless internal competitiveness that lifted everyone and was the foundation of an NFL championship. But some former and current Seattle players say a growing rift developed, based largely on the special treatment some felt was afforded quarterback Russell Wilson. Now the team they believed was set up for a long run of success has been torn up and rebuilt around Wilson.”