The Seattle Seahawks 27-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons is in the rear view mirror, but that doesn’t mean people aren't still buzzing about Sunday's tale of two halves.
Here’s a look at What They’re Saying about the Seahawks on Monday:
Peter King of NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk named Seahawks punter Michael Dickson "Special Teams Player of the Week."
“It hasn’t been a great sophomore season for the Aussie, but he had a big day in Atlanta. His four punts netted 47.8 yards and left the Falcons starting drives at their 10, 37, 14 and 14-yard lines in a seven-point Seahawks win.”
He also noted two key losses for Seattle:
“In two weeks, the Seahawks have lost two important starters for the season to injuries: tight end Will Dissly and center Justin Britt.”
Our very own Seahawks Insider Joe Fann shared his thoughts on Bobby Wagner’s big night. The Seahawks linebacker surpassed former safety Eugene Robinson to become Seattle’s all-time leading tackler.
“Wagner, still just 29, should have several years of great football left in him, which means he's going to continue to add to his record. By the time the future Hall of Fame linebacker decides to hang it up, his record will dwarf the one he just broke.”
Could the Seahawks move Rashaad Penny before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday?
Jonathan Adams of Heavy says Seattle appeared to show off its 27th overall pick in 2018 in Sunday’s game against Atlanta.
“There is some belief the Seattle Seahawks may have been showcasing the running back for a potential trade ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. Penny was part of 18 plays against the Falcons, which is up from his two snaps the previous week.”
Adam Jude of The Seattle Times says, however, Seattle should retain Penny.
“He’s good, and there’s little incentive to sell low right now. Penny hasn’t become the elite running back many hoped he would be by now after the Seahawks took him in the first round in 2018, but the Seahawks don’t need him to be that at the moment. They have Chris Carson. Penny, when healthy, is about as good as any No. 2 back in the league. That’s fine for now.”
Fansided’s John Buhler says Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is leading the MVP conversation.
“This may not have been a banner day for Wilson in terms of his fantasy football stats, but provided the Seahawks with a performance that only an MVP can deliver. To lose at home on the road against a fellow playoff contender to then travel across the country to face the most desperate team in football and get a W, no matter how certain it felt, is what MVP players do for their team.”