Geno Smith had this bar loaded up and ready to go on Tuesday pic.twitter.com/Fk1ZtUPVk2
What an incredible game. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith started his first season opener since 2014, and needless to say, he couldn’t have asked for a better start to his campaign as QB1 in Seattle. Smith came out firing and looked in charge of the offense from the opening snap. At the end of the second quarter, he had a single incompletion and had already led the team on three scoring drives. Quite literally, this was the best first half of football Geno Smith had ever played as a pro.
.@Seahawks QB Geno Smith set first-half career marks with 17 completions and a 94.4% completion percentage (17 for 18). #GoHawks
He wasted absolutely no time in engineering a touchdown drive to start the game, and was on a tear through the entire first half; he finished a ridiculous 17 of 18 for 164 and a pair of touchdowns.
WHAT JUST HAPPENED!! GENO SMITH ESCAPING THE SACK AND THROWS FOR A TD!!! WOW!!!’ #SEAHAWKS
GENO SMITH QB1
Geno Smith has just one incompletion through most of the first half.
Geno Smith, playing in front of the 12s as the first post-Russ QB, is 12 for 12 passing
I don’t even think it’s too esrly to say it. Geno mvp.
Geno Smith 17 for 18, 164 yards, 2 touchdown throws, sterling passer rating of 141.7 (perfect is 158.3).
Beyond the numbers, he appears in complete command. Far from just “managing” Seahawks, avoiding risk. Decisive runs and throws. Touch passes. Darts. A breakout for him so far
SAY IT WITH US!
GENO! GENO! GENO! GENO!
GENO SMITH IS GOING OFF
Let Geno cook.
The second half proved to be a lot tougher on the offense as a whole, but Smith still played a great game. Save for the Metcalf fumble, he was able to move the offense and wasn’t afraid to scramble when he needed to. He mostly took what he could get and demonstrated good pocket presence throughout a game that featured an entirely rebuilt offensive line — starting two rookie tackles!
Bradley Chubb with a strip-sack of Geno Smith that is recovered in mid-air by Charles Cross. Chubb has been a big challenge for Cross in his first start.
Seattle punting for the first time tonight.
Favre to Rodgers
Peyton to Luck
Russ to Geno
Some teams just get lucky
Let’s just say… tweeters weren’t exactly subtle in their feelings towards Russell Wilson. We don’t need to dwell, so I’ll limit it to this:
nice to finally have a QB where the OC can use the full playbook
the face when Geno Smith is on FIRE pic.twitter.com/FT0MCU86mm
Ultimately, Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks pulled off a significant upset over Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos, and that is something we can all celebrate.
Here come the “Geno! Geno! Geno!” chants again.
Geno Smith and Shane Waldron are absolutely feasting right now.
Sheesh this is impressive.
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