Good morning, 12s. Here’s a look at what’s out there today — Wednesday, October 5 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
It’s not easy being a rookie starting tackle in the NFL, but Abraham Lucas seems to be coming along just fine. Following Seattle’s 48-45 win over the Lions, Lucas’ performance garnered praise from national media outlets like Pro Football Focus and The Athletic.
After being named a starter as a rookie this offseason, Lucas continues to give the Seahawks strong initial return on their investment. Through his first four games, Lucas has not allowed a sack, going against some of the league’s best edge rushers. On Wednesday, Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus released his list of top rookies exceeding their play grade. Lucas’ PFF grade currently sits at a 63.6 through four games – the highest-graded rookie tackle. Renner broke down how Lucas’ play goes beyond his grade.
As an Air Raid tackle, Lucas wasn’t supposed to be NFL-ready. Through four weeks, though, he’s the highest-graded tackle in the rookie class. Lucas has allowed all of nine pressures on 152 pass-blocking snaps for a 63.6 overall grade. While he is on the older side for a rookie, turning 24 later this month, Lucas is already a competent starting right tackle in the league who will only get more comfortable.
The Athletic writer Michael-Shawn Dugar breaks down Lucas’ exceptional play in the latest Seahawks Rookie Report.
Lucas hasn’t just been Seattle’s rookie offensive lineman; he’s also been the team’s best offensive lineman period. He hasn’t allowed a sack in 142 snaps as a pass protector and has given up just three quarterback hits. Lucas has plays in which he pancakes defensive linemen in the run game and plays in which he stands alone on an island in obvious passing situations and keeps Geno Smith clean. His rookie year is off to an excellent start.
Lucas’ most notable miscues appear to be mental errors. One of those three QB hits came from a free rusher to his side. Lucas was busy helping right guard Gabe Jackson with a double team while Atlanta cornerback Mike Ford blitzed off the edge. It’s unclear whether that was a blown assignment by Lucas, but it offers some context behind the number of times he’s allowed someone to get to Smith (his other QB hit allowed in that game was legit — Ta’Quon Graham just overpowered him).
Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll discussed the play of Lucas and fellow rookie tackle Charles Cross on Monday.
“They’re still out there,” said Carroll. “They’re just out there logging time and going to the bank with it. Just the more experience they get, the more time they have on task. You just know they feel more comfortable. They’re communicating more readily, still can get better. Both guys are plenty tough enough and physical enough to do the things we ask of the position. I mean they have been really consistent. So, big credit to those guys. That’s a lot to take on and they’re protecting the quarterback well better than we have in past years and we’re expecting to continue to get better too because we know they are just getting started. They’re a very positive thing for us and really happy for those guys. They’re having a blast and they love playing and they’re excited about it. It’s all good.”
Things are going good for the hometown kid.
CBS Sports writer Jeff Kerr on Seahawks rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen currently allowing the lowest passer rating (10.7%) in the NFL.
Lowest passer rating allowed — #NFL DBs (minimum 20 targets)
1. Tariq Woolen — 10.7
2. James Bradberry — 21.3
3. Darius Slay — 21.8
4. Marlon Humphrey — 29.7
5. Trevon Diggs — 39.3#Seahawks #Eagles #FlyEaglesFly #Ravens #RavensFlock #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/NEZjvREoK7
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times: Can Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith play his way into a permanent role?.
Zach Dimmitt of Sports Illustrated: Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll believes in wideout Dee Eskridge being a surprise offensive factor.
The Associated Press: Seahawks cooking on offense; getting burned on defense.
Gregg Bell of The News Tribune: Two reasons why the Seattle Seahawks offensive line is a weapon.
Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from Week 4 vs. the Detroit Lions on October 2, 2022 at Ford Field. Eye On The Hawks is presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers.
With game time approaching, quarterbacks Geno Smith, Drew Lock and assistant coach Dave Canales make their way to the field as the cameras record every step.
Seahawks players board the Delta charter bound for Detroit.
Upon arrival in Detroit, receiver Marquise Goodwin makes his way across the tarmac to the waiting buses.
On Saturday, running backs Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker chatted at walkthru.
Geno Smith, center, works through some strategy with receiver Tyler Lockett and offensive coordinator Shane Waldron (back to camera).
Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett signs an autograph for a young 12 wearing his jersey.
Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks is the last player to leave Ford Field during a brief team visit on Saturday.
On game day, assistant coaches including Pat McPherson and Will Tukuafu greet Kyle Fuller as he heads to the team’s meal room at the hotel.
Receiver Marquise Goodwin strikes a pose before he boards the bus to the stadium.
Quarterback Geno Smith walks to the buses.
Cornerback Michael Jackson looks out the window on the ride from the team hotel to the stadium on game day.
12s cheer on the Seahawks buses as they depart for the stadium.
Kenneth Walker on the field during early warmups on game day.
Quarterbacks Geno Smith and Drew Lock take their early warmup throws at Ford Field.
A young fan reacts as his favorite player DK Metcalf gives him his receiving gloves during pregame.
Seahawks gather on the field during pregame.
In the brief moments before the team leaves the locker room, Bryan Mone finds a quiet place to listen to music.
Offensive tackle Abraham Lucas sits in the locker rooom before the game.
Seahawks captain Tyler Lockett urged his teammates to link arms as he gave his pregame speech in the locker room.
Seahawks captain Tyler Lockett brings the team up right before heading to the field for kickoff.
The Seahawks make the long walk from the visitors locker room down to the playing surface at Ford Field.
Seahawks offensive linemen Gabe Jackson and Damien Lewis lead the Seahawks down to the field.
The Seahawks enter the field during pregame introductions.
Seattle tight end Will Dissly snags the Seahawks first TD on a pass from Geno Smith.
Seahawks safety Ryan Neal celebrates after a pass defense.
Quarterback Geno Smith celebrates in the end zone after his touchdown run in the first quarter as a Seahawks fan celebrates in the stands.
Kicker Jason Myers was all smiles after making a field goal in the first half. Myers was informed over the weekend of the birth of his second child.
At halftime, assistant coach Aaron Curry talks to members of the defense.
Quarterback Geno Smith stands and listens with members of the offense as assistant coach Andy Dickerson outlines adjustments and strategy.
Cornerback Tariq Woolen opened the second half with an interception that he took to the end zone.
Tariq Woolen scores on his third quarter pick-six.
Seattle’s Uchenna Nwosu grabs Detroit’s Jared Goff for a sack in the third quarter.
Seettle’s DK Metcalf hauls in one of his seven receptions on the day.
Seattle’s DK Metcalf leaps and falls but wasn’t able to hang onto this deep pass in the end zone.
Seattle’s Rashaad Penny crosses the goal line with the first of his two touchdowns against the Lions.
Seattle’s Tyler Lockett tries to juggle and come down with a pass that was deflected and fell just out of reach.
12s were in attendance at Ford Field for the game.
Seattle safety Josh Jones nearly manages an interception near the end zone that fell incomplete.
Seattle’s Rashaad Penny breaks away as the Lions sideline can only watch his 41-yard TD run late in the game.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll lets out a yell after Rashaad Penny’s 41-yard TD gave the Seahawks a two-score lead late in the game.
Quandre Diggs greets former Lions teammate Austin Bryant after the game. Diggs played in Detroit prior to joining the Seahawks.
Quarterback Geno Smith hugs head coach Pete Carroll in the locker room after the game.
Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith brings the team up in the locker room after the game.
Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith was named Pro Football Focus’ offensive Player of the Week for Week 5
Local and national media react to the Seattle Seahawks’ 39-32 defeat to the New Orleans Saints in Week 5.
Seahawks legend K.J. Wright to be honored as an SEC Legend following illustrious career at Mississippi State and in the NFL.
Seahawks Legend Sidney Rice is testing the waters in the wine industry in his latest post-game life venture.
Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith and rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen earn several honors from Pro Football Focus for performances in Seattle’s Week 4 win over the Detroit Lions.
Both local and national media react to the Seattle Seahawks’ 48-45 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 4.
Seahawks wideout Tyler Lockett and Legend Doug Baldwin rank high on ESPN’s new Receiver Tracking Metrics.
The Athletic ranks the top Super Bowl champion teams of the last 20 years, with the 2013 Seahawks tied for the top spot.
Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith continues to rise statistically as Week 4 approaches
Tuesday Round-Up: Rookie Watch—Seahawks Rookie Abraham Lucas Coming Along Strong
Local and national media react to the Seahawks’ 27-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3.
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