Century Links 8/9: Reactions to Seahawks’ Preseason Opener

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Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 22, Broncos 14
Notes, takeaways, and reaction to the Seahawks’ 2019 preseason opener against the Broncos.

Quarterback Paxton Lynch Impresses In Seahawks Debut
Paxton Lynch helped himself in the competition for the backup quarterback job with a strong performance in Thursday’s win over Denver.

Seahawks depth chart: Settling on Russell Wilson’s backup, the battle to replace Doug Baldwin and more – CBSSports.com
Seahawks need to figure who backs up Russell Wilson, and more on their 2019 depth chart

Paxton Lynch outplays Geno Smith in Seahawks’ preseason win | Tacoma News Tribune
Russell Wilson doesn’t play in a preseason opener for the first time in his career. He watches Paxton Lynch outplay fellow backup quarterback Geno Smith. Rookie Jazz Ferguson shines in Seahawks win over Denver.

Highlights from the Seattle Seahawks first preseason game | NBC Sports Northwest
Plenty to enjoy from the first game of the preseason

‘I can be here and help this team.’ Back with Seahawks, DeShawn Shead ready to prove worth | Tacoma News Tribune
Seattle Seahawks DB DeShawn Shead resigned with his former team in July. In his first preseason game back, he sacked Denver quarterback Drew Lock for a safety on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.

How to listen to Seahawks radio broadcasts online during 2019 season
Want to hear Steve Raible and the Seahawks radio broadcast? Click here for full details on every way you can listen in online.

Rookie DK Metcalf on his Seahawks debut in preseason opener, how far he’s come since October neck injury at Ole Miss | Tacoma News Tribune
Rookie DK Metcalf on his Seahawks debut in preseason opener, how far he’s come since October neck injury at Ole Miss

Seahawks Russell Wilson quietly on pace to be game’s greatest
As Seahawks Russell Wilson enters his 8th NFL season, it’s becoming harder to ignore that he is on pace to one day become the NFL’s best ever.

Raiders’ Gabe Jackson (knee) to miss at least six weeks – NFL.com
Gabe Jackson is reported to miss significant time with a knee injury ahead of the Raiders’ first preseason game, and the ripple effect of his absence could make it a ‘Hard Knock’ life in Oakland.

What we learned from Thursday’s preseason games – NFL.com
The first week of preseason got underway on Thursday night. We got our first glimpse at a number of fresh-faced rookies and old faces in new places, like Daniel Jones, David Montgomery and Josh Rosen.

Cardinals’ Kyler Murray delivers in 1st preseason start – NFL.com
Looking poised and precise, No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray went 6-of-7 for 44 yards in his debut for the Cardinals against the Chargers on Thursday night.

Dwayne Haskins turns in up-and-down ‘Skins debut – NFL.com
In his first NFL action, Washington first-round QB Dwayne Haskins showcased his promise, but also struggled to the tune of a pair of interceptions against the Browns.

Josh Rosen plays into fourth in first Dolphins action – NFL.com
Ryan Fitzpatrick played just the game’s first two drives before Josh Rosen came on, played into the fourth quarter and led three Dolphins scoring drives.

DPI non-call reversed after challenge in Jets-Giants – NFL.com
Jets and Giants fans who stuck around long enough after an hour-long weather delay in the Meadowlands were witnesses to history: the first pass interference call or non-call to be reversed upon replay.

Daniel Jones perfect in storm-shortened Giants debut – NFL.com
Daniel Jones‘ preseason debut was short but oh so sweet. Jones, the No. 6 overall selection, led New York on an eight-play scoring march on his lone drive. He finished 5-for-5 for 67 yards and a TD.

Former Rugby player Christian Wade goes 65 yards for TD on first carry – ProFootballTalk
The Bills were assigned a player through the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program this offseason and Christian Wade made a memorable preseason debut against the Colts on Thursday night.

Thomas Dimitroff: Julio Jones deal is around the corner – ProFootballTalk
The Falcons have said many times this offseason that they are prepared to give wide receiver Julio Jones the new contract he’s been looking to land for the last couple of years. All of that talk has not led to any action to this point.

Geno Smith to miss a week or more after knee procedure – ProFootballTalk
Geno Smith was able to get the Seahawks through last night. Now, the backup quarterback will miss the next week to 10 days. According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Smith was having a cyst removed from his knee.

Jakobi Meyers boosts his stock in preseason debut – ProFootballTalk
Undrafted rookie wide receiver Jakobi Meyers has been one of the stars of Patriots training camp, but there have often been players who draw positive reviews in practice before failing to see it carry over to games. Meyers did not have that problem against the Lions on Thursday night.

Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi “felt all the love” after improbable return – ProFootballTalk
Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi may have bluffed his way into a tryout with the Browns. But once he was there, he eventually had to show some cards. The rookie wide receiver did just that, with an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown Thursday night.

Adam Gase: Seemed like the right time for a PI challenge – ProFootballTalk
Jets head coach Adam Gase broke some new ground on Thursday night. Gase became the first coach to successfully challenge a non-call of pass interference in the second half of the team’s preseason opener against the Giants.

Matt LaFleur addresses Aaron Rodgers’ criticism of joint practices – ProFootballTalk
In the not-so-subtle disagreement between Packers coach Matt LaFleur and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers regarding joint practices, Rodgers is the winner. As expected.

Ron Rivera iced Bears kicker as a favor – ProFootballTalk
Panthers coach Ron Rivera wasn’t trying to be a jerk to his old team. He was trying to do them a favor. Rivera took the unusual step of calling a timeout to ice the Bears kicker at the end of the first half, but Elliott Fry nailed the 43-yarder anyway.

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