Friday, August 12, 2005


During the offseason, there was talk of the Seahawks using Seneca Wallace as a kick returner, because of his athleticism.

What the Seahawks and head coach Mike Holmgren realized, however, was that Wallace would be better served to stay at quarterback.

The Seahawks traded Trent Dilfer to the Browns in March, so the #2 job behind incumbent Matt Hasselbeck was open. David Greene was drafted in the 3rd round, but it would have been silly to give him the backup job instead of Wallace, who has been with the Seahawks since 2003.

Tonight, Seneca Wallace proved that the right choice was made by the Seahawks.

Taking over for Hasselbeck in the 2nd quarter, Wallace went 12-for-20 and threw for 137 yards as the Seahawks had their way with the Saints in New Orleans tonight, winning 34-15. Wallace ran for a 24-yard score and threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jerome Pathon, who played in New Orleans last season.

It's only one preseason game, but I'm impressed with the play of Wallace tonight. I'm also impressed with the effort of the Seahawks defense, who forced three Saints turnovers, which the offense turned into three touchdowns.

The Seahawks head back to Cheney for the week to prepare for their first exhibition home game against Dallas next Monday, August 22. The game will be on KOMO at 5 p.m. Pacific. We'll have a game thread up for the Dallas game, because we're good like that.

(Mariners game thread below this post. Believe it.)

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