Heaps: How Tyler Lockett got so open for Seahawks’ go-ahead TD
Tyler Lockett had a quiet Week 1 for the Seahawks, but the fifth-year wide receiver came up big when he got the chance.
Lockett was targeted just two times in the entire season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he caught the first one for a 44-yard touchdown reception that proved to be the winning score in the Seahawks’ 21-20 victory.
The Bengals clearly keyed on Lockett, Seattle’s No. 1 receiver, which allowed rookie DK Metcalf to get a lot of attention from quarterback Russell Wilson. So much so, in fact, that Metcalf had four receptions for 89 yards, breaking Steve Largent’s record for most receiving yards by a rookie in his Seahawks debut. That’s not to say Lockett didn’t have an impact on the game, of course, as his touchdown proves.
In the first installment of Jake Heaps’ Film Room of the 2019 NFL season, the former NFL and NCAA quarterback and current 710 ESPN Seattle host breaks down what went into Lockett’s big play. How did he and Wilson get on the same page? Why was he able to get open on this play when the Bengals had kept him under wraps until then? Watch the attached video to find out how.
Lockett and the Seahawks will continue play with their Week 2 matchup this Sunday in Pittsburgh against the Steelers. The 10 a.m. game will air on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, the flagship stations of the Seahawks Radio Network, with pregame coverage beginning at 7 a.m. For details on how to listen to Seahawks games online, click here.
For more Seahawks news, analysis and opinion from this week, click any of the links below:
• Moore: Rashaad Penny shouldn’t get carries over C.J. Prosise
• Heaps on DK Metcalf’s debut, OL and safety issues
• Quinton Jefferson on D-line’s 2019 debut: ‘We caused some havoc’
• Brock & Salk grade best and worst from Week 1 win
• Seattle re-signs veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor