Seahawks Instant Reaction: 710 ESPN Seattle on 40-3 win over Jets
The Seahawks walloped the New York Jets 40-3 Sunday afternoon at Lumen Field, improving to 9-4 while sending Jets to 0-13.
As we do every week, we have collected the instant reactions of the voices of 710 ESPN Seattle to the game. This is just a taste of the coverage you’ll be able to hear all day Monday on the station, however, beginning at 7 a.m. with Danny and Gallant and The Pete Carroll Show at 9:30.
Bob Stelton – Wyman and Bob
Finally, a comfortable win for the Seahawks. You don’t want to put too much into what this win means but it was good to see this team do what was expected when going up against an inferior opponent like the Jets.
The offense looked like the offense we watched in the first half of the season – Russell Wilson with four touchdown passes, and Chris Carson with 76 yards and a touchdown on just 12 carries.
The play calling was balanced and efficient with 36 rushing attempts to 32 passing attempts. This is the kind of game the offense needed after struggling over recent weeks.
Much like the offense, the defense did what it should do against the worst offense in the league. The Jets were averaging 15 points per game (32nd in the league) and they held them to just three points. It could have been much worse for NY if the Hawks were able to come away with the three gift-wrapped interceptions that Sam Darnold bounced off of the hands Jamal Adams, Ugo Amadi and a combo of K.J. Wright and Poona Ford.
Either way, holding any NFL team to just three points is reason to feel very good, although it should be pointed out that NY missed three field goals. Even if those kicks had been converted, it still would have been a blowout.
What does this win mean going forward against better competition? Not much. The Jets showed why they are winless. They’re a terrible team. But this is a game that can take some of the pressure off of the Seahawks after an ugly loss to the Giants. It’s a feel-good win that they desperately needed.
The Groz – 710 ESPN Seattle host emeritus
The Seahawks followed up one of their worst performances of the season with easily their best in humiliating the New York Jets 40-3. The Jets are winless and were coming off their best effort of the season in a last-play loss to the Raiders, but they were never in this one.
The Seahawks’ ease of victory was surprising despite the Jets’ record. These teams weren’t close in any aspect of the game. Special notice to both of Seattle’s offensive and defensive lines, which were completely dominant.
For Seattle, the easy win off of a bad loss is certainly encouraging moving forward, and it looked as though the team was truly having fun after being through a pressure cooker of a week.
A word about the Jets: pathetic. A reminder that life is not the same in most places in the NFL and Seahawks fans have had it good for a while now.
Interesting game next week against Washington, but a week to breathe a sigh of relief, enjoy a laugher and be grateful you’re not a Jets fan.
Paul Gallant – Danny and Gallant
There’s nothing better than sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying your favorite team slowly dismember an inferior opponent.
I’ve been waiting for a blowout since I started covering the Seahawks last season. A complete game, with thorough domination throughout. This one got so out of hand that Geno Smith was taking snaps with a couple of minutes left in the THIRD quarter.
Thank goodness for the New York Jets, the ultimate slump-buster. They don’t do anything well. Kicker Sergio Castillo, who missed three field goals, was the perfect symbol of this wretched team. I’d be shocked if New York is able to win any of its last three games.
It was great to see Seattle’s defense dominate without Carlos Dunlap. Yes, it’s the Jets. But Sam Darnold (sacked three times) was running for his life often and rarely found open receivers. And when he did find them, guys like Breshad Perriman (two drops) couldn’t catch the football.
Offensively, the Seahawks were close to perfect. Russell Wilson made a bad decision with his lone interception but was moving around and making incredible throws on the run the rest of the game. He had a lot of success finding DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett in the intermediate, something I hope the Hawks continue to attack. And on the ground, both Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde looked like they put their injury issues behind them. Unfortunately, it looks like right tackle Brandon Shell suffered yet another injury. Per Pete Carroll, he tweaked his ankle a few times.
When the Seahawks play a bad team, I expect a dominant victory – yes, even knowing that Seattle has a bad habit of playing down to the opposition. Thankfully that didn’t happen Sunday. And hopefully it won’t happen again. Great W.