A win to start the preseason!

Aug 11, 2011, 8:15 PM

I feel the Seahawks got pretty much what they wanted out of their first preseason game.

A win for one, but more importantly, some real game action where they got a long look at a lot of players.

The young guys certainly got a chance to shine and coming through were Josh Portis and Thomas Clayton for sure.

After a shaky start, Portis ended 5-9 with TD pass and QB rating of 117.4. Clayton beat up a few linebackers on his way to 16 carries for 62 yards and a 25 yd td run.

The defense put up a number of quality stops, including a forced fumble and recovery.

Charlie Whitehurst had a good game as the #2 QB, and starter Tavaris Jackson didn’t get to play much but showed some good signs for his first game.

Penalties were killing this team in the first half, and they allowed a couple sacks that derailed a drive.

But most encouraging is that the offense moved the ball nearly the entire game, piling up 22 first downs. That’s a very good sign.

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A win to start the preseason!