Seahawks Instant Reaction: Seattle Sports on 39-32 loss to Saints

Oct 9, 2022, 2:15 PM

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Seahawks again were able to put points on the board with Geno Smith under center, but Seattle’s defense again had too many issues in a 39-32 Week 5 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

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As we do after each Hawks game, we have collected the instant reactions of the voices of Seattle Sports for you to read here. Remember, this is just a sampling of what they’ll have to say Monday on the air beginning with Brock and Salk at 6 a.m. and The Pete Carroll Show with the Seahawks head coach at 9:30.

Brock Huard – Brock & Salk (6-10 a.m.)

Geno Smith and the Seahawks offense were supposed to be the problem in 2022. Five games in, the PROBLEM is a defense that cannot stop the run, fails to communicate and continues to give up explosive plays and touchdowns at an alarming rate.

While Shane Waldron has found his footing offensively putting his group in a position for success, Clint Hurt is hurting and struggling to do the same.

Stacy Rost – Bump and Stacy (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

The Seahawks were on the wrong side of some bad calls in their loss to the Saints Sunday, but their defense had a bigger hand in their loss than anything else.

I get that bad or tough calls from refs can sway a game. And you could argue that the Seahawks could’ve been awarded another touchdown (one that was negated by a holding call on rookie tackle Charles Cross) but Seattle’s offense still put up 32 points. Most of the time that’ll be enough to win the game. But it wasn’t this week, and it wouldn’t have been last week, because the Seahawks are still fielding a defense that’s giving up way too many points and way too many explosive plays. They allowed over 430 yards of total offense and over 100 rushing yards from both Alvin Kamara and Taysom Hill.

That feeling of frustration and anger you’ve got after this one? That’s probably because this was a game Seattle could’ve won. The Seahawks were the third-most penalized team heading into this week and didn’t help themselves with 12 penalties today. They also cost themselves a pair of touchdowns on two turnovers.

The good: Tariq Woolen had another interception and Ken Walker scored his first NFL touchdown, which is more promising news from Seattle’s 2022 rookie class, but all eyes will be on Rashaad Penny’s injury coming out of this game. If the defense continues to struggle, the offense will need to be at their best — and having Penny makes that easier.

Dave Wyman – Wyman and Bob (2-7 p.m.)

And here’s what former NFL linebacker and current Seahawks analyst Dave Wyman had to say after calling Sunday’s loss.

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