Hawk Talk highlights: Assessing the Seahawks’ opener

Sep 9, 2014, 3:50 PM | Updated: 4:00 pm
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Highlights from the latest edition of “Hawk Talk” with Danny O’Neil:

AlanD asked how defensive linemen Jordan Hill and Cassius Marsh looked against Green Bay.

O’Neil: I spent a fair amount of time watching this on Monday night, and I’ve got mixed opinions. Neither played all that much. Neither got all that much pressure. I thought that Cassius Marsh’s quickness came through.

Austin asked the same question about Bruce Irvin.

O’Neil: You know what, people were hating on him, but I thought he looked really good. He played less than one-third of the defensive snaps. He was only in at defensive end. He drew a holding call, and he looked lightning fast.

Steve asked how right tackle Justin Britt fared against Green Bay, noting that his performance earned strong grades from Football Outsiders.

O’Neil: I think that Football Outsiders “evaluations” of linemen and cornerbacks should be taken with an incredibly large grain of salt. That said, I thought Justin Britt did a really, really good job. He’s got a mean streak in him.

AlanD noted that the Seahawks must have high hopes for tight end Cooper Helfet to keep him on their 53-man roster despite his injury.

O’Neil: I thoroughly endorse that sentiment, and honestly, I’m surprised. I expected Seattle to be searching for a different No. 3 tight end off the waiver wire.

Lincoln believes the Cardinals will beat the Seahawks in Arizona this season.

O’Neil: Carson Palmer’s still their quarterback, right? And Darnell Dockett is hurt, Daryl Washington is suspended and Karlos Dansby is in Cleveland? OK then.

Belfasthawk asked about the internal candidates if one or both of Seattle’s coordinators were to move on after this season, stating that he believes Tom Cable is a good fit in his current role as offensive-line coach and assistant head coach.

O’Neil: I don’t see Tom Cable moving from that position. He is in charge of the protections and the running game in this offense. I think Kris Richard is a rising candidate on the coaching staff.

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