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Seahawks Mock Game Recap: Drew Lock, Tariq Woolen have good showings

Seahawks Mock Game Recap: Drew Lock, Tariq Woolen have good showings

The Seattle Seahawks had their annual intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday at Lumen Field, with about 7,000 fans in attendance (simultaneous with the Mariners’ victory over the Angels at T-Mobile Park, mind you). Seattle’s Navy Blue team beat the Action Green team by a score of 17-13, but the score is far less important than the players’ performance.

Both Drew Lock and Geno Smith got to lead the first and second team fouls, with Jacob Eason having a seemingly highly forgettable cameo leading the third team players. It seems that 1s vs. 1s didn’t come out and some of that wasn’t practical anyway due to players being sidelined with an injury.

Unofficially, Lock was 19/27 and Smith was 11/20. Both quarterbacks led touchdown drives in their respective opening series (albeit against second team defenses). Rashad Penny and Kenneth Walker both completed goals by getting into the end zone. Here’s a glimpse of Walker and that ability to cut out so fast.

Lock did throw a touchdown pass to Cody Thompson later in the day (more on that later). He also threw a nice addition to Dareke Young in the seventh round, and here’s a look at that highlight.

Geno’s day started warm but cooled down considerably as the afternoon wore on, but at his better times he clearly had a good rhythm with DK Metcalf.

Rookie tackle Abe Lucas got the start with the 1s, with presumptive leader to take that right tackle spot Jake Curhan playing as the left tackle with the 2s. Everyone else expected to be a starter — Charles Cross, Damien Lewis, Austin Blythe and Gabe Jackson — got first-team action today.

Now I have to reveal that Field Gulls was not present at this game and the live stream the Seahawks had was from the warm-ups only, so our eyes and ears were essentially the experienced beat reporters in attendance. The name that came up repeatedly in defense was rookie CB Tariq Woolen, who was “beaten” for a touchdown by Thompson, but apparently it was some pretty crazy action.

But he had some other bright moments!

Of course, with virtually no tackling and the fact that this is just a scrimmage, don’t read too much about what happened this afternoon. Unfortunately we had one injury and that was an elbow problem for LJ Collier, and at the moment there are no updates on his status.

The Seattle preseason kicks off August 13 at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT with the Pittsburgh Steelers. And before we close this, a hello to Richard Sherman!