More bad things
The good thing is that the offensive line still looks better than last year. The bad thing is that it is still missing Brian O’Neill who is recovering from surgery and Pat Elflein still doesn’t look like the bruising blocker he was during his rookie year. But hopes are those things will change with time.
Speaking of the offensive line, ball security has to be addressed. Following the rookie teasing for the amount that he sweats, a fumble on a snap didn’t seem as amusing. That is something that fans have to hope is an anomaly or gets worked out before the season starts.
On the topic of ball security, Sean Mannion‘s pick-six could have cost the team the game. Facing some pressure, he threw the ball where he thought his receiver would be, only to put it right into the waiting arms of DeShawn Shead, who took it 88 yards the other way for a score. When you get that deep into enemy territory, you need to come away with points.
Here are some other things that weren’t great from the game.
- Rookie linebacker Cameron Smith had a clear path to Seahawks quarterback Paxton Lynch for a sack but whiffed big time on an embarrassing play he likely wishes he could have to do over again.
- It’s preseason and you want to make a play, but sometimes it’s better not to if it puts you in danger. Bisi Johnson decided not to wave for a fair catch. near the end of the second quarter…and got speared Roman Reigns style for his efforts.
- The third quarter of the game saw a play where the ball was ripped out of the hands of a Seattle ball carrier and bounced around on the turf for what felt like forever. There were several missed opportunities from Vikings players to recover it, but the Seahawks eventually got it back.
What were some things you liked from the Minnesota Vikings game in Week 2 of the preseason against the Seattle Seahawks? And what did you not like? Let us know in the comments section below!