Seahawks Mailbag: Week 1 Surprises, Booing & More

Seahawks Mailbag: Week 1 Surprises, Booing & More

The Seahawks are 1-0 after a wild Monday night win over the Denver Broncos, and now they have a quick turnaround before their Week 2 game in Santa Clara

The Seahawks are 1-0 after a wild Monday night win over the Denver Broncos, and now they have a quick turnaround before their Week 2 game in Santa Clara

Like just about everyone else, I'll go with Denver's decision to attempt a 64-yard field goal late in the game rather than go for it on fourth-and-5. 

Like just about everyone else, I'll go with Denver's decision to attempt a 64-yard field goal late in the game rather than go for it on fourth-and-5. 

The stage seemed to be set for Russell Wilson to potentially pull of his specialty—a fourth quarter comeback—for his new team while facing his former team, but with more than a minute still on the clock

The stage seemed to be set for Russell Wilson to potentially pull of his specialty—a fourth quarter comeback—for his new team while facing his former team, but with more than a minute still on the clock

the Broncos let the clock run down, called time out, then attempted what would have been tied for the second longest field goal in NFL history, at sea level, outdoors and into the end of Lumen Field known for late-game chaos.

the Broncos let the clock run down, called time out, then attempted what would have been tied for the second longest field goal in NFL history, at sea level, outdoors and into the end of Lumen Field known for late-game chaos.

As for who surprised me, I would point to Geno Smith, not because I didn't think he would play well, but against a really good Broncos defense, there's no way to expect a quarterback starting the game 12 for 12 and going 17 for 18 in the first half.

As for who surprised me, I would point to Geno Smith, not because I didn't think he would play well, but against a really good Broncos defense, there's no way to expect a quarterback starting the game 12 for 12 and going 17 for 18 in the first half.

Having watched Smith practice for three-plus years, I'm not surprised that, given his chance, he is playing well, but I'd be lying if I said I saw that kind of first half coming.

Uchenna Nwosu is another player who enjoyed a strong camp and preseason, but like Smith's game, it would have been difficult to predict Nwosu having that big of an impact in his Seahawks debut, recording a sack, seven tackles, a pass defensed, and most notably, a forced fumble at the goal line.