Seahawks show defensive depth in 20 to 7 win .

With defensive veterans Damien Robinson,Randall Godfrey, KenLucas, Chad Eaton, John Hilliard , Norman Hand, Norris McCleary,Lamar King, Anton Palepoi, Isaiah Kacyvenski, and Rock Bernard all sitting out because of various ailments, second string and new players were given a chance to showcase their talents during Saturday nights exhibition game against the San Diego Chargers.


For Rookies Ken Hamlin  and Marcus Trufant  the opportunity  could  not be wasted.

Trufant started at  Right Cornerback and showed that he has the skills necessary to succeed in that position

In one stretch in the second quarter the Chargers  attempted two consecutive passes to Wide Receiver  Terry Charles. Trufant was covering  Charles and both passes were incompletes

" I think I just  came into  the game trying to be focused , trying not to look at it as a preseason game, but an opportunity  to get better. I" Trufant said of  Saturday's night's game.


Hamlin started  for the injured Damien Robinson  and played a solid game with  no visible mistakes.

The Seahawks defense allowed  San Diego  just 73yards passing  and 23 yards rushing in the first half.


Head Coach Mike Holmgren was pleased with the play of his young players," I thought they did fine. But Hamlin, that's why he's a defensive back, and not a wide receiver, because he dropped that ball, that's what I told him. He and Marcus were fine. They played a lot. We had so many guys that we left back in Cheney on defense, that we had to play some of the youngin's a little more than we had originally planned. We had 3 defensive lineman that played pretty much the whole game inside, so they're going to be real tired tonight. I applaud their effort. They did a great job."


Game Notes:

Linebacker Orlando Huff  injured his knee and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Free Safety Terreal Bierria had the defenses only interception of the game , while Marcus Bell recovered a Seth  Buford  to record the  defenses only fumble. Top Stories