Seahawks Report Card

<b>QUARTERBACK:</b> Matt Hasselback had a good game( 18-31-215 -1touchdown) and never stopped believing in his players despite dropped passes and a season high five sacks. &quot; I knew that there were plenty of people that were upset. I just tried to stay focused.&quot; Hasselbeck said of the dropped passes.<br> <b>Grade A</b>

RUNNIG BACKS: The Steelers 3-4 defense is non traditional by today's standards and extremely difficulty to run against. Coming into the game, the Steelers run defense was 5th in the league. Shaun Alexander (20-48yards 1 td) had a tough afternoon. Maurice Morris (3-47 yards) had a nice 43-yard run in the opening drive that resulted in a 36-yard field goal by Josh Brown. When the hole was there, the duo hit them.
Grade B

WIDE RECEVIERS: The unit had 4 receptions after one half due to a plethora of dropped passes. Darrell Jackson responded with 4 receptions, a touchdown in what many hope would be a character building 2nd half.

Koren Robinson and Bobby Engram must now follow suit in order for the offense to return to its highflying passing attack of last season's end. " You always have two halves in football, and four quarters to make up for those mistakes " Jackson said after the game
Grade B

TIGHT ENDS: Jerramy Stevens had a small case of the drops but did manage a 17 yard reception. Ituli Mili continues to become a vital part of the offense when called to do so. Mili had two catches for 21 yards.
Grade C

OFFENSIVE LINE: The unit gave up as season high five sacks and looked inconsistent at best. At times, the running backs had nowhere to run and others there were creases for them to squirt through.
Grade C-

DEFENSIVE LINE: Norman Hand injured his bicep during Pittsburgh's second play of the game and the unit kept Jerome Bettis and Amos Zereoue out of the end zone. While it might seem not seem like a big deal, it was only a year ago that Seattle's defensive line could not stop a runny nose. Lamar King saw his first action of the season and should give the team added depth.
Grade C+

LINEBACKERS: Arguably the units' finest hour was last Sunday's game. Chad Brown had four tackles to go with is two sacks. Brown played with reckless abandonment and inspiration. " Missing last week made me fresher both physically and mentally." Brown D.D. Lewis blocked a punt and Anthony Simmons was in the Steeler backfield and had several near tackles.
Grade A

SECONDARY: Clearly a work in progress. Damien Robinson started his first game of the season and showed he is up to the task if called upon to do so. Marcus Trufant gets better each week. Shawn Springs is looking like his old self again. Reggie Tongue had another good quiet game.
Grade B

SPECIAL TEAMS: A blocked punt, the first one since October 14th 2001and a three field goal day (26,46 and 36) by Josh Brown adds up to a great day for the special teams.
Grade A

OVERALL: The Seahawks are 6-2 and have not played their best game yet. Once again, the team found a way to win without playing a complete game. While that sounds promising and chic, it is important to remember that there are only eight games left in the season. Then again, if the team goes 6-2 in it is next eight games it would finish the season
12-4

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