The Seahawks’ quarterback competition will continue to heat up this weekend with its first pre-season match against the Steelers.
But Lock does not appear outside of it and could push towards QB1 through the remainder of August. While head coach Pete Carol Smith described him as “steady and unyielding,” part of that stems from Smith’s being with the Seahawks since 2019. As Carroll said, the team already knew Smith.
Locking is a different story.
“I’m amazed at some of the things Drew does‘ said Carol, via Greg Bell News Tribune. “His movement. His natural ability. His ability to move and throw the ball with his feet in sometimes awkward positions to get the ball out, the speed of his release. I saw those things, but until I saw the person, I didn’t know.”
“He’s really talented. He has a lot of skills man and the game is easy for him in that sense. Physically, he can do all the throws, do moves, run with the soccer ball. We’ve seen him run a lot here and take off and go. So, he was kind of a complete package. Which was a surprise when I saw that he is well equipped. Now, it just comes down to the competition.”
Carroll said he would like to see elements of training carried over in the pre-season games for each of the signal callers.
“There are opportunities in the midfield position,” Carroll said. And if opportunities exist, how do they seize them? Do they come and do the play? Do they come in and score the big throw in the red, or maybe it’s in the bottom third or whatever. It probably hits someone deeply open.
“We’ll just have to wait and see. Then we’ll collect them.”
Luke has amassed a record 8 to 13 as a rookie with Denver over the past three seasons. Smith hasn’t started consistently since 2014 with the Jets, but he went to Seattle 1-2 last year when Russell Wilson He was out with a finger injury.
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