Seattle Seahawks Preseason: Lofa Tatupu and Co. Are About Big Plays

August 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Seahawk defense looks a lot better with Lofa Tatupu in the lineup, and Mansfield Wrotto didn’t seem to be the main reason the Seahawk offense was so bad, but the Seahawks got a good idea of where they stand after a 24-13 loss to Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings.
The defense gave up some big plays against Favre, but Seattle made some big plays of its own—including an 86-yard interception return for a touchdown by rookie safety Earl Thomas and a goal-line stand.
In his first game since a torn pectoral muscle ended his 2009 season after only five games and a hamstring injury cost him most of this preseason, Tatupu made an impact— even if his plays didn’t always count.
On the second drive, he tipped a pass the Hawks should have picked off (Thomas dropped it). Later, Tatupu blitzed Favre and caused a fumble on the sack (the Vikes recovered), but that play was offset by an illegal contact penalty against Will Herring.
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