As a team who resides in the AFC North, news on the NFC West isn’t considered the most discussed news when it comes to the black-and-gold. So, with an already unfamiliar foe coming to Heinz Field in Week 2, I asked Field Gulls, SB Nation’s Seattle Seahawks website, editor Kenneth Arthur if he could list one player who he thought could impact the game, but isn’t being talked about much.
His answer was two-pronged, check it out:
For what it’s worth, watch D.K. Metcalf. People are talking about him in Seattle constantly because he’s a rookie receiver with phenomenal size and speed, so maybe he doesn’t qualify, but watch him. He had a great Week 1 game and it’ll be interesting to see the follow-up. I’m very sure he’s going to have growing pains this year. In a road game against the Steelers, I hope this weekend isn’t a pain.
But as far as no one’s talking about, I’ll nominate Rasheem Green. He was a third round pick in 2018 out of USC, a defensive end, and he was only 20 at the time of the draft. He did very little last season and he didn’t impress that much in training camp or preseason either, but he had over 50 snaps in Week 1 vs the Bengals. That’s in part because Ziggy Ansah was out, but I’d like to see how much Pete Carroll trusts him when Ziggy is in.
I mean, nobody’s talking about him -- and they might continue to not talk about him. We’ll see. Without two starting defensive tackles this week, the Seahawks need as much d-line help as possible.
I have to be honest, when we hosted Brandan Shulze, podcaster for Field Gulls, for our podcast the Standard is the Standard, he was reading a long list of players Steelers fans should keep their eyes on in Week 2, and I didn’t know many of them other than Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett and now Jadaveon Clowney.
The Legion of Boom might be gone, but this Seahawks team will be no easy win for the Steelers in their first home game in 2019. The one thing the Steelers have going for them is in two games played between the Steelers and Seahawks, Seattle has yet to score a point. Two games, zero points scored.
Let’s hope the Steelers can continue this streak in Week 2.