The Raiders are 0-3, the Seahawks 3-0 and it couldn’t be more irrelevant. Both teams will likely sit their biggest stars and much of the game will be contested by players who will be among the 1,100 players who will be unemployed by Saturday night as teams cut their rosters from 90 to 53.
“We’ll get our last look at guys we have to make decisions on,” Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said. “That’s really what the last game ends up being about … we understand the challenges we’ll face with this schedule that we have starting on the road in Tennessee … the bottom line is we’re going to be very diligent in finishing our preparation this week.”
Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Thursday, August 31
7:00 p.m. PT
KTVU/KICU (Bay Area)
KVVU (Las Vegas)
Play-by-play: Beth Mowins
Color Analysts: Matt Millen
Sideline: Nicole Zaloumis, John Tournour “JT The Brick”
What we learned last Friday is that Rees Odhiambo is the next great left tackle. Kind of joking. He was pretty good in his first start in preseason actually. But not great. Not yet.
The fact is, many presumed starters for both the Seahawks and the Raiders may not play on Thursday. This is the last preseason game for each. Both teams have probably pretty much figured out who’s going to make their respective rosters. If either of the head coaches are like, “Who is that player?” they pretty much shouldn’t be head coaches in the NFL.
Will the Seahawks play against former running back Marshawn Lynch? Probably not. Lynch will most likely sit. The night before might be must-watch dinner, though. If Lynch and some of his former teammates get together.
So, I hope you like your Seahawks with a lot of Trevone Boykin and Austin Davis. That’s what you are going to get.