Should Geno Smith’s displaying encourage hope for Seattle?

It was the quote of the evening. And simply possibly, will probably be the quote of the season.

“They wrote me off. I ain’t write back, though.”

Seahawks’ quarterback Geno Smith was feeling himself Monday evening. And rightfully so.

The 31-year-old quarterback, who’s at the moment at his fourth cease in six years, started the 2022 marketing campaign with a powerful bang, topping former Seahawks Tremendous Bowl signal-caller Russell Wilson from exacting vengeance towards his previous troupe in a nailbiting 17-16 win.

Smith’s passing accuracy performed a big half within the win. He missed the mark on simply 5 of his makes an attempt, finishing a stellar 23 of his 28 throws for 195 yards and two TDs — the one cases his group discovered the top zone all evening.

“As far as worrying about naysayers, anything like that, I don’t get into that type of stuff,” Smith mentioned Monday evening. “People can write you off, but life is about what you make it, and so I’ve just been blessed enough to be in the NFL for 10 years, and been working my butt off, and it’s a team game, and we got to win tonight as a team.”

Granted, Seattle’s protection performed a central function in its profitable effort as effectively. The legion held steadfast on two separate pink zone events, forcing fumbles on the objective line and holding the Broncos’ new-look offense to only one TD. 

However Smith was the star of the present, and his first efficiency of the season was a glimmer of hope for Seahawks followers who’ve been starved for achievement since Wilson’s heyday.

“He just hasn’t had the perfect opportunity for him to go out there and showcase what he really is able to do when he’s in full control of a football team or of an offense,” Seattle large receiver DK Metcalf mentioned of Smith after Monday’s win.

However not everybody was offered.

“The Carton Show’s” Craig Carton cautioned the “12th Man” to carry its horses earlier than placing substantial inventory into Smith.

“Geno Smith? We’re talking about Geno Smith like he’s the Second Coming of a good quarterback?! He’s not. In the second half of last night’s game, Geno Smith accounted for 31 yards, and the Seahawks got shut out. Now, if he was the Jets quarterback — which he used to be — yeah, that’s a great half of football! But he’s no longer the Jets quarterback. 

“I do not know if I see the world and sports activities simply otherwise than everyone else, however I feel I do, as a result of this coronation of Geno Smith’s play … it wasn’t excellent. Was he connecting the dots fairly effectively within the first half? Yeah, however he threw for 31 yards within the second half in a one-point sport, and so they acquired shut out. You need to cease the nonsense with Geno Smith being a superb quarterback!”

Seahawks defeat the Broncos in Russell Wilson’s return to Seattle

Craig Carton reacts to the Seahawks’ win, however questions the Geno Smith hype.

Smith and Seattle will get an opportunity to make extra magic Sunday in a division matchup with San Francisco. 

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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