Geno Smith is the interesting story of Week 1, and rightly so. After seven mostly-substitute seasons, he justified Pete Carroll’s trust and helped propel the Seahawks to an upset victory. Is this version of Smith sustainable?
Smith’s final numbers were all the Seahawks could ask for: 23 out of 28 for 195 yards and two touchdowns. However, it is important to remember that most of his output is only half. In the second half, Smith was 6 out of 10 for 29 yards.
Seattle was committed to a more run-based approach when it was already in the lead, but Smith didn’t move the ball efficiently when he passed. That doesn’t take away from what Smith did in the first half, but the first nine years of his career showed the quarterback we saw in the second half closer to reality.