The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Oakland Raiders in what will be a “prove-it” game for the second, third and even fourth string units for each squad.
With cut day less than 48 hours away, many players will be playing tonight with their NFL career on the line as the two teams look to pare their roster from 90 to 53.
“This is a game of opportunity for a lot of young guys,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “They have really their final shot with us to play their ball, show where they fit and belong here and in other spots around the league. We have a really nice roster of guys and it’s really competitive. There’s a lot of battles waged here again this week and this Thursday night that are going to be important for the future for the Seahawks and for these players. We are going to respect it and honor the heck out of it and give these guys a great chance to be ready to play and then play and get their ops and show where they belong. It’s a big deal.”
That creates a nearly uncountable number of storylines to choose from for tonight’s game, but I narrowed it down to three things in particular I will be watching closely – as it could provide clarity on some of Seattle’s very difficult upcoming roster decisions.