It's funny how one week can change a perspective so thoroughly.â†µ
After last week's stunning beat down of San Francisco, fellow SB Nation Seattle writer Brian Floyd and I each marveled at the play of the defensive secondary - particularly oft-maligned cornerback Kelly Jennings, who, for the first time in three years, actually appeared as if he belonged on an NFL field with solid coverage and better-than-expected run support.â†µ
In that light, I'd like to thank Jennings for reminding us all that he actually is who we thought he was. (OK, I apologize for that tired punchline. But it seems appropriate.)â†µ
Jennings was back to his old self on Sunday, being discarded like the paper weight he is by more physical receivers, tripping over his own feet, and failing to locate the ball in the air in the few instances he actually was in position. Rookie Demaryius Thomas - who, incidentally, didn't catch a single pass in the opener - made the third-year corner look positively awful.â†µ
With two years of evidence that tells us Kelly Jennings isn't good, it's probably wise that we remember that. I'm also not against chalking up his Week 1 performance to Alex Smith. (Hey, he's gotten blamed for everything else ...)â†µ
And I'll continue to shake my head at trading away Josh Wilson for a future guy who might or might not even make the team.