SAN DIEGO -- Even though it was an exhibition opener, the Seattle Seahawks looked like a team worthy of big expectations.
"I think you saw a little bit of what the Seahawks are," said Quinn, signed in the offseason after spending last season with the Kansas City Chiefs. "An explosive team, a team that likes to have fun and is extremely aggressive on offense and defense, and extremely confident. Hopefully we can build off that."
Jackson won seven games for the Seahawks as their starting quarterback in 2011. He was traded to the Buffalo Bills during training camp last season when it became evident he would not win the starting job over Wilson and Matt Flynn. The Bills released Jackson earlier this summer and the Seahawks re-signed him.
"It's been a long time, but it was fun out there," Jackson said. "Guys have more experience and guys aren't making as many mistakes and are on the same page. It showed in practice and in the game."
"The guys who have been doing stuff in practice did it in the game. T-Jack and Brady both look good, look sharp in their minutes when they had stuff."
"It was one series and we got three points and you have to sustain that over four quarters, but it was certainly a good start," Rivers said. "You would like to keep going in the game, but certainly I am not as hard-headed now and I understand. You know you only get 10 or 12 plays and you want them to go so good."
"It was everything I expected and more," said Te'o, a second-round draft pick out of Notre Dame. "It was fun. I had first-game jitters in the beginning. As the plays went on, you kind of settle in. You just start playing football. It was good for all of us to get out there."
"They played hard and that is what we want to establish here," McCoy said. "It was a typical first preseason game. You get the starters in there and you pretty much know what to expect from them. And then you get going through the rotation of the game and it was an opportunity for a lot of young players to step up. We've got a long way to go."
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