Quality protection finally gives Jackson time

With a little more than a week until the start of the regular season, the Seattle Seahawks made a timely discovery in their final preseason game Thursday night at CenturyLink Field:

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Pass protection.

Of course, it didn’t hurt that the Hawks were playing an Oakland Raiders team that had accumulated only four sacks in their first three preseason games.

Still, it allowed starting Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson his first chances of the preseason to operate without imminent peril. Jackson led two good drives in the first period, completing five of seven passes for 88 yards. His one interception, though, came deep in Oakland territory to short-circuit an early drive.

Jackson had been dumped seven times in the first three games, but he went mostly untouched Friday.

“We worked hard all week trying to correct some things that had been wrong with communication,” left tackle Tyler Polumbus said.

via Quality protection finally gives Jackson time | Seattle Seahawks – The News Tribune.