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Drew Lock goes viral for funny gesture on sidelines

Drew Lock does a hand gesture

Drew Lock went viral on Sunday for an unintentionally funny gesture he made.

Lock’s Seattle Seahawks were trailing the Carolina Panthers 10-0 in the first quarter of their Week 14 game. Geno Smith threw deep down the left sideline for Noah Fant, but the pass went incomplete.

Lock, who is Seattle’s backup quarterback, seemed to want a pass interference call and was making a gesture for the officials to throw a flag.

Lock’s gestured may have been to request a flag, but it looked like something else that people found to be humorous.

Yes, Lock may have wanted his team to run a jerk route.

There was a flag on the play for defensive offsides, so Lock partially got his wish.

Seattle ended up losing at home 30-24.

ESPN’s Ryan Clark takes mean-spirited shot at Drew Lock

Ryan Clark on the ESPN set

Geno Smith beat out Drew Lock this offseason for the Seattle Seahawks’ Week 1 starting job, and no one rubbed Lock’s face in it harder than Ryan Clark.

During the “Monday Night Football” postgame show on ESPN, Clark went out of his way to celebrate the fact that Lock was on the sidelines while Smith was leading the Seahawks to a win over the Denver Broncos.

“As long as Drew Lock is standing in that place because Geno Smith is playing very well, that’s the best-case scenario for the Seattle Seahawks,” Clark said.

Even Scott Van Pelt knew that was uncalled for.

Smith was very efficient in Seattle’s 17-16 upset win over the Broncos. He completed 23-of-28 passes for 195 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Lock arrived in Seattle as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Wilson to the Broncos. He missed some time with an injury and did not get many chances to showcase his skills during the preseason. All he was doing on Monday night was enthusiastically cheering his teammates on when Clark decided to be a jerk.

Pete Carroll shares update on timeline for QB decision

Pete Carroll coaches the Seahawks

Dec 21, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts against the Los Angeles Rams in the second half at SoFi Stadium. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks have just over two weeks to decide on a starting quarterback for Week 1, and head coach Pete Carroll hinted over the weekend that they may use almost all of that time to determine whether Geno Smith or Drew Lock gets the job.

Lock was unable to play in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to COVID. Smith started for the second straight game and went 10/18 for 112 yards. The Seahawks were held scoreless while he was in the game. Carroll was asked on Sunday when he plans to name a starting quarterback, and he said he still wants to see Lock in action.

Based on everything Carroll has said, it seems like Lock has managed to gain ground in Seattle’s QB competition by not playing. Either way, Seahawks fans cannot be thrilled about entering the season with either Lock or Smith as their team’s starter.

Smith has the advantage of having been with Seattle the last two seasons. Though, he only has thrown 34 touchdowns compared to 37 interceptions during his career. Lock threw 25 touchdowns compared to 20 interceptions during his three NFL seasons with the Denver Broncos. Neither is likely to win many games this year.

Pete Carroll still eager to see Drew Lock in action

Drew Lock in a helmet

Aug 13, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock (2) looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Acrisure Stadium. The Steelers won 32-25. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Carroll is eager to see Drew Lock back in action.

Lock was set to start in Thursday’s preseason game between his Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the quarterback caught COVID and had to miss the game.

Geno Smith started instead for the second straight game. Smith went 10/18 for 112 yards, but the Seahawks were held scoreless while he was in the game. He was replaced by Jacob Eason, who played the rest of the game.

After the poor performance by Seattle’s No. 1 offense, Carroll said he was curious to see how Lock would do.

“I’m still curious to see how plays with us, yeah, I am. He’s done enough good things. He’s got some real stuff to him, and real exciting ability and play-making stuff,” Carroll said, via Gregg Bell.

Without playing, it seems like Lock gained ground in the Seahawks’ quarterback competition.

Although it will be interesting to see Lock in there once he recovers, the reality is the Seahawks are unlikely to do much winning this season, regardless of whether it’s Smith or Lock at quarterback.

Seahawks considering change at starting quarterback?

Pete Carroll coaches the Seahawks

Dec 21, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts against the Los Angeles Rams in the second half at SoFi Stadium. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Are the Seattle Seahawks considering making a change with their No. 1 quarterback spot? It seems like that may be the case.

The Seahawks are believed to have Geno Smith listed as their No. 1 QB on the depth chart. Smith has taken most of the repetitions in training camp with the No. 1 offense. They also started Smith in their first preseason game and then Drew Lock came in after him.

But Lock outplayed Smith in a recent mock game. Lock also played well in Seattle’s preseason game last week.

When team practice began on Tuesday, Lock apparently was the QB for the No. 1 offense.

That’s certainly notable.

Smith has the advantage of having been with Seattle the last two seasons. But he only has thrown 34 touchdowns compared to 37 interceptions during his career. Lock has thrown 25 touchdowns compared to 20 interceptions during his three NFL seasons with Denver.

Neither player seems like he will lead Seattle to a Super Bowl anytime soon, and both will probably get opportunities to start this season.

Pete Carroll gives update on Seahawks’ QB situation

Pete Carroll coaches the Seahawks

Dec 21, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts against the Los Angeles Rams in the second half at SoFi Stadium. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With Russell Wilson now calling Denver home, there will be a new starting quarterback under center for the Seattle Seahawks in 2022. But who will it be? Geno Smith, Drew Lock or another? Head coach Pete Carroll isn’t certain just yet, but admits that a clear leader continues to emerge.

Before taking a brief leave due to COVID-19, Carroll was very complimentary of all his quarterbacks. He did admit, however, that Smith had the early lead.

Now Carroll is back with the team and that hasn’t changed. With the preseason officially underway, Smith continues to head the pack.

“They keep doing stuff every day, and they’re making plays,” Carroll said of Smith and Lock, via Pro Football Talk. “They both make plays every day. I’m watching to see how it swings; if it goes heavy one way, heavy the other way. The guys are doing a nice job. We’re working hard to match up the reps with the guys that play up in front, and the receivers, we’re working to get that done, and that’ll happen, and you’ll see how it happens again tomorrow, how the reps are handed out, just so that we can make it a really even competition.

“Geno continues to be on top, he’s ahead, he’s been in the lead for all the obvious reasons, and he’s holding onto it and doing a really good job of battling. Both guys are communicating beautifully, they’re learning well, we don’t have any issues with anything we’re trying to do. There are no issues here where we have to ‘Oh, we can’t quite do this or that with this guy or that guy,’ it isn’t like that. They’re very talented arm-wise, and the ability to throw the ball down the field is there. So, let the games begin. Getting out there, now we’re in the middle of it, and we’ll see what happens.”

Smith’s experience and knowledge of the system has aided in his stranglehold on the starting job. His rapport with the players has also helped his bid.

“He’s just doing things right,” Carroll said. “He handles the system, he’s making the checks at the line of scrimmage, he’s able to control the protections and working with [center] Austin [Blythe], those guys are hitting it really well, and he’s just really talented. He’s made great throws every day.”

The potential for a Jimmy Garoppolo acquisition still looms, but Carroll seems more focused on what’s in house. And while the scale could shift throughout the preseason, the momentum very much remains on Smith’s side.

Drew Lock has fun with US Open tennis Twitter account

Drew Lock after a game

Dec 8, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) walks on the field after the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Lock had some fun on the 4th of July.

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback received some unwanted attention this weekend when he caught a stray Twitter barb. The US Open Tennis Twitter account jabbed Lock in response to a negative tennis tweet by a sports fan.

Lock decided to showed some good humor on Monday. He wished his Twitter followers a happy 4th and even shouted out the person running the US Open account.

Well played, Drew. Well played.

Lock is entering his fourth season in the NFL after being a second-round pick in 2012. He spent the last three seasons with Denver but is now a member of the Seahawks after being included in the Russell Wilson trade. Lock is looking to capture the starting QB job for Seattle.

DK Metcalf defends Drew Lock after US Open Tennis account roast

DK Metcalf without a helmet

Nov 8, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) walks off the field following the game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The US Open Tennis Twitter account went viral Saturday for a joke at the expense of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock. Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf came to Lock’s defense.

After ESPN’s SportsCenter account posted a highlight from Saturday’s Wimbledon match between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas, a Twitter user with the username “seahawksfan2314” replied to the tweet by saying tennis was “not a sport.” The US Open Twitter account had a savage response, but took an unnecessary shot at Lock in the process.

Metkalf, one of Lock’s new teammates, apparently didn’t like what he saw and responded to the US Open’s account.

“Aight Chill we get the point @usopen,” Metcalf tweeted.

The US Open Twitter account had a funny response to Metcalf that seemed like it was intended to defuse the situation.

“after reviewing your photo from before the draft… we agree,” the account wrote.

The the receiver’s muscular physique.

Metcalf has shown his support for Lock before, asking Metcalf’s followers to “chill on the Drew Lock slander” following the Russell Wilson trade.

Lock’s numbers in his three seasons with the Broncos weren’t great. He threw for 4,740 yards and 25 touchdowns to 20 interceptions in 24 games. Regardless, the Seahawks also seem to have Lock’s back, with head coach Pete Carroll offering up a big compliment to his potential starting quarterback.

US Open tennis account brutally roasts Drew Lock

Drew Lock after a game

Dec 8, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) walks on the field after the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Poor Drew Lock was the victim of a vicious burn from a very unexpected place on Saturday.

After ESPN’s SportsCenter account posted a highlight from Saturday’s Wimbledon match between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas, a Twitter user with the username “seahawksfan2314” responded by dismissing tennis as “not a sport.” This kind of barb would have gone ignored if not for the Twitter account of the US Open, which intervened quickly.

“Not a sport says the person about to watch 17 games of Drew Lock at QB,” the account wrote.

The response quickly went viral. That’s not just because of a Twitter account for a tennis tournament butting in like that, but because the burn was so targeted and vicious. Lock didn’t really deserve that.

For what it’s worth, the Seahawks appear to have some confidence in Lock, who will be tasked with taking over following Russell Wilson’s trade to Denver. That optimism is not shared by most of the general public, obviously.

Seahawks OC shares which QB is leading their competition

Pete Carroll coaches the Seahawks

Dec 21, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts against the Los Angeles Rams in the second half at SoFi Stadium. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks need to replace Russell Wilson, who was traded to the Denver Broncos this offseason, and there is no shortage of quarterbacks vying for that role. But offensive coordinator Shane Waldron believes one is out ahead of the rest.

While appearing on 93.3 KJR earlier this week, Waldron indicated that Geno Smith has an early edge over Drew Lock & Co.

“Right now, Geno has done such a good job of carrying over (the offensive principles from 2021). He already had a head start over Drew right there,” Waldron said, via the News Tribune.

Although Smith is edging out Lock early on, Waldron cautions that there’s still a long way to go.

“We have a long time to go. We are just in T-shirts and shorts right now, going against air. We have a long way to go to see where this competition (goes),” he added.

Lock is obviously the new guy in town and while his throwing sessions have left the coaching staff impressed, Smith’s chemistry with his teammates is a clear advantage.

“The thing you see of Geno is his connection with his teammates. At that position, that’s huge part of that,” Waldron said.

A lot can change between now and training camp — and then camp and the regular season — but early indications are that Smith may finally earn that elusive second chance as a starter.