Looks like Romo had some big numbers on the rookie...
SEATTLE - Kelly Jennings initially offered a routine, bland answer when asked how his first NFL game went, as if he had played 100 pro football games.
"It went all right," Jennings said late Saturday after he was part of the Seahawks' sloppy, 13-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in their exhibition opener. "I've got some stuff I need to work on."
But his tone of voice suggested more. Then Seattle's No. 1 draft choice began sounding like the early college graduate and owner of two degrees that he is.
He also sounded like the rookie the Cowboys burned four times for 79 yards passing in the second and third quarters. Receivers repeatedly sprinted down the sidelines, stopped and then turned behind Jennings to catch intentionally underthrown balls from Dallas quarterback Tony Romo.
"I've got to work on the underthrown fade route," Jennings said, peeling off the veneer. "Instead of turning into the ball, I need to turn into the receiver and then find the ball, go through the man to get to the ball."
Coach Mike Holmgren said he was "disappointed" at the sloppiest exhibition opener he could remember in his eight Seattle seasons.