Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Pull The Trigger! Headline: The solution is a QB change; the compromise is the Chiefs WR making Seattle’s offense better. The Seattle Seahawks need to do something for their defense, a defense that is the best in the NFL and could win a Super Bowl if given the opportunity. Since no one in management or on the coaching staff is willing to change their minds (a stubborn bunch), Russell Wilson will continue to start at QB for Seattle despite being an inadequate starter for this situation. Matt Flynn is a much better option for this team. His ability to hit the open receiver downfield and within 10 yards would increase this team’s ability to move the chains, maintain possession, and increase the rest time for the defense before unleashing them on unworthy opponents. The Seahawks held the ball for just under 28 minutes Thursday night, if they can learn to hold onto the ball as teams with fantastic defenses do, they will win more games. Regardless of who is under center for the Hawks, the time of possession stat is a black cloud over the team. New England had the ball 8 more minutes than the Seahawks, Green Bay 8 as well. Escaping with wins in that type of a game is an aberration, not something worth getting used too. Time Of Possession In the two games Seattle handled the best this season, wins over Dallas and Carolina (Yes, the Carolina score was close, but Seattle was in control of Cam Newton and the Panthers offense throughout), the Hawks held the ball for +10 minutes over the Cowboys and +14 over the Panthers. With that kind of offensive efficiency, this team can thrive. Since Coach Compete will not replace Wilson with a more efficient Flynn, the front office is going to need to make a move they have avoided with Pete Carroll at the helm. This team needs to make a mid-season trade The Seahawks need to make a mid-season trade for Bowe Rarely, if ever, is there a quality, pro-bowl caliber WR on the market this close to the trade deadline (moved from week 6 to week 8 this year). Kansas City WR Dwayne Bowe is unhappy with his current club, and could excel with a new team and playoff aspirations. Despite a 1-5 record, the Chiefs have not led a game in regulation this season. Poor QB play and no talks of a contract extension have forced Bowe to request a one-way ticket out of KC. Early in Bowe’s career, the WR struggled with dropped passes, driving the Arrowhead faithful crazy. Seattle is not shy to the dropped pass, as they seem to collect veteran wide receivers that love dropping passes until they leave the great northwest (cough, Deion Branch, cough). The book on Bowe Bowe has decreased his drop totals the last three years, and this year he is below the top-20 in the AFC. Bowe’s ability to get open wherever he is on the field, whether that be going deep, crossing the middle, or short routes are run with precision and his giant hands give bad QB’s a better chance at a completion. Over Bowe’s 5.5-year career, he has averaged 5 catches/game. In 2010, he scored 15 touchdowns for a 4-12 team. This player can excel in Seattle for 4-5 years and will allow everyone else on the WR depth chart to gain confidence as the second or third option rather than being relied on as Wilson’s only read. What transpired in the New England game will not happen again for the Seahawks, the 49ers took away the deep ball and so will everyone else. Marshawn Lynch can only do so much. Make this trade quickly Seattle, or the Miami Dolphins will. That will make week 12 in Miami incredibly bitter, knowing what could have been. Halation CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE AT NWSB! © Jeff Budke for North West Sports Beat, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Follow NWSB on Twitter or join US on Facebook for real-time updates OR... | Share This on Twitter | Share NWSportsBeat.com on Facebook Post tags: Dwayne Bowe, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Flynn, NFL Gossip, NFL Trades, Pete Carroll, Russel Wilson, Seahawks Blog, Seahawks News, seahawks rumors, seattle, Seattle Seahawks
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Wolves trade Corey Brewer to the Rockets

Yankees trade Prado to Marlins for Eovaldi in 5-player deal

Brandon Browner fined $8K for throwing Brandon Gibson to turf

Report: Sharper, NFLers called spiked drinks 'horny juice'

Rex Ryan: My wife could coach Tom Brady

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jim Harbaugh won in laser tag by 'hunting' 10-year-old kid

Eddie Lacy is ‘very blind,’ refuses to wear goggles

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

NFL scouts not in love with Amari Cooper?

Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

It is not Chip Kelly's fault if Eagles miss playoffs

Video: Swaggy P elbows Steven Adams in throat, gets ejected

Video: Grizzlies buy car for assistant who had his stolen

Video: LeBron takes pass to the face from Dion Waiters

New video of Ray Rice incident emerges

President Obama calls James Franco “James Flacco”

NBA games of the weekend: Rondo's Dallas debut, Bulls-Grizz

Tuscaloosa students will have two days off if Bama plays in National Championship

Brady scares the **** out of his teammates celebrating

Longhorn Network’s yule log? Five hours of BEVO

Will a Chiefs WR finally catch a TD in Week 16?

Jon Lester and the Cubs

The Toronto Raptors reveal their new logo

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Jon Lester and the Cubs

Report: NFL players used 'horny juice'

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Phelps gets probation for DUI

NFL coaches on hot seat in Week 16

The Roy Williams-Terrell Owens horse collar turns 10

Most underpaid NFL players in 2014

Gronk jokes about Brady compliment

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Impact of U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.