Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/22/12
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
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