Rookie Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has proven to Head Coach Pete Carroll that he doesn't need to manage games anymore. Carroll feels it's about time to open up the playbook and let his young signal caller fly.
Wilson has a passer rating of 63.6, 2071 yards and 17 touchdowns against 8 interceptions, so he's shown he's ready for more duties.
Carroll talked about how the offense has grown to the point the coaching staff feels thay can call any play with confidence according to Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times.
"We don't have any restrictions now," said Carroll, who admitted earlier this season to keeping a lid on the offense. "I think (Wilson) has proven that he is ready to go, and I have felt like this for about a month.
I've felt like this for longer than today, and we've seen him just continue to do really good things. There's no reason not to count on him to continue to do that. I don't think he has some issue that is lurking out there. I think he can handle it.
"The problem he's got is that he's got the Chicago Bears, and they can create a bunch of problems."
"Right now, we need to do whatever we have to do to win a game," he said. "It's really cool that we're feeling that way, and I look back last week, and there were other chances where we could've thrown the ball a little bit more, and we really thought we were going to win this football game with the way we were playing it and making sure we didn't give them a chance to win it.
By the way he was playing, and you look back, and he completes 16 in a row and all of that, there was no reason not to keep throwing it.
"We're in good shape in that sense. We're going to run the offense and try to beat this team and do all of the things it takes."