Seattle’s struggling offense
Big 4th Down call. Turning point for Seattle’s muted 2nd half performance.
Watch for my breakdown of Seattle’s offensive performance against the NFC West worst St. Louis Rams. I will look for the seminal play that epitomizes the struggles of Seattle’s offense. I’m not so impetuous as to abandon all hope in the current system. However, some adjustments need to be made. I’ll try to figure out just what those adjustments should be in an oversimplified format.
4th & 3 Ball on Green Bay 7. Not that
4th down play.
Follow the progression:
Pre-snap defense shows heavy pressure on Wilson’s left side.
Ball is snapped, inside slot receiver’s defender is starting to turn his hips. Safety’s still spying QB. TE isolated blocking, while rest of line “makes quick” with a seal block on right side of line, in unison.
Wide hole opened off-tackle right. Both defensive backs on either side of the safety now have their backs to the play. TE is making good work, blocking one-on-one. The 1st down mark is at the 4 just about where the right WR is located. It appears Wilson has already decided to pass. Though you can see solid protection to the right. It looks like he’s one-on-one with the safety.
Wilson backs up another yard. This make the safety’s job easier, as he’s specifically covering Wilson. Seattle’s offensive line is still doing a great “seal” job on the right. Heavy pressure is coming from the edge on Wilson’s left.
Now a different look.
How’s the saying go? You could drive a freight train through that hole. The problem here is that somewhere somebody on Seattle’s coaching staff must have forgot to tell Russell he shouldn’t have to get rid of the ball too soon. But by this moment, a frozen moment, the goal line has drifted out of sight.
Backing up, standing tall despite pressure coming quick from the left.
Seattle’s O-line is still holding their blocks.
Rumor has it, Seattle QB Russell Wilson is mobile.
The last 3 images were saved for last to leave a lasting impression of Seattle’s offensive line’s capabilities. It all starts up front.