Seahawks vs Steelers: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s huge win

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Nov 29, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) celebrates against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

3. Kris Richard is in over his head

Coordinator changes are part of having success in the NFL. Go to 2 straight Super Bowls, and guys like Dan Quinn are going to be given head coaching jobs.

Unfortunately, the Seahawks are learning that top assistant coaches are not simply plug and play. Kris Richard hasn’t been an adequate replacement.

Richard had no game plan to stop Pittsburgh’s passing attack. Pittsburgh had 480 passing yards and four touchdowns.

Seattle’s defense gave up 9 catches for 201 yards to Marcus Wheaton. That’s a WR who hadn’t broken 100 yards in any game in his career.

Richard loves to scheme guys away from their strengths. Opposing teams aren’t fooled, and the result is all too often a big play for the other team.

This win belongs to Russell Wilson, Darrel Bevel and Seattle’s offense. The defense needs to get things fixed.

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