Seahawks need to embrace the chaos of the no-huddle offense
By Lee Vowell
Don’t worry about what you think you should do and do what you need to do, Seahawks!
What makes Russell Wilson a great quarterback? His ability to create greatness from chaos. Wilson is chaos when he is playing well. Or when he has time to play well.
The problem with 2016 was that Wilson was so injured because of his terrible offensive line not being able to block oncoming pass rushers. This caused Wilson to simply become a dropback passer. Wilson is still good in that role, but he is not great. Wilson’s ability simply screams, “Let me go, coach!” Let Wilson be Wilson.
And how does this happen? Chaos. Darrell Bevell, please unleash Wilson’s inner self. Run the hurry-up two minute offense most of the game.
One reason opposing defenses get to Wilson, they have time to line up and get set and, well…go. Maybe it seems counter-intuitive to say the Seahawks should go faster on offense. Would this not tire out the defense even more by being on the field more?
Well, Seattle took their time on offense for the most part against the Packers and still left the defense on the field for 39 minutes. This isn’t, We need to play calmly and think about what might happen if the offense cannot sustain drives. My point is about scoring points. The Seahawks need to create stress for the defense they are facing. Wilson can be crazy and manic and should be unpredictable. By Seattle having him lineup and take time only helps other teams.
Or as Wilson said this week, “I think it tires down the defense and makes it tough for their calls. Really, the past five, six years we’ve been able to execute in those 2-minute drives very, very well.”
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Isn’t it finally time the Seahawks embrace their weirdness. Seattle is not like other teams. They are better. They just have to use their real talent to show they are.