The Seahawks are facing a must win game this Sunday in their home opener. They can win, and will win. They just have to follow their plan.
I’ll admit that I’m the Pollyanna of the 12thManRising staff. I don’t see the glass as half full. I think you’ve got all you need to drink, and your glass is just too big. In other words, I’m still optimistic about the Seahawks season. They can beat the Cowboys in their home opener. Here’s how they’ll do it.
Seattle has had the blueprint for winning football all along this season. For whatever reason they chose not to follow it. It’s as simple as running the ball. It’s been established that the Seahawks abandoned the run in their first two games. Their offensive game plan against the Bears was, for lack of a better term, truly offensive. So why do I still have confidence in the team?
Frankly, I can’t believe that Pete Carroll could watch his team fail to carry out the overall plan for the third straight game. Why did Carroll want to “take some shots” down the field in the third quarter in Chicago? I have no idea. Why did he let Chris Carson get “gassed” playing special teams, so that Carson had no carries in the second half? Sorry, no clue.
Seahawks can’t possibly blow their own gameplan again
I have to believe that Carroll won’t repeat that mistake. The offense has been, let’s say, problematic. As virtually everyone who covers the Seahawks has written, the defense was fine against the Bears. Bobby Wagner will be back in the lineup for Sunday’s game, which will certainly give Seattle a boost. Special teams have been solid as well.
So the blueprint: run the ball consistently. You can’t sack a quarterback who isn’t dropping back to pass. When you go an entire quarter without even attempting a run, defensive lines tend to ignore those pesky running backs. Yes, Seattle has had the blueprint all along. They just haven’t followed it.
I’ll be the less practical person, and believe that the coaching staff will finally pay attention to their own gameplan. I see Wilson playing more efficiently with a decent run game. The Seahawks will take their first step to turning the season around with a 31-20 win over the Cowboys,