Three reasons Seahawks may not reach potential in 2020
By Lee Vowell
Back to the norm
Close games kind of stink. While it is fantastically thrilling as a fan, if your team ends up winning, great. If they lose, it feels like a heart attack emotionally and then a waste of time that you watched when reviewing it in the future. In 2019, the Seahawks were ridiculously successful after trailing at halftime of games and then becoming victorious.
What Seattle did in 2019 is not sustainable. Seattle likes to play close to the vest in the first quarter. And the second quarter. And well, heck, even the third quarter. But when it comes to the fourth quarter it is time to unleash Russell Wilson and complete chaos!
Why not unleash chaos earlier? Maybe let Russ cook? If the Seahawks were to uncage the beast that is Wilson earlier in the game, there could be drawbacks. Wilson would be hit more as his line basically stinks every year (more on that in a minute). Wilson’s turnovers would likely go up (again, he’d be under pressure more).
But a more aggressive Seahawks offense is needed because no team can expect to consistently fall behind at halftime in more than half the games in a season (Seattle trailed 10 times at halftime in 2019 and still won 11 games) and still make the playoffs. Seattle needs to get early leads in 2020 and try to hold on to them.