Seahawks vs. Rams takeaways: Offense and defense both at fault for loss
The Seahawks have gone 1-3 in their last four games.
It’s pretty shocking how bad this Seahawks team has performed considering the kind of talent they have on the roster. At this point, 99% of the blame has to go on the coaching staff—more specifically, head coach Pete Carroll and defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.
Ken Norton wasn’t a good coordinator in his time with the (previously) Oakland Raiders and now he’s seeing a similar turnout in Seattle. Last season, the Seahawks played a lot of base 4-3 defense, which put them in a bit of a bind. After the Jamal Adams trade and the rise of Marquise Blair, the defense made a few changes that started off well but have since taken a downturn, especially with Blair out for the season and Adams struggling to find his rhythm after his groin injury.
It’s honestly surprising that this team started out 5-0 for the first time in franchise history. This defense has been absolutely abysmal and is allowing a ridiculous amount of yards per game.
At the start of the season, the offense felt like they were going to be the savior of this team. But over the past few weeks, it seems like the offense has hit their rock bottom. Russell Wilson has been off his game for some reason and hasn’t been able to bail out his team as usual.
The Seahawks have been lacking a serious run game in the past two weeks as Chris Carson‘s absence has been drastically felt. DeeJay Dallas, Alex Collins, and Travis Homer—who hasn’t seen much action— aren’t getting the job done.
The Seahawks have a lot of changes to make
The Seahawks really need Carson to be healthy and ready to go on Thursday night (November 19th) against the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are a great team and have already beaten Seattle once this season. Russell Wilson needs to step up his game as well, as he’s really the last hope for this team at this point.
But it’s truly the defense that needs to see a dramatic change and that’s not going to happen as long as Ken Norton is still the coordinator. I’m not even sure I have faith in Pete Carroll to save this team at this point. It’s pretty interesting the front office felt they needed to extend his contract after how this team has performed.