The Seahawks will get Russell Wilson back in week 10. Along with Wilson, there are other Seattle players that need to do well to defeat the Packers. The key, obviously, is Wilson. Geno Smith has been OK in three games replacing Wilson but Russell Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL for a reason.
Before I get into the three key Seahawks that must play well on Sunday I do want to make a point. In no way am I saying that Geno Smith is Russell Wilson. But we must also remember that in the first five games of the season the offense was extremely inconsistent even with Wilson.
There is also no guarantee that Seattle’s blocking would have been good enough in weeks 6 and 7 to allow Wilson enough time to lead to victories over the Steelers and Saints, respectively.
The issue in those games was so much greater than just Geno Smith. It was conservative play-calling and then poor communication along the offensive line. The Seahawks didn’t trust Smith to do much aggressively but the offensive line was untrustworthy in its own right.
Three Seahawks who need to be great in week 10 versus the Packers
The odd thing is that the defense has played much better in the last three games. Maybe the players have figured out how to communicate better or maybe the team realized without Wilson that everyone needed to step up. The defense has and it needs to continue to play well for the rest of the year.
But who are three Seahawks that need to do well in week 10 against the Packers for Seattle to move to 4-5 and keep a very real playoff chance alive for 2021? Maybe the three that follow.