Frustration clock is ticking…
Has anyone else noticed that the Seattle Seahawks offense looks real similar to that of years past? The offensive philosophy that harps on establishing the run so they can create the big play over the top stemmed off play-action. Outside of the season opener in Indianapolis, it would be really hard to decipher that Seattle hired Shane Waldron in the offseason.
Waldron was hired so that this offense can escape the 1970’s roots and become more dynamic. Evolve more into the offensive times we are currently living. Coming over from the Rams, 12s were expecting to see the jet motions. The misdirection in the run and passing game. It is no secret that Seattle has struggled with their screen game in years past. In Week 1 against the Colts, the constant misdirection allowed them to be successful in that area.
Yet, we haven’t seen much of it since then. Why? In Week 10 against Green Bay, the Seattle Seahawks lined up in pistol formation a bunch. Early on, they flashed the misdirection and were able to gain 10+ yards on a run. But, only copied that once more throughout the game. Mid-way through the first, they tried a flea-flicker screen that lost 6 yards. Beyond that, there wasn’t much creativity.
It almost feels as if Waldron is being held back. I am not blaming Pete Carroll for this loss because Seattle actually played well enough to win this game. There were some questionable calls that had an enormous effect on this game. Nonetheless, I do want to state that Pete’s philosophy needs to change.
Over the years, we have seen Seattle in so many close games. They play it close to the chest and then come fourth quarter time, ask Russ to go win. While it has certainly worked over the years, wouldn’t it make more sense to be more aggressive early on? There is no denying the talent of Russell Wilson nor the talent that he is surrounded with. Take advantage of that EARLY ON in games.