The Seattle Seahawks lost to Washington 17-15 in week 12 and are now 3-8. The NFC is so top-heavy that Seattle still isn’t completely out of the playoff picture. But anyone who has seen this team play this year knows there is no hope for making the postseason.
One of the most frustrating things about this sinking boat that is the Seahawks 2021 season is that once the leaks sprung – linebackers not dropping back enough to cover crossing patterns, an ill-designed offense and opposing teams dominating time of possession tiring out the defense – they weren’t fixed.
NFL coaches should be good enough to realize what an issue is. Linebackers not good in coverage? Fix it. Each week Seattle not having the ball long enough? Fix it. Maybe new leaks form once the old ones are fixed, but this season nothing has been fixed all year long.
Here are the grades from Seattle’s latest loss with likely several more to come.
Seattle Seahawks week 12 grades in loss to Washington Football Team
Russell Wilson was 8 of 11 in the first half. He threw for 145 yards. This means in the second half he went 12 of 20 for 102 yards. 20 passes. 102 yards. The fact that Wilson finished with a quarterback rating of 110.6 goes to show you that quarterback ratings can be meaningless. Wilson missed several throws, even in the first half, and seems to miss open receivers over the middle a lot. I am not sure what is happening with Wilson – it’s not his finger – but he needs a new offensive coordinator to help fix him.