Seahawks need to open the field and throw deep multiple times
The Seahawks have thrown twice as much this year as run the ball. Crazy, right? For all the national haters who said head coach Pete Carroll wanted to get rid of Russell Wilson because Wilson wanted to throw the ball too much and Carroll wanted to run the ball, you…were…wrong. But that leaves us with the question of, what exactly are the Seahawks trying to do on offense?
Seattle seems to have a plan for the first halves of games. In 2022, the Seahawks have scored 40 offensive points (7 points were scored on a blocked field goal attempt). 7.5 percent of those points (3) have been scored in the second halves of games. This means offensive coordinator Shane Waldron feels decent about his plan going into games and then hopes nothing changes.
But to help the Seahawks offense in second halves of games, and to help quarterback Geno Smith who has been pretty good this year, Seattle needs to show opposing defenses it isn’t afraid to throw to DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett deep downfield.
At this point, it seems like Seattle is content with trying to get a halftime lead and then holding on to the lead for all that is dear to any god you believe in. That won’t work long-term and hasn’t really worked in the three games of 2022. Seattle got lucky in Week 1 when Denver fumbled at the worst possible times. That isn’t a recipe for success over a long stretch of time. But throwing 40 yards downfield to Lockett or Metcalf might be.