Seattle Seahawks 4 Down Territory Week 4: The sacking of York

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Seahawks don't know how to use JSN

I know the Seahawks watched the 2021 Ohio State film that showed Jaxon Smith-Njigba was the best wide receiver in the country and prompted them to draft him at pick #20, but did they actually watch him? JSN caught 95 passes for 1,606 yards and 9 TDs as a Jr, with the majority of routes being crossing routes and attacking the middle of the field. 

Through 4 games, JSN currently has only 12 receptions for 62 yards, with the majority of his targets in bubble screens. JSN is never gonna be a speed threat, but his agility and short-burst quickness need to be leaned into. Hopefully, as the offensive line heals up, we’ll see more 11 personnel and a surge in opportunities. 

Bye Week to get right

 We all complained when the Seahawks were given an early bye this year, but that has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The Seahawks have seen over half of their starting 22 missed time this season, including their entire offensive line and secondary being decimated. For Seattle to come out the bye with their line and secondary almost completely back and healthy will be huge. The bye allows Geno Smith to rest up and should help the rookies not hit the rookie wall until later in the season than normal. 

Coming out of the bye, Seattle will travel to a broken Cincinnati team that will be desperate to salvage their season. It’s a tough ask, but Seattle can win that game. If they do, then look out, cause the Seahawks could go on a long winning streak.

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