Seattle Seahawks Show They Are Ready But….

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Aug 22, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) carries the ball after making a reception while being chased by Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs (55) during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Chicago 34-6. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive Explosiveness

Another concern is the lack of large downfield gains. Now before you spout off the number of yards Wilson threw for or the fact that he had many passing plays of greater than 20 yards, I am talking about the post patterns, go routes or streak plays. I am not seeing this in their arsenal.

The Seahawk receivers do get separation but usually it happens because Wilson has been able to elude the first pass rush which allows the receivers to improvise. So is this dearth of explosiveness because Mr. Bevell is not calling these patterns, or the receivers are not getting separation, or there is not enough time for the QB to let the play develop?

I don’t know that answer because I am not privy to the play calling but it is frustrating knowing that we have tremendous speed and we are not beating slower cornerbacks in an all-out throw and catch down the field.