The Seahawks Opt For Excitement: Five Observations

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Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles against the Denver Broncos during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The offense

The Seattle offense has been a bit bi-polar this season; showing glimpses of exceptional creativity and other times resembling the electronic football game that I had as a child (the vibrating table top game variety). I firmly believe that Seattle is a better team when Wilson occasionally runs the ball.

Whoa, whoa before you castigate me I simply mean that he needs to run the read-option a time or two a game in safe, unpredictable situations. I state this because I have tremendous respect for Wilson’s ability and smarts to do the right thing. He is looking to get yardage and get down (not in the dancing sense).

We saw this evident on the overtime drive when he ran…and did so effectively. His skill set is so unique that Seattle needs to utilize every ounce of talent in this guy. Throwing. Running. Catching. Intelligence.