The Seattle Seahawks were victimized by an aggressive defense that sacked Russell Wilson six times in their 24-21 loss at Denver. How can the Seahawks get him some room to set up his plays?
Last Sunday the Seattle Seahawks got more Von Miller and the Denver Broncos attacking defense than they could handle. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked six times. The strange thing about that is the sacks came from Denver’s linebackers and their blitzing secondary.
No matter who makes the sacks, it’s hard for the Seahawks to win if Wilson is either a) on the ground, b) running for his life, or c) having his passing lanes close in front of him. When RW3 had time to set and make throws, he was on point.
Next week, Seattle faces another dominant linebacker in Khalil Mack of the Chicago Bears. One major difference between Chicago and Denver is that the Bears get a better pass rush from their defensive line. So the question is, what do the Seahawks do to get Wilson the time he needs to throw?
There are several options that Seattle offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer can use. Many of them are possible because Wilson is very athletic.