Get out of the pocket
This may be the Seattle Seahawks best option. Russell Wilson has proved himself over and over again that he is a master of improvisation. When he has the ball and open space he can kill an opponent with his feet as well as his arm.
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In six seasons, Wilson has run for 3,275 yards including 849 yards in 2014. Obviously, Pete Carroll and Schottenheimer don’t want their prize quarterback to take more hits than necessary.
The counter to that argument is, if Wilson breaks a run or two, the opposition will have put a “spy” on him and that’s one less pass rusher.
One of Wilson’s strengths is his ability to throw accurately while on the run. Most teams don’t run that type of play often because QBs are much better when they can set their feet. Wilson is somewhat of an exception and the Seahawks can take advantage of his mobility.
They can also have him roll out and set up. He’s faster than defensive lineman and most linebackers so he can get out of the pocket an set his feet to make a big pass. He did just that when he connected with Lockett on a 51-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
There a plenty of ways to get Russell Wilson away from blitzes and aggressive defenses. The Seahawks need to mix up their playbook to get their star quarterback the space he needs to operate.