5) Can anyone other than Lockett be a weapon in the passing game?
Ed Stein – Absolutely. Once Doug Baldwin returns, the field should open up for the other receivers. Brandon Marshall should be able to work the middle of the field, and Lockett will draw more single coverage. As I said above, both tight ends have good hands. I have a feeling that as much as Pete Carroll talked about balancing the run and pass, he’s also going to have balance among his receivers.
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Herb Nightingale – We do hope Doug Baldwin will be back soon. Also, Will Dissly could be good from the tight end position. I would look at throwing the ball to Brandon Marshall and Jaron Brown several times as well. Spreading the ball would be good, however, it will depend on who Russell Wilson feels comfortable throwing the ball to and whether the offensive line can give him time.
Jordan Cordano – As I mentioned previously, Lockett has been the only receiver who has shown the ability to beat a defense. But he isn’t really a “route runner.” Baldwin runs his routes and finds openings in the defense. He is also great with the ball after the catch. I still believe Brandon Marshall is the best option at receiver in the red zone as his size and experience come into play.
Andrew Durant – Doug Baldwin is back, he may not be 100%, but he adds another factor for the defense to scheme against. On third and long situations Baldwin is Wilson’s favorite target, forcing the defense to cover him enough to open lanes for Marshall, Lockett, Moore, and possibly a running back that is split out as a receiver.
Baldwin’s return to the field may be used as a silent weapon, but a weapon none the less. His ability to draw extra defenders will be used as a way to get the other receivers one on one against a corner, deep safety, or linebacker. I know nine times out of ten, Marshall wins in a one-on-one battle.
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