Seattle Seahawks: 6 Takeaways from 25-17 loss To The Bolts

Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Two minutes? More like two days

The Seahawks two-minute or hurry up offense needs an insane amount of work. The play calling, execution, and sense of urgency on the second to last drive were baffling. Seattle got the ball back with 6:44 left on the clock, down two scores (15 points). They used 4:54, to travel 54 yards, for a touchdown to pull them within eight points of tying the game.

During the drive, Seattle continued to run the ball, walk back to the line of scrimmage, and burn about 32 seconds a play. A drive like that would have been fine in a tied game or with a lead and six minutes left in the game. Seattle was down a pair of scores and had to attempt an onside kick, with 1:50 remaining in the game, after finally crossing the goal line on fourth down. A drive that ate 70% of the remaining time in the process.

Giving their defense zero cushion (one first down by L.A. ices the game) or limiting the offense’s opportunities to set up multiple plays in that situation is confusing. There was a time when the Seahawks two-minute offense was must-see NFL football. I recommend dusting off some of those plays and let the magician do his thing.

Bonus Observation

Jaron Brown’s touchdown celebration, much like Tyler Lockett’s World Series TD celebration last week, was awesome and well done.

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Hopefully, the Seahawks address these problem areas prior to facing an even stiffer test on the road next week against the Rams. They’ll need to be firing on all cylinders in order to win a game on the road from one of the NFL’s elite teams.