Seattle Seahawks: Don’t throw in the towel on Russell Wilson YET

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Sticking with the offensive game plan

There were times when it could have been easy to jump ship and follow a different team, but we didn’t. We are 12s, we bleed blue and green. I understand that we didn’t play well on Sunday, but it’s not time to put Wilson on the bench because of a few bad plays.

With all that said, let me tell you why there will never be any reason to bring in the backup quarterback (unless an injury). One can argue that the Seahawks were relying heavily on the run when they should have started to use the play action.

It’s one of the big reasons why teams run the ball in this day age. Additionally, there were lots of times where Wilson could have kept the ball when handing off and ran it himself for some big plays.

We have all gotten spoiled the past seven years, including me. Since Russell Wilson entered the league in 2012, he has shown everyone watching his maturity and poise even when running for his life, because there was no offensive line. Now he has a better than decent offensive line and he’s trying to make plays.

Pete Carroll has said time and again, the Seahawks are a running and ball control team. The offense lost Chris Carson early, which hampered the running game. Then towards the end of the game, D.J. Fluker had to come out due to a lower leg injury. He was replaced at right guard by backup center Joey Hunt. Fluker is the glue that holds the line together, especially firing out on run blocks.

Without the starting right guard, and Carson, the running game was vastly short-handed. Wilson had to make things happen faster than normal but was held up by some communication issues. One of the problems with being a running team is if the Seahawks get behind, the entire game plan has to change on the fly. Pete Carroll and Brian Schottenheimer were slow to change.