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Wilson on passing game: “We can throw it around at any time, any place.”

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm with 11 Comments »
September 21, 2012 2:00 pm

A lot has been said about the Seattle Seahawks passing offense and the lack of productivity in terms of passing yards so far this season.

Through two weeks, the Seahawks are averaging 136 yards a contest, last in the league.

Part of the reason for Seattle’s struggles throwing the ball is rookie quarterback Russell Wilson has not been asked to sling it around the yard. Both games have been closed, and Seattle’s identity on offense is to lean on Marshawn Lynch and the running game.

But make no mistake – Wilson believes if called upon in a high-scoring game he can push the ball down the field for big gains.

“Oh yeah, definitely,” Wilson said, when asked if he could be successful airing it out. “But we’ve got one of the best running backs in the game, too. So you’ve got to do what’s best for our football team, and we’ve got a great defense.

“I’m not worried about that. I think that we can throw it around at any time, any place. It’s just one of those things where you have to what’s effective at the time, and be smart with the football and take some time off sometimes too in those situations as well.”

Wilson also talked about the emergence of tight end Anthony McCoy, and how effective he has been in his third season.

“He’s a guy who has tremendous talent,” Wilson said. “He’s got so much speed. He has great hands. He’s a great route runner, and very intelligent guy who works extremely hard on the football field, but also in the film room.”

Seattle made another roster move today, bringing back linebacker Allen Bradford to the practice squad, and releasing offensive guard Rishaw Johnson to make room for the USC product.

Bradford provides depth at linebacker, but also can serve as a scout squad running back because of his experience playing that position in college.

In the players’ locker room this afternoon, offensive lineman John Moffitt showed off this picture below he received from a family friend showing him taking the bull by the horns.

I’m not sure if I see any resemblance to Moffitt here.

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  1. To beat GB, the Seahawks are in need of a serious running game. I don’t think they can go TD for TD with GB. I think they need to control the game by running the ball down GB’s throat! In the Red Zone, the Hawks need to score TD’s. FG’s will not fly in this game.

  2. I agree fish run the ball and stop the run.We are going to need to come out on top in the turn overs also.And our not so secret weapon 12th man. Special teams need to keep up the good work. This would be a great game to attend.

  3. Greenbay will throw first run second, Try and get a lead, and force RW to throw (blitzin the crap out of him) and keep ML from getting carries

  4. It obvious that the secondary is going to be tested big time on Monday Night Football! The run stop has been incredible in the first two games. Now it is time for the “Legion of Doom” to shine. Its their turn to get into head of Rodgers and intercept some passes. The defense is huge in this game and I am hoping to see Rodgers scrambling and throwing the ball away! The pass rush will be key! Put pressure on him and make him throw it out of synch!

    I am excited about this game and many of your top dog game predicters are saying the Seahawks will win. MNF will get a chance to see how loud and crazy fans are in Seattle.

    Good luck getting tickets Jam…we tried…game sold out at the moment they went on sale. All those ticket companies scooping up the tickets and making 300% profit. I wanted to come down from AK to see it, but when you add plane fare in with a 600 dollar ticket…adds up to be a pricey one-nighter.

    Looks like it will be the usual potluck with friends and enjoy the game! No complaints there either! Probably a better seat and get rowdy and loud with the neighborhood friends! Go Hawks!

  5. yellaman says:

    One keys to the game wil be hawks pass rush and containing Rogers from scrabbling out of the pocket. His ability to move can hurt us if we are not careful.

  6. yellaman says:

    Another key is the offense needs to score 20 pts. Week 1 &2 hawks offense only scored 16 & 17 points respectfully. That’s not going to cut it against the packers. I know everybody is happy with RW but he needs to keep improving passing offense b/c being last is not acceptable. All the RW fans can’t be happy about that number.

  7. sluggo42 says:

    We are going to win, I don’t know how yet, but we will. I almost think they are going to stack the box, but RDUB is going to gnash them if they do. The guy can throw the ball, and he is now hip to the big blitz. He, or ML beast, will have a huge game..

    I am cancer free this evening, and seeing things very clearly…

  8. VNHLNFAN says:

    Every time this guy steps up to the mic I feel better about our team.

  9. yellaman – didn’t SEA score 27 vs DAL?

  10. IdahoHawk says:

    Fish- its “legion of boom”
    Com On Man

  11. yellaman says:

    Klm offense was given 10 pts by special teams. we can’t count on turnovers ever week to turn into scores offense needs to have 3-4 scoring drives a game for us to champions

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