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.