Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talked about his team’s struggles throwing the ball through three weeks of the regular season.
He acknowledged that he left the pocket early a few times last week against Green Bay, and that’s something he’ll continue to try and improve in the coming weeks.
“I definitely felt like I did that two or three plays in the game where I could have stayed in the pocket longer,” Wilson said. “It’s something I’m always focusing on and working on.
“I know I have the ability to make plays with my feet, too. But I’d rather stay in there and make throws. That’s the first little note I made myself personally as soon as we watched film – just that I make sure to stay in the pocket a little longer, trust it a little longer. And that will develop with time and just the more experience I get.”
Seattle only has six passing plays of 20 or more yards, second-worst in the league. And Wilson has thrown the ball just 75 times this season, which is the lowest amount of passing attempts for a team this season.
With Seattle throwing the ball an average of 25 times a contest, it seems to put an emphasis on making the most of those throws.
“I wouldn’t say more pressure at all,” Wilson said. “I think that we’re doing a good job of handing the ball off to Marshawn and letting him do his thing, and then we get a chance to capitalize on explosive plays, we’ve got to capitalize on those. We’ve just got to a few more explosive plays, and on third down, we’ve just got to make the throw and make the catch, whatever it is. We’ve just been hair off, so that’s fixable for sure.”
In other Seahawks-related news, former Seattle tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. asked for and received his release from the New England Patriots just a week after he signed with the team.