As always, Bucky Brooks of The NFL Network does a nice job using the All-22 film to break down the Seattle Seahawks for the team’s upcoming game against San Francisco.
Brooks takes a closer look at how Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch have been so effective running the zone read option, and also points to Seattle’s ability to create chunk plays in the passing game with Sidney Rice and Golden Tate.
Brooks: For all of the attention Wilson and others have received for sparking the Seahawks’ offense, Marshawn Lynch is the key to the unit’s success. The seventh-year pro sets the tone for the offense with his exceptional running skills between the tackles. Lynch is a hard-nosed, physical runner with outstanding vision, instincts and cutback skills. He excels at reading blockers at the point of attack and has a knack for finding creases in the middle of the defense. Most importantly, Lynch is a bruising finisher who blows through defenders at the end of runs.”
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post also has a nice breakdown using All-22 film of how Seattle’s uses the pick route to spring an explosive play, the rail route down the sideline that Robert Turbin dropped in the first game against San Francisco.
Here’s my story on Richard Sherman, who’s expected to play on Sunday.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that Seattle has to do one thing to beat San Francisco according to fullback Michael Robinson – be consistent.
Greg Rosenthal of NFL.com writes that the Seahawks are mirror images of each other.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland selects Russell Okung, Max Unger, Chris Clemons, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas to his Pro Bowl team.
Sterling Sharpe and Brian Baldinger take the 49ers, while Donovan McNabb picks the Seahawks on this week’s NFL playbook. Check out the video link.
Clark Judge of CBS Sports believes defense will decide the outcome between Seattle and San Francisco.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayarea.com writes that one of the key matchups for the game is Michael Crabtree against Richard Sherman.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports also likes the Seahawks in the video below.