The Seattle Seahawks He hasn’t scored any points in attack during the last six quarters of play, and the fans are understandably worried.
Gino Smith’s completion rate is 81%, but the ball is rarely pushed down the court and his air yards on completion are a paltry 4.6, which is Near the bottom of the NFL But surprisingly he is ahead of Aaron Rodgers and Keeler Murray. Under Russell Wilson, the Seahawks managed to capitalize on explosive passing passes and rode the arm of one of the most accurate and productive deep ball passes in the league. Geno didn’t really push the ball down the field, and this offense unequivocally showed no matter who’s under center that they can’t function without being able to get cut plays.
But do not be afraid! Perhaps the first two weeks were more like a pre-season stretch, and the game guide is about to open up. Here’s what Pete Carroll had to say on Monday 710 Seattle Sports.
“We don’t need to hinder him at all,” he said of the midfielder, “I think Gino has set his game up to go. “We need to trust him and maybe we need to give him more chances and things. We’ve been very conservative, relying on managing football and when we didn’t manage football then well, we didn’t have much of the mix that we needed. We can do better with That. Right or wrong, that’s not the point. The point is we need to keep expanding. We have a lot of explosive ways to go and we have to make sure these guys show up.”
In terms of opening offense, one glaring stat is DK Metcalf’s yardage. After failing to hit 1,000 yards last season and scoring functional bottoms in yards before contact and average target depth, Metcalf has just 71 yards on 11 catches. Sunday’s superb 52-yard grab was called off by an Abe Lucas penalty, while his potential touchdown throw in the end zone was uh… thrown by DeeJay Dallas to the other team.
“Just make sure the ball goes to DK down the court. We gave him a chance and he puts on a great play. We have to make sure the tight ends are involved and get the ball more. We know they can play and we love them, and we just have to make sure that this He’s more than offensive.” “We have, he didn’t really show up.”
It’s Carol’s focus that they make the most of their team’s speed in the wide reception position.
“We need to make sure we use all the speed we have. Marquez (Goodwin) will be a factor for us. We have to get him into the game to threaten the whole stadium,” Carroll said. “There are things we can only do. We have to come to him and go after him better than we did, and that’s how we do it.”
It’s hard to ignore that he didn’t mention de Escridge in this passage.
The Hawks’ defense should in theory be a step or two down from the Broncos and the 49ers, so we’ll see if Carroll is true to his word and that they can at least trust Jenno Smith to try to push the ball further. A low-stakes offense was thus far a low-point offense.