The Seattle Seahawks’ epic collapse reveals their dominant taste in the NFC race, Blitcher reports

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Half of the Seattle Seahawks roster is very good and deserves discussion as a legitimate Super Bowl contender. The other half is a complete disgrace that hinders confidence in the franchise’s ability to fight against the league’s best squads, including the rest of the NFC West.

Jekyll and Hyde nature of the team is easily identifiable on which side the ball is on the field.

Quarterback Russell Wilson and the offense continue to play exceptionally well. The unit gained 572 yards during a 37–34 over loss to rival Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. On the other hand, the defense disappoints at every possible turn.

“I don’t really care what happens. It doesn’t matter. We can’t do anything about the five games that have already happened, the yard or the play or nothing,” head coach Pete Carroll Told reporters During the Seahawks’ bye week. “But we have the ability to do something that is unfolding.”

“When we have a good start behind us to get to a whole better level of our performance in all aspects of our game, it can make us dangerous before the scheduled time.

“But we’ve got to improve. We have to do better.”

The Seahawks did not fare much better, even with an extra week of preparation, replacing a revived defense with better plans after the middecision layoff.

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Seattle produced a 27–17 halftime lead, yet it could not contain Kylar Murray and the Cardinals offense.

From a superficial point of view, it is amazing to see two of the best and most dynamic quarterbacks in the game move past each other.

Wilson is worth every bit of MVP consideration. His 22 touchdown passes are tied for the most in NFL history through six games, per ESPN statistics and information. First, three quarterbacks–Potton Manning (2013), Tom Brady (2007) and Brett Favre (1996)-That Throwed for 20 or more touchdown passes in the same time frame. The trio was named MVP that season.

There is no question that Wilson is capable of doing whatever. He is simultaneously the game’s best deep pass, while constantly showing that he is a wizard inside and outside the pocket. He is not a one-man band, either.

Wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who has caught 15 passes for 200 yards and three scores, is the game’s least acclaimed starrer. With his three touchdowns, he became the first player since 2015 to have more than one three-touchdown game in a season Nfl research. The presence of DK Metcalf is so noticed that many overlook the fact that Lockett is the Seahawk’s WR1 and Wilson’s favorite target.

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Powerful crimes are enticing. Offenses with superstar-caliber players at key positions always attract more attention than substitutes. After all, it is a pass-first league and a crime-driven game.

While this slow approach fell in favor of Seattle in the first five matches, the Seahawks would not be able to face every single opponent because the team’s defense is so poor that there is no guarantee that a stop will occur at any point during the contest. . Some may say that the previous statement is hyperbolic, but the unit has shown no signs of life this season.

Against Arizona, the Seahawks allowed 519 total yards, with 360 coming through the air. So far this season, Seattle has allowed 368.7 passing yards per game.

Some of the injuries suffered will point to the secondary game – and rightly so. The organization traded a future first-round pick to acquire Jamal Adams to make a difference in safety. Unfortunately, Adams continues to deal with a lingering back injury. The All-Pro has not been played since Week 3.

To make matters worse, Seahawk’s top cover corner, Shakeel Griffin, left Sunday’s competition and was evaluation of For a consent.

However, the rear end forms a symbiotic relationship with the defensive front. The Seahawks are not playing well in the secondary together, while there is no pressure from the four in front of them.

To be fair, Murray gets a flash of lightning when Arizona head coach / play-caller Cliff Kingsbury calls a designed run or quarterback builds outside the structure. As such, a potential meat mob tries to maintain its pass-congested lanes for the defensive lineman and limit Murray’s effectiveness.

Yes, nothing of the sort happened.

The second-year signal-caller led the Cardinals with 67 rushing yards and once found a way into the end zone. But the worst sign of Seattle’s defensive performance is that Murray came back to pass more than 50 times, and the Seahawks did not manage a sack or quarterback hit. Not one.

Seattle has only nine sacks as a team through six games. The injured Adams, who only played in half the game, tied for the team lead with two.

Again, injuries come into play. Bruce Irwin, Brandon Jackson and Rashim Green are all in injured reserve. But the front still includes 2019 first-round pick LJ Collier, a defensive end tackle, a defensive tackle in Jarine Reid, who put together a 10.5-sack performance during the 2018 campaign and a capable veteran in Benson Mayova .

While an employee certainly wants his defensive lineman to win his share of one-on-one matchups, defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. may be a bit more creative and aggressive in his play-calling. Simple dogs and zone blitzes can and should be exploited by quarterbacks.

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Somehow, the Seahawks should generate more pressure to help the secondary, while defensive backs may help with sticky coverage. Until now, the relationship between the two levels remains on life support.

A relatively soft schedule awaits, however. Outside of Seattle’s division opponents, the team will still face the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, New York Jets and Washington Football Team. The Seahawks will almost certainly be favored in all those meetings.

But beating the Seaweks on those lightweights won’t necessarily help. In all possible cases, bad offenses will suffer defects found on defense. Results may be very different against those in the NFC West and then in the playoffs.

Wilson should be blamed for Seattle’s first loss, of course.

“It starts with me,” quarterback Told reporters. “I want to get better.”

Despite some mistakes, Wilson put his team in a winning position. The defense let him down. Instead of relying on the quarterback to start cooking each and every week, the ball, on the other hand, needs to provide a little seasl before the seasucks can be considered a full-course meal.

“I believe [the defense can turn it around]. Six games left, “six-time Pro Bowl linebacker Bobby Wagner Told reporters. “We have a lot of talent … We just have to make up our minds. Nothing else. Just do it.”

“Either we do it, or we don’t.”

Brent Sobalski covered the NFL for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter, @brentsobleski.

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