The primary two weeks of the 2022 NFL season are within the books, and for the Seattle Seahawks meaning the primary two video games within the post-Russell Wilson period. There was no scarcity of followers and observers who got here into the season believing that this variation would imply a major enhance in how usually the Hawks would assault the center of the sector by means of the air. Nonetheless, thus far the 2022 Seahawks offense has but to really assault a lot of any portion of the sector, not less than since halftime of the season opening win over the Wilson-led Denver Broncos in Week 1.
On the flip aspect, the expectation was, after all, that Wilson would proceed the developments set in recent times of throwing extra usually outdoors the numbers and deep, although by means of the primary two video games underneath Nate Hackett, that hasn’t fairly been the case.
The query, after all, then turns into what the driving issue behind Wilson beginning to use an space of the sector he principally ignored throughout his time with the Seahawks, and that maybe the reply is that it might not have been Wilson driving the design of the offense in recent times.
As for the way Seattle, with Geno Smith at quarterback, is attacking defenses, effectively, there’s a complete lot outdoors the numbers, rather a lot behind the road of scrimmage and a tick above common over the center previous 5 yards. That mentioned, it’s greater than the crew has thrown to this portion of the sector in current seasons, however lower than Wilson is focusing on the identical space thus far this yr.
Clearly, two video games is a really small pattern measurement from which to attract any conclusions, nevertheless, that is one thing that’s value watching in an effort to see if maybe a quarterback who measures in underneath six foot does certainly have hassle seeing this are of the sector. Or, if maybe, the teaching workers of such a quarterback merely believes that such a quarterback can not see that space of the sector.