This game is truly a matchup of strength versus strength and goes well beyond the No. 1 offense and the No. 1 defense. In fact, it’s also a matchup of weakness versus weakness. Want proof?
The Seattle Seahawks don’t have a defensive weakness, per se, but the AFC Champions are as close to flawless as it gets in football in terms of offensive efficiency, which may be a significant problem for the ‘Hawks come Sunday.
Pete Carroll said Wednesday it was the suspension of linebacker Bruce Irvin last spring that finally got the attention of the rest of the Seattle Seahawks that they needed to be taking their commitment to the team more seriously.
The Seahawks have a scheme for Kaepernick, and it’s quite simple: Be someone you’re not. Meaning, Kaepernick will have to make plays with his arm against a full slate of defenders, which puts his accuracy and decision-making to the test.
While I did not see a significant difference in the style — it’s still a zone blocking scheme with a goal of often getting the guards and center into the linebackers’ faces — the run play calls seemed a little bit different from Lynch’s perspective.
I don’t care if he threw for 3,300 yards, 300 yards or three yards. Whether it’s 26 TD passed or none. Russell Wilson is the Most Valuable Player on the 53-man roster. And that’s one big-time accomplishment, considering there are several pro bowlers and at least three All-Pro’s donning Seahawks Blue every week.
Is luck something that Seattle even needs against a team they already shellacked 29-3 in Week 2? Or will San Francisco be able to make the most of their home field advantage?
Nobody ever said playing in the NFL would be easy. With 16 (you read that correctly) Seahawks listed on this week’s injury report, this is a great time to actually see how deep Seattle’s team truly is.
The Seattle Seahawks made the decision this offseason to move 2012 first-round pick Bruce Irvin from defensive end to linebacker after a productive rookie season as a situational pass rusher. Irvin believes the move saved his career.
The Seahawks struggled in some facets last week. Will those show up versus the Titans Sunday?