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Russell Wilson has done more with less in new-but-not Seahawks’ offense

Russell Wilson has done more with less in new-but-not Seahawks’ offense

Russell Wilson’s stat line after three quarters in Sunday’s loss was a snapshot, even if an exaggerated one, of how differently the Seattle Seahawks’ offense has operated this season compared to the previous two.cheap nfl jerseys nike

The Seahawks had taken a lead over the Los Angeles Rams when Wilson found Tyler Lockett for a 19-yard touchdown. They were making a bid at an upset after being listed as 10-point underdogs, largely with a running game that would finish with 273 yards, Seattle’s most since setting a franchise record with 350 in 2014.2

Wilson’s numbers at the start of the fourth quarter: 8-of-11 for 61 passing yards, two touchdowns and a 125.4 passer rating.

This new Seahawks offense is a lot like the old Seahawks offense. It has a No. 1-ranked running game driven by a finally competent offensive line and a stable of runners who are more effective than any the Seahawks have had since the Marshawn Lynch days. That’s put Wilson back in the role of distributor as opposed to the guy carrying the whole thing, which will make for a contrast in quarterbacking when the Seahawks (4-5) host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (4-4-1) on Thursday night.

Wilson finished the Rams game with 26 attempts, one below his season average. He’s on pace for his fewest attempts since 2013, his second season. Yet his 21 touchdowns put him on pace for a career high, one example of how Wilson has done more with less of the offense on his shoulders.

“It’s about wins and losses, and it doesn’t matter how you do it,” offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said. “He’s embraced his role as a leader on this team, and whether he’s got to hand it off 50 times or throw it 50 times, he’s ready to go do that to help us win.”cheap nike nfl jerseys china

Schottenheimer was brought in as part of an overhaul of Pete Carroll’s staff following a 9-7 season that left Seattle out of the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Part of Schottenheimer’s appeal was Carroll’s belief that his hands-on style and QB-centric approach would coax more even play out of Wilson.

It also helped that he was no stranger to the type of run-heavy offense that Carroll wanted to get back to.