2. Offense - It’s probably not fair to heap scorn on the individuals since so much of what went wrong was a complete meltdown from the top down.
The Seahawks looked like they hadn’t watched a minute of film on the Chiefs in preparation for this game. The play calling was abysmal, the adjustments took forever to make, and the execution was horrific.
Seattle didn’t get a first down until there was five minutes left in the second quarter. KC had 300 yards by halftime in total offense.
Despite the overwhelming statistical advantage, Seattle came out of halftime and scored a touchdown to make the score, 21-17.
3. Run Defense - I believe a lot of this can be blamed on the fact that Jamal Charles was a stud, but too many tackles were made by safeties Lawyer Milloy and Earl Thomas. Charles was hit at the line or behind it quite a bit, but tackles weren’t completed, Charles got away, and linebackers over ran the play.
4. Run Blocking - Seattle’s offensive line, particularly guards Stacey Andrews and Mike Gibson and center Chris Spencer, were horrible at getting any kind of push as well as sustaining their blocks. While the pass protection has improved, the run blocking has gotten worse.
Seattle ended up with 24 yards rushing. That’s a full game total, not a half or quarter or even a drive. Yes, it really is that bad.
Seattle faces the Carolina Panthers at Qwest Field next Sunday. This is a game the Seahawks must win since the Rams won in Denver and now are ahead of Seattle in the NFC West.
I don’t feel as confident this Monday as I did last Monday. How could Seattle look so unprepared? How could they execute so poorly? I feel that Pete Carroll has done some good here but is this the extent of his rah-rah heroics?
We’ll know a lot more next Monday. What is that feeling of dread I have?