Teams will try to get in his face and keep him in the pocket with a containment rush (because of his height and elite escapability), then they will try to take away his first read and the right side of the field to force him to his left and over the middle. It is imperative that he make the adjustments. I am sure that Wilson is aware of this and more importantly his coaching staff. They need to plan to counter what teams will throw at him. The troubling thing for defenses will be when Wilson breaks contain and gets into a scramble drill with a guy like Harvin running around. Then you ask yourself do have a Honey Badger type guy chasing him around? Those 2 running around together will be a headache, especially with a healthy and productive Marshawn Lynch in the fold. Teams will circle the games on their calendar for SEA for sure, now in year 2 can they sustain success? This is the same question we had to answer last season although we became markedly different after the QB change and teams had to readjust to us at that time then and again this offseason.
You can hear the rumblings league wide about stopping the read option and whatnot. This talk is geared specifically for teams like SFO and SEA because teams are scared. SFO didn't really use the read option as much as some people think but when we did it was devastating and this is what keeps D Coordinators up all night and busy all summer. SEA seemed to really take off once they implemented those principles and I believe they are more dependant upon it than we are. Kaep can just sit in the pocket and throw all over the field all game with success like he did vs ATL and NE on the road whereas Wilson seems to be at his best on the move at some point in the game. Not to say he hasn't done well as a pocket passer because he has, but it seemed once SEA started playing Redskins football, SEA started taking off.
[ Edited by Pillbusta on Apr 5, 2013 at 3:24 AM ]