Originally posted by HUGGY:
What I as a Seattle fan and a student of the game find astounding are the numbers Wilson puts up(LOW) vs the efficiency of the offense...especially in the red zone. Even in the much discussed 42-13 "ass kicking" Wilson's production was modest. It's like they just kept winning in the second half of the season with smoke and mirrors. Kaepernick had several long runs and Wilson didn't have any. Wilson didn't throw long downfield very much either..but when he did find someone open..he rarely missed putting the ball where only a Seahawk could catch it. Towards the end of last season there were very few clearly dropped balls also. That might be the strangest thing by itself. It's like the recievers just all of a sudden bought into Russell Wilson hook ..line ..and sinker ...and did everything in thier power to make the most of every ball thrown thier way. In the "ball distribution chart" it would be interesting to see the number and location of incompletions as well as completions.
When prodction by the QB is modest yet you are kicking butt, then you are playing 49er football. Our formula in winning has been for the QB to pass 25 times for 230 yds and to rush for 160 yds on about 25 to 30 combined carries. We milk clock, move the chains, and keep the opponent's offense by the gatorade cooler. SEA towards the middle of last 2011 started doing the same thing with Lynch as the centerpiece. Now this season with the emergence of Wilson and the defensive dominance, SEA looks just like us and they are playing the same game. Aside from the fact that we play in the same division, this is what irks me about SEA. I know that because they are smart enough to play this way that we won't get as much separation if any in this division as I had originally hoped. The rest of the league is trying to adapt to our style of play but SEA has been the only team that truly matched up to us and now even the QB play is very similar. Scary indeed!! As for Wilson, he has been a revelation. No one, except Schneider could have predicted this
[ Edited by Pillbusta on Apr 5, 2013 at 5:42 AM ]