Sep 16, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks for an open receiver during the 2nd half against the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Dallas 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE
Every Thursday during the football season, Scott Enyeart and I team up with SportsRadioKJR's Jason Puckett to reflect on the previous week's matchup and to put together a preview of the upcoming game. After a one-week hiatus due to Jason Puckett's Aspen adventure (beer flows like wine, etcetera), we hit on the last two Seahawks' games -- against the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys -- as well as preview the upcoming showdown with the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.
We talked about the possibility of this Seahawks' defense becoming 'elite' and what we need to see from this unit for that to be a legitimate label. We talk about what the 'Hawks did against Arizona and Dallas, and what they'll need to do to match up with Green Bay. We also talked about Russell Wilson - big surprise - how he's played and how we'd grade his performance so far, and we conversed at some length about the Pete Carroll run-first, balanced offensive philosophy in the modern NFL. Is this viable? Is this strategy archaic? In most general terms, I personally don't think so, and I run through a couple of examples of some successful teams over the past decade or so that have done similar things with their offensive balance and identity that Seattle apparently plans to implement with Russell Wilson this season.