The Seattle Seahawks are now 5-2 after a 30-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Similar to the loss to the New Orleans Saints, the team struggled in the rain. This week’s 14-point difference could easily be explained by two offensive turnovers that the Ravens defense returned for scores.
But does that fully explain the issues this Seahawks team has been showing through the first seven weeks of the season? Rob Staton of Seahawks Draft Blog joins me to recap the Week 7 loss and the areas where Seattle is struggling most.
But with two straight losses and watching the offense finish just 1-of-3 in red zone opportunities against Baltimore, it sounds like some fans are fed up with the wet weather.
Serious question for Seahawks fans, is anybody tired of rain/bad weather during our game play in our stadium? Would you consider having a roof in century link like the Mariners or some NFL teams have?— Connor Mitchell (@ConnorHawks12) October 21, 2019
Surely the team has plenty of opportunities to practice in the rain, right?
This leads to the only logical conclusion of building an entirely new stadium to help support any ineffectiveness the Seahawks offense has in the weather.
In the podcast, Rob and I primarily focus on the other shortcomings of the team as the linebacker group continues to come up short of expectations. Rob suggests that the Seahawks may want to find another player on offense with Will Dissly out. Also, the Seahawks haven’t been trusting their run game in short yardage situations and it might be why they are accepting the risk of long field goals over fourth down attempts in short yardage situations.
Looking ahead at the schedule, Seattle now faces two NFC South teams that have combined for three wins. It gives the Seahawks a chance to bounce back before taking on the toughest part of their schedule against the 49ers, Eagles, Vikings and Rams in the following weeks.
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