The Seattle Seahawks have decided to Let Russ Cook so much that Russell Wilson has filed for the trademark. Wilson is arguably the frontrunner to win league MVP and the Seahawks are 6-1 and in position to get the #1 seed in the NFC for the first time since 2014.
There was much skepticism over whether or not Pete Carroll would be willing to break his preference for a run-first offense and let Wilson really be in full command of the group. And what would a pass-first offense look like under Carroll and Brian Schottenheimer? Well we have our answer through seven games and it looks like a thing of beauty.
NFL film analyst Alex Rollins has produced an excellent breakdown of Wilson’s successes in 2020. Watch the video at the top of the page and you will not be disappointed.
I highly recommend you pay close attention to his analysis of Wilson’s deep ball to DK Metcalf against the San Francisco 49ers. It may look like a simple long throw down the sidelines to a physical freak, but the pre-snap reads by both Wilson and the offensive line are so pivotal in making the play work. I don’t think it’s out of the question to suggest that Ethan Pocic has been a major upgrade over Justin Britt.