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Wyman: Solving Seahawks’ problems defending screen plays

Oct 13, 2021, 1:58 PM

Screen plays have long been a weak spot in the Seahawks’ defense, and that’s continued to be the case this season.

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Seattle has given up multiple long gains this season to screen passes by opposing offenses, particularly in losses to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 and the Los Angeles Rams last Thursday. But it’s not all bad news when it comes to the Seahawks’ defense and screen plays.

In this week’s Football 101 video from former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman, he puts three plays under the microscope – one from the Vikings game and two from the Rams game. While the first two plays Wyman breaks down went exactly the way the Vikings and Rams wanted them to, the third was a different story.

Watch the video in full at the top of this post, and catch Wyman on 710 ESPN Seattle’s Wyman and Bob from 2-7 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as Seahawks Radio Network broadcasts, where he serves as color commentator alongside the voice of the Seahawks, Steve Raible.

This week’s Seahawks game is a 5:20 p.m. Sunday primetime matchup in Pittsburgh against the Steelers. Coverage will begin on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM with the pregame show at 2 p.m.

For more video breakdowns from this football season, click any of the links below.

Seahawks Football 101 and Chalk Talk

Wyman: Week 5 – Where the struggling defense can make a fix
Heaps: Week 4 – How the offense gets DK Metcalf the mismatch it wants
Wyman: Week 3 – What the run defense is struggling against
Heaps: Week 3 – Seahawks’ offense gets DK Metcalf the mismatch they want
• Heaps: Week 2 – Why Tyler Lockett keeps getting better
• Wyman: Week 2 – How Hawks adjusted midgame to Titans’ passing attack
• Heaps: Week 1 – Russell Wilson’s TDs to three different receivers
• Wyman: Week 1 – Why Lockett’s 69-yard TD catch was so impressive

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