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What Brock Huard wants to see Seahawks do to get offense going

Oct 25, 2021, 12:40 PM

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Alex Collins celebrates a touchdown with Penny Hart in the Seahawks' game vs. Pittsburgh on Oct. 17. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

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The Seahawks are in a tough position.

Not only is Seattle 2-4 and missing both starting quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Chris Carson due to injury, but it’s also trying to get a new offense on track under first-year offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.

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Oh, and on Monday night the Seahawks are facing a rested New Orleans Saints (3-2) team that is coming off a bye and ranks second in the league in defending the run, allowing just 79 rushing yards per game this season.

Pretty tough assignment for Geno Smith’s second game starting at QB in place of Wilson, that’s for sure.

On Monday’s edition of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Mike Salk Show, FOX Sports football analyst Brock Huard spoke about Monday’s big game, and he shared what he’d like the Seahawks to do to get moving in the right direction against the Saints’ D. Knowing how strong New Orleans handles opposing running games, he stressed the need for Waldron to tap into some principles he learned during his time on Rams head coach Sean McVay’s staff.

“I want to see more imagination offensively,” Huard said. ” I want to see some screens, I want to see some jet sweeps. … I want to see (wide receiver) Penny Hart and some of those guys get out into space.

“You better be creative in your run game.”

Huard explained the difficulty the New Orleans defense presents.

“This is a good New Orleans defense. They will tee off on you. They’re going to come up and play some press man, and they’re strong at every level of that defense,” he said. “If you think you can just line up and whale it at them and run it at them, it’s going to be a long day.

“I’m talking misdirection – that’s what I want to see. I want to see misdirection, I want to see creativity.”

You can hear the full discussion between Huard and Mike Salk in the final segment of the podcast at this link or in the player below. And catch the 5:15 p.m. Seahawks-Saints game on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM beginning with the pregame show at 2 p.m.

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