WYMAN AND BOB

Wyman: Seahawks’ D needs to prove it can shut down screen plays

Nov 18, 2021, 2:05 PM | Updated: 2:09 pm

The Seahawks had a nice showing on defense in last Sunday’s 17-0 loss to the Packers, but an old nemesis came back to bite them.

Why hasn’t Carlos Dunlap been more impactful?

Yes, we’re once again talking about screen plays, which have given Seattle trouble for quite some time. That was the case on a few passes from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to running back A.J. Dillon in the Week 10 matchup in Green Bay, as Dillon had two receptions – one for 12 yards and one for 50 yards – to finish second on the team in receiving yards for the game.

In this week’s Football 101, former NFL linebacker and current Seahawks Radio Network color commentator Dave Wyman takes a look at the first of Dillon’s receptions, the one that went for 12 yards and helped set up the Packers’ first score, a field goal that proved to be all the offense Green Bay would need. Wyman shows how a defense should recognize a screen play and what happens when it doesn’t.

You can hear Wyman from Monday through Friday on 710 ESPN Seattle’s Wyman and Bob from 2-7 p.m., as well as The Huddle on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m.

Subscribe to 710 ESPN Seattle on YouTube to find a new Football 101 every week, and check out more Seahawks video breakdowns from this season in the links below:

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