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.

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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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