BUMP AND STACY

Bump’s Breakdown: How Seahawks can get more from Smith, offense

Sep 20, 2022, 9:33 AM | Updated: 9:33 am

Things started off very well for the Seahawks on offense this year, with Geno Smith throwing two touchdowns and leading a field goal drive in the first half of a Week 1 win over the Denver Broncos.

Since then? Tough sledding.

Bumpus: The most concerning numbers for Seahawks this season

Not only has the Seahawks’ offense failed to score a touchdown since the second quarter of Week 1, they’ve failed to score at all over the last six quarters. Since that 17-point half in Week 1, Seattle has put up no points on offense, with the team’s lone Week 2 score coming on a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown.

So after such a great start for Smith and the Hawks’ offense, why have things slowed down? And how can that unit get back on track starting in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons? Former NFL receiver Michael Bumpus broke down what he’s seeing from the Seahawks on offense and what he thinks needs to change in his latest video breakdown for Seattle Sports’ YouTube channel.

Bumpus, who hosts Seattle Sports 710 AM’s Bump and Stacy as well as Seahawks pregame, halftime and postgame coverage, thought the Seahawks’ offense was “multiple” in the first half against the Broncos, with very impressive utilization of tight ends in the passing game as well as pre-snap motion and run-pass option plays. Why is that important? And what’s changed since that point? Bumpus breaks it down in the video.

Additionally, Bump reacts to what Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said about Smith and wanting the quarterback to be given more opportunities to make plays, with Bump explaining why Seattle needs to “take the training wheels off” when it comes to Smith running the offense.

Seahawks’ Carroll: Geno needs more chances, doesn’t need to be held back

You can hear Bump every weekday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Seattle Sports 710 AM’s Bump and Stacy. You can also hear him every Seahawks game during the pregame, halftime and postgame shows, which can be heard live on both Seattle Sports 710 AM and KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM.

Carroll: How Seahawks rookies have performed through first 2 weeks

Bump & Stacy Show

Bump and Stacy

Seahawks Coby Bryant...
Brandon Gustafson

Bump: Seahawks’ struggling D has bright spots in rookies Bryant, Woolen

Despite a down game from the defense, two Seahawks rookies stepped up with big plays against the Lions in the 48-45 win.
1 day ago
Seahawks Tyler Lockett...
Stacy Rost

What to know about Seahawks and their Week 4 clash with Detroit

What should you know ahead of the Seahawks' matchup with Detroit? Stacy Rost breaks down what stood our from The Huddle this week.
4 days ago
Seahawks Noah Fant...
Brent Stecker

Bump’s Breakdown: Why Seahawks’ TEs need to play big role in offense

The Seahawks' offense showed improvement in Week 3. What's the next step? Michael Bumpus breaks down the importance of Seattle's tight ends.
6 days ago
Mariners Eugenio Suárez Julio Rodríguez...
Brent Stecker

Mariners Notebook: Eugenio Suárez returns to DH; Julio’s awards start

Eugenio Suárez will rejoin the Mariners from the injured list on Tuesday night. Details on that and the first season award going to rookie phenom Julio Rodríguez.
7 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brent Stecker

Bump: Who has been Seahawks’ best offensive player so far

The Seahawks have talent on offense, but the answer to who has been the best player on that side of the ball may be a surprise.
7 days ago
Seahawks Falcons...
Stacy Rost

Rost: Pressure mounting for Seahawks’ defense to show improvement

The Seahawks made the strides they needed on offense, but if that improvement doesn’t stretch to the defense, there won’t be much winning.
8 days ago
Bump’s Breakdown: How Seahawks can get more from Smith, offense