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