Bump’s Breakdown: What Seahawks’ next area of improvement is

Oct 18, 2022, 12:06 PM

The Seahawks took a big step forward on Sunday, keeping the Arizona Cardinals’ offense entirely out of the end zone in a 19-9 win that put Seattle in a three-way tie for first place in he NFC West.

Carroll: What stands out from Seahawks’ rookies after another big day

The notable improvement for the Seahawks was on defense, as the unit rebounded from allowing at least 27 points in each of Seattle’s last four games, including 45 and 39 points in their previous two games, respectively.

Seattle’s offense has done surprisingly well this season, too, thanks to a stellar showing by quarterback Geno Smith in his first year taking over the reins behind center following the departure of Russell Wilson in a trade to the Denver Broncos.

So what’s the next step for the Hawks? In the latest breakdown video for the Seattle Sports YouTube channel from former NFL wide receiver Michael Bumpus, he details why it has to do with special teams.

Watch the video at this link or at the top of this post, and catch Bump on Seattle Sports’ Bump and Stacy, which airs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. You can also hear him as host of both Hawks Live on Thursday nights on Seattle Sports, and the Seahawks Radio Network pregame, halftime and postgame shows.

The 3-3 Seahawks continue play in Week 7 of the NFL season at 1:25 p.m. Sunday when they go to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers. Coverage will be carried on Seattle Sports beginning with the 10 a.m. pregame show.

More from Bump: Why Seahawks turned in their best game on defense

Bump & Stacy Show

Bump and Stacy

Seattle Mariners Jazz Chisholm Jr. trade target MLB deadline...

Brent Stecker

Mariners Trade Target: Do Jazz Chisholm Jr. rumors have legs?

An MLB insider tied the Seattle Mariners to Miami's Jazz Chisholm Jr. in a trade rumor over the weekend. Craig Mish of the Miami Herald shared his insight with Bump and Stacy.

21 hours ago


Seattle Sports Video

Video: What makes a successful trade deadline for the Mariners?

With the MLB trade deadline looming later this month, what do the Seattle Mariners need to do to position themselves for success in the second half of the season? Stacy Rost and Curtis Rogers break it down on The Bump & Stacy Show on Seattle Sports 710 AM. Listen to The Bump & Stacy Show […]

23 hours ago

Seattle Seahawks WR JSN...

Zac Hereth

The WR mold Seahawks’ JSN fits from Grubb’s UW offense

Danny Kelly from The Ringer explains the role he sees Jaxon Smith-Njigba filling in his second year with the Seattle Seahawks.

2 days ago

Seattle Seahawks CB Nehemiah Pritchett...

Zac Hereth

The best thing about the Seahawks’ rookie class

Former NFL receiver Michael Bumpus explains what he likes best about the Seattle Seahawks' 2024 rookie class.

2 days ago

Seattle Mariners CF Julio Rodriguez...

Zac Hereth

Mariners player who doesn’t want All-Star break to happen

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez is on a red-hot run during the final week before the All-Star break.

3 days ago

Seattle Seahawks DK Metcalf Washington Commanders 2023...

Cameron Van Til

Does Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf have another gear?

Bump and Stacy discuss whether Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf has an even higher level of production to unlock.

4 days ago

Bump’s Breakdown: What Seahawks’ next area of improvement is