Huard’s Chalk Talk: Red zone execution is one area where Russell Wilson, Seahawks must improve
One of several reasons why the Seahawks couldn’t keep up with Atlanta in their divisional-round loss last weekend was the difference in each team’s red-zone efficiency. The Falcons scored touchdowns on four of their seven trips inside the 20 while Seattle was only 1 for 3.
It was indicative of a larger shortcoming for Seattle’s offense, which finished the regular season ranked 27th in the NFL in red-zone touchdowns at 46.43 percent. By comparison, the middle-of-the-pack teams were around 55 percent while 72 percent led the league.
In his final Chalk Talk video of the season, Brock Huard takes a closer look at one of Seattle’s missed opportunities in the red zone against Atlanta – a third-and-6 throw in the second quarter that was just beyond Doug Baldwin’s outstretched arms – and says that play is indicative of an area in Russell Wilson’s game that he has to improve as heads into his sixth NFL season.
Here are Huard’s earlier videos:
• Doug Baldwin catches Seahawks’ final TD from Russell Wilson
• Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett for 57-yard TD
• How Tyler Lockett burned Panthers on fly-sweep for 75-yard TD
• What all went wrong on Russell Wilson’s first interception vs Bucs
• Wilson to Baldwin for Seahawks’ final touchdown vs Patriots
• Why Seahawks’ final play vs Saints didn’t go to Baldwin or Graham
• Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin shows savvy on OT catch
• Christine Michael’s TD a bright spot for Seahawks’ struggling run game
• 24-yard hookup shows trust between Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham
• Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin for 34 yards on first drive vs 49ers
• Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett connect for 53-yard gain vs Rams
• Wilson, Baldwin connect for Seahawks’ winning TD
• How Russell Wilson, Seahawks thrive in ’empty’