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Huard’s Chalk Talk: Red zone execution is one area where Russell Wilson, Seahawks must improve

Jan 18, 2017, 10:00 AM | Updated: 10:03 am

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’

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