Heaps: Why DK Metcalf and Will Dissly are feasting in Seahawks’ offense

Oct 8, 2019, 2:36 PM

Play-action is alive and well in the Seahawks’ offense. Not only that, but it’s turning out to be very advantageous for two up-and-coming options in the passing game for Russell Wilson.

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In this week’s edition of Jake Heaps’ Film Room, the co-host of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Tom, Jake and Stacy and former Seahawks QB looks at how the run-first offense continued to evolve in last Thursday’s 30-29 win over the Rams – especially when it came to passes off of play-action.

First, Heaps takes a look at the biggest play to date in Metcalf’s rookie season, a 40-yard reception in the end zone on a long heave from Wilson.

In Heaps’ video breakdown, he shows how establishing the run behind No. 1 running back Chris Carson softened up the Rams’ defense, allowing Metcalf to use his speed to get open down the field.

Next up are a few plays where Dissly got a chance to haul in some receptions: This over-the-shoulder catch, then a 38-yarder along the sideline.

The Seahawks return to action this Sunday in Cleveland, where they’ll take on the Browns in a 10 a.m. game that will air on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM. Coverage will begin at 7 a.m. with the pregame show.

For more video breakdowns from this Seahawks season, click any of the links below.

Week 5

Wyman: 4 plays the Hawks won by inches to defeat the Rams

Week 4

Heaps: What Hawks did vs Cards that could lead to more success

Week 3

Wyman: Linebacker K.J. Wright is ‘having his best year’
Heaps: Why Will Dissly has emerged as valuable offensive weapon

Week 2

Wyman: Russell Wilson’s historic game and perfect pass to Metcalf
Heaps: How Russell Wilson read Steelers’ defense so well in 28-26 win

Week 1

Heaps: How Tyler Lockett got so open for go-ahead TD
Wyman: Hawks already trying new things with Jadeveon Clowney

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