Wyman: Are the Seahawks’ problems against the pass fixable?
The Seahawks are known for playing a lot of zone defense, and that’s something the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took advantage of in last Sunday’s 40-34 Seahawks overtime victory.
Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was targeted a whopping 16 times by quarterback Jameis Winston in Seattle, and they were able to connect 12 times in what turned out to be a 180-yard day for the 6-foot-5, 231-pound Evans against the Seahawks’ secondary.
What allowed Evans to get open so much? And are the Seahawks’ problems against the pass really as bad as they seemed? Former NFL linebacker and current Seahawks radio color commentator Dave Wyman addressed that in this week’s Football 101 video.
Wyman did so by taking a close look at these two receptions by Evans:
• Opening play of the game, Evans 15-yard pass from Winston (Watch the play at the start of this video)
• First-and-10 from the Tampa Bay 29 with 8:15 left in the fourth quarter, Evans 25-yard pass from Winston (Watch at the 2:15 mark in the same video)
The 7-2 Seahawks will be back in action on Monday on the road against the undefeated San Francisco 49ers. Wyman will be on the call with Steve Raible on the 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM broadcast.
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