Russell Wilson and Darrell Bevell props too!
Darrell Bevell dialed up a new wrinkle, the read option, and the team executed it perfectly for 19 yards.
Note that Miller was wide open underneath, but Wilson chose to the deeper receiver. This is a big deal for Wilson, who has been making the conservative choice far too often in his first four weeks. If you watch the play in full speed, you see Wilson make a first read, come off of it and find Baldwin. It was a good sign of progress for Wilson.
Is anyone else starting to get excited for our offense? Wilson came off that first read here, and he probably doesn't do that in the Cardinals game. When people say our offense is bad, they are missing a few important factors:
1. Russell Wilson is a rookie who studies more tape than this guy plays World of Warcraft
2. Our offensive line has been a weakness. A big reason for this has likely been they haven't had time to gel. Well, they are getting better from week to week..... I no longer piss my pants when I see a heavy blitz coming at us. The only one I don't trust is Giacomini, and even he looked improved in the 2nd half against Charles Johnson.
3. The WR's/TE's get more chemistry with Wilson. We are really starting to see this happen. Sidney Rice had his biggest game with Wilson yet. Wilson is trusting Rice more. Wilson is also trusting Miller more as well. Very encouraging.
4. If all of the above improves, who benefits? The strength of our offense, the running game, benefits from this, and I suspect we will see Lynch take over more games in the future. That is ALWAYS fun to watch.
Middling offense, here we come!