Hasselbeck wrote:And yet he averages 186 yards a game.
He's making all the right throws. The safe ones. But at some point this coaching staff needs to take the training wheels off this kid. The fact they're not doing that is odd. Either they don't think he can handle it, or we have some terrible play-calling going on right now.
When you don't play the game to win, you open the door for games like Arizona, Miami, St. Louis and Detroit.
So what he averages 186 yards a game? Where does it say in the rules he has to throw for 300+ yards for this team to be successful?
He's been challenged a lot. This is an offense that is designed to run the ball, let the defense cheat up, hit them with a PA or deep shot. Wilson's throwing accurately down the field and taking shots. It's not like he's checking down every play underneath or throwing endless slants.
People who think this is 'training wheels' stuff don't get this offense. It's based on the run, formed around the run. We've run the ball well for the most part and the quarterback and passing game work from that starting point. If you don't like this style of offense, then complain about that. I don't think you've got much reason to complain. We've lost a few close games but we're a young team. As we get older and add a couple more pieces, it stands to reason we'll win more tight games. We've also won a few games this year because we've been able to keep it tight against good teams.
Stuff like 'playing not to win' is just cliched rhetoric. And you'll be waiting a long time if you think Wilson or any other QB for this team is going to be averaging big yardage.