First, watch the breakdowns and see for yourself.
Some say these are the same problems in Seattle, not exactly. Wilson loves the deep over and has thrown that route to Lockett in his sleep the previous 6 seasons. It's a bread and butter play for him. This is a new problem. Jeudy was repeatedly open and it wasn't thrown, or thrown to the wrong spot when thrown. Wilson's errors are not physical, but mental. He still has the arm, he's moving and sliding with a great feel from within the pocket. Like a 2nd Baseman who can't throw to 1st base if you will. He's a headcase right now.
He currently has no trust or rapport with his receivers, too many plays he predetermines he's going to Sutton and just stares him down losing all field vision. (It's not a height thing, field camera views show he has clear sight lines.) This happened on the final play of the game as well, and oddly Hackett revealed in his presser that they were going to Sutton all the way, even though the rub on the right created an immediately open Hamler. The image is floating around the internet, Wilson isn't even looking at him. He's staring down Sutton to his left and tried to squeeze it in there.
Denver is currently tied for 2nd with the most dropped passes in the NFL, which isn't doing him any favors in terms of building that trust. A beautiful seam ball to the TE in the endzone which would've won the game in regulation, dropped. On the first drive he fit the ball into Jeudy at the back of the endzone, wrong read, but he fit it in there none the less, dropped. On another over concept, Wilson read it correctly and threw the post to the other side which was INT'd, a poor route by the WR who should've got inside leverage and shielded the defender as pointed out by Warner.
Despite being as bad as it looks right now. I like what Hackett is building on offense, and his playcalling makes sense most of the time. They are getting better every week even though the early results currently appear they are getting worse. However, a season ending injury to LT Garett Bolles, the 2nd most important player on offense is going to muck things up for sure especially when tethered to losing Javonte Williams the week before. Absolutely brutal for the Donks as they've been playing with backups on the right side of their O-Line already. RG Quinn Meinerz can't come back soon enough.
But I hope Hackett gets the chance to build it. He may not, with new ownership on board that didn't make this hire, he could very well get fired so they can bring in their guy. Once he hired Jerry Rosburg, the game and clock management issues cleared right up. That is a great sign of recognizing problems and fixing them, which is a HCs #1 job. Wilson staying bad or becoming good again regardless, depends on if he and the entire offense can get on the same page, his problems mainly stem from too much newness all around. He misses Lockett & Metcalf dearly right now. Not from the fact that they're better than Denver's top 2 WRs, but the rapport and connection he had with them. He's having to build that all over again, which takes time. And right now, he only trusts Sutton, and you can't stare down Sutton so often and expect to be successful.
And if you don't think Wilson wouldn't have looked good going against porous ATL & DET throwing to Lockett & Metcalf these last 2 weeks, I got some magic beans to sell you. Wilson played DET at the end of last year in week 17 in fact. Wilson put up 51 points, finally healed from his finger injury and was supposedly washed by then too. Washed up QBs don't drop 50 burgers last I checked. Took knees at the end of the game from the DET 1 yard line as well, could've been 58.
The good news for Seahawks fans though is the injuries the Broncos have suffered pretty much guarantees the Hawks will get higher draft choices in the 1st and 2nd rounds.
The bad news for Seahawks fans is Pete can't build a defense to save his life, so it is moot. His wretched drafting of defensive players in the first 3 rounds means there's a high chance these picks will go to waste. This is what the Pete Sycophants don't get. Just because Wilson is bad right now doesn't mean that makes Pete good. If only it were that simple. In their desperate thirst for vindication they've lost sight of the fact that Pete's defense is still a dumpster fire, and it only gets worse as the years go by with no signs of it ever improving.
I gave up on the concept of it getting better on defense by default years ago. Y'see, Pete continues to find new ways to make the defense worse every season. It's impressive to a certain extent because by shear probability you'd think they'd regress to mean at some point. Nope. They only get worse.
I could see Pete hitching his wagon to Geno, signing him to a big contract, so he can then justify throwing all of these picks at his defense, not drafting a franchise QB in the 1st round, only for said picks to still lead to disaster on that side of the ball in another failed attempt. What is imperative is this cannot happen, but unfortunately it is a realistic possibility as of now.
A recap of the current situation: https://www.seahawks.net/threads/a-deconstruction-and-chronicle-of-petes-defense.182055/
You are right, they only put up 28 points, with 235 yards. Penny's career game of 180 yards and 2 tds, Ds 3 ints..
But please tell me more about how WILSON was the one who put up 51 against the Lions