Seahawks look miserable in 24-17 loss to Bears

photo credit: Nam Huh

The Seattle Seahawks looked inept on offense in a game that the final score did not reflect how poorly they played. Chance after chance was wasted by an offense that seemed unable to get a pass off or any push in the run game.

This was a kind of team effort where it took an entire offense from the coordinator Brian Shottenheimer to implement a poor game plan; to the QB Russell Wilson to look like a rookie rather than a 6 year vet; an offensive line that misfired; and skill positions who could not come up big.

Schottenheimer’s play calling was utterly bizarre. The new offensive coordinator’s team looked unprepared, failed to play to Wilson’ strengths, and abandoned the run game far to early.

On Wilson’s part, he was sacked a miserable 6 times and hurried many more times. Many of those sacks and hurries had more to do with him not getting rid of the ball. Wilson was 22-36 on the night, but he only barely eclipsed the 226 yard mark for a miserable 6 yards per attempt.

Chris Carson for some reason did not touch the ball in the 2nd half, he was replaced by 1st round pick Rashaad Penny who ran a rather pedestrian 10 times for 30 yards. Carson, who sat, piled up 24 yards in just 6 carries–his season stats are 13 attempts for 51 yards–again we are not certain why he didn’t get the ball more.

The receivers dropped balls and had a hard time getting open. It was almost a blessing that the Seahawks had to maneuver into a hurry up offense as they were down 24-10 in the 4th quarter. The urgency forced some big plays by Will Dissly and Tyler Lockett. It is very apparent Doug Baldwin is missed on this team.

Germain Ifedi was the target of much derision these last 2 weeks; however, no one on the offensive line is deserving of much praise. To add literal injury to insult, the Hawks best offensive lineman Justin Britt left the game with a shoulder injury.

Missing 2 starters on defense including KJ Wright and Bobby Wagner, the thought was that the defense would be a problem. Newcomer Kyle Hendricks would fill in admirably with 3 tackles a sack and pass defended. Frank Clark would get in on the fun with a sack of his own, his 2nd on the season.

Shaquille Griffin would have a monster game with 4 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 3 passes defended.

The defense made great strides from last week, limiting the Bears to just 86 yards rushing and 185 yards passing.

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.