Current Seattle Seahawk and former USC Trojan Uchenna Nwosu explains what makes Pete Carroll such an effective leader after decades of coaching.
A depleted Los Angeles Rams team gave Seattle all it could handle on Sunday, but the Seahawks still found a way to win a key divisional game to help them keep pace in a very tight NFC playoff race. The Seahawks aren’t the most talented team, but a key injury to the 49ers has opened a path to a potential NFC title.
Star free agent acquisition Uchenna Nwosu saw the potential in the Seahawks before the pundits did. He knew joining the Seahawks this offseason would be a perfect match for his skill set.
The days of the “Legion of Boom” are long gone, but Pete Carroll has a new crop of young talent that is buying in to a new era of the franchise. Carroll has the Seahawks atop the NFC West, and it doesn’t look like they will be slowing down any time soon.
Chargers QB Chase Daniel is acting as Seahawks QB Geno Smith this week in practice. Daniel is impressed with Smith and thinks his performance is making Pete Carroll look like a genius.
Geno Smith is in total control of the Seahawks’ offense, according to Robert Smith. But, can the defense get on track and start looking more like “The Legion of Boom” defenses of old?
For over a year, Russell Wilson was the subject of trade rumors, and as the rumors wore on, opinion grew that he wanted out of Seattle. And as part of a chaotic carousel of quarterback movement this offseason, Wilson was finally dealt. In mid-March, Seattle traded its franchise QB to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a package featuring quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, and five draft picks, including two each in the first and second rounds.
That trade marked the start of a new era for the Broncos. It also marked the end of the most successful era in Seahawks history. With Wilson, the Seahawks went 113-60-1, appearing in two Super Bowls and winning the franchise’s first Lombardi Trophy, while Wilson made nine Pro Bowls in 10 seasons. So how did things reach that point? And what made Russell Wilson decide he wanted out of Seattle, the only home he had known in his career?
Hugh Millen, a QB for nearly a decade in the NFL and now a Seahawks analyst for KJR-AM Radio and KCPQ in Seattle, offered up his thoughts behind the split. Millen sat down with The 33rd Team to explain the reasons why Wilson wanted a change of scenery.
In that conversation, Millen talks about the differences between the Pro Bowl quarterback and his former team. Seattle has long preferred to be run-focused on offense. Wilson, on the other hand, wanted additional opportunities to “cook” and play to his strengths as a passer. With clashing opinions behind offensive philosophy and a change unlikely, a trade became inevitable. And in Denver, Wilson finds an offense where he can be the focal point. The Broncos have also invested heavily via draft capital in bringing in pass-catchers for Lock, and now Wilson, to utilize.