October 18, 2021

Rapid Reaction: Seattle Bursts Out Of The Gate With Impressive Week 1 Win On The Road – Seahawks.com


1. The new-look Seahawks offense showed of potential, and Russell Wilson was spectacular.

In their first game under new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, the Seahawks got off to an impressive start on that side of the ball, scoring touchdowns on three of their first four possessions to build a 21-10 halftime lead.

Yes, a very good Colts defense adjusted and the Seahawks struggled to get going in the second half, but what the offense showed in the first half was very encouraging not just because the Seahawks used those drives to take control early, but because of some of the things the offense showed that should be important for that unit going forward.

As expected from both what we’ve seen in camp and heard from players and coaches, the offense used tempo at times, and also was balanced, with Chris Carson powering his way to 91 yards on 16 carries. Perhaps most encouraging was the number of easy completions to tight ends and running backs that Waldron was able to dial up, including four receptions, two each to Gerald Everett and Will Dissly, on Seattle’s second touchdown drive, which ended with Everett catching a 9-yard touchdown pass on a slant route after lining up out wide.

As for Wilson, a year after the veteran QB started the season on fire, he did the same against the Colts, playing a nearly flawless game while completing 18 of 23 attempts for 254, four touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 152.3.