AgentDib wrote:I don't understand the narrative so many are pushing about Russ not being trusted. If they didn't trust him he wouldn't be here, let alone with the 2nd highest cap hit in the NFL last season.
Volume and efficiency are completely distinct and often opposing concepts. A big reason why Russ has been such a valuable QB over his entire career is that he is efficient with the football. He has 267 TDs to just 81 INTs over his career, with a completion percentage of 65.1% and a career INT% of 1.9%. Pete made him the highest paid player in NFL history at the time of the last extension because he trusts him to take care of the football.
Next, take a look at how coaches around the NFL talk about their players publicly. There were two different storylines last season about Bruce Arians calling out Tom Brady in the media for not playing well, which is two more than Pete has ever created in regards to Russ over his whole career.
Consider that Russ has the most famous interception in NFL history and you've never seen a single word from Pete suggesting he could have thrown a better pass. When Russ does have bad games and Pete is asked about him, nearly all of his air-time consists of talking about how other facets of the game could have gone better to help Russ out. The defensive shakeup we had to go through was in large part due to many feeling that Russ was getting unfair preferential treatment from the coaching staff.
Finally, it's OK to say that taking care of the football is important for this team. This season we were 12-0 when Russ had 1 turnover or less, and 0-4 when he had 2 or more turnovers.
Wilson isn't being trusted. He is not given agency in this offense. Pete Carroll doesn't trust him with throws over the middle, he doesn't trust him to make adjustments at the LOS, and he doesn't trust him enough to get over a streak of turnovers. Russell Wilson is on an extremely short leash compared to other elite quarterbacks. Pure number of attempts don't tell the whole story here. The way the offense is structured in the passing routes, the lack of control at the LOS, and Russ has eluded to not having much ability to change plays and protection at the LOS.
Carroll needs to go, he never is going to accomplish a single thing in the postseason ever again. 3 wins since 2015, really two wins when you consider that missed chipshot at the final second. Carroll is Marty ball all over again. He is now potentially driving away his best player. I appreciate what he's done for the Seahawks, but Carroll has been fully milked, we've gotten all we're going to get from him. If it is between Carroll and Wilson, Carroll needs to be shown the door.