Seahawks’ depth at receiver is a fine mess

Published on September 8, 2011 by     

The uncertainty in Seattle’s passing game was a problem to begin last season. There was a serious question whether Seattle had enough capable receivers.

This season, the uncertainty is a sign of progress. Just try figuring out how Seattle will distribute the ball among Sidney Rice, Mike Williams and Zach Miller.

“You can only imagine how a defense is going to look at it,” Miller said.

The Seahawks’ most intriguing story line this season is at quarterback, whether focusing on starter Tarvaris Jackson specifically or the position in general. But so much time has been spent scrutinizing the man who will throw the ball that the addition of the two Pro Bowlers who will catch it has been overlooked.

A year ago, Seattle’s five wide receivers had a combined 64 receptions the previous season. Now, the Seahawks have three players who’ve caught more than 60 passes each at least once in the previous two years. Miller has done it twice.

Now the question is how to spread the ball on a team whose starting receivers and tight end have never played together before.

“It’s something that’s obviously going to play out here,” Miller, the tight end, said. “But it’s a good thing to have those kind of problems, because you want guys that want the ball. You want guys that are productive guys, because it just means your offense is that much better.”

Miller, 25, ranks fifth among all NFL tight ends in receiving yards over the past three seasons. He led the Raiders in catches each of the past two years. Williams led Seattle with 65 receptions last year. And while Rice’s status for the season opener is uncertain because of a shoulder injury, he is just two years removed from catching 83 passes for 1,312 yards in Minnesota.

“You never really know where the ball’s going to go,” Williams said. “But hopefully, more will come my way than the other guys.”

He was joking. Well, he was mostly joking, because there is only one ball to go around.

via Seahawks | Seahawks’ depth at receiver is a fine mess | Seattle Times Newspaper.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

_rm33244

Pete Carroll: Seahawks Free Safety Earl Thomas “Ready To Go”

Free safety Earl Thomas, who's recovering from offseason shoulder surgery after a hit he gave in this past ...
6_3555633

Pete Carroll on Fred Jackson: ‘We have not made that decision’

Running back Fred Jackson may wind up being a member of the Seattle Seahawks sooner rather than later, ...
rm7_9699-2

Seahawks Trade Wide Receiver Kevin Norwood to Carolina Panthers

The Seahawks have traded receiver Kevin Norwood to the Carolina Panthers on Monday, receiving an undisclosed conditional 2017 ...
_rm17327

Seahawks Reduce Roster to 76 Players

The Seahawks made a number of moves Monday ahead of the league’s deadline to reduce rosters to 75 ...
11970517-standard

He’s 30, but Seahawks’ Mebane is back and better

The drill for Brandon Mebane interviews follows a script: Writer asks Seattle Seahawks PR guy to set it ...
600x405x140930-gilliam-600.jpg.pagespeed.ic.DwhV7Niefu

New RT Garry Gilliam improves rapidly

Don’t tell Garry Gilliam his first start wasn’t in a real game. Trying to block Justin Houston is as ...
_d4s7270

Seahawks Linebackers Impress in Kansas City

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner had a pregame message for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Despite having only five ...
1cst_-0788

Rookie Tyler Lockett Shines in Seahawks Debut

When the Seahawks, a team known for moving back in the draft to accumulate picks, traded away four ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz