Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson weathers perfect storm

Published on September 1, 2011 by     Seahawk Fanatic

When you look around the league, the one statistic that is up and thriving is quarterback hits. Sacks, pressures and hits … they’re all the same to a quarterback like Tarvaris Jackson. Whether you’re sacked, forced out of the pocket or hit as you throw the ball, it means not being able to throw the ball on rhythm or use the proper mechanics that you’ve been taught your entire career.

It’s not just a Seahawks’ problem this year and several factors out of T-Jack’s control have come together to create the perfect storm for Seattle.

The lockout

The NFL lockout meant no OTAs (Organized Team Activities) or mini-camps. The number of repetitions missed because of this has been estimated at about 1,000. That’s 1,000 opportunities to fail, get beat, win a small battle, tweak your technique and learn from your mistakes. That’s a lot of opportunities to get better considering there are typically 60-65 offensive plays during a game.

Throw on top of that the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that has cut the number of practices during training camp in half.

Defense wins early

True, on defense there are more rules that benefit the offense and things that you can and can’t do (mostly can’t).

• You can tackle the quarterback but you have to do so respectfully. If it’s Peyton Manning or Tom Brady, forget it.

• You can’t touch an offensive player’s head area even though they can straight-arm you in the face and shove you to the ground or lower their heads and try to knock you out.

• You have to wait until a receiver has the ball firmly in his grasp, is looking at you and utters the words, “OK, I’m ready to be tackled now.”

But I digress.

You can count on defenses getting up to speed faster than offenses around the league. Offensive players execute and defensive players react. There are lots of things that can go wrong on the offensive side of the ball especially early on. Alignment, snap count, motion, blocking assignments, etc. Every year you see defenses excel early on and this year is certainly no exception.

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