Russell Wilson's Greatness is Making You Overlook This Glaring Flaw in the Seahawks

David Kaestle
Russell Wilson during the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Russell Wilson during the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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Before Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was truly a household name, it was the Seahawks' defense, known as the "Legion of Boom", that ran the show in the Emerald City. The fierce and talented secondary helped carry Seattle to a Super Bowl victory and a number of years as one of the league's most feared defenses.

Those roles have flipped in 2020, however. It is Wilson who is now running the show is Seattle, seemingly well on his way to MVP contention yet again this season. Meanwhile, that stout secondary that use to give opposing quarterbacks nightmares is long gone.

The Seahawks are 2-0 this season, but that has been mostly Wilson's doing, while the secondary has struggled big time. They have surrendered 840 passing yards already (420 per game) and a 68 percent completion percentage.

While Wilson's MVP-caliber play might be able to get them wins in the regular season, having a defense playing like that won't get you far in the payoffs, and certainly won't win you a Super Bowl, a goal that is surely something on the bulletin board and in the mind of every player in that Seattle locker room.

Sure, it's only two weeks, but when push comes to shove and the lights are the brightest and the competition is the toughest, even Wilson's play won't be able to cover up this glaring weakness.


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