The Seattle Seahawks offense is in a downward spiral, and things don't look to be getting any better soon. A depleted offensive line has been a major culprit, and as a result, their scheme has become unintentionally pass-heavy as Russell Wilson puts up throw after throw on the run.
Instead of placing the blame on general manager John Schneider or offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, however, head coach Pete Carroll put it all on himself.
"Yeah, I would tell you that my -- I'll just take it -- my impatience a little bit, you know," said Carroll, via the Tacoma News Tribune. "Figuring that we should be on the board more than we had and just got to throw the ball up more than I want to. I'm over that. Both games were so close throughout. We were close enough we could have done whatever we wanted to all the way down to the end of it. I just got a little bit impatient, threw the ball a bit more than we needed to."
The ratio between pass and run play calls is staggering, and that's putting it lightly. Through the first two games of the season. Carroll has called 69 passing calls, while only giving running backs 38 carries.
With Carroll bringing in Schottenheimer, the expectation was that the Seahawks would run the ball more frequently. However that can't happen with an ineffective offensive front, which went relatively unaddressed in the offseason. That made the selection of Rashaad Penny in the first round of April's draft that much more confusing.
The Seahawks will have to switch things up on the offensive side of the ball, but that becomes difficult this Sunday against a strong Dallas Cowboys unit that currently ranks fourth in the NFL in total defense.
All told, Carroll may need to pull a rabbit out of his hat to fix what ails Seattle.