Russell Wilson needs to start asking the Seattle Seahawks some serious questions about their long-term plans.
Because with the way things have gone since the Legion of Boom era ended, it’s fair to ask whether John Schneider knows what he’s doing as a general manager.
Sure, he hit on DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. And Chris Carson has also been a home-run selection.
However, the Seahawks have largely come up short in the NFL draft in recent years. As a result, the team has simply not been good enough to make it back to the Super Bowl.
Unfortunately for Wilson, he has a new reason to worry about his future with the Seahawks.
Seattle hasn’t come close to winning a title since the Legion of Boom disbanded
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Russell Wilson started his NFL career by leading Seattle to five straight postseason berths. In just his second year in the league, the 2012 third-round pick took his team to the Super Bowl. And thanks to a dominant effort by their star-studded defense, the Seahawks hoisted the Lombardi Trophy for the first time in franchise history.
But after making it back to the Super Bowl the following year, the Seahawks have annually fallen well short in their quest for a second title.
And that isn’t surprising given their drop-off on the defensive side of the ball.
After allowing the fewest points in the NFL for four straight seasons, the Seahawks took a slight dip in 2016 by finishing third in that category.
Pete Carroll’s team missed the playoffs entirely in 2017 due largely to an inconsistent defense that plummeted to 13th in points allowed. Although they earned a postseason berth in 2018, the Seahawks got bounced in the wild-card round.
Then everything hit rock bottom.
With the Legion of Boom fully dismantled, the Seahawks slipped to 22nd in points and 26th in yards allowed in 2019. They surrendered 28 points to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in a divisional-round loss that once again left Wilson watching the Super Bowl from home.
Of course, Seattle just experienced another early playoff exit on Saturday. Despite facing the combination of a hobbled Jared Goff and some quarterback named John Wolford, the Seahawks somehow lost by a final score of 30-20.
John Schneider deserves criticism for Seattle’s questionable personnel moves
The #Seahawks select Texas Tech LB Jordyn Brooks with the No. 27 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
A total curve ball, AKA, a Pete Carroll/John Schneider special.
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) April 24, 2020
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It might seem silly to knock a team that has only missed the playoffs once since Russell Wilson arrived as the 75th overall pick back in 2012.
Yet, it’s totally fair to question John Schneider’s ability as a general manager. After all, his resume looks far less impressive if you examine his …read more
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