There are many things wrong with the Seahawks offense at the moment.
But according to coach Pete Carroll, quarterback Russell Wilson’s pectoral injury is not among the issues moving forward.
Via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Carroll said the sore pectoral muscle that limited Wilson in practice last week might have limited his ability to throw deep against the Saints, but he didn’t think it would bother him this week.
“I’m fired up to see him come back this week and get back after it,’’ Carroll said.
Wilson ditched his ankle brace but still has one on his knee, and his injuries are obviously a factor in his and the team’s inability to run. That has led to a tie and a loss their last two games, and Carroll isn’t hiding from the reality.
“We need to get out of what we’ve been in the past two weeks,’’ Carroll said. “This is not the way we want to play football. We need to fix this.’’
The Seahawks are 29th in a 32-team league in points scored (18.7), and just 23rd in yards (339.9). They’ve scored one offensive touchdown in their last nine quarters, and have been held to one touchdown or less in four of their seven games.
Wilson’s injury seems to be the underlying factor in many of those struggles, but being better able to throw downfield should help cover up some of their other problems.