Richard Sherman continued his season-long discussion of Russell Wilson this week.
Unlike his past criticism, he is putting Wilson’s struggles squarely at the feet of the Denver Broncos. Sherman recently spoke out on Wilson’s slow start to the campaign and essentially said it was always going to take time for him to adjust to a new offense with a new team.
“You can’t just put anyone in any offensive scheme and say oh, I’m just gonna make him fit my scheme. It’s almost like they didn’t even watch tape of him in Seattle and say ok, this is what he likes to do. If you have Russell Wilson run the plays that he’s run and had success with, he will be the guy you expect him to be. But when you have him run an offense he’s never used in the 10 years he’s played, expect him to struggle.”
Judging how bad the team has been on offense, the team should absolutely be tailing the offense to Wilson’s strength. Denver is a brutal 3-5 right now and they’re scoring just 15.1 points per game.
In seven games, Russell Wilson has thrown for just 1,694 yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions. He’s completed 58.8% of his passes.
After returning from injury, Wilson went 18-for-30 for 252 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8. He also rushed for 17 yards on four carries during the game.
The Broncos picked up a much-needed victory that keeps them within striking distance in the AFC West.