Russell Wilson isn’t the only Seattle Seahawks leader taking heat

The Seattle Seahawks have had a season to forget. They only averaged 22.3 points per game last year, the lowest total in the league. Those who blame quarterback Russell Wilson need not worry: Carroll has preached patience when it comes to the franchise’s on-field product.

But once Carroll acknowledged that his team’s offense, which sputtered to just seven touchdowns, needed to be revamped, the Seahawks’ head coach started taking some heat.

“The first thing I said about our offense when I got here is there was nothing there,” Carroll told CSN Seattle. “So we have to do better, we all got to do better, but at this point we’re so far down the road and you never know where things will go,”

The bright side for the Seahawks is that they do not have to set out to hide Wilson this season. With three picks in the first three rounds, they should be able to find better options under center.

“Once you put together a better quarterback, you don’t have to hold on to him,” Carroll said. “We’re not looking to keep him in the closet. We’re not about to hold him in the closet. We want him to play and we want him to lead.”

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