Harrison: Week 6 Power Rankings
With five weeks in the books, the league hierarchy still is taking shape. Elliot Harrison updates his pecking order. More ...
Coach Pete Carroll has adapted Seattle's offense for Wilson, and the team's 31st-ranked passing attack is a reflection of that. Wilson is dead last by a mile in yardage among this year's five rookie starters. His 815 passing yards trail Brandon Weeden (1,288), Ryan Tannehill (1,269), Andrew Luck (1,208) and Robert Griffin III (1,161), but Wilson has the most wins.
We're seeing shades of progress. Wilson was at his best in Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers, but Rosenthal noted problems on third down. Four completions and one Wilson run failed to move the chains. That's not productive football. Wilson is playing reined-in under center, but the Seahawks believe they can win with a conservative approach while he matures.