1. Keep Seattle’s Defense Guessing
One thing about the Falcons offense is that it has keep defenses off balance with unique formations, balanced run/pass play calling, and aggressive approaches to drives. Going into Denver last week facing one of the best defenses in football as well as probably the best defense in the game, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan devised the ultimate game plan and repeatedly attacked their weakness.
The same formula must be applied to the Seahawks. What has given Seattle trouble in the past were effective tight ends. The offense has shown the ability to field both Jacob Tamme and Austin Hooper the passing game and both have made plays when called upon. Implementing in the passing game will be important.
As well as not giving Seattle a comfort zone on defense. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise but Seattle will have plenty of eyes on Julio Jones. The Denver defense took that same approach. Applying Jones, Justin Hardy, and Mohamed Sanu in the slot at various opportunities will also get their linebackers and safeties in coverage, which isn’t their biggest staple. I’m also expecting to see a ton of running back Tevin Coleman in the passing game as well to continue have his dangerous speed as a concerned factor on the field for Seattle.
Even with Seattle being a great defense, Shanahan should maintain the same approach and throw the deep arsenal at the touted Seattle defense.