Join Date: Jan 2014
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As far as the weather goes, it is a temperate area. So you might get some wind/rain but the players will not be affected that bad. Mid forties temperature I just spent the last 3 hours fishing from a boat, and I didn't get cold at all. Strong winds would affect the passing game, but remember CenturyLink is built vertically the seats are practically on the field (one of the reasons it is so loud). The wind gets blocked pretty well from the prevailing (south) direction. There will be more wind at the N. endzone, blowing towards the endzone. So if you see your team backed up against the "Hawks Nest" (the stands are triangle shaped), throwing from down there will be dangerous. Any ball floating against this secondary is going to get played.
Timing routes are tricky as the coaches noted because the Hawk corners like to shuck receivers at the line and 5-7 yards downfield. The bunch formation works pretty well against Seattle. It allows a quick pick of one of the corners. Crossing patterns are ok, but put receivers in harms way.
The best bet is to run it and throw out of play action. If Drew can move the defenders towards him he will have chances to make plays.