Seahawks better prepared minus Williams

Subtracting Mike Williams from the Seattle Seahawks' offense would have meant much more before Sidney Rice arrived as the team's primary target.

Williams, declared out for Week 5 with a concussion, was sometimes the Seahawks' only viable option last season. That has changed rather emphatically with Rice becoming available over the last two games and rookie Doug Baldwin emerging as a reliable slot option. Williams is on pace for 32 receptions this season after finishing 2010 with 65.

We should expect Ben Obomanu to get more snaps against the New York Giants while Williams recuperates. Golden Tate will also presumably play more, and rookie Kris Durham could play for the first time since Week 2.

The chart shows snap counts for Seattle's wide receivers over the last two games. Williams left the Week 4 game against Atlanta, and Baldwin finished the game with more snaps, according to ESPN Stats & Information.


2011 Seahawks WR Snap Counts: Weeks 3-4