RENTON, Wash. -- The offense didn’t have any touchdowns in Saturday’s mock game scrimmage, but Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t concerned. It’s not unusual for the defense to be ahead of the offense at this point of training camp, especially a defense as good as this one.
But Wilson believes the offense is better now than it was a year ago.
“I think we’re way further ahead,’’ Wilson said after the scrimmage. “I truly believe that our receivers look extremely good. There are so many different guys catching the football. We have Percy Harvin who’s catching the football well, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, he’s doing a good job. And Phil Bates made another nice catch today.
“And so many different guys are just continuing to show up. Bryan Walters and [Ricardo] Lockette and all those guys. So I think the biggest thing is to just continue to move forward, continue to keep pressing on.”
NFL officials were working the 80-play mock game and threw quite a few flags on the offense, so Wilson believes they just need to work on their execution and cut down on mental mistakes.
The biggest thing we need to improve on is just figuring out how to get back into game situations,” Wilson said. “It’s just the energy of a game, a game mindset and making sure that you stay calm. We need to make sure we don’t jump offside or do little penalties like that, because it really hurts you, especially when we get in the red zone. It pulls you back. That’s something we have to fix.”