The Seahawks’ Will Dissly could possibly be on his way to becoming 1 of the much better tight ends in the NFL. On Sunday, he goes up against the struggling Cardinals.

The Cardinals have a lot of concerns defensively. Specially correct now as they are without the need of cornerback Patrick Peterson due to suspension. But some years now Arizona has had difficulty covering opposing tight ends. This is very good news for the Seahawks’ Will Dissly. He plays tight finish, of course, and he is a very good 1.

By way of the initially 3 weeks of 2019, the Cardinals have offered up a crazy quantity of yards to opposing tight ends. In truth, they rank dead final in the NFL obtaining offered up 348 getting yards (116 yards per game). They have also permitted five touchdown receptions to tight ends, once more final in the league. But do not be concerned. The Cardinals have also offered up the most receptions to tight ends with 23, an typical of 7.7 receptions per game.

This previous week, Seattle traded Nick Vannett to the Steelers and signed Luke Willson to replace him. Willson hasn’t played so far in 2019. He was released by the Raiders prior to the season started. But Willson did play for the Seahawks from 2013 by way of 2017 so Seattle is familiar with what Willson can do.

And what Willson, or Vannett for that matter, could do is nothing at all compared to Dissly. Dissly at present ranks 11th in yards caught by a tight finish this year. But he only had 1 catch for 12 yards in week 1. The final two week, Dissly has caught 11 of his 12 targets for 112 yards and 3 touchdowns. Dissly has constructed a rapport with Russell Wilson, particularly with throws in the middle of the field.

Dissly is 6th in yards gained per route (two.three yards per) in the NFL. Pro Football Concentrate has offered him the second-highest grade amongst tight ends this season so far. The Cardinals have utilised each man and zone schemes in coverage this year. Neither has worked to cease opposing tight ends.

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And therein lies yet another worth of Dissly in week 4. If he is consuming up yards and choosing up initially downs and points against Arizona early, the Cardinals could possibly require to rotate somebody more than to support in coverage. This would leave Tyler Lockett or D.K. Metcalf with a lot more 1 on 1 possibilities out wide. That would be a lovely issue for Seahawks fans.