JoeFann of NBC Sports Northwest believes Greg Olsen could have a prominent role in Seattle's offensive scheme Sunday against the New England Patriots. "D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett feasted in Week 1, catching a combined 12 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown," wrote Fann. "They’ll have a much tougher time getting open on Sunday against the talented corner duo of Jackson and Gilmore."
"That leads me to believe that this could be a game where Greg Olsen shines. Pete Carroll said after the win in Atlanta that Olsen will have games where he catches 8-10 passes. This one would certainly seem like a game where Olsen has the more favorable matchup compared to Lockett and Metcalf."
Olsen will have to produce against the Patriots' excellent secondary for Seattle to win. Pete Carroll and the Seahawks prefer an up-tempo pace and have to connect through the air to keep their pace of play. The tight end position has had injuries burden the position already this season, so Olsen finishing as a TE1 is not a surprising thought.