Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

29 Jan 2014

ESPN: The Seahawks' Big Weakness

The thread that links Seattle's worst performances this season is primarily offensive struggle, with quarterback Russell Wilson failed by his porous line.

Posted by: Vince Verhei on 29 Jan 2014

4 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2014, 9:31pm by pablohoney

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by Rick_and_Roll :: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:20pm

Don't have a subscription, so I can't view, but I would guess their weakness is pass protection and/or QB efficiency when they are forced into obvious pass situations.

Can someone briefly state what they think their weakness is?

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by Occ :: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 6:22pm

Considering the picture shows Russel Wilson getting mugged by a Cardinals defender, I'm going to say it's pass protection.

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by tuluse :: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 6:36pm

I wonder if the lead in "Russel Wilson failed by his porous line" would give any clues.

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by pablohoney :: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 9:31pm

The o-line is their weakest link, it's not really a secret. Last off-season they shored up their d-line pass rush but didn't make any significant moves on the o-line, and it's come back to bite them this year. Part of their struggles have been due to injuries, but even when healthy they haven't been particular great at either pass or run blocking. They have played better lately, though. I actually thought the pass protection was okay vs. SF. Wilson has a tendency to hold onto the ball even when a blitz is clearly coming. But earlier this year (Carolina, Houston, first STL game) he was literally running for his life every pass play.