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Seahawks still have worst o-line in NFL per PFF

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Headed into the season, ProFootballFocus ranked the Seattle Seahawks as a top-10 team at nearly every unit except for one: The offensive line was the worst in the NFL. Have things changed four games in? Obviously not.

According to PFF, the Seahawks still have the worst offensive line after four games.

The Seahawks had the worst line in the league on paper heading into the season, and it has proved to be just that through four weeks. Seattle will be hoping the return of rookie Germain Ifedi can improve matters, but in 60 snaps so far, he hasn’t suggested he will be much of an upgrade. Justin Britt has been a relative bright spot at center, with a very strong game against the Jets after three more average performances, but the rest of the starters have been poor. Bradley Sowell and J’Marcus Webb, in particular, have just reinforced why they were given up on as starting propositions by previous teams, while Garry Gilliam at RT has been struggling, especially against the Rams. The Seahawks’ offense is hamstrung by the lack of investment in the line.

I think this is a little surprising given how well the line seemed to play against the New York Jets and the return of Germain Ifedi, not to mention the fact that Justin Britt was PFF’s highest graded center in Week 4. Wilson was sacked twice and the run game was stifled but that’s not at all surprising against the Jets’ front-three defensive line.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Seattle’s offensive line continued to improve, but as far as predicting PFF’s grades, that’s always an impossible task and a journey not worth taking.