Since the beginning of the 2016 season, the Seattle Seahawks offensive line has been at its worst since Pete Carroll took over. Whether you attribute that to an injured Russell Wilson or you lack faith in the coaching staff, it’s been apparent that the line has had issues. Going into the Sunday Night Football matchup against the Indianapolis Colts (minus Andrew Luck) the offensive line had improved — but not consistently for a whole game. They ran in streaks along with their quarterback of playing well and then missing basic blocks or getting untimely penalties.
With the addition of Luke Joeckel and Oday Aboushi in the offseason, there was an opportunity for the line to get better around center Justin Britt, plus returning tackles George Fant and Germain Ifedi. After Fant went down with a torn ACL in the preseason it appeared as if the line might only return two started from 2016 with Joeckel, Rees Odhiambo, and Oday Aboushi looking like locks to start the season.
The Seahawks starting line for Week 1 left Aboushi out, but he was soon back in at the right guard spot after Mark Glowinski failed to impress in the first two games against the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. Since they made that change the line has looked better, with its best performance so far coming Sunday against the Colts.
This is what today’s video delves into: How good was Seattle’s line on Sunday and what can we expect to be repeatable?
The line rarely missed blocks or failed to execute an assignment and gave Seahawks fans hope for the health of Wilson and the rushing attack that was once the best in the league. One of the more remarkable points of that game is left tackle Rees Odhiambo playing the last 20 minutes of the game with a bruised sternum that made it difficult to breathe and put him in the hospital after the game. Thankfully, he is expected to be ready to go on Sunday against the LA Rams, a surprising early battle for NFC West supremacy.