After crushing the Denver Broncos and winning the Super Bowl XLVIII championship, the majority of people might view the Seattle Seahawks as a flawless team.
However, the Seahawks will be going through an extremely difficult mission in 2014, which is to secure another Super Bowl championship. In order to protect their title, they need to clear out all the flaws that would affect their chances of winning the Super Bowl championship again.
Although the Seahawks are doing a great job in the NFL preseason, there is one issue that really concerns me about the team that not many people have paid much attention to — the team’s offensive line.
No doubt, the coaching staff previously faced difficulties with having a complete, healthy, stable offensive line in 2013, though it seems as though they are going to re-live these difficulties again.
Let us now take a look at the changes that occurred in the Seahawks offensive line.
Breno Giacomini, who actually missed seven games in 2013, signed with the New York Jets. Michael Bowie was supposed to be his back up, but he was waived, and then acquired by the Cleveland Browns. Paul McQuistan left through free agency and joined the Browns as well.
These transactions left the Seahawks second round pick, Justin Britt, on the spot to take over the position.
The Seahawks also added veteran right tackle Eric Winston who played for the Arizona Cardinals last season. That being said, the concern isn’t about the absence of talented players, it is about continuity, and having a reliable, healthy offensive line throughout the entire season and playoffs.
Perhaps, the offensive line issue currently might not be that concerning, but it could grow within time and prevent Pete Carroll from sealing another Super Bowl championship, especially when those tiny problems could change the outcome of the results.