Seattle Seahawks Stock Report – Week 1

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Sep 13, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is sacked by St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers (90) during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive Line – Stock Down

The entire offensive line earns a stock down this week. We have heard Tom Cable describe this group as the best he has coached, but they did not live up to the hype on Sunday. The Rams have a very talented front, and they bullied the Seahawks’ line. They failed to open up running lanes, and allowed constant pressure on the quarterback.

Justin Britt had the worst day. Britt is transitioning from right tackle to left guard in 2015, and if Sunday is any indication, he still has a long way to go. Aaron Donald beat Britt on nearly every play. Donald finished with 9 tackles and a pair of sacks. Britt was tossed aside on the final play of the game, allowing Donald to get to Marshawn Lynch in the backfield.

Drew Nowak made his first career start at center, and he showed his inexperience. There were more than few poor snaps and his coordination of blitz pick up was not great. Nowak is a young player, and growing pains should be expected. However, he needs to progress relatively quickly moving forward if Seattle hopes to have an effective offense.

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