THE CENTER POSITION ISN’T SOLIDIFIED EARLY IN THE SEASON:
It’s too easy to simply say “I’m worried about the offensive line.” More specifically, the Seahawks need to figure out who their center is going to be, and it needs to be the right decision.
Last year they fell in love with the physical potential of converted pivot Drew Nowak and made him the day #1 starter. The experiment was an unmitigated disaster. Patrick Lewis helped steady the position, but clearly the team doesn’t think he’s the long term answer. Most notably, he gets no push in the running game. That won’t fly with O-line coach Tom Cable.
The team drafted TCU’s Joey Hunt this year and then slid guard Justin Britt over to that spot. For this new line configuration to click, one of them is going to need to step up and play well. Pass pressure up the middle was a huge issue with the offense next year. If that can be improved, Russell Wilson and the passing offense will be much more effective.
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