It’s that time of the week again when we ask our 3 burning questions about this Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.
Here we go again. Another week where we’re looking at an opponent that by all rights we should beat. Yet, are any of us feeling overly confident after the teams performance the first two games?
So let’s jump right into it. Here are this week’s 3 burning questions as the Hawks prepare to host San Francisco at CenturyLink Field:
1: WILL THE OFFENSE TAKE A STEP FORWARD? (PLEASE?!)
Russell Wilson says his ankle was worse than he let on last week, and that he’s feeling much better as he prepares for this Sunday. But is he healthy enough for Darrell Bevell to go back to the read-option plays? Not having that threat allowed the Rams to really tee off on Wilson without the possibility of the dual-threat rushing attack.
Obviously, the play of the offensive line will once again be a focus here as well, and really, couldn’t they be one of the burning questions each and every week this season? It’s possible. Rookie stud RG Germain Ifedi isn’t back from his sprained ankle yet, so we can look forward to another game of J’Marcus Webb in his spot. The 49ers don’t have the speed rushers that Miami and LA possess, but rather the strength of their front is the size and athleticsm they get from 2nd year player Arik Armstead (6’7″ 292) and rookie DeForest Buckner (6’7″ 300!). This may be a slightly better matchup for the Sehawks O-line, although San Francisco’s front played a great game against the Rams opening weekend.
We likely won’t see Thomas Rawls, who hasn’t practiced all week, so it may be up to rookie CJ Prosise and his broken hand to compliment Christine Michael, who figures to be the feature back against the 49ers.
Despite the injuries, this unit needs to take a step forward, sustain some drives, and score touchdowns.