The Seattle Seahawks clinched the NFC West title with a win over the Los Angeles Rams, but it was an uglier win than they’d hoped for.
The Seattle Seahawks took care of business tonight. It wasn’t always pretty, but they defeated the LA Rams 24-3 in a game that punched their ticket to the playoffs.
Speaking of “not pretty,” it’s a good thing that the Seahawks only wear those color rush uniforms once a year. My retinas may never forgive them for wearing those things tonight. I don’t even care if not one agrees with me, those things are ugly.
Let’s jump straight to my takeaways from tonight’s win:
1. We’re still waiting on the line to improve, but it isn’t going to
Seattle’s first drive stalled after a pair of false start penalties. The second drive had to overcome multiple unblocked free defenders in the backfield in order to generate points. On drive 3 the problem was the 2 linemen that both thought they were supposed to go to the 2nd level and neither blocked at the line of scrimmage…
The issues were constant all game long.
Guys with no idea who there were supposed to block… yes, check that off the list too.
That unit isn’t just bad, it is poorly coached.
It is one thing for the lineman to fail because of a lack of talent. Bradley Sowell is terrible, but he is what he is. We can argue about if he’s the right guy to be out there on the field, but that doesn’t mean we should ever expect him to be good.
It is another thing that the linemen are completely undisciplined and clueless. Tom Cable and his fans can make all the excuses they want, but it is obvious that he is a big part of the problem for Seattle’s offense.