The Seahawks offense started the year extremely poorly but has now become a point of strength for the team. Here are the grades for each starter on offense through 12 games.
12s, let me take you back to an awful time in Seahawks history. That would be the first two games of 2018. This was an era when Seattle did not seem to know running the ball was an actual football play. Seattle began 2018 0-2.
In those first two games, Seattle had a combined 38 rushing attempts. Against the Cowboys in week three, Seattle ran the ball 39 times and won. This style of offense has mostly led Seattle to wins this season and should continue to do so.
Since then, however, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has realized what he was hired for: To make Russell Wilson better and to not have the entire offense fall on Wilson’s shoulders. Or arm, to be more accurate.
Seattle currently leads the NFL in rushing and has won seven of their last 10 games. The team is in a very good position to make the postseason. For a team that many thought might be lucky to finish 8-8, the Seahawks have exceeded expectations. A lot of the reason for this is due to the success of the offense.
Seattle will need keep running effectively, or at least well enough to keep defenses from simply rushing Wilson down after down. But even the pass protection has improved as the season has gone on.
Here is how each starter for the offense grades through 12 games.